Bill O'Reilly Calls Al Sharpton Racist, Defends Peter King, Likens Michael Jackson to O.J. Simpson

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Last night on the "Talking Points" segment of his Fox News program, The O’Reilly Factor, Bill O'Reilly was simply “fed up with all the adulation” over Michael Jackson.

Among Bill's observations on the day of MJ's memorial service:

  • Jackson’s "incredible selfishness, spending hundreds of millions of dollars on himself while singing ‘We Are The World’" should make anyone nauseous.
  • Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and other African-Americans are shamelessly “playing the race card” by claiming Jackson as one of their own in death.
  • “If (Jackson) were a white guy,” his behavior would never be tolerated.
  • “You don’t become an African-American icon” if you bleach your skin.

As bad as that was, his guest, "media critic" Bernard Goldberg, was worse.

Goldberg first defended U.S. Rep. Peter King, who has come under fire for calling Jackson a “low-life,” a “pedophile” and a "child molester" over the weekend.

The New York Republican is enraged at people extolling the virtues of Jackson, putting at least part of the blame on media coverage that is "too politically correct."

The icing on the cake came when Goldberg said, “Then again, to many black people, if you remember the reaction after he was acquitted, O.J. Simpson was a hero.”

Here's O'Reilly's "Talking Points" and an interview with Columbia University Professor Marc Lamont Hill, who tried his best to dispute some of the above comments:

What do you think? Are these guys way out of line, even racist? Or are they the only ones taking the media to task for glorifying Michael Jackson?

 

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I dont care what anyone says about MJ, he was an icon and a role model to many people(young and old) all over the world.Regardless of the fact that he change his skin color we should not judge him because he did for a reason.And why is he still being called a child molester?As far as i anm concern he is innocent until,he is proven guilty. The man is dead, give him a break and let him rest in peace.

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fuck this pete king !!!! wako pete fuck the worr go by your self to the worr and show us that you cane fight in this worr pete king drop dead asholl chavello from the netherlands

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I use to love watching fox news, but now I hate it.All you do is judge people and put them down this is not news.This is hate that you are spreading. Mr.bill I know you have a heart somewhere in your body ,start using it. The Bible say "what profit a man to gain the world, and loose his soul."

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haters are going to hate. like michael said there are sick people in this world who think sickly. what would you all say if it were a women instead of michael?

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Bill O'Reilly is a loud mouth ignorant fool. He is clueless
he doesn't get it and never will. He did not give the same
respect to Michael Jackson as Jerry Falwell and he could not
even admit this. I hope more people open their eyes to just
what kind of man they are listening to when they listen to
Bill O'Reilly. His comments disgust me and he shows a total
lack of respect to the Jackson family. He has no class he
should know better.

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It is so unbelieveable the we live in a world with itdoits like these two in our face with their dries up opinions about a life that was well lived,gave so much,showed kindness to people who really did not deserve the time a day. You two fat heads( Peter and Bill) need to learn how to respect the lost of someones son, brother,father, friend ect. for a least 30 days so they mourn their loss. And here we have to put up with you brainless fame seeker while we grieve over someone tenxten greater than you will ever be.

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In this conversation, O'Reilly shows just how unsound and irrational his thoughts are. Is this man educated? O'Reilly how do you describe PARENTS who allow their children to spend the night with Michael Jackson? The facts are not O'Reilly style of journalism--this man is a complete fraud!!

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Wow, it's clear that racism is a problem in the US. That's a shame that they can go on tv and talk like that. They just spit on a dead man's grave and on the billions who loved his music.

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Bill O'Reilly is one of most ignorant racist's person on earth. And when you don't agree with him, he talks over you. He is rude, arrogant and down right snob. And birds of a feather flock together. Him and King deserves one another!! Michael was a Humanitarian, continously giver, far from selfish and this is why those parents lied and extorted money from him. Bill needs to get his facts together before he comes on looking like a fool that he is!!

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With people like Orielly and Pete King is it no wonder the republicans lost. Also look at all of the sex scandals the republicans seem to be involved in. When their closets are emptied they never seem to empty. Ha Ha !!

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