‘Simply Revolting’: O’Reilly Takes on Media-Blaming After N.C. Shootings
Bill O’Reilly tonight fired back at those who are turning a North Carolina triple homicide into a reflection of anti-Muslim bias in the media.
Three Muslim students were fatally shot Tuesday near UNC Chapel Hill. The victims have been identified as 23-year-old Deah Shaddy Barakat, 21-year-old Yusor Mohammad and 19-year-old Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha.
Craig Stephen Hicks, 46, has been arrested and charged with three counts of first-degree murder in connection with their deaths. Investigators say the shootings stemmed from a parking dispute, but the FBI is now investigating possible hate crime violations.
Shortly after the shooting, O’Reilly said verbal accusations against the media began for perceived anti-Muslim bias and reporting on Islamic terrorism.
“That’s just vile, but it’s standard issue these days […] It is simply revolting that any person would throw around accusations against people who had nothing to do with the murder,” O’Reilly said.
“The Factor” host said that he grieves for the three victims who were innocents destroyed by a disturbed individual.
He called on Americans to condemn “those who use murder to advance a political agenda or seek vengeance against those with whom they disagree.”
He added, “But for the haters among us in America, the facts really don't matter. Do they?”
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