Thursday on Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” host Bill O’Reilly and producer Jesse Watters engaged in a discussion of the changing demographics of the U.S. and noted, with puzzlement, that many Asian-Americans are voting Democratic. According to Media Matters, O’Reilly suggested that this is surprising because “Asian people are not liberal, you know, by nature.”
“But you know what’s shocking?” he continued, “35 percent of the Hawaiian population is Asian, and Asian people are not liberal, you know, by nature. They’re usually more industrious and hard-working.”
O’Reilly’s views on race have landed him in hot water before, such as the time he incredulously informed his radio listening audience that he had gone to dine at Sylvia’s, an upscale soul food restaurant in Harlem, and was shocked to find the patrons sitting upright at tables and eating with silverware.
“I couldn’t get over the fact that there was no difference between Sylvia’s restaurant and any other restaurant in New York City,” he said in September of 2007. “There wasn’t one person in Sylvia’s who was screaming, ‘M-Fer, I want more iced tea.’”
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