Quote of the day 5

O’REILLY: You know, I was up in Harlem a few weeks ago, and I actually had dinner with Al Sharpton. … And I couldn’t get over the fact that there was no difference between Sylvia’s restaurant and any other restaurant in New York City. I mean, it was exactly the same, even though it’s run by blacks, primarily black patronship. It was the same, and that’s really what this society’s all about now here in the U.S.A. …

There wasn’t one person in Sylvia’s who was screaming, “M-F-er, I want more iced tea.” … People were sitting there, and they were ordering and having fun. And there wasn’t any kind of craziness at all.

FOX TV personality Bill O’Reilly discovers blacks. Hat tip, Avdat.

To be fair, O’Reilly is contrasting his personal experience with what one might expect, judging from “gangsta rap” culture. Audio here.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. 49erDweet
    Sep 25, 2007 @ 18:57:34

    Does anyone place his foot into his own mouth quite as ironically funny as does BO? I think not.

    From my observance of the US black scene, there are two public sides to it. One is the true side – which is virtually identical to any other middle class culture in the west, and the other is the staged sports/gangsta view – which is meant to maximize money-making for a select few, and ends up impoverishing and sometimes destroying the lives of the rest. But the ‘beautiful ones’ that survive don’t really seem to care. One exception being Bill Cosby, and his ilk.

    Good catch, Stephen.

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