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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2015 file photo, Bill O'Reilly of the Fox News Channel program "The O'Reilly Factor," poses for photos in New York. O'Reilly responded on his show Tuesday, July 26, 2016, to first lady Michelle Obama's remarks during her speech at the Democratic National Convention Monday that she wakes up "every morning in a house that was built by slaves." O'Reilly said the slaves who helped build the White House "were well-fed and had decent lodgings provided by the government." (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Bill O'Reilly's Electoral College soundbite accidentally became a liberal battle cry


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.

Liberal viewers mocked the that O'Reilly saw this as a strength of the institution.

Others found themselves agreeing with O'Reilly to an extent.

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.
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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.

But supporters said liberals were hypocritical.

Others pointed out differences between O'Reilly's remarks before and after the election.

What do you think of O'Reilly's comments?

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