Bill O’Reilly, snuggled safely in the confines of the privilege of being an incredibly rich white man, just doesn’t understand why black people and their allies are protesting our racist criminal justice system. And since he can’t understand it, it must all be a bunch of “professional agitators” funded by George Soros and those evil communist unions who are doing it.
“The demonstrations you are seeing are not — are not — spontaneous dissent from regular folks,” he argued. “Rather, they are well-planned disruptions from professional anti-establishment provocateurs. That’s important to understand, because it is the American system that is being attacked, not the individual sagas of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.”
O’Reilly said that his program “has learned” that demonstrations in both city had been organized by a group calling itself This Stops Today, and that the “radical far-left” Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and groups funded by “shadowy radical” George Soros were involved with the protests.However, while “This Stops Today” became a popular hashtag following grand jury decisions not to indict police officers in connection with the deaths of Brown and Garner, there does not appear to be a particular group using that name online.
O’Reilly also named two other “grievance groups,” Communities United for Police Reform and “Hoodies for Justice,” a possible reference to Million Hoodies Movement for Justice, an organization formed in response to the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin at the hands of George Zimmerman in 2012.
The Factor host said earlier this week that he did not feel Garner “did not deserve what happened to him,” but called the idea that police are more likely to behave violently toward Black men “a blatant lie.”
Well if there’s anyone who would know about blatant lies, it’s Bill O’Reilly. Every single word he said could have been taken verbatim from the 1950s and 60s. They were said by opponents of civil rights then about the protests going on, it was all being ginned up by communist “agitators.”