With the growing impact of minorities in elections, Fox News conservative TV host Bill O'Reilly lamented that "traditional America, as we knew it, is gone." On election night, he explained that "the demographics are changing … the white establishment is now the minority."
He acts like Irish Catholics named O'Reilly were always part of "the establishment," even long before Bing Crosby's Father O'Malley sang "Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral" in the 1945 film "Going My Way."
A generation earlier, in World War I, not only weren't the Irish part of the white American establishment, but Poles, Italians, Germans and, of course, Jews. Jon Stewart hilariously lampooned O'Reilly, noting that according to the liberal 19th-century Christian Examiner, "the ill-clad and destitute Irishman is repulsive to our habits and tastes."