The Friday 12-30-11 O'Reilly Factor Review
By: Steve - December 31, 2011 - 11:00am
There was no TPM or a show review because O'Reilly had a best of Factor re-run, with all right-wing guests who spent the entire hour spinning out right-wing propaganda.
Scientist Group Slams Celebs Like Snooki & O'Reilly
By: Steve - December 31, 2011 - 10:00am
Sense About Science, a U.K.-based charity that boasts a membership of more than 5,000 scientists, released its annual Celebrities and Science list, panning several high-profile stars for their high-profile mistakes - which the group says could spread dangerous information.
"Jersey Shore" deep thinker Snooki's statement “that the ocean is salty because of all that whale sperm” gets an emphatic "no" from a disgusted oceanographer.
In answer to Bill O'Reilly's head-scratching statement, "In my opinion - all right? Tide goes in, tide goes out. Never a miscommunication. You can't explain that. You can't explain why the tide goes in."
Astrophysicist Chris Lintott, though, can explain exactly why it goes in.
"I'm happy to take up Bill's challenge - it's simply the pull of the moon's gravity on the Earth that produces the tides," wrote Lintott.
"The Earth’s solid surface is stretched by the moon's pull, but the oceans are free to move more dramatically, producing the familiar two tides a day. Nothing too complicated about that, although it did take Isaac Newton's theories to get the explanation clear."
The Thursday 12-29-11 O'Reilly Factor Review
By: Steve - December 30, 2011 - 11:00am
There was no TPM or a show review because O'Reilly had a best of Factor re-run, with all right-wing guests who spent the entire hour spinning out right-wing propaganda.
Bill Hemmer Proves His Bias With Unemployment Drop Lie
By: Steve - December 30, 2011 - 10:00am
Here is yet another example of a so-called straight news anchor at Fox showing that he is not a straight news reporter, and in fact is a biased right-wing hack.
Teasing a 12-22-11 segment with Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Fox News Bill Hemmer described Ohio as "one of the few states to see a drop in unemployment" and asked, "So what are they doing right?"
FACT: The unemployment rate fell in 43 out of 50 states in November.
From America's Newsroom with Bill Hemmer:
HEMMER: One of the few states to see a drop in unemployment -- not a big drop but a drop nonetheless -- the great state of Ohio. So what are they doing right? We'll talk to the governor, John Kasich, about that. [Fox News, America's Newsroom, 12/22/11]And btw, not only did Hemmer spin the unemployment drop, he is spinning for Kasich. Because Hemmer is acting like Kasich is doing great in Ohio by making it look like he is doing a good job with the unemployment drop.
When in fact, Kasicah is doing a terrible job. His approval rating is 35% and his disapproval rating is 52%.
Here is what the AP reported, and they do not say a word about the unemployment drop in Ohio, because they barely made the list: "Unemployment Rates Fell In 43 States In November, The Most Number Of States To Report Such Declines In Eight Years."
AP: WASHINGTON -- Unemployment rates fell in 43 states in November, the most number of states to report such declines in eight years.And it goes without saying, but I will say it anyway, O'Reilly never said a word about any of it, ever. Because it shows the economy is improving, jobs are coming back, and it makes Obama look better.
So O'Reilly ignores it, because if he reported it the people who watch his show would know the Obama policies are working. Which kills the spin from O'Reilly that they are not working, and that Obama is a bad president.
The Wednesday 12-28-11 O'Reilly/Bolling Factor Review
By: Steve - December 29, 2011 - 11:00am
There was no TPM because O'Reilly had the right-wing stooge Eric Bolling fill-in for him again.
Here is the guest list:
1) Carl Cameron (R)
2) Michele Bachmann (R)
3) Jon Huntsman (R)
4) Dick Morris (R)
5) Bernard Whitman (R)
6) Jonathan Collegio (R)
7) Kathie Obradovich (R)
As you can see it was all Republican spin all the time, which is what O'Reilly approved while he was gone. Proving that he is a right-wing spin doctor, just like the fill-in anchors he decided to use.
Republican Chief Justice Admits Death Penalty Is Not Working
By: Steve - December 29, 2011 - 10:00am
Now before I report what the REPUBLICAN Chief Justice said about the death penalty, let me tell you my personal opinion on it. I do not support the death penalty for 3 reasons.
1) Because it does not work. The stats show that there are just as many (or more) murders in states that have the death penalty than do not have it.
2) I do not believe any state or federal Government should be killing people, for any reason, period.
3) And my main reason I do not support the death penalty is because I think it is the easy way out. I believe it is more of a punishment to put someone in prison for life, then to let them off easy with death.
In my book giving them death is far better than making them rot their life away in prison for 20, 30, or more years until they die. Not to mention, it is cheaper to put them in prison for life, so the taxpayers save money.
And now the Chief Justice story. Shortly before leaving her chambers for the holidays, California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, a former prosecutor who was appointed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-CA), became the latest high-ranking official to question whether her state should continue to impose a death penalty:
"I don't think it is working," said Cantil-Sakauye, elevated from the Court of Appeals in Sacramento to the California Supreme Court by former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. "It's not effective. We know that."Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye's comments are just the latest sign that our national consensus is moving away from state-sponsored executions.
Although most Americans continue to support the practice, a recent poll found support for the death penalty at a 39 year low and the number of death sentences declined below 100 this year for the first time in over three decades.
Illinois recently abolished its death penalty and Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber (D) declared a moratorium on executions while he is in office.
Californians will soon have the opportunity to follow Illinois lead. Petition signatures are currently being collected for a ballot initiative which will abolish the death penalty in that state as well.
And of course neither O'Reilly or any of his stooge right-wing fill-in hosts ever say a word about any of this.
The Tuesday 12-27-11 O'Reilly/Gutfeld Factor Review
By: Steve - December 28, 2011 - 11:00am
There was no TPM because as usual O'Reilly had some right-wing propaganda spin master hosting the show for him. Monday it was Eric Bolling and Tuesday it was the moron Greg Gutfeld.
Greg Gutfeld spent the entire show spinning out right-wing propaganda with mostly right-wing guests.
Here is the guest list:
1) Carl Cameron (R)
2) Steve Brown (R)
3) Chip Saltsman (R)
4) Robert Zimmerman (D)
5) Alan Colmes (D)
6) Mary K. Ham (R)
7) Bill O'Reilly (R)
8) Kimberly Guilfoyle (R)
9) Jonna Spilbor (R)
10) Condoleeze Rice (R)
Proving once again that O'Reilly is a 100% right-wing hack, who pretends to be a non-partisan Independent journalist. Because no real Independent would let Greg Gutfeld host his so-called fair and balanced no spin zone news show.
Romney Flat Out Lied About Jobs To College Graduates
By: Steve - December 28, 2011 - 10:00am
On Friday, a college student in New Hampshire reminded Mitt Romney that many of those in her generation find it especially hard to relate to the former governor as a candidate. She asked why those in her age group should mobilize for the Romney campaign, instead of President Obama.
His response was just ridiculous:
ROMNEY: What I can promise you is this - when you get out of college, if I'm president you'll have a job. If President Obama is reelected, you will not be able to get a job.Really? Why anyone takes this guy seriously is beyond me. Who's going to believe this nonsense, anyone?
Now tell me this, if Romney is such an incredible job-creating machine, why did he fail so miserably at job creation during his tenure as a governor?
For that matter, how exactly does he plan to follow through on this so-called promise to get jobs for every college grad in America - through a combination of slashing public investments and more tax cuts for people who don't need them?
Basically Romney only said that because he knows most college graduates vote, and he is trying to get their vote when he runs against Obama.
And btw, the last time I checked, the nation's private sector has added 2.9 million jobs since March 2010, and the job market is getting stronger, not weaker. Is Romney convinced none of these jobs will be available to young adults?
Or to put another way, what in the sam hell is Romney talking about?
Not to mention, how will those recent college graduates feel once Mitt Romney takes away their health care coverage. I have an idea they might have a problem with that.
The Monday 12-26-11 O'Reilly/Bolling Factor Review
By: Steve - December 27, 2011 - 11:00am
There was no TPM because the far-right spin doctor Eric Bolling was the fill-in for O'Reilly. As usual O'Reilly picked some far-right loon to be his fill-in when he was on vacation.
And as expected Bolling spent the entire hour spinning out right-wing propaganda with mostly right-wing guests. I will not do a full review, but I will report the guest list.
1) Eric Bolling (R)
2) Carl Cameron (R)
3) John Rowley (D)
4) Tammy Bruce (R)
5) Kellyanne Conway (R)
6) Dick Harpootlian (D)
7) Bill O'Reilly (R)
8) Mitt Romney (R)
9) Anita Kay (R)
10) Joey Jackson (D)
11) Len Berman (R)
12) Kelly Saindon (D)
That's 8 Republicans to 4 Democrats, which is not that bad compared to O'Reilly who usually has it 7 to 9 Republicans to 1 or 2 Democrats. But of course Bolling was in every segment spewing out the right-wing position so even when a Democrat got on they were outnumbered 2 to 1.
Justice Department Blocks South Carolina Voter ID Law
By: Steve - December 27, 2011 - 10:00am
The DOJ entered the fierce national debate over voting rights Friday, rejecting South Carolina's new law that requires photo identification at the polls and saying it discriminated against minority voters.
The decision by the Justice Department could heighten political tensions over eight state voter ID statutes passed this year, which critics say could hurt turnout among minorities and others who helped elect President Barack Obama in 2008.
Conservatives and other supporters say the tighter laws are needed to combat voter fraud. Justice Department lawyers, facing intense pressure from civil rights groups to act against the new laws, are still reviewing a statute enacted in Texas.
In its first decision on the laws, the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division said South Carolina's statute is discriminatory because its registered minority voters are nearly 20 percent more likely than whites to lack a state-issued photo ID.
Under the 1965 Voting Rights Act, South Carolina is one of a number of states that are required to receive federal "pre-clearance" on voting changes to ensure that they don't hurt minorities' political power."
The absolute number of minority citizens whose exercise of the franchise could be adversely affected by the proposed requirements runs into the tens of thousands," Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez said in a letter to South Carolina officials.
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, a Republican, called the decision outrageous and said she plans to seek "every possible option to get this terrible, clearly political decision overturned so we can protect the integrity of our electoral process and our 10th Amendment rights."
The law, passed in May and signed by Haley, requires voters to show one of five forms of photo identification. The state can now try to get the law approved by a federal court or seek reconsideration from the Justice Department. South Carolina cited the need to fight voter fraud in defending the measure.
Whether election fraud exists and how extensive it may be is the subject of a divisive debate. Some conservatives argue that fraud is a serious problem, but Perez said that South Carolina's submission "did not include any evidence or instance" of fraud not already addressed by state laws.
The voter-identification measures, enacted mostly by Republican legislatures, also impose restrictions on early voting and make it harder for former felons to vote.
But it is the voter-identification laws that have aroused the most fury on the left, with some comparing them to the poll taxes once used to keep minorities from voting in the segregated South.
Opponents of the new laws say they would discriminate against minorities, and others such as low-income voters, because some don't have the necessary photo ID and lack the means to easily obtain ID cards.
Newt Gingrich Trying To Run Illegal Write-In Campaign
By: Steve - December 27, 2011 - 9:00am
Now this is funny, first the great Newt Gingrich was so stupid he did not even get the 10,000 valid signatures needed to get on the ballot for President in Virginia. And last week Gingrich even claimed he was safely over the 10,000 signature threshold.
Then he said he will pursue an aggressive write-in campaign, except that would be illegal under Virginia law.
Gingrich, who actually lives in Virginia, will not be listed on the ballot in his home state because his campaign did not collect the minimum signatures to be a contender.
The Republican Party of Virginia announced that only former Massachussetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) qualified to be listed. Gingrich's troubled campaign did not collect enough valid signatures to put him over the 10,000 signature mark required by state law.
Responding to the screw up Gingrich campaign director Michael Krull blamed a "failed system" and announced a write-in campaign:
KRULL: Only a failed system excludes four out of the six major candidates seeking access to the ballot. Voters deserve the right to vote for any top contender, especially leading candidates.Now there is one small problem with that plan, write-ins for primary elections are illegal, according to Virginia state code. So it appears that if Gingrich heads to the polls in his home state's primaries on March 6, he would have to vote for someone else, he can not even vote for himself, what an idiot.
And this guy wants to be the President, are you kidding me. He can not even get (10,000 valid signatures) on the ballot for a primary in his home state, which should prove he is a loser and nothing but a right-wing fool.
O'Reilly & Fox Ignored Warm Weather & Lack Of Snow
By: Steve - December 25, 2011 - 10:00am
Both Bill O'Reilly and Fox News have ignored the unusually warm weather and lack of snow so far this winter. But when it is colder than normal, or we have a big snowfall they claim it proves there is no global warming happening.
This is just more proof how dishonest O'Reilly and the other right-wing stooges at Fox News are. This winter has been unusually warm, crippling ski resorts, ruining holiday traditions, and dashing hopes of a white Christmas across the northern hemisphere.
While the billions of tons of greenhouse pollution in our atmosphere sometimes encourage freak snowstorms, the primary effect of global warming on winter is warmer temperatures, making a white Christmas less likely.
For example, here in Illinois it has only snowed one time, and it was not even enough to stick to the ground. The temperatures have been 15 to 18 degrees above normal, and as recent as a few days ago we had a high of 55 degrees, when are highs this time of year are normally around 37 to 40 degrees.
Temperature increases in some regions were off the charts in November, with northern Norway about 10 degrees warmer than average. In Finland, snow has been replaced by rain, killing World Cup and European Cup ski races, hurting retail sales, and adding to the gloom people feel from the long winter dark.
This black Christmas shows the footprint of global warming:
Helsinki is experiencing uncharacteristically mild December temperatures, and only light dustings of snow have come and gone.In Indiana, golf courses are still open while ski resorts remain shuttered. From the Pyrenees to the Balkans, ski resorts in the Alps have not only failed to receive natural snow, it's been too warm to make any.
"Virginia ski resorts are watching their assets melt away." The December season has been a wash for the $1 billion New Hampshire ski resort industry.
"Most Canadians will not wake up to a white Christmas on December 25 for the first time since Canada's weather office began recording snowfalls in 1955."
Environment Canada senior climatologist Dave Phillips told AFP "he has never seen so little snowpack in Canada's cities."
Because of global warming pollution from burning fossil fuels, winters are generally becoming milder, wetter, and starting later, making the promise of a white Christmas more of a dream.
We are not going to have a white Christmas in Illinois, it is going to be 44 degrees and sunny, with no snow or rain on the radar for today.
The Des Moines Register Is Endorsing Mitt Romney
By: Steve - December 25, 2011 - 9:00am
The Des Moines Register's editorial board announced Saturday that they are endorsing former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney in the Iowa GOP caucuses.
The editorial board wrote that Romney 'stands out in the current field of Republican candidates,' especially among the top tier candidates.
They described former House Speaker Newt Gingrich as "an undisciplined partisan" and Rep. Ron Paul (TX) as holding a libertarian ideology that "would lead to economic chaos."
They described Romney's flip-flopping as "subtly nuanced statements" that voters would have to decide about for themselves: "He helped create health-care reform in Massachusetts that is strikingly similar to the much-derided 'Obamacare,' for example."
Now let me say this, the Republicans would be crazy (and stupid) to nominate Gingrich, but I hope they do so Obama can crush him like a bug. If they are smart they will nominate Romney, because he has the best chance to beat Obama. I have said for a year or more that Romney will win the GOP nomination, and I stand by that prediction.
The Friday 12-23-11 O'Reilly Factor Review
By: Steve - December 24, 2011 - 10:00am
There was no review because O'Reilly was off for Christmas, and he had a Special best-of show with Bernie Goldberg & Dennis Miller.
This is what O'Reilly thinks is the best of his show, Bernie (the far-right political hack idiot) Goldberg, and Dennis (the far-right unfunny hack of a comedian) Miller.
Not one liberal or Democratic guest was on the entire show. Proving once again that O'Reilly is nothing but a right-wing hack of a pretend journalist.
O'Reilly Reported War On Christmas More Than Real Wars
By: Steve - December 24, 2011 - 9:00am
Every year around December the self-declared Culture Warrior Bill O'Reilly devotes a blot of time to the so-called "War on Christmas." And this December, O'Reilly covered the bogus "War on Christmas" more than three times as much as the actual wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
O'Reilly's obsession with the bogus "War on Christmas" has turned every winter into a secular-progressive conspiracy to end Christmas. (For an example of how much the "War on Christmas" has been reported, Fox & Friends spent three straight days earlier this month throwing a hissy fit over the fact that Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee called the tree at the Rhode Island statehouse a holiday tree and not a Christmas tree.)
O'Reilly's focus on the non-existent "War on Christmas" has come at the expense of coverage of the actual wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Over the course of December, O'Reilly spent roughly 42 minutes covering the "War on Christmas" but only 13.5 minutes covering the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
And btw folks, the longest segment counted towards O'Reilly's actual war coverage was a report on employees at a defense contractor that manufactures equipment for troops overseas being caught smoking pot and drinking alcohol on their lunch break.
And this was not just a regular month for the war, it was an uneventful month in America's conflicts overseas as December marked the withdrawal of the last troop convoy from Iraq, and the U.S. declared that the war had ended. In Afghanistan, negotiations with the Taliban have reached a critical juncture, according to recent reports.
But O'Reilly still spent more time on the War on Christmas than the real war in Iraq, including sending producer Jesse Watters to Rhode Island to heckle Gov. Lincoln Chafee over the holiday tree and conducting a War on Christmas edition of his weekly Great American News Quiz.
The Thursday 12-22-11 O'Reilly Factor Review
By: Steve - December 23, 2011 - 11:00am
Here is a perfect example of what O'Reilly is all about, as in right-wing propaganda. The Thursday O'Reilly Factor was a Special best-of episode called the "Factor's Finest"
During the show O'Reilly had almost nothing but Republicans, it was pretty much all Republicans all the time. Because only one liberal guest was on the entire show, and that was during the Hollywood Icon segment.
Here is the segment name and the guest list:
-- Weekdays with Bernie Segment: Best of Bernie GoldbergBernie Goldberg is a Republican. The two culture warriors (Margaret Hoover & Gretchen Carlson) are Republicans. Marco Rubio is a Republican. Dennis Miller is a Republican. The Hollywood Icons O'Reilly played clips of (Rob Lowe, James Caan, Roseanne Barr & Colin Quinn) are all Republicans but one (Roseanne Barr) and she is not a Democrat she is an Independent. The news quiz idiots (Steve Doocy & Martha McCallum) are Republicans. And finally in the last segment Jesse Watters was on, who is also a Republican.
Conservative WSJ Slams GOP Over Payroll Tax
By: Steve - December 23, 2011 - 10:00am
This is how bad the Republicans in Congress are, even the conservative Wall Street Journal is slammimg them for not passing the payroll tax cut that passed the Senate, by an 89 to 19 vote btw.
Here is the headline and a few quotes from the article in the WSJ:
The GOP's Payroll Tax FiascoIn fact, it's so bad that even Laura Ingraham (who filled in for O'Reilly Wednesday) reported on it. They hate Obama so much they are voting against their own plan, because the Republicans have called for a payroll tax cut for years. And it's mostly the Tea Party Republicans in the House doing it, which means they are all un-American idiots who should be voted out of office.
The Wednesday 12-21-11 O'Reilly/Ingraham Factor Review
By: Steve - December 22, 2011 - 11:00am
There was no full show review because Laura (the far-right loon) Ingraham was the fill-in host for O'Reilly. But I will say this, as expected Ingraham spent the entire show spinning out right-wing propaganda with 99% right-wing guests.
Dick Morris, Karl Rove, Steven Moore, Ben Stein, David Callahan, and John Stossel were the guests. She also showed more of the O'Reilly/Clinton interview. So it was basically an hour of right-wing propaganda. And O'Reilly allowed it, because he is almost as much of a partisan right-wing hack as Ingraham.
Now think about this, what does it say about O'Reilly that he would have Laura Ingraham as his fill-in host when he is gone. It says he is a far-right loon just like she is, because no real Independent would let Ingraham host his show when he is not there.
In fact, no real non-partisan Independent would ever have the biased hack Laura Ingraham on his show as a guest, let alone as the fill-in host. It's insane for O'Reilly to claim he is a non-partisan Independent, while having 98% right-wing guests, and using the partisan hack Laura Ingraham as the fill-in host.
Republican Leaders Cut Off C-SPAN Video Feed
By: Steve - December 22, 2011 - 10:00am
Memo to the voters in America, here is what the Republican party is all about. When the Democrats in the House tried to force an up or down vote on the 2 month payroll tax cut (that passed 89 to 19 in the Senate) the Republican fill-in speaker Michael Fitzpatrick (R-PA), who was serving as the speaker pro-temp, had someone in John Boehner's (R-OH) office cut the C-SPAN video feed.
During a pro-forma session of the House Wednesday morning, Republicans blocked a Democratic attempt to force an up-or-down vote on the Senate-passed payroll tax holiday extension, which Republicans have thus far refused to allow. Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick (R-PA), who was serving as the speaker pro-temp, ignored shouts of Mr. Speaker from Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), quickly adjourning the House.
Hoyer continued talking, saying this: "You're walking away, just as so many Republicans have walked away from middle-class taxpayers and the unemployed."
Hoyer also said this: "We regret, Mr. Speaker, that you have walked off the platform without addressing this issue of critical importance to this country." Moments later, the mic cut out. A few seconds after that, the video feed switched away from the House floor to a still image of the Capitol Dome. What happened is someone in House Speaker John Boehner's (R-OH) office cut the feed, as C-SPAN said this after the feed was cut:
"C-SPAN has no control over the U.S. House TV cameras – the Speaker of the House does."
And of course the so-called non-partisan Independent journalist Bill O'Reilly never said a word about it. Now Imagine what he would say if a Democratic speaker cut the C-SPAN video feed, O'Reilly would lose his mind and call for the feds to investigate it.
The Tuesday 12-20-11 O'Reilly Factor Review
By: Steve - December 21, 2011 - 11:00am
Their was no TPM because Bill Clinton was on, the full interview can only be seen if you go to the fox.com website, so the tv interview was edited by O'Reilly, here is a partial transcript:
O'Reilly: What's this class warfare business the Democrats are foisting on the country? We didn't see that during your administration.Clinton was back for a 2nd segment:
O'Reilly: I'd say President Obama's chances to be reelected are 50-50 at this point. Would that be fair?Then Monica Crowley & Alan Colmes were on to discuss it. Colmes said this: "I thought it was quite substantial, and I'd urge people to go to BillOReilly.com and watch the whole thing. The interview has a lot of wonkish stuff but you and he sparred very well about things."
Crowley praised Clinton's political acumen, saying this: "He could have talked about the fact that he produced a balanced budget and the fact that Obama refused to even entertain any of the paths laid forward by a bipartisan commission. Bill Clinton is a brilliant political strategist - he did what he could with a Republican Congress, he did welfare reform and a balanced budget. Barack Obama is the exact opposite, he's a pure leftist ideologue." O'Reilly concluded that right now "Bill Clinton is the face of the Democratic Party."
Huh? Didn't he recently say Barney Frank was the face of the Democratic party? O'Reilly is a joke, and a biased right-wing hack.
Then Newt Gingrich was on, who defended his tough talk about renegade federal judges. Gingrich said this: "People have blown this way out of proportion. There are cases where you have to rebalance the powers between the branches of government, and in those cases Congress and the President have the authority to respond to the courts. All I'm suggesting is that we don't have to tolerate judges running over our liberties in ways that are very dangerous."
O'Reilly told Gingrich that he had used intemperate language, saying this: "With all due respect, you came off as imperious in this, and people have that perception of you anyway."
Gingrich returned for a second segment in which he addressed his recent decline in the polls, saying this: "There are millions of dollars in negative advertising saying all sorts of things that are untrue. People here in Iowa are being bombarded with negative robo-calls and direct mail and they are sick of it. I've been asking people a simple question - would you like a positive campaign or politics as usual with these negative ads? Overwhelmingly people are telling me they're sick of these ads and I think that by some time next week the ads will be counter-productive. I've challenged Mitt Romney to compete on a positive basis rather than try to tear down my candidacy."
Hahaha, Republicans crying about negative ads is laughable, especially when they do it more than anyone.
And finally in the last segment O'Reilly had Kimberly Guilfoyle & Lis Wiehl were on to evaluate Newt Gingrich's stance on federal judges. Wiehl said this: "Newt Gingrich said the judicial branch is the weakest of the three branches of government, but that's not how our Founding Fathers saw it. They saw three co-equal branches with checks and balances."
Guilfoyle supported Gingrich's criticism of the judiciary, but not his suggestion that judges be subpoenaed, saying this: "I do believe there's a problem with some of the federal judges who appear to engage in political activism that is not rooted in law or our Constitution. One solution is what the Speaker has offered, but there's a legal question as to whether or not it violates the separation of powers."
Then the highly edited Factor mail, and the lame as ever pinheads and patriots nonsense.
O'Reilly Spins For Romney With Bill Hemmer
By: Steve - December 21, 2011 - 10:00am
O'Reilly called in to the December 20 America's Newsroom with Bill Hemmer. And of course he defended Mitt Romney, he even put out some right-wing spin for him. O'Reilly Assured the Fox Audience Romney would be a true conservative if her were elected, saying this: Romney Would Govern to The Right Because he's Hyper Aware of His Flip-Flop Reputation"
This is just more proof O'Reilly is a right-wing spin doctor, because he defended and promoted Mitt Romney. Which he never does for any Democrat, ever. In fact, O'Reilly not only never promotes, spins for, or defends any Democrats, he tells his viewers to vote against them.
And he does all that while dishonestly telling people he is a non-partisan Independent with a no spin zone.
The Monday 12-19-11 O'Reilly Factor Review
By: Steve - December 20, 2011 - 11:00am
The TPM was called: Congressmen banned from saying 'Merry Christmas'? Crazy O'Reilly said this:
O'REILLY: As everybody except the ACLU knows, Christmas is a federal holiday. But last week members of Congress received a memo from the Franking Commission, the folks who tell them who gets free mail and who doesn't. The commission said that a 'Merry Christmas' sentiment is not allowed.Dear Bill O'Reilly. Please stop with the ridiculous war on Christmas insanity, it's stupid because there is no war, and all it does is make you look like a right-wing fool.
Then O'Reilly had Mitt Romney on, here is a partial transcript:
O'Reilly: What is the biggest thing you have been wrong about?Then O'Reilly set Romney up to slam Obama:
O'Reilly: What's the matter with President Obama's leadership? What is he missing in the leadership component?So then O'Reilly had a fair and balanced segment to discuss the Romney interview, haha, not! He had the biased right-wing hacks Juan Williams & Mary K. Ham on to discuss it.
Williams said this: "I think you had him back-stepping, because on the abortion issue he just wasn't comfortable saying why he was allowing abortions to go forward in Massachusetts. And you were right when you said conservatives don't think he's that conservative. I don't see voters rushing to Romney's embrace."
Ham speculated that Romney probably helped his candidacy, saying this: "I think it's good that he's doing these sit-downs with folks like you. He had some good moments and he had a great line when he said he won't be calling Obama names, he'll be calling him a failure."
Then the Republican Mike Huckabee was on to talk about Newt Gingrich, with no Democratic guest for balance.
Gingrich has said that, if elected president, he would rein in the federal judiciary, and maybe even send U.S. Marshals to arrest judges. Huckabee said this: "He has a point politically and it's a great applause line, but I am very uncomfortable with some of the things he is saying. When you start talking about defying a court, you just can't do that. You change laws, you amend the Constitution, but you don't just say I don't like a ruling and therefore I'm not going to do it."
O'Dummy suggested that Gingrich's plan may be less radical than it sounds, saying this: "Let's be fair to Gingrich - he's not saying he'd defy a court ruling, he's saying that a judge that makes a crazy decision has to come and explain the decision. And if he doesn't, he'll get a subpoena."
Then the right-wing spin doctor Bernie Goldberg was on to cry about something an MSNBC anchor said, even though it was true.
After an MSNBC anchor stated that Mitt Romney's slogan "keep America America" was once a Ku Klux Klan motto, the network apologized for its "lack of judgment." Goldberg said this: "MSNBC management sets the tone where this kind of stuff is allowed to happen, so their apology means very little to me. Here you had a chucklehead anchor and his brain-dead producer who didn't even question why Mitt Romney would intentionally want to associate himself with the Ku Klux Klan. They would never make that same reckless mistake if it involved a liberal Democrat."
O'Dummy claimed that MSNBC has actually becoming less strident since being bought by Comcast, saying this: "I think it's changing over there, I guarantee they would not have apologized for that a year ago."
And finally O'Reilly had his ridiculous reality check segment. Which I do not report on because it's a joke. It's O'Reilly (by himself) putting his right-wing spin on what someone else said, and he calls that a reality check. There is no reality and almost no checks.
Then the highly edited Factor mail, and the lame as ever pinheads and patriots nonsense.
Fox & Friends Wins Top 2011 Misinformer Award
By: Steve - December 20, 2011 - 10:00am
Of course you could also give it to O'Reilly and Hannity, and basically all of Fox News, but they have won it in the past so it is their turn now.
Media Matters has voted Fox & Friends the top misinformers of the year for 2011. The efforts of co-hosts Steve Doocy, Gretchen Carlson, and Brian Kilmeade -- as well as their rotating cast of fill-in hosts and Curvy Couch guests -- have made Fox & Friends the top misinformer on Fox News in 2011.
Here are just a few examples:
-- Fox & Friends Hyped Anti-Obama Conspiracy Theories
Doocy: "He Could End It Simply -- Just Show [The Birth Certificate] To Us."
Doocy: Birth Certificate Produced By Obama's Campaign "Is Not The Exact Birth Certificate."
Trump Told Unquestioning Fox & Friends Hosts, "I'm Starting To Wonder ... Whether Or Not [Obama] Was Born In This Country."
-- Fox & Friends' War On Unions
Carlson: "Some Would Say That It's The Unions That Have Crippled The U.S. Economy And Led To The United States' Debt."
Fox's Johnson Claimed Democrats Boycotting Anti-Union Bills Are "Morally And Horribly Reprehensible."
Doocy Called Infrastructure Spending, Stimulus "A Union Bailout For Teachers And First Responders."
Kilmeade: NLRB's Labor Case Against Boeing "Seems Anti-American."
-- Health Care Misinformation
Doocy Promoted Claim That Obama Administration Was Issuing Waivers "As Little Favors To Friends Of The Democrats."
Johnson Exploited Story Of Canadian Infant On Life Support To Claim His Case "Could Happen Here ... With The Bureaucratic Bumbling Of Obamacare."
Fox & Friends Exclusively Hosted Health Care Reform Opponents Following FL Court Ruling.
Doocy Promoted Claim That "Billions Of Dollars" Were "Hidden" In The Health Care Bill.
-- Education Misinformation
Doocy Claimed Teachers Fighting Budget Cuts Are "Demanding A Bailout."
Juliet Huddy: "Are Teachers Unions Ruining Your Kids' Education?"
-- Environment And Climate Misinformation
Carlson Complained Animated Character SpongeBob SquarePants "Blamed Man For Global Warming" But "Did Not Tell Kids That That Is A Disputed Fact."
Doocy Mocked Gore In Front Of Dancing Polar Bear.
Doocy Claimed That "Increase[d] Offshore Oil Production" Will Lower Gas Prices.
Kilmeade Questioned Climate Change Because There Is "A Lot Of Corruption Surrounding" The Science.
Kilmeade Claimed Incandescent Light Bulbs Are "Like Contraband Now."
-- Immigration Misinformation
Fox & Friends Hosted Hate Group Head To Push "Anchor Baby" Myth.
Fox & Friends Distorted Obama's Record On Border Security.
Fox's Johnson Suggested America "Begin To Discuss" A Second Class Of Citizenship For Children Of Illegal Immigrants.
Kilmeade Claimed Alabama Is "Fed Up With Its Illegal Immigration Problem" Because "The Illegals Are Destroying" Their Economy. I
-- National Security And Foreign Policy Misinformation
Fox & Friends Claimed That Obama "Would Have Apologized To Japan" For Hiroshima Bombing.
Doocy Claimed Obama Was The "First President" To "Suggest" 1967 Israeli Borders.
Doocy Suggested Bin Laden Might Not Have Been Killed Because Photos Of The Body Were Not Released.
I think you get the picture, it's all lies, and I could go on forever, there are hundreds of examples of this right-wing spin and misinformation.
Another Poll O'Reilly Has Totally Ignored
By: Steve - December 19, 2011 - 11:00am
As anyone who watches the Factor knows, O'Reilly and the right claim the people hate both Republicans and Democrats in Congress equally. Even though the polls show a different story, proving once again that O'Reilly is a dishonest right-wing spin doctor.
Thursday’s big Pew poll found that in various ways, the public is heaping more blame for the government paralysis in Washington on Republicans than on Democrats. Tim Noah wrote this about it:
The really interesting finding is that the public does not accept the "objective" message spoon-fed by the press that both sides are equally at fault. Instead, it (accurately) assigns most of the blame to the Republican party.Many news outlets don't seem to want to report clearly that Republicans are employing an unprecedented amount of filibustering as an across the board political strategy. News consumers aren't being told that Republicans have effectively turned the Senate into a non-majority-rule chamber on, well, everything, or that there's pretty clear evidence at this point that they have deliberately adopted this strategy of obstructionism to damage Obama politically.
So voters who are not schooled in the niceties of Senate procedure may be concluding that Republicans are more to blame for the gridlock, but they may chalk it up to politics as usual and blame Obama for failing to break through it.
It's nice to see that voters aren't buying the false equivalences and the fake "both sides do it" even-handedness that the press feeds them daily, but it remains to be seen whether it will matter.
Republicans Fight Labor Rights For Home Health Care Workers
By: Steve - December 19, 2011 - 10:00am
This hits home for me because I have a home health care worker come into the house 3 times a week to help me care for my 88 year old Father who has alzheimers. And he is way underpaid, in fact, he is paid so little he gets his health care from the local free community clinic, he is on food stamps, and he gets free bread and other food from the Mission to help him get by every week.
On Friday President Obama introduced a rule that would finally extend federal minimum wage and overtime protections to two million workers who provide home-based care to the elderly and people with disabilities. For 37 years a loophole that puts home health care workers in the same category as babysitters has prevented those workers from receiving any labor rights.
The Obama administration's action corrects a longstanding injustice by simply ensuring home care workers are covered by the same protections other workers get under the Fair Labor Standards Act. But Congressional Republicans and their corporate allies are speaking out against the move:
Republican lawmakers and business groups criticized the proposed rules, which might be modified after a 60-day public comment period. Industry officials said the proposals would push up costs and might cause home care agencies to reduce the hours of aides who work more than 40 hours a week and instead hire more aides.Predictably, Republicans and businesses that are reluctant to part with their profits have resorted to fearmongering, claiming that adequately compensating home care workers will increase costs for taxpayers and the elderly. But Labor Secretary Hilda Solis said any increased costs would be modest.
More importantly, these workers provide an indispensable service for a growing number of Americans and deserve fair pay. Six million Americans over 65 years old need some form of daily assistance to live outside a nursing home, and that number is expected to double by 2030 as Baby Boomers age.
According to the White House, 92 percent of home health care workers are women, nearly 30 percent are African-American and 12 percent are Hispanic. Nearly 40 percent rely on public benefits like Medicaid and food stamps. The new rules will be a big help for workers and their families who are struggling to get by.
O'Reilly Ignored Key Facts In Navy Green Fuel Story
By: Steve - December 18, 2011 - 11:00am
Here is what the biased and dishonest Bill O'Reilly and Lou Dobbs reported about the $15 a gallon Navy fuel story on the Friday night Factor show:
DOBBS: This is better than crony capitalism, it's comprehensive crony capitalism. The government funded the creation of the refinery to produce the biofuel, then they provided the customer, the U.S. Navy.O'Reilly depicted the deal as still another green boondoggle, saying this:
O'REILLY: This is why we owe $15 trillion, because we're doing all this environmental experimentation on the taxpayer's dime.And now ALL the facts and important information about the story you need to know, that neither O'Reilly or Dobbs said a word about.
The U.S. Navy will spend $12 million to buy 450,000 gallons of alternative fuel for aircraft, ships and unmanned vehicles, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said.Those are some important facts of the story, and yet O'Reilly and Dobbs failed to report it.
The U.S. Navy is moving forward with plans to create a "Green Strike Force" by purchasing 450,000 gallons of drop-in biofuel to be used on jets and vessels.Earth to Bill O'Reilly and Lou Dobbs, those are ALL the facts, and you are dishonest right-wing hacks who should not be allowed to report the news to the American people.
O'Reilly Attacks David Frum For Telling The Truth
By: Steve - December 18, 2011 - 10:00am
Here is what Chris Ladd at the chron.com blog wrote about it:
The increasingly pointed criticism being leveled by David Frum against the right wing media is beginning to anger the gods. Monday night Fox's Bill O’Reilly called in a proxy to deliver the ultimate hatchet job, a virtual conservative excommunication. The whole effort was too toxic, too extreme for him to handle on his own so O'Reilly invited Bernie Goldberg to level the nastiest slander available in the right-wing universe.Now get this, 4 years ago O'Reilly called David Frum a great American. Here is what David Frum himself wrote about it on his frumforum:
It seems only yesterday that Bill O'Reilly, described me on air as a "great American."Basically it's like this, when David Frum tows the party line and spins for the Republicans and Fox, he is a great American to O'Reilly. But when he dares to tell the truth about Fox, O'Reilly has Bernie Goldberg on to smear him with insults.
The Friday 12-16-11 O'Reilly Factor Review
By: Steve - December 17, 2011 - 11:00am
The TPM was called: Gingrich's tough stance on judges. Crazy O'Reilly said this:
O'REILLY: As the front-runner, Newt Gingrich was under attack last night in the Iowa debate. Mr. Gingrich offered a robust defense on most issues, but one of his explanations may have landed him in big trouble. The issue is how Gingrich would deal with federal judges.So who does O'Reilly have on to discuss it, legal experts from both parties, of course not, he had the insane far-right loon Ann Coulter on.
Coulter said this: "Gingrich makes these wild overstatements, but he doesn't make the right points, he is bombastic, he opens conservatives to ridicule, and then nothing gets done. This is a perfect example. The Constitution does say that judges can be impeached, but subpoenaing them is a crazy idea. Most importantly, what you need to do is elect the right presidents who will appoint the right judges and justices."
Then Washington Post editor Sally Quinn was on to discuss Gingrich, she said this: "One of the things that's fascinating about Gingrich, is that he is so glib and so facile with his words that when he says things, at first you think they sound reasonable. But later you're thinking, did he actually say what I though he said, that there's going to be an uprising and he's going to 'rebalance' the judiciary?'
Do conservatives really want Barack Obama to do away with a number of courts and have all that power? I don't think the conservative audience last night thought about that."
During Thursday night's debate Michele Bachmann implied that Newt Gingrich, as Speaker of the House, was not forceful enough on abortion. O'Reilly discussed it with radio talk show hosts Janine Turner and Leslie Marshall.
Turner said this: "Michele Bachmann is doing herself and the Republican Party a disservice, by misrepresenting Speaker Gingrich's belief system and accomplishments. The fact is that under his leadership Congress twice passed a partial birth abortion ban."
Marshall agreed that Gingrich's pro-life credentials are unassailable, saying this: "I can't believe I'm sitting here defending Newt Gingrich, but the bottom line is that he did what he did because he didn't want the GOP to lose control of Congress. He has said that he personally opposes partial birth abortion."
O'Dummy claimed that Michele Bachmann did what she felt was necessary to revive her flagging candidacy, saying this: "This was a smart play by Bachmann because her only chance is to get into the fabric of the very conservative Iowa caucus voters."
Then O'Jerkoff talked about a poll taken by Harvard University that said 36% of young Americans believe President Obama will not be reelected. Pollster John Della Volpe, who supervised the survey, was on. Volpe said this: "I'm not saying young people are bailing on the President, but they're at least taking a time out. They're very concerned about the state of the economy - 75% of young people believe the economy and jobs are the number one issue and only 12% say things are headed in the right direction. This is not good news for the President."
Volpe also reported that a plurality of young Americans oppose the Occupy Wall Street movement, saying this: "Young people believe in some of the issues, but they're not necessarily on track with where the movement is at this point. It's not an issue that is being talked about on college campuses."
Then Lou Dobbs was on to slam Obama for buying some clean fuel for the military. The U.S. Navy has agreed to buy 450,000 gallons of biofuel from a company called Solazyme at the cost of $15 a gallon.
Dobbs said this: "This is better than crony capitalism, it's comprehensive crony capitalism. The government funded the creation of the refinery to produce the biofuel, then they provided the customer, the U.S. Navy. The rationale is that Solazyme can use an algae process to make the fuel. You don't have to be reasonable, you don't have to be rational, this is about pursuing the holy grail, the environment."
And of course O'Reilly said the deal is another "green" boondoggle, saying this: "This is why we owe $15 trillion, because we're doing all this environmental experimentation on the taxpayer's dime."
Which is a total lie, we are in debt because of the Bush tax cuts, the slow job market, the Bush housing scandal, the Bush financial scandal, and the slow economy that Bush caused. And they do not need oil to make that fuel, so if we run out of oil the navy can still fuel their ships. I would say that is pretty important, and the price will come down if it works out, it will not be $15 a gallon forever. Which O'Reilly never once mentioned.
And btw, if a Republican President did it O'Reilly would defend it and praise him for having an alternative way to fuel their ships without using oil. What if we got in a world war and the foreign oil companies around the world stopped selling us oil, we would not have the fuel we need to run our military fleet. O'Reilly ignores all that, because he is a right-wing hack who wants to slam Obama no matter what he does.
And finally Arthel Neville and Greg Gutfeld were on for dumbest things of the week. Neville picked the professor who claims that Rudolph, the famous red-nosed reindeer, sets an ominous example. "This professor at Long Island University is trying to make Rudolph about bullying. Rudolph is supposedly being bullied because of his red nose. This is political correctness run amok."
Gutfeld picked an especially inventive Pennsylvania factory worker named Scott Bennett. "He wanted to get off work but still get paid, so he created a fake obituary for his mother, who is still alive. He lost his job and he got charged with disorderly conduct, but I have to say he gets points for incredible ingenuity. The man has gumption!"
O'Dummy picked Ron Paul, who continually downplays the danger of a nuclear Iran. Then the highly edited Factor mail, and the lame as ever pinheads and patriots garbage.
More Important Economic News O'Reilly Has Ignored
By: Steve - December 17, 2011 - 10:00am
As usual O'Reilly is ignoring good economic/jobs news that makes Obama look better, and shows the economy is improving.
Reuters reported that new jobless claims dropped to 3.5-year low last week, according to the latest unemployment data from the Labor Department.
Initial claims dropped to 366,000, the lowest number since before Lehman Brothers collapsed in 2008.
And of course O'Reilly never said a word about it, and never will. Because he is ignoring it to make Obama look bad.
The Thursday 12-15-11 O'Reilly Factor Review
By: Steve - December 16, 2011 - 11:00am
The TPM was called: Newt slipping in the polls? Crazy O'Reilly said this:
O'REILLY: As we reported, the Occupy Wall Street radicals are not interested in a free exchange of ideas; they are totalitarians. This week Newt Gingrich appeared at the University of Iowa, and so did some 'Occupiers,' who shouted him down.Notice the right-wing bias from O'Reilly, when the Tea Party protested he respected them, praised them, and even promoted them. Now when liberals protest he calls them names, even after he said they had the right to protest. Look at what O'Reilly called them, Dangerous, Radicals, Idiots, and Loons. Which he did not say about the Tea Party. Proving his right-wing bias again.
Then after that right-wing propaganda O'Reilly has Laura Ingraham on to put out even more right-wing propaganda. The latest polls show that Mitt Romney has overtaken Newt Gingrich in Iowa.
Ingraham said this: "As we say in Connecticut, I have wicked whiplash over this stuff. As soon as Newt Gingrich started to rise, you and I both predicted that the attacks would start. That's what's happened and it has hurt him in a number of polls. Romney has not really gained a lot of support, but Gingrich has lost some."
O'Reilly said that Ron Paul has become the wild card in the GOP race, saying this: "He could do very well in Iowa, but everybody knows the Republican Party is not going to nominate Ron Paul for president. He could do a lot of damage and he could hurt either Romney or Gingrich. I expect him to do well in Iowa."
Which is sad, because Ron Paul is nuts, and it's shocking that anyone supports him. In fact, it's sad that anyone in America supports any of these far-right Republicans, because if any of them get to be the next President we are in big trouble.
Then Glenn Beck was on to slam Gingrich, ruining the spin from O'Reilly and Ingraham that only the liberal media is attacking Gingrich.
Beck has denounced the former Speaker as a big government progressive. Beck said this: "He says the most effective president of the 20th century was FDR. Gingrich loves Teddy Roosevelt, who started the progressive party, and he says he is positively Wilsonian when it comes to foreign policy. He was thrown out of Congress by conservatives - he has all of this baggage and he believes the government should get into 'eco' stuff with the green movement. I think he would be an awful president!"
So O'Dummy reminded Beck that most Americans consider Newt Gingrich a committed conservative, saying this: "He puts himself out as someone who wants much smaller government and as someone who would cut taxes and regulations."
Then Mayor Bloomberg and Nick Schulz were on to discuss immigration. Bloomberg said this: "Undocumented immigrants are part of the economy. This country should be in control of its borders, but it should also be open to people around the world - without that we're just not going to remain a superpower. We need jobs in this country and the way to get jobs is to have people with great skills come to this country."
Schultz urged immigration authorities to welcome far more foreign scientists and entrepreneurs, saying this: "The biggest Christmas gift we could give to the American economy is to open our doors to skilled immigrants from around the world. They want to come here, they want to start businesses and they want to hire American workers. Skilled immigrants are net job creators."
Then Gretchen Carlson & Margaret Hoover were on to talk about the increase in pot use. A new study indicates that about 7% of high school seniors are smoking marijuana every single day.
Carlson said this: "As a society we do not take marijuana use seriously, like we do with alcohol and cigarettes. We have many states actually pushing for the legalization of marijuana and we don't teach our kids that marijuana is dangerous or addictive."
Earth to Carlson. That's because marijuana is not dangerous or addictive, and the people do not treat marijuana use seriously because they do not care, only right-wing idiots like O'Reilly and Carlson care. Marijuana is actually less harmful than alcohol and cigarettes. We should make it legal and tax it just like we do with alcohol and cigarettes.
Hoover claimed that the easy availability of medical marijuana has exacerbated the problem, saying this: "Medical marijuana is now legal in sixteen states, and we see in this study a correlation in states where it's prevalent. The perceived risk of consuming marijuana has dropped."
O'Reilly claimed that medical marijuana facilities are routinely being abused, saying this: "The drug addicts go to medical marijuana clinics, they get marijuana and sell it to the kids to get money to buy hard drugs. I told you it was going to happen and it is happening."
Which is ridiculous, and even if it is being abused a little bit does that mean we should shut them down, of course not. If we shut down every program that was being abused we would have nothing left, so that argument from O'Reilly is insane. Not to mention not only is marijuana not harmful, it's used for medical purposes, so it should be legal, and it should have been legal a long time ago.
Then Megyn Kelly was on to discuss the Republican debate in Sioux City, Iowa. Kelly said this: "We have a team of four questioners, and the entire debate prep team has been watching every single debate. We keep track of the questions that have been asked and we do a really good job of trying to not repeat questions. Our mission is to advance the ball with brand new questions that you have never heard, and I'll bet you $100 that you'll hear lots of new questions."
O'Reilly made a wager with her, and made an unconventional promise, saying this: "I'll be humble pie tomorrow if you guys pull it off and have new questions. I'll say I was wrong."
And finally in the last segment O'Reilly had Martha MacCallum & Steve Doocy on for the total waste of time Factor News Quiz. Which I do not report on because it's nonsense.
Then the highly edited Factor mail, and the lame as ever pinheads and patriots garbage.
GOP Senator Admits Liberals More Honest Than Conservatives
By: Steve - December 16, 2011 - 10:00am
As Senate Republicans continue to stand against raising taxes on millionaires - even if it means the current payroll tax cut that's benefiting every working American expires - Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) took to C-Span Wednesday to say he believes that, when it comes to discussing the deficit, his (liberal) colleagues are "more intellectually honest," due to their willingness to look at both spending and revenue:
COBURN: All of us are going to give a little something if we're going to get out of the hole we’re in. Everybody's going to see something different. I think it's better for us to take the pain that we're going to have to take and make sure it's meted out in the proper order than take much more severe pain.And btw, Coburn is not a moderate, he is a big time conservative who has consistently said that new revenue needs to be a part of any realistic deficit reduction package, acknowledging what the vast majority of his Republican colleagues won't.
He also said it's "pretty stupid and naive" for Republicans and anti-tax zealots like Grover Norquist to think that a budget deal won't include new revenue, accurately pointing out the depths to which government revenue has plunged in recent years.
The Wednesday 12-14-11 O'Reilly Factor Review
By: Steve - December 15, 2011 - 11:00am
The TPM was called: Suppressing the presidential vote? Crazy O'Reilly said this:
O'REILLY: This year eight states have passed new laws that require voters to show photo identification at the polls, bringing the total to fifteen states that require photo ID. Some liberals object to ID laws, saying they put the poor at a disadvantage because they may not have IDs.As usual O'Reilly is putting out right-wing spin on the issue. Because what he failed to mention is that all those voter ID laws were passed by Republicans, and that they know studies have shown the laws will suppress the vote among people who vote Democratic. It has nothing to do with illegal aliens voting, it is about suppressing the vote so the Republicans have a better chance to win election.
O'Reilly knows that, and yet he pretends it is about illegal aliens, who btw should be called undocumented immigrants, they are not aliens, they are people. It's a right-wing scam to suppress the vote among the poor and the people that vote for Democrats, and O'Reilly knows it. Making him a dishonest partisan right-wing hack who is lying to you.
Then Caroline Heldman was on with a view from the left. Professor Caroline Heldman said this: "Some poor people can't get an ID card, and 11% of the American public doesn't have it. It's disproportionately the poor, Latinos, blacks, elderly people and students. This is an anti-democratic measure for a non-existent problem. Voter fraud is not a problem - you have the same odds of getting struck by lightning as engaging in voter fraud. You face five years in prison and a $10,000 fine if you engage in voter fraud, which is why almost nobody does it."
The Factor responded with a few pertinent statistics: "113 felons in Minnesota were convicted of illegally registering to vote in 2008 and more than 2,000 voter registration forms filled in by ACORN turned out to be bogus last time around. There has to be standards for every citizen and I think 80% of Americans agree with me."
And I would bet that 80% of Americans disagree with you. Not to mention 113 people in an entire state is nothing, and the ACORN deal was bogus, they signed up names to get paid, like Mickey Mouse etc. so they never even tried to vote.
So then Dick Morris was on to talk about a new poll that indicates while Newt Gingrich continues to lead the GOP race, he is losing ground and would easily be defeated by Barack Obama in the general election.
Bingo O'Reilly, it shows that Gingrich would lose by 9 points, which would be a landslide. And it shows that if the Republicans nominate Gingrich they are stupid.
Morris said this: "Gingrich had a bad debate, he was not nearly as brilliant as he's been in previous debates. And everybody's ganging up on him - Ron Paul is running negative ads on him, Romney is dumping on him, and there is the fear that he is less likely to beat Obama."
Morris also predicted a long, drawn-out primary battle between Gingrich and Romney, saying this: "This will be a two-way race that will go down to the wire, we won't have a nominee until April. There won't be a knockout."
Then Sharon Liko & Jon Caldara were on to talk about Colorado, who is one of only six states that has not passed some version of Jessica's Law. Jon Caldara, head of a conservative think tank in Colorado, gave his take on the situation, saying this: "This is a traditional red state and most people are moderately conservative, but we've had a takeover by the left over the last three or four election cycles. A handful of well-funded individuals put together an infrastructure and created their own organizations."
Which is crazy talk, because all the other left-leaning states have passed Jessica's law, proving Caldara is a biased right-wing idiot.
Denver defense attorney Sharon Liko defended the state's handling of child abusers, saying this: "If somebody is convicted of child rape, there is a mandatory five years to life. And if someone is convicted of a pattern, that's a mandatory 24 years."
Then the body language bimbo Tonya Reiman was on, which I do not report on because it's not news, it's a waste of time nonsense segment.
Then Dennis Miller was on for his regular weekly segment, which I also do not report on because it's not news.
And finally Juliet Huddy was on for did you see that, she viewed part of a PBS news segment that displayed a still frame of Bill while talking about misinformation and spin. Huddy said this: "This was about a news literacy project, that basically teaches kids to look at the news critically. They showed your picture when they talked about spin. We talked to the producers at PBS and they said Fox News and MSNBC were used as examples of cable news outlets, and they didn't apologize."
O'Reilly was livid at the PBS segment and its implication, even though it's true and I document the spin and lies O'Reilly puts out here every day, O'Reilly said this: "This is just dishonest. If they have a beef, then come on here."
O'Reilly is just mad they exposed him as a biased spin doctor, and he can not handle it when someone tells the truth about him. He calls for them to go on his show, but he has not once asked me to do his show, because he is scared that I will nail him.
Then the highly edited Factor mail, and the lame as ever pinheads and patriots.
Deficit Reduction Report O'Reilly Has Totally Ignored
By: Steve - December 15, 2011 - 10:00am
Here is more proof that Bill O'Reilly is a partisan Obama hating hack, he ignored a Treasury Department report on Monday 12-12-11 that said Under President Obama, the deficit will shrink from $1.3 trillion to less than $1 trillion in 2012.
He ignored it because he is a biased Republican who wants you to think the Obama policies are to blame for the debt we have, when in fact under Obama the deficit will go down in 2012, and you will never ever hear a word about this from O'Reilly. Not to mention, 80% of the current debt is from Bush and other Presidents before him, only 20% of it is from Obama. And he did most of that to save the country from going into a depression.
The deficit in 2010 and 2011 was $1.3 trillion. But on Monday the Treasury Department projected that the budget deficit for fiscal year 2012 will come in at $996 billion.
Additionally, as a result of the debt super committee's failure to reach an agreement, an automatic $1.2 trillion in cuts will kick in over the next decade. And Obama has pledged to veto any attempt to curb those cuts.
O'Reilly Claims The Military Is Not Government Controlled
By: Steve - December 15, 2011 - 9:00am
It's official, O'Reilly has lost his mind, because while he was debating Government involvement in health care, O'Reilly tried to claim the Military is not Government-Controlled.
O'Reilly was saying the Government can not run anything very well, so it was mentioned that the Government runs the military very well, and O'Reilly tried to claim the Government does not run the military. Good job O'Reilly, you have finally proven you are a total right-wing idiot.
The Tuesday 12-13-11 O'Reilly Factor Review
By: Steve - December 14, 2011 - 10:00am
The TPM was called: Why is Jane Fonda so scared of Republicans? Crazy O'Reilly said this:
O'REILLY: Last night we discussed the fact that many American voters have no idea what's going on, yet their vote counts as much as my vote or your vote. Enter Jane Fonda, who made my point about uninformed voters when she said 'I get depressed and scared when I look at the Republican debates.'What an idiot. O'Reilly ignored her point, that she is scared and depressed at the Republican candidates because they are far-right loons. Fonda is representing what most Americans think, and O'Reilly attacked her for it. And btw, who cares what Jane Fonda thinks, and why is Bill O'Reilly talking about her. I could care less what Jane Fonda thinks because she is not an elected official.
Then Alan Colmes and Monica Crowley were on to discuss the crazy Talking Points Memo. Colmes said this: "It's fascinating, that Jane Fonda still makes conservatives crazy. I happen to like her and I happen to agree with her, she makes some very good points. We're no more scared of there being a Republican president than some conservatives are scared of Barack Obama being in the White House."
Colmes made a great point for once, he pointed out that only conservatives care what Fonda says, and she makes them crazy. That includes O'Reilly, who claims he is not a conservative, when he is, and everyone knows it.
Crowley admitted that she is frightened by the prospect of a second Obama term, saying this: "When you look at Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi, this is not your grandfather's Democrat Party. There is a more radical strain of leftism that has come from this President over the past few years that does terrify me, and it terrifies most of the American people. We have seen the most government intervention in the private sector since Franklin Roosevelt. If he's given another four years this nation is lost!"
Which is just laughable, because the Republicans and George W. Bush are the people that destroyed the economy and jobs, but Crowley the right-wing lunatic blames it on Obama, just like O'Reilly does, what a joke.
Then O'Dummy had Rep. Keith Ellison & Rep. Steve King on to discuss the approval of Congress. Billy said a new poll shows that 64% of Americans rate Congress' ethical standards as 'low' or 'very low.'
Ellison said this: Im not surprised. Americans dont feel proud of their government and they that interests are being represented while the rich powerful get everything want."
King blamed lawmakers' lack of transparency, saying this: "A lot of times we use language that diffuses and confuses the issue. For example, we have three different ways to describe our budget and our spending, so how can anybody on the street figure out what Congress is doing?"
The Republican King is an idiot, it's not the lack of transparency, it what they do for the wealthy, the corporations, and the lobbyists, and what they do not do for the people that actually elect them, it has nothing to do with transparency.
O'Reilly added that Republican and Democratic voters are equally displeased with Congress, saying this: "There's disenchantment in all quarters because you guys don't get much done. We have arrived at a juncture in history where we have a debt that is unsustainable, and you guys have imposed it on the American people."
Then James Carafano was on to talk about news along the southern border, where drug seizures are way up and illegal crossings are way down. Carafano said this: "It's mostly the economy. We've been putting more money into border security since the 1990's and this is the first time we've seen a dramatic reversal, which is really about jobs."
Carafano also said that Mexican cartels are still far too effective when it comes to smuggling "people, drugs, money and guns." O'Reilly gave credit to U.S. authorities for curtailing illegal immigration, saying this: "It has to do with the border fence in some sectors, and they finally moved the National Guard in."
Earth to O'Reilly, it's all about the economy and jobs. The economy is down and so are jobs, so less Mexicans are crossing the border. When the economy picks up and more jobs are out there the border crossings will go up too.
Then the total moron John Stossel was on who tried to open a lemonade stand in NY City. Stossel looked into what it would take to legally open a lemonade stand in New York City, saying this: "I'm still waiting, to receive some 'food protection certificate' that we applied for three weeks ago. You have to take a test, you have to get all these tax forms, you have to get a government-approved fire extinguisher, and so on. This is one reason there is less job growth in America - the little guy can't be an entrepreneur."
Then Kimberly Guilfoyle & Lis Wiehl were on to talk about the Supreme Court, who has decided to rule on the Arizona law that empowers local police to ask suspected illegal immigrants for identification.
Wiehl said this: "The court will rule on whether an officer can pull someone over for something completely unrelated to immigration, and then ask about their immigration status."
Guilfoyle predicted that the law may be partially upheld, saying, "I doubt that it will be a straight-across sweep for Arizona, there are a couple provisions that are problematic."
The O'Dummy talked about San Francisco, where hundreds of people took to the street clothed in nothing but Santa hats. Guilfoyle said this: "It isn't against the law in San Francisco to be nude, and these people are trying to establish a world record for naked Santas. This is legal unless it rises to the level of 'lewd and lascivious' conduct."
And finally in the last segment O'Reilly had the far-right loon Charles Krauthammer on to explain why many top conservatives are lining up against Newt Gingrich's candidacy.
Krauthammer said this: "They are worried that he's too erratic and unreliable. In a way he's sort of a victim of his own creative intelligence, he wakes up seizing on a new idea. They're also worried whether he can be elected and they fear he would do so badly that he would hurt the House and the Senate. The 'establishment' is worried that independents and disaffected Democrats, on whom the election will hinge, will not be accommodating to Newt's problems."
Then the highly edited Factor mail, and the lame as ever pinheads and patriots nonsense.
Fox Unemployment Chart Shows Their Right-Wing Bias
By: Steve - December 14, 2011 - 9:00am
Well it looks like Fox News lied to its viewers on the unemployment rate. On Monday, Fox News displayed this chart showing changes to the unemployment rate during 2011 under Obama:
Now I am not a math expert but I do know that on the Fox chart the 8.6 percent unemployment rate in November is higher than March's 8.8 percent rate, and it also shows the 8.6% rate the exact same as the 9% unemployment rate in October.
Here is what an honest unemployment rate chart looks like:
And of course O'Reilly never said a word about it, but if CNN or MSNBC published a dishonest chart like that about the unemployment rate under a Republican President O'Reilly would lose his mind and call for someone to be fired.
Obama Slams Republicans For Wanting Economy To Tank
By: Steve - December 13, 2011 - 11:30am
As I have been reporting for a year or more (and O'Reilly has been ignoring) President Obama finally told the truth about the un-American Republicans who are trying to tank the economy to hurt him politically.
In an interview with CBS' 60 Minutes yesterday, President Obama said Republicans are willing to tank the economy to get him out of office. They know they "really screwed up the economy," Obama said, and thus calculated that "our best bet is to stand on the sidelines, because we think the economy’s going to get worse, and at some point, just blame [Obama]."
And one of the worst parts is that the Republicans are the people who caused the bad economy, but they blame Obama for it. In my book it's un-American and borderline treason for the Republicans to vote against extending the payroll tax and job creation programs Obama has tried to pass.
Not to mention, if Democrats were doing this under a Republican President, O'Reilly would lose his mind, report it a hundred times, call them traitors, and call for them all to be voted out of office.
But while Republicans are doing it O'Reilly is silent, which as he himself has said if you ignore a bad act as a journalist you support it. That means O'Reilly supports what the Republicans are doing, because he never slams them for doing it, and he never says a word about it.
The Monday 12-12-11 O'Reilly Factor Review
By: Steve - December 13, 2011 - 11:00am
The TPM was called: Winners and losers of the GOP debate. Crazy O'Reilly said this:
O'REILLY: There are more than 200-million voters in the USA, and I estimate that at least half of those folks have no idea what is going on in Washington. Therefore, presidential candidates know they can get some votes with rhetoric alone.And here is something O'Reilly refuses to admit, that Bush and the Republicans caused the mess we have now. It was not the liberal policies of Bill Clinton and Barack Obama that bankrupted the country and crashed the economy, it was the Republican policies that did it. The economy did fine under Clinton, in fact it boomed. But O'Reilly never mentions that, because it kills his right-wing spin that liberal policies do not work.
So what O'Reilly does is blame Obama for the mess Republicans created, simply because Obama is the President and the economy has not turned around very much yet. It's ridiculous, and total right-wing spin. It would be like me charging my Fathers credit card up to the $2.500 limit and then saying he was the reason his card is at the credit limit. O'Reilly is a right-wing idiot who simply wants to make Obama look bad, while ignoring the facts that liberal policies have worked fine.
Then O'Reilly had Brit Hume on to recap Saturday night's GOP debate. Notice he did not have a Democratic guest on to debate his TPM nonsense, so in reality it was total unanswered right-wing spin.
Hume said this: "I think Newt Gingrich came out the winner. He is now the front-runner and he was under attack, but he weathered the attacks with equanimity so he comes out ahead. He was calm, he didn't get ruffled."
Hume also talked about Romney's offer to bet Rick Perry $10,000 when the two men disagreed over a point of fact. Hume said this: "It is a large sum of money that he suggested he has handy in the way most ordinary people don't. The critique of him has been that he's out of touch and this played rather badly for him. Other than that, he did fine in the way he always does - he's articulate, he's polished and he knows a lot about the issues."
But of course O'Reilly downplayed the significance of Romney's proposed wager, because he is a partisan hack who defends everything Republicans do, especially Romney. And you watch, if Romney is the GOP nominee O'Reilly will never say a bad word about him no matter what he does.
O'Dummy said this about the Romney bet offer: "To me it's no big deal and I don't think the folks care, I think it's a media-concocted thing."
Then Juan Williams & Mary K. Ham were on to discuss the debates. Williams said this: "It's clear that Newt Gingrich is the leading candidate, and Romney is looking for ways to bring him down, to say he's not really a conservative. He's saying to conservatives that Gingrich was all cozy with Freddie Mac, which contributed to the housing bubble. This all makes the Republican Party look like the party of the rich."
Ham said this: "Romney landed a good punch here. This is an extremely vulnerable position for Gingrich - he had a cushy relationship with an organization that conservatives really dislike. He doesn't have a good answer for why he was working at Freddie Mac."
Then O'Reilly had the Obama hating birther clown Donald Trump on to talk politics and promote his book, which I will not name or talk about. Trump said this: "We have to take care of our country from the inside, and we have to fight people from the outside. If you look at what other countries are doing to us, it's an absolute outrage. Whether it's India or China or the OPEC nations or many others, everybody is beating us and taking away our wealth. And from the inside, we're not cutting spending. Obama has zero leadership."
O'Reilly asked Trump how he will do his debate after only two candidates - Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum - agreed to be in it. Trump said this: "Maybe we'll just have a 'chat,' maybe we'll discuss the world. I must say that I'm disappointed in Mitt Romney, I was shocked that he didn't do the debate."
Then Barbara Walters was on to promote her annual ABC most fascinating people special. Billy challenged Walters to defend her choice of Pippa Middleton, the sister-in-law of Prince William. Walters said this: "She was the bridesmaid who became famous and is the new 'it' girl. The definition of 'fascinating' is extremely interesting, charming, and glamorous. She is all of those."
And for once I agree with O'Reilly, because Pippa is British and in England, which nobody in America cares about. The list should be Americans only, period.
O'Reilly joked that "the only thing she's ever done in her life is hold up her sister's dress." Walters added that her list also includes Simon Cowell, Katy Perry, Derek Jeter, Donald Trump, and the Kardashian family.
O'Reilly also thinks that Walters is honoring some people who are most undeserving, saying this: "The Kardashians represent all that's wrong with America. Here we have ladies who are making tons of money but who have no talent, all they do is sit around and whine. I don't think they set a good example, particularly for young women."
And I could say the same about O'Reilly, he makes tons of money sitting around whining about Obama and the Democrats, when it was the Republicans who caused the problem. I do not think he sets a good example for journalists, in fact, it's an insult to real journalists to even call O'Reilly a journalist.
Then Bernie Goldberg was on to talk about how even a few conservatives are slamming Fox News. David Frum, a former speechwriter for President Bush, has claimed that folks who watch Fox News "come away knowing a lot less."
Except O'Reilly does not tell you that it's not just a claim, a study has proven it. Goldberg said this: "I'll bet you $10,000 that there aren't two people watching us tonight who care what David Frum thinks about them. Frum fits into a category of 'intellectual conservatives,' many of whom don't like the people they see as 'riff-raff.'
They don't like the Tea Party people, for example, because they think they're dumb. Can you imagine how frustrating it must be if you are an intellectual and you realize that the 'riff-raff' have more influence on the culture and politics than you and your intellectual pals have? They resent the fact that Fox News is an important player in the culture and, by and large, they are not."
And as usual Goldberg ignored the issue and the question. He never once disputed the study that shows the more you watch Fox the less you know about what is happening in the country. In fact, it said that people who watch no news at all know more than people who watch Fox. And neither O'Reilly or Goldberg addressed that fact, or reported it, they just ignored it to slam Frum.
And finally in the last segment O'Reilly had his biased, one sided, ridiculous, so-called, Reality Check. It's O'Reilly by himself quoting people or playing clips of what they said, then he gives his so-called reality check. But it's really just his right-wing spin on what they said, so it's no check and they rarely have any reality to it.
Then the highly edited Factor mail, and the lame as ever pinheads and patriots nonsense.
More Proof Bill O'Reilly Is Dishonest About Kids
By: Steve - December 13, 2011 - 10:00am
O'Reilly claims to care about the kids, and to watch out for the kids. Except that only cover specific kids in specific situations. Because when he was asked what to do about schoolkids who don't celebrate Christmas, O'Reilly said this: "So what, they can give the presents back."
So basically O'Reilly does not care about the children who have a different religion that does not celebrate Christmas. And he does not care if those children would be upset to see other people around them celebrate a holiday they can not celebrate. Let alone care that if they get a present and have to give it back they would be upset about that too.
Romney Flip-Flops Again O'Reilly Says Nothing
By: Steve - December 12, 2011 - 10:00am
When John Kerry ran for President and was called a flip-flopper O'Reilly reported it almost every night, and loved to call Kerry a flip-flopper. But of course Kerry was a Democrat, and O'Reilly wanted to hurt him because of it.
Now we have another flip-flopper, Mitt Romney. Who has even flip-flopped more than Kerry did. But this time he is a Republican so O'Reilly ignores all his flip-flops and refuses to even report it, or even call Romney a flip-flopper.
Romney has flip-flopped so many times on so many issues it would take me a week to list them all. Here is the latest flip-flop from Romney.
When President Obama announced in October that he was ordering all U.S. troops out of Iraq by the end of the year, Mitt Romney's campaign issued a statement slamming the president, calling his decision an astonishing failure:
ROMNEY: President Obama's astonishing failure to secure an orderly transition in Iraq has unnecessarily put at risk the victories that were won through the blood and sacrifice of thousands of American men and women.But Friday during an interview with the Des Moines Register editorial board, Romney flip-flopped. Immediately after criticizing Obama for not keeping up to 30,000 troops in Iraq, the former Massachusetts governor said the withdrawal is the right move:
ROMNEY: With regards to Iraq, of course we’re following the Bush timeline with one exception and that is the [blank space] President Bush and I believe others anticipated that we would have an ongoing force, somewhere between 10 and 20 and 30,000 there to help with the transition.So it looks like Romney and Gingrich are in competition for this year's top GOP flip-flopper. Gingrich's recent Iraq reversal clocked in at an impressive 13 seconds. Perhaps Romney is trying to reclaim the top spot.
Republicans Can Not Find Job Creator Who Opposes Taxes
By: Steve - December 12, 2011 - 9:00am
Last week, Republicans again shot down an extension of a payroll tax break for middle-class families due to their objection to a 1.9 percent tax increase on the top 0.2 percent of income earners.
Republicans are again recycling their false claim that taxing America's millionaires will somehow hit small businesses and stifle job creation.
Sen. John Thune (R-SD) said this: "It's just intuitive that, you know, if you're somebody who's in business and you get hit with a tax increase, it's going to be that much harder, I think, to make investments that are going to lead to job creation."
Hoping for more than Thune's intuition, NPR put out a request to Republican offices and the business groups that have been lobbying against the surtax to find business owners who would be affected by the tax increase. But the Republican leadership and the business groups came up empty:
We wanted to talk to business owners who would be affected. So, NPR requested help from numerous Republican congressional offices, including House and Senate leadership. But they were unable to produce a single millionaire job creator for us to interview.And there's a good reason why the Republicans came up empty. Because only 2 percent of people with any business income, large or small, would be affected by the tax increase.
Contrary to the GOP's spin, NPR found several business owners who'd be affected, and who insisted that the tax would not hurt hiring at all.
"It's not in the top 20 things what we think about when we're making a business hire," said one business owner. It "didn't even make it on the agenda."
Another business owner said that, even with slightly less disposable income, the marginal tax rate "has nothing to do with what my business does."
Business owners have long been telling Republicans that the marginal tax change makes zero difference in hiring. "I'm not sure what the connection is between raising tax rates and hiring, said Anchor Brewing CEO Keith Greggor, adding that not a lot of small-business owners I know are millionaires."
But Republicans like Thune refuse to let facts get in the way of their propaganda. "I think most small-business owners who are out there right now would argue that raising their taxes has the opposite effect that we would want to have in a down economy," he said.
In fact, a tax increase to pay for the payroll tax extension would give more money to the average working man and improve the economy because they would spend more money, which in turn would lead to more job creation.
The Republicans only oppose it because the increase in jobs and the improved economy would help Obama get re-elected in 2012. It's pure politics, and in my book borderline treason by the Republicans in Congress.
The Republicans are blocking things that would help the economy and create jobs, just to keep things bad so it hurts Obama politically. And to me that is an outrage, but O'Reilly likes it so he says nothing.
Warren Slams Karl Rove For Dishonest Attack Ad
By: Steve - December 11, 2011 - 10:00am
And of course O'Reilly never said a word about the dishonest ad by Rove, because Rove works for Fox, is a close friend to O'Reilly, and a regular guest on the Factor.
Here is the story:
Feeling the heat of cElizabeth Warren's lead over Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA), Karl Rove's Crossroads GPS unleashed an extremely disingenuous political ad that insinuated Warren was responsible for the 2008 bank bailout. Which is an absurd claim because the bailout was a Republican measure and Warren was later chosen as the head of a panel providing much-needed oversight to the program.
In fact, she has been a consistent advocate for greater accountability regarding the bailout funds.
Warren herself slammed Rove for the ad, saying this: "I can't find the right words to describe how wrong that is. It's factually wrong and morally wrong."
Warren also said this: "Karl rove is not telling the truth. I think anyone who is not telling the truth shouldn't be running ads in this race."
O'Reilly slams liberals when they run dishonest political ads and reports on it, but when Republicans do it he says nothing. Especially when his friend Karl Rove does it.
Rick Perry Is A Moron Who Should Go Away Now
By: Steve - December 11, 2011 - 9:00am
Earth to Rick Perry, you are an idiot who should drop out of the race for President now and go hide somewhere before you make an even bigger fool of yourself.
After the oops moment, Perry screwed up again. And I have a question, how the hell did this dummy get to be the Governor of Texas.
On Friday Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) forgot the name of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor in an interview with the Des Moines Register editorial board. He had to be assisted by a reporter who had to tell Perry what her name is.
Then the moron attacked the "EIGHT" un-elected judges on the Supreme Court. Except the court has "NINE" justices. What an idiot, get out now fool and go away forever. It is hard to say this, but this fool is even dumber than George W. Bush. And it looks like Texas does nothing but elect stupid Republican Governors.
The Friday 12-9-11 O'Reilly Factor Review
By: Steve - December 10, 2011 - 10:00am
The TPM was called: Who would do better in a matchup against Obama? Crazy O'Reilly said this:
O'REILLY: Mitt Romney's campaign believes President Obama would much rather face Newt Gingrich than their guy in the election next year. The polls seem to back that up - a new Fox News survey shows President Obama and Mitt Romney are just about tied, but the President defeats Newt Gingrich 46 - 40.Earth to O'Reilly, Gingrich is a far-right loon and if he beats Romney Obama will crush him in the Presidential election. No Independents will vote for Gingrich, and it will be a landslide for Obama.
Then O'Reilly had two actual far-right loons on to promote and defend Gingrich. The former radio talk show host Michael Reagan said this: "The President would rather run against Newt Gingrich right now, because he believes Gingrich has a lot of baggage that he can use against him. But I think people don't care about that baggage; they care about solutions and that's why you see Gingrich ahead in the polls."
Talk show host Janine Turner claimed that Gingrich will be the more formidable opponent for President Obama, saying this: "Newt may have some baggage, but I think a lot of Americans are going to forgive that. We are on the precipice of our republic being fundamentally changed, our debt is at $15 trillion, and Newt has a lot of solutions. I don't think Obama wants to be up against Newt in a debate."
WOW! Now that is some big time right-wing spin. Newt Gingrich is a far-right corporate stooge who only cares about a right-wing agenda and making money. And I will predict right now that he will never be the President.
Even O'Reilly admitted that Gingrich will alienate independent voters, saying this: "If he gets the nomination, the election will be about him and not the economy. They're just going to keep throwing personal attacks at him."
Then O'Reilly said the occupy movement is finally dead. O'Dummy said Boston is the latest city to eject Occupy protesters from public property. And Mary Anne Marsh was on to discuss it. Marsh said this: "There are maybe three dozen protesters left in Boston. Mayor Tom Menino, probably the most popular politician in Massachusetts and a big supporter of the Occupy effort, feels it's time for them to move on. But this movement has given voice to what people are really concerned about."
Alexis McGill Johnson, who heads a progressive think tank, claimed the movement has been a resounding success, saying this: "Occupy is actually just getting started and it's been an incredible movement in terms of changing America. You can not evict an idea."
Then O'Reilly had some right-wing stooge (Sara Carter) on to talk about an illegal immigrant from Mexico named Santana Gaona was being held on a sexual assault charge in Texas, then was ordered released by a federal agency, after which he killed another man.
The agency in question is the FBI, and Carter provided additional background, saying this: "Mr. Gaona was an informant for multiple agencies for a number of years. This is the reality that we live in - these thugs and drug cartels have penetrated our nation to such an extent that our law enforcement agencies are constantly reliant upon criminals like Mr. Gaona to gain information. The officials I talked to said there was no evidence that he would commit this type of violence."
O'Reilly concluded that the feds should have been closely monitoring their informant, saying this: "We respect the FBI and Homeland Security and the DEA, and we know they have to deal with unsavory people. But Gaona should have been supervised."
Then Geraldo was on to talk about Mexican drug cartel violence, that happens in Mexico so I do not care about it. All I care about is what happens in America, so I will not be reporting on this story.
Then O'Reilly said the Former New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine, who ran Goldman Sachs prior to entering politics, is under fire after a financial firm went bankrupt under his watch. Billy said that he could do jail time. To which even Lou Dobbs disagreed, saying this: "I don't think so, and he has testified that he didn't intend to do harm or break any rules. I would like to have some way to hold CEOs responsible when they drive companies into the ground through negligence or incompetence, but there is no law here that has been revealed to have been broken. Right now not one single person or agency has evidence of wrongdoing."
O'Reilly said that the case merits a full-scale probe: "The guy was in charge of MF Global and now we don't know where the money is. There has to be an FBI investigation."
And finally Arthel Neville and Greg Gutfeld were on for dumbest thing of the week. Neville picked the Virginia man who put up a display of a crucified skeleton in a Santa outfit, saying this: "This 18-year-old guy feels Christmas has become too commercial, so this was his way of saying let's get over that. The skeleton represents the attitude that Christmas is too much about gifts, but people are offended by this."
Gutfeld picked the atheist group that is harassing a Texas town, saying this: "They're demanding that a nativity scene be removed from the courthouse lawn, but people have started a petition all around the world, which is kind of nice."
And O'Dummy nominated the Republican candidates who are refusing to attend a debate moderated by Donald Trump, saying this: "It would be entertaining if Trump moderated, I'm tired of boring pinheads moderating these debates."
Without disclosing that Trump is a close personal friend with O'Reilly who he even goes to Yankees games with. So much for full disclosure from O'Dummy. Trump is a far-right birther idiot and anyone who does his debate is also an idiot. In fact, I predict there will not be a Trump debate, I believe it will be cancelled.
Then the highly edited Factor mail, and the lame as ever pinheads and patriots nonsense.
Pollster Frank Luntz Caught Advising Republicans Again
By: Steve - December 10, 2011 - 9:00am
The fraud of an Independent pollster Frank Luntz was caught giving Republicans advice again on what words Republicans can use to fool and spin the American people. Now remember this, he is the Factor pollster and O'Reilly claims he is a non-partisan Independent. Which is laughable on it's face, especially when Luntz has been caught giving advice on how to spin the American people with key words to the Republicans before.
And here is the main point, Luntz never gives any advice to any Democrats, ever, not one time. But O'Reilly and everyone at Fox still use him and try to pass him off as a non-partisan Independent pollster.
Here is what Luntz did a couple weeks ago. Frank Luntz advised the Republican Governors Association on how to discuss taxes and the Occupy protests, using phrases like "government taking from the rich" and urging protesters to "occupy the White House." This language is nothing new to Luntz's regular Fox hosts, who adopted the Luntz-approved language weeks ago.
Addressing the Republican Governors Association annual meeting, Luntz urged GOP officials to avoid saying taxes on the rich:
LUNTZ: "If you talk about raising taxes on the rich," the public responds favorably, Luntz cautioned. But "if you talk about government taking the money from hardworking Americans, the public says no. Taxing, the public will say yes." [12-1-11]And Fox Regularly Uses The Luntz-Approved Tax Rhetoric:
Even O'Reilly uses the Luntz right-wing word spin: Bill O'Reilly: The "Income Equality Group" Wants "Governments Around The World To Take Money Away From The Affluent." Bill O'Reilly said Occupy protesters want government to take money from the affluent:
O'REILLY: Now, the President's use of the word justice is interesting. What's the definition of justice? Some folks believe that it's making sure everybody has the same amount of money. That's the income equality group. They want governments around the world to take money away from the affluent and business and give it to the quote, unquote, "people." [The O'Reilly Factor, 10/17/11]O'Reilly also said this:
O'REILLY: But again, what do these people want? The common thread seems to be income equality. Groups like the Working Families Party and the Strong Economy for all Coalition are basically socialistic outfits. They want the government to take money away from the affluent and give it to them. Nice deal if you can get it. And you can get it in places like Cuba and Zimbabwe. [The O'Reilly Factor, 10/5/11]Pretty much everyone at Fox has Luntz on a regular basis and uses his right-wing talking points spin.
Now imagine if a so-called non-partisan Independent pollster for CNN or MSNBC was doing this for the Democratic Party. O'Reilly would lose his mind, report it every night for a week, call for him to be fired, and call for the Feds to investigate it. But when Frank Luntz does it for the Republicans, O'Reilly not only never mentions it, he has the guy on his show as his very own pollster and labels him a non-partisan Independent.
The Thursday 12-8-11 O'Reilly Factor Review
By: Steve - December 9, 2011 - 11:00am
The TPM was called: Bill's close encounter with an Occupy protester. Crazy O'Reilly said this:
O'REILLY: Last night I was walking to the White House for the annual media party. All of a sudden some guy runs up behind me screaming; I was with my assistant from Fox News and we were startled. I told the guy to get lost but he came closer and closer, armed with a cell phone camera.What a joke, that story from O'Reilly is bogus. It never happened that way, and what's really funny is O'Reilly is the king of ambushes but when he is ambushed he wants a law against it. For the real story read my blog about what really happened. O'Reilly pushed the man down with his umbrella, and then smarted off to him. Which is what actually happened, not the cock and bull story O'Reilly put out.
Then crazy O'Reilly had the former D.C. police detective Trevor Hewick, who discussed the encounter outside the White House. Hewich said this: "You did the right thing, but the police misinterpreted the law. You don't have to have physical contact or an injury to arrest someone for simple assault. There's an aspect of a 'threatening act,' which could mean frightening an individual, and I would have arrested the man for a simple assault because I see this as a threatening act. You were trying to avoid the individual, he didn't identify himself by name, and he was yelling out questions. You're allowed to use force in instances like this to defuse the situation - you were under control because I would have decked him."
Then Laura Ingraham was on to cry about Trump being mad because nobody wants to do his lame debate. Only two Republican candidates (Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum) have agreed to appear in an upcoming debate hosted by Donald Trump. So during an interview on Laura Ingraham's raDIO show, Trump lashed out at Republicans who have denounced the debate.
Ingraham said this: "He said he's angry because the country is going to hell, and we don't seem to want to have a serious debate about some of the big issues. He thinks it's important to have a debate about what happened preceding this Obama administration." Then O'Reilly criticized the no-shows for passing up an opportunity, saying this: "If I were running for president on the Republican side, I would want Trump asking these questions. The contenders should be able to handle Donald Trump."
Proving that O'Reilly and Ingraham are nothing but Trump butt kissers, and they are both friends with Trump, which they never disclosed. And btw, it's not the questions that are the problem, it's the fact that Trump (the birther idiot) would be asking them. Have the debate, just do it with a serious journalist as a moderator, not Donald Trump.
Then Ford O'Connell & Laura Crawford were on to talk aout the insane ad Rick Perry is running against Obama about religion. Perry is trying to regain his failed candidacy, so he created an ad in which he promises to end President Obama's "war on religion." Even though Obama does not have a war on religion, and Perry is done because he is an idiot who proved it in the debates.
Republican strategist Laura Crawford was not impressed with the spot, saying this: "If you believe in local control of schools, what are you going to do as president about school prayer? Some people will respond to this, but in this day and age you can not micro-target a group anymore."
Political consultant Ford O'Connell said that Perry is throwing a Hail Mary, saying this: "Given how down he is in the polls, I think it's a very smart ad. Remember that a significant majority of Iowa caucus-goers are evangelicals and he's basically saying he's going to stand up for Christmas and school prayer."
Then the lame culture warriors Gretchen Carlson & Margaret Hoover were on to cry about Pam Anderson. She recently appeared in a TV skit in which she played a profanity-spewing Virgin Mary. Hoover said this: "I actually thought this was funny. This was meant to be irreverent and we all get the joke - Pamela Anderson is no 'Virgin Mary' and that's the joke. C'mon, take a joke!"
Carlson hated it, saying this: "This was over-the-top stupidity and the only reason people were laughing is because there was a laugh track. This was the stupidest thing I've ever seen. I'm not offended from the religious aspect because the idea that Pamela Anderson is a virgin is joke enough."
O'Dummy said this: "This certainly pushes the good taste realm. It's sophomoric but I'm not offended by it. I think it's just dopey."
So 2 out of 3 of them were not offended, including O'Reilly, and yet O'Reilly did the segment anyway, what an idiot, thanks for wasting our time O'Reilly.
Then Lis Wiehl and Kimberly Guilfoyle were on to cry about Eric Holder some more. They reviewed the testimony of Attorney General Eric Holder, who was grilled by a Senate panel Thursday about the "Fast and Furious" gun-running debacle.
Wiehl said this: "What Holder admitted today, is that the department used 'inappropriate' tactics. And he admitted to Congress that he had not released all of the documents they had asked for. I think he got closer to obstruction of justice when he admitted that he hasn't handed over all the documents." Guilfoyle agreed, and O'Reilly also wants Holder prosecuted. Which will never happen, and if he were a Republican they would be defending him.
Not to mention, the documents were not all handed over because of an ongoing Congressional investigation at the time, which they all dismissed, but he had to do it by law.
And finally in the last segment O'Reilly had Martha MacCallum & Steve Doocy on for the ridiculous Factor News Quiz, which I do not report on.
Then the highly edited Factor mail, and the lame as ever pinheads and patriots garbage.
Bill O'Reilly's Ambush Journalism Hypocrisy
By: Steve - December 9, 2011 - 10:00am
Now this is great, O'Reilly is the king of ambush journalism, and is even proud of it. But when he is ambushed he shoves the guy and wants to press charges on the ambusher.
Then on top of that O'Reilly wanted to know why there is not a law against what the ambusher did. But if there was O'Reilly would be in the cell next to him because he has his producer do ambush interviews on almost every show.
He even cited the murder of John Lennon, which was just laughable. Here is what O'Dummy said on his 12-8-11 show:
The The Reliable Source at the Washington Post even wrote this about it:
Celebrities: Don't get into a fight with anyone carrying a video camera. It's the newest weapon in the ideological arsenal, and never ends well.
On Wednesday night, Bill O'Reilly shoved a camera-wielding man with his umbrella while on his way to a White House holiday party. The Fox News star upped the stakes by telling a nearby policeman he wanted to press charges against the protester. Within hours, it was all on YouTube, fodder for his critics across the Web.
Which is pretty much the point of videorazzi: Show the target in an embarrassing light. North Carolina Rep. Bob Etheridge lost his seat in 2010 after a nasty video confrontation with two "students" on a D.C. sidewalk, which went viral. Etheridge apologized, but the damage was done — by what turned out to be GOP strategists.
Better to play nice: Sen. Orrin Hatch gave a friendly fist bump to a paparazzo waiting at L.A.'s airport. Or not play at all: Sen. Mitch McConnell walked silently past a TMZ reporter peppering him with questions.
O'Reilly's case was a little different because Brendan Lane didn't plan to ambush him. Lane, a paid organizer for Wisconsin Jobs Now, was filming outside the Willard Hotel Wednesday because Newt Gingrich was holding a fundraiser inside. Someone spotted O'Reilly on the sidewalk, and Lane jogged through the pouring rain to catch up.
"Leave me alone right now," warned O'Reilly.
Lane asked, "Mr. O'Reilly, were you at Gingrich's fundraiser?" He wasn't, it turns out - but that's when O'Reilly knocked Lane into the street with his umbrella and taunted, "Hey, sorry about that."
"I was so upset because I had just put on dry socks, and he knocked me into a puddle," Lane told us Thursday.
He continued to film as O'Reilly approached a cop at the White House gate and accused Lane of attacking him. Reason prevailed: After doing a background check on Lane, the cops sent him on his way; he said he has no plans to press charges against O'Reilly: "There's no need. This isn't about him."
O'Reilly didn't return our calls, but planned to address the issue on his Fox show Thursday night.
And he did, where he made up a cock and bull story about how he accidently pushed the man down with his umbrella. Read my Thursday Factor review for the details.
The Wednesday 12-7-11 O'Reilly Factor Review
By: Steve - December 8, 2011 - 11:00am
The TPM was called: The real liberal economic agenda. Crazy O'Reilly said this:
O'REILLY: President Obama seems to be blaming the bad economy on wealthy Americans and corporate greedheads; Talking Points believes that is a ruse. There is no question some companies are piggish; they shortchange their workers while lavishing benefits on executives. I won't do business with exploitative people and all Americans should consider that philosophy.And as usual you are wrong you right-wing fool. Obama simply wants the wealthy to pay their fair share of taxes in an economic downturn. Then after the economy improves they can have some tax cuts, just not now. We need to cut the debt and the wealthy can afford to pay more, so what is wrong with that. Nothing in my book, so O'Reilly is an idiot.
Then Dick Morris was on to talk about the joke of a debate hosted by Donald Trump. Newt Gingrich said he will appear in the debate hosted by Donald Trump, but Mitt Romney, Ron Paul and Jon Huntsman have all said no to the circus. Morris thinks that Romney is making a major blunder, saying this: "I think Romney should go and I think he will go. It would be terrific to have Donald Trump ask these guys what they're going to do about the economy, Romney should jump at that opportunity. This is his issue and when you're 15 points down you go to debates."
Proving once again that Morris is an idiot, because I do not think Romney will go, and I predict the Trump debate will not even happen.
Morris agreed with most pundits that this has turned into a two-man race between Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney. Morris said this: "The evidence is certainly pointing that way - there's a big debate Saturday night and I think that will be decisive."
Then O'Reilly had Sally Kohn on to talk about the boy who asked Bachmann a question about gay people. As she was signing books in South Carolina, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann was approached by a little boy who - according to O'Reilly (who was not there) was prompted by his lesbian mother - whispered this to the Congresswoman: "My Mommy's gay but she doesn't need any fixing."
Gay activist Sally Kohn, who defended the mother's actions, said this: "Anyone out there with a kid, knows there ain't much you can make them do. And kids aren't raised in vacuums - this kid probably sees his mother being attacked by politicians like Michele Bachmann. No doubt he has a very clear opinion that his mom is a great mom and shouldn't be a political football."
So once again O'Reilly accused the mom in question of exploiting her son to score political points: "He was told what to do and I don't think that's right. I think that mother did that child a disservice. I think it's appalling and it doesn't help her cause at all."
Then O'Reilly cried about Jon Stewart attacking O'Reilly and Fox for their fake war on Christmas, even though Stewart is right. O'Reilly said this: "As usual this time of year, Comedy Central's Jon Stewart is mocking Fox News for suggesting there is a secular war on Christmas."
Stewart's jests inspired this exposition from The Factor: "Mr. Stewart does have a couple of valid points. First of all, the Pilgrims/Puritans did not tolerate any outward signs of religion, including Christmas decorations. Secondly, you can go overboard with the Christmas stuff and some retailers absolutely do that. But the general theme of anti-religious people wanting to diminish Christmas is real, and up until a few years ago they were making tremendous strides. But then the courts began to rule against the secularists and in support of freedom of expression. We like Jon Stewart and I secretly know he looks forward to receiving those Hanukah gifts. So I am sending him the Factor Words book."
Then the Factor producer Jesse Watters paid a visit to Rhode Island, where Governor Lincoln Chafee insists on using the term "Holiday Tree" instead of "Christmas Tree." When Watters caught up with Chafee, the Governor insisted that he is "trying to make sure that the purity of theology is kept separate from the pollution of government." Watters then took his camera outside to sample some opinions at the Christmas Holiday Tree lighting. A few comments: "Looks like a Christmas tree to me" ... "Absolutely, it's a Christmas tree" ... "It's a 'holiday tree' for Governor Gump" ... "Maybe Mr. Chafee has a heart two sizes too small."
Then Dennis Miller was on for his regular weekly segment, which I do not report on because Miller is a comedian, and O'Reilly does not have a liberal comedian on to balance out Miller.
And finally in the last segment Juliet Huddy was on for the total waste of time did you see that. Huddy reported on the Seattle chiropractor who collected welfare while living it up in a $1.2 million waterfront home, saying this: "He got away with this since 2003. This guy and his wife were apparently very good at making false claims to the feds and not getting caught. She got Section 8 housing money by claiming she was single and living alone with two kids; he claimed he was single and her landlord."
Then the highly edited Factor mail, and the lame as ever pinheads and patriots waste of time.
LA City Council Rules Corporations Are Not People
By: Steve - December 8, 2011 - 10:00am
By an 11-0 vote, the Los Angeles City Council approved a resolution declaring that corporations are not entitled to the same rights as people, especially in the context of money and politics.
And of course O'Reilly never reported a word about it. Because he is one of the right-wing loons that think corporations are people.
The resolution, which needs to be approved by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, is non-binding. Nevertheless, a packed chamber that included many Occupy L.A. members erupted into a standing ovation when the city's lawmakers showed that they understand the Constitution better than five members of the U.S. Supreme Court.
O'Reilly Caught Making Racist Joke (Again)
By: Steve - December 8, 2011 - 9:00am
And this time it was a racist joke about the President of the United States of America, Barack Obama. Now remember this, O'Reilly said he is not a racist. While saying racist things and making racist jokes.
On the Tuesday Factor show O'Reilly said this to the liberal black Professor Marc Lamont Hill: How Will The Obama Administration Reach Out to African Americans? "Are They Going To Be On Soul Train?"
Now think about this, O'Reilly has done this before, he was at an urban charity fundraiser where a black music group was set to perform and they were late, so O'Reilly joked that they were in the parking lot stealing his hubcaps.
And he also used the words "lynching party" when talking about the first lady Michelle Obama. Republicans said she hated her country when she said after Barack was elected that she was proud of the American people. O'Reilly said he would not go on a "lynching party" against Michelle Obama unless it was proven she actually hated her country.
Here is the bottom line: only racists make jokes like that and use words like "lynching party" when talking about a black person. Not to mention the racist m-fing tea joke O'Reilly made after having lunch with Al Sharpton at a black owned restaurant. So O'Reilly does this all the time, making him a racist, plain and simple.
The Tuesday 12-6-11 O'Reilly Factor Review
By: Steve - December 7, 2011 - 11:00am
The TPM was called: Four weeks away from the Iowa vote. Crazy O'Reilly said this:
O'REILLY: The Iowa Caucus is less than four weeks away, so let's assess where we are. A new poll shows that 60% of likely caucus-goers could still be persuaded to change their minds. The respondents also picked Mitt Romney as 'most presidential' and 'most electable,' Ron Paul as 'most negative,' and Newt Gingrich as the candidate 'best able to bring about real change.'Then O'Dummy had Monica Crowley and Alan Colmes on to talk about Former Speaker Nancy Pelosi who says she'll reveal dirt about Newt Gingrich if he becomes the GOP nominee.
Crowley said this: "What is she, Paulie Walnuts? Would she like to take out Newt Gingrich? Of course, she hated his guts and a lot of people really loathed Gingrich when he was Speaker, including a lot of Republicans. She's trying to resurrect the wars of the 1990's when Gingrich was a lightning rod of controversy."
Colmes defended Pelosi and her tactics, saying this: "She's doing what anybody would do in that political situation and she's talking about publicly-available information. Gingrich was convicted by a bipartisan ethics committee of lying to Congress."
O'Reilly argued that Nancy Pelosi's threat is unseemly, saying this: "Very rarely do you get people at this level threatening each other. She is saying she knows stuff that is not in the public domain and at some time down the road she'll tell it."
Proving that Crowley and O'Reilly are biased hacks, because if a Republican was doing it to a Democrat they would have no problem with it. And in fact, O'Reilly would report the dirt every night to help the Republican beat the Democrat. Not to mention the Republicans do the very same stuff, and much worse, for which O'Reilly says nothing.
And let's not forget that O'Reilly even told the Republicans to use scare tactics against Obama, after saying it was wrong for the Democrats to use scare tactics in their campaign ads. So he is about as big of a biased hypocrite as you can find.
Then O'Reilly had Professor Marc Lamont Hill on, who argued that Newt Gingrich's intellectual firepower could be a disadvantage. Hill said this: "He's a very smart guy, but Republicans don't pick the smart guy. Every time someone comes along and conjugates a verb properly or makes a literary reference, Republicans dismiss him. They don't like people who perform intellectuality in public spaces - whenever somebody actually attempts to make a nuanced argument, they say he's not good enough."
And of course O'Reilly challenged Hill to square his hypothesis with Newt Gingrich's surge among GOP voters, and defended Gingrich. Because O'Reilly is a Republican who never agrees with anything a liberal says, and Gingrich is his friend.
Professor Hill also said this: "He's ahead in the polls, because Republicans are deeply frustrated with Mitt Romney, Herman Cain flamed out, and Rick Perry can't debate. Newt Gingrich is the best option they have."
Then O'Reilly had Len Berman & Kelly Saindon on to talk about Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow, a devout Christian, who has been criticized for his open displays of faith. Saindon said this: "Excessive celebration is not allowed, and I don't think he should be wasting people's time advancing his beliefs. He should be focusing on football, which is what he's paid to do. If he was praising Allah, a lot of people would be outraged."
Now that is a great point, if Tebow was praising Allah O'Reilly would scream bloody murder, but since he is a Christian O'Reilly not only has no problem with it, he defends it. Proving once again that O'Reilly is a massive hypocrite with double standards.
Berman said this: "I'm not a fan of religion in sports, but I don't have a big problem with this. What's wrong with a guy putting a knee down? I think he's genuine and God bless him."
And as I said of course O'Reilly also defended Tim Tebow and his on-field prayers, saying this: "His philosophy is to give praise to God for everything that goes well in his life and I don't know why anyone would be upset by that."
Then John Stossel was on to talk about the millions of dollars being made by folks operating "medical marijuana" clinics in California. Stossel said this: "In many cases it's a ruse. Many people go to the doctor to get medical marijuana to get high. But so what? The real ruse is your stupid drug war and presidents who once smoked marijuana and are now locking up other people for doing it. Almost every candidate for office has smoked marijuana, but now we lock up other people?"
O'Reilly called it a scam and told Stossel that marijuana too often leads to serious substance abuse, saying this: "There is a big government study that says marijuana is a gateway drug for kids into hard drugs. Once a child smokes marijuana or gets drunk on alcohol, their childhood is over."
What a joke, and I bet the people who are actually on the medical marijuana would dispute everything O'Reilly and Stossel said. Not to mention I know and knew hundreds of people who smoked pot and never went on to do harder drugs, so that study is bogus.
Then Megyn Kelly was on to discuss the 50 Republicans in Congress who have called for the resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder for his role in the botched gun-running sting "Fast and Furious."
Kelly said this: "Last Friday the Justice Department did what's called a 'document dump.' There were almost 2,000 documents related to this scandal showing showed back-and-forth involving a lot of super-high-level Department of Justice officials and ATF officials in Arizona. Back in February the Justice Department wrote a letter to Senator Charles Grassley saying they never let guns walk, but that was completely false. Now they've had to withdraw that letter."
And finally in the last segment O'Reilly had Charles Krauthammer whether the post office service should be shut down. And of course the insane Krauthammer said yes, saying this: "The post office should vanish, because they're obsolete. They're now talking about cutting out overnight first-class mail and if they can't deliver overnight mail, who the hell needs them? Email is the new railroad and we ought to privatize the delivery of mail."
O'Reilly complained that, contrary to Bill Clinton's famous assertion, the era of big government endures, saying this: "The trend with the election of Barack Obama is to expand the government and to have the government come into other industries like health care. Why do so many Americans want the government to run things when it can't run them? They just can't do it!"
Then the highly edited Factor mail, and the lame as ever pinheads and patriots garbage.
Republican Hypocrisy On The Payroll Tax Cut
By: Steve - December 7, 2011 - 10:00am
Republicans in Congress voted to block the American Jobs Act, a bill that independent economists have said could create up to 2 million jobs. They voted against keeping teachers in the classroom, cops on the street and firefighters on the job. And they also voted against putting construction workers back to work rebuilding the roads and bridges.
In addition to blocking these job-creating measures, Republicans in Congress refused to compromise to tackle our deficit problem. Instead they chose to protect tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires at any cost, even if it means deep cuts to education, medical research and Medicare.
So last Thursday night, after weeks of saying no to just everything, Republicans chose to allow taxes to increase on almost 160 million working Americans because they refused to ask a few millionaires and billionaires to pay their fair share.
They voted against a bill that would have not only extended the $1,000 tax cut for a typical family, but expanded that tax cut to put $1,500 in their pockets next year, and given nearly six million small business owners new incentives to expand and hire.
Those same Republicans who voted no last week previously supported the payroll tax cut. Let's look at a few quotes:
Senator Alexander: "It Also Means That Your Employees Who Work There Will Get A One-Third Reduction In Their Payroll Tax Payments Every Two Weeks. And Maybe They'll Spend Some More Money Creating More Jobs." [12-09-10]And btw folks, the 2009 Republican Stimulus Proposal Included a Payroll Tax Cut. Now they are voting against it simply because it is Obama's plan, even though it used to be their idea.
In 2009 even Senator John McCain supported it, saying this:
"Our Proposal Would Have . . . Put Money Immediately Back Into The Hands Of All Americans Through A Payroll Tax Holiday."
"Our proposal would have helped fix the housing crisis, invested in our nation's infrastructure through effective and restrained spending, put money immediately back into the hands of all Americans through a payroll tax holiday, and allowed businesses to keep more of their profits to hire new employees, invest in capital and expand their businesses." [3-26-09]
br> And of course O'Reilly never said a word about any of it, because he does not want to make his Republican friends look bad.
The Monday 12-5-11 O'Reilly Factor Review
By: Steve - December 6, 2011 - 10:00am
The TPM was called: The Tax Man Cometh. Crazy O'Reilly said this:
O'REILLY: As you may know, I am a 'one-percenter.' I've been lucky and have worked my way up to affluent status. This week my crack accountant handed me my tax bill, and let me put it this way: If my father were still alive today he'd get a heart attack just looking at this.Dear Bill O'Reilly, shut up about taxes. You are lucky you do not have to pay 50 percent, especially when you make your money lying and spinning the American people. You should be ashamed of what you make for what you do, and you should just give 50 percent of your money to the Government anyway.
Then Brit Hume was on to spin for the GOP candidates. Billy said a new batch of polls indicates that Newt Gingrich has opened up a considerable lead over Mitt Romney in Iowa. Hume said this: "Think of the number of people voting this time, who don't remember that this was the only Speaker of the House in American history to be sanctioned for an ethics violation. He was the subject of a whole slew of ethics charges, politically motivated by the Democrats. Only one charge stuck and he paid a $300,000 penalty. He was also the object of a mutiny within the Republican ranks and was ultimately forced to resign from the House."
Yeah and O'Reilly never mentions any of that to cover for his friends Newt. When Hume mentioned it O'Reilly dismissed it and tried to change the subject.
Hume added that Gingrich's career has been marked by chaos, saying this: "He is a very intelligent man with a lot of ideas, but it would be a stretch to say he has a well-ordered mind. He's an imaginative man with a lot of ideas and energy, but he's never been very disciplined."
Then O'Dummy put the insane Congresswoman Michele Bachmann on to try and help her failing campaign, she brushed off the fact that she is far down in most national polls, saying this: "As people get to know more about me, they conclude that I am the true and consistent conservative in this race. Newt Gingrich wants to legalize 11 million illegal workers, which is not what conservatives want. He was for the TARP bailout, he was the originator of the backbone of Obamacare, and he sat on the couch with Nancy Pelosi to talk about 'global warming.'"
Now that's a good one, because the more people know about her the more she drops in the polls. She should just get out, it's over, and she is just wasting everyone's time.
Bachmann even promoted her idea to send illegal aliens back to their native countries, saying this: "When people are intercepted and we find out they're here illegally, they need to go through the laws of the land, which is deportation. We're not talking about knocking on people's doors; we're talking about people being intercepted in the normal course of business. It's time we started acting like a first world nation and enforce our laws."
Then O'Dummy had Janine Turner and Leslie Marshall on to talk about Bachmann's drop in the polls. Turner said this: "Rick Perry came along and took a lot of wind out of her sails. I also think she spent a lot of time saying Obama is a socialist, which is true, but now it's time to focus on her agenda in a clear, concise and catchy way."
Marshall said Bachmann should go after the conservative Christian vote: "It was refreshing to hear her being more specific as to what being a true conservative means, but I think she missed an opportunity to really reach out to the evangelical portion of the GOP population. She has to remind them that she's not a Mormon, she's not a born-again Catholic, and she had no divorces under her belt."
O'Dummy said he thinks Iowa is crucial to Michele Bachmann, saying this: "If she finishes in the top three she can continue. If she doesn't, she can't."
Three weeks ago O'Dummy said that the Occupy protests have been overrun by thugs, anarchists and the crazies, and that the movement is finished as a legitimate political force. Then O'Dummy said some left-wing media outlets continue to praise the occupiers, but political reporter Bob Cusack agreed that Occupy is comatose. O'Reilly even said the left is in denial that the Occupy movement is over.
Cusack said this: "I think the movement is dying, and as soon as it gets colder this thing is going to be dead. It began to tip right when the violence started to break out and there was video of the protesters fighting one another."
Then Bernie Goldberg was on to discuss the media's handling of Herman Cain's candidacy and exit. Goldberg said this: "I don't think Herman Cain had a media problem, he had a women problem. He had more skeletons jumping out of closets than a haunted house on Halloween. This was legitimate news and, by and large, the media played fair with Herman Cain."
WOW! I'm shocked. Goldberg actually reported the truth for once, remember this folks because it will most likely never happen again,
And of course O'Reilly disagreed and pointed out that media outlets ignored accusations against Democrat John Edwards, O'Dummy said this: "The media gave Herman Cain a much harder time than Edwards. Everybody knew Edwards was doing stuff that wasn't legitimate, but nobody in the mainstream media pursued the story."
Which is a total lie because the media did not ignore it, and it was everywhere on CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, and CBS.
Goldberg then talked about Gingrich, he reported that the former Speaker has plenty of enemies, not just in the media, saying this: "He's the leading candidate so he's going to be in the crosshairs, and not just by liberal journalists. Talk radio isn't thrilled with Newt Gingrich and conservative politicians aren't thrilled with Newt Gingrich either."
And finally in the last segment O'Reilly had his total waste of time, biased, one sided Reality Check. Which I do not report on because it's Billy all by himself, with no guest, spinning to the right something someone else said.
Then the highly edited Factor mail, and the lame as ever pinheads and patriots nonsense.
O'Reilly Screws Up His Own Pinhead Award
By: Steve - December 6, 2011 - 9:00am
From the seattleweekly.com website:
It was, in Bill O'Reilly terms, "an outrage in Seattle.... the city bans 'Buy American' advertising. You will not believe this one." That's how he promoted his Friday night Fox TV Pinheads and Patriots segment and it was a good thing if you didn't believe it, since it wasn't true.
He confused the City of Seattle with the County of King, whose Metro Transit service issued, then recanted, its goofy decision not to accept ads urging Americans to Buy American.
O'Reilly apparently knows the difference between the nation's 23rd most populous city and the 14th most populous county - separate government entities each with their elected leaders. He made a point of saying so last year, when chatting about the entrenched lefty political power of both Seattle and Chicago: "I know how these elections go in King County, the Seattle area, and in Cook County, the Chicago area."
But he not only tripped over that distinction last Friday, Metro's decision had already been reversed Thursday. No matter. He took credit for it anyway.
O'REILLY: Now, of course, this is unbelievably pinheaded and a violation of freedom of speech, to boot. So when Seattle found out we were going to highlight this tonight, they reversed the insanity, much like Fort Worth at the top of the program. Now the "Buy American" ads will be run on Seattle city buses.As O'Reilly goofs go, however, it's not likely to be corrected, like that $16 muffin story he says he "broke" on his show - and for which he gave Jon Stewart a bad time for having not heard about it. ("You were otherwise occupied, making your little wise remarks. Not reading what's happening. They had a bunch of conferences for pinheads, federal government, and they ordered 250 muffins at $16 apiece."). Actually, the muffins were part of a full, $16 continental breakfast, not a stand-alone item as he'd claimed. O'Reilly has so far refused to unspin that error.
They reversed their decision to ban the ads that said buy American on Thursday, and yet O'Reilly still named them pinheads on his Friday night show. So now O'Reilly should name himself a pinhead for screwing up his own pinhead award.
What O'Reilly & The Media Got Wrong About Solyndra
By: Steve - December 5, 2011 - 11:00am
In the story about the bankruptcy of Solyndra, a solar panel manufacturer that received a loan guarantee from the federal government, Bill O'Reilly and many news media outlets have misrepresented (Lied) or omitted key facts.
Here are some claims and then the facts:
CLAIM: Bush Administration Rejected Solyndra's Application
Bill O'Reilly: The Bush administration "shut it down. And then as soon as the president, the current president, Obama took office they started it up again." [The O'Reilly Factor, 9/16/11]
FACT: Same Panel Of Career Officials Approved The Loan Guarantee.
The Bush Administration Advanced 16 Projects, Including Solyndra, Out Of 143 Submissions. The Department of Energy's Loan Guarantee Program was created by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and expanded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Which all happened under Bush while the Republicans had majority control of the House, the Senate, and the White House.
At a congressional hearing, Jonathan Silver, the Executive Director of Department of Energy's Loan Programs Office, testified that the Bush administration's DOE [Department of Energy] selected Solyndra from 143 submissions to move forward in the process.
During the final days of the Bush administration, the Department of Energy's loan guarantee credit committee, consisting of career officials, said that although the Solyndra project "appears to have merit," the committee needed more information in several areas before it could recommend approval of a conditional commitment. The committee "remanded" the loan "without prejudice" for "further development of information."
Then In March, The Same Credit Committee Of Career Civil Servants Recommended Approval Of The Loan. In March 2009, "The same credit committee [consisting of career civil servants] approved the strengthened loan application. The deal moved on to the DOE credit review board - then the political appointees within the DOE issue a conditional commitment setting out terms for a guarantee."
All that happened under Bush, and the loan was approved by the same people that were there when Bush was the President. The great "so-called" journalist Bill O'Reilly never reported a word of that.
In fact, Billy was dishonest in the reporting by spinning the story that Bush shut it down and Obama got it re-started, which was all lies from O'Reilly and he knows it. Because anyone with a computer can do a simple Google search and find out the truth.
Crazy Herman Cain Blames The Media For His Downfall
By: Steve - December 5, 2011 - 10:00am
Earth to Herman Cain, the media did not sexually molest 4 women and pay them thousands of dollars to keep quiet, you did. All they did was report it, which is their job. The media did not cheat on their wife for 13 years and pay a woman money that they did not tell their wife about, you did. All they did was report it, which is their job.
So give us a break you moron, it was all your fault you had to drop out of the race. Because you are the pervert who did all that, not the media or anyone else.
Saturday, Herman Cain -- whose campaign has been dogged by allegations of sexual harassment first unearthed and reported by Politico about two months ago -- announced that he is suspending his campaign "because of these false and unproved accusations" that have inflicted a "tremendous painful price on my family."
With his wife Gloria standing behind him and cheering him on, Cain said the accusations about his infidelity and harassment are being "spinned in the media," and "that spin hurts." "I am at peace with my wife, and she is at peace with me!" Cain insisted.
HAHA, What do you expect her to do, she is not going to turn on the man with all the money, or else her gravy train would be over, you don't turn on the goose with the golden egg.
Cain added that the accusations have cast a "cloud of doubt over me and this campaign" and were distracting from his ability to present solutions to the American public.
Yeah like the 9-9-9 garbage that would bankrupt the country and put us into a depression, those solutions? Give me a break.
Cain also announced that he is unveiling a website to continue his advocacy for his ridiculous 9-9-9 tax plan, among other things. But the website currently has no solutions on it and only contains an email sign-up form.
Cain said, "I will make an endorsement in the near future." And he concluded his campaign by quoting from the Pokemon movie: "Life can be a challenge, life can seem impossible, but it's never easy when there's so much on the line."
Get out fool, and don't let the door hit you on the way out. America does not need you or your insane make the rich more richer tax plans.
One Percenter Admits The Rich Do Not Create Jobs
By: Steve - December 4, 2011 - 10:00am
Notice that guys like this are never on the Factor, because he destroys all the spin O'Reilly puts out.
Monday in Bloomberg Businessweek, Nick Hanauer, a sucessful venture capitalist who has helped launch more than 20 companies, including Amazon.com, writes an op-ed that demolishes the myth that the rich are "job creators" and that we should never raise their taxes.
Hanauer says that government policymakers who have lowered taxes on the rich for decades "had it backward."
He advocates for raising taxes on the wealthy to fund public investment and explains that Rich businesspeople like him don't create jobs. Middle-class consumers do:
Consider, for example, that a puny 3 percent surtax on incomes above $1 million would be enough to maintain and expand the current payroll tax cut beyond December, preventing a $1,000 increase on the average worker's taxes at the worst possible time for the economy.And all the data back up his claims. America's middle class had its most robust years at the very same time that taxes on the rich were relatively high. Basically the more money you give to the middle class working man, the better the economy does, and more jobs are created by demand from the money they spend.
The Friday 12-2-11 O'Reilly Factor Review
By: Steve - December 3, 2011 - 11:00am
The TPM was called: Pinheads in Toyland. Crazy O'Reilly said this:
O'REILLY: For the past 15 years we have stood up for Christmas here on The Factor, swatting away insane attempts by secular-progressives to diminish the national holiday. Most retailers are now saying 'Merry Christmas' to their customers, but in the nation's public schools the battle over Christmas sometimes still pops up.Then O'Dummy talked more about the bogus war on Christmas with attorneys Lawrence Walters and Jennifer Brandt. Walters said this: "Students clearly have a First Amendment right to freely express their religion, and if they're being told that they can't exchange Christmas gifts or can't pass messages, that's a potential violation of their rights. As long as it's not interfering with classroom instruction, they should be able to do it."
Brant argued that her fellow attorney was misstating the facts in the case, saying this: "The school isn't infringing on the First Amendment rights of these children, it's merely establishing some reasonable limits to allow for education of the children and to prevent alienation of other children. The school is allowing children to exchange gifts, they're just saying don't exchange gifts during classroom time."
Then Mick Huckabee was on to talk about about the Perry strategy to run an ad that mocks his debate mistakes. Huckabee said this: "I think it's a great way for him to deal with it, because you can't cover that up and the best thing you can do is try to make proverbial lemonade out of proverbial lemons."
Huckabee also reported that six of the Republican candidates will appear on his two-hour FNC special Saturday night, saying this: "I've been working on this for quite a while, and here's the unique thing: I'm not the one posing the questions. We have three very distinguished state attorneys-general who will be posing questions about the relationship of the federal and state governments. This is going to be a substantive debate."
And of course O'Dummy praised the former Arkansas Governor for luring his fellow Republicans to New York City, saying this: "Six of the contenders are flying to New York to be on your weekend show when I have to chase these pinheads around."
Then Geraldo was on to cry with O'Reilly about 6 states that have not passed Jessica's law. Geraldo said this: "The backdrop to all the states that have refused to go along with this crusade, is that the judges are reluctant to yield their discretion to impose sentences. Instead of 'one size fits all,' which gives you certainty in sentencing, what you have in New Jersey and other places is a very powerful judiciary."
O'Dummy urged viewers to speak out in favor of Jessica's Law, saying this: "We want everybody to go to these governors and respectfully tell them that they need this in their states. The two most hopeless states when it comes to protecting the kids are Vermont and Hawaii."
Then the Factor producer Jesse Watters was on to talk about his visit to the Toys "R" Us outlet in Times Square, where he found out what kids hope to find under the holiday Christmas tree in a few weeks.
Watters expressed amazement at how much the little tykes have changed since way back in his day, saying this: "There's one toy that's like an iPad for 4-year-olds and costs $600. When I was a kid I had a stick and a pine cone - my parents were liberals and they didn't want me to be so materialistic. But now these kids have all the gizmos and gadgets, and one kid had a $30 yo-yo. The parents are so influenced by the commercials, they just can't say no!"
Then Lou Dobbs was on to analyze Friday's drop in the unemployment rate from 9.0% to 8.6%. And of course no Democratic guest was on to discuss it, just the far-right spin doctor Lou Dobbs.
Dobbs said this: "It's very good news. A lot of folks you might refer to as pinheads are going to sit there and go into the esoterica, but the fact is that this is symbolically very important news. We're forming more than 100,000 jobs a month - not nearly enough, but so much better than what we've seen."
O'Reilly pointed out that the unemployment number is open to interpretation, saying this: "President Obama can say it's improving, give me more time to make it better. But people who don't like him will say it improved because people gave up looking for jobs."
And as usual even when good numbers come out for Obama the biased right-wing hack O'Reilly spins it to make Obama look bad. When it is good news, and we have had 21 straight months of positive job growth. And if this had happened with a Republican President O'Reilly would praise him and say what a great job he is doing.
And finally it was dumbest things of the week with Arthel Neville and Greg Gutfeld. Neville picked Jon Huntsman's three attractive daughters, who recorded a song to promote their dad's candidacy. Neville said this: "The 'Huntsman Hotties,' as they're known, are out there pitching for their dad and they should stop it. Their dad is running to be President of the United States and you have to take this seriously."
Gutfeld blasted the PETA folks who again did their best to make Americans feel guilty for eating Thanksgiving turkey, saying this: "PETA made a billboard showing a dog's face on a turkey but everybody rejected it. So now they have a holiday billboard showing a dog's face on a pig, which some people might find kind of tasty."
Then the highly edited Factor mail, and the lame as ever pinheads and patriots nonsense.
Former Republican Senator Calls GOP Field Embarrassing
By: Steve - December 3, 2011 - 10:00am
Wow, a Republican actually told the truth, it's a miracle. Republican John Danforth, who served as a senator from Missouri for nearly 20 years and later as George W. Bush's ambassador the United Nations, is not happy with the slate of Republican presidential candidates.
"I've been watching some of these Republican debates and they're just terrible. Terrible," he told KTRS in St. Louis yesterday. "It's embarrassing for me as a Republican to watch this stuff," he added, calling out audiences for applauding the candidates morbid boastings:
DANFORTH: What have been the big applause lines in these debates? Well, a statement that the governor of Texas is responsible for killing 234 people on death row.Since leaving public office, Danforth has often publicly criticized the Republican party, of which he remains an active and influential member, for drifting father and farther to the right.
A year ago, he said that if Sen. Dick Lugar (R-IN) - the "most respected person in the Senate and the leading authority on foreign policy is seriously challenged by anybody in the Republican Party, we have gone so far overboard that we are beyond redemption."
As it goes, Dick Lugar is already facing a tough primary challenge from state Treasurer Richard Mourdock (R), and several other Republicans are also thinking of entering the race.
The Thursday 12-1-11 O'Reilly Factor Review
By: Steve - December 2, 2011 - 11:00am
The TPM was called: The GOP race comes down to Romney vs. Gingrich. Crazy O'Reilly said this:
O'REILLY: Factor viewers are correct when writing that anything could happen in Iowa, but there is no question that the trend line is way up for Newt Gingrich, way down for Herman Cain, and declining somewhat for Mitt Romney. The rise of Gingrich is causing some angst in the Romney camp; Romney is rightly frustrated that every time he turns around there's another surging candidate on his right flank.Then O'Reilly had the far-right loon Laura Ingraham on, he asked her about the anti-Gingrich attack ad produced by his fellow Republican Ron Paul. Ingraham said this: "Ron Paul came on my radio show today, and he repeated the charge that he thinks Newt Gingrich is something of a hypocrite and Gingrich's ideas are not particularly conservative. Meanwhile, people like Chris Christie are coming out as surrogates for Mitt Romney and saying Newt Gingrich never ran anything. So the heat is being turned up on Gingrich."
O'Dummy questioned whether Ron Paul's attacks will help him among GOP primary voters, saying this: "The way Paul is doing this is very vicious and very personal. He's calling Gingrich names and I don't think conservative Republicans are going to respond to that kind of attack on another conservative Republican."
Earth to O'Reilly, all Ron Paul is doing is telling the truth, because Gingrich is a flip-flopping hypocrite who was thrown out of Congress for ethics violations. He says whatever the people who are paying him what to say, and he is a terrible example of a politician.
Then Stuart Varney was on to trash Freddie and Fannie some more. Billy said this: Mortgage agencies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which collectively owe taxpayers $141 billion, recently spent $640,000 to send employees to a conference in Chicago. Stuart Varney said this: "100 people went to a conference of the Mortgage Bankers Association. They stayed at the Hyatt Regency and spent $342,000 on travel and rooms, $74,000 on dinners for their customers, and $140,000 in sponsorships. They say they were getting all these people in one place so they could maximize the number of meetings with customers and save money. These housing agencies have always been 'perk banks,' especially under Barney Frank. They haven't changed!"
Varney also commented on the wildly fluctuating stock market, saying this: "People are just fed up with it - up one day, way down the next. Wall Street has the same reputation now that it had after the 1930's Depression."
Now remember this, Stuart Varney is a proven lying, biased, right-wing hack who works for Fox News, so you should not believe anything he says, or take any stock advice from him.
Then O'Dummy had Detroit TV reporter Rob Wolchek on, who has aired footage showing dozens of workers at a local plant - one that makes products for the U.S. military - spending their lunch hour drinking malt liquor and smoking marijuana. Wolchek reported that his undercover work has already had an impact, saying this: "The company has suspended 17 of the workers, and they seem to be on top of it now. They claim that they were doing their own investigation, but we were watching for about a month and this was pretty much out in the open and blatant. The guys were building tanks and parts for our soldiers, and they were drinking and partying pretty much every day."
Billy said he was struck by the workers apparent nonchalance, even when they were caught in the act, saying this: "The reason they're not afraid is because they're all in unions, which defend these guys no matter what they do."
Earth to O'Reilly, people at every company in America are smoking pot and drinking on the job, even at Fox News. So if you fire them all you will lose half the workforce. And you could do that kind of sting anywhere, with union or non-union workers, idiot. Report on that you biased hack of a fraud journalist.
Then the Culture Warriors Gretchen Carlson and Margaret Hoover were on to compare and contrast 19-year-old Miley Cyrus, an admitted pot smoker, and 20-year-old Taylor Swift, who relishes being a positive role model for young women. Carlson said this: "Miley Cyrus could touch millions of young people if she so chose, but she says she's still trying to figure out how to behave, and her parents are still trying to figure it out. I'm disappointed in her actions."
Hoover said that no one should be surprised at the differences between the two young women, saying this: "Miley Cyrus is basically a Disney-packaged phenomenon whose parents are eager to monetize her fame, whereas Taylor Swift is an authentic self-made artist. She has figured out who she is as a person, what her morals and values are, and what her responsibilities are to young people in America."
Really? Who cares! Nobody cares about this, report some real news idiots.
Then Megyn Kelly was on to talk about the Penn State scandal, which I do not report on. She also talked a little about the mistress of Herman Cain, but only to slam her for being behind on her rent.
And finally in the last segment O'Reilly had Martha MacCallum & Steve Doocy on for the bogus war on Christmas Factor News Quiz, which I never report on, especially when it's about the bogus war on Christmas O'Reilly and Fox have made up.
Then the highly edited Factor mail, and the lame as ever pinheads and patriots nonsense.
Olbermann Calls Out O'Reilly Over Barney Frank Attacks
By: Steve - December 2, 2011 - 10:00am
Olbermann said this on Wednesday: O'Reilly's "Snotty Insults" Toward Barney Frank "Reeked Of Projection."
Basically Olbermann was pointing out that everything O'Reilly said about Barney Frank also applies to him.
More Proof O'Reilly Does Not Believe In Global Warming
By: Steve - December 2, 2011 - 9:00am
O'Reilly claims to believe in Global Warming, but as usual it's a lie. In fact, every time Al Gore says something about Global Warming O'Reilly dismisses it and makes a joke about it. And now I have even more proof O'Reilly just pretends to believe in Global Warming.
On the Monday 11-28-11 Factor show Billy said Gingrich made a mistake doing the Global Warming ad with Nancy Pelosi, he called it frightening.
O'Reilly said Gingrich's appearance with Pelosi in that Climate Change ad was "A Pretty Eerie Occurrence" and "Very Frightening."
Which sure does not sound like something a person who claims to believe in Global Warming would say. In reality, O'Reilly only claims to believe in Global Warming, while he actually does not believe in it, just like all his stupid right-wing friends. He says he believes in Global Warming so he does not look like a far-right loon, but then his words prove he does not believe in it.
Republican Occupy Smear Doctor Hosting Romney Fundraiser
By: Steve - December 1, 2011 - 10:00am
Two weeks ago, a leaked secret memo written by a Republican lobbying firm, Clark Lytle Geduldig & Cranford, outlined an $850,000 plan for the American Bankers Association (ABA) to combat the growing resonance of the Occupy Wall Street movement's message - that we need an economy that works for everyone, not just the wealthiest 1 Percent.
The ABA claims the smear campaign proposal was unsolicited and that they decided not to act on it. But on Monday, Politico reported that one of the four masterminds of the proposed smear campaign, Republican lobbyist Sam Gelduldig, will be co-hosting a Young Professionals for Mitt Romney fundraiser in Washington D.C on December 14.
Before becoming a lobbyist Geduldig was a top adviser to House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH). This year, Geduldig has lobbied on behalf of various finance industry clients, including the ABA, Financial Services Roundtable, Financial Services Forum, MasterCard, American Insurance Association, and Koch Industries (which engages in significant commodities trading activities).
And of course O'Reilly does not report any of this because it would make his Republican friend Mitt Romney and the Republican hosting the fundraiser look bad.