O’Reilly Hits Back at SC Dem Rep Blaming Fox News for SC Shooting

On his Thursday “The O’Reilly Factor” program, host Bill O’Reilly took on South Carolina state Rep. Todd Rutherford (D-Columbia), who also serves as his House’s minority leader, for his comments earlier in the day broadcasted on CNN blaming the Fox News Channel for Wednesday’s deadly shooting at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC.

“You said this Roof kid watches Fox News,” O’Reilly said. “Do you know that he watches Fox News?”

Rutherford downplayed the accusation and said that he said he watches things “like” Fox News.

He went on to blame O’Reilly for “inflaming the rhetoric” and being exactly what he was referring to in the earlier CNN appearance.

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