Hearne: Bill O’Reilly Hammers Jason Whitlock on Belcher Murder-Suicide

Just when it was looking like former Star sports scribe Jason Whitlock had become a forgotten man…

Up pops the devil in the form of no-name Kansas City Chiefs player turned murderer, Jovan Belcher.

Belcher’s dastardly deed was the perfect storm for the race baiting former Kansas City columnist, garnering him props from Bob Costas and brickbats Tuesday night from Fox News host Bill O’Reilly.

“I did not go as far as I would like to go…” Whitlock says in a recorded snippet that opened O’Reilly’s show. “I believe that the NRA is the new KKK.”

To which O’Reilly shot back, “More far out craziness surrounding the murder-suicide perpetrated by a professional football player. We’ll cut through all the madness tonight and tell you what’s really going on.”

O’Reilly then laid into Whitlock and the mainstream media in his opening monologue.

“America and personal responsibility, that is the subject of this evening’s talking points memo,” he began. “Immediately after Jovan Belcher shot his girlfriend to death and then killed himself, the excuses started – guns, violence in the National Football League and other adjacent issues were trotted out by a variety of pundits. But here’s the fact; Belcher is solely responsible for the horrendous crime that orphaned his baby daughter. He did it. He knew right from wrong, he chose – he chose – to inflict lethal damage.. (And) to blame society or guns or football is grossly irresponsible.”

Now on to Big Sexy…

“Another guy who has inserted himself into this story, Kansas City sportswriter Jason Whitlock, sees it this way:

“‘I believe the NRA is the new KKK,” an unmistakable recording of Whitlock’s voice begins. “And that the arming of so many black youths and blowing up our community with drugs and just having an open shooting gallery is the work of people that obviously don’t have our best interest.”

“What a bunch of bull,” O’Reilly shot back. “We invited Mr. Whitlock on the program tonight. He’s hiding under his desk. He knows he can’t defend that position. Here’s a bulletin to Whitlock; no society can protect people against a guy like Belcher. Ever since man first walked the planet there’s been violence. It’s hard wired into some people. This deflection into guns or race is simply nonsense.

“We’re living in a time of denial.  Our culture is cluttered with excuses for bad behavior. It’s always somebody else’s fault, not the individual screwing up…Jovan Belcher was a villain, a person who was given athletic talent and instead of building a worthwhile life for himself and his baby,  destroyed lives. That’s on him. Period.”

Show guest Dr. Keith Ablow‘s take on Belcher after citing previous examples of Belcher’s abuse of women:

“This is shaping up as a guy who was a domestic villain…This guy back to 2006 is accused by women and authorities as preying upon them, frightening them, controlling them…And there also are reports that he was a terrible bully back in grade school and high school.”

Clinical psychiatrist Dale Archer‘s on-show take: “The crux of the matter is that the No. 1 predictor of violence, the No. 1 predictor of suicide, is alcohol and drug abuse. So if we want to look at excuses – if we want to get to a reason as to why this happened – that has to be at the top of the list. And clearly this a guy who was taking pain killers -NFL players are four times more likely than the general population to take narcotic painkillers –  and he was drinking on those painkillers. If you want a reason, that’s your reason.”

But O’Reilly wasn’t through with Whitlock.

In the second segment of the show on Belcher, O’Reilly said: “Let’s get to this guy Whitlock…This guy Whitlock believes – and I really would like to talk to him – that there is an organized attempt to get guns in the hands of blacks, and drugs in the hands of blacks. That’s how far out this Whitlock guys is. That there’s some kind of cabal in America saying, ‘You know what we ought to do? We oughta get a lot of guns into the African-American community and narcotics, so that they destroy themselves.’ That’s where he is. That’s crazy.”

At which point, token Fox News liberal Alan Colmes chimed in: “To equate the NRA to the KKK is nuts,” he said.  “And you’re bringing in a racial element that doesn’t exist. I’m no big fan of the NRA, however, to suggest that they have some kind of racial motive, there’s no evidence of that whatsoever.”

“Even Colmes admits that this far out Whitlock deal is insane,” O’Reilly quipped.

No wonder Whitlock passed on going on the show.

It should be noted that under kinder, gentler circumstances last November, Whitlock went on O’Reilly to bag on Penn State and Joe Paterno.

Whitlock’s excuse for not taking O’Reilly’s bait:

“I’ve been on O’Reily Factor several times. I have no fear of O’Reilly’s intellect..” reads one Tweet and “If Bill would like to discuss gun culture and my views, I’d love to talk with him on Real Talk (Whitlcok’s podcast). I give everyone a chance to talk freely.”

Look, pretty much anybody who was paying attention during Whitlock’s long tenure at the Star knows that in no small way, the fat man forged a career of pimping and race baiting readers.

It worked then and it’s working now.

Last time I checked on Whitlock’s Fox Sports columns he was writing several a week. However a glimpse at his recent pre-Belcher body of work reveals that he was choking out only one column every five to seven days.

Which doesn’t exactly sound like the healthy six-figure paycheck Whitlock duped Nick Wright into “reporting” shortly after big Sexy left the Star two years back.

But say what you will, for now the Big Cat is back!

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18 Responses to Hearne: Bill O’Reilly Hammers Jason Whitlock on Belcher Murder-Suicide

  1. smartman says:

    It’s not just guns and drugs we’re trying to get into the black community. It’s also fried foods, salty snacks, sugary drinks, tobacco, alcohol, STD’s, piss poor education, fat white girls, single parent homes, crack, meth, weed, heroin and the coup de grace….OBAMACARE! Once black people start getting adequate doses of big pharma drugs for on and off label treatment it’s all but over. Don’t forget the Obamaphones. Those cause brain cancer in black people at higher rates than in caucasians.

    • the dude says:

      Don’t forget the CIA creating the Bloods and Crips gang organizations and supplying them with drugs through the Mena, Arkansas airport while Bubba was guvna.

      CIA gotta fund black ops, ya know.

      • smartman says:

        Good point! Furthermore,when chicken and waffles show up on the menu at IHOP and Denny’s then, and only then, can we truly say MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

  2. Orphan of the Road says:

    I sat down and put one of Bonnie Parker’s poems to music. While she was writing about Clyde Barrow, in a different era, the words still ring true and on pitch.

    A newsboy once said to his buddy;
    “I wish old Clyde would get jumped.
    In these awfull hard times;
    we’d make a few dimes,
    if five or six cops would get bumped”

  3. Rick Nichols says:

    I’m not a huge Bill O’Reilly fan, but like the Chiefs broadcasters always say in the fourth quarter of a close game when our boys in red have a chance to put the game away: “it’s time to put the hammer down!”

  4. chuck says:

    Good article Hearne.

    Smarty & Dude. LMAO


    • Orphan of the Road says:

      I guess I’m a sucker for Frank Capra movies and dialogue. This from Meet John Doe.

      The little punks have always counted because in the long run the character of a country is the sum total of the character of its little punks.

      • chuck says:

        I love Frank Capra movies.

        • Harley says:

          chuck…seriously…your a smart guy…an athlete..informed…
          you shoudl get involved in big brothers.
          either you’re part of the solution or you’re part
          of the problem.
          everyone knows we have aproblemv with those kids..
          i was in big brothers for 4 years…incredible program…
          chuck…look into it…you’ll get a whole different
          outlook on whats going on…


  5. jj29 says:

    As Hearne points out Whitlock has made a career out of this sort of article, but O’Reilly is no better. My guess is that he has staffers comb the internet and print media for articles that have extreme views like Whitlock’s. Then all O’Reilly has to do is bash the low hanging journalistic fruit and call it a TV or radio show. The only sad part of all of this type of commentary is that there are people who think it is serious criticism. It barely qualifies as entertainment. In either case I’ll pass. BTW – I also love Frank Capra movies.

  6. Harry Balczak says:

    “Fox News liberal” Ha ha ha ha that’s a good one…kind of like jumbo shrimp or military intelligence. Whitlock should be proud that someone so moronic as Billo would direct vitriol his way. Whitlock must be on to something here.

  7. chuck says:

    Frank Capra’s LOST HORIZEN.

    High Lama: “It is the entire meaning and purpose of Shangri-La. It came to me in a vision, long, long ago. I saw all the nations strengthening, not in wisdom, but in the vulgar passions and the will to destroy. I saw the machine power multiplying, until a single weaponed man might match a whole army. I foresaw a time when man, exalting in the technique of murder, would rage so hotly over the world, that every book, every treasure, would be doomed to destruction. This vision was so vivid and so moving, that I determined to gather together all things of beauty and of culture that I could, and preserve them here, against the doom toward which the world is rushing. Look at the world today. Is there anything more pitiful? What madness there is! What blindness! What unintelligent leadership! A scurrying mass of bewildered humanity, crashing headlong against each other, propelled by an orgy of greed and brutality. A time must come my friend, when this orgy will spend itself. When brutality and the lust for power must perish by its own sword. Against that time, is why I avoided death, and am here. And why you were brought here. For when that day comes, the world must begin to look for a new life. And it is our hope that they may find it here. For here, we shall be with their books and their music, and a way of life based on one simple rule: Be Kind! When that day comes, it is our hope that the brotherly love of Shangri-La will spread throughout the world. Yes, my son; When the strong have devoured each other, the Christian ethic may at last be fulfilled and the meek shall inherit the earth.”

    Great book, great movie, but in reality, the Chinese devour Tibet and erase the culture by way of genocide, immigration and force of arms.

    Great thoughts and hopes, but in reality, turning the other cheek for tyrants, home and abroad, waters teh tree of Liberty with your blood, not the blood of those same tyrants.

    The Dalai Lama can’t go home again, and Mr. Wolfe says we can’t either. Not because we are all so grown up now, but becuase we burned the fu*ker down.

  8. Harley says:

    how bad is oreilly when he has to goafter a small time no name reporter…
    i mean whitlock is not a big time reporter ….one a week article writer..
    so why does oreilly who is #1 cable tv news show go after a small
    virtually unknown (except in kc) writer..i think oreilly is slipping..just like
    his show.
    It shows how the right wing and its propaganda machine is falling
    apart at the seams.
    fox news has shut out whiney baby’s number one go to guys…rove
    and dick morris who have no idea whats going on in the nation.
    Oreilly…hannity…etc are losing it big time…..oreilly has been
    made a fool of so many times since the election that he is losing
    credibility with even conservatives..
    and then lesbian coulter said it right…WE LOST…WE SHOULD ACT LIKE
    repubs are about to get their rears kicked again…they just don’t get it.

    • admin says:

      Here’s your answer; because Bob Costas quoted the only sane line in Whitlock’s lame diatribe the Sunday before, remember? The controversial Costas take on gun culture.

      The funny thing is that both Costas AND O’Reilly made the lame, lazy mistake of referring to Whitlock as a Kansas City writer.

      That’s how close people have been following his post Star career.

  9. Harley says:

    chuck…65% of the nation wants to raise marginal taxes on upper incomes…
    and it’s part of a package to cutspending…i think the republicansare gong
    to have to put something on the table to geta deal made…
    you’re seeing a major split in the party…rand is threatening boner and
    cantor….the tea party still wants to be relevant but the moderates in the
    repub party want the tea party out of the party….
    i think we saw the lowest point in the senate on the disabled veterans
    bill that the 38 repubs voted down…i think that was an exampale of
    how disfuctional the whole political system has become.
    there will be a deal….the repubs will continue to have serious problems
    getting along…and hopefully the party splits and falls aprt…
    there are some great moderate repubs that are being shoved out…thats
    the fiscal hill will be resolved…only need 27 repubs to move….then
    they can move forward on a plan.
    til then you have a bunch of republicans not being able to handle the
    fact that they lost the election and public opinion is way against
    them…even majority ofv repub. voters are for raising revenues…


  10. Kerouac says:

    “This guy Whitlock believes . . . there is an organized attempt to get guns in the hands of blacks and drugs in the hands of blacks. . . That there’s some kind of cabal in America saying, ‘You know what we ought to do? We oughta get a lot of guns into the African-American community and narcotics, so that they destroy themselves.”

    – perspective may not be everything, but everyone has one/is entitled to said; no one is final arbiter the purview ‘truth’ – Whitlock or OReilly included. To say Jason (black) & OReilly (white) view/should see the world through similar ‘perspectacles’, would be naive/folly.

    [ Belcher’s case, the rumor/evidence available at the moment seems to point moreso toward his ‘choices’ than related any addendums associated medicinal/other, subject to further determination. ]

    While Whitlock’s ‘perspective’ seems a stretch to me, I allow that his being black to my white ‘may’ provide the distinction in perception; that he’s a rabble rouser (as OReilly) is acknowledged – both are blowhards of the first rank. While my leanings are moreso right/correct : ) than left/wrong : ( Bill nonetheless gives even me migraine if I watch him too long, which I do less than ever now; headaches no more.

    Recall that there were/are still some want to believe that AIDS was a plot perpetrated vs blacks to ‘thin their ranks’ as ’twere. Evidence suggests that left to their own device, there is no need for assistance any outside force: said ethnic group seems (based upon statistics*) able inflict damage upon itself, ‘unaided’ (bad pun intended.)

    *On the subject of stats: “Torture numbers & they’ll confess to anything”. ~ Gregg Easterbrook; “The average human has one breast and one testicle. ” ~ Des McHale

    Still, stats as the case same perspectives, ’nuff said. Upshot: tomorrow, next week, next year, the same thing will happen again. And so it goes…

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