On Thursday night, O’Reilly recounted his debate with Stewart the night before. “Stewart’s a big white privilege guy believing that black Americans have a huge disadvantage in life because whites dominate America,” O’Reilly said. “I say it is indeed harder for African Americans to succeed, but pushing the white privilege theory creates victimization. It gives people an excuse to fail or do bad things.”
O’Reilly concluded Stewart and he always have lively debates and there “are no hard feelings.” On Wednesday night, the two squared off on “The Daily Show.” After briefly plugging O’Reilly’s new book, “Killing Patton,” Stewart got straight to the point, zoning in on O”Reilly’s continual claim that there’s no such thing as white privilege.
“I want you to admit that there is such a thing as white privilege … I just want you to say that I’m terribly, terribly wrong on this.” O’Reilly shot back, suggesting if there’s white privilege than there’s asian privilege, since according to the Fox host, asians make more money than whites. The debate escalated into the two media titans shouting at each other.
Watch O’Reilly the night after below.