Bill O’Reilly from Fox News had the chance to interview Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin this week. Thursday on “The O’Reilly Factor,” Fulton faced off with the conservative talk show host to talk about the case against George Zimmerman, the man who killed her son.
During the interview, O’Reilly questioned Martin’s mother about the public “rush to judgement” against Zimmerman. While expressing sympathy for her loss, he also questioned the involvement of various civil rights leaders, including Rev. Al Sharpton.
“I can’t imagine the pain you go through,” O’Reilly said. “So I think all Americans are feeling your pain. And we all want justice in the case…From the beginning, we’ve just called for calm. Let the system work. Let’s not convict Zimmerman on television. Let’s not make these wild charges.”
O’Reilly and other conservatives have called for Sharpton and others to apologize for their involvement in the case.
“Was I wrong to say that?” O’Reilly asked Fulton.
Fulton defended Sharpton, stating that he also wants peace.
“We’ve never asked for anyone to do anything out of the ordinary,” she said.
O’Reilly continued to go after Fulton, stating again that he would like for Sharpton to apologize.
“You want me to comment on that? I don’t know everything that’s behind it. I haven’t been watching a lot of the news. And I haven’t been watching what everyone was saying. So I’m not sure what response you want,” Fulton said.
O’Reilly then accused Fulton of working with civil rights leaders to “convict Zimmerman on TV.”
“We’re all Americans here. No one wants a 17-year-old son shot down on the street … Mr. Zimmerman doesn’t want to see his son’s life ruined because of this. This is a tragedy all the way around. And we have to handle it with the utmost respect,” O’Reilly said.
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