O’Reilly, Gutfeld Hammer Cokie Roberts for Calling Tea Party Anger ‘Racist’

Longtime journalist Cokie Roberts said on MSNBC this week that some of the tea party anger at President Obama is “racist,” and naturally her remark has gotten a lot of conservative backlash. Bill O’Reilly and Greg Gutfeld mocked Roberts on Friday for being a “pinhead.”

O’Reilly found Roberts’ assessment particularly amusing, because he doubted she’d even actually met a tea partier in her life. He sarcastically intoned, “She’s never seen a tea party person, and there isn’t one tea party woman in the country that has a hairstyle like her.”

Gutfeld called her “pathetic” and “unoriginal,” while Bernard McGuirk said Roberts is a “disgrace” who isn’t understanding that there was similar venom towards past white presidents.

O’Reilly accused Roberts of being “intellectually dishonest,” charging that some of the people she hangs out with are racist as well. Gutfeld just poked fun at the fact she’s named Cokie.

Watch the video below, via Fox News:

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