Fox's Bill O'Reilly Compares Black Lives Matter Movement To The KKK

O'Reilly: Black Lives Matter Is "Like The Ku Klux Klan" If It Doesn't "Repudiate" Anti-Police Rhetoric

Video ››› ››› MEDIA MATTERS STAFF

From the October 14 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor:

Loading the player reg...

MONICA CROWLEY: If these candidates really do believe that black lives matter, I should have heard some condemnation of the anti-police rhetoric of the kind that you saw there coming from Black Lives Matter.

BILL O'REILLY (HOST): But you're never gonna hear that are you, Eboni?

CROWLEY: No. Nor did you hear anything about black-on-black violence in cities like Chicago that have the strict gun laws and so on.

O'REILLY: But in the Democratic Party in those precincts, you'll never hear that will you?

EBONI K. WILLIAMS: Well Bill, here's the thing, black lives matter, that is true. They don't matter more than other lives, and that's certainly not what they're saying. It's actually a response, guys. I think that a lot of black people in this country feel that actions, a pattern of actions, have shown a devaluing. So that's the response. What you've just showed, there, Bill, that is hate speech. Those people should have been arrested, it could incite violence.

O'REILLY: But that's the Black Lives Matter movement.

WILLIAMS: That's an outlier segment, though Bill. To assign that -- no I've talked to leadership as well.

O'REILLY: And let me tell you why you're desperately wrong here, Eboni. Because they could have, the leadership of Black Lives Matter could have repudiated those things, and they did not, alright? So that's where you're wrong.

[...]

O'REILLY: If the movement doesn't repudiate, it's like the Ku Klux Klan, alright? You know, are all Klansman going to hang blacks? No. But they're all in the same soup bowl, alright? Because they don't divorce themselves from the group who did do those things.

Related:

How Black Lives Matter Was Blamed For Killing Of US Police Officers

Previously:

Here Are The Conservative Pundits Branding Black Lives Matter A "Hate Group"

We've changed our commenting system to Disqus.
Instructions for signing up and claiming your comment history are located here.
Updated rules for commenting are here.