Seriously. A flaming idiot.
Around the 1:5o mark, Bill O’Reilly says on of the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard. While trying to explain why he feels the ‘Ground Zero Mosque’, as it’s now known, is inappropriate, O’Reilly and his mindless diarrhea of the mouth farted the following:
“Muslims killed us on 9/11!”
Holy shit. That is one of the most bigoted, idiotic things I have ever heard someone utter, Fox News or otherwise.
Generalizing the terrorists behind the 9/11 attacks as Muslims would be like generalizing the Southern lynch mobs in the late 1800’s as Christians. Were the crazy rednecks who hung black people from trees Christians? Absolutely. I don’t hear Bill O’Reilly preaching that Christians senselessly murdered thousands of black people. Because the ignorant hillbillies who did things like that were ‘Christians’.
It doesn’t seem fair to pass judgment on a whole group of people when you’re part of that group, does it, O’Reilly? You horse’s ass.
Then O’Reilly tries some more failed logic and a terrible PR drop as he continues to ramble on pointlessly: “…a lot of the 9/11 families, who I know, say, ‘Look, we don’t want that.'”
Jesus. Do you mean like how when white, Southern Christians enslaved, raped, and murdered black people in the South for over a century and then fought in a war to prevent their slaves from freedom in the name of the Confederate flag? I bet the descendants of those slaves don’t want the rebel flag flying around capital cities. Jackass. And, in a sadly predictable twist, every radio station that Bill O’Reilly’s on promotes the right to wave that Confederate flag.
It will never cease to amaze me that people like O’Reilly still have viewers, even after they say terribly bigoted, uneducated things like that.