Bill O'Reilly calls out a lot of people who misquote him and shames them as much as he could, although barely anybody actually makes an apology to the Fox News star. However, MSNBC's Chris Hayes has actually apologized to O'Reilly. TV Newser has the scoop.
"MSNBC host Chris Hayes apologized tonight to Fox News host Bill O'Reilly over a segment on the Confederate flag that included Hayes telling viewers Bill O'Reilly said it represents the bravery of Confederates who fought in the Civil War."TV Newser goes on to note that after Bill O'Reilly called Hayes' report "a complete distortion," Hayes admitted he made a mistake and said he should have not attributed a false quote to O'Reilly.
Another MSNBC host, Al Sharpton, has ripped O'Reilly to shreds over the past few years. Somehow, it's doubtful he will apologize since O'Reilly has referred to him as a charlatan. A Business Insider article from last year quoted O'Reilly's anger towards Al Sharpton and others who he considers race exploiters.
"I came back from vacation because I am furious — furious! — about how the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown is being reported. The liberal media will never... report the true picture of criminal justice in the USA. Instead, NBC News pays Al Sharpton to deliver garbage."Bill O'Reilly has had quite a controversial week. On Thursday evening, O'Reilly spoke out on how he feels the media and the left are incorrectly demonizing America as a racist nation.
"The truth is there is no organized effort to harm black people by white people. That doesn't exist here. The real racism is looking away from what is really harming black Americans, the root cause of poverty.Bill O'Reilly went on to state that he believes the dissolution of the African-American traditional family, chaos on the streets in poor neighborhoods, and an educational system that does not demand the same standards it does in white neighborhoods is what is really hurting African Americans -- not white supremacy.
It is O'Reilly's controversial views that keep viewers coming back; he was easily the King of Ratings last week for cable television news. When averaging ratings for the week from figures based on Zap2it, Bill O'Reilly averaged 2.45 million viewers a night. It's quite likely Bill O'Reilly will also win this week's ratings war and even more likely that he'll feud with another news anchor in the very near future.
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