Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly came to talk show diva Oprah Winfrey’s ’rescue’ over the Zurich handbag race row. He opened his show Wednesday night by defending Winfrey as controversy swirled over her claims of racism at upscale Trois Pommes boutique. O’Reilly slammed her critics as “misguided” and told her that it’s probably best for her to “ignore” racism like this in the future.
O’Reilly said “that was Oprah’s experience and she has every right to express her opinions about it. The truth is there are racists. There are people who don’t like women holding power. There are all kinds of loons running around.”
He said that Oprah Winfrey is now “one of the most powerful human beings on the planet” and that proves being black did not hold her back from success. O’Reilly said, “There is racism in the world,” O’Reilly said. “It’s not going away. And if you can change it, try, but most of the time ignore it. And on’t let it dampen your life.”
While I agree with most of what Bill O’Reilly said, why should Oprah Winfrey ignore what she perceived to be racism?