CNN Commentator Says O’Reilly’s ‘All About Race’ Comments Sound Like ‘Apartheid South Africa’


In response to Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly’s much talked about commentary about the Electoral College and how liberals want to take it away to hurt the white establishment, CNN political commentator Bakari Sellers claimed O’Reilly sounded like “apartheid South Africa.”

As you may recall, O’Reilly created a bit of a firestorm earlier this week with his show’s Talking Points segment, where he asserted that recent calls by progressives to dismantle the Electoral College was “all about race” and an effort to take “power away from white precincts.” A lot of online conversation after revolved around how similar O’Reilly’s comments sound to white nationalism.

In that vein, Sellers discussed how shocked he was to hear this type of rhetoric coming from a highly watched TV host. During a panel conversation on CNN last night, the former South Carolina lawmaker remarked that when taken in context, the Fox News host’s comments are even worse.

“If you close your eyes, you believe you’re listening to a clip from 1968 or apartheid South Africa,” Sellers noted. “One, this is one of the few quotes when I saw it yesterday when you actually listen to it in context — context it is actually worse when you get the full context of his actual quote.”

He added, “This is just not the conversation we need to be having.”

Later on in the discussion, Sellers said that he didn’t want this whole thing to boil down to a conversation about the Electoral College, stating that African-Americans “don’t want anything from white people.”

Watch the clip above, via CNN.

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