Tuesday, September 25, 2007

BillO Goes To Harlem

Well, hush my mouf! Bill O'Reilly just found out that black people's restaurants are just as nice and normal as everyone else's! Bill's sojourn to Sylvia's in Harlem was a revelation:
And I couldn't get over the fact that there was no difference between Sylvia's restaurant and any other restaurant in New York City. I mean, it was exactly the same, even though it's run by blacks, primarily black patronship. It was the same, and that's really what this society's all about now here in the U.S.A. There's no difference. There's no difference. There may be a cultural entertainment -- people may gravitate toward different cultural entertainment, but you go down to Little Italy, and you're gonna have that. It has nothing to do with the color of anybody's skin.
Now, at this point, Juan Williams--one of Fox News's house negroes--should have been up in BillO's face like a father whose kid just dropped an f-bomb in church. After all, O'Reilly was talking to and about him.

We all know O'Reilly's a right-wing fathead; it's his job. But this was a bell-ringer. (BTW, if you get cable, find Countdown with Keith Olbermann on MSNBC. He's smart, he's progressive, and he's got his foot so far up BillO's ass, that Bill can smell shoe polish). But it was Juan Williams's duty to call Bill on his patently racist comments--not enable them. To enable ignorance that thick and creamy is to condone it.

Maybe we can get Juan one of those little jockey outfits and a lantern and put him on BillO's lawn. He can't do any worse than he's doing already.

Update: Catch New York Times columnist Bob Herbert's Monday column about Congress's denial of voting rights for the residents of the District of Columbia. Also, the New York Times has discontinued its Times Select subscription "feature." Catch Herbert, Paul Krugman, and Frank Rich when you can.

1 comment:

Karl Northman said...

Oh my gosh. I didn't know (not having cable, and hating to watch video on the internet) that it was Juan Williams that Bill O was talking to. I mean, I've figured Juan Williams as a tool for several years at least (I'm not sure he always was, but TV seems to bring out the worst in people).

But for him... Yeah. "Lawn Jockey Williams" it is.