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    rockhound, Tchrldy, Miggles

    Here's how he started out:

    Well, actually, I hate to say this to you because I don't want to get your ego going.  But I think you're right.  I think, look, political correctness can lead to some kind of paralysis where you don't address reality.

    He's saying O'Reilly was right to equate "Muslims" with those who attacked us on 9/11.  He's saying it's political correctness to disagree with what he's calling "reality."  His anecdote about feeling fearful when people in "Muslim garb" (And note, he goes on to assert that wearing "Muslim garb" is to define oneself first and foremost as Muslim - does he think the same of the orthodox Jew who wears a yarmulke? The black man or woman who wears a dashiki?) is not a shamefaced admission, he's saying that it's an entirely justified reaction and denying this is "political correctness."

    It's not a FoxNews style smear to call him on that.  Yes, he went on later to mouth some platitudes about generalization (not all black men are rapists ... some of my best friends are black) but that kind of back-end caveat doesn't excuse or alter the basic point he was making, which was that he agrees with what O'Reilly said on "The View".

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