Thursday, 27 September 2007

Even though it's run by blacks ...

Great quote from Paul Waldman of the US monitoring group Media Matters on Fox News pundit Bill O’Reilly’s comments about eating in a Harlem restaurant.

O’Reilly had told listeners to his radio show that he ‘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.’ He later claimed his remarks were taken out of context and accused the liberal Media Matters group, which highlighted his comments, of having ‘fabricated a racial controversy where none exists’.

Paul Waldman responded that: ‘If Bill O’Reilly got caught robbing a bank he would say he was taken out of context.’

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