O Reilly Factor: Racism And Stereotypes

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Racism and Stereotypes O’Reilly Factor is a TV show known for its Fox news segments, but on October 3rd it aired a controversial segment about the Chinese. In the article “Activists blast ‘O’Reilly Factor’ Chinatown segment as racist”, Lynn Elber talked about a particular segment and explained her point of view of what O’Reilly Factor had done with his TV segment. O’Reilly had played a segment where reporter Jesse Watters came to the Chinatown of New York and asked questions about politics. Watters interviewed multiple Chinese people, but it didn’t become controversial until he interviewed the elderly Chinese. The Elderly were non-English speakers and Watters asked these Chinese people questions for the segment. The elders had no response …show more content…
Watters also has his own little TV segment, and Fox has aired these segments because Watters says these arguments are “As a political humorist, The Chinatown segment was intended to be a light piece, as all Watters World Segments are” (Elber,2). Watters thinks the segment was a light piece because he didn’t think anyone would be offended by it, but it turned out to be something bigger than that. Watters was depicting Asians of not knowing any English, but Asian Americans want to learn English and be smarter just as badly as Americans. There wouldn’t be articles like Tiger Mom, if Asians didn’t want to fit in to American culture. Asian Americans give their full effort and can be just as smart as the Bill Gates, and Albert Einsteins of our world. Fox should really be ashamed of themselves for having a show like the O’Reilly Factor, because Fox has been one of the big name channels of Television for a long time now. Channels like CBS, NBC, and ABC would never allow their hosts and producers to give any segment that can be as controversial as this one …show more content…
I feel like the O’Reilly Factor show is a shame to America, because of the channel their on and the state they play it in. My argument is similar to Lynn Elber’s arguments in that the show is really messed up and it should not continue to run for the racist segment they played. Lynn never argued for the show to be closed, but closing it would be just as good as her argument. We’ve seen how America was back then, and letting a show like O’Reilly Factor continue to run can influence others to return to the state of misconduct and treatment of others. When people think about TV Channels, Fox is one that comes into mind. The fact that people could watch this on Fox, is not right in terms of what the show is teaching. People should not be able to watch something like this on Fox, because it is a local channel and anybody with a TV could watch it. I believe that O’Reilly Factor should not be allowed to run anymore for its racist

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