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Thursday, February 28, 2008

Hi Mr. O'Reilly! Hope All is Well, Kiss the Plaintiff and the Wifey...

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I am not a fan of Star Jones Reynolds (SJR), but the fact that she wrote this letter makes me respect her a little more. Bill O'Reilly has been getting away with making statements about "us" for years, and it's an outrage that he's never called to task for his offensive comments. It's amazing that he has such negative comments to make about others when just a few years ago, he was being sued for sexual harassment.

Star was pretty vocal on recent comments Fox News Host and full-time jerk Bill O'Reilly made about possible first Lady Michelle Obama.

This is what he said:

'And 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 a flawed nation, whatever -- then that's legit. We'll track it down.'

This is what she (SJR) said:

"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.

This week O'Reilly gave the following response to a caller on his radio show who was making unsubstantiated negative charges against presidential candidate Barack Obama's wife, Michelle Obama:

'And 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 a flawed nation, whatever -- then that's legit. We'll track it down.'

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.

1 comment:

JerseyTjej said...

While Star has diminished her own cred as a powerful attorney, I applaud her for finally taking a stand for something right. Michelle Obama could wipe the floor with Bill and he knows it.