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Thu Apr 16, 2015, 08:26 PM

Tavis Smiley Gets in Bill O’Reilly’s Face About Police Brutality

Radio and television host Tavis Smiley appeared on The O’Reilly Factor to spar with Bill O’Reilly about the police brutality problem in America.

O’Reilly began the program by disparaging anti-police brutality protesters across the country. Conservative cop lovers like O’Reilly tend to downplay violent incidents in which the police are the aggressors. He believes these are all isolated incidents. Smiley then corrected O’Reilly.

“My question to you, Bill O’Reilly, is: How many isolated incidents equal a pattern?”

At this point, O’Reilly backpedaled and dodged the question, something that he accused Smiley of doing earlier in the debate."

*O’Reilly tried to use the fact that people of all races are attacked by police to undermine and downplay the problem of violence. Smiley uses the fact to highlight the problem. When there are violent police whose only goal is to hurt people, then everyone is in danger. That’s something Bill O’Reilly doesn’t seem to grasp."

Video at link: http://www.ringoffireradio.com/2015/04/tavis-smiley-gets-in-bill-oreillys-face-about-police-brutality/

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