Michelle Malkin is an Idiot
The O’Racist Factor

By Mary    ·     September 27th, 2007 at 1:19 am

“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.

And then there’s this from 2003 (via Tbogg):

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.


  1. The Southern Strategy is always in effect at Fox and hotair.

  2. This is something the R base will never quite understand. It is almost like they are demanding the right to be offensive while not being labeled racist.

  3. Let’s not forget that BOR also referred to Mexicans as “wetbacks” when he had Texas congressman Silvestre Reyes on his program several years ago.

    As for conservative Republicans trying to woo blacks and blacks not trusting them, I am reminded of some children’s story about a young girl walking home in the forest one cold, rainy night. She sees a hut up ahead where she can take shelter when suddenly she hears a voice calling out to her. She comes upon a snake shivering to death in the cold rain. The snake begs her to save him. She is very reluctant to do so, because she does not want to get bitten. The snake promises her that he will not bite her, because after all, he will owe his life to her.

    The girl decides to trust the snake and puts him inside the basket she is carrying to protect him while she continues on to the hut. Once she is inside, she starts a small fire to warm herself up. She then opens the lid of the basket to let the snake out and feels a sharp pain on her wrist.

    She realizes to her horror that the snake had just bitten her and she feels her body start to grow cold from the poison.

    “B-but you promise you wouldn’t bite me!” the girl protested.

    The snake laughed at her and hissed “But didn’t you know what I was when you picked me up?”

    There are variations on this story. Another involves a frog or duck who agrees to give a scorpion a ride across the river and they get stinged by the scorpion.

  4. BTW, Mary, can you add a caption to the BOR photo?

    “That’s not what I look like!”

    Al Franken recounts in his book Lying Liars that BOR yelled at a lady at that book fair several years ago because BOR didn’t like that photo of him that was on the cover.

  5. At first I was upset when I heard what O’Reilly said, then listened to the entire tape on line. I always research issues like this, never, ever take the words of the media these days, and my conclusion is O’Reilly’s words were taken out of context. BC of rap music and the media, I’m afraid of the black culture. O’Reilly knows many feel that way and was trying to say not all blacks are like that, many of them are respectable individuals. He’s trying to change the misperception of their negative image. And he had black speakers on the show agreeing with him. I listened last night, Juan Williams (a black speaker) was one of the best I’ve heard. He said the words everyone is scared to say: Stop having children out of wedlock without fathers, stop taking drugs, go to school, and stop the blame game. These words apply to all races. But the minute anyone speaks these truths, you branded a racists. I think a lot of whites are about to give up, I know I am. I will buy Juan Williams book to support him. Jesse Jackson was on the show, he’s still living in the 1940’s, preaching the blame game. And most of what he said, made no sense. It’s time for new leadership for the black culture.

  6. I disagree Jane, and here’s why.

    If O’Reilly’s comments were more like this: “To white people who have never been to a restaurant like Sylvia’s in Harlem, you might have the mistaken impression that because it is a black owned restaurant that has mostly black customers, that it is a noisy, raucous place where people screaming things like ‘M-fer, I want more ice tea.’ Having eaten there myself, I can assure you that you will find it no different than eating in any restaurant in a white suburb.”

    If BOR had said that, it would not be racist, because he would have been skewering preconceived notions that his audience might have had.

    But instead, BOR was saying “I was amazed…” He was basically admitting that he had a preconceived notion of what a black owned and patronized restaurant was like.

    And as for your other comments, what do out of wedlock births, drugs and “the blame game” have to do with BOR’s remarks about Sylvia’s?

  7. Sorry, Jane.

    How exactly were bill’s words taken out of context? At Media Matters, there’s a transcript and audio. O’Rally’s larger point was seemed to be a noble one. There’s no difference between everyday black and white Americans. I agree, but let’s not put lipstick on this pig because his aim was true. He seems to think the majority of white Americans share the same stereotypical view of black culture as he does. We don’t, Bill.