Fox Commentator Bill O’Reilly uttered a racial slur at Representative Maxine Waters.
Now, CNN and NPR reporter Angela Rye has told the bloviator where he can go with comments like that.
While of Fox and Friends on Tuesday, March 28, Bill O’Reilly said, “I didn’t hear a word [Waters] said. I was looking at the James Brown wig . . . If we have a picture of James . . . It’s the same one.”
O’Reilly continued by saying that “I love James Brown, but it is the same hair of James Brown, or the Godfather of Soul, had.”
We all knew O’Reilly was a sleaze, but this proves it. He is a racist clown who has no business being on television.
O’Reilly’s comments came after Fox and Fiends hosts asked his comments on Waters’ speech in Congress.
“When we fight against this president, and we point out how dangerous he is for this society and for this country, we’re fighting for the democracy,” Waters said on the House floor.
“We’re fighting for America. We’re saying to those who say they’re patriotic, but they’ve turned a blind eye to the destruction that he’s about to cause this country, ‘You’re not nearly as patriotic as we are.’”
These comments were straightforward and worthy of comment by conservative media.
Any ethical, serious journalist would comment on Waters’ statement in a respectful way.
Rye, who absolutely meets the standard of being an ethical and serious journalist, made her opinion clear on CNN.
O’Reilly’s comments were sexist, racist, and against all journalistic standards.
That makes Rye, a strong black woman with journalistic integrity, someone we all need to listen to on this matter and many others.
Rye, a commentator for CNN and NPR, did not appreciate O’Reilly’s racist comment. She smacked O’Reilly in a tweet when she told him to “go straight to hell.”
— a. rye✊? (@angela_rye) March 29, 2017
Many of us told O’Reilly the same thing when we heard this terrible racist statement.
Waters did respond to O’Reilly on Twitter, stating that “I am a strong black woman. I cannot be intimidated, and I’m not going anywhere.”
Waters delivered a very classy response without resorting to name calling or insults. That probably hurt O’Reilly more than if she called him a racist bigot.
O’Reilly did apologize, but it was too little, too late.
“As I have said many times, I respect Congresswoman Maxine Waters for being sincere in her beliefs,” O’Reilly stated on Tuesday afternoon.
“I said that again today on Fox & Friends calling her ‘old school.’ Unfortunately, I also made a jest about her hair which was dumb. I apologize.”
Sorry, O’Reilly, but the damage from your comment will haunt you for a while. Your apology does not make up for your racist comments now or in the past.
Your statements that “Black Lives Matter is killing America,” or when you told Martin Luther King III that the African-American community should wear ‘Don’t Get Pregnant at 14’ T-shirts, or when you blamed Freddie Gray’s death on his “lifestyle” prove that you are an unapologetic racist.
How much longer will Fox News tolerate such disrespect for anyone who is not a white male on their network? Already, thousands call for O’Reilly’s removal from the network and many others agree with Angela Rye’s tweet.
Will you step up to the plate and fire him or let such comments continue as part of your programming?
You can show your outrage at O’Reilly’s comments by going to Fox News’ Facebook page or website and commenting on his racial slur and demanding that Fox fires him.
You can also share this article on your Facebook page so others will know that O’Reilly is still a racist slug.