Bill O'Reilly Attacks Group Criticizing Donald Trump's "Hate Speech"
"Stop Hate Dump Trump" Calls Out Media For Treating Trump As Entertainment
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During the January 21 edition of Fox's The O'Reilly Factor, Bill O'Reilly defended Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump's bigoted rhetoric from a group criticizing the media for treating Trump as entertainment rather than as a presidential candidate.
O'Reilly spent his Talking Points Memo portion of his show criticizing the group "Stop Hate Dump Trump" and their campaign calling for the media to report on Trump's' rhetoric. During the segment, O'Reilly attacked the group, claiming they were trying to "intimidate the media" and characterizing members as "rabid feminist[s]," "nutty," "emotional," "radical totalitarian loons" and "out of their minds."
The "Stop Hate Dump Trump" campaign has stated their goal is to call out Trump for "hate speech, misogyny, Islamophobia and racism."
O'Reilly went on to criticize the statement of "Stop Hate Dump Trump" member Eve Ensler in which she criticized the media for "normalizing Trump's extremism by treating it as entertainment." O'Reilly claimed this was a threat, saying the group was not "free to threaten anyone who reports on him."