Bill O'Reilly delivered a sadly on-brand tweet Monday regarding the recently wrapped 2016 Rio Olympics. Speaking on the general success of American athletes at this year's games, the Fox News personality suggested the nation doesn't have a problem related to its mistreatment of minority citizens. O'Reilly's proof? All those medals.
Hmm. What!?! Despite O'Reilly's insistence that the mysterious "press" is in the business of deceiving other countries about the very real problem of persecution, many on Twitter took great offense at the entire suggestion because, well, do we really have to explain how dude's sentiment made absolutely no sense?
Others got even more specific with their counterclaims, none of which elicited a personal response from O'Reilly:
2016 has been sort of a banner year for the O'Reilly shenanigans machine, and by "banner year" we of course mean a deeply depressing display of woefully misleading hyperbole and general nonsense that's only bested by every other year O'Reilly has been on the air. Just last month, O'Reilly said the this on television:
"Slaves that worked [at the White House] were well fed and had decent lodgings provided by the government, which stopped hiring slave labor in 1802," O'Reilly told viewers following Michelle Obama's DNC speech. "So, Michelle Obama is essentially correct in citing slaves as builders of the White House, but there were others working as well." Yeah, um, what's your point Bill?
A few months before that expulsion, O'Reilly told viewers that "many" black people are "ill-educated and have tattoos on their foreheads."