Bill O'Reilly Thunders Against Al Sharpton's 'Garbage' in Ferguson
Fox News Host Bill O’Reilly exploded at Al Sharpton on his program Tuesday night, calling him a “charlatan” that has been delivering “garbage” in response to the police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri.
“Al Sharpton has the nerve to insult the American police community, men and women risking their lives to protect us. This charlatan has the gall to do that and NBC News is paying him? he asked, “My god. Why is this acceptable?”
O’Reilly said that he returned from his vacation early because was “furious” about how the events in Ferguson were being reported.
He reminded his audience that he believed that there should be a federal investigation and that the American justice system should be allowed to work.
Only one side of the story was being reported,” O’Reilly said, noting that the media was terrified when reporting on racial issues. Additionally, O’Reilly reminded his audience that on Monday night only four people of the 78 people that were arrested were from Ferguson.
“The liberal media will never report that, nor will they report the true picture of criminal justice in the USA,” O’Reilly said, “Instead, NBC News pays Al Sharpton to deliver garbage like this.”
O’Reilly approved of police officials releasing the video of Brown robbing a convenience store, pointing out that it was important to the case as it demonstrated his state of mind when he was approached by police officers.
“Facts are not smears,” O’Reilly said, calling the way the media was reporting the story as “beyond belief.”
O’Reilly reminded his audience that Sharpton accused Officer Darren Wilson of shooting Michael Brown in the back, which was demonstrably false, according to the autopsy.
“To the race hustlers, Officer Wilson is already guilty; they have already convicted him,” he said, “Their slogan is no justice, no peace. I guess that’s lynch mob justice … They don’t really care what happened, they want Officer Wilson punished.”
O’Reilly argued that Wilson was entitled to a fair trial.
“Officer Wilson is entitled to the presumption of innocence that we all have under our Constitution, something that Sharpton will never give him because Sharpton only cares about his self aggrandizement and if he has to stoke racial hatred to get that,” O’Reilly said. “That’s what he will do. I know this man.”
O’Reilly admitted the the American justice system could be flawed, as demonstrated by the O.J. Simpson trial, but that it was all that Americans had.
“It’s the only thing separating us from the anarchy that Al Sharpton and others want to impose,” he said.