Disgraced former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly claims ‘the LGBTs’ are trying to rid America of white men

Disgraced former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly has claimed that “the LGBTs” are teaming up with ethnic minorities to bring about the end of white men in America.

The long-time Fox News anchor was dropped from the network last year after a string of accusations of sexual harassment, but now has a large online following via his own outlet ‘No Spin News’.

In a rant last night, O’Reilly claimed that “the LGBTs” were working with ethnic minorities to unseat white men from positions of power.

He claimed: “For a long time skin colour really wasn’t much of an issue [in America]… but now whiteness has become the issue, whiteness.

“If you’re a white American you are part of a cabal that either consciously or unconsciously keeps minorities down. Therefore that has to end and whiteness has to be put aside.

“That’s what the border is all about. The open border people [in] California and in the Democratic precincts. Let everybody in, everybody in, that would diminish whiteness because minorities then would take over as they have in many parts of California.

“That’s what that’s all about. Getting whiteness out of power, particularly white men. So then the Me Too movement, very closely aligned with the progressive left. ‘Get those white guys, get ‘em’.”

Bill O’Reilly, host of FOX’s “The O’Reilly Factor” at FOX Studios on December 15, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

O’Reilly then cited a Michigan state university paper which looked at systemic bias in commonly-used stock image photos – which disproportionately feature white people in professional roles – and alleged that the bias “promotes the hegemony of whiteness”.

The TV host continued: “You’re seeing this almost every day, I’m telling you about this almost every day. That the white people, whether they know it or not are oppressing and creating macroaggressions for the minority community.

“So the white people have to be swept out of power, got to get them out, let the LGBTs and the minorities, and they have to run the show, that’s what it is all about, what this is all about and they’re making strides like crazy.”

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It is unsurprising that O’Reilly has beef with the Me Too movement, given he was forced out of Fox News a year ago when it was revealed the company had paid settlements to at least five women who had been sexually targeted by him.

The agreements are reported to have totalled about $13 million.

He has been a long time opponent of LGBT rights, previously having to apologise after he suggested there was a link between homosexuality and paedophilia.

O’Reilly insisted in 2012 that “there is a higher percentage of gay pedophilia, homosexual pedophilia, than heterosexual pedophilia” and attacked the gay community.

He claimed: “I think the statistics are that the male-boy pedophilia problem is much more intense than the male-girl pedophilia problem.”

Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly attends The Hollywood Reporter’s 5th Annual 35 Most Powerful People in New York Media on April 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Hollywood Reporter )

The host was savaged for the untrue claim – and for appearing to suggest that people who sexually abuse male children are connected to the gay community.

He also claimed same-sex marriage had only been introduced due to “intimidation” by LGBT people.

He said: “One of the reasons gay marriage has come on so strong in the USA is intimidation.”

“If you oppose [same-sex marriage], you may become a target.”

“There’s a big difference in saying, ‘if you donate money to a traditional marriage cause, we’re going to hurt you, we’re going to find out where you live, we are going try to take your job. Maybe do vandalism to your home’ – big, big difference, is there not?

“There have been websites who have put people’s names on there. There have been a lot of that stuff.

“Now there are threats and demonisation. And that, unfortunately, has put gay marriage over the top. That is the technique that turned the tide – intimidation and harm. That’s what won it.”