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Asshole Bill O’Reilly speaks on his comments made about dining at Sylvia’s Restaurant in Harlem. He feels the media “fabricated a racial controversy where none exists.” Click here if you missed what he said.
Via NY Daily News:
“If you listened to the full hour, it was a criticism of racism on the part of white Americans who are ignorant of the fact that there is no difference between white and black anymore,” he told the AP. “Circumstances may be different in their lives but we’re all Americans. Anyone who would be offended by that conversation would have to be looking to be offended.”
Sylvia’s manager Trenness Woods-Black told the New York Daily News that O’Reilly’s remarks were “insulting” and showed he has little knowledge of the black community.
At one point on the radio show, Williams mentioned that too many people see little else in black culture beyond profane rap. “That’s right,” O’Reilly said. “There wasn’t one person in Sylvia’s who was screaming, ‘M.F.-er, I want more iced tea.’”
“This isn’t about a racially insensitive remark,” he said. “Anybody can listen to the unedited version of the conversation on Billoreilly.com. You want to think I’m insensitive to race, you go right ahead.”