Bill O’Reilly blasted Quentin Tarantino Monday on The O’Reilly Factor after the director appeared Saturday at a rally against police brutality. O’Reilly’s comments come after the NYPD officers’ union chief called for a boycott of Tarantino’s films for speaking at the RiseUpOctober rally, which had the “unfortunate timing” of taking place in the wake of an NYPD officer that was killed in the line of duty.
In the Talking Points Memo segment, O’Reilly showed a clip of Tarantino talking about Michael Brown at the rally, with the host disagreeing with Tarantino’s version of the incident. “Tarantino reading from a script. As you may remember, a grand jury saw this case completely differently. They exonerated Officer Wilson as testimony clearly demonstrated Michael Brown attacked the officer violently,” the host said. “But to Tarantino, who lives in a world of his own, facts don’t matter. And he has no problem, Tarantino, with spreading big lies.”
O’Reilly also blamed the filmmaker for spreading “the far left” agenda on the American people. Later on The O’Reilly Factor, the host echoed the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association’s call to boycott films by “the purveyor of degeneracy.” “This Tarantino character. I think he destroyed his career, because anyone who’s hearing that is gonna go, ‘You know what, maybe I’m not gonna see his movies,'” O’Reilly said.