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Star Jones checks Bill O'Reilly's racist remark

Posted by Media Outrage on February 28th, 2008

Star Jones and Bill O’Reilly

Star Jones recently spoke out against racist FoxNews commentator Bill O’Reilly because of remarks that he made about Michelle Obama.

What Bill O’Racist said……

Bill O’Reilly was talking to a caller on his show about comments that Michelle Obama recently made stating that “For the first time in my adult life, I’m really proud of my country.” The caller was angered by her comments. Bill O’Racist then proceeded to add his KKK spin to it.

“I don’t want to go on a Lynching party against Michelle Obama unless there’s evidence, hard facts, that say this is how the woman really feels. If that’s how she really feels- that is a bad country or flawed nation whatever- then that’s legit. We’ll track it down.”

Mediaoutrage- SMH at this guy he’s still gonna win MRMOYA. Most Racist Man Of The Year Award. He can just sit out the rest of the season because he’s winning by a landslide.

Star Jones response….

“I’m sick to death of people like Fox News host, Bill O’Reilly, and his ilk thinking that he can use a racial slur against a black woman who could be the next First Lady of the United States, give a half-assed apology and not be taken to task and called on his crap.

What the hell? If it’s ‘legit,’ you’re going to ‘track it down?’ And then what do you plan to do? How dare this white man with a microphone and the trust of the public think that in 2008, he can still put the words ‘lynch and party’ together in the same sentence with reference to a black woman; in this case, Michelle Obama? I don’t care how you ’spin it’ in the ‘no spin zone,’ that statement in and of itself is racist, unacceptable and inappropriate on every level.

O’Reilly claims his comments were taken out of context. Please don’t insult my intelligence while you’re insulting me. I’ve read the comments and heard them delivered in O’Reilly’s own voice; and there is no right context that exists. So, his insincere apology and “out-of-context” excuse is not going to cut it with me.

And just so we’re clear, this has nothing to do with the 2008 presidential election, me being a Democrat, him claiming to be Independent while talking Republican, the liberal media or a conservative point of view. To the contrary, this is about crossing a line in the sand that needs to be drawn based on history, dignity, taste and truth. Bill, I’m not sure of where you come from, but let me tell you what the phrase ‘lynching party’ conjures up to me, a black woman born in North Carolina . Those words depict the image of a group of white men who are angry with the state of the own lives getting together, drinking more than they need to drink, lamenting how some black person has moved forward (usually ahead of them in stature or dignity), and had the audacity to think that they are equal. These same men for years, instead of looking at what changes, should and could make in their own lives that might remove that bitterness born of perceived privilege, these white men take all of that resentment and anger and decide to get together and drag the closest black person near them to their death by hanging them from a tree — usually after violent beating, torturing and violating their human dignity. Check your history books, because you don’t need a masters or a law degree from Harvard to know that is what constitutes a ‘lynching party.’

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  • Mike Belgrove

    Bill is a clown and some others on the far right are just as bad. It just bothers me so much that race is such an issue in the current presidential race. Another writer over on Highbrid Nation wrote a piece about how very recently Repulicans have been surveying college students to see how far they could push the racial stereotype language before people would say its too much. How crazy is that?! It’d be nice if we could judge these candidates on their leadership skills and nothing else. I know, thats not gonna happen.

  • Jazmine

    You know what whites where racists from the very beginning it began during slavery time. The white man sold, raped, beat and hung us out to dry. We as black people in this world have a right to be racists because of how the white man has been treating us at the beginning of time. And we support Obama because he can change the future of how things are done and run. Obama isn’t racists he is a fair man and he is trying to give everyone an equal chance in this world. Who really is racists in this world is the whites I mean when we come across certain whites they want to tare us apart. As black men and women we have a right to be racists in this unforeseen world. Whites look at us as a protégée. Like where nothing, and can’t do anything right. Like we can’t get things accomplished, be proud Americans in doing all that we need to do in this world to make it alone. When we start to do good for ourselves the white man wants to knock us down thinking that where not going to get back up and fight. But that is not the case for as long as we live we will always and I mean always be racists against the white man in this world. They tried to take our dignity away from us thinking that they’re right in what they think that they can do to us in any which way which I think is wrong. WHITES started with racism and we as black Americans will finish with being racists till the end of time. Go talk your ancestors and ask them how they where treated by the white man in the early 1800’s to the mid 1900s that depicts how we are as African Americans.

  • Brenda Brown

    It bothers me that there is still a racial divide in the United States. Contrary to what Bill O’Reilly and others may say. I have experiences in my 50 years on this earth that says, racism is still alive and well. I’m all for CHANGE. Bill O’Reilly had absolutely no right to say what he did. I’m curious to see if he will spend as much time on his show to what he said compared to the amount of time spent on Rev. Wright. It’s amazing.

  • w2m

    @Brenda Brown, or any time on what Hillary said about Sen. Obama not being able to attract the “white” vote.

  • Sheri

    I attended a continuing education workshop about two years ago. I was the only black person in the room. The instructor was an old white guy who looked right at me with a big grin on his face and made a lynching joke. I didn’t respond, I’m ashamed to admit, so I am very proud of Star Jones for taking action. If it ever happens to me or in my presence again, though, I plan to take action. All this to say these old white guys know exactly what they’re doing. They’re not innocent goofs.

  • Ralphy J.


    wouldn’t have expected all that thunder from u, but u said it all and more!

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