Charles Krauthammer Calls Out Bill O'Reilly For Stoking Racial Tensions With False Attacks On BLM

Charles Krauthammer Calls Out Bill O'Reilly For Stoking Racial Tensions With False Attacks On BLM

Charles Krauthammer: "If You Want To Stir Up Racial Tensions, You Can Do That ... That Is the Wrong Thing To Do"

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From the July 18 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor:

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BILL O'REILLY (HOST): I get your point that you have to really think hard about dividing the country along racial lines. But is it enough for Charles Krauthammer to see a number of chants, "Kill the cops," "Pigs in a blanket, fry them like bacon?" There was an incident over the weekend where a Black Lives Matter missive was found in an attack on a police officer. Is that the evidence that you are looking for, or does it have to be more direct than that?

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: You think a chant at a demonstration in New York is a reason to connect it with the killing of cops in Baton Rouge? I mean, if you want to stir up racial tensions, you can do that.

O'REILLY: So you wouldn't make --

KRAUTHAMMER: That is the wrong thing to do.

O'REILLY: You wouldn't make then, Black Lives Matter and, remember, the theme of tonight's Republican convention is "Make America Safe Again." And I'm sure that has to do with terrorism and we're going to talk about terrorism when we come back from the break, But you would not. and the short answer is I have got to go to break, you would not bring up Black Lives Matter and its provocation to the campaign?

KRAUTHAMMER: Bill, if Black Lives Matter disappeared overnight, and sank into the Atlantic Ocean, it would have no effect whatsoever on whether or not some lunatic is going to grab a gun and kill five cops in Louisiana.

Previously:

O'Reilly: Martin Luther King Would Not Support Black Lives Matter Movement

O’Reilly Tells Trump Blacks Are "Ill-Educated And Have Tattoos On Their Forehead”

O’Reilly Instructs An NAACP Director And African-Americans “To Distance Themselves From Black Lives Matter”

O'Reilly: "Black Lives Matter Is Killing Americans"

 

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Bill O'Reilly, Charles Krauthammer
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