Why Do Black People Like Michael Jackson?: O'Reilly

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 7, 2009 8:36 AM CDT

(Newser) – Bill O’Reilly can’t figure out why African Americans would care about Michael Jackson’s death. “Michael Jackson has white children, and he chose to have white children,” he said on his show last night. “And the face deal, I don’t even want to get into.” Yet a recent Pew polls shows black Americans have been more interested in Jackson’s various memorials than white Americans.

“The black community in America—Sharpton is there, Jackson is there—are rallying to this,” he continued, “and I’m going, ‘What? There’s no racial component to this story at all!’”