Rant

English: Bill O'Reilly at a Hudson Union Socie...

English: Bill O’Reilly at a Hudson Union Society event in September 2010. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

On yesterday’s O’Reilly Factor, Bill O’Reilly began with an angry rant laced with statistics that he claimed showed that blacks in America are to blame for their own position at or near the bottom of the economic ladder. I distrust statistics because they can be used to prove or disprove anything. Race relations between black and whites in America is a complicated subject that I believe O’Reilly does not understand. He confuses causes and effects, perhaps not able to understand that the statistics he embraces so warmly relate to effects, not the root causes.

4 thoughts on “Rant

  1. No doubt there are many things that Bill doesn’t understand. Politics. racism, people, The Bible, reality.
    I have a feeling that Bill is not as unlikeable as he sometimes comes across on his show. Why? I am not sure.
    Bill is after all just a mouthpiece for the Fascist-Right. With people like Bill O’Reilly and Rush (the flaming, puckering asshole) Limbaugh; you have to wonder if they really believe the detritus they spew forth or if they are just actors paid to play the role of hard-liners to excite the mouth breathers who follow them.

    • I read one of O’Reilly’s books and he constantly asks, “Am I wrong?” He writes like a reasonable person, open to other ideas, but that is not his persona on the show. I recently read an article on the truthout.org site by someone who worked in O’Reilly’s office and O’Reilly sounds like a very rigid personality. It’s too bad that he is so influential.

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