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.
In the wake of the phone hacking scandal that’s rocked Britain, News Corp. has dropped its $12 billion takeover bid for BSkyB. The company made the announcement on Wednesday just as British lawmakers were preparing to vote on a motion calling for Rupert Murdoch to give up his pursuit of the satellite television broadcaster.
“We believed that the proposed acquisition of BSkyB by News Corporation would benefit both companies,” News Corp. chairman Chase Carey in a statement. “But it has become clear that it is too difficult to progress in this climate.” News Corp. “remains a committed long-term shareholder in BSkyB,” Carey said, and will retain its stake in the company.Murdoch and co. were awaiting approval of their $12 billion bid on the 60 percent of BSkyB they did not already own.
“This is a victory for people up and down this country who have been appalled by the revelations of the phone hacking scandal and the failure of News International to take responsibility,” Labour party leader Ed Miliband said. “People thought it was beyond belief that [Murdoch] could continue with his takeover after these revelations. It is these people who won this victory. They told Mr Murdoch: ‘This far and no further.’ Nobody should exercise power in this country without responsibility.” (more…)
Smith’s critique began when he cut into Wednesday’s briefing by White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs. He opened by naming a long list of participants in the Sherrod affair, from the White House to the NAACP to the Big Government website, which posted the edited video, to “this network,” Fox News — which, he said, was one of the places where the video had been played “totally out of context.”He went on to explain why his program, unlike others on Fox News, had not covered the story: