Wednesday, September 26, 2007

O'Reilly: Methinks da man doth protest too much

In an effort to diffuse the response to his recent remarks after attending an Anita Baker concert and eating in Harlem's Sylvia's restaurant, Bill O'Reilly clarified that this was not a reflection of a bias on his part. Rather, he was communicating to his viewers that African-Americans are well-dressed and that the experience at Sylvia's was no different than eating in a suburban, Italian restaurant. Might we not conclude from this defense that O'Reilly assumes his viewers, who'd benefit by hearing this, are the ones with the bias?