Now and then I tune into right-wing radio or even born-again broadcasts. Earlier this week I was listening to a fellow who I later realized was Bill O’Reilly. He was monologing about hate, and how the brand of hate that used to exist is actually the same as the kind of current hate that exists.
To illustrate, he used a clip from the movie Mississippi Burning. The voice was the character Frank Baily played by Michael Rooker.
Bailey: “…why don’t you get back to your commie, nigger-lovin’ bosses up North? … All I know is we got niggers in this county who ain’t registered to vote yet. And, as far as I’m concerned, they never will. So tell your stiff suits up in Washington, DC, they ain’t gonna change us one bit. Unless it’s over my dead body. Or a lot of dead niggers.”
O’Reilly went on to say that this was an excellent movie and portrayed hate very well, and said that the current hate exhibited by the people at the Daily KOS is basically the same kind of hate.
My question is this: Is O’Reilly is a calculating liar, or completely out of his mind?