Bill O’Reilly Agrees With David Duke That Media Is “Sympathetic For The Left” On Race Issues

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During Monday night’s broadcast of The O’Reilly Factor, host Bill O’Reilly interviewed former KKK leader David Duke regarding the recent controversy surrounding House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) speaking at a white supremacist conference in 2002. The revelation over Scalise’s attendance at the convention has brought Duke, a former Senate and gubernatorial candidate, back into the limelight. Making the most of his mainstream media exposure, Duke used his time on O’Reilly’s show to push the agenda that the “mass media” has let black leaders like President Obama and Nelson Mandela off the hook while suppressing the voice of European whites.

On the surface, it would appear that O’Reilly took Duke to task several times during the short interview. Using his typical blustering tone, the former Inside Edition host cutoff Duke numerous times, pointing out that while Duke may wish to pretend he’s not a white supremacist, that is exactly who he is. Scalise was barely discussed as Duke said he was in a different country during the conference and had to phone in his speech. Therefore, he could not be sure if Scalise was present. However, he does know Scalise was scheduled to appear.

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O’Reilly fans will point to the host’s constant prodding of Duke to force him to admit that he’s a white supremacist as further proof that O’Reilly is ‘fair and balanced.’ However, while O’Reilly did indeed play the moral authority and act as if he was disgusted with Duke’s ideology, in the end, O’Reilly threw Duke a bone or two and validated some of Duke’s arguments that white Christians are victims of the media.

During their back and forth, after Duke had made statements that the media had not heavily reported Nelson Mandela’s involvement with the Communist Party, O’Reilly pointed out that he had actually reported it and he agrees with Duke that mainstream media is “sympathetic for the left.” At the end of the interview, O’Reilly, in an apparent attempt to denounce Duke’s view, made the following comment:

“Mr. Duke, don’t sit here and tell me you’re not trying to promote the cause of white people, ’cause you are! The problem with this garbage — on both sides — is that we’re all in it together and skin color doesn’t matter.”

Ahh, there it is. The good ol’ Both Sides Do It argument, a favorite at Fox News and one of O’Reilly’s stand-by phrases. Whenever that is used, it effectively lets the offending party off the hook since, you know, both sides do it. Therefore, with O’Reilly saying this, he is essentially telling Duke that black racism against whites is just as bad as white supremacy. So, while BillO might be puffing his chest and shouting out that Duke is a bad person who spouts racist propaganda, underneath it all he is still allowing Duke to portray himself a victim of mainstream media who isn’t getting “a fair shake.”

Below is video of the interview, courtesy of Fox News:

 

10 Replies to “Bill O’Reilly Agrees With David Duke That Media Is “Sympathetic For The Left” On Race Issues”

  1. Looks like the life of a Klan Klown hasn’t been easy on David Duke. Remember when he was kind of a pretty boy?

  2. Anytime one of these idiots mentions than Mandela was part of the communist party then they should be blamed for supporting Apartheid therefore they’re racist.

  3. No you two Racist Ignorant Pin Heads it’s not the “left” it is REAL HUMAN BEINGS!!! unlike you and Davey!!!

  4. “We are the hollow men
    We are the stuffed men
    Leaning together
    Headpiece filled with straw. Alas!
    Our dried voices, when
    We whisper together
    Are quiet and meaningless
    As wind in dry grass
    Or rats’ feet over broken glass
    In our dry cellar”
    T.S.Eliot

  5. O’Reilly booked David Duke! What does that tell you? Hannity loves Ted Nugent. What does that tell you? That the bottom feeders are welcome at FOX. The hot shot, celebrity hosts at FOX deliberately bring these types on because a large part of their audience adore these people. So FOX scrapes the bottom of the cesspool to keep ratings high. Classy? I don’t think so.

  6. Thomas, that’s because the Fox News crowd is comprised of bottom feeders and white trash. Even the guy I know who was raised in a conservative home of considerable wealth, Bob has sunk to their level I suspect because he cannot debate with we who didn’t have the advantages he and his sisters had yet cannot grasp reality.

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