Last weekend’s “Realize The Dream” march in Washington stood as a celebratory reminder of the 50 years that’s passed since Dr. Martin Luther King‘s “I Have A Dream” speech. Fox News host Bill O’Reilly blasted Rev. Al Sharpton‘s National Action Network for the event, blamed broken black families for not taking “personal responsibility” and more.
On Monday during The O’Reilly Factor show, the pundit launched an assault against single mothers, young black men, rap music and also the education system. Opening by saying Dr. King would not be happy with the “racial situation in America,” the host put the blame on single motherhood and other targets of the Right.
“Would he [King] be pleased that over 75 percent of black babies are born out of wedlock? No, he would not be,” said O’Reilly. “Would he be accepting of the violent crime wave caused by young black men? He would be appalled.”
O’Reilly continued to rail against the educational systems in poor counties, rap music, and also accused civil rights leaders for not teaching personal responsibility as a means to combat societal ills.
During the segment, a Factor reporter cornered Rev. Sharpton to ask about the financial markup of the Realize The Dream march and accused the NAN of profiting from the event – slickly naming it the “civil rights industry” instead of movement.
Watch Bill O’Reilly’s rant in the video below.
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