BILL O’REILLY, “O’REILLY FACTOR” HOST: Hi, I’m Bill O’Reilly. Thanks for watching us tonight. Al Sharpton and the grievous industry strike back — that is the subject of this evening’s “Talking Points Memo”.
Last week, we told you that one of the big reasons Trayvon Martin lost his life was that George Zimmerman feared the image he projected that night in Florida — his clothing, his presence. Zimmerman profiled Martin and disaster followed. The anger this case has engendered was understandable. If Trayvon Martin was my son I would be doing exactly what his parents are doing.
But out of tragedy can come something positive and that is why “Talking Points” is urging the civil rights folks to stop maligning the country and face up to a huge problem that is directly harming millions, primarily in the African-American community. Young black Americans are the most violent group in this country by far.
The reason is the collapse of the traditional African-American family unit; 50 years ago when blacks had it much worse than they had it now 25 percent of black babies were born out of wedlock, today the number is close to 75 percent. That is catastrophic. But the civil rights industry and the white power fracture basically ignore the problem. They also ignore the entertainment industry putting out vile products aimed at young people, some of whom incorporate the gangster culture into their own lives.
On Thursday we told you that Al Sharpton, now in business with a company that distributes garbage like Lil’ Wayne, while Sharpton says he’s concerned with the state of black culture, his upcoming book will be marketed by a company, Cash Money Content, that debases this country.
In response to my analysis, Sharpton took to the air and did what he usually does. He attacked the messenger implying that I am racist.