Fox's O'Reilly: Chris Rock's Oscars Opening Fed Into "The Grievance Industry" By Mentioning Lynchings And Rapes
O'Reilly: "'Our Ancestors Got Lynched And Raped By White People.' Okay. Every Group In The World Can Say That"
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From the February 29 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor:
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KATIE PAVLICH (GUEST): The reason did I like part of Chris Rock's performance is that I think he took jabs at all the right people. Talked about liberal Hollywood. He talked about the hypocrisy. He really pointed out the absurdity of people being offended over what was going on. And I think, Bill, it's important to point out that Oscar nominations are earned based on performance. They are not given out based on skin color. And I think that's something that we saw last night in his performance.
BILL O'REILLY (HOST): Number one, the people who vote on the Oscars are overwhelmingly white an elderly. They have to change that to be fair, I think. Number two, I think Rock is a brilliant comedian, a satirist. Probably the best as work right now. I thought his remarks were -- I'm not going to say they -- I didn't like the cop thing. If I, I would have taken my pen and said no cop thing. The other what disturbed me is they feed into grievance industry. They feed into that. So okay. "Our ancestors got lynched and raped by white people." Okay. Every group in the world can say that -- not to the extent that African-Americans can say that -- but is it doing any good?