Bill O’Reilly’s ‘white establishment’ comments blow up on Twitter

Bill O'Reilly's 'white establishment' comments blow up on Twitter. Image: AP Twitter descended into a meltdown after Fox News' commentator Bill O'Reilly lashed out at an alleged "liberal conspiracy" from the left to take power away from the "white establishment". "This is all about race. The left sees white privilege in America as an oppressive force that must be done away with. Therefore white working class voters must be marginalised," he argued on the O'Reilly Factor. @oreillyfactor: “The left wants power taken away from the white establishment and they want a profound change in the way America is run.” pic.twitter.com/EggkBz7kvZ — Fox News (@FoxNews) December 21, 2016 Liberals believe "white men have set up a system of oppression and that system must be destroyed." "The left wants power taken away from the white establishment and they want a profound change in the way America is run," he said. Some people on Twitter were impressed at the apparent admission by a right-wing pundit that there is indeed a 'white establishment': "White establishment"..said bluntly on tv. Reminds me of when the words sunni/shiites started sneaking into our daily media vocabulary. https://t.co/8z9IgjIL00 — زينة صوفان (@zeina_soufan) December 21, 2016 That time Bill O'Reilly got his internal and external monologues confused https://t.co/CBy8wl4II1 — Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) December 21, 2016 However, others were quick to not that O'Reilly had been saying these things for years: And other people highlighted the context in which the sentence was pronounced: You can watch Bill O'Reilly making the remarks on "Rightwing Talk" on Fox News, below:

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Twitter descended into a meltdown after Fox News’ commentator Bill O’Reilly lashed out at an alleged “liberal conspiracy” from the left to take power away from the “white establishment”.

“This is all about race. The left sees white privilege in America as an oppressive force that must be done away with. Therefore white working class voters must be marginalised,” he argued on the O’Reilly Factor.

.@oreillyfactor: “The left wants power taken away from the white establishment and they want a profound change in the way America is run.” pic.twitter.com/EggkBz7kvZ

— Fox News (@FoxNews) December 21, 2016

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