Bill O’Reilly has been in the headlines for weeks now because his well-articulated Talking Points Memos have focused on the harsh realities African Americans face in this country and called out the so-called leaders of the black community for not speaking up. O’Reilly has earned a good amount of praise for his remarks, but he has also weathered a large amount of criticism from the likes of Al Sharpton and others. Well, last night O’Reilly apparently reached his breaking point
“Bill O'Reilly I think pretty much had it last night,” Glenn said to open the radio show this morning. “I don't think Bill has ever really played this game, but he's been around this game and he just broke the rules. And here's what the game is: I had been told when I was in the mainstream media, ‘Look, Glenn. You know, we take a pound of flesh from them and then we all go out and have dinner. That's the way the game is played.’ And I said, ‘Well, I'm not playing a game and these things are lies.’ Again, I don't play that game. If it's a lie, it's a lie and I'm not playing that game.”
“I have a feeling that's what happened with Bill O'Reilly last night because Bill O'Reilly could have played this card a long time ago,” he continued. “Another thing I learned in the media is don't play all your cards… When they're playing the game and they're coming to shoot you in the head, you better keep your powder dry until you really need it. Last night, some of the powder was used from Bill O'Reilly because he was sick to death of Al Sharpton.”
Glenn played the audio of O’Reilly’s take down of Sharpton from last night’s O’Reilly Factor:
O'REILLY: This time a few days ago we did a story about the food stamp fraud in the USA. As part of that story, we featured Jason the surfer. There he is, young, man, healthy. Gets thousands of dollars worth of food stamps every year, even while he surfs all day long. He doesn't care about workin'.
And here's what I said about it: This guy is a parasite, and my contention is that the Obama administration is encouraging parasites to come out and, you know, take as much as they can with no remorse, and this is how a country declines. This is how we become a weak nation.
So that was pretty clear statement about Jason the surfer and the failure of the federal government to regulate who gets entitlements from the taxpayer, right? Pretty straightforward. Here's how Al Sharpton spun it.
SHARPTON: Bill O'Reilly is going back to one of his favorite talking points: Attacking the poor. Here's his latest rant about people on food stamps. Parasites. The poor are parasites. We've heard these kinds of attacks before.
O'REILLY: Sharpton obviously taking my comments totally out of context. Not even mentioning Jason the surfer and basically not telling the truth, once again. The guy does this all the time. And here's the crusher on Sharpton. He's been portraying me as a racist and a brutalizer of the poor. A few years ago Sharpton told me that his charity in Harlem, New York was out of money and that it could not provide Christmas presents and Christmas dinners to hundreds of poor people in Harlem. So I gave Sharpton a $25,000 donation to provide the gifts and the food. I never mentioned it because it wasn't necessary to mention it. But now it is. To prove exactly what kind of person Al Sharpton is.
Watch the video of O’Reilly’s remarks HERE.
“That is not ‘Let's go have dinner.’ That is a declaration of war,” Glenn said. “Congratulations, Bill O'Reilly… Now, Bill O'Reilly gets a lot of crap, I think, because he doesn't put up with crap… I think he's had enough.”
This situation extends far beyond Bill O’Reilly and Al Sharpton. In the last few months alone, there have been several examples of the left attempting to destroy people. “How many people does the left have to destroy,” Glenn asked.
Paula Deen’s career is essentially over. The Missouri State rodeo clown now finds himself without a job. Philadelphia Eagle wide receiver Riley Cooper continues to face backlash despite his apology.
“How many people have to have their lives destroyed before people wake up and say this isn't a game? This is not a game. This is a zero sum game,” Glenn said. “The game has changed. They are going to take you out because they sense blood in the water. They are so out-of-control with their egos… so those who are just like, ‘Let’s just play the game, just get along. We always get along.’ That's over, gang. That's over. And I think Bill O'Reilly is smart enough to get it.”