It could happen to any white, middle-aged fascist: After a pleasant meal at a soul food restaurant with Al Sharpton, you feel compelled to share your delight with the civilized behavior of African Americans.
"I couldn't get over the fact that there was no difference between [world famous Harlem eatery] Sylvia's restaurant and any other [whiter] restaurant in New York City. I mean, it was exactly the same [as a restaurant for normal people], even though it's run by [dangerous] blacks, primarily [scary] black patronage," declared noted civil rights advocate Bill O'Reilly on his national radio show. "[Surprisingly], there wasn't one person in Sylvia's who was screaming, 'M-Fer, I want more iced tea,' [which is the standard method of ordering]... It was like going into an Italian restaurant in a [wholesome] all-white suburb in the sense of people were sitting there, and they were ordering and having fun [like white people do]. And there wasn't any kind of [typical black] craziness."
O'Reilly also, comically, attributed the "big commotion" when he entered Sylvia's to the fact that the patrons there "all watch The Factor." Not because he was with, you know, Al Sharpton.
Outrage at O'Reilly's statements immediately rained down. So did he apologize? Of course not! Through a Fox exec, he blamed "left-wing outlets stirring up false racism accusations for ratings."
Bill, your multicultural outreach is just not meant to be. As a great white TV show once said, you need to go where everybody knows your name. Not Harlem. Maybe...White Plains?
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