Bill O'Reilly Exposes Al Sharpton for Lying 'Once Again' on National Television

Fox News's Bill O'Reilly on Thursday exposed Al Sharpton for lying "once again" on national television.

Also of interest, O'Reilly disclosed for the first time that years ago he gave $25,000 to one of Sharpton's charities (video follows with transcript and commentary):

BILL O'REILLY: A few days ago, we did a story about the food stamp fraud in the USA. As part of that story we featured Jason the Surfer, there he is, young man healthy, gets thousands of dollars worth of food stamps every year. Even while he surfs all day long. He doesn't care about working. And here is what I said about it.

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O'REILLY: This guy is a parasite. And my contention is that the Obama administration is encouraging parasites to come out and, you know, take as much as they can with no remorse and this is how a country declines. This is how we become a weak nation.

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O'REILLY: So that was a pretty clear statement about Jason the Surfer. And the failure of the federal government to regulate who gets entitlements from the taxpayer. Right? Pretty straightforward. Here is how Al Sharpton spun it?

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AL SHARPTON: Bill O'Reilly is going back to one of his favorite talking points. Attacking the poor. Here is his latest rant about people on food stamps. Parasites. The poor are parasites. We have heard these kinds of attacks before.

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O'REILLY: Sharpton obviously taking my comments totally out of context. Not even mentioning Jason the Surfer and basically not telling the truth once again. The guy does this all the time. And here's the crusher on Sharpton. He has been portraying me as a racist and a brutalizer of the poor. A few years ago Sharpton told me that his charity in Harlem, New York, was out of money. And that it could not provide Christmas presents and Christmas dinners to hundreds of poor people in Harlem. So I gave Sharpton a $25,000 donation to provide the gifts and the food. I never mentioned it. Because it wasn't necessary to mention it. But now it is. To prove exactly what kind of person Al Sharpton is.


Actually, most people in America have known for years what kind of person Sharpton is.

That's what makes it so shocking the folks at NBC News would actually give him his own show to race-bait from.

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.