Last week Oprah Winfrey
made the very naughty observation
that racism still exists in America and that—gasp—president Obama probably faces some of it. Worse, she made the equally naughty and equally true observation that racism will likely only get better when older generations of racists die. Since black people are not allowed to talk about racism, this has resulted in a network-wide Fox News freakout
Bill O'Reilly talked about it.
Mark Levin freaked out about it.
"The Five" went on multiple rants.
Our favorite thing, though, is this "Hannity" commercial, which basically makes Oprah seem like the second coming of Freddy Krueger:
Hannity, for his part, seems to be under the impression that Oprah threatened to personally knock off elderly racists one by one, which for a movement still convinced that Obama is secretly raising an army of black people is probably not much more of a stretch.
This is just a thought, but it seems to me that people who were not racist are just not as prone to getting worked up about people talking about racism as racists are. Conversely, breaking out in network hives whenever someone brings the subject up is probably not the best way to show you understand the topic. The network push against Oprah might also have something to do with the White House awarding her the Medal of Freedom for her achievements; it seems many in the network get very worked up when black Americans visit the White House.
Just sayin', Fox News. Just sayin'.
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