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Posted 05 January 2013 - 04:30 PM

Bill O'Reilly: Asians Aren't 'By Nature' Liberal

By Tim Kenneally | The Wrap – 21 hours ago

http://tv.yahoo.com/news/bill-oreilly-asians-arent-nature-liberal-video-223704346.html

Bill O'Reilly has once again demonstrated his mastery of race relations. O'Reilly, who opined in November that black and Hispanic voters cast their ballots for President Obama because they "want stuff" from the government, took a crack at explaining the nature of Asian people -- and somehow found room in his mouth for the other foot -- during Wednesday night's edition of "The O'Reilly Factor" on the Fox News Channel. Also read: "It's Not a Traditional America Anymore... The White Establishment Is Now a Minority" (Video) Speaking with Fox News producer Jesse Watters about the social ills facing Hawaii -- homelessness, addiction, debt -- O'Reilly marveled at how the state could face such woes, given its large Asian population. After suggesting that Hawaii's problems are due to lax drug-law enforcement, O'Reilly let drop with this little gem:


"But you know what's shocking? Thirty-five percent of the Hawaiian population is Asian, and Asian people are not liberal, you know, by nature. They're more industrious and hard-working."


We'll let Asians and liberals fight it out over who should be more offended by O'Reilly's generalization.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 05:52 PM

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Asians are more hard working and industrious..

Oh no! Such an insult.

If anything those offended are offended because it's Bill O'Reilly, and him opening his mouth causes offence to people who can't simply stop watching the moron.
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Posted 05 January 2013 - 06:25 PM

I'll say it again - who cares? If you're a leftie watching O'Reilly, you got some problems as it is
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Posted 05 January 2013 - 06:33 PM

How's that an insult? lol
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Posted 05 January 2013 - 06:34 PM


"But you know what's shocking? Thirty-five percent of the Hawaiian population is Asian, and Asian people are not liberal, you know, by nature. They're more industrious and hard-working."



How exactly is that offensive?
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Posted 05 January 2013 - 06:39 PM

How's that an insult? lol

How exactly is that offensive?


It's supposed to be an example of Asians (and in this case with the Hawaiians, the Chinese and Japanese residents) being a model minority - http://en.wikipedia..../Model_minority - that is, a minority population that scores better than the average population on things like income, test scores, graduation rates, etc.

Here's the problem with the "model minority" stereotyping, as highlighted by Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia....ty_stereotyping
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Posted 05 January 2013 - 06:45 PM

Bill may have a point.

Asians in North America are pretty low key and not looking for sympathy or attention like other skin tones. They just go about working hard knowing to idle in self pity makes them no money. Asians are a lot like white people except shorter.

Take for example the Native Indians or the blacks (Sorry if the term is not PC now. It keeps changing by the week.) in the US. Disagree with this group and you will be labelled a racist. For a black person to go on TV, Radio, Movies, Rap music to call the white man every derogatory term in the book or degrade women children or white society in general in their rap music, it's funny and acceptable. For you to disagree with Obama automatically makes you a racist. To call a black person unqualified, lazy, incorrect or mistaken is now racist. If you are interviewing an Asian, Black or a White person for a job, the only correct way of not being a racist is to hire the black person. The Asian or the White will just move on and keep fighting the fight. This applies also to Native Indians also but to a much higher degree.


Waving the race card to garner sympathy has been abused and wrecklessly used. It's tiring. This as a disturbing trend. Because they must walk on eggs, in this present day, white people are the lease racist.

Bill O'Reilly might be correct. It's just too painful on the ego and pride for some to hear.
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Posted 05 January 2013 - 06:48 PM

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Bill may have a point.

Asians in North America are pretty low key and not looking for sympathy or attention like other skin tones. They just go about working hard knowing to idle in self pity makes them no money. Asians are a lot like white people except shorter.

Take for example the Native Indians or the blacks (Sorry if the term is not PC now. It keeps changing by the week.) in the US. Disagree with this group and you will be labelled a racist. For a black person to go on TV, Radio, Movies, Rap music to call the white man every derogatory term in the book or degrade women children or white society in general in their rap music, it's funny and acceptable. For you to disagree with Obama automatically makes you a racist. To call a black person unqualified, lazy, incorrect or mistaken is now racist. If you are interviewing an Asian, Black or a White person for a job, the only correct way of not being a racist is to hire the black person. The Asian or the White will just move on and keep fighting the fight. This applies also to Native Indians also but to a much higher degree.


Waving the race card to garner sympathy has been abused and wrecklessly used. It's tiring. This as a disturbing trend. Because they must walk on eggs, in this present day, white people are the lease racist.

Bill O'Reilly might be correct. It's just too painful on the ego and pride for some to hear.


You're like a caricature of a Tea Party Patriot. Except.. not a caricature.
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Posted 05 January 2013 - 06:53 PM

Bill may have a point.

Asians in North America are pretty low key and not looking for sympathy or attention like other skin tones. They just go about working hard knowing to idle in self pity makes them no money. Asians are a lot like white people except shorter.

Take for example the Native Indians or the blacks (Sorry if the term is not PC now. It keeps changing by the week.) in the US. Disagree with this group and you will be labelled a racist. For a black person to go on TV, Radio, Movies, Rap music to call the white man every derogatory term in the book or degrade women children or white society in general in their rap music, it's funny and acceptable. For you to disagree with Obama automatically makes you a racist. To call a black person unqualified, lazy, incorrect or mistaken is now racist. If you are interviewing an Asian, Black or a White person for a job, the only correct way of not being a racist is to hire the black person. The Asian or the White will just move on and keep fighting the fight. This applies also to Native Indians also but to a much higher degree.


Waving the race card to garner sympathy has been abused and wrecklessly used. It's tiring. This as a disturbing trend. Because they must walk on eggs, in this present day, white people are the lease racist.

Bill O'Reilly might be correct. It's just too painful on the ego and pride for some to hear.


Hmmm...I didn't know you could lease a racist.
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Posted 05 January 2013 - 06:54 PM

You're like a caricature of a Tea Party Patriot. Except.. not a caricature.


He also thinks all black people listen to rap music.
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Posted 05 January 2013 - 07:01 PM

Not an insult. He meant it as a compliment.

In the US a larger number of small business owners are Asian. Particularly From India. They mostly lean GOP. Nothing new here.
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Posted 05 January 2013 - 07:09 PM

Not an insult.

Still, proves he's a racist.
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Posted 05 January 2013 - 07:40 PM

seems like mostly just an insult to liberals. but liberals shouldn't be watching his show anyway. so nobody should care.
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Posted 05 January 2013 - 08:39 PM

It's Liberal guilt for inventing black slavery.
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Posted 05 January 2013 - 09:53 PM

Not an insult.

Still, proves he's a racist.

And an ignorant doofus.

Like this comment when O'Reilly was talking about Sylvia's, the world-famous Harlem eatery:

"I couldn't get over the fact that...it was exactly the same [as any other NYC restaurant], even though it's run black, [with a] primarily black patronship." In a culture "dominated by Twista, Ludacris, and Snoop Dogg," noted O'Reilly, "white America" would be surprised to know that "there wasn't one person in Sylvia's who was screaming, 'M-Fer, I want more iced tea.'"

Edited by Wetcoaster, 05 January 2013 - 10:12 PM.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 12:47 AM

And an ignorant doofus.

Like this comment when O'Reilly was talking about Sylvia's, the world-famous Harlem eatery:

"I couldn't get over the fact that...it was exactly the same [as any other NYC restaurant], even though it's run black, [with a] primarily black patronship." In a culture "dominated by Twista, Ludacris, and Snoop Dogg," noted O'Reilly, "white America" would be surprised to know that "there wasn't one person in Sylvia's who was screaming, 'M-Fer, I want more iced tea.'"


Huh? He was pretty accurate. And to be surprised that there was something else other than the typical norm, what was wrong with what he said?

Edited by debluvscanucks, 06 January 2013 - 03:57 AM.

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You have to be a true bandwagoneer if you buy Mike's line about looking for the right deal to trade Luongo.

True fans and hockey diehards know, that is double talk for, "Luongo is a high ticket commodity now or next year, we'll keep him around just in case Schneider turns out to be a lemon and chokes games."

And choke he will.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:22 AM

And an ignorant doofus.

Like this comment when O'Reilly was talking about Sylvia's, the world-famous Harlem eatery:

"I couldn't get over the fact that...it was exactly the same [as any other NYC restaurant], even though it's run black, [with a] primarily black patronship." In a culture "dominated by Twista, Ludacris, and Snoop Dogg," noted O'Reilly, "white America" would be surprised to know that "there wasn't one person in Sylvia's who was screaming, 'M-Fer, I want more iced tea.'"


And an ignorant doofus.

Like this comment when O'Reilly was talking about Sylvia's, the world-famous Harlem eatery:

"I couldn't get over the fact that...it was exactly the same [as any other NYC restaurant], even though it's run black, [with a] primarily black patronship." In a culture "dominated by Twista, Ludacris, and Snoop Dogg," noted O'Reilly, "white America" would be surprised to know that "there wasn't one person in Sylvia's who was screaming, 'M-Fer, I want more iced tea.'"

don't these right wing drones all sound like 1 person with multiple screennames?

Edited by woofwoofmoomoo, 06 January 2013 - 01:24 AM.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:41 AM

It's actually been empirically proven (in Canada at least) that immigrants of Asian and South Asian descent are more likely to associate with Conservative values. Jason Kenney and the Conservative Party have actually done a good job of targeting this base.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:59 AM

Hi :)



But in all seriousness, I think O'Reilly has a point - he just phrased it wrong. Asians didn't just land on North America with a pot of gold, many, and that includes my grandparents and parents, were forced to work...a lot. Almost all Asian parents are not very liberal as they emphasize on hard work and a self-sufficient attitude (not saying that liberal parents don't emphasize on this, it's just that this is enforced in a much more strict manner). Despite all the spoiled rich Asian kids you see rolling around in their expensive sports cars, a lot of us are living with typical strict Asian parents. Where do you think all those stereotypes came from? Despite all these generalizations that surround Asians, it's true to a considerable extent.

Welfare? Social programs? No. You study your ass off to avoid being dependent on those kinds of things. Back in countries like, Japan, Korea, China, the amount of schoolwork high school kids go through make ours look like nothing. It's just the culture the people are raised in - and it has existed for hundreds of years.

In my specific case, my parents are kinda weird as they were pretty "liberal" when raising me.

But in the end, I don't know O'Reilly just focused in on Asians though...I think this sort of hard-work attitude is instilled in the minds of almost all immigrant families...

Off-topic: I still laugh everytime whenever I see that idiotic book title :lol:

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:06 AM

It's actually been empirically proven (in Canada at least) that immigrants of Asian and South Asian descent are more likely to associate with Conservative values. Jason Kenney and the Conservative Party have actually done a good job of targeting this base.

That is a very recent phenomenon.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:18 AM

I'm more of a 'big picture' person. The Asian comment is pretty minor compared to the social problems in Hawaii, and the US in general.

Behind all homelessness, drug addiction and financial debt, there is at least one rich white man, like a conservative, either causing it, profiting from it, or both.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:54 AM

I'm more of a 'big picture' person. The Asian comment is pretty minor compared to the social problems in Hawaii, and the US in general.

Behind all homelessness, drug addiction and financial debt, there is at least one rich white man, like a conservative, either causing it, profiting from it, or both.


Like Al Gore or David Suzuki.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:58 AM

don't these right wing drones all sound like 1 person with multiple screennames?


...and you're some leftist towing the Obama line. What's new?
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 05:51 AM

But in all seriousness, I think O'Reilly has a point - he just phrased it wrong. Asians didn't just land on North America with a pot of gold, many, and that includes my grandparents and parents, were forced to work...a lot. Almost all Asian parents are not very liberal as they emphasize on hard work and a self-sufficient attitude (not saying that liberal parents don't emphasize on this, it's just that this is enforced in a much more strict manner). Despite all the spoiled rich Asian kids you see rolling around in their expensive sports cars, a lot of us are living with typical strict Asian parents. Where do you think all those stereotypes came from? Despite all these generalizations that surround Asians, it's true to a considerable extent.

Welfare? Social programs? No. You study your ass off to avoid being dependent on those kinds of things. Back in countries like, Japan, Korea, China, the amount of schoolwork high school kids go through make ours look like nothing. It's just the culture the people are raised in - and it has existed for hundreds of years.

In my specific case, my parents are kinda weird as they were pretty "liberal" when raising me.

But in the end, I don't know O'Reilly just focused in on Asians though...I think this sort of hard-work attitude is instilled in the minds of almost all immigrant families...

Off-topic: I still laugh everytime whenever I see that idiotic book title :lol:


You shouldn't buy into his concept that "industrious" hard work is somehow NOT a liberal value. I have seen lazy conservatives and hard-working liberals. They're not oxymorons.

In any case, Bill is talking about East Asians who come to North America. For Vancouver, we've got, among many other countries, people from South Korea, Hong Kong, and what used to be South 'Nam. In general, these people aren't going to align themselves with left-wing politics.

For your parents... if they had actual liberal values (politically), I'm guessing they were students in Korea during the 80s.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:18 AM

Bill O'Reilly isn't "by nature" a conservative idiot...he just works at it real hard.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:01 AM

One term adequately defines Bill .. "Shanty Irish" .. it says it all .. think of a rude Bruins fan, only someone pays him to talk .. voila!!
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:41 AM

One term adequately defines Bill .. "Shanty Irish" .. it says it all .. think of a rude Bruins fan, only someone pays him to talk .. voila!!


It's true what they say. Canadians are redundant by nature...
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:45 AM

Hi :)



But in all seriousness, I think O'Reilly has a point - he just phrased it wrong. Asians didn't just land on North America with a pot of gold, many, and that includes my grandparents and parents, were forced to work...a lot. Almost all Asian parents are not very liberal as they emphasize on hard work and a self-sufficient attitude (not saying that liberal parents don't emphasize on this, it's just that this is enforced in a much more strict manner). Despite all the spoiled rich Asian kids you see rolling around in their expensive sports cars, a lot of us are living with typical strict Asian parents. Where do you think all those stereotypes came from? Despite all these generalizations that surround Asians, it's true to a considerable extent.


Instilling discipline and responsibility is one thing. Controlling their entire lives is something else altogether. I see too much of the latter in Asian families. Is that something to be proud of?
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:31 AM

I'd rather Fox news do a report on why Asian people walk so slow in downtown Vancouver :(
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:00 AM

Like Al Gore or David Suzuki.

No they profit from conservative guilt and 'truth'-telling.
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