Fox News host Bill O’Reilly was in apology mode hours after liberals called for him to be fired for making a “racist” statement about Rep. Maxine Waters.
The same liberals who make fun of President Donald Trump’s hair on a daily basis came unhinged after O’Reilly told “Fox & Friends” that Waters looks like she is wearing a “James Brown wig.”
O’Reilly bowed to the pressure hours later and issued an apology with the following statement:
“As I have said many times, I respect Congresswoman Maxine Waters for being sincere in her beliefs. I said that again today on Fox & Friends calling her ‘old school.’ Unfortunately, I also made a jest about her hair which was dumb. I apologize.”
He also took to Twitter and offered an ominous warning that on his show “The O’Reilly Factor” Tuesday he planned to take aim at political correctness.
“Have you had enough?” O’Reilly asks, presumably having had “enough” himself.
Big political correctness segment on The Factor tonight. Have you had enough? Check us out, you won’t be disappointed. –BO’R
— Bill O’Reilly (@oreillyfactor) March 28, 2017
Not surprisingly his apology did nothing to assuage the left wingers whose answer for anyone they disagree with is to silence them. In fact, it only seemed to embolden them as the demands he be fired became more bold, and often vulgar:
Bill O’Reilly your apology shouldn’t be accepted. You and your people are who you are, stop trying to deny it.
— Rafiq Mustafaa (@RafiqMustafaa) March 28, 2017
O’Reilly’s apology counts for nothing because his racist comment has already energized the base (base can be taken two ways) to cheer.
— Karen Minto (@aklamiswhatIam) March 28, 2017
I dont give a FLYING FUCK about Bill O’Reilly’s apology & neither should ANYONE else.
His entire career is predicated on outlandish RACISM. https://t.co/46aXa7Y2UV
— thisisyourconscience (@lincolnablades) March 28, 2017
This misogynistic, racist asshole needs to be taken off the air. Not apology. Bill O’Reilly needs to be banned from cable news! https://t.co/6VzGwUkT6N
— Amy Siskind (@Amy_Siskind) March 28, 2017
This a racist attack on Waters and an apology won’t cut it. O’Reilly should be fired. @MichaelMurphyNY @MaxineWaters https://t.co/Ohu4TWzQxk
— anne silverstein (@uftanne) March 28, 2017
@FoxNews your people are disgusting, rude and O’Reilly and cronies should be fired after an apology.
— Leslie ???? (@ADVgrrls) March 28, 2017
Some said that his tweet about going after political correctness on Tuesday night’s show was proof his apology was insincere.
You double-down, @oreillyfactor? What a bastard.
— Jeffrey Guterman (@JeffreyGuterman) March 28, 2017
So your apology was only semi-sincere, huh? https://t.co/ylb6JCrkvk https://t.co/oTsF2LnKfm
— Matt Wilstein (@TheMattWilstein) March 28, 2017
O’Reilly puts out apology for dismissing Maxine Waters due to her hair. Then immediately tweets this, which means his apology ain’t shit: pic.twitter.com/Tm6pTdLGML
— Angelo Carusone (@GoAngelo) March 28, 2017
And at least one person thought O’Reilly owed an apology the James Brown.
Bill O’Reilly owes James Brown an engraved apology. He literally compared the Godfather of Soul to the ugliest woman whoever lived. pic.twitter.com/foXU9ivNST
— Dobermite (@2GunRock) March 28, 2017
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