Fox News pundit Bill O'Reilly is not exactly beloved by liberal Americans.
But on his nightly show "The O'Reilly Factor" Tuesday, in a segment on the Electoral College in which he outlined liberal criticism of the institution, he accidentally described a platform many of his political opponents would agree with wholeheartedly.
"The left wants power taken away from the white establishment and they want a profound change in the way America is run," he said.
Here's the original soundbite.
That time Bill O'Reilly got his internal and external monologues confused https://t.co/CBy8wl4II1— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) December 21, 2016
Liberal viewers mocked the that O'Reilly saw this as a strength of the institution.
👀 If Bill O'Reilly means we want to replace white supremacy with diversity, equality, and justice, then yes. pic.twitter.com/uxy4qrQS7J— Fusion (@Fusion) December 21, 2016
Others found themselves agreeing with O'Reilly to an extent.
The entire transcript of Bill O'Reilly's Talking Points memo tonight is even more off-the-charts bananas if that's actually possible pic.twitter.com/KdXK15HMAa— Evil Dale Sim Sim (@reverendmalibu) December 21, 2016
However, O'Reilly wasn't arguing this was a good thing, as the transcript shows.
The liberal media tries to sell that all day long. So-called white privilege bad. Diversity, good.
The crux of his argument that abolishing the Electoral College would allow minority-heavy urban votes to defeat whiter rural areas in elections.
"The left wants power taken away from the white establishment... Taking voting power away from the white precincts is the quickest way to do that," he said.
Liberal critics said the context made his soundbite much less appealing.
Bill O'Reilly makes comments about 'white establishment', libs scream: racist! MTV makes racist video against white men,libs: silence. #MAGA— Anton Pagi (@AntonPagi) December 21, 2016
But supporters said liberals were hypocritical.
Bill O'Reilly before Trump got into the race.— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) December 21, 2016
Bill O'Reilly after the election. pic.twitter.com/iJleforJxk
Others pointed out differences between O'Reilly's remarks before and after the election.
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