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Hi I'm Bill O'Reilly thanks for watching us tonight the -- may be shifting in the Zimmerman verdict that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo as we have been reporting.
The American Media is heavily invested any race driven story line concerning the acquittal of George Zimmerman.
Almost everybody admits the murder trial was fair the press is still pounding the drama that somehow.
-- on Martin did not receive justice because of his skin color.
When asked how that can be so if the criminal proceedings were honest the question goes unanswered.
But there's no question there is fury over the verdict in some African American precincts and the far left is trying to hard to exploit that he's an example.
Shortly before the verdict I said this.
So if the prosecution did present a weak case and that again is a consensus of the media following and even a liberal made -- And he does get acquitted Mary Katherine -- -- respecting people run out and and not cause trouble.
I think some people will react emotionally.
But on CNN's website -- -- with Mary Katherine was reported this way.
Bill O'Reilly -- the other day if after an acquittal black people.
Would run out and cause trouble after all you know how those people -- Of course I never said black people.
The writer Paul Waldman fabricated that in order to make me look like terrorists.
Today CNN corrected -- record writing quote.
Your article incorrectly said bill -- -- the other day if after an acquittal black people would run out and cause trouble he did not mention race in his question.
While I appreciate CNN correcting the record I'm perplexed.
-- -- And why they would allow.
And radical leftist.
Like Paul Waldman.
To write for them at all.
Without identity find him as a radical left us.
While there was a senior fellow at media matters of far left smear web -- he's a dishonest zealot.
To CNN really want to be associated with an extremist like him.
And on the subject of extremists there was this exchange John David Letterman last night.
They want to give George Zimmerman a gun no.
The Florida State -- is that he can get his gun back I say if he gets it done.
Casey Anthony gets a baby that's my -- You're an owner one of the Mets only can confess that I well mister mister big shot -- mentally.
Well a minority owner of course plus still -- all I mean you get to -- him tickets right.
Better -- better than being a minority in Florida.
They're -- me is folks no cheap shots when they hear them.
Talking -- believes the tide may be turning.
In the said case of trade on -- I hope so anyway.
And -- -- Not a -- -- tonight I hope you saw my interview last I would have a smiley who contends that black men in America are held in quote content.
He initially said that on ABC news this week.
I think this is for many Americans George just another piece of evidence on the incontrovertible contempt.
That this nation often -- losing displays for black man.
For joining us now from the ABC news studios here in New York City Good Morning America anchor George Stephanopoulos.
And so what are you challenge him on that George.
Well actually right when he -- -- -- and I said that wasn't the question in the courtroom I think we can have a debate about what you're saying but that wasn't a question in the courtroom.
I try to get his back to the facts at hand and the matter -- -- was the verdict that had come in just hours before in that Florida courtroom that found.
George Zimmerman not guilty was also proceeded.
By a discussion about whether or not the civil.
Did the Justice Department should bring civil rights charges against George Zimmerman and one of things I pointed out.
Just before that as well was how difficult would be.
Stephen bring that kind of a case given the fact that they would have to prove.
The race -- a factor which there was no evidence -- in the trial and for the jurors say at least one of the jurors say that so far wasn't something that was discussed.
In the courtroom and they would have to prove.
That this was not an accident.
And not negligence he was deliberately trying to -- tray of on -- because of his race.
And I said that's a very high bar and I think if you look at the facts right now it's going to be very very difficult.
For the just from to bring that kind of case which was one of the things you were discussing.
In and around.
-- -- have a smile his comment right there so I think that you know hey we can have lots of different debates.
-- coming out of this case but one -- -- think you and I can agree on bill is that we first have to pay attention.
To what was -- issue in the courtroom what was discussed in the courtroom what the evidence was in the courtroom and what the law is in Florida.
All right but I -- I think we're at the point now not only in this case but in in just in general.
And I like tabs and he's -- stands are not okay but I don't think you can allow.
Him to say.
That black men are held -- -- contempt.
In America that that American society is contemptuous.
A black -- that's false and I told into his face less than it was fallacious.
It was wrong it's irresponsible of him to say it.
I think when people start to say these things that you and me.
And all the other people who have responsibility to run our programs and fair manner have to -- hold it.
-- I don't see it that way all right you may see it that way but I don't see it that.
I think that's a -- you know certainly criticize somebody for book hitting right I mean I got to take your point I mean you can have because he can have so many different debates coming out.
Of this this incident.
I think that's I think it's -- he doesn't want -- but but look where I mean you are getting a lot of discussion a little bit.
It's not even a matter of journalism it's a matter patriotism.
You don't believe that America holes black -- In contempt and generally speaking do I think there -- some instances where Americans to let me just in Canada I don't -- -- -- that you don't -- just -- -- -- I'm just gonna say on the other -- You -- at the fact that the fact that America is now.
Elected and re elected an African American president.
All right so I don't want to -- a -- not I want you to answer the question do you believe America in general holds black Manning content yes no.
I I you know I don't like the way the questions -- to tell you the truth I think that's right that's what Travis smiley is asserting that I.
And ended sadly get a good and they don't have this.
I don't -- -- You don't -- answer but my responsibility is not just as a commentator.
All right it's basically to stop propaganda and that's what I consider that the big hole.
Now you know a look everybody's different style but you don't understand.
Why people like me.
Would be what do you know what any supplements they know backed that up what what are you talking about you can't back that up and smiley try to back it up last -- and we have that -- And I never.
I don't know that I challenged in many different way I put a guy I said right after that right after that sentence that wasn't -- that wasn't the question at issue in the courtroom let's talk about that time.
Okay well I understand what you did but I'm trying to raise the bar.
At the network level and cable is the wild west compared to you guys -- the establishment you guys have been around I work for you.
I don't have it goes down.
But I think that in this country now.
That there is a strain of hatred toward the United States of America and I think that strain of hatred.
-- to be challenged by.
Responsible news organization.
I wanna hear what Chavis has to say I would -- put a modified it.
Why don't mind him saying that are always get right in his face.
All I would say is that you know you're you're looking at one comedy set which can provoke -- debate I I just don't I just don't to speech on that at all if you look at that.
The ten minute debate we did have with five people.
-- on that show that morning Rick Chavis is one of the participants it was a vigorous debate.
About the facts in the case was a vigorous debate about whether the just department could bring.
A civil rights case against George -- which gets to the question of race as well and that the broader points -- -- challenger Rafael.
I'll take your point that that specific statement.
From Chavis did not put did not create it's own debate in the end and it but we we we covered a lot of other ground.
Where they and all we had to grow a lot of contentious exchanges there all right George solid -- -- dog you very much we've got to take care at a time.
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