Tuesday, November 08, 2016

O'Reilly Defends Offensive Chinatown Segment: We're Not Politically Correct

Watters asked passersby in Chinatown questions like whether it was the "year of the dragon" or if they knew how to do karate. He also asked a young man if he could give him Chinese herbs from his parents' store that would help with "performance."  Watters then called Asian-Americans  "gentle" and "patient".  Oh, the pain!

Fox host Bill O'Reilly is standing by a tone-deaf segment that aired on his show last week and mocked Asian-Americans, saying in a radio interview Tuesday that "The O'Reilly Factor" is not a "politically correct" show.

O'Reilly told "The Bernie and Sid Show" that he feels the backlash to the controversial "Watters World" segment, in which contributor Jesse Watters interviewed and mocked Asian-Americans on the streets of New York City's Chinatown, was a coordinated attack by liberal media outlets. Originally, he said, there had been few complaints.

"All of sudden, 36 hours later, we get this barrage," he said. "And the wording was almost exactly the same from all these left-wing websites, almost exactly the same. So we know it was a coordinated attack."

O'Reilly said Watters had done what he described as a similar segment in Little Italy the week prior, and that Watters would not be fired for the Chinatown piece just because people live in a "perpetual state of grievance." He did note that he would have edited the package differently, but said it was "gentle fun."

“He’s not getting fired," O'Reilly said. "We are a program that is not politically correct.”



Anonymous said...

Watters talks to all kinds of different people from all walks of life. They all get the same treatment. Some folks are well spoken and well informed on this segment while others are not. It is ridiculous to say that these people were treated any differently.

Anonymous said...

The perpetually offended usually claim to be offended on behalf of someone else.

Bird of Paradise said...

Silly silly liberals always looking for someone to whine about while most of us quit whining at a certian age they just never quit

Anonymous said...

What do you expect from Faux News?

Anonymous said...

ANON 3:37 AM

At least Fox still presents some news unlike the rest of the American liberal media who present a variation of the progressive party line. But news organizations have NEVER been about unbiased presentation of the news but about selling advertising at best and a wholesale political agenda as the norm. Anyone who believes otherwise has not done a study of the history of public media.


Spurwing Plover the fighting Shorebird said...

Liberals are ruining our nations cities