“That’s not what I look like!”
Michelle Malkin’s employee Bryan Preston defends Bill O’Reilly’s latest racist remarks in this hotair.com thread-
Bill O’Reilly is no racist. What he said wasn’t racist, and Media Matters and CNN and CBS know that. They’re all collectively dishonestly smearing Bill O’Reilly because they think there’s a shot at taking him down.
There isn’t. Any of you Media Matters Soros-fed minions who are reading this: You have nothing. You’re dishonest cranks, and the more you press the story, the more obvious that becomes.
Bryan then tries to change the subject by playing up Tammy Bruce’s paranoid assertion that “the real story” is that Media Matters is part of a “gestapo” “network” smear machine-
Tammy Bruce zeroes in on what the real story is behind the attempt to turn O’Reilly into the next Don Imus, and it’s not a story Media Matters wants to be told.
Well, I hate to break it to Bryan and Michelle, but Bill O’Reilly deserves every bit of criticism he is getting for making these remarks:
“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.”
Well, dog my cat! Bill O’Reilly is shocked, shocked I tell ya, that black patrons of a black owned restaurant aren’t screaming “M-Fer, I want more iced tea.” What an ignorant jackass. His remarks are along the same lines as praising a person of color for being “articulate”. It’s meant to sound like a compliment but the racist undertones are glaringly obvious.
And let’s not forget, this past May, O’Reilly said:
But do you understand what the New York Times wants, and the far-left want? They want to break down the white, Christian, male power structure, which you’re a part, and so am I, and they want to bring in millions of foreign nationals to basically break down the structure that we have.
Emceeing Saturday night’s Best Friends rock-and-roll gala at the Marriott Wardman Park — which raised $800,000 for the 15-year-old charity benefiting inner-city schoolchildren — the Fox News Channel star was trying to fill dead air during a lull in the entertainment.
Members of the “Best Men,” as the sixth-to-eighth-grade boys in the program are called, were delayed getting onstage to perform a lip-synced rendition of the Four Tops standard “Reach Out (I’ll Be There).” O’Reilly ad-libbed: “Does anyone know where the Best Men are? I hope they’re not in the parking lot stealing our hubcaps.”
The fact that Bryan Preston is defending O’Reilly is not surprising. You should really take a look at this thread on hotair.com in which Preston defends the unequal justice meted out by the white racist D.A. in the “Jena 6” case. Some of the comments on that thread lay bare the inherent racism still so prevalent on Michelle Malkin’s side of the aisle.
Finally, if you had any doubt about enduring racism on the right, please go read this gem, from the comments on one of Michelle Malkin’s blog posts about the Jena 6. This guy is actually defending slavery, and Michelle Malkin allowed the comment to stand:
On September 25th, 2007 at 12:17 pm, davidcaskey said:
I think a number of you need to look a The War of Northern Aggression and Lincoln in their real light and understand that the fact that we do not have slavery today is an exception in the long history of the human race. In 1860, slavery was morally accepted and legal and both North and South accepted the practice.
You really should look at what we lost as a result of the Union victory and the centralization of our government.
And they wonder why blacks vote overwhelmingly Democratic.