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Showing posts with label Dr. Marc Lamont Hill. Show all posts
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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

O'Reilly: Archived In Shame




Today  21st Century Fox announced permanent separation via "firing" from its flagship Fox News evening TV host: Bill O'Reilly.

We Must Have A New Fox News Leader
You know O'Reilly as I know O'Reilly. You may even know the Fox News demagogue much better than me as I never once watched his evening show. O'Reilly has for over a decade was representative of that which is socially wrong with conservative America: elitist, insensitive, white nationalist (and for some Fox News viewers, the perfect racist).

Even the Fox News nonviewer must have harbored a sense of fatality regrading O'Reilly and his top of the perched position at Fox News. Certainly dedicated Viewers of the O'Reilly Factor must have found moments when the "bloviating" demagogue also induced instant crawling skin. Nonetheless, O'Reilly's became the perfect example of giving me an inch and I will talk my way through a mile (and with over-the-top levels of pay).  He was a true entertainer for the less rational among us. 

Tie run through the recent past of one Bill O'Reilly.

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O'Reilly uses Ph.D. Professor and Cable news contributor and personality Marc Lamont Hill as a racist prop for his viewers.



The long version: link.


In March, O'Reilly  entertained Fox News Fox & Friends bigoted viewers with a not-so-funny quip about a hair price worn by California's US Representative Maxine Waters. 


Now, take a moment to see a well-known conservative yard boy" adopted a facilitate position for the Fox News host who wears his racist ever so proudly.




In early April, United Airlines exercise unmitigated abuse of a passenger for the word to see and feel.  Fox News's O'Reilly felt the physical abuse of a paying passenger was funny.  He laughed at a heinous and ugly example of US corporatism against a customer.

If you can find anything funny about what follows, you should click off this age and consider never returning.  



Let's step back for classic O'Reilly, It is important to remind ourselves Fox News follows the same basic premise of business followed by all successful organizations. "Give the customer (viewer) what they want."

O'Reilly and Megyn "White Santa" Kelly on the use of pepper spray on universe student protesters in California.


O'Reilly on "White Privilege"



For some reason even for a non-viewer US broadcast media seems a tiny bit cleaner (for the time being).

UPDATE: O"Reilly ouster statement:
"Over the past 20 years at Fox News, I have been extremely proud to launch and lead one of the most successful news programs in history, which has consistently informed and entertained millions of Americans and significantly contributed to building Fox into the dominant news network in television. It is tremendously disheartening that we part ways due to completely unfounded claims. But that is the unfortunate reality many of us in the public eye must live with today. I will always look back on my time at Fox with great pride in the unprecedented success we achieved and with my deepest gratitude to all my dedicated viewers. I wish only the best for Fox News Channel."
"His dedicated viewers" who watched 20 years of what you saw and read above...and more. One has to wonder if those viewers really believe this guy was headed off to a vacation.


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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Ryan on The O'Reilly Factor": "I don't have a racist bone in my body!"



..and I don't have a racist bone in my body." 

The Weekly Standard's, a John McCormack Blog. (Note: MCormack takes the liberty of positing on his perception of Ryan's exhorting people to volunteering in the "Inner cities." )
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During an appearance on Bill Bennett's radio program, Ryan said that the government had created a "poverty trap" by creating "incentives not to work and to stay where you are, that’s not what we want in society." 
Ryan later added that "we have got this tailspin of culture in our inner cities in particular of men not working and just generations of men not even thinking about working or learning the value and the culture of work so there’s a cultural problem that has to be dealt with." 
"Everyone has got to get involved," Ryan continued. "So this is what we talk about when we talk about civil society, if you’re driving from the suburbs to the sports arena downtown by these blighted neighborhoods, you can’t just say: I’m paying my taxes  and government is going to fix that. You need to get involved. You need to get involved yourself – whether through a good mentor program or some religious charity, whatever it is to make a difference. And that’s how we help resuscitate our culture." 
Paul Ryan: Absolutely. That’s the tailspin or spiral that we’re looking at in our communities. You know your buddies Charles Murray or Bob Putnam over at Harvard, those guys have written books on this, which is we have got this tailspin of culture in our inner cities in particular of men not working and just generations of men not even thinking about working or learning the value and the culture of work so there’s a cultural problem that has to be dealt with. Everyone has got to get involved. So this is what we talk about when we talk about civil society, if you’re driving from the suburbs to the sports arena downtown by these blighted neighborhoods, you can’t just say: I’m paying my taxes and government is going to fix that. You need to get involved. You need to get involved yourself – whether through a good mentor program or some religious charity, whatever it is to make a difference. And that’s how we help resuscitate our culture.
Paul Ryan has come out with a statement that smacks of the ridiculous in its colloquialism and via his use as borrowed vernacular. Towards mid-week "all media" reported on a Ryan interview with (of all people) Bill O'Reilly.

Dr. Marc Lamont Hill appeared on the FOX News commentator’s “O’Reilly Factor” and while the two were having a discussion O’Reilly remarked, 
“Say you’re a cocaine dealer….and you kind of look like one a lil bit..…” 
To which the professor slyly replied, 
“As do you. You look like a cocaine user.”
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Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, is a professor at Columbia University in New York City. He frequents the airways at Huffington Post News (TV) and he hires-out to both CNN and Fox News as an on-air commentator or pundit.  What is it about Hill would give someone like O'Reilly an image of  "....and you kind of look like one by the way?"  

I suggest O'Reilly deploy the very same undercurrent of racism to appeal to his predominately white audience. In that vain, I posit Ryan did the very same with Bennett's Morning America audience. 

Racism?  Some say "No."  Even Clarence Page wrote he felt Ryan was a self-inflicted (my words) victim of a mindset.  The mindset relates to his attempt to use a colloquialism, "inner cities," that came across as a dog-whistle for of "coded" language. Page adroitly points-out there was a time when people would simply say the words, "the ghetto." GOP wordsmiths are not so bold.  Ryan would say he was not speaking about black people (per se).  And, he is escaping a degree of scrutiny based on the willingness of people to accept his explanation of "I was inarticulate." 

So, let's assume Ryan accepted an invitation from O'Reilly's producers to address his "in articulation" to a large audience of white people. Of course, O'Reilly must always drive a (Rush Limbaugh) incorporate a shoehorn in his programming. In this case, Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D) CA was the shoehorn and subject of his scorn. The segment  not only provided Ryan an opportunity to say this: I don't have a racist bone in my body." The segment also gave O'Reilly a Limbaugh-like opportunity to attack Congresswoman Lee.

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