Appearing to promote President Obama’s initiative, “My Brother’s Keeper,” the two entered into a lively discussion about the “gangsta” culture that permeates the mostly poor, black, inner-city youth.
O’Reilly told Jarrett in bold terms he doesn’t think the Obama administration sees the “urgency” of many of these problems,” advocating public service announcements to these youths delivered by the likes of rappers Jay-Z, Kanye West and other role models of “Gangstas.”
“Tell them to knock it off,” O’Reilly bellowed. “You got to get them in there to tell these kids that you’ve got to stop the disruptive behavior or you’re going to wind up in a morgue or in prison.”
O’Reilly further suggested Michelle Obama come on his show to discourage young, black women from becoming pregnant without a proper setting for their children. Jarrett argued it’s more important to talk to young girls directly rather than going on TV.
"The Factor" host insisted it would get loads of attention from a wide audience.
The two political powerhouses have opposing political philosophies, but the 14 minute interview was civil and surprisingly friendly.
O’Reilly kept Jarrett held Jarrett over her time allotted and changed the subject to Obama’s sagging poll numbers. Jarrett acknowledged the “challenging time” the White House has been through, but insisted the president “never focused on the daily polling numbers.”
No word on “The Factor” booking the president of first lady.
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