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O’Reilly Confronts Time’s Joe Klein for Saying He’s ‘Trying to Gin Up a Race War’

bill joe kleinTime Magazine columnist Joe Klein recently wrote that the GOP has become “the party of hate” and that Bill O’Reilly was “busy trying to gin up a race war by blaming Black Lives Matter for the police shootings,” so O’Reilly confronted him on that tonight.

Klein told him it’s perfectly fine to criticize the movement, but said “to say that they have caused the shooting of police officers I think is a bridge too far.”

O’Reilly insisted he did no such thing. Klein said he “implied” it, but O’Reilly insisted all he meant was that “their provocations lead to a climate that is hateful toward police.”

Now, O’Reilly may not have directly linked those two things, but a Talking Points Memo he did back in May was literally titled “How Black Lives Matter is killing Americans”:

Summing up, thousands more Americans are being murdered because police are being more passive. Since the Ferguson situation and the Black Lives Matter protests. Talking Points believes every American should know that, should know the truth. Sympathetic media and many race hustlers are backing Black Lives Matter and the final indignity, members of the group have even been invited to the White House.

Watch above, via Fox News.

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