Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Bill O'Reilly Implies "Facts" Could Justify a Michelle Obama "Lynching Party"

It's not Brooklyn news, but it's informative nonetheless. On a recent episode of his radio show, seasoned hatemonger Bill O'Reilly gave his audience a preview of the thinly-veiled racist rhetoric that will soon be far more pervasive in the conservative media if Barack Obama wins the Democratic nomination.

This time, O'Reilly's target was Michelle Obama and the overhyped scandal du jour - Obama's grossly misconstrued comment that for "the first time in my adult life, I am really proud of my country." Reilly, as he often does when spewing his most vile venom, feigned compassion to downplay the outrageousness of his remarks.

Media Matters has posted a video clip on their website nailing O'Reilly for his racist code language. Here's a lowlight of his assault:

"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 America is a bad country or a flawed nation, whatever -- then that's legit. We'll track it down."

Just so it's clear, O'Reilly is saying by extension that if there were "hard facts" that showed Michelle Obama really feels America is a "flawed nation" then the idea of going on a "lynching party" against her is "legit".


Expect plenty more of this excrement. O'Reilly and his buddies are just warming up.

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