Bill O’Reilly Accidentally Gets Really Racist On Fox News And They Don’t Even Notice
While in a discussion about Hawaii’s social and financial problems, Bill O’Reilly utters a sentence so ignorant and rude that practically any newsroom on the planet would have reprimanded him. Fortunately for O’Reilly, he was on Fox News. In addition to making a ridiculous and sweeping statement about Asian people, O’Reilly also seems to imply that there are cultures that are lazy and careless. Since this clip surfaced, several statements have been made by Hawaiian officials speaking out against O’Reilly and his remarks.
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