Bill O'Reilly blasted "race baiters" and critics of the Fox News Channel in a scathing monologue Wednesday evening, declaring "war" on them and informing his viewers he would no longer "take this garbage."
The Fox News host passionately argued that there is "not an epidemic of racism in the United States of America," despite what the "far-left" portrays.
"It is an outrageous Tower of Babel," O'Reilly said.
O'Reilly contended that those in the media fail to challenge the far-left because "they may be labeled bigots" if they do.
"The only TV network that does not accept the blatant dishonesty that America is a white supremacist nation is Fox News. And some of us on this channel get viciously attacked for standing up for the truth," he said.
[sharequote align="right"]"I'm not going to sit here any longer and take this garbage!"[/sharequote]
After skewering Yahoo! News for the articles featured on its website, O'Reilly reiterated that he does not believe there is an "organized effort to harm black people by white people."
"That does not exist here," the host said. "The real racism is looking away from what is really harming black Americans. The root cause of poverty. ... That is the dissolution of the African American traditional family, chaos on the streets of poor neighborhoods and an educational system that does not demand the same standards of achievements that are demanded in the white neighborhoods."
O'Reilly then took aim at the "smear merchants" and "race baiters."
"Fox News is attacked when we report the truth? Well, you want a war? You got a war! I'm not going to sit here any longer and take this garbage!" he said.
"People who lie, run the country down, who are racist themselves — they're going to be called out right here on 'The Factor,'" O'Reilly said, before going after MSNBC host Chris Hayes in the next segment.
Wednesday night's segment followed an explosive segment from the previous day in which O'Reilly also contended "most Americans are not racist."
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