O'Reilly apparently finds it odd that Kansas murder suspect is a "white-bread guy"
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On the June 7 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor, host Bill O'Reilly said of Edwin Roy Hall -- the man charged with murdering 18-year-old Kelsey Smith after abducting her from the parking lot of a Target store in Overland Park, Kansas: "[T]his guy who is charged has a child and a wife. You know, he's like white-bread guy. And we're all going, 'What is that?' "
According to the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, the adjective "white-bread" is defined as: "Blandly conventional, especially when considered as typical of white middle-class America."
From the June 7 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor:
O'REILLY: "Impact" segment tonight: Kansas police say 26-year-old Edwin Hall murdered 18-year-old Kelsey Smith after abducting her from a Target store. And in Connecticut, a 15-year-old girl, Danielle Cramer, has been found in a hidden vault inside the home of Adam Gault and Ann Murphy, and they have been charged with a variety of crimes. Now, last year, more than a thousand children under 16 years of age were murdered in the USA, and about 5,000 kids were kidnapped. But only about 300 of those cases were full-fledged abductions. Nevertheless, assaults on children remain very troubling in America.
Joining us now, reporter Jane Velez-Mitchell, whose new book is called Secrets Can Be Murder: What America's Most Sensational Crimes Tell Us About Ourselves.
You know, we have a nation of 300 million Americans. And proportionally, we don't have a lot of these crimes. But, you know, when we do have a young lady going to a Target store -- and we have her on video. We'll show that little video in a minute. And some guy just -- and this guy who is charged has a child and a wife. You know, he's like white-bread guy. And we're all going, "What is that?"
VELEZ-MITCHELL: What is going on, Bill?
VELEZ-MITCHELL: We have a right to ask. I mean, a 26-year-old guy married with a small kid. Now, we understand he did have some money troubles. Often that can be a stressor or a trigger. But the bigger question, obviously, is why this is happening in society to even one girl? And the answer is, sadly, we are creating in our society with the media, the movies, and the television today a hunter-prey relationship between men and women.
O'REILLY: All right. Let's -- let's --
VELEZ-MITCHELL: Men are the hunters. Women are the prey. And it's in movies, and it has to stop or this violence will get worse.