Source: Josh Feldman / Mediaite
Bill O’Reilly faced off with White House senior advisor Valerie Jarrett Thursday night overPresident Obama‘s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative, and they tussled over the “gangsta” culture O’Reilly argued holds plenty of young people back and what the White House can do to help stem problems like teenage pregnancy and the collapse of the family unit. O’Reilly told Jarrett he doesn’t think the Obama administration sees the “urgency” of many of these problems,” and told her that “you’re going to have to get people like Jay-Z, Kanye West, all of these gangsta rappers, to knock it off.”
O’Reilly argued it’s a problem when young black boys idolize “these guys with the hats on backwards” and “terrible rap lyrics” and drug use, and told Jarrett Obama has the power to “reverse the peer pressure.” Jarrett agreed that it’s important to have great “role models” for young people, but O’Reilly insisted, “You got to get them in there to tell these kids that you’ve got to stop the disruptive behavior or you’re going to wind up in a morgue or in prison.”
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