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!’”

In this Oct. 27, 2008 file photo, FOX TV show host Bill O'Reilly arrives for a taping of the "Late Show with David Letterman," in New York.   (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, file)
The Reverend Al Sharpton waves fans of the late pop star Michael Jackson as he leaves the Jackson family home in the Encino section of Los Angeles on Monday, July 6, 2009.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
In this Monday, Oct. 27, 2003 file picture, Michael Jackson thanks the audience during the Radio Music Awards at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas.   (AP Photo/Joe Cavaretta, file)
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