"Most Americans are traditional people. And millions are conservative. Those two groups heavily outnumber the liberal secular progressive crew."The above statement is a lie, it is not true, and don't just believe me, go to www.pollingreport.com and look at the polls on the issues. From stem cells, to the economy, to health care, to energy policy to immigration, the majority of the American people agree with liberals on almost all the issues. The truth is Republicans are 30% of the country, Democrats are 36%, and Independents are 33%, this is a fact.
Yesterday Sen. Richard Lugar, the senior Republican on the Foreign Relations Committee, announced his support for an immediate shift in Iraq policy, calling on President Bush "to downsize the U.S. military's role in Iraq and place much more emphasis on diplomatic and economic options."Now the question is, will Billy call Senator Richard Lugar an Un-American traitor who helps the terrorists. If he does not then it will be 100% proof of his Republican bias. Because Lugar is only saying what all the Democrats have been saying for a year, or more. But when a Democrat says it somehow in the world of Bill O'Reilly they are only saying it because they are traitors who want us to lose in Iraq to hurt Bush and the Republican party.
In a major speech on the Senate floor, Lugar said that victory in Iraq as defined by President Bush is now "almost impossible." The current course of the war has lost contact with our vital national security interests in the Middle East and beyond, he said.
Lugar warned that persisting indefinitely with Bush's escalation strategy will delay policy adjustments that have a better chance of protecting our vital interests over the long term. He specifically rejected claims that withdrawing U.S. forces will increase instability. Downsizing the U.S. military presence in Iraq would strengthen our position in the Middle East, and reduce the prospect of terrorism, regional war, and other calamities.
Bill O'Reilly said newspapers have a dismal future and also criticized a writer in the audience during a speech Friday at the National Society of Newspaper Columnists (NSNC) conference.Full Story Here:
"Newspapers are dying, and there are two reasons why," said the Fox News host and Creators Syndicate newspaper columnist. "One reason is the Internet. The other is ideology."
O'Reilly contended that many newspapers are losing circulation because they've allowed the "liberal" ideology of their editorial pages to "bleed into news coverage" -- despite, he said, there being a greater number of "traditional conservatives" than liberals in the American population.
KELLY: You know -- well, let's see what John Edwards said -- according to John Edwards, this kind of drives home his point about two Americas. He said this on the campaign trail: "I still believe," he said, "with regard to Paris Hilton, that we have two Americas." This kind of underscores his theme.WRONG: As the video and the transcript clearly shows, Edwards said: "I still do believe, without regard to Paris Hilton, that we have two Americas."
Reporter: Senator, you speak all the time about two Americas, can you just tell us briefly, you know, what you think the message sends that Paris Hilton got out of jail after three days, when she was originally supposed to spend 45 days in jail?That is what John Edwards said, then O'Reilly and Cavuto twisted that statement into John Edwards is using Paris Hilton to insert it into his class argument on the campaign. Now if that is not spin then there is no such thing as spin. They misrepresent what he said, then the two biased right-wing liars sit together on the Cavuto tv show and agree with each other about the lie they started, one guy lies and the other one swears to it.
Mr. Edwards: Um, I'm gonna stay out of the Paris Hilton story. Although I saw it seems to be completely dominating the news, I had the television on just before I came down. Uh, I still do believe, without regard to Paris Hilton, that, uh, we have two Americas and I think what's important is, it's obvious that the problem exists.
The issue is what are we going to do to create one America with universal health care, with more economic equality, having, raising the minimum wage, access to decent housing, access to college for kids who can't afford it?
Those are the tools, some of the tools, that allow us to close the gap that exists in America today between those who are doing well and everything else. I think the next president of the United States is going to have a huge responsibility. Last. It's not healthy for our economy, it's not healthy for our democracy, and I think we need to do something about it.
CAVUTO: Let me ask you: John Edwards, who you've been saying some pretty strong things about...And they wonder why they are seen as a right-wing news network, the answer is right here staring you in the face. Show me one time where O'Reilly or Cavuto, or anyone on FOX, has called a Republican a phony, and made up lies about what he said. You can't, because it has never happened. And O'Reilly claims he don't endorse candidates, that's true, he just trashes all the Democrats who run for office, and tells people to vote against them, but he never trashes any Republicans who run for office, and he never tells anyone to vote against a Republican, ever.
O'REILLY: Is he in jail with her?
CAVUTO: He has used her, as you know, in part of his campaign comments, talking about the dichotomy between the rich and the poor --
O'REILLY: John Edwards has.
CAVUTO: -- and that Paris gets special breaks like the rich.
O'REILLY: The guy with the 30,000-square-foot home?
CAVUTO: Four hundred dollar haircut.
O'REILLY: Yeah. This is the guy who's -- the disparity?
CAVUTO: Yes. What do you make of that?
O'REILLY: He's the biggest phony in the world. John Edwards? And you know me, I don't endorse candidates, and I don't really care about them, and I actually admire people who run for president because they have to go through hell. And they're all patriots on both sides. But this guy, this guy Edwards, he's a phony. This guy's a phony. We went out -- the "Factor" went out to -- across the street, there's a trailer park from his 30,000-square-foot mansion. And we interviewed the guys and the gals in the trailer park. They hate him. He won't talk to them. He goes jogging, and he doesn't even pay attention to them.
CAVUTO: So when he uses Paris Hilton to insert it into his class argument on the campaign, what do you think of that?
O'REILLY: What does he want? To give Paris Hilton 10 years? What does he want to do?
CAVUTO: Well, he's -- this was the first, when it looked like she was going to escape prison.
O'REILLY: He wanted her in jail, Edwards did?
O'REILLY: So he doesn't really want to chase down the bad guys in Iraq, but he wants to put Paris Hilton in jail. Is that what you're telling me John Edwards wants?
CAVUTO What do you think of that? That's effectively what he's saying.
O'REILLY: I think he's a phony. I think he's ridiculous. I think the Republicans would be the luckiest party in the history of the republic if he got the Democratic nomination. That's who they want. The Republicans would love to run against John Edwards because it would be like 1972 Democratic presidential nominee George McGovern. He'd get slaughtered. Because Americans know that this guy is a phony.
O'REILLY: Now, this is the hallmark of the far left. We saw it again last night in the Democratic debate when the far-left candidate John Edwards once again called the war on terror a bumper sticker.If it's corrupt for the press to use its power to help a political party then FOX News is the most corrupt of all. Their entire platform is to help Republicans and make them look better, while they smear Democrats and make them look bad.
EDWARDS [video clip]: What this global war on terror bumper sticker -- a political slogan, that's all it is, all it's ever been -- was intended to do was for George Bush to use it to justify everything he does.
O'REILLY: Now, Senator Edwards isn't smart enough to understand that his strategy is killing him. In the latest ABC News poll, he's down to 8 percent among Democratic voters, losing six points in less than a month.
The good news here is that most Americans in both parties understand that Muslim extremists want to kill us and will if they get the chance. So John Edwards looks dopey. The New York Times looks dishonest. And the far left loses all day long, which of course is a good thing.
What is not a good thing is the press using its power to help a political party in its news pages. That is corrupt.
EDWARDS: I reject this bumper sticker, Wolf. And that's exactly what it is. It's a bumper sticker.What Edwards said is that Bush has been using the war on terror as a bumper sticker and a political slogan, but he did not say he does not think we should be fighting the war on terror.
As president of the United States, I will do absolutely everything to find terrorists where they are, to stop them before they can do harm to us, before they can do harm to America or to its allies.
Every tool available -- military alliances, intelligence -- I will use.
But what this global war on terror bumper sticker -- political slogan, that's all it is, all it's ever been -- was intended to do was for George Bush to use it to justify everything he does: the ongoing war in Iraq, Guantanamo, Abu Ghraib, spying on Americans, torture.
None of those things are OK. They are not the United States of America.
Fox News has a history of inappropriate on-air mistakes that are neither fair, nor balanced. This type of disrespect for people of color should no longer be tolerated. I am personally offended by the network's complete disregard for accuracy in reporting and lackluster on-air apology.This is just one reason why Democrats should never go on any FOX News shows, or do any presidential debates sponsored by FOX News. They should boycott FOX News for being a biased right-wing propaganda News network. It has nothing to do with fear Billy, it's about giving credibility to a fake News network, if they go on FOX they give them credibility.
O'REILLY: In Sunday's Times, editor Bill Keller put the JFK story on - ready - page 37, right above a story about kids playing at Fuddrucker's restaurant," O'Reilly said. He claimed the Times "isn't real concerned about Muslim guys allegedly trying to set up another 9/11.
But his fact is a lie, and he was making it up, he literally made it up, here is what Billy had on the screen.
Ninety-nine percent of "The Factor" audience is responsible and perceptive. Polls show this program has the smartest, most affluent, and most influential people watching in the country, not only on cable news, but in all of TV news.What polls Billy, name them, where are they. I can't find them, I can not find any poll that says your viewers are the smartest.
O'Reilly slandered our school and cityMore Proof O'Reilly Spins Anti War Views
As a diligent, well-educated, and open-minded sophomore at Boulder High School, I was extremely offended by the outlandish slanders Bill O'Reilly made against my city, my school and my community on his show, "The O'Reilly Factor."
Unlike Mr. O'Reilly, I attended the Conference on World Affairs panel in question, "STDs: Sex, Teens and Drugs," and the "quotes" that he used were taken completely out of context. The panelists were not telling the students to go out and have sex and do drugs and not worry about any repercussions; they were using those comments as beginning statements. Each panelist went on to explain that having sex and doing drugs is not something that can be swept under the rug, because it is happening. They were emphasizing the point that ignorance can lead to the spread of STDs and unwanted pregnancies and that education about safe sex and drug use can prevent these calamities.
The panelists, especially Joel Becker, applauded those who choose abstinence for themselves, but stated that these individuals have a responsibility to educate themselves as well. We were not forced to go to these conferences, and any student could have left at any time. The auditorium was used as an outside location for certain conferences and was open to the general public. This was not a scheme designed to poison children's minds with evil thoughts, but an informative and engaging conference.
Also, the school board and administration, including our principal, Bud Jenkins, had no part in organizing this conference. All of the conferences at Boulder High were created and produced by students who decided on the topic and contacted the panelists themselves. Therefore, it is unfair to judge our school's administration for "promoting" the views of the panelists.
In Mr. O'Reilly's report, he not only portrayed a false claim, but also wrongly humiliated us. This whole issue has been blown way out of proportion. The report is the perfect example of corruption and political agenda in today's media. It is so pathetic, and I am disgusted that someone like Bill O'Reilly has used a renowned source to slander us.
No one is going to be fired, because they had no jurisdiction over the conference, and Mr. O'Reilly had no right to say those outrageous claims. He should be the one held accountable for his actions. Mr. O'Reilly needs to check his facts and his sources before he presents another report.
I sincerely hope that Mr. O'Reilly makes a public apology to our city, our school, our administration and the students of Boulder High.
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