O’Reilly: The End of the Family is the End of America

On Wednesday’s “Talking Points Memo,” Bill O’Reilly warned that the collapse of the family also meant the collapse of the community and the country.

O’Reilly cited that 72% out of African-Americans are born out of wedlock and noted that nearly half of American children who live with single mothers live in poverty, compared to only 11 percent of those who live in a two-parent family.

Fatherless boys are more likely to become gang members and end up in jail. Three quarters of adolescent patients in drug rehab centers come from a home without a father.

Poverty and crime in America can be traced back to the collapse of the traditional family, O’Reilly argued. Replaying his interview with Obama, he challenged him to use the upcoming “My Brother’s Keeper” event at the White House aimed at young black males to encourage responsibility and marriage.

O’Reilly angrily rejected the idea that it’s wrong to criticize personal behavior, pointing out that single parenthood has become a national and social problem, finishing the segment with another telling statistic: “56% of jail inmates grew up in a single-parent household or with a guardian.”

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