Mike Kueber's Blog

July 3, 2013

Bill O’Reilly in his ivory tower

Filed under: Culture,Law/justice — Mike Kueber @ 10:38 pm
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While blogging about Jamie Foxx and Trayvon Martin, I neglected to mention that Bill O’Reilly on his show last night suggested that it was inappropriate and perhaps racist for anyone to take sides in the Zimmerman trial.  According to O’Reilly, we don’t currently have the facts and therefore can’t know what a jury should do.  That is why O’Reilly is not rooting for an acquittal or a conviction.

Although I understand O’Reilly’s point, I disagree.  I usually take sides with incidents involving a home invasion.  Even without knowing all of the facts, I quickly start rooting for the homeowner to be found innocent of excessive force.  Same thing with a small-business owner who shoots a robber or burglar.  And this position doesn’t depend on race.  In fact, I might be even more sympathetic to a minority homeowner or small-business owner who shoots someone while defending his property.  I imagine each one has a Horatio Alger story, and I don’t want to see it end badly.

O’Reilly takes pride in looking out for the little folks.  Let’s hope that his position here, which seems to ignore the sensibilities of little folks, is an anomaly.

Come down from that ivory tower, Bill.

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