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Why Bill O'Reilly Cheers the Death of Trayvon Martin

O’Reilly connects the president’s inability to help the black community to the proliferation of “gangsta culture” that glorifies violence and irresponsible behavior.

Bill O’Reilly
Bill O’Reilly

(SYRACUSE, NY YourBlackWorld) - Bill O’Reilly recently added himself to the list of commentators who made remarks about President Obama’s speech on the Trayvon Martin case and George Zimmerman acquittal. O’Reilly gave Obama credit for “addressing the race issue,” but then proceeded to lecture the president about how he is incapable of correcting the real problems in the African American community.

“The sad truth is that from the president on down, our leadership has no clue, no clue at all about how to solve problems within the black community,” O’Reilly said. “And many are frightened to even broach the issue. That’s because race hustlers and the grievance industry have intimidated the so-called ‘conversation,’ turning any valid criticism of African-American culture into charges of racial bias.”

O’Reilly proceeded to say that Trayvon Martin was being profiled by George Zimmerman because of the clothes he was wearing, not his skin color.

“It was wrong for Zimmerman to confront Martin based on his appearance,” he said. “But the culture that we have in this country does lead to criminal profiling because young black American men are so often involved in crime.”

O’Reilly further attacked the African American community by pointing to “The disintegration of the African-American family.” He also mentioned that “73% of all black babies are born out of wedlock.”

Even more interesting is that O’Reilly connects the president’s inability to help the black community to the proliferation of “gangsta culture” that glorifies violence and irresponsible behavior.

Alrighty then.

Since my disagreements with O’Reilly a few years ago, I’ve refused to appear on the Fox News network. I did two appearances on Fox Business, but only because I have modest respect for John Stossel and wanted to discuss the exploitation of college athletes.  Beyond that, I’ve turned down every appearance request I’ve received since that time.

I also cringe whenever I see black commentators being forced to cater to one of the most racist media outlets in American history, only because they have money and an audience. I personally believe that we give credibility to the beast by feeding it with our attention. The truth is that we risk looking weak and desperate when we allow bigoted whites to put us in situations that they themselves would never accept. Allowing racists to put us on the defensive is one symptom of our continued second-class citizenship.

With that said, Bill O’Reilly exists in America for a reason, the same way certain bacteria can only survive in a moldy refrigerator. He thrives in American media because O’Reilly is a living manifestation of every angry, uneducated racist in our country. He connects to the misguided white man the way Beyonce relates to 31-year old black women. There are a lot of angry, ignorant, arrogant Americans in this country, and those are the people who tune into Fox News.

O’Reilly is not only an enemy of progress who seeks to destroy the country he claims to love, he also fails to understand that it is white men like himself who create the things that he and other white men seem to fear.

O’Reilly cheered the death of Trayvon Martin because for him, most urban black males are dastardly, frightening beasts, unworthy of the decency that one would give a fellow human being. While a man like O’Reilly would shudder to imagine his own children dodging bullets on the way to school or rotting in prison for minor crimes, he somehow believes that this is the life that black men CHOOSE to live, no different from the way he knows that his dog enjoys being in the backyard, covered in mud.

Few intelligent people would disagree with the statistics that O’Reilly spews about the struggles of the black community: Violence is out of control, too many of our families are broken down, we are filling up the penitentiaries, and our economic hurdles are monumental. But where O’Reilly gets off the bus is when the words “personal responsibility” come into the mix.

You see, white men like O’Reilly are the ones who push to supply guns onto the black market that young black teenagers use to kill each other. If they were giving these guns to white kids with no jobs or education, they’d be killing each other too. Men like O’Reilly are the ones who started the War on Drugs, creating a mass incarceration epidemic that has been no less destructive than the N*azi holocaust. It’s hard to hold families together when you’re giving fathers and mothers 100 year prison sentences for crimes that white college students commit every single day of the week.

White men like O’Reilly are the ones who profited from the 400-year legacy of slavery and Jim Crow, which created the vast economic disparities built from whites systematically stealing nearly every penny of wealth from black families over the course of several hundred years. They also run the media outlets like Clear Channel and Interscope Records, who make millions feeding poisonous music into the brains of young black children before they even learn how to read. Most decent black people would never allow an out-of-control gremlin like Lil Wayne to influence our impressionable children: Lil Wayne is propped up by corporate America.

When these points are brought up on his show, O’Reilly cuts to a commercial. That’s his right, since it’s his show, which is why I wish black people would refuse to allow themselves to be swallowed by the Lion’s Den of Lies and Half-truths. Bill the Bigot knows what time it is, but similar to other men like him, he refuses to look at his watch.

I could go on and on, but I’ve got better things to do. O’Reilly represents the very worst of what America has to offer, like the man who injects his wife with a disease and then asks her why she keeps choosing to get sick. But white privilege gives him the opportunity to live in this hypocritical fantasy world, since men like O’Reilly are good at holding everyone accountable but themselves.

Actually, I don’t blame Bill O’Reilly for being the kind of bigot who lies in the tradition of Bull Conner, Adolph Hitler and every other person who’s hated black people. I blame the rest of us who somehow give uneducated men like O’Reilly and Rush Limbaugh the credibility necessary to shape public discourse. The same way that a fire needs oxygen to grow, O’Reilly exists because people believe in him. But like any other lie, phobia or fairytale, he would stop existing if we simply convince our minds to let him disappear.



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Anonymous August 2, 2013 12:36 pm (Pacific time)

Why are the below stats happening? "The Los Angeles and Chicago metropolitan areas had the most gun murders among the nation’s fifty most-populous metropolitan areas in 2009 and 2010 (the latest years for which data is available), according to a report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The New Orleans metropolitan area, however, had the highest rate of gun murders, with 62.1 out of every 100,000 people in the area being gunned to death in 2009-2010. Regarding location: In Salem Oregon in 2010 it was "1" murder per 100,000. The Salem area is considered a conservative voting location and has a high density of citizens with CHL's and general firearm ownership. Oregon has nearly 200,000 CHL's, which is proportionately high and a very low homicide rate. If not for the Portland urban area, Oregon would have one of the lowest homicide rates on the planet. Thus in my opinion, and those of most informed researchers, it is a fact that more guns in responsible hands means less crime. The pattern is staggering. A number of U.S. cities have gun homicide rates in line with the most deadly nations in the world. • If it were a country, New Orleans (with a rate 62.1 gun murders per 100,000 people) would rank second in the world. • Detroit's gun homicide rate (35.9) is just a bit less than El Salvador (39.9). • Baltimore's rate (29.7) is not too far off that of Guatemala (34.8). • Gun murder in Newark (25.4) and Miami (23.7) is comparable to Colombia (27.1). • Washington D.C. (19) has a higher rate of gun homicide than Brazil (18.1). • Atlanta's rate (17.2) is about the same as South Africa (17). • Cleveland (17.4) has a higher rate than the Dominican Republic (16.3). • Gun murder in Buffalo (16.5) is similar to Panama (16.2). • Houston's rate (12.9) is slightly higher than Ecuador's (12.7). • Gun homicide in Chicago (11.6) is similar to Guyana (11.5). • Phoenix's rate (10.6) is slightly higher than Mexico City (10). • Los Angeles (9.2) is comparable to the Philippines (8.9). • Boston rate (6.2) is higher than Nicaragua (5.9). • New York, where gun murders have declined to just four per 100,000 (after Gullianni made "frisking" routine), is still higher than Argentina (3). • Even the cities with the lowest homicide rates by American standards, like San Jose and Austin, compare to Albania and Cambodia respectively." -- releases/2012/fbi-releases-2011-crime-statistics-for-oregon-and-washington

Chris P July 28, 2013 8:31 am (Pacific time)

Another quick point. The Zimmerman case was pushed by the establishment. It was a red herring to put all your eggs in one weak holy basket. When you start seeing Jay-z getting in on it you know thats wassup. They create the solutions to the problems they made. The solutions arent really solutions tho.

Chris P July 28, 2013 8:04 am (Pacific time)

What bothers me about this whole race thing is, wgen have you won? At what point can blacks move on with their lives? Its kinda like the war on terror, they can keep it going indefinitely. Obviously affirmative action plus having all the rights of a white man didn't do it. What do we have to do to prove we're not racist to you guys? Hire 2 or 3 black presidents back to back?

Chris P July 28, 2013 7:37 am (Pacific time)

I think what the blacks need to do is de collectify to differentiate themselves from the criminal dirtbag blacks. They keep you grouped up because its easier to control you guys like that. Look how that Judas Goat Al Sharpton plays ya'll like a fiddle.

Chris P July 28, 2013 7:34 am (Pacific time)

Good article, but all the liberal hosts are just as bad, if not worse. Plus I'm ashamed for black people who are so brainwashed that they think racism is really holding them back more then their own collective actions

pinkfloyd July 24, 2013 4:31 pm (Pacific time)

Point well taken Steve, well written, but I still do not like Oreilley. I think he knows exactly what he is doing, play the other side, but at the same time be on the other side. He is typical of all alphabet news hosts. Your overall point is well taken tho.

Steve Moylett July 24, 2013 1:14 pm (Pacific time)

I saw the program Boyce Watkins refers to in this article, and it sure caused a storm for the people out there who make a living keeping things stirred up in the black community, for it exposed their impotence. I fear that continued despair and dysfunction of a large segment of the black community as these types of people perpetuate myths and lies about others, of all races,who are actually looking for solutions. O'Reilly did not cheer what happened to young Mr. Martin, but has asked many black leaders to get real and start doing something about the continuing slide of black youth, and constantly has them on his show. If you take the time to evaluate, regardless of what population is being used by the pot stir-people, they always make them victims and that secures their fund-raising abilities and ongoing failure to help people. Mr. Watkins is simply an individual who makes a living doing essentially nothing more than blaming others while he cashes his checks from us taxpayers. What positive results has he had? How about the others like him? The black community is back sliding as these people profit. Look at the schools in DC, a place that has the highest expenditure per student and the lowest test Mr. Watkins, what gives? As soon as Obama came into power he cut off funds there for Charter Schools, while he put his daughters in a charter school. Get real!

pinkfloyd July 24, 2013 10:56 am (Pacific time)

My apologies, I did not even read this article, tired of this circus, but I did want to say that Oreilley is an evil demon from hell, along with pretty much all the alphabet news show hosts who do nothing but follow orders, lie, misinform, divide, all for their own gain. May all the mainstream media news people rot in hell forever. This is why they got rid of Judge Napalitano, he told more of the truth. The LESS than a handful of owners (corporations/bankers) that control all the media do not like it when their minions tell the truth. Research this: news anchors are not journalists so they cannot be liable for lieing" it was a court decision. I disagree with some articles here on Salem-news, which is normal, but at least salem-news tries hard to get truth out and are not corporate/banker owned.

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