Fox News Host Bill O'Reilly Criticizes Obama, South Side
Updated 2:03 PM CDT, Fri, Jan 13, 2012
Fox News host Bill O'Reilly's rousing rhetoric raises eyebrows.
He and his network colleague, Glenn Beck, are speaking their minds in their "Bold and Fresh" tour around the country.
Last Saturday, O'Reilly told a New York audience President Obama lacks governing skills. He pointed to the South Side of Chicago as an example comparing it to earthquake-ravaged Haiti.
You can check out the exchange below.
What do you think of Bill O'Reilly's Haiti-Chicago comparison?
"O'REILLY'S COMMENT ABOUT OBAMA CAN'T HELP THE SOUTH SIDE OF CHICAGO WAS HIDEOUS! SAY O'REILLY WHAT CAN YOU DO FOR THE SOUTH SIDE OF CHICAGO? JUST AS I THOUGHT...KEEP YOUR COMMENTS TO YOURSELF." - Anonymous
"You can always count on [O'Reilly] to speak the truth that everyone else is too cowardly to admit themselves. Good for you [O'Reilly]."
"[That's] funny coming from a guy who believes that he works for a real news station. Some parts of the [South Side] of Chicago are bad but not as bad as Fox calling [themselves] a news station." - Anonymous
"Does he think that the comparison is responsible? The people of Haiti would kill to [live] on the [South Side] of Chicago." - Anonymous
"[O'Reilly] can't help himself, he can't help Chicago." - John Hastings
"They are both ghettos,at least Haiti is warm." - Anonymous
"200,000 people didn't [perish] into mass graves nor is there any signs that any portion of the [South Side] stands to go without food and clean water. The [South Side] situation exists in many US cities. Haiti is an [international problem] not an urban one." - Anonymous
"I think Mr. O'Reilly is being blatantly honest at a time when race is a very sensitive subject. I do not think he is being a racist on this issue but plainly pointing at a race based situation. It is a situation that has persisted historically in many areas outside of Chicago or Haiti." - John
First Published: Jan 27, 2010 6:44 AM CDT