Do these over-paid “pundits” even hear themselves speak? Do they think about what they are saying before they face the camera? Is it funny, or very, very sad? Frankly, it angers me!
Bill O’Reilly, who apparently thinks the ability to speak outweighs the ability to think in human progression, ate his own foot for dessert after having dinner with Al Sharpton .
Summary: Discussing his recent dinner with Rev. Al Sharpton at the Harlem restaurant Sylvia’s, Bill O’Reilly reported that he “couldn’t get over the fact that there was no difference between Sylvia’s restaurant and any other restaurant in New York City. I mean, it was exactly the same, even though it’s run by blacks, primarily black patronship.” O’Reilly added: “There wasn’t one person in Sylvia’s who was screaming, ‘M-Fer, I want more iced tea.’ “
This article on Media Matters details some of the statements O’Reilly has made, which show just how ignorant and racist he is…he says things like:
“I think black Americans are starting to think more and more for themselves. They’re getting away from the Sharptons and the Jacksons and the people trying to lead them into a race-based culture. They’re just trying to figure it out: ‘Look, I can make it. If I work hard and get educated, I can make it.’ “
and seems to think that he is making some amazing insightful statement and showing the world that he is so open-minded, but he DOES NOT GET IT! Why do these people even get paid? And he is writing books for our children! How can someone who apparently slept through the 60’s civil rights movement be allowed to teach values to younger generations? He does not even see the irony in his statement “this is what white America doesn’t know, particularly people who don’t have a lot of interaction with black Americans. They think that the culture is dominated by Twista, Ludacris, and Snoop Dogg.”
If he and his peers had chosen to venture forth earlier in their lives, they may have learned a bit more about the entire American culture, society and population, much less New York City’s! Geez- I’m a white American and I have never been to NYC, but I’ve heard of Sylvia’s !!! It’s freekin famous and been there for like 50 years or something…. does he know they get cable there too?