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Bill O'Reilly: 'Is the Media Now Inciting Racial Violence?'
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2012/03/31/bill-oreilly-media-now-inciting-racial-violence ^

Posted on 03/31/2012 4:30:24 PM PDT by chessplayer

In the wake of the press's nonstop hyperventilating regarding the Trayvon Martin issue, Fox News's Bill O'Reilly appropriately asked Friday, "Is the media now inciting racial violence?"

In his opening Talking Points Memo, O'Reilly also pointed a finger at Al Sharpton and Roland Martin saying, "MSNBC and CNN to some extent have a vested interest in seeing Zimmerman punished because they've already found him guilty on the air" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

BILL O'REILLY: Hi, I'm Bill O'Reilly. Thanks for watching us tonight.

Is the media now inciting racial violence? That is the subject of this evening's "Talking Points" memo. It was pathetic last night watching the prime time cable opinion programs whip up the Trayvon Martin case to dangerous levels. As "Talking Points" has been reporting the media is exploiting the terrible death of 17-year-old Trayvon by convicting the man who shot him, George Zimmerman, of wrong doing on television.

Now let's step back for a moment. What if the Florida special prosecutor decides there is not enough evidence to prosecute Mr. Zimmerman? What if that happens? It could because of Florida's complicated "Stand Your Ground" law which has muddled the case.

MSNBC and CNN to some extent have a vested interest in seeing Zimmerman punished because they've already found him guilty on the air. So they are not going to respect any verdict but guilty. Therefore those entities will tell the American public that racial injustice has been done if there is not a conviction and that could very well lead to violence as we saw in the Rodney King case.

Those riots in 1992 and I was right in the middle of them led to 58 people -- 58 being killed and a billion dollars worth of damage. That absolutely could happen in the Trayvon Martin case. Leading the charge to convict Zimmerman is Al Sharpton.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

SHARPTON: This is not about self-defense. This is about a man deciding somebody based on who he was, was a suspect and that he would take matters in his own hands.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

O'REILLY: Sharpton as you know has a daily one hour program on MSNBC and as I said has already found Zimmerman guilty on the air.

The same thing with CNN commentator Roland Martin.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

MARTIN: They gave George Zimmerman the benefit of the doubt because of who he is and they simply saw Trayvon Martin and I guarantee you in their minds they probably saying oh, young black kid, wearing a hoodie George has got to be right.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

O'REILLY: All right, so you can seen the racial animus is already being stirred up on national TV. Now that's flat out dangerous. And the media companies responsible should be held accountable if any violence breaks out.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bearpoopwoods; blackkk; florida; georgezimmerman; sourcetitlenoturl; trayvonmartin
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The media will keep doing this kind of thing. They whipped the country into a frenzy with the Duke Lacrosse players. Even after it was proven the woman lied, they still insisted they raped her. The media would love riots and more people killed just for the ratings alone.
1 posted on 03/31/2012 4:30:35 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Ted Baxter gets lucky.


2 posted on 03/31/2012 4:33:56 PM PDT by sauropod (You can elect your very own tyranny - Mark Levin)
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To: chessplayer

BOR = day late, dollar short, as usual.


3 posted on 03/31/2012 4:42:05 PM PDT by carriage_hill (I'll "vote for an orange juice can", over Barry 0bummer and another 4yrs of his Regime From Hell!)
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To: chessplayer
The MSM are full of rantings about the violence blacks suffer at the hands of whites daily --hourly even.

'Is the Media Now Inciting Racial Violence?'

Ya think?

Roland Martin? I don't have a TV. Is Laugh In still on TV? A joke, comedy, nonsense still on the air? Wot? It's called CNN. The most busted news source.. that CNN?

4 posted on 03/31/2012 4:43:51 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: sauropod

Yup.

You can’t slip anything past BOR.

/facepalm

[he really should read what’s written here -much- earlier than he apparently does]


5 posted on 03/31/2012 4:44:34 PM PDT by Salamander (You don't know what's going on inside of me. You don't wanna know what's running through my mind.)
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To: sauropod

” Ted Baxter gets lucky. “

Until someone remembers that FNC has a long history of being in the forefront of any number of “Media Lynch Mobs” over the years..


6 posted on 03/31/2012 4:47:43 PM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: chessplayer

They whipped up the Rodney King riots by playing a seven-second clip of a 15-minute video around the clock for years on end, so of course they are trying to incite race riots.


7 posted on 03/31/2012 4:53:28 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

Roland Martin is no joke...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQbM19znBQk


8 posted on 03/31/2012 4:57:26 PM PDT by RipSawyer
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To: chessplayer

Welcome to the Party Bill!

I’ve been saying the same thing for several days now. I’m not sure how the Justice system would look at it but as far as I am concerned MSNBC, ABC, CNN etc. have crossed the line. Yes they are inciting violence both racial and otherwise and they MUST be held accountable for their words and deeds.


9 posted on 03/31/2012 4:59:15 PM PDT by The Working Man (No child left behind should be: No Child left a dime.)
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To: The Working Man

Don’t forget our “first post-racial” pres. His son would look like “little Trayvon” . Gold caps, tats, middle finger, gang lingo, and all.


10 posted on 03/31/2012 5:03:43 PM PDT by mrsmel
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To: chessplayer
O'Reilly--he who continues to claim he is "looking out for you (us)"--as has almost all the Media, has been silent on calling for an investigation and possible arrest of the New Black Panthers.

His "Fair and Balanced" is as usual, protecting the Fascist, Neo-Commie, Obama and his racist, corrupt, Attorney General.

Bill is as he is wont to do, giving the Won the benefit of the doubt.

11 posted on 03/31/2012 5:11:45 PM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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To: chessplayer
I posted this on March 24, and if the Mod’s don't mind, I'd like to post it again. I'll leave it up to you to decide if O’Reilly is inciting racial violence here.

My post:

So I'm listening to Bill O’Reilly’s opening commentary last night. It was about the Treyvon Martin shooting. Anout half-way through his commentary O’Reilly says this:

O’Reilly: Listen to this 911 call by Zimmerman that may contain a racial slur:

Dispatcher: Okay. Which entrance is that that he's heading towards?

Zimmerman: The back entrance...f***** [unintelligible]...

Perhaps with the aid of a computer program, some official will figure out what the “unintelligible” was. But I didn't hear any racial slur. And neither did O’Reilly. Because on O’Reilly’s screen was “unintelligible”, not a slur.

12 posted on 03/31/2012 5:13:24 PM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I carrying this lantern? you ask. I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

O’Reilly is actually “middle-of-the road.” He labels himself as independent, and this is an accurate description. Many in the media keep calling him a conservative only because he is far more open minded that 90% of the media.


13 posted on 03/31/2012 5:16:30 PM PDT by Jane Austen (Boycott the Philadelphia Eagles!)
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

O’Reilly is actually “middle-of-the road.” He labels himself as independent, and this is an accurate description. Many in the media keep calling him a conservative only because he is far more open minded that 90% of the media.


14 posted on 03/31/2012 5:17:06 PM PDT by Jane Austen (Boycott the Philadelphia Eagles!)
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To: chessplayer

BOR wakes up and sees the MSM telling lies. Bill you might want to read the FR more.


15 posted on 03/31/2012 5:18:34 PM PDT by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: chessplayer
media is exploiting the terrible death of 17-year-old Trayvon

Just what is so terrible about Martin getting killed? He had a quick and easy death, justified due to his terrible beating of George. (How many times do the media refer to George by his first name?)

When a young white couple were carjacked, tortured and raped by a gang of blacks, over many hours before being mutilated to death, well, that was terrible. When a young white boy was set upon by black thugs and gasoline poured on him and set ablaze, that was terrible. Crickets from the media. The MSM is full of idiotic thugs that should be ashamed of themselves.

16 posted on 03/31/2012 5:25:32 PM PDT by roadcat
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

That’s right, and after the jury (who saw the whole video) cleared the cops blacks were outraged because of the selected information they had been provided. In any case, most (if not all) of those killed were black, and now they get to travel further to do their shopping; how did that work out for them?

150 years after the Civil War and we still don’t know what to do about the war contraband...


17 posted on 03/31/2012 5:46:58 PM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: Jane Austen

Wish I hadn’t posted this. It’s turning into just a bash O’Reilly-bash Foxnews thread.


18 posted on 03/31/2012 5:58:30 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: The Working Man
O’Reilly is just as bad as the rest. Point: He keeps showing the picture of Trayvon that all the LameStreamMedia is showing and that is him at 13. Now there are pictures of him at his age now (17)looking like a hood and giving he finger. I have written O’Reilly twice about this and why does he not show the new picture instead of the one the mother gave the press. I told him they are making it look like a grown man killed an innocent little boy, which is far from the truth. No results from FOX. I wrote O’Reilly once more (third letter) asking him if he does not show it because he is afraid of being called a Racist. I don't expect my letter to be on the show nor an answer by E Mail.
19 posted on 03/31/2012 6:05:01 PM PDT by fish hawk (Religion: Man's attempt to gain salvation or the approbation of God by his own works)
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To: chessplayer

Roland Martin should shut his hushpuppy trap and go back to the only thing he does well: catch fish — unless he is now too senile to do so...


20 posted on 03/31/2012 6:10:11 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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