Why Do Black People Like Michael Jackson?: O'Reilly
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Jul 7, 2009 8:36 AM CDT
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(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!’”

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DeniseVB
Jul 8, 2009 12:43 PM CDT
Add Sammy Davis, Jr to that fine list scruff :)
DarkFrancis
Jul 8, 2009 12:04 PM CDT
O'Reilly I loathe, but he's right about the crossover, up to a point. White people bought into rock and roll in a huge way, and the Beatles bought into it so much that they modelled their early sound solely on it.
paul123
Jul 8, 2009 12:01 PM CDT
Given the context of the video, that is a bit of a stretch.