Bill O'Reilly is known for a lot of things, such as apologizing for slavery, blaming everything on rap, and denying racism exists. But for all his notoriety, he is not often accused of characterizing the political left with dead-on accuracy. However, on Tuesday night's episode of his show The O'Reilly Factor, the commentator nailed it for once.
In a segment discussing the Electoral College, the TV host said that the "hidden reason" people wanted to get rid of the institution is to minimize the influence of white, working-class men. [That's not the accurate part.]
"Neutralizing the largely white rural areas in the Midwest and South will assure liberal politicians get power and keep it," he said, adding that it was "all about race."
Then O'Reilly got to the heart of the matter:
"Very few commentators will tell you that the heart of liberalism in America today is based on race... It permeates almost every issue: that white men have set up a system of oppression. That system must be destroyed... The left wants power taken away from the white establishment. They want a profound change in the way America is run."
It was those last two sentences, later tweeted out by Fox News, that had lefties in shock. Bill O'Reilly was characterizing them...accurately?
Even notable activists and journalists were on board: