Bill O'Reilly, everybody's favorite blowhard at the state-run FOX News network, has gotten himself in hot water again. It all stems from a pleasant night out on the town with his new best friend, Al Sharpton. The two of them recently ventured deep into the heart of black America to enjoy some soul food at Sylvia's restaurant. Here's his take on his wild night in Harlem...
"We had a great time, and all the people up there are tremendously respectful," adding, "I couldn't get over the fact that there was no difference between Sylvia's restaurant and any other restaurant in New York City. I mean, it was exactly the same, even though it's run by blacks, primarily black patronship." Later in the conversation, he was discussing the effect of rap on the culture and said "There wasn't one person in Sylvia's who was screaming, 'M-Fer, I want more iced tea.' You know, I mean, everybody was — it was like going into an Italian restaurant in an all-white suburb in the sense of people were sitting there, and they were ordering and having fun. And there wasn't any kind of craziness at all."
So apparently Billo was expecting a pretty wild scene at Sylvia's. He must have thought that the diners would be screaming insults and curse words at each other while perhaps engaging in a fun-filled food fight. He just "couldn't get over" the fact that black folks can sit down and eat a civilized dinner in a restaurant just like the rest of us. Who knew? Who would have guessed that blacks are capable of such refinement? Billo has really stumbled upon a highly significant sociological discovery. Thank you, sir. You are a great American.
Of course, the ironic part of O'Reilly's observation is that he thinks he's complimenting blacks. He just can't understand why so many people feel offended by his remarks. And, as usual, he chalks the whole brouhaha up to a "smear job" by that "far-left smear site, Media Matters." The sad truth is that B.O. is genetically incapable of self-reflection and self-criticism. Nothing is ever his fault. It's always somebody else out to get him. They're obviously jealous and want to bring down his empire.