|Many of you sent e-mails about William Bennett's comments about race and crime. Some excerpts:
Nile Campbell, Baltimore, MD: "William Bennett's statements were reprehensible. But what is most shocking is your breezy attitude, Mr. O'Reilly. Dismissing a clear case of racism because of Mr. Bennett's charity work? Surely, this is an instance where words speak louder than actions."
Chad Jones, Stow, OH: "Bill, anything positive Bennett's done for the black community was completely negated by his irresponsible remarks."
Lar Milachouski, Mill Spring, NC: "Jesse Jackson made an anti-Semitic remark about New York, Hillary Clinton said she saw Gandhi pumping gas. They were not taken down nearly as hard as Bill Bennett."
Larry Williams, Altmore, AL: "With the black population at 13% and over 70% of the prison population being black, there is logic to Bennett's statement."
John Knaff, Fort Myers, FL: "Bill, your attempt at political correctness in this matter seems like spin to me."
Mike Finlayson, Winnipeg, Canada: "Bill, you said poverty drives crime. If that were true, crime would have exploded in the great depression. It did not."