O'Reilly and Whitlock

Bill O’Reilly, Jason Whitlock trade shots over gun controversy and racism accusations

by Jeff Poor, The Daily Caller  |  published on December 12, 2012

On his Monday night broadcast, “The O’Reilly Factor” host Bill O’Reilly used his “Talking Points Memo” segment to respond to accusations from FoxSports.com columnist Jason Whitlock that he was acting as a “slave overlord,” calling Whitlock’s charge “pure racism.”

OWe are living in a country that is rapidly changing,” O’Reilly said. “Rules of civility are pretty much finished. While America has always embraced robust debate, now there are elements on both the left and the right which are using disgraceful tactics to demean those with whom they disagree. Some examples: The Supreme Court is now going to hear the gay marriage issue. Some of those who support expanding the definition of marriage are accusing those who oppose it of being human rights violators, bigots, homophobes. So if you hold a belief that traditional marriage should have a special place in society, you’re a hater according to the haters.”

But it was Whitlock who drew O’Reilly’s ire in how he handled critics of his column reacting to Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher’s suicide earlier this month.

“Likewise, if in criticizing President Obama,” O’Reilly continued. “There are fanatical left wingers who say, ‘Those who disagree with President Obama are doing so because he’s black.’ It’s a racial deal. That kind of tactic should be condemned by all Americans. Let me give you a very vivid recent situation that is simply unacceptable. This man, sportswriter Jason Whitlock, who actually works for Foxsports.com injected race into the Kansas City Chiefs murder-suicide. Whitlock said that unnamed forces in America want guns in the black communities so that people of color could destroy each other. Whitlock went on to call the NRA, quote, ‘The new KKK.’ That, of course, is insane. And the only reason anybody ever heard about it is because Bob Costas mentioned Whitlock in his gun commentary on NBC.”

O’Reilly said he invited Whitlock on his program as a guest, but Whitlock declined and attacked O’Reilly for inviting him on Foxsports.com.

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