Media Matters for America has kicked the darling of rednecks everywhere, open mouth creep, Bill O'Reilly right back into the gutter where he belongs. Media Matters followed up on O'Reilly's latest backhanded smear of African Americans where he described having dinner with Al Sharpton at a Harlem restaurant, Sylvia's:
"I 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."
"There wasn't one person in Sylvia's who was screaming, 'M-Fer, I want more iced tea.' You know, I mean, everybody was -- it was like going into an Italian restaurant in an all-white suburb in the sense of people were sitting there, and they were ordering and having fun. And there wasn't any kind of craziness at all."
The Media Matters article catalogues several other bigoted cracks from O'Reilly, such as these:
On the August 16, 2006, edition of The O'Reilly Factor, O'Reilly argued extensively for "profiling of Muslims" at airports, arguing that detaining all "Muslims between the ages of 16 and 45" for questioning "isn't racial profiling," but "criminal profiling."
During the April 12, 2006, broadcast of The Radio Factor, O'Reilly claimed that on the April 11 edition of The O'Reilly Factor, guest Charles Barron, a New York City councilman, had revealed the "hidden agenda" behind the current immigration debate, which, O'Reilly said, was "to wipe out 'white privilege' and to have the browning of America."
Any decent nation has no time for people of O'Reilly's ilk. That he flourishes in the United States speaks volumes for what plagues that once great country.