Can someone please tell me why Racist O’Reilly is still on the air? Bill O’Reilly likes to cover up his own racism by accusing other people of racism such as his head-scratchingly infuriating and inaccurate comparison of Markos Moulitsas of DailyKos to David Duke, professional racist.

At the same time, he’s been sending staffers to pressure the boss of Dr. Boyce Watkins, relentless and outspoken critic of Bill O’Racist, in order to silence him. It’s not working. Here’s Keith Olbermann calling Bill O’Reilly the Worst yesterday after the attacks on Dr. Watkins (O’Reilly is the 3rd segment in this short clip).

Over at BlackProf, Dr. Watkins goes into more detail. I especially enjoyed this section:

In reference to my many “lies” to smear O’Reilly, Keith Olbermann asked Bill one simple question: “If that’s what Watkins said, where are the lies?” In naming Bill O’Reilly “The Worst Person in the World” for his attacks on me and the chancellor, Olbermann quoted my reference to O’Reilly’s statement about wanting to have a “lynching party” on Michelle Obama. O’Reilly speaks of lynching the potential First Lady of the United States, and then has the nerve to call others racist and unpatriotic.

Given my training in finance, I learned one thing about living in a capitalist democracy: money makes people move. O’Reilly also understands this. Money makes good people do bad things and gives bad people an excuse to do good things. Money is the reason Fox News exists, and why this form of “capitalism gone wild” has destroyed the integrity of American journalism. Money is the reason that Barack Obama went from being a non-factor to becoming a target of The O’Reilly Factor and the reason that President Bush is sweating over the price of gas.

It is the ability to acquire resources, mobilize resources and take away resources that will change this election. This election will, in turn, change the world. Race matters, there’s no question about that. But money matters much more.

Word. He’s right — Obama’s ability to mobilize resources online has changed the game in this election.

There’s more to come I sense on the triple showdown between Watkins, Olbermann and Bill O’Racist O’Reilly. To get more from Dr. Watkins’ viewpoint, check out this video response to O’Racist posted on the YouTubes 2 days ago (gotta love the Earth, Wind and Fire intro):

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