Bill O’Reilly Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day

O'Reilly: Blacks should work harder

Bill O’Reilly has a dream: that blacks will work harder

The truth is, that the race factor in America is not an overwhelming problem anymore. Mr. Obama won two elections….  “Talking Points” believes that minority Americans do–do have a much tougher time succeeding in the marketplace generally speaking than affluent whites, for example. But it all comes down to something that is accessible in America: education and personal responsibility. Black Americans should understand that if they study and work hard, they will likely succeed in this country. And that’s the message about race that all good and honest people should be promoting.

–Bill O’Reilly (O’Reilly Factor, 1/20/14)

About Jim Naureckas

Extra! Magazine Editor Since 1990, Jim Naureckas has been the editor of Extra!, FAIR's monthly journal of media criticism. He is the co-author of The Way Things Aren't: Rush Limbaugh's Reign of Error, and co-editor of The FAIR Reader: An Extra! Review of Press and Politics in the '90s. He is also the co-manager of FAIR's website. He has worked as an investigative reporter for the newspaper In These Times, where he covered the Iran-Contra scandal, and was managing editor of the Washington Report on the Hemisphere, a newsletter on Latin America. Jim was born in Libertyville, Illinois, in 1964, and graduated from Stanford University in 1985 with a bachelor's degree in political science. Since 1997 he has been married to Janine Jackson, FAIR's program director. You can follow Jim on Twitter at @JNaureckas.