By Bill O'Reilly
We are living in a country that is rapidly changing. Rules of civility are pretty much finished. While America has always embraced robust debate now there are elements on both the left and the right which are using disgraceful tactics to demean those with whom they disagree.
Some examples, Supreme Court is now going to hear the gay marriage issue. Some of those who support expanding the definition of marriage are accusing those who oppose it of being human rights violators, bigots, homophobes. So, if you hold the belief that traditional marriage should have a special place in society you're a hater according to the haters.
Likewise in criticizing President Obama, there are fanatical left wingers who say those who disagree with Mr. Obama are doing so because he's black, it's a racial deal. That kind of tactic should be condemned by all Americans.
Let me give you a very vivid recent situation that is simply unacceptable. This man sports writer Jason Whitlock, who actually works for FoxSports.com, injected race into the Kansas City Chief's murder suicide.
Whitlock said that unnamed forces in America want guns in the black communities so that people of color could destroy each other. Whitlock went on to call the NRA, quote, "The new KKK." That, of course, is insane. And the only reason anybody ever heard about it is because Bob Costas mentioned Whitlock in his gun commentary on NBC.
So we called this Whitlock guy and invited him on The Factor. Here's what he wrote, quote. "I was summoned to testify before speaker of the big house, Bill O'Reilly, the Fox News entertainer. I don't have to shuffle off to the big house when summoned. O'Reilly is not Boehner, Pelosi, or Obama. He's a TV entertainer who has spent the weeks after the election crying about the end of white establishment America. The end of the days when an upstanding white man felt entitled to summon whomever he wanted, whenever he wanted to the big house to dance. I don't dance," unquote.
Now, that is pure racism, nothing else. Whitlock implying that I'm some kind of slave overlord, and he gets away with that kind of garbage. In fact, he gets paid to spout. Way beyond disgraceful.
That's poisonous but not unusual. Hate speech now happening all the time. There comes a point when all good people must say enough. That point has now been reached in America. The Jason Whitlocks of the world deserve pity, but they also deserve to be exposed. They're using base emotion to try to injure people. They are liars and they are abusing freedom of speech. This stuff has got to stop.
And that's "The Memo."