Former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly wrote a column for The Hill Wednesday, explaining that President Trump did the right thing calling out the alt-right and the alt-left. He said the media is highlighting this tragedy to further damage the Trump administration.
O’Reilly excoriated a number of media outlets in his op-ed, and noted that the only mistake Trump made was to inject “different opinions into a story where only one point of view is tolerated by the media: Nazi thugs are totally responsible for everything that happened in Charlottesville. Period. If you dissent then you are a Nazi sympathizer.”
Bill noted that Trump was also talking to his base.
“To understand why the president is elongating the controversy,” O’Reilly explained, “you have to realize the depth of his resentment towards the activist left. From the beginning of his foray into politics, the hard left has demonized him in vicious ways. Entire news organizations are working to destroy him.” He noted that Trump and his supporters are “very, very angry” about the media’s portrayal of the administration.
“So the president vents by attacking ‘fake news’ and highlighting the sins of the left every chance he gets. For him, this is fair payback for what he has endured. He sees his opponents as dishonest, deserving of constant disparagement.”
“That’s what is happening in the Charlottesville situation. Mr. Trump knows that Nazi sympathizers are bad people but to him they are few in number and have little significance.”
O’Reilly stated that it’s “the truth” that white supremacists egged on violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, adding “some radical leftist counter protesters wanted the same thing, knowing they would likely get a press pass for their violent actions.”
“That’s exactly what happened,” O’Reilly wrote. “For the Trump-hating left it worked out great. They confronted and exposed the vile Nazis, while also managing to bait the president into a controversy that has hurt him.”
O’Reilly warned of a division that appears to be the beginnings of a civil war.
“In America there is, indeed, a civil war underway,” he said. “And the president along with his supporters will lose that war unless they fight it smarter. Anytime Nazis are involved you condemn them and walk away. That’s all. There will be time to expose the hard left fanatics down the road. It’s all about picking your spots. It’s all about an effective wartime strategy.”
The MSM is providing support for the leftist terrorists, whitewashing them though they know they are communists, socialists, mostly communists. The NY Times and The Washington Post have both admitted it.
Communists are every bit as evil as KKK or Nazis, perhaps not in Charlottesville this time, but over-all, they are.
O’Reilly explains that at this point the politically correct left is winning. If Trump can get the economy going, the left will recede into the background.
The leftists using Saul Alinsky is a reality. The media is frightened. They are too afraid to take on these well-financed lunatics.
Bill weighed in on the CEOs who have severed their ties with President Trump’s advisory councils. “Some of them did it for reasons of conscience,” he surmised, “which they have a right to do. But many of them are doing it because pressure groups like Color of Change and Media Matters are saying that if you associate with Donald Trump we’ll call for a boycott of your company.”
“That’s what they did to me! And believe me when I tell you that most commentators on cable news are frightened to have anything to do with Donald Trump right now. One of the few exceptions is Sean Hannity, who has been threatened with boycotts all over the place.”
Bill then welcomed, via Skype through very poor reception, The Daily Caller’s Peter Hasson, who has investigated far left pressure groups.
“There are at least a dozen groups pressuring sponsors,” Hasson reported, “and they are spearheaded by the two groups you mentioned, Color of Change and Media Matters. This is part of a broader strategy on the left to go after corporations and tell them that they will tarnish their brand if they continue to support Republicans and conservatives. They’re basically threatening them.”
Hasson elaborated on the most vicious organization, Media Matters: “They are a very well-funded activist group whose entire purpose is to silence conservative voices. Right now they are doing everything they can to get Sean Hannity off the air by going straight to advertisers. They are buddy-buddy with other journalists who also want to see Hannity taken out. A lot of people in the media are afraid to go after these groups.”
Bill compared these groups with Hitler’s henchmen in the early 1930s: “His Storm Troopers actually went to the media and warned them that if they say anything bad about the Nazis we’ll burn your place down and beat you up. They went to corporations and did the same thing. What’s the difference between what happened in the early 1930s and now?” Hasson agreed that both eras represent the worst in “thug politics” and also bear a distasteful resemblance to Al Capone’s extortionist tactics.
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This is a clip from Thursday’s show: