Bill O'Reilly had Zaki Baruti of the Universal African Peoples Organization on to speak about his comments at a press conference earlier in the year. I'll give O'Reilly a little credit: unlike every other right-wing news source that has covered this incident, he actually gave time to someone pointing out that there's another side of the story. If you only watched the other Fox News programs, or read Big Government and the St. Louis Tea Party sites, you would think that everyone was in agreement that this was a brutal beating started by Elston McCowan. There is no such agreement.
O'Reilly also said that the way the system works is to let stuff play out in the courts, which is also at odds with the tea party lynch mob that has been clamoring for felony "hate crime" charges against McCowan and Molens with literally no argument to support the suggestion.
You can watch the video here: