O'Reilly Bizarrely Asks Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: "Do you Love your Country?"

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From the April 30 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor:

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O'REILLY: I want to ask you a personal question. Do you feel America has treated you fairly, you and your family? 

ABDUL-JABBAR: For the most part -- there's pluses and minuses, being a black American, sometimes means that you have to deal with some things that you shouldn't. But I don't think there's any ethnic group in this country that hasn't had a similar experience. It's just that the whole issue of the slave trade made it different for people from Africa. 

O'REILLY: Do you respect your country? Do you love your country? 

ABDUL-JABBAR: Yeah. I feel patriotic. This is the greatest country in the world because we have the ability here to make it better. And we are constantly trying to do that. And I think that sets us apart and I think we have to continually remember that when we try to get things done.

Previously:

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O'Reilly On Racist Comments Allegedly From L.A. Clippers Owner: "It's An Individual Problem ... Not A Country Problem"

Bill O'Reilly: "The Culture" Is Partially To Blame For African-American Poverty

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