Miracle Alert: Billy Actually Reported on Hate at FreeRepublic.com
8-1-07 -- FreeRepublic.com has been online for 11 years spewing their right-wing hate, yet last night was the first time their website was ever mentioned on the O'Reilly factor.
Billy found some hate quotes on their site and reported them, but he had a spokesman from freerepublic.com on to explain them. Yet when he attacked DailyKos he did not invite a spokesman on to explain their comments.
He did not even touch the thousands of offensive and hateful captions they put on pics of liberals like Hillary etc, or how they do the freeper pings to rig online polls or any of that dishonest activity.
And freerepublic.com has been online since 1996 saying and doing that crap, yet it is the first time Billy has ever reported anything on their website, or even mentioned their name. And the one report he did on freerepublic.com is nothing compared to what he has done to DailyKos for 2 weeks now.
Not to mention we all know Billy only reported on freerepublic.com because he was being flooded with e-mails telling him about hate on the right and how he is ignoring it.
I made a big posting here yesterday morning showing some right-wing hate at freerepublic.com on Hillary, and i said if Billy had an ounce of journalistic honesty he would report on it. Then low and behold he does a report on them that very same day, what a coincidence, lol.
JimRob from freerepublic claims Billy took the quotes out of context, and he says they were statements made in articles posted, not comments made by members of freerepublic. Which is what Billy screams bloody murder about when he claims people do it to him. Except usually when they do it to Billy it was not taken out of context, he just says they did.
The members of freerepublic.com are claiming that O'Reilly attempted to use what might turn out to be one post in a million to paint the entire site as a hate site and their posters as racists.
Which is exactly what Billy did to DailyKos, he cherry picked 1 or 2 comments (out of millions of comments) made in the free speech comments section of the site and tried to claim they represent the views of the blog owners. When they are comments made by visitors to the site, not the blog owners. It is disingenuous and dishonest reporting, you can not cherry pick comments from visitors in the free speech comments section to a website and claim they represent the views of the site owner(s).
I do have to say that the comments Billy used were nothing compared to what I have seen posted at freerepublic.com over the years. I used to visit their website once or twice a week to see what they were saying, and I have seen hundreds of things posted there that were far worse than what Billy reported last night. I reported on this at freerepublic.com in 2001, yet not a word about it from Billy, or anyone at FOX news.
Conclusive Proof That Freepers Rig Online Polls
And I could fill a phone book with examples of vile and offensive profanity filled comments Republicans have made in the past forums I had, and in the hate mail I get. None of that is ever mentioned by O'Reilly, just read my hate mail pages on the website and the forums and you will see some big time hate, far worse than anything posted at DailyKos. Yet Billy calls Kos a hate site, when freerepublic.com and the Republicans who send me hate mail are 10 times worse than anything said at Kos.
One last thing, it is important to note that Billy does not tell you there is a very big difference between the freerepublic.com message boards, and the DailyKos Blog.
At freerepublic.com you have to register a username to post new topics or reply to topics posted by other members. All postings and replies are made by members of freerepublic.com, you can see the number of postings they have made and it shows how long they have posted there. It is a giant message board, not a blog.
DailyKos is a blog, and you do not have to register a username and become a member to post comments. The members of the blog post articles and usually add a one or two paragraph personal opinion to what the article is about. Then visitors to the blog click the comments link and leave a comment, they are not members of DailyKos, and you can leave a comment as anonymous if you want to. The comments are free speech made by people who visit the blog, and the blog does not censor or edit those comments.
That is a big difference that Billy never disclosed, one website is a message board with monitors called moderators, and registered members who post and reply to the postings. The other website is a blog with a free speech comments program that lets any visitor to the site leave a comment. So if you have a long time member of a message board website who has 1000 postings, or more, and they were caught making offensive comments, you can bet they have done it in the past and they were not banned and had their account deleted.
That shows that the owner of the website and the moderators basically support what that person has been saying. But when you have a blog with a free speech comments section where anyone on the internet can leave a comment. That does not imply the blog owners support what was said, it just shows they believe in free speech. And that is a big difference between the two websites that Billy did not disclose or discuss.
Why The Democrats Are Really Going To YearlyKos
- 7-31-07 -- Why are Democrats embracing a community that the Washington Post's David Broder finds "vituperative" and "foul-mouthed," Bill O'Reilly compared to the Nazis and the KKK, and Time's Joe Klein largely considers "bullying" and "witless."
Because Democrats need their messages to reach voters. And Liberal bloggers have shown they can help by countering misinformation, spotlighting underreported news, and pushing parameters of national debate narrowed by pundits and political consultants.
Citizens urging representatives to follow their wishes - via mail, phone or blog - is not savagery. It's democracy. Liberal bloggers grasp what conservatives have long understood. Unless an army of people makes synchronized arguments across the cluttered media spectrum, their ideas won't reach America's eligible voters, and will be vulnerable to distortion by opponents.
This is the true reason why conservatives like O'Reilly hate bloggers. Blogs are not under corporate control and therefore cannot be censored by big business and big media like the mainstream media outlets are.
The conservative worldview truly hates democracy and the idea of people actually having a say in the affairs of their government. They don't want the vibrant, active democracy that our Founders envisioned. Instead, they want to keep the "little people" out of the process so that big corporations and special interests can run the show.
Blogs are a return to the type of citizen-driven debates that were common during the American Revolution. The hysteria from the right about blogs and new media in general shows their true opinions about our democratic system. They preach about democracy and how it's good for everyone, but what they really want is a plutocracy and not a system in which all citizens have a say.
Massive HATE on The Right (Billy Ignores it All)
- 7-31-07 -- Billy says there is no hate on the right.
But if you go to www.freerepublic.com and do a search on Hillary Clinton you will see hundreds and hundreds of search listings about Hillary. In those hundreds and hundreds of listings you will find thousands and thousands of comments about her, all hate.
They call her witch, bitch, canklesaurus, fatbottomrodham, hildebeast, commie, hips, olcrusty, shrillary, thunderthighs, wideload, her hinyous, hippie hippopotamus, scumbag, stumpy, and many more.
They spend their whole life posting about Hillary, it is 24/7 hate on Hillary, you could fill a phone book with the hate they have posted on her. Yet none of it is ever reported by Billy, ever.
They even post pictures of her and have their members add captions to the picture. They posted a picture of Chuck Schumer, Hillary, and Cuomo, and here are a few of the captions.
-- Hey Chuckie Shmuckie, can you help me get the cap off of this tube of vagicil? I am really starting to itch here."
-- Hillary: Hmm-m-m-m, he does have a hook nose, f&*#king Jew bastard!
There are 59 captions for that one photo alone, all hate captions, yet Billy never says a word about any of it. And the morons at freerepublic.com say it is spitzer, Hillary, and Cuomo, when it's Schumer, Hillary, and Cuomo.
If you search the keyword caption you get thousands and thousands of matches, these people spend their whole life posting pics of liberals and writing fake captions. They waste their lives away 24/7 with this hateful crap, yet Billy never says a word.
When you search the keyword Clinton you also get thousands and thousands of matches. You wonder if they do anything else but talk about Hillary, and then post hate filled comments about her calling her everything from commie to hildabeast.
Yet Billy says he cant find any hate on the right. I just found all that by myself on a home computer in 2 minutes with a simple search on freerepublic.com. Now imagine what I could find if I had a staff of 10 or 15 people, and the time to spend looking.
And they have a thread about Lanny Davis calling freerepublic.com a hate site, yet they all deny it is a hate site.
Here are some of the comments:
Saw it, could not believe the "Right wing Hate site" label.
15 posted on 07/30/2007 5:11:18 PM PDT by Leofl (I'm from Texas, we don't dial 9-11)
Lanny Davis was whining and lying saying that we Freepers said unspeakable things about Hillary. He's full of crap.
26 posted on 07/30/2007 5:12:42 PM PDT by Jen's Mom (Liberals are the enemy within)
And those are just 2 examples, I guess they think Hillary likes being called hildabeast, scumbag, and commie etc.
If Billy had an ounce of journalism honesty he would report on the stuff freerepublic.com is saying about Hillary. But he does not do it because they are Republicans, and he is a Republican so he dont want to make them look bad.
And it would show the right has so much hate is is scary. Billy ignores it all, and claims only the left has hate. When you could fill a phone book with examples of hate on the right from right-wing hate sites and blogs. And that is just a small sample of hate from one right-wing hate site, I never even touched the blogs or the right-wing hate on the rest of the internet.
O'Reilly Banned Forum Member For Publishing Offensive Comments
- 7-26-07 -- Billy said he is accountable for what is posted on his website, so John at Americablog started going to the forum at billoreilly.com and finding offensive comments posted there. Then he did some screen captures and saved them, then he published them on his blog, then he was banned from billoreilly.com.
Here is a quote from John:
Apparently threatening to take a gun to Hillary Clinton and suggesting we burn down the US Capitol building is okay to post on Bill O'Reilly's Web site, but complaining about those terrorist and assassination proposals gets you banned.
Which brings into question just how serious Bill O'Reilly is about the death threats being posted on BillOReilly.com since an attempt to find those threats is cause for being banned. Where's your free speech now, Bill?
And you will be interested to know that while O'Reilly holds others responsible for the words strangers leave on their websites, on O'Reilly's website, he's not responsible at all for the hate and threats his readers leave behind. And I quote O'Reilly's own Web site:
"BillOReilly.com will not be held liable for any user activity on the message boards. We do not actively monitor user-submitted content."
You see, it's okay when he does it.
BTW, the other night Billy said the postings were made by plants from DailyKos. Wrong, king of lies, all of the postings were made by people with 1,000 to 12,000 postings, so they are all long time members of billoreilly.com. Even if you made 10 postings a day, it would take 4 months to get over 1,000 postings, so Billy was lying when he said they were plants by DailyKos.
Update: 7-26-07 -- BarbinMD from DailyKos paid for a premium membership to billoreilly.com so he could post in the forums. But before he could even make one posting he was banned.
Due to violations of the Terms and Conditions of BillOReilly.com attributed to your account, your Premium Membership is hereby terminated effective as of the date of this notice. The termination is final and any attempt to use the site or to renew membership either directly or indirectly will similarly result in termination and/or blocking use of the site.
Since I gave completely accurate information when registering and I never made a post, uncivil or otherwise, I can only assume that I committed the unpardonable sin of exposing hate speech on his website. Which of course, according to Bill-O himself, means hate speech that O'Reilly agrees with and endorses. He's angry that we're not going to let this purveyor of hate hide his beliefs behind closed doors anymore.
And it's funny that Bill O'Reilly, who said he controls what's on his website, only chooses to act against those who show what exactly it is that he endorses. Because the hateful calls for violence and bigotry that I posted about earlier are still on his website.
Here is one of those comments from billoreilly.com, it was made by a long time member of the forum.
BillOReilly.com: "If [Hillary] wins... my guns are loaded"
Note that the person has written over 1,000 posts on O'Reilly's Web site. That means he or she isn't new, he or she isn't someone who just came over from DailyKos in order to impersonate a BillOReilly.com member (as O'Reilly ridiculously claimed). It's a BillOReilly.com regular, and Bill clearly has had no issues with this person posting on his site.
If Billy has nothing to hide on his website why is he banning people for doing nothing more than publishing comments made by billoreilly.com regulars in his forums.
My O'Reilly Prediction Was Right on The Money
- 7-24-07 -- Yesterday I predicted Billy would report on Russ Feingold and his censure resolutions, and call them ridiculous etc. While at the same time ignoring what the head of the DNI said about the Bush admin manipulating the Iraq Intel.
You can read my prediction here:
In Stephen Hayes's upcoming biography on Dick Cheney, he writes that the current Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell sides with "those who believe that the administration manipulated intelligence on Iraq for political purposes before the 2003 invasion."I was exactly right, Billy hammered Feingold for his censure resolutions, when the current head of the DNI admits Bush manipulated the Iraq Intelligence. So Billy ignores reporting on that story so he can make Feingold's censure resolution look baseless.
"My sense of it is their political faith and convictions influenced how they took information and interpreted it, how they picked up and interpreted outside events. I've read much more about the current set of players and they did set up a whole new interpretation because they didn't like the answers. They've gotten results that in my view now have been disastrous."
This is yet another example of biased and dishonest journalism from Bill O'Reilly. An honest journalist would have reported both stories, and had someone on to discuss them other than FOX News employees. Billy ignored the DNI story, even though the head of the DNI was on meet the press, and almost all other media outlets reported it, except for the factor and FOX News of course.
Remember This When You Vote in The 2008 Elections
- In 2006 the American people voted the Democrats back in control of Congress with a mission to get us out of Iraq and bring the troops home. The Republicans in the House and the Senate are blocking all efforts to do this. They are going against the will of the people to provide political cover for the Bush administration.
In a recent USA Today/Gallup poll taken July 8th of this year, a full 71% of the American people support removing all U.S. troops from Iraq by April 1st of next year. Yet the Republicans in Congress will not allow that to happen.
The Republicans in the Senate are telling the American people to go to hell, and that they dont care what they want. They care more about supporting the failed Iraq policy, and providing political cover for George W. Bush, then they do about representing the people and what they want.
So remember that when you vote in the November 2008 elections, every Republican who voted against bringing the troops home (after a 4 year old failed war) should be voted out of office. The Republicans who vote against bringing the troops home are getting the troops killed for political reasons, they are voting against it because George W. Bush told them to vote against it. These Republicans have sold out the American people for political reasons.
They are willing to support a failed president, in a failed war, just to protect him and the Republican party. The vast majority of the American people (90% of Democrats, 75% of Independents) want the troops home by April 1st of 2008. The only people who oppose it are Republicans, because the president is a Republican.
They are putting party loyalty ahead of the will of the people they were elected to represent. So every one of them should be voted out of office in 2008, each person in every state should find out if your Republican Congressman or Senator voted against bringing the troops home and vote them out in 2008.
And if any Democrats or Independents voted against bringing the troops home they should be voted out of office too.
More Lies From Billy About His Website And The Blogs
- 7-18-07 -- Not only is O'Reilly's report on Kos a textbook example of dishonest and biased journalism - passing off an extreme minority of reader comments as representative of the site itself - it also reveals his own intellectual dishonesty and ignorance. DailyKos is the #1 blog on the internet, it gets between 750,000 and a million hits a day. During a year the Kos blog gets millions of comments, yet Billy cherry picked 2 or 3 of those insane comments from the free comments section, and implied it represents the blog owner and the people who publish articles there. This is simply, biased and dishonest journalism from Bill O'Reilly.
I challenge anyone to go read DailyKos and you will see for yourself there is no hate anywhere on the blog. Billy considers any critical comments about Bush or the Republicans as hate, which is just wrong. Funny how during the 8 years when Bill Clinton was president Billy did not consider negative comments about Clinton as hate, in his biased world it's only hate when you are critical of a Republican president.
Telling the truth about a bad president is not hate, in case Billy forgot the guy has a 26% job approval, that means 74% of the people do not like the job he is doing. So how do you say good things about a president where only 26% of the people think he is doing a good job. Billy just can't stand it that his boy George W. Bush has been a massive failure, the majority of the people hate him, and that he is making the Republican party look bad.
When Business Week Senior Writer Diane Brady noted that DailyKos is "an open forum" and anyone, even lunatics, can post there, O'Reilly dismisses her, saying "I have my own website. Open forum is bull. You can regulate what's on your website."
O'Reilly doesn't mention, that his website does not have a public forum, the message boards are available only for a $50 annual membership fee. And I know a person who paid the $50 for a membership to post in the forum, as soon as he made a posting that disagreed with Billy, it was deleted and he was banned, yet his $50 was not refunded.
I know this for a fact because he gave me his password and I saw it happen personally. So the O'Reilly forums are a joke, they only allow O'Reilly yes men to post. They are monitored by people employed by Billy, and they delete any posting that shows Billy lied, then that person is banned, and they do not get any money back. If Billy wanted real fair and balanced debate he would have open and free forums where anyone can post comments, instead he has paid forums where only his ass kissing yes men can comment.
And for the record, none of the Fox News shows, including O'Reilly's show, offer any free commentary sections such as Daily Kos does. Fox can obviously afford to have them in place, so why don't they offer comment sections for their shows on their site?
The reason is as obvious as the nose on our faces: Providing a free comment section for any of Fox's shows would actually create a "fair and balanced" counterweight to all their daily spin and lies. It wouldn't be pretty, but all those who are frequently targets of the Fox liars and spinmeisters such as O'Reilly and Hannity, could hit them with actual counterpoints which aren't presented during their actual shows.
Imagine how quick O'Reilly and Hannity would lose credibility amongst their lemmings if they actually had to withstand a barrage of valid counterpoints from people other than the complicit, faux opposing views from the DINOs it has on retainer such as Powers or Schwartz?
Comments that would actually turn O'Reilly's and Hannity's viewers on their warped ears for the world to see. An open exchange of ideals and different points of view are the last thing clowns such as Ailes, Hannity, O'Reilly, etc, want to see.
O'Reilly Does Dishonest Hit Piece on Daily Kos Blog
- 7-17-07 -- Last night O'Reilly did a dishonest hit piece on the Daily Kos blog. He reported that JetBlue was the sponsor of yearlykos, a once a year meeting the blog runs.
He took quotes from the "comments section" on the blog and reported that the people who run the blog said them, when that is a lie. Kos and a few other people post articles and make statements on the blog, they represent the blog, and only them, but none of them said any of the quotes O'Reilly used.
Nobody who publishes articles on the Daily Kos blog said any of it, the quotes were from unknown people who said it in the comments form. Those people do not represent the blog, they are anonymous quotes taken from anonymous people in the free speech comments section on the blog. Yet O'Reilly represented the quotes were from the people who run the blog, and he implied they represent the blog, when that is a 100% lie.
Then O'Reilly called it a hate site, and he told everyone to boycott it, and boycott jet blue because they are the sponsor of a kos convention.
Today Kos reported on some real hate, the stuff O'Reilly's viewers sent him in e-mails.
O'Reilly's hate mongers
Tue Jul 17, 2007 at 03:40:19 AM PDT
I'm still in Greece, coming home tomorrow, but checking my email I see that O'Reilly set his hatemongers off on our humble little site.
Of course Fox News is pissed that we killed their Democratic debates while just about the entire party leadership and presidential candidates will be at YearlyKos. So they send their pit bull to attack. And his minions have responded.
A sampling of the O'Reilly hate in my inbox right now:
U/R A DIRTY RECTUM LICKING COMMIE SLIME MAGGOT!
BORN FROM KARL MARX'S ROTTING FECES.
Your Evil, Fascist Organization.
Fascist scum like your organization need to be removed and sent to another universe from this one. Evil prevails in your organization, and I hope you will receive the reckoning you deserve when all of you meet your Makers. A gentle riddance to thou in the interim.
You...suck beyond belief. Hurry up and die.
I have never seen so much hate
I have never seen so much hate you would embarrassed Nazi's
Why can't people like you just make a living, instead of hating everyone else?
Are you all muslims?
I just say fuck you, asshole
I hope you all die a slow death. Much like you wish on good honest people like T. Snow, the Pope, etc. Liberal Fucks! I hope you choke on the smog & drown in the global warming waters caused by cows. You people are so stupid.
IE: San Fransisco is much better now a days since the liberal invasion 1/2 century ago. Hmmmm: It's full of disease, poverty, queers(goes with disease.....), and polution. You people can't keep your backyard clean, but cont. to impose your views on other parts of the country. I'm so sad your still around. I'm sure you'll die off sooner than later. Much like you morals have. Go eat some grass
And it goes on. You get the point. Irony in spades, layer after layer of it.
But what can you say when O'Reilly runs the most hate-filled television show in cableland, on the Republican Party's premier propaganda outlet?
Really, par for the course.
I'll be back on the job Friday. See you then.
O'Reilly Defends Hooker Buying Diaper Wearing Hypocrite Republican Senator
- 7-13-07 -- Last night Billy had the attorney for the DC Madam on to discuss the phone list and why they released it.
They talked about David Vitter and Billy kept asking him why they are ruining that mans life, David Vitter. I would say O'Reilly spent half the segment time crying for Vitter and asking why they are ruining his life.
Billy said there was nothing gained by exposing the guy when it not only devastates him but his family too. He said it 2 or 3 times, it was pathetic.
The attorney pointed out that they did not expose him, they just released the list of phone numbers, and someone else found out he called the madam, and he called her 5 times btw, not just once.
The attorney also pointed out what a hypocrite Vitter is because he ran his campaign based on the sanctity of marriage and all that moral majority crap. O'Reilly moved right past the hypocrisy and said yeah but what good does it do to ruin his life. Funny how Billy did not ask those questions, or have that kind of sympathy for Bill Clinton when he cheated on his wife with Monica.
The guy is a hypocrite Republican who preaches marriage and morals, while at the same time he is hiring $300 an hour hookers and wearing diapers, yet Billy defends him and attacks the people who exposed him for ruining his life.
Hey Billy what happened to personal accountability you so often preach for, didn't Vitter ruin his own life by hiring the hookers?
He is to blame, not the messenger, he hired the hookers and wore the diapers while he was married, so if anyone is to blame for ruining his life, it's David Vitter. Funny how if a Democrat does something wrong Billy says he is responsible for ruining his own life, but if a Republican does something wrong somehow the messenger is responsible for ruining his life.
And for the record, I do not think a persons personal sex life should be anyones business but their own. Unless you preach about being in the moral majority, and you campaign on the sanctity of marriage. Then if you get caught buying hookers you are a hypocrite and a liar and it should be reported.
Earth to Billy, David Vitter ruined his own life when he decided to buy the hookers while he was married, not the people who report that he bought the $300 an hour hookers.
Update - Hypocrisy Alert - 7-17-07 -- In 1998 Vitter called for Bill Clinton to resign when it was reported he got caught cheating on Hillary. Yet Vitter has not resigned, and he is still a current Republican Senator.
Vitter first got his start in Congress after replacing former Rep. Bob Livingston (R-LA), who abruptly resigned after disclosures of numerous affairs in 1998. At the time, Vitter argued that an extramarital affair was grounds for resignation:
I think Livingston's stepping down makes a very powerful argument that Clinton should resign as well and move beyond this mess, he said.
[David Vitter, Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 12/20/98]
In October of 1998, Vitter also said because Bill Clinton cheated on his wife he was "morally unfit to govern." Yet Vitter not only cheated on his wife, he broke the law and did it by paying for a hooker, as of today David Vitter has not resigned, and he says he will never resign.
But that doesn't answer the question of whether President Clinton should be impeached and removed from office because he is morally unfit to govern.
[David Vitter, Times-Picayune, 10/29/98]