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Bill O'Reilly talks about lynching Obama's wife

Media Matters is calling attention to a strange freudian slip by Bill O'Reilly in which he makes reference to "lynching" Michelle Obama.

In defending Michelle Obama from a caller's accusation, O'Reilly said:

"I don't want to go on a lynching party against Michelle Obama unless there's evidence, hard facts, that say this is how the woman really feels."

Now normally I'm not one to play language police--I recently stirred up a hornet's nest of comments when I disagreed with Hillary Clinton throwing a tantrum over an off-hand reference to "pimping out" Chelsea--but this comes barely a week after President Bush condemned nooses, saying:

"The era of rampant lynching is a shameful chapter in American history."

I guess the question is: Do you think O'Reilly would have used the term "lynching party" if he was talking about a white wife, or was this some subconscious expression of racism?


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