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Video of the Day

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Today’s video of the day comes from the O’Reilly Factor, where Bill and I discussed the racial dimensions of the town hall meetings on health care.

23 comments

  1. Clif Soulo - August 19, 2009 1:07 pm

    We need to see more of Tim Wise, as well as others who are speaking that real shit. How funny that Bill O’Reilly just disputes what Marc is saying, with no facts or anything to support it. and what’s worse, At the end of this segment, Bill O’Reilly asks the viewers to call or log on and take a poll for what news organization is the most untrustworthy. Take a wild guess as to which news organization isn’t on that poll?

  2. Michael - August 19, 2009 2:20 pm

    Why is it every time someone disagrees with the democrats on issues like immigration they are called racist. Now white people can’t disagree with the President on health care because they’ll be labeled racist. Personally, I feel this is an attempt to limit dissent to polices being discussed. What’s with all the labels anyway?

  3. DCI74 - August 19, 2009 3:37 pm

    Good job Marc., cosign Clif.

  4. Mrs. Rivers - August 19, 2009 3:58 pm

    BO is not buying it, because he’s narrowminded and doesnt want to buy it. How can you be fair and balanced yet not see other opinions? I give you much respect for wanting to debate with this asshole for years on various topics. Next time BO acts like there is no racist undertone at these events or any other topic, refer back to Barney Frank’s response: ‘On what planet do you spend most of your time on?’

  5. VERB - August 19, 2009 4:23 pm

    Dr. Hill, I really appreciate that you try to reason with BO. I wholeheartedly don’t think he’s a racist. An elitist? YESSSSS, all day long. But I will ad that his inability to see the logic in your points is directly related to his white privilege.

    BTW, loved your sarcasm at the end.

  6. Rhome - August 19, 2009 4:25 pm

    Is there a special type of weed you smoke before going on air at Fox that calms you down yet allows you to retain mental clarity?
    Breathing exercises?
    Visualization?
    Green room punching bag?

  7. Sharee McFadden - August 19, 2009 4:29 pm

    BO came to York last year and ppl barely wanted to see him. I don’t see how he doesn’t see how dumb he looks. I highly applaud you for taking him on all the time! Keepin’ it together!!!

  8. Tom Penn - August 19, 2009 4:41 pm

    Nice tie Dr. Hill :)

  9. Tbill - August 19, 2009 7:51 pm

    What does a poster of Rosa Parks have to do with overhauling health care? The poster could be considered racist. Rosa Parks did some amazing things for civil rights but has nothing to do with health care. We need to go through these things together and everyone has to work together to achieve such loafty goals. Acting on your accord for your own race further drives the stake of division. Dr. Hill I am truly suprised that most of the stuff you quoted in your back in forth with O’ Reilly, wasnt even possible to prove. You also struggled with not saying that everyone that is over 55 is practicly a guaranteed racist and still has goals to repress civil rights. Do this only work one way? I doubt it. Racism works both way and until you can fully acknowlage that this truly exists, the problems of our differences will never subside. You had no solid facts to support any of the evidence. Obama is a socialist, its simple. It has nothing to do with race, it has to do with the fact that he is continuly puts public money to fund big business. Was Bush a saint, hell no, but that doesnt matter, its about what is happening at this point in time. Im not sure what your doctorate is in, but I doubt it is in Economics. I would be for this health care overhaul if it wasnt proposed to quadruple our national debt. It needs to be done but now is not the time. Do you realize that the Chinese own a third of our national debt? Thats not a race issue, its an issue of having a foreign country being able to make major decisions for our business and govt because they’re the debt holder. I can tell you right now that if we continue with the health care overhaul that the Chinese govt. will fund a large amount of this. At what point to we risk everything economically, everything we have built, for something we’re unsure of. Everyone is not a racist, but if you continue to accuse then progress will never be made in any social aspect.

  10. boris - August 19, 2009 8:23 pm

    Oh boy, another argument Dr. Rap ‘Fucktard’ Hill lost. Fucking race-baiter.

  11. Robert Beatty - August 19, 2009 9:16 pm

    I appreciate Dr Hill’s verve and fervor; however, I wish Dr. Hill would adhere to his assertion that he likes “to go on fact. In the no spin zone, I like to deal with facts.” Unfortunately, as opposed to dealing with “empirically verfiable” information, much of Dr. Hill’s argument is based upon assumptions and conjecture.

  12. Mario - August 20, 2009 1:07 am

    Let’s see why isn’t it racist when Bush was criticized by the far-left. I don’t know maybe it’s cause the far-left is mostly White!!” Also if they were racist against Bush wouldn’t they hate all the presidents other than Obama? Really though the use of swastikas, saying Obama’s not American, that he’s a muslim, etc. has no racial component? And is it just me or does anyone else believe that the people at these townhall meetings still believing in “death panels” or illegal immigrants getting free care from reform even after Rep. Barney Frank reads the bill to disprove them prove how our public education is failing?! And to think that Obama is looking like a third term of Bush in education policy :(

  13. Steven - August 20, 2009 4:50 am

    Marc,

    You are an idiot. If it weren’t for the topic of race I don’t think you’d ever have anything to talk about. Why must everything be about race with you. It’s getting old. Everytime I see you on the O’Reilly Factor I already know that you’re just going to try to find someway to spin race into the issue. You are so caught up on race that you don’t even realize that you don’t have an argument. When Bill creates a perfect analogy by taking a situation and swapping Obama with Bush, you all of a sudden no longer think it’s racism. Either the situation is racist or it isn’t.

    It’s guys like you that give black people a bad reputation. I know your type. You are constantly looking for racism in everything and if it’s not there you just create it. I think many of you would be sad to see an end to racism. Ponder this one. If it weren’t for racism, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton wouldn’t have a job so they constantly stir it up so they can be in the spotlight. People that make a career out of racism make me sick. They bitch about it, yet use it for their personal gain.

    I’m not racist. Many people in America aren’t. Until people like you accept and realize this, racism won’t be going away anytime soon. But maybe that’s what you want. Maybe you enjoy being a career racist.

  14. ~JJG~ - August 20, 2009 6:31 am

    I swear BO cannot believe all the things that come out of his own mouth. His comparison of the Left questioning Bush’s National Guard service and individuals questioning Obama’s citizenship is simply illogical. It’s not a prerequisite for the US President to be a serviceman, but the President has to have been born in the United States. How can BO say that there are no racial undertones regarding questioning Obama’s citizenship?

    Additionally, it baffles me how consist economically challenge whites vote with the GOP. They continually vote against their own economic and social interest. There are economically challenge whites who will side with the GOP on the Obama healthcare issue because they deem it as “socialist”, and yet they are recipients of social welfare programs such as Medicaid, WIC, and TANF.

  15. MLL - August 20, 2009 8:22 am

    O’Reilly unfortunately has no frame of reference to intelligently debate the impact of race on matters related to the American dream. Since he was able to successfully navigate the ‘check-the-box’ steps to success (go to school, work hard, pay your own way, etc., and you’ll ‘win’), he appears to have concluded there are no legitimate factors (e.g., race) that could impact the formula. It would follow that he now believes race has no place an any of these town hall discussions.

    This was evidenced by his debate w/Dr. Hill on wealth redistribution. During that debate, when Dr. Hill pointed out that O’Reilly did in fact have a better start in life, and that many students have to go to schools without adequate teachers, textbooks, etc., O’Reilly asked (with a straight face), “Where are these schools? Botswana?”

    I’m just confused and disheartened at why Obama is letting these hissy fits cause him to sway on the majority hired him to do. Maybe because of the rumblings of a race war? As painful the thought, that’s not a good enough reason.

  16. Ameth N. Kingué - August 20, 2009 8:44 am

    I just dont see why waisting time discussing with BO, he’s far more partial to ideological views than facts.BO’s job is to defend the actions of the crazies on the right.The crazier they get, the crazier things he has to say.if Bill really had any clue about the nature of far-right politics, he’d be aware that race is their primary motivator. If it’s all about far-right politics, then more than likely it’s all about race.

  17. Corve DaCosta - August 20, 2009 7:22 pm

    Ok Doc you lost this one hands down sir. You stuttered at points that made me wonder ‘Is this guy watching the clock?’ I know the segment is short and you want to get all your points in but you blabbed most of the time. I vehemently disagree with you again. Why people like you always pull the race card. I know some of it (the minority) hates Obama but mostly the points that people are defending are genuinely opposing position. They do not want to change their health care plan, they do not want the government interfering in their health care service.

    Town Hall
    The rule said no cards/posters. Why is this woman in the town hall with one? We couldn’t care less who is on it. The fact is health care reform generates so much passion in people sometimes. Clearly, this man is passionate and upset that this lady has her card and he couldn’t have one in the meeting. I wouldn’t say he is racist to have torn her poster. I am not sure saying you don’t want those people taking my money has racial undertone. What that statement shows is that people want freedom and independence. Americans are known for being independent and having freedoms. Why would you want the government overhauling health care. Its absurd!

    I am not sure it is even racist because as bill said worse comments were said about Bush and you know this. The thoughts people expressed about him were discouraging and where were you and the others to cry foul and race. Nowhere to be found! Now the savior Obama is the first black president it is now racist. The fact is anytime people express disapproval to anyone of the black race all of a sudden ohhhh you are a racist. I am sick and tired of this word. It’s like it won’t go away. We cannot determine our skin color so why do we make it an issue. Get over it. Obama started this discussion and he has made many people upset because most people oppose universal health care. If there were no wars, no recession maybe people could consider it. But the American people are burdened with taxes and people are struggling to make it. Surely we need health care reform but it may have been a bad timing for Obama.

    Doc….Don’t pull a racist card, they are just passionate people who want their own health care plan. BTW we only like the tie from the segment lol Yeah!!

  18. EminemsRevenge - August 20, 2009 9:21 pm

    Since you never post your Metro column on the day it’s printed…IZ YOU CRAZY???

    The SHEagles didn’t get Vick for future trade value…they got him to Wildcat like crazy [McNabb/Vick is WAY MORE a worry than Chad and the Fish could ever produce!

    SoupBoy and the SHEagles iz looking for that all elusive Super Bowl, and since in all likelihood it’ll be a Penn State occasion this year [unless Brett’s been impregnated by some alien Uber-race]–i PICK the SHEagles to go 15-4…not perfect, but Vick will take your girls where Randall Cunningham couldn’t.

    Vick ain’t no Matt Cassel, who the Pats should’ve kept and traded Brady for a whole team…and this year’s SHEagles gonna be comparable to the other green & whites back in the Woodstock era…

  19. Cheri - August 21, 2009 12:09 pm

    Dr. Hill, there is already so much political, social and yes, still some racial, divide in this country. It saddens me that someone as intelligent as I believe you to be would perpetuate racial divide by claiming that those who oppose the current legislation for health care reform and are voicing their concerns over this legislation at town hall meetings are racist. You stated that you believe the senior citizens opposing this legislation are racist because most are around 70-80 years of age and that they opposed civil rights because African-Americans have only had the right to vote for 43 years. You then went on to suggest that if someone is a Republican (part of the GOP) that they are racist. Really???? You said on the O’Reilly Factor that you wanted to deal only with facts; however, you were not able to back any of this with any facts, just your own summations. None of this is “fact” but a “generalization”. I ask you then, isn’t racism defined by making such generalizations of a population (i.e. the senior citizens)?

  20. Mario - August 21, 2009 2:18 pm

    JJG, you have to remember that racism itself is illogical. So racist don’t care if the party they are voting for isn’t helping them as long as they believe that that party isn’t helping Blacks and Latinos.

  21. ~JJG~ - August 21, 2009 4:30 pm

    Mario—agreed!

  22. Cheri - August 21, 2009 4:47 pm

    Dr. Hill, there is already so much political, social and yes, still some racial, divide in this country. It saddens me that someone as intelligent as I believe you to be would perpetuate racial divide by claiming that those who oppose the current legislation for health care reform and are voicing their concerns over this legislation at town hall meetings are racist. You stated that you believe the senior citizens opposing this legislation are racist because most are around 70-80 years of age and that they opposed civil rights because African-Americans have only had the right to vote for 43 years. You then went on to suggest that if someone is a Republican (part of the GOP) that they are racist. Really???? You said on the O’Reilly Factor that you wanted to deal only with facts; however, you were not able to back any of this with any facts, just your own summations. None of this is “fact” but a “generalization”. I ask you then, isn’t racism defined by making such generalizations of a population (i.e. the senior citizens)?

  23. Ant - August 21, 2009 5:46 pm

    Was it hard breaking into Steve Harvey’s closet? Good work Dr. Hill.

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