Project 21’s Parks to Debate Obama’s Comments on Henry Gates Arrest on Tonight’s “O’Reilly Factor”

Project 21’s Bob Parks is scheduled to appear on the Fox News Channel’s “O’Reilly Factor” program on Thursday, July 23 at 8:00 PM eastern. Monica Crowley is guest host.

Bob has been invited to discuss President Obama’s remarks last night about the arrest of Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Gates was arrested at his home in Cambridge, Massachusetts last week for disorderly conduct after officers responded to a neighbor’s call that Gates’ home was possibly being burglarized. In fact, Gates had just returned from a trip and was trying to open a jammed door. The charges later were dropped.

In his nationally televised press conference, President Obama was asked about the arrest. While admitting he didn’t “know all the facts,” Obama nonetheless implied that he was angry about the arrest and said the officers acted “stupidly.”

On his personal “Black and Right” web site, Bob says: “President Obama admits he didn’t know much about the case, and yet slams a police department on national television. Is this stupid or what?”

The person Bob will be debating had yet to be determined at the time Bob was booked for the show.

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