O'Reilly Complains That The Terms “Sexism And Racism … [Are] Being Used To Punish” Bigots
O'Reilly: “Sexism And Racism And All Of This Stuff” Is Used To Attack People Who Some Disagree With
From the April 29 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor:
KIRSTEN POWERS: I think women are tired of hearing from people about how they are somehow advantaged by being a woman. And most women do not feel they have been advantaged in the workplace by being a woman. And so, I think that is something that will rub a lot of women the wrong way.
BILL O'REILLY (HOST): Let me try to understand this. The message to women is because there is a history of women having a harder time in the marketplace than men, if you reference anything about a woman's abilities you’re a sexist?
OREILLY: So you are offended by Trump's description of Mrs. Clinton not being job-ready? Not because he said anything about her being a female.
POWERS: First of all, I'm not offended. I just don't agree with it.
POWERS: And I think that -- I just don't agree with the statement that -- I think Hillary Clinton on her own, without Bill Clinton, is extremely impressive person and could easily have risen to the place that she is today on her own --
OREILLY: Do you understand now?
POWERS: Not as a woman. As a man.
OREILLY: Do you understand that now sexism and racism and all of this stuff is being used to punish anybody by some with whom they disagree?
POWERS: Bill, I wrote a whole book about it. This is a tactic that is used definitely, mostly by people on the left, sometimes people on the right have done it to silence people. If they say something that you disagree with, then you call them a sexist.
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