Bill O’Reilly and his penchant for opening his mouth to deliver another steaming pile of hateful thoughts masked as opinion has been well documented. The Fox News host was back at it again, this after he blamed the Black Lives Matter movement for violent acts occurring around the nation.
As reported by the International Business Times, O’Reilly took time out of his nightly Fox program, The O’Reilly Factor, to zero in Black Lives Matter and claiming they’re “killing Americans.”
From the Business Times:
“How Black Lives Matter is killing Americans: That is the subject of tonight’s talking points memo,” O’Reilly began Wednesday’s show.
He pointed to reports of rising murder rates in some of the country’s largest cities and blamed the increase on what some have called the “Ferguson effect,” a theory that heightened scrutiny on police actions after the 2014 shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old black man in Ferguson, Missouri, has made police officers reluctant to pursue crimes. While many news outlets have reported that there is little evidence of a new crime wave around the country and that the “Ferguson effect” is not necessarily real, conservatives like O’Reilly have continued to discuss it.