• SHARPTON: I lead a human rights organization. If somebody said that there are elements at my convention coming up…

    O'REILLY: Yes.

    SHARPTON: …that have violence.

    O'REILLY: They hate white people.

    SHARPTON: They, based on that saying that my whole organization says that.

    O'REILLY: That would be grossly unfair, right?

    SHARPTON: If they said the organization — but then…

    O'REILLY: That's what they are saying about the Tea Party. You just made my point. You are agreeing with me.


    SHARPTON: I challenge you on what Pitts wrote. Pitts did not say that the Tea Party is racist.

    O'REILLY: He said that — look, look, he said that there is an element of racism.

    SHARPTON: Elements of racism.

    O'REILLY: You just said some of the tea leaves involve racism. You can't make that assertion.

    SHARPTON: Absolutely I can.

    O'REILLY: Based on what?

    SHARPTON: If there are some elements of those Tea Party protesters that are racist, that is absolutely correct.

    O'REILLY: Well then in your group, there are some people that hate whites, so there are some elements of racism in your group.

    SHARPTON: And you can you say that there are elements in every group.

    O'REILLY: That's right. And so it's a specious argument. It's ridiculous.

    SHARPTON: Well then, why are you denouncing Pitts for using it then? You are the one…