I know many of you reading this watch Fox News, for reasons that will always be beyond my understanding. Surprisingly, I’ve haven’t seen any of the “Watchmen” call attention to the fact that Bill O’Reilly donated $25,000 to Al Sharpton’s organization. I’ll let that sink in for a minute before I continue…
The first red flag is obviously the donation, but it was O’Reilly’s explanation as to how and why the donation came about:
“He’s been portraying me as a racist and a brutalizer of the poor. A few years ago Sharpton told me that his charity in Harlem, New York, was out of money and that it could not provide Christmas presents and Christmas dinners to hundreds of poor people in Harlem. So I gave Sharpton a $25,000 donation to provide the gifts and the food.”
There are several questions that come to mind when I read this response:
- Does O’Reilly secretly support Al Sharpton?
- Is their public “beef” real?
- Why was Sharpton discussing his organization’s finances with O’Reilly?
- Why did O’Reilly really come to Sharpton’s aid?
I honestly think these guys laugh at the public behind the scenes. Both Sharpton and O’Reilly have a tendency to stretch the truth to push their own agenda. I’m sure the fact that ratings go through the roof whenever these two get together also explains why O’Reilly continues to give Sharpton and Jackson a platform on his show to get the word out about whatever cause they’ve adopted at the moment.
The pot is going to stir for a little while, building up to an on air verbal confrontation between these two. It will drive up the ratings for Fox and result in a huge pay day for both Sharpton and O’Reilly.
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