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While People Are Being Fired For Racist Remarks...

Loofa?How can we forget this knee-slapper from Bill O'Reilly on the February 6, 2003 edition of The Factor?

"We'd save lives because Mexican wetbacks, whatever you want to call them, the coyotes--they're not going to do what they're doing now, all right, so people aren't going to die in the desert."

Whatever you want to call them, Bill. Fair.org reports:

"the Allentown, Pa. Morning Call (1/5/03) had O'Reilly using the same racist term in a speech earlier in the year: "O'Reilly criticized the Immigration and Naturalization Service for not doing its job and not keeping out 'the wetbacks.'"

And two months later Bill O'Reilly was hosting a charity event for urban school children. An African-American singing group called "The Best Men" were schedule to perform, but were late. O'Reilly said to the audience:

"Does anyone know where the Best Men are? I hope they're not in the parking lot stealing our hubcaps."

So while television executives are busy firing people, well, you know... It's only fair.