Source: Evan McMurry / Mediaite
Bill O’Reilly joined Fox And Friends Wednesday morning to decry what he calls the “exploitation” of Trayvon Martin’s death by African American organizations and celebrities, saying the outraged reaction to the verdict was “all about the money.”
“It’s an industry,” O’Reilly said, “the grievance industry. There’s a lot of money in it, there’s a lot of power in it.”
“I think the NAACP should be watchdogs, they should be looking out for their crew,” he continued. “But they’re not going to basically say, ‘Okay, we’re going to hear another point of view,’ because it’s a business. They’re in business. That’s what they do. That’s how they get paid. Same thing with the liberal commentators and the mainstream media. They’re never going to go against who they believe their audience is. And the right does this as well, but not as much. So you got to understand that there is a grievance industry and that industry is going to kick in whenever there is a minority controversy.”
The Fox hosts asked O’Reilly to respond to figures like Stevie Wonder, will.i.am and Rihanna, who were loudly protesting the verdict.
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