Al Franken Wins (Suck on That O'Reilly)
By: Steve - June 30, 2009 - 3:30pm
The Minnesota Supreme Court unanimously ruled Al Franken the winner of last November's Senate race, putting the former "Saturday Night Live" star on the brink of becoming a United States senator and Democrats on the cusp of holding a dominant 60-vote supermajority in the Senate.
In a unanimous 5-0 decision, the court upheld a three-judge panel's April 14 ruling that Franken defeated Republican Norm Coleman in the race by 312 votes out of 2.9 million cast. The 32-page ruling was remarkably decisive, picking apart and rejecting one Coleman legal claim after another.
Asked for comment, O'Reilly said he demands a recount, lol. Then he cried like a baby because another liberal won a Senate seat, and it's number 60 which O'Reilly really hates.
Newshounds Nail O'Reilly on His Sanford Bias & Hypocrisy
By: Steve - June 30, 2009 - 11:30am
The newshounds had a geat analysis of how O'Reilly ignored the real story about sanford, and used diversion tactics to spin the story and make it about the left and the so-called liberal media. Here is what they wrote:
The O'Reilly Factor took a break from the nearly non-stop Michael Jackson coverage Friday night (6/26/09) accusing Democrats, liberals, and the left, of “celebrating” Gov. Mark Sanford’s (R-SC) fall from grace. Cleverly avoiding the substantive issues that surround Sanford’s admission that he’s been having an affair: his failure to arrange for someone else to be in charge while he was MIA, his hypocrisy as a supposed family values conservative, and his use of public funds to visit his mistress in Argentina, O’Reilly, Rove and Bernie Goldberg repeatedly smeared their fellow Americans who happen to be Democrats and then accused THEM of being vicious.
It was hard not to see it as a deliberate diversion from the sorry state of affairs (pun intended) otherwise known as the Republican Party. Unless it was a deliberate diversion from the continuing outcry against O’Reilly’s persistent attacks on abortion doctor George Tiller, later gunned down by an anti-abortion extremist, about which O'Reilly is obviously still smarting (from the attacks on him, that is, not Tiller's death). With video.
As soon as he heard the news of Sanford’s affair, O’Reilly said, “I knew some on the left would celebrate because the governor’s a conservative Republican.” O’Reilly generously acknowledged that “reveling in the pain of others” is not limited to liberals and Democrats “but the far left has been especially vicious lately.” I’ll bet dollars to doughnuts that “lately” means since Dr. Tiller was killed and the world started scrutinizing O’Reilly’s years-long campaign to destroy him.
O’Reilly went on to make the laughable claim, “The right has been fairly restrained about the John Edwards situation... Here at Fox News we reported the Edwards affair but did not dwell on it. Or celebrate it.” That must depend on what the definition of “dwell” is. Because Hannity & Colmes, alone, spent one entire show on the subject (I didn’t see any of FNC's prime time shows spending that much time on Sanford who, unlike Edwards, is still in office).
And O’Reilly, himself, while proclaiming that he did not “relish this,” used the occasion of Edwards' affair to air every other “very accurate” grievance O'Reilly had against Edwards and vowed to find out who sat on the story for several months. Funny, I didn’t see any such journalistic spunk over the unanswered questions related to the Sanford case. In fact, I have seen no journalistic spunk at all about Sanford's downfall.
As an example of the left supposedly “celebrating” Sanford’s fall, O’Reilly played a clip of Democratic strategist Paul Begala saying, “I’m sick of getting lectures from Republicans that I’m not a good husband, I’m not a good Christian, I’m not a good patriot. They ought to cut that crap and do their real job and stop lecturing the rest of us about gay rights and sex...”
Correct me if I’m wrong but I didn’t hear anything celebratory about Sanford’s troubles there. Begala didn’t even mention Sanford’s name. But maybe that came later. O’Reilly cut off the clip by saying, “Now, I could spend all night citing the nasty attacks by far-left loons.”
That was followed by a swipe at Nancy Pelosi’s daughter, Christine Pelosi, who said, “How many more Sanfords until the GOP decides to drop the hopelessly hypocritical opposition to privacy rights and marriage equality?’
O’Reilly announced, “Privacy rights, of course, is code for unrestricted abortion.” According to O’Reilly, Pelosi’s game was “obvious.” “If you support any protections for the unborn or traditional marriage, you had better be a saint.”
Maybe O’Reilly’s just worried that his own lack of sainthood will come under scrutiny next, maybe with regard to a little thing called a loofah. Or maybe he’s still smarting from the criticism over his own relentless attacks on Tiller.
“Absolutely vicious. Absolutely un-American,” O’Reilly said. OK, so if Mr. Sensitive O’Reilly believes so much in civil discourse, why does he allow the kind of mean-spirited "jokes" that are Dennis Miller's stock in trade on The Factor? Better yet, why did he engage in attacks far more vicious attacks on Tiller, that continued even after he had been murdered?
In the next segment, Karl Rove proved the point. But first, O’Reilly huffed that Pelosi and the Washington Post were “intimidating anyone who’s pro life, traditional marriage. You’d better not say a word if you are not a saint or we’re gonna get you.”
Rove agreed, adding that it’s “a curious double standard.” Well, it takes one to know one, Karl. Because before the interview was even half over (at about the 4 minute mark in the video below), he was attacking the left. “The left will seize on any opportunity they think they have in order to condemn those who are pro life and pro traditional marriage.” Hmm, I don’t hear people on the left condemning Barack Obama for being pro traditional marriage nor condemning Senator Bob Casey for being pro life.
Then, referring to Paul Begala, Rove asked superciliously, “Unbelievable! ...Who, exactly, is accusing him of being a poor father or a poor Christian or not a patriot?”
“Nobody!” O’Reilly exclaimed.
OK, maybe not a poor father but just a few nights ago on Hannity, Fox News fave (and two-time voter fraud suspect) Ann Coulter accused the left of hating America so much they think the rest of the world does, too. I don’t recall any outrage from either O’Reilly or Rove. And there certainly wasn’t any objection from Sean Hannity. As a matter of fact, on Monday, Coulter told O’Reilly that liberals are on “the pro-death side” and only in the “one case” of Dr. Tiller’s murder were they upset. She went on to say that she didn’t even like to think of Tiller’s death “as a murder." "It was terminating Tiller... I am personally opposed to shooting abortionists,” Coulter said. “But I don’t want to impose my moral values on others.”
Was O’Reilly outraged? Hell no. He said mildly, “Naw, he was a murderer.”
Coulter added, “(The left’s) logic is, if you don’t believe in abortions, don’t have an abortion. If you don’t believe in shooting abortionists, don’t shoot an abortionist. No, their logic is always for death.” She clarified that she was talking about “pro abortion liberals” which she described as, basically, the Democratic Party.
Was O’Reilly outraged NOW? No. He complained that no Democrats had come out to support him, before adding that not many Republicans had, either. Still complaining about Begala (and, of course, suggesting he represented liberals in general), Rove said, “I mean, this sort of artificial victimhood.”
O’Reilly added, “The gleefulness... that I saw on television, the absolute joy in the destruction of (Sanford) and his family, made me almost sick, Mr. Rove.”
Well, O’Reilly, why don’t you watch some of Coulter’s attacks again and tell me that she’s not gleeful every time she utters one of her poisonous remarks which, by the way, are far more over the top than anything you cited from the left about Sanford. And, now that I think of it, it’s not just Coulter. Your own attacks on Dr. Tiller could well be described as gleeful or relished, as were your attacks on Ward Churchill, ACORN and even Think Progress blogger Amanda Terkel.
The Monday 6-29-09 O'Reilly/Crowley Factor Review
By: Steve - June 30, 2009 - 11:10am
The TPM was called Madoff Gets The Max. It was done by the Republican loon Monica Crowley. Billy was gone so he had the far right nut job Monica Crowley fill in for him. Notice that all the Factor fill in anchors are REPUBLICANS, not once has O'Reilly ever had a DEMOCRAT or an INDEPENDENT fill in for him. Which tells you a lot about O'Reilly, it pretty much proves he is a Republican, despite his constant denials.
She ran the show just like O'Reilly would have, all right-wing spin and propaganda, except with less yelling and screaming. So it was pretty much just like having O'Reilly there. I will say this, she did a lot better job of having a balanced guest list. Crowley had 6 Republicans, including herself, and 3 Democrats. Which is far better than O'Reilly usually does, his normal balances is 6 or 7 Republicans, to 1 or 2 Democrats, or 0 Democrats.
O'Reilly is the one who claims he personally makes sure he has a balanced guest list every week, then he has the worst balance of anyone, and most, if not all the fill in anchors have more of a balance than he does. Even with that it's still a right-wing propaganda show, because all the anchors are right-wing nuts, and they control the topics discussed. That's why O'Reilly only uses right-wing fill in anchors, so they can do a right-wing propaganda show, just like he does.
Which prove the claims from O'Reilly that he is a non-partisan Independent is a pathetic joke, and it's just laughable to even make such a claim. O'Reilly is as much of a right-winger as Rush Limbaugh or Sean Hannity, and it's just dishonest to claim you are an Independent, when 95% of your show is right-wing spin, and 95% of your positions on the issues are with the Republicans. Not to mention, the Factor is the #3 most conservative show in the media, behind only Rush and Hannity.
This show was just the same as if O'Reilly had been there, the only difference was a right-wing woman hosted it, instead of a right-wing man. It was actually better than O'Reilly, but I'm sure the ratings were way down because they always are when Billy has a fill in. His far right viewers watch to see him yell and scream and make liberals look bad with his crazy far right propaganda.
O'Reilly Media Bias And Hypocrisy Article
By: Steve - June 29, 2009 - 1:30pm
I found another great article about O'Reilly by KingOneEye at the DailyKos. KingOneEye really nails O'Reilly good.
In his most recent editorial, O'Reilly has exposed both his ignorance and his appreciation for officially-sanctioned speech. It should come as no surprise that the top "personality" on the Fox Propaganda Network would harbor such notions given their reputation as the media mouthpiece for the Republican Party.
The column began by thoroughly misrepresenting the philosophy of Founding Father Thomas Jefferson. While any free-thinking observer of the press would keep a watchful eye on the media and retain their right to criticize it, O'Reilly flatly states that Jefferson "didn't much like the press." However, the truth is that Jefferson regarded the press as an essential component of a free society. He said:
"...were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter."
With that disinformational kickoff, O'Reilly set about to discredit a poll by the New York Times that found that a majority of Americans would prefer healthcare reform that covers everyone, even if it means paying more in taxes. Never mind that most polls reveal the same preference, O'Reilly's only real purpose was to dispute the validity of a poll with which he disagreed.
The gist of O'Reilly's complaint was that the Times oversampled Obama voters, producing a skewed result. The problem with his typically shallow analysis is that 50% of Republicans in the poll expressed the same preference as Democrats. What's more, as a pollster testing the mood of the nation, the goal is not to balance respondents by political affiliation. The goal is to have a representative sample of the public at large. By that standard, the sampling of the Times poll was accurate.
Nevertheless, O'Reilly can't contain his disdain for anyone who disagrees with him. His outrage is so intense that it led him to say this:
O'REILLY: "The most frustrating part about this is that nothing can be done. The Times has an ombudsman, but he's a joke, and no outside agency has any power over the paper. It can pretty much do what it wants, and does."
Stop the presses! You mean to say that a newspaper can do whatever it wants? How the heck did that happen? Why isn't there an outside agency that has power over these papers? No wonder O'Reilly is tee'd off. He would be much happier if journalists all had to have their work approved by editorial boards that could certify the conservative purity of the message before being disseminated to the people. You know, like the way Fox News does it.
This is a man whose daily delusions can't be summed up simply by describing them as paranoid. A new word must be coined to encompass the naked madness he embodies (Paranoxious?). His perception of enemies lurking in every shadow is enough to warrant institutionalization. Yet, instead, this is a man who has his own TV show and millions of viewers to whom he can peddle dangerous ideas like "outside agencies" that have power over the press.
This isn't the first time that O'Reilly has expressed a desire to control the press. He frequently rails against it and ferociously attacks it. It is nearly impossible to go a day without hearing him besmirch the media as a bastion of hate that poses a very real risk to society:
O'REILLY: "Knowing that partisan hostility is boiling over in America, the Secret Service is tense because the candidates are exposed when they campaign in public. Hatred is definitely in the air and the media is partially to blame."
You have to give O'Reilly credit for his superhuman capacity for denial, in that he doesn't recognize himself in that statement. He even refutes it entirely in his recent defense of his provocative comments regarding the murdered doctor, George Tiller. In that case it is not, to him, the least bit inflammatory to refer to someone as a "baby killer" who "has blood on his hands".
This is also a man who has a severe fear and hatred of the media - that's right - the media that he works so hard to demolish despite his prominent role in it. Take, for example, this brazen threat to journalists everywhere:
O'REILLY: "There is a huge problem in this country and I'm going to attack that problem. I'm going to attack it. These people aren't getting away with this. I'm going to go right where they live. Every corrupt media person in this country is on notice, right now. I'm coming after you...I'm going to hunt you down if I could strangle these people and not go to hell and get executed...I would."
That's what we're up against. That's the sort of mindless hostility that is being spread throughout the mediasphere. And it isn't just O'Reilly. It is Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, Michael Savage, etc. It would be tempting to ask what can be done about these freaks. But that would just be adopting their response that promotes censorship and suppression. The real question is how do we educate the people who watch and listen to this garbage? How do we replace those sensationalistic rantings with honest and deliberative discourse? And how do we do it before it erupts into (more) violence?
That's a difficult assignment, as snarling shoutfests seem to make for more popular viewing than rational dialogue. But it's an assignment that we need to complete for the sake of our country, if not for our mental health.
And one thing the King did not mention is that O'Reilly runs unscientific polls on his personal website, taken by the biased right-wing partisans who visit his website, then he claims they represent the will of the people. When it does no such thing, it only represents the biased opinions of the people who visit his website, it does not represent a valid sample of all Americans. It's a biased fricking website poll taken by his 90% Republican visitors, in O'Reilly world that represents all Americans.
The Friday 6-25-09 O'Reilly Factor Review
By: Steve - June 26, 2009 - 9:30pm
There was no Thursday Factor due to breaking news on the sudden death of Michael Jackson. The Friday Factor was hosted by the far right nut job Laura Ingraham, which as I have said a hundred times, no real Independent would let nasal nose Ingraham host his show, and yet O'Reilly does it every time he is gone. She spent the whole show talking about Michael Jackson with Gossip reporters etc. Except for 2 segments, one with Karl Rove, and one with Bernie Goldberg.
Those segments were taped Thursday with O'Reilly, and Ingraham played them on the Friday show. And my God were they ridiculous. O'Reilly cried about the media attacking the wife cheating Mark Sanford, he complained that it was shameful and that the media was happy to destroy the man because he is a Republican, and of course Rove agreed. Which is so insane it's laughable. Sanford destroyed himself when he cheated on his wife and left the country for 7 days without telling anyone. Yet O'Reilly claims the media over covered the story and they destroyed him.
Sanford is to blame, not the media, all they did was report the story just as they did with John Edwards when he cheated, they killed him too for a week, or more, and the late night comedians ripped him to pieces, yet O'Reilly forgets all that, and never complained when they did it to Edwards. O'Reilly even said the media took it easy on Edwards and never hammered him like they did Sanford, which is crazy, and just a lie. The media killed Edwards for cheating on his wife while he was running for president, did O'Reilly miss all that, or is he so old and senile he forgot, who knows.
Not to mention Edwards was not the Governor of a State who took off for 7 days, leaving them with no Governor, and Sanford was nailed for his massive hypocrisy, Democrats do not run around preaching the family values crap, so Sanford was hit hard, by a lot of Republicans too. So the O'Reilly cries of foul are ridiculous and crazy talk. What's funny is when a Democrat has a scandal, O'Reilly reports on the scandal and all the rumors for a week or more. But when a Republican has a scandal O'Reilly pretty much ignores the actual scandal, to report on how the so-called liberal media is reporting it.
He does this all the time, and he even ignores half the Republican scandals to not report on them at all, like the Ensign scandal, O'Reilly totally ignored it and never reported it one time. Then he has the nerve to cry about the media ignoring a story, or over covering it. When he is the hypocrite with double standards, and he is worse than anyone else he complains about.
Other than those two taped segments with Rove and Goldberg the rest of the show was Michael Jackson reporting, and pretty much boring as hell. Especially when every news network in America has reported it non-stop for 24 hours straight. Now that's over reporting, take notes O'Reilly. We do not need an entire hour on Michael Jackson, 1 or 2 segments would be fine, then move on to some other news.
The Wednesday 6-24-09 O'Reilly Factor Review
By: Steve - June 25, 2009 - 9:30am
The TPM was called Brutal Battle. Billy played a video from a helicopter showing a gunfight with the Taliban in Afghanistan, and talked about the war there etc. This is the same Afghanistan O'Reilly said things were fine at when Bush was the president, now suddenly when Obama is the president things are bad. O'Reilly talked about Putin helping the Taliban, and he hammered the president of Germany for not sending very many troops. They sent troops, but not enough for Billy. And yet, when liberals criticized these same countries for not sending very many troops under Bush, O'Reilly defended them, and counted them as part of the coalition of the willing.
It's just more of that O'Reilly double standard, depending on what political party the president is in. When Bush was the president O'Reilly said it was great they joined the coalition, and they are doing good by sending some troops. Now that Obama is in the white house, suddenly O'Reilly hammers them for not sending enough troops, according to him anyway. Not to mention, the reason they do not send more troops is because the wars were started based on lies by Bush and Cheney, it has nothing to do with Obama. Yet O'Reilly hammers Obama for not being able to get them to send more troops, when it's not his fault, Bush started the wars and pissed all the foreign countries off with his arrogant cowboy in your face garbage.
Then O'Reilly had Barney Frank on, most likely just to get ratings. O'Reilly dont care what Barney Frank thinks, he just wants to use him to get ratings. Billy asked him about the prisoner abuse photos, and Frank said he does not want them published. Even though O'Reilly had claimed he did, based on the removal of an amendment from a defende spending bill that would have blocked their release. As usual Billy speculated and had the facts wrong. Frank only removed it because it did not belong in that bill, and had nothing to do with defense spending. Frank supports the ban of the photo release, for now anyway, he just did not support it in that bill. So he basically caught O'Reilly lying about him.
During this part of the segment O'Reilly kept talking over him and cutting him off, which he never does to Republicans. Frank told O'Reilly to stop cutting him off and let him finish an answer, O'Reilly said no, and told him that he will continue to cut him off, because it's his show and he can do whatever he wants. Billy would ask a question to Frank, then cut him off and talk over him before he could even answer it. So it's pretty clear O'Reilly does not care what he has to say, he just wanted to control the interview and get his talking points in to make Frank look bad. I give Frank credit, he stayed calm and did not let O'Reilly get away with it.
Billy said Frank should have spoke out and said he was opposed to the photo release, Frank said he did, then Billy said he never saw it, so he must not have said it. In O'Reilly world if Billy does not see you say something, then you never said it. Frank told O'Reilly I'm sorry you never saw me say it, but I did. Which proves once again O'Reilly only sees what he wants to see, and to hell with the facts. For a month he has been saying Frank supported the photo release, just to smear him and make him look bad, when the opposite was true. Frank actually opposed the photo release, and O'Reilly lied about it, which he never does to Republicans.
O'Reilly held Frank over for a 2nd segment, and he misrepresented what Frank said again, on the defense of marriage act. Frank corrected him and mentioned that for a guy who claims to never be wrong, with a crack research staff he sure is wrong a lot. And if you notice O'Reilly never does any of this crap to a Republican, he only misrepresents what liberals say. Then he can make them look bad and later (if caught lying) say he just made a mistake, or he never heard them say it. When he did it on purpose, and he only does it to liberals.
They talked about the Obama health care plan and O'Reilly said it would be a disaster that would bankrupt the country. So now O'Reilly is a health care expert, not. Frank said he was wrong, that it would only cost $100 Billion a year for 10 years, and it would actually lead to lower cost for the people, an average savings of $2,200 a year by 2012. O'Reilly dismissed all that and said how do we pay for it. Frank said we make cuts to programs we dont need, and Billy said he supported that idea. But he still thinks it will be a disaster and bankrupt the country. Basically O'Reilly continued to spew out the GOP talking points on it no matter what Frank said. Notice who is opposed to it, Republicans in Congress, the Insurance Companies, and Bill O'Reilly. That should tell you something right there.
The Obama health care plan would actually provide all but maybe 4 million Americans health care, and save them an average of $2,200 (a year) per family by 2012, yet O'Reilly, the Insurance Companies, and their Republican friends are all opposed to it. Hey Billy, what happed to your spin on how you are looking out for the folks, the little guy, did you forget about them. And I forgot one thing, a few corrupt Democrats are also opposed to it, because they get money from the health care lobbyists, so they are basically being legally bribed to oppose it. The vast majority of the American people want it, so O'Reilly should support it, because he says the will of the people should be followed. Except when a Democrat president wants to do it, then O'Reilly is opposed to it, and to hell with what the people want.
Then O'Reilly had the far right partisan idiot Dick Morris on to discuss it after Frank was gone. And of course he trashed Frank and basically said he was lying about everything. The same old right-wing garbage we always hear. Morris said Frank was being dishonest, and that everything he said was a fantasy. He claimed the $100 Billion a year was way to low, and that it would cost much more than that, without citing any study or anything to prove it, just the word of Dick Morris. This is the same guy who said Hillary would lose her Senate race by 10 or more points, then she won by 12 points. This is the same guy who is never right about anything, all his predictions are wrong, and he gets the facts wrong all the time.
And yet, O'Reilly keeps putting this insane fool on to get more things wrong, and to spew out GOP talking points to make money. Then O'Reilly did a lame segment on the Sanford affair story, and my God was it a softball. Billy had some unknown crisis communications expert on to discuss it, Eric Devonhall. They talked about how it hurts his family etc. And O'Reilly seemed more worried how the so-called liberal media would report it than he was in actually reporting the story. He said he was going to monitor the media and report on it tonight with Rove and Goldberg, haha. That will be some fair and balanced reporting, NOT!
This Sanford segment was pathetic, it was softball city. If Sanford was a Democrat O'Reilly would have devoted half the show to it, with 4 or 5 Republican guests on to talk about it, as he did with the John Edwards affair story. They would have ripped him to pieces, and trashed him as a bad man and a bad father etc. and called for him to resign now. O'Reilly did none of that to Sanford, he had one lame 4 minute segmant about 35 minutes into the show with an unknown guest, who was not even a Democrat. It was not even the lead story, even though it was breaking news all day on CNN, MSNBC, and FOX, and they all made it the lead story. O'Reilly gave it 4 minutes more that half way through the show, and softballed it. Talk about bias, this was it, from O'Reilly.
Then Dennis Miller was on, and he was not even funny. He made a couple weak and timid Sanford jokes and O'Reilly did not laugh at all. Then he moved on to trashing Barney Frank, and Billy liked that. Basically Miller said Frank was just a cranky old gay man. Then the Barack & a Hard Place segment with Colmes and Crowley. Colmes liked how Obama was handling Iran, and Crowley hated it. Colmes also pointed out how Sanford is a massive hypocrite, because he hammered Clinton when he cheated on his wife, and Crowley actually agreed with Colmes for once.
Then the pinheads and patriots and the stupid e-mails. Billy pimped some new Factor product, an American Patriot tote bag. What's funny is he pimps all this American Patriot stuff, then buys the t-shirts he sells from a foreign country. When confronted with it, he said he can not find a t-shirt supplier in America that can handle the demand, yeah right, what a fricking liar. If you believe that garbage I have some land to sell you.
O'Reilly buys those shirts from a foreign supplier so he can make more money from them, it's that simple. yet he lies about it, and the suckers who buy from him buy it hook line and sinker. Earth to the suckers buying those t-shirts, Billy is lying to you, and most of that money is going to a foreign country. And btw, O'Reilly has still not said one word about the (Republican) Senator John Ensign affair story that broke last Tuesday, he has totally ignored it.
The Tuesday 6-23-09 O'Reilly Factor Review
By: Steve - June 24, 2009 - 12:30pm
The TPM was called President Obama's Press Conference. Billy talked about the press conference and criticized Obama for not answering a question from Major Garrett. Then O'Reilly talked about health care, he claims the Obama plan will crash because of the high cost, when his plan will actually be cheaper than what we have now, and lead to a real free market. Billy also claims that free health care will drive the USA into bankruptcy, when other countries do it and they are not bankrupt. This is just right-wing talking points propaganda, notice that O'Reilly never once mentioned that 72% of the American people support the Obama plan. At the end O'Reilly said the Obama health care vision is cloudy at best, yeah with you right-wing idiots, it's not cloudy at all with everyone else.
Then O'Reilly had the biased far right idiot Glenn Beck on to give his opinion on it. And of course Beck trashed Obama, he said there is no common sense in what Obama just said. Beck also admitted he has no use for Obama at all, and pretty much disagrees with everything he has done, or will do. Which puts Beck in Coultergeist land, on the fringe, because Obama has a 63% job approval, and most Americans agree with what he is doing. Beck said there is no common sense in anything Obama does, and O'Reilly said he is fascinated by his take on Obama. Well duh, of course he is, because they are both right-wing Obama haters, and Billy loves anyone who hates Obama.
Billy mentioned ACORN, and said this:
O'REILLY: Also, ACORN. You and I are collaborating.So they attack ACORN, and call for an investigation, when they have never been found guilty of voter fraud. But when the head of a Republican registration group pleads guilty to actual voter fraud, O'Reilly says nothing, does not call for an investigation, and does not even report the story. Fair and balanced, haha.
BECK: Aha, yes.
O'REILLY: We want them investigated.
Then O'Reilly had the Spanish consul general Fernando Villalonga on to talk about Spain and Iran etc., ummmmm, why, and who cares. Then Billy had Tim Graham from MRC and Jane Hall on to talk about the media coverage of Obama. What's funny is O'Reilly attacked Harry Smith for asking Obama a tough question, when in the past he has attacked the media for not asking tough questions, so no matter what they do O'Reilly attacks them. So of course the right-wing nut Graham agreed with O'Reilly. but so did Jane Hall, and she is labeled as the liberal. Then she goes on with a conservative guest and agrees with O'Reilly. That's ridiculous, where is the debate when everyone agrees.
It's like when O'Reilly uses Juan Williams and labels him a Democrat, then puts him on with the conservative Mary K. Ham, and Juan agrees with O'Reilly 90% of the time. All the so-called Democrats O'Reilly uses turn out to be moderate Republicans who almost always agree with him. The only real Democrat he ever uses is Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, and he is lucky to get on once a week, while the 30 Republicans who are on every week are real Republicans. Juan even admitted he is more conservative than he is liberal, and O'Reilly still claims he is a Democrat, which is just ridiculous, because real Democrats disagree with O'Reilly about 90% of the time, I know, because I am one.
Then O'Reilly did a story on Ed McMahon's death. He played a re-run of an interview he did with Mr. McMahon. Then is it legal with Megyn Kelly and Lis Wiehl. They talked about the Black Eyed Peas manager punching Perez Hilton in the nose. Billy called it a hot topic, when it's tabloid garbage that nobody cares about, while he ignores real news like the Ensign affair. It's a simple assault and no-body cares. What a massive waste of tv time. Then they talked about Chris Brown and Rihanna, which is more tabloid trash that Geraldo should be reporting, not a so-called hard news show. then a New York City man working illegally on the job gets hurt, and they settled for Four million dollars. If that's news we need to know I'm Donald Trump, it's garbage.
Then Steve Doocy and Martha MacCallum were on to take the stupid culture quiz. Then pinheads and patriots, and the lame e-mails. And the Factor was over, O'Reilly once again totally ignored the Republican Senator Ensign sex affair, and has never said one word about it. Even after hammering the Democrat John Edwards for months on end, when he had a sex affair. It's a great example of right-wing bias from O'Reilly, it shows his double standards, and it also shows his massive hypocrisy.
And btw, O'Reilly also ignored the Republican Governor story, he disappeared for a week, and O'Reilly never said a word. Now imagine what Billy would say if a Democratic Governor did the same thing.
The Monday 6-22-09 O'Reilly Factor Review
By: Steve - June 23, 2009 - 10:50am
The TPM was called Axis Of Evil. Billy put out some talking points that sounded like Karl Rove wrote it, about how evil Iran and North Korea are, and how Obama needs to be more like Reagan and get tough with these countries. Which is crazy right-wing garbage, that got us nowhere. Reagan and Bush got tough with them and look what that got us, nothing, and in fact probably just made things worse. Yet these right-wing idiots still want to use Bush cowboy diplomacy, act tough and be an idiot. When it does not work, it just makes them mad, and makes the situation worse.
O'Reilly did say Obama has to be careful, he said Obama critics (Republicans) want him to take a hard line, and mentioned that Kissinger said Obama is doing the right thing. Billy said Obama should be more like Reagan, whatever that means. Then he had 2 right-wingers on to discuss it, Peter Brooks from the Heritage Foundation, and George Friedman from Stratfor. And of course no Democrats, just Billy and his 2 right-wing friends. Billy asked if the U.S. should board the North Korea ship, Friedman was not quite sure, but Brooks said hell yes. O'Reilly said if we do it could cause big trouble, Brooks basically said so what, and does not care if it starts a wwar or anything, as long as we show toughness, which proves he is insane, and a right-wing nut.
Then Billy had Brit Hume on to discuss Iran and Obama saying FOX news was biased against him. Hume basically trashed Obama as weak, just like Newt and Rove are doing, he just spewed out the Republican talking points like a good little right-wing idiot. Hume said Obama should get tough, Billy said that might lead to a lot of blood in Iraq and Afghanistan, and Hume basically said he dont care, that we need to get tough on Iran and North Korea. What an idiot, and he dont care because it's not gonna be his blood being spilled. O'Reilly said it could get ugly, and Hume basically said he is ok with that, as long as we play tough guy he will be happy.
But if Obama did get tough and a lot of blood was spilled, these same right-wing idiots would then blame Obama for all the blood being spilled, and say he got too tough on them. That is why you should never listen to anything these partisan right-wing idiots like Brooks and Hume say. Remember that these are the same idiots who defended everything Bush did for 8 years, who were wrong on almost everything, and look what that got us. Two wars, a housing crisis, a banking crisis, and a recession.
Then O'Reilly mentioned his website poll, it says: Which news network favors Obama the most?
Huh? What kind of question is that, it's stupid, and the wrong question to ask. It's the kind of poll only a biased right-wing idiot would ask. The issue is the FOX bias against Obama, not the favorable Obama coverage from the other news networks. The poll question should say: Is FOX biased against Obama? But of course it's not a scientific poll, and it's taken on the O'Reilly website, so it would be 90 to 10 no, and worthless. In other words, the O'Reilly website polls are biased and worthless garbage, because 90% of the people who take the poll are Republicans.
Then O'Reilly had Juan Williams and Mary K. Ham on, of course Ham agreed with Hume and O'Reilly. Juan disagreed, and said we should take it easy with Iran and North Korea, and not board their ship. O'Reilly flipped out and started yelling at Juan, how Obama needs to get tough etc. Juan said we should use diplomacy and get China involved. Billy yelled some more about how that was nonsense and diplomacy is a waste of time. Then he went to Ham so she could agree with him and make him happy. This Mary K. Ham is just a mindless right-wing robot who agrees with whatever O'Reilly says, if she ever disagreed with Billy I'd fall off my chair. Juan actually sounded like a Democrat, for once.
Then O'Reilly had his good friend Ann Coulter on to discuss the media attacking him for his Dr. Tiller reporting, and other political issues. Coulter said O'Reilly was great in his Tiller reporting, yeah because she is a pro-life right-wing nut job, so of course she loved it. Now imagine what Coultergeist would say if Keith Olbarmann helped get a Republican killed by calling him a baby killer with blood on his hands who needs a judgement day. She would call him a traitor who needs to be tried for treason. Billy lied about Joan Walsh from salon.com, he said she did not answer his question, when she did, he just wont admit it.
Coultergeist said all the liberals are pro-death, which is just ridiculous. We oppose the death penalty, and we also are opposed to any abortions unless they are needed. We are pro-choice, that means the choice is between the woman and her doctor. That does not mean we are pro-death, that is just insane. Republican are idiots over this abortion issue, and they are the ones who kill people over it, so they are pro-death.
Coulter is insane, and she should never be allowed on tv, yet O'Reilly puts her on anyway. I am against abortion, but I am pro-choice, because I actually believe in freedom, I dont just say it. Coulter and her pro-life friends are the radicals who try to tell a woman what to do with her body, and who get their guns and kill abortion doctors, yet her and O'Reilly made it look like we are the bad guys. If you listen to anything Coulter says you are a fool, it's all lies and right-wing spin. And O'Reilly is also a fool for letting that crazy bitch on his show to spew out her garbage with nobody to question what she says.
Then the Culture Warriors, Hoover and Carlson were on. Both Republicans, no Democrats. They talked about O'Reilly showing these sexy video clips as he talks about the issue, like video of girls in bikinis on a beach as he talks about spring break. Billy said he does a viewer warning, and that he has to show it to report the story, haha, now that is some big time spin. Earth to O'Dummy, you can report on spring break without running video of girls in bikinis on the beach. We know what girls in bikinis on a beach look like, idiot.
Hoover and Carlson said he runs the videos for too long, and Billy said he only does it to report the story and not for ratings or anything, hahahaha, yeah right, does he think we are stupid. He runs the sexy videos for one reason, RATINGS, RATINGS, RATINGS, and RATINGS. What happened to the no spin zone thing, because that is some big time spin. O'Reilly said he will think about what they said, and consider not showing the sexy videos so much. Yeah right, don't bet on it. If the ratings drop he will be right back to running them, and that's if he cuts back, which he probably wont anyway.
Then the no reality Reality Check segment, the pinheads and patriots, and the ridiculous and highly edited Factor e-mails. And another mostly right-wing biased O'Reilly Factor was over, with 7 Republican guests, and 1 Democrat. As O'Reilly calls it, a fair and balanced no spin zone.
The Friday 6-19-09 O'Reilly/Ingraham Factor Review
By: Steve - June 20, 2009 - 12:30pm
Laura Ingraham was filling in for Billy so I did not do a full review. I will say it was about what you would expect from a far right partisan Republican like Laura Ingraham. She spent the whole show putting out right-wing propaganda and spin, basically trashing Obama, the Democrats in Congress, and everything liberal. Which is what she always does, because that is what biased partisan Republicans do.
She even trashed Michelle Obama for doing a garden at the White House. What that is all about I have no idea, what good does that do. Ingraham implied that Michelle Obama is trying to put out a fake image of herself with the garden. She claims it's all a PR strategy to make her look like a regular American woman, or something like that. It's basically all speculation by Ingraham, and even if it's true, who cares. Don't you want the first lady to have a good image, and when Republican first ladies do the very same thing Ingraham never says a word about that. Somehow she only has a problem with it when Democrats do it.
I do have to say that Ingraham almost had a fair and balanced show, she had 4 Republican guests, and 3 Democrats, which is way more balanced than O'Reilly ever is, his normal ratio is about 5.7 Republicans to 1.5 Democrats, or less. So far this month O'Reilly is averaging 5.8 Republicans per show, and only 1.5 Democrats per show. But even though she did have 3 Democrats on, they were just there for her to dismiss as liberal loons, and for her to make fun of for the moslty right-wing viewers that watch the factor.
And as expected she did not say a word about the Senator John Ensign affair scandal story, just as O'Reilly has also ignored the entire story. But you can bet the farm if Ensign was a Democrat both O'Reilly and Ingraham would be all over the story. And FOX was even caught spiking the story, yet neither O'Reilly or Ingraham said a word. We now know that FOX news had the story 24 hours before the first Ensign press conference on Tuesday, and they refused to report it.
Now imagine what O'Reilly and Ingraham would say if the NY Times killed a story on a Democratic Senator who cheated on his wife with a campaign staffer. They would scream bloody murder and hammer them for a week, yet FOX news does it and they not only do not say a word about it, they have ignored the entire story. Then they have the nerve to complain about the rest of the media ignoring news stories, give me a break, you hypocrite idiots do the exact same thing.
O'Reilly and FOX ignore almost every negative story about a Republican, and if they do report it, they defend the Republican and claim it's just a smear job by the so-called liberal media. Then they even claim they really are fair and balanced, and that anyone who says different is wrong. But if you look at the evidence, it's all true, they just refuse to admit it, even though deep down in their black hearts they know they are biased partisans who should be getting paid by the RNC.
The funniest thing that happened last week was watching O'Reilly and Cavuto etc. try to spin how FOX news is not biased against Obama. When they just looked like fools doing it, because everyone knows they are, and it's pathetic to even deny it. If O'Reilly and FOX would just admit they are a biased right-wing news network they would at least have a little dignity, as it is now they lie about it and nobody gives them any respect. If they admit it, they would still not get any respect from liberals, but at least they would be honest about it.
O'Reilly Ignores Actual Voter Fraud Story
By: Steve - June 19, 2009 - 4:30pm
Because that voter fraud was done by the head of a Republican voter registration company in California.
Almost every night since last year, well before the presidential election, O'Reilly and FOX news have been screaming about voter fraud by ACORN. They do segment after segment with claims that ACORN is this big liberal group that is guilty of voter fraud. And this has been going on for almost a year, but to this day nobody at FOX (including O'Reilly) has come forward with one case of actual voter fraud by anyone ACORN registered to vote.
Neither O'Reilly, or anyone at FOX has produced one person that is guilty of voter fraud from an ACORN registration. They did have some bogus registrations, but they were caught, and destroyed, those people never cast a vote. So there was no voter fraud, none, ever.
O'Reilly reports on ACORN all the time, he is even doing a current investigation of ACORN, even when there is nothing there to report. Now just 2 days ago we hear about this. The owner of a voter-registration company pleaded guilty Tuesday to voter-registration fraud. Laguna Beach resident Mark Jacoby, who collects signatures for petition drives, pleaded guilty to voter fraud, and was sentenced to three years probation and 30 days of community service with the California Department of Transportation.
Jacoby, owner of Young Political Majors, a Republican group, registered to vote at Los Angeles addresses that were not his own. Now here is the good part.
Mark Jacoby was the head of the voter registration firm hired by the California Republican Party to head up their voter registration efforts. And btw, Jacoby's arrest happened last October, right in the middle of the phony GOP ACORN Voter Fraud hoax, even as Fox News was going wall-to-wall with their unsupported insinuations about voter fraud by ACORN, Democrats and Obama.
Jacoby plead guilty 2 days ago on Tuesday, this was real voter fraud, he even admitted to it, yet O'Reilly totally ignored it and never said a word about the story. And not only has O'Reilly ignored this actual voter fraud, by a republican. The entire FOX News network has also ignored it. The only mention of his arrest was last October, in 2008, not a word about the recent guilty plea.
And that mention was by the liberal blogger from Brad Blog, who mentioned it while he was on a FOX show in 2008. O'Reilly never said a word about it, ever, not a word. Yet he reports on ACORN every week, when they have not done anything wrong. While a Republican (who was running the GOP voter registration drive for the entire state of California) pleads guilty to actual voter fraud, O'Reilly says nothing.
What say you Billy? When will you and Bernie Goldberg talk about this media bias, this hypocrisy, and this double standard, let me guess, NEVER!
FOX Wins Worlds Worst For Their Obama Bias
By: Steve - June 19, 2009 - 11:10am
From the Wednesday Keith olbermann show.
OLBERMANN: Speaking of which, our winners, the FOX News Channel. We're assuming that's who the president of the United States meant in this interview with John Harwood of our sister station CNBC.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDNET OF THE UNITED STATES: First of all, I've got one television station that entirely is devoted to attacking my administration and you'd be hard-pressed if you watch the entire day to find a positive story about me on that front.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
OLBERMANN: Now, Mr. President, you could just call them by one of their many pseudonyms, "Fixed News," "FOX Noise," "ClusterFOX." Over there to FOX News Channel, there was no doubt to whom the president was referencing, morning, noon, and night.
FOX Morning show: "Look we're just balancing things out. When you watch the other channels, the news channels, it's all you know, you don't hear a lot of the criticism. There is one network devoted absolutely to being his cheerleader."
OLBERMANN: That is mindless crap. Here are the issues I've disagreed with the president on: on White House transparency, on Don't Ask Don't Tell, on prosecuting torture, on investigating the Bush administration, on military commissions, on the speedy withdrawal from Iraq, on eavesdropping, on the Defense of Marriage Act on earlier in this show, and this token treatment of same sex partners of federal employees.
These are cases in which I have used the phrase "the president is wrong" or, "Mr. President, you're wrong." And that's just my show, to say nothing of Rachel or Chris's or Ed's or the day-time programming, which as late as Monday had that buffoon John Ziegler on just before he staged a massive protest of David Letterman that drew 40 people in New York, a smaller crowd than waits in line here for the guy selling shish kebab from a cart.
The FOX night response? "I don't think the president is afraid of FOX. He is a very smart and tough man, but I do think he holds a grudge. There is a huge FOX audience that he represents since he is the president of all Americans."
OLBERMANN: Well, it's good that you recognize that since such a disturbing percentage of the FOX audience will not concede that this is in fact the case. FOX News, which is not only a political entity but probably more of a political entity than is the Republican National Committee right now, only it's fraudulently disguised as some sort of news organization.
FOX News foments the beliefs that Barack Obama was not born in this country or if he was, somehow he obtained the White House improperly, or if he actually got there properly, he shouldn't get to stay there.
And with ever-increasing irrationality, FOX no longer bothers to separate the legitimate means by which he will some day leave there and the illegitimate ones. It is propaganda and bullying and fear-mongering dressed up to look like not merely like news, not merely like the truth, but like the only truth.
Maybe that's why Obama would not use the name of the organization. He couldn't call it the FOX News Channel without bursting into laughter. FOX News Channel, a brand name, like "Virgin Brand Condoms." Today's "worst persons in the world!"
The Thursday 6-18-09 O'Reilly Factor Review
By: Steve - June 19, 2009 - 11:00am
The TPM was delayed for the top story on the Iran protests and the election. Billy implied Obama is being weak on Iran and he had his good Obama hating buddy Col Ralph Peters on to trash Obama. Which is funny because just last night O'Reilly denied he has been unfair to Obama, and denied that FOX news has a bias against Obama. Then the very next night he does this smear segment on Obama with a right-wing idiot who hates him.
This Col. Peters is a joke, and nothing but a total partisan smear doctor. Yet O'Reilly puts this idiot on to trash Obama with nobody to give the other side, that's not journalism, it's a biased one sided smear job. Basically he said Obama is weak on Iran, which is the talking points on it right from GOP headquarters. This fool Peters even said Obama is helping to hurt the protesters by not saying anything, ummmmmm, huh? What a right-wing idiot, and if he did say something this fool would trash him for saying something. Obama is damned if he does, and damned if he dont. No matter what he does, right-wing fools like this will trash him.
Then O'Reilly had the TPM, The truth Hurts. Billy cried some more about people in the media talking about his reporting of the late Dr. tiller. I guess he thinks he just told the truth and somehow that truth hurts them, how, I have no idea, he is the guy who has been hurt by it, not anyone else. It was just insanity, and O'Reilly needs to let it go, because he is just digging it deeper. It looks to me like O'Reilly is feeling guilty about what he did to Dr. tiller, so he is spending weeks trying to defend it. If he did not feeling guilty about it he would just let it go and move on.
Billy even said the media is keeping the story alive, which is just ridiculous, the media has not reported it for a week. O'Reilly is keeping it alive by talking about it every damn night. What's the old line, Thou Doth Protest Too Much. Just shut up about it already, nobody cares but you, and ever time you talk about it you keep the story alive, dumbass. Then O'Dummy had the far right totally biased right-wing Laura Ingraham on to discuss it even more. And of course she agreed with O'Reilly and put her insane spin on it. Remember this, Ingraham is a favorite of O'Reilly, he loves her, and she is even the fill-in for him when he goes on vacation.
Which proves that O'Reilly is not an Independent as he claims, because no Independent would ever let Ingraham fill in for him, hell a real Independent would not even let her on their show, let alone fill in for them. She is just a biased right-wing stooge, I call her an Ann Coulter wannabe. O'Reilly talked more about Tiller and what he calls the hypocrisy from the left on the abortions he was doing, which is insane because their is no hypocrisy, Tiller was doing legal abortions. Billy can not seem to comprehend that, earth to O'Jackass, IT WAS LEGAL.
The moron even told Nasal Nose that he has evidence Tiller was breaking the law, which is just ridiculous. Dr. Tiller had a trial, he was found not guilty on all 19 counts, in one hour, the jury spoke, and spoke quickly, NOT GUILTY. What part of that do you not understand. And what's worse is O'Reilly is still trashing the guy as he lay in his grave, move on idiot and stop trashing a dead man. And btw, where are all the Democrats you claim to have on, are they invisible?
Then Geraldo was on to talk some more about the Oklahoma child rape case. While totally ignoring the Republican Senator John Ensign affair scandal. Even though it's a big story, O'Reilly has ignored it for 3 straight days. While the rest of the media has reported it ever day, and he calls himself a journalist, haha, I call that not being a journalist. Geraldo talked to the Governor, and he said he was outraged over the 1 year sentence given to the rapist, then Geraldo said he was a good man, after O'Reilly trashed him for a week. Billy said they should impeach the judge, and it looks like they might do it.
Then O'Reilly had a segment with Cavuto on the Obama statement that FOX news is biased against him. Now get this, Cavuto claims Obama is crazy, and that FOX news has been fair to him. Which is madness, the negative stories on Obama are 10 to 1 against him, and if you can not understand that you are deaf dumb and blind. Just watch it, turn your tv to FOX and watch it for a day, it's all smears on Obama, all the time, with 99% right-wing guests and anchors. Do not believe me, turn to FOX and watch it. To even claim they are not biased against Obama proves they are liars, and biased against him. I do not know how they can even deny it with a straight face. FOX news is the anti-Obama news network, that is a fact, and to deny it is just not being honest.
And btw, not 1 Democrat was on the entire show to give the other side, which is in fact, more proof they have a right-wing bias. So while they are talking about how FOX news is not biased against Obama, they actually gave us more evidence they are, by not having 1 Democrat on the entire show to give the other side of the story. That's not fair and balanced, it's one sided right-wing bias.
Then another Republican was on all alone, Megyn Kelly was on with the Kelly File. They talked about the tattoo girl lawsuit in Belgium, who cares. They talked about the NFL star who only got 30 days for killing a man while driving drunk, they were outraged, and so was I, 30 days is way too low, and it shows what fame and money can get you. A regular person would have got 10 years. Then they talked about the DEMOCRAT John Conyers wife, and how she may be indicted. They discussed it for a minute or two and basically convicted her on tv, before she has even been indicted, and before a trial.
Which is funny because O'Reilly has said he does not convict anyone on tv, then he does it. And he reports on the Conyers story, while ignoring the John Ensign story, which is a much bigger story, except it's about a Republican so he ignores that one. Then the stupid reality check segment that is just right-wing spin and not worth reporting. I will say one thing, O'Reilly did a so-called reality check on GE and the Obama administration. He basically said they are both corrupt, and that they have some deal to make GE billions. Billy implied it is a shady deal, even though he has no evidence to prove it, none.
And that's what he calls being fair to Obama, haha, NOT! Can you imagine O'Reilly doing someting like that to George W. Bush, not in a million years. In fact, he did the opposite. Every time Bush was accused of doing something wrong or corrupt, like all the Halliburton deals, O'Reilly not only did not trash Bush for it, he supported it, and defended him. Then he claims he is fair to Obama, if that's being fair, I'm Tiger Woods.
Then the pinheads and patriots and the hand picked highly edited ridiculous Factor e-mails. I like the fake e-mails that Billy reads that say, I'm a liberal and I belive you are the best journalist in America. If that was written by a liberal, I'm Michael Jordan. And if anyone believes e-mails like that were written by liberals, you need a check up from the neck up. And in case you did not keep track, not one Democratic guest was on this show.
O'Reilly Ignoring Republican Senator Affair Story
By: Steve - June 18, 2009 - 12:00pm
This blog posting is proof that Bill O'Reilly is a massive hypocrite, he has recently attacked what he calls the liberal media, for their lack of reporting on what he thinks are important news stories. And yet, he himself has totally ignored the Senator John Ensign affair story for 2 days now. O'Reilly is doing the same thing he attacked the rest of the media for. Ignoring important news stories because of ideology, which is exactly what he is doing with the Ensign scandal.
Two days ago Republican Senator John Ensign (R-NV) held a press conference and admitted to an affair last year with the wife of a campaign staffer. That was on Tuesday, O'Reilly said nothing, not a word. Then yesterday Senator Ensign held another press conference, he said that he will be stepping down from his leadership role as the chairman of the Republican Policy Committee. This is a big news story (about the 4th highest ranking Republican in the Senate) that was reported all day by all the news networks, except the O'Reilly Factor, he has totally ignored it.
Mr. Ensign does not plan to resign as a Senator, even though when Bill Clinton admitted to cheating on his wife Ensign called for him to resign for violating his marriage vows. In 1998, while running for Nevada's Senate seat against Harry Reid, Ensign called on President Clinton to resign in light of his admitted affair with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky. This not only makes Senator Ensign a massive hypocrite, it also makes Bill O'Reilly a massive hypocrite for not reporting the story.
This is a big story, not only is John Ensign the 4th highest ranking Republican in the Senate, he was also planning a run for president in 2012. And yet, O'Reilly has totally ignored the entire story. O'Reilly is ignoring the story because it involves a Republican. We all know that if this story was about a Democrat, O'Reilly would make it the lead story, then report on it every night for a week, if not longer.
And remember this, when John Edwards had the affair with a campaign staffer O'Reilly covered it many many times, and in detail. Because of the rumor that Edwards paid her off with campaign money. In fact, O'Reilly specifically said he was reporting it so much for that very reason. Now we have the Ensign affair, and it's the very same thing. The news today reports that the staffer Ensign had the affair with had her salary double while the affair was happening, and she might have been paid with campaign donations.
And yet, 4 days into the scandal O'Reilly has still not said one word about it, even though he covered the Edwards scandal many times over and over, for weeks. Tonight on Rachel Maddow she had the former PR guy for Bush Sr. and John McCain on, Mark McKinnon, and he said Ensign should resign. Because when Larry Craig and Bill Clinton got caught cheating, Ensign called for both of them to resign, and also said if he was ever in their shoes he would resign.
So O'Reilly is done, he can never again complain about the so-called liberal media ignoring a news story because of their partisan ideology. When he does the very same thing, and he is as big of a hypocrite as anyone. O'Reilly not only ignored the story, he has not called for Ensign to resign, or said anything about it. When this Ensign is a guy who runs his family values crap down our throat, and talks about how important marriage is to him.
Then he cheats on his wife, and O'Reilly just ignores it like it never happened. They are both massive hypocrites, Ensign should resign, and O'Reilly should report on it. But neither one of those things will ever happen. Because they are both partisan right-wing hypocrites.
The Wednesday 6-17-09 O'Reilly Factor Review
By: Steve - June 18, 2009 - 11:30am
The TPM was called Obama Takes on FNC. Billy played the video of Obama saying an entire news network is against him and it's hard to find one thing positive said about him. Which is 100% true, he was talking about FOX, and he was right. In fact, Obama did not even mention their name, but everyone knew what news network he was talking about, including O'Reilly. And then O'Reilly was just ridiculous about it. He said Obama was wrong, and went on some 4 minute rant about how FOX is fair and balanced. Which is beyond insanity, every FOX story on Obama is negative to him, and Obama is right, they almost never have anything good to say about him.
To even claim FOX is fair and balanced, and fair to Obama proves you are a total right-wing idiot. Anyone with a brain, eyes, and ears, can see that FOX is unfair to Obama. It's ridiculous to even argue otherwise, and yet, that is exactly what O'Reilly did. His argument was so weak, it was actually sad to see him try to defend the FOX news bias against Obama.
Then after the insane TPM O'Reilly had the biased right-wing Dick Morris on to agree with him, and to defend the FOX news bias. When that alone proves they are biased, because no fair and balanced journalist would have Dick Morris on to give an analysis of the issue. A real journalist who had no bias would have put an Independent media watchdog on to discuss it, not a partisan right-wing hack who works for FOX news. How can you get an Independent view of the issue when you have a partisan hack on, especially when he works for FOX.
It's no different than having Keith Olbermann give an analysis of any MSNBC bias, he works for MSNBC so of course he will defend their liberal bias. Just as Dick Morris did for FOX. The fact that O'Reilly used Dick Morris to explain how FOX is not biased against Obama is more proof of their bias. What a dumbass, his segment defending their bias, actually gave us more evidence that they are biased, because of the guest he used to do it. Billy said Obama is just whining, and Morris said Obama is only saying FOX is biased to try and get better media coverage. At the end of the segment O'Reilly said Obama is wrong and has no valid beef against him or FOX news, even though the evidence proves they are, and of course Morris agreed with him.
Then O'Reilly had an Independent and objective media analyst on to discuss it. WRONG! Just kidding, Billy had the biased right-wing partisan hack Bernie (I never met a liberal I liked) Goldberg on. Goldberg is so far right he actually wrote a book called the 100 people who are ruining America, and 99 of them were liberals, so he is as biased as it gets, and any media analysis from him is worthless. Yet, O'Reilly had him on to give an anlysis of the bias at FOX news. Which is like having Dick Cheney on to do an analysis of how the Bush administration did in the last 8 years. It would be ridiculous, just as it was ridiculous to have Goldberg on to explain how FOX is not biased against Obama.
Of course Goldberg said Obama was wrong and FOX is fair and balanced. And then, instead of talking about the bias from FOX news against Obama, Goldberg pointed out how the rest of the media is biased for Obama. Which has nothing to do with the question, and was just a ridiculous analysis of the claims Obama made. Billy said Obama is whining again, and Golberg said hey look at all the liberals you have at FOX news. Where, I can't find any, name one. Not one liberal has a show on FOX, none, zero. Every anchor they have is a die-hard Republican, every single one, except maybe Greta, she is only 80% Republican.
And the fact that O'Reilly had to use 2 right-wing stooges like Morris and Goldberg (WHO WORK FOR FOX NEWS) to defend their bias is just more proof they are biased. And it also proves O'Reilly is biased for using them, a real fair and balanced journalist would have had 2 Independent media analysts on to discuss it. So the whole thing was ridiculous and like watching the twilight zone. It was just sad and pathetic to watch O'Reilly, Morris, and Goldberg (3 REPUBLICANS) spin out that propaganda that FOX is fair and balanced and that Obama is wrong.
Just imagine what O'Reilly would say if Keith Olbermann had a segment on liberal bias at MSNBC, and the 2 guests he had on to discuss it were Paul begala and James Carville, with no Independents or Republicans. O'Reilly would scream bloody murder and rip him to pieces for doing a biased an unbalanced segment on their bias. And yet, he has Dick Morris and Bernie Goldberg on to discuss the bias at FOX, with no Independents or Democrats. It's a flat out joke, and total bias from O'Reilly.
Then O'Reilly went back to the normal non-news tabloid garbage. Billy had Jami Floyd from court tv on to discuss a sexy Calvin Klein ad in New York. Earth to O'Reilly, nobody cares about this garbage except a few old right-wing nuts like you that want to go back to 1950 when it was leave it to beaver times with Ward Cleaver. This is garbage that nobody cares about, it is not news, and it has no news value to anyone. And btw, Jami is a Democrat, but she was not allowed to discuss the FOX news bias, she was only allowed to talk about the sexy NY ad. Which is more proof that FOX and O'Reilly are biased, because he would not even have a Democrat on to discuss it.
Then O'Reilly had the right-wing Amanda Carpenter on to do his internet cop garbage. They talked about a stupid Media Research Center study that said YouTube has porn on their website. Which is just more right-wing insanity from a right-wing biased group. The MRC is run by Brent Bozell, and it's another one of these biased groups that only find liberal bias in the media and on the internet, while ignoring all the right-wing bias at FOX etc. They are a joke, and anyone who cites them is also a right-wing joke.
Earth to idiots, they do not allow nudity, yet they said they have porn, which is a total lie, it can not be porn if there is no nudity. They just used the word porn to make the videos that are maybe r-rated look worse. It's not even as bad as what you see in r-rated movies, they even have nudity, which YouTube does not allow. And they never even mentioned any of the right-wing hate I found on the internet, not a word. They just ignore it all to lie and smear YouTube and the videos thay have. When nobody cares except a few far right idiots like O'Reilly and the stupid MRC run by the far right nut Brent Bozell. It's not 1950, so get over it and move on to some real news for once.
Then O'Reilly had the 2 Republican culture warriors on to discuss some more tabloid garbage that nobody cares about, except them. Hoover and Carlson were on to talk about people ignoring crimes that happen right in front of them. Billy talked about womens groups and how they did not speak up for Palin, when NOW did, and he mentioned that, but he still claims they are done. Which is just ridiculous, a liberal womens group is not going to speak out for crazy Palin. The whole segment was biased garbage with 3 Republicans talking about what they want the culture to be, not what it actually is, haha.
Then the Barack & a Hard Place segment with Alan Colmes and Monica Crowley. And once again the Democrat Alan Colmes was not allowed to discuss the FOX news bias, he was only allowed to talk about the issue he picked for the segment to say Obama did well on. Crazy Crowley said Obama has mishandled Iran, and that was so insane even O'Reilly disagreed with her. Colmes said Obama did well giving benefits to same sex couples, but that he did not go far enough. And of course O'Reilly and Crowley disagreed with him and Obama.
And not one Democrat was on the show to discuss if FOX news is fair and balanced. Which proves they are biased, because they only had Republicans on to discuss it. Earlier in the show Goldberg said FOX is fair and balanced and they have a ton of liberals to prove it, WHERE ARE THEY?
Not one Democrat or liberal was on the Factor to discuss the bias at FOX, not one, zero, none. Then the pinheads and patriots and the lame ass Factor e-mails.
And btw, Billy did not say one word about the Republican Senator John Ensign sex scandal, not a word, even though it's been a big story for 2 days now. And he also ignored the Bush NSA reading Bill Clintons e-mails story. Not to mention he has still not said a word about the ACLU documents they recieved, that show the big shot who Bush tortured said he lied to get them to stop the torture. O'Reilly has ignored it all, and yet he claims to be an Independent journalist with no bias.
The Tuesday 6-16-09 O'Reilly Factor Review
By: Steve - June 17, 2009 - 9:30am
The TPM was called Oklahoma Injustice. O'Reilly talked about the rape case in Oklahoma where the old man raped the young girl. Billy hammered the Governor, the Judge, the Attorney General, and the District Attorney. He said they are all ignoring him and not doing justice to the family by only giving the man 1 year in prison. Then Billy had 2 Republicans on to discuss it, Mike Ritze and the right-wing radio guy Pat Campbell. The 3 of them trashed the Judge etc. and called for the AG to do something. And btw, I agree with them. In fact, I think a law should be passed in every state that says, if you rape a child you go to jail for life. Giving this guy 1 year is ridiculous, he should get 20 years, or more. And the Judge is a moron.
Then O'Reilly had the right-wing Michael Scheuer on to discuss the Iran election turmoil. This guy Scheuer is a right-wing nut who hates Obama and usually never has anything good to say about him. But last night he did not trash Obama, as he usually does. Billy said Obama is in a tough position and that he is doing the right thing by staying out of the Iran election scandal. Scheuer basically agreed with O'Reilly, and said we should keep our nose out of it, and he does not think we will ever go to war with Iran, at least he don't think so.
Then O'Reilly had another right-wing nut on, Glenn Beck was on to spin out his crazy right-wing insanity. Billy asked Beck about health care and the Obama health care plan. And of course Beck hates it and is 100% opposed to it. Why we should care what Beck thinks about it is beyond me, but O'Reilly asked him anyway. Beck went on some crazy rant about how the constitution does not guarantee you health care, ummmmm, huh? It's not a constitutional issue, it's about a wealthy country giving health care to everyone, just like most of the other countries in the world do. it has nothing to do with the constitution, idiot.
Billy asked Beck what he would do, he said Tort reform and get rid of employer provided health care. Basically he said just let everyone get their own health care, and get the Government and the employers out of it. Which is insanity, and if we did that it would make things worse. Instead of having 46 million people without health care, it would probably go to 80 million without health care. So once again Beck shows that he is an insane right-wing idiot. Then the 2 of them made jokes about sending the uighers to Bermuda, and talked about the Beck book. It's about common sense, and it sells for a whopping $5.00. Beck and common sense should not even be said in the same sentence, and anyone who buys it is as crazy as he is. At $5.00 it's $4.99 too high.
Then Billy cried some more about the anti-gay marriage nut Miss California getting fired. He even had her attorney on to claim she was wrongly fired, with nobody from the other side to give their story. He said she might sue them, and that she was only fired because of her anti-gay marriage views. He said it was a set up and made all these wild claims, with no proof of any of it. Billy just sat there and let him spin out all that crap, the only thing he said was that Trump is a good man and he thinks Trump would not fire her without a good reason. It was the usual biased one sided segment from O'Reilly. Present one side of the story, and ignore the other side. And the side you present just happens to be the right-wing side, what a shocker, not.
Then the right-wing unfunny has been that never was, Dennis Miller was on. He talked about Palin/Letterman. He said Letterman is a decent man who just made a bad joke, then said he was sorry so let it go and move on. He also admitted he has made some bad jokes that he said he was sorry for. Then they talked about Cheney/Panetta, Miller said calm down and take a week off to let things cool down. Then they talked about the Lakers and the riots after they won. Miller made a global warming joke about using clean gas to start the fires, haha funny, not.
Here is my question, why are we supposed to care what Dennis Miller thinks about anything. He is a has been unfunny comedian who could not make it as a liberal so he switched to Republican so he could have a job. Now he spins out right-wing propaganda to the fools on the right, as he tries to be funny, because they will believe his garbage. And they buy it hook line and sinker, especially O'Reilly. Miller is the same thing as Dick Morris, except he tries to be funny while he does it.They are both running a con on the right-wing idiots who they know will believe anything if it involves smearing a liberal. And it works, which proves how stupid they are.
Then 2 more Republicans were on to do the stupid Culture Quiz, Steve Doocy and Martha MacCallum. What a total waste of time this is, it's not news, and it has nothing to do with news. It's just a crappy game to give a Factor viewers some crappy Factor gear. And this was the best of Culture Quiz, so it was just clips of old shows. Then the pinheads and patriots, and the totally edited Factor e-mails.
And btw, not only are those e-mails hand picked by O'Reilly and his staff, they are highly edited. I have seen quite a few of the e-mails sent to O'Reilly that he read on the air, and he edited the hell out of them. Not only that, they block people from sending them e-mails about right-wing hate etc. it comes back saying not read, marked as spam. So the great journalist O'Reilly does not even look at e-mails with evidence of right-wing hate he claims he wants people to send him so he can report it. Basiclly he is a biased lying fraud.
And not one word was said about the Republican Senator John Ensign admitting to an affair with a campaign staffer. Not one word was said about the documents on torture the ACLU got released, they show that one of the big shots who was tortured, lied to them to get them to stop the torture, and O'Reilly ignored it all. Not to mention this show had 8 Republican guests, and 0 Democratic guests.
The Monday 6-15-09 O'Reilly Factor Review
By: Steve - June 16, 2009 - 1:10pm
The TPM was called Hate & Hypocrisy. But the TPM was delayed for the lead story on Irans election. Billy says the election was rigged, and asked what Obama should do about it. Ummmm, nothing, it's a foreign country moron and Obama should not do anything, and only a right-wing neo-con idiot would ask what Obama should do. Then O'Reilly had some actress on who used to live in Iran, she said Obama should be careful if he does anything, O'Reilly agreed. And of course she is in a film that was made by a friend of O'Reilly, so he was great to her. Why not have an actual expert on Iran politics, instead he had an actress on.
Then the stupid TPM, hate & hypocrisy on the far left, huh? The hate & hypocrisy is on the far right, especially from O'Reilly and all the right-wingers who hate that Obama won and that the Democrats have all the power. Yet stupid O'Reilly is doing TPM memos about the hate on the left, what hate? Billy claims that the NY Times and Paul Krugman are still putting out hate on George W. Bush and also against him and FOX News.
What an idiot, accurate reporting about what you and FOX news are doing is not hate, it's called journalism, something you know nothing about. O'Reilly has this insane argument that if you say anything negative about him, a Republican, or FOX News, somehow it's hate, even when it's true. But then he can say anything about a liberal, call them loons, pinheads, and zealots, but that's not hate. Go figure, it makes no sense, but he does it anyway. Krugman reported on Beck and O'Reilly so that is hate in O'Reilly world, which is just ridiculous.
Krugman was only reporting on the hate from Billy, that is the hate, reporting that O'Reilly called an abortion doctor Tiller the baby killer is not hate, it's accurate reporting, because he said it, many times. Instead of reporting the real story here, the hate from the right, O'Reilly is wasting our time using right-wing diversion tricks to change the subject to say the left has the hate, which is just insane. He claims the left has the hate and the hypocrisy, when that is a total lie, there is very little hate, and no hypocrisy, because abortion is legal. If abortion was illegal, he might have a point, but it's not hypocrisy to support something that's legal.
The hypocrisy is from the pro-life idiots who claim they value every life, and that all life is important, then 99% of them support the death penalty, explain that jackass. Where is that Factor investigation on the hypocricy of the right about being pro-life, while supporting the death penalty at the same time. Of course O'Reilly will never talk about that, because he supports them, and he is a pro-lifer himself.
Then O'Reilly had Juan Williams and Mary K. Ham on. As usual Ham agreed with every word O'Reilly said, she is just a clown looking right-wing loon who never disagrees with O'Reilly, that's why she is on the show every week. Juan said O'Reilly did say some bad things about Tiller, but he supports him 100 percent. Wow Juan can you kiss O'Reilly ass any more, and you are a Democrat? Billy asked Juan what he would call Dr. Tiller, Juan said he was simply an abortionist. Billy flipped out and acted like he only called him Tiller the baby killer because he could not think of anything else to call him, which is just ridiculous.
Just call him Dr. Tiller, how hard is that to do. But it's too late now, so who cares, you already helped get the man killed, so what does it matter now. You should have thought of that before he was murdered, you a-hole. What's funny is O'Reilly ignores all his hypocricy, and all the hate speech he uses, then he accuses the left of it, when he is 100 times worse than anyone on the left. It's all a diversion trick, or tactic, to divert the issue away from how his hate speech helped get Dr. Tiller murdered, and how FOX news and conservative hate mongers incite violence from the nuts who watch them and read their books telling them how liberals are the devil. They they play innocent when these nuts act on their hate speech.
Then O'Reilly had another segment on the media and how he claims they are not protecting the kids because they support abortion. What a fricking idiot, what part of it's legal do you not understand. ABORTION IS LEGAL, JERKOFF. And nobody cares about it except a few pro-life right-wing idiots who can not let it go, and who crusade against abortion, even though it's been legal for 40 years, let it go idiots, it's legal, and always will be.
Billy had a journalist on from the KC Star newspaper who wrote an article defending him, but she also said he did say some bad things and that was wrong. So of course he focused on what she said about him, instead of reporting the actual story. The story is about the right-wing nuts who use guns to kill people they disagree with politically. Instead of reporting that, O'Reilly makes the story about him, and ignores the real story. So he painfully interviewed the woman and made it all about him, it was just a waste of time and had no news value at all.
Then O'Reilly had the is it legal segment, with Megyn Kelly and Lis Wiehl, and of course no Democrats. They talked about a girl fight video filmed with a cell phone, a lesbian prison lawsuit filed by lesbians in Virginia, and an attorney who filed a lawsuit for Jose Padilla against John Yoo from the Bush administration. Billy said it was ridiculous, which you could say for the whole segment too. Why do we care about a girl fight video, and lesbian prison lawsuits. Answer, we dont moron, it's tabloid crap that Geraldo should be covering on his lame tabloid show, not a so-called hard news show. If that's hard news, I'm Babe Ruth.
Then the insane Reality Check segment, it's just more right-wing spin from O'Reilly with no guest, most of it is not reality, and it has no check. It's just another segment for O'Reilly to spin out more right-wing propaganda, with nobody there to question it. He puts his spin on 6 to 8 issues, then he claims he did a reality check on them. It's a ridiculous segment, and what O'Reilly should do is cancel it, and have a segment with a Democrat, and a real one, not these fake FOX News Democrats.
Then the pinheads and patriots, and the lame e-mails. What's funny is an e-mailer wrote him about abortion and the value of life. O'Reilly said you either value life or you don't, there is no in-between. Except if it's the death penalty, then these right-wing freaks do not value life, they support death.
They claim to value all life and talk about how they are pro-life, then they support death, and take their guns into a church and kill a man, explain that, HYPOCRITE. That is the real hypocrisy, these right-wing nuts who claim to be pro-life, when they support the death penalty and go kill people they disagree with on a political issue. Report that O'Reilly, you biased fraud.
Even More Right-Wing Hate O'Reilly Will Ignore
By: Steve - June 16, 2009 - 7:50am
It's pretty funny that O'Reilly and his internet cop Amanda Carpenter ignore all this right-wing hate and never say a word about any of it, when it's everywhere, including at the foxnation.com website. Anyone can find it if they want to, which they dont. They just ignore it, but if a liberal does anything, even if it's a lame cartoon, O'Reilly and Carpenter are all over it. And then the biased jackass has the nerve to cry about hypocrisy and double standards by liberals, when he is the king of hypocrisy and double standards.
Some right-wing pro-life nut called Mad Max is selling all kinds of right-wing hate products at cafepress.com. Such as a t-shirt that has an American flag on it that says Scott Roeder America Hero, he is of course the pro-life nut job who murdered Dr. tiller the abortion doctor.
The same guy has another great t-shirt for sale, it says Impeach Barack Obama, and it has a picture of an assault rifle on it.
O'Reilly claims all the hate is on the left, while ignoring all this un-American right-wing hate, but he can not name one liberal who gets his guns and kills a Republican because they disagree with them politically. And not a word about any of this stuff is ever reported on the Factor, by O'Reilly, or anyone. The real hate is on the right, but you would never know it if you watch the Factor, because O'Reilly refuses to report any of it.
And btw, what's with calling for Obama to be impeached already, he has a 63% job approval rating, he has only been the president for 5 months and the right-wing nuts want to impeach him, for what? Bush had been in office for years, started the un-needed Iraq War based on lies, tortured people, bankrupted the country, and ruined the economy before anyone called for his impeachment.
And yet 5 months into the Obama administration these nuts call for his impeachment, it's insane, and it just shows how crazy these right-wing idiots are, because he has not done anything to be impeached yet. Then on top of that they call for him to be impeached with a rifle, as in killing him, and O'Reilly says the left has hate, now that's real hate. Yes we trashed Bush, because he actually deserved it for what he did as the president, but we never sold t-shirts with a rifle on it calling for him to be killed.
The O'Reilly/Joan Walsh Interview Transcript
By: Steve - June 15, 2009 - 1:10pm
Last week O'Reilly had Joan Walsh from salon.com on to discuss his hate speech against Dr. Tiller, the hate speech that probably helped fule the fire in the right-wing nut who killed him. She said his hate speech was wrong, and that no journalist should be doing it. She was on for 2 segments, and I have the transcript.
And btw, Joan Walsh wrote in her blog that O'Reilly pulled a bait and switch on her. The Factor producer that did her pre-interview told Joan they would debate the role of the conservative media in violence by right-wing nuts. When she got on, O'Reilly suddenly changed the topic to late-term abortion, and made it into a pro-choice vs pro-life debate. Which is not what she was told they would be talking about. So as usual O'Reilly was dishonest and disrespectful to a liberal guest.
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WALSH: When Bill O'Reilly goes on TV every night and calls Dr. Tiller a baby killer and a Nazi, an Mengele, and shows where he works. Why do we put up with that?
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O'REILLY: As we've stated, this country cannot tolerate vigilantism. What Tiller did was legal in Kansas, illegal in 37 other states. But what Tiller did on many occasions was absolutely wrong. For my opinion, the far left has branded me an accomplice to the murder.
Now for the top story tonight, joining from San Francisco is Joan Walsh. Do you feel that late term fetuses deserve any protections at all, Ms. Walsh?
JOAN WALSH, EDITOR OF SALON.COM: You know, Bill, that really is the hardest, hardest issue in the abortion debate. They make up 1 percent of all abortions. And certainly there are abuses. But the vast majority of that 1 percent happen to be women who were either diagnosed with breast cancer very late stage, have to choose between their baby and chemotherapy. I have also read about a 9-year-old who was raped by her stepfather, who didn't know she was pregnant until very late. And women who found out late in their pregnancies, tragically, that their babies really would die in a matter of days, they would be subject to surgery.
O'REILLY: Well, all of that, if they find that out, all of that is -- can be taken care of in many hospitals. The Supreme Court as you know has ruled, even in states that outlaw late term abortion if the mother's health is catastrophic danger, abortion can take place.
WALSH: Right. A that is the great majority of these abortions, Bill.
O'REILLY: So this Tiller thing is bogus. And I believe you know it. You're wrong first of all. And to attack me and call my vile and the other names that you called me on your web site is unconscionable. But let me stick to this.
O'REILLY: 60,000 abortions according to "The Washington Times." the man charged $6,000 each, became a millionaire doing it? According to all of the investigations.
WALSH: Oh, I thought it was 5,000 the last time I saw.
NOTE: Earth to O'Reilly, it was legal, so why does it matter that he made a lot of money from it.
O'REILLY: What was that?
WALSH: .the last time I saw your show, it was $5,000, he was charging $5,000.
O'REILLY: No, he upped it. In the last couple years of his life he upped it to $6,000.
WALSH: Oh, okay.
O'REILLY: All right. So you know, a woman with breast cancer who was undergoing chemo or whatever couldn't have gotten the abortion unless she could come up with $6,000 bucks. He wasn't doing it pro bono.
WALSH: That wasn't always true, actually.
O'REILLY: Yes, it was.
WALSH: He actually did.
O'REILLY: It was actually almost 100 percent true because you haven't seen.
NOTE: Notice that O'Reilly said it is ALMOST 100% true, haha. If it's almost true, then it can not be 100% true, moron.
O'REILLY: Ms. Walsh, have you seen the investigative documents?
WALSH: Bill, we just have different sets of facts on this.
O'REILLY: No, it isn't a matter of difference. It's a matter of facts. Have you seen the investigative documents the state of Kansas put together against Tiller? Have you, madam.
NOTE: You mean the biased investigation a bunch of pro-life Republicans put together, yes we have, and they were proven to be false, because Dr. Tiller was found not guilty on all 19 counts, dumbass. Yet you still cite the biased and bogus investigation they did.
WALSH: I have skimmed them.
O'REILLY: You have skimmed them.
WALSH: I have skimmed them, yes.
O'REILLY: You have skimmed them. Then you know - well, if you have skimmed them.
WALSH: I have skimmed them.
O'REILLY: And it's shocking to me that you wouldn't read them if you're going to accuse somebody like me of being a vile accomplice to murder that you wouldn't read them, but if you skimmed them.
NOTE: Why should she read the bogus documents when it was a biased investigation that proved to be wrong, idiot.
WALSH: I didn't - I said you were vile. I did. I did not accuse you of being an accomplice to murder.
NOTE: I do, because you were.
O'REILLY: All right.
WALSH: So let's be really clear about our language here. I never said it.
O'REILLY: All right, I'm vile because I'm looking out for late term fetuses who you believe have no rights at all. Now I asked you in the first question, do you believe late term fetuses should have any protections in the United States at all? Do you?
NOTE: No Billy, she said you were vile for running a 4 year hate speech crusade against Dr. Tiller, not because you are looking out for late term fetuses, moron. Way to go misrepresenting what she meant when she said you were vile.
WALSH: I believe that late term abortion, under the current circumstances, to save the life of the mother.
O'REILLY: Save the life of the mother, nobody's arguing with. Tiller was aborting late term fetuses for casual reasons. That's what he was doing.
WALSH: I really haven't seen any evidence of that, Bill.
O'REILLY: Okay, all right, hold it now.
WALSH: We live in different worlds.
O'REILLY: Ms. Walsh, hold it, hold it.
O'REILLY: Hold it.
WALSH: I know the stories of women who suffered tragedy.
O'REILLY: Hold it. Hold it.
WALSH: Bill, you had a long lead in to this. You had plenty to say.
O'REILLY: All right, you're filibustering, Ms. Walsh.
O'REILLY: Ms. Walsh, stop talking. You just said you haven't seen any of evidence of that okay? Here's a tape from Dr. Paul Mchugh, head of the psychiatric school at Johns Hopkins University, madam. Roll it.
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PAUL MCHUGH, M.D., PSYCHIATRIST: I didn't think that those records supported the idea that these women were likely to suffer a substantial and irreversible impairment. They highlighted certain kinds of things, which out of context were hard, of course, to appreciate. But were sometimes of a most trivial sort from saying that I won't be able to go to concerts, or I won't be able to take part in sports to more serious ones such as I don't want to give my child up for adoption.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
O'REILLY: Your reaction?
NOTE: My reaction, Paul McHugh was wrong, and so are you. Because Dr. tiller was found not guilty of all 19 counts in the Kansas trial, and not only was he found not guilty, the jury only needed one hour to make their ruling. Notice that O'Reilly ignores that to claim Paul McHugh was right, when a jury and a court of law said McHugh was wrong. Joan Walsh should have pointed that out.
WALSH: I don't necessarily know what makes those men any better judges of these women's conditions than Dr. Tiller. Bill, we live in different worlds. You believe your experts. I believe mine.
WALSH: I've talked to dozens of women who support what Dr. Tiller did.
O'REILLY: So you're saying that Dr. Mchugh, head of the psychiatric school at Johns Hopkins University is lying?
WALSH: I don't -- no, I didn't say he's lying. I'm not sure what he's looking at and I'm not sure what makes him more qualified just from looking at records than.
O'REILLY: What makes him more qualified is that he's head of one of the most prestigious psychiatric schools that he's retired now in the United States.
WALSH: But he's reading from records.
O'REILLY: No, he did his own investigation.
NOTE: A biased investigation done by a pro-life Republican, that was proven to be wrong in a court of law, what part of that do you not understand, jackass.
WALSH: He's not examining the patient.
O'REILLY: He did he his own investigation.
WALSH: Did he, Bill?
O'REILLY: .based upon the testimony that was given to the Kansas authorities. Look, all right, I'm going to take a break.
NOTE: Paul McHugh was wrong, and so is O'Reilly. because Dr. tiller was found not guilty of all 19 counts in the Kansas trial, and not only was he found not guilty, the jury only needed one hour to make their ruling. Notice that O'Reilly ignores that to claim Paul McHugh was right, when a jury and a court of law said McHugh was wrong. Joan Walsh should have pointed that out.
WALSH: Bill, he was.
O'REILLY: We'll calm down a little bit.
NOTE: You mean you need to calm down, you were the only one yelling and screaming like a madman.
WALSH: Everything he was ever accused of.
O'REILLY: It's the same argument.
WALSH: ...what he did was legal.
O'REILLY: Continuing now with our lead story, the far left on the attack. Joining us from San Francisco, the editor of Salon.com, Joan Walsh. Now I want to ask you once again, third time, do you believe late term fetuses are entitled to any protections in the United States of America?
WALSH: I believe the law should be what it is, Bill.
O'REILLY: All right, so 37 states ban the procedure and you're okay with those 37 states banning it?
WALSH: Yes, I'm fine with some states banning it, I -- but I personally think it should be legal. I think it's always got to be the decision of the mother.
O'REILLY: Okay, you think it's always got to be legal, but you are not willing to state that a late term fetus is entitled to any national protection at all, none? It's got to be.
WALSH: No, I'm not, I'm really not.
O'REILLY: Okay, all right, fine.
WALSH: But the issue here, you know, Bill.
O'REILLY: As long as you're honest.
WALSH: You need to change the laws. You don't need to crusade like a vigilante against somebody doing a legal medical procedure.
O'REILLY: Oh, baloney. I didn't crusade anything.
WALSH: And that's what you did.
O'REILLY: Everything I reported is absolutely true. Tiller was running.
WALSH: 42 times you mentioned him. 42 times -- 24 times you called him a baby killer.
O'REILLY: Hey, over a period of five years.
O'REILLY: He was running an abortion mill. Everybody in Kansas knows it.
WALSH: A legal facility.
O'REILLY: And you don't care. You don't care.
WALSH: He was running a legal facility.
O'REILLY: You know who has blood on their hands? You. You don't care about these babies.
WALSH: That's ridiculous, Bill.
O'REILLY: It's not ridiculous. You're the zealot.
NOTE: All these right-wing nuts grab their guns and kill liberals because they disagree with them on political issues, and she is the zealot, now that's funny. The zealots are O'Reilly and all his right-wing friends.
WALSH: You're a piece of work.
O'REILLY: No, you're the one who has brought.
WALSH: I don't have blood on my hands.
O'REILLY: You're the zealot, who won't even.
WALSH: I didn't crusade for anything.
O'REILLY: .consider. You won't even consider that this man.
WALSH: I work for abortion reduction. I'm a pro choice Catholic.
O'REILLY: Oh, baloney.
WALSH: ...who believes in abortion, reduction and working with young girls and giving them rights and giving them information.
O'REILLY: You made this guy out to be Dr. Welby.
WALSH: Don't demonize me.
O'REILLY: You couldn't care less anything that he did.
O'REILLY: Anything that he did was okay with you, anything that Tiller did.
WALSH: It was legal, Bill.
O'REILLY: ...was ok with you because of your far-left lunancy.
WALSH: It was legal, Bill.
O'REILLY: Anything he did was okay with you.
WALSH: Bill, am I going to get to talk here or will I always have to talk over you?
O'REILLY: No, I asked you the question. You don't answer it.
WALSH: You are asking me one question over and over and over again.
O'REILLY: You don't believe that any protections at all.
WALSH: I'm telling you that what he did was legal.
O'REILLY: And you think Tiller is Dr. Welby.
WALSH: And I didn't say he's Dr. Welby. But yes, I know women who consider him a hero, Bill.
O'REILLY: Yeah, and you do, too.
WALSH: That is a divider in our society.
O'REILLY: You do too. You think he's a hero.
WALSH: You know what, I do. I do consider him a hero.
O'REILLY: I know. There you go. Thank you, thank you.
WALSH: And look, Bill, you crusaded against him.
O'REILLY: You bet I did.
NOTE: Notice that O'Reilly just admitted he did crusade against Dr. tiller, in the heat of the moment the truth slipped out. Because a few minutes ago in this very same interview O'Reilly denied he ran a crusade against Dr. Tiller, and called it baloney. Then 3 minutes later he admits he did crusade against him. And notice that Joan can not even get 20 words out without O'Reilly talking over her, which he never does to a Republican guest.
WALSH: You crusaded against him. He had been shot twice already.
O'REILLY: But my constitutional rights say I can what I say. You say what you say, as vile as you say it, you can say it. And I would never condemn you for saying it. You are misguided. You have blood on your hands because you portray this man as a hero when he killed late term babies for casual reasons.
WALSH: And you routinely attack people on the left. Jeanane Garafalo, Michael Moore who you think their rhetoric leads potentially to violence. It never has led to act to one act of violence. But you've already driven that crazy guy in Knoxville last year who read your writings and then went and shot up a church and shot liberals. That's already happened once and you don't feel any responsibility at all now that it's second a second time, Bill? Talk about blood on your hands.
O'REILLY: Ms. Walsh, I appreciate you coming on the program. I think everybody knows exactly where you're coming from.
More Hate From The Right O'Reilly Will Ignore
By: Steve - June 14, 2009 - 10:20am
O'Reilly claims he can not find any hate-speech from the right, the stuff that encourages right-wing nuts to kill liberals, well maybe he should check out www.Patriotshop.us, on their so-called patriotic gift website they say this:
"Great Gifts for American Patriots" this ia a website that offers a "Liberal Hunting License" bumper sticker that pictures a donkey superimposed over a bulls eye gun target with five bullet holes through it. The license even list the dates for the license, 2009 through 2013.
Nope, nothing there that might provoke violence. Hey O'Reilly, what do you say to this, jackass.
O'Reilly Still Lying About His Audience Demographics
By: Steve - June 13, 2009 - 9:50am
A few nights ago in answer to an e-mail that told Billy most his viewers are conservative, he replied that it's not true. O'Reilly said the studies show he has almost an equal number of Republican, Democratic, and Independent viewers. Which is a bold faced lie, and the usual right-wing spin from O'Reilly, in the hopes that someone will actually believe his lies.
The most recent media study was done by the Pew Research Center in August of 2008, their study found that O'Reilly has mostly conservative viewers, and in fact, found that he has the 3rd most conservative show in all the media, behind Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity. Which is a far cry from the claims from O'Reilly that he is not a conservative, and that his viewer demographics are mostly balanced. Here is what the study found.
Talk Shows and Ideology
In addition to providing round-the-clock news coverage, the major cable news networks feature a range of talk shows that focus on politics and current events. The talk show hosts, rather than the networks, generally set the tone for these programs, and the audiences tend to be much more ideologically polarized than the public at large.
Rush Limbaugh's radio show has the most conservative audience, among the eight talk shows included in the survey. Some 5% of the public listens to Limbaugh's show regularly and another 9% listen some of the time. Among Limbaugh's regular listeners, 80% describe their political views as conservative. Just 7% say they are moderates and 10% are liberals. By contrast, the general public is 35% conservative, 35% moderate and 20% liberal.
Two Fox News Channel talk shows, Hannity & Colmes and The O'Reilly Factor, also have highly conservative audiences. Hannity & Colmes is viewed regularly by 7% of the public; among the show's regular viewers, 68% describe themselves as politically conservative. The O'Reilly Factor has 66% conservative viewers, while a mere 3% describe themselves as liberals.
The audiences for Lou Dobbs, Hardball with Chris Matthews and Larry King Live are more in line with the public ideologically. Dobbs audience is slightly more conservative than the general public, while Matthews and King's audiences are slightly more liberal. Of the three, Larry King has the largest audience - 27% tune into Larry King Live at least sometimes.
Regular viewers of The Colbert Report with Stephen Colbert and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart are much more liberal than the public at large. More than a third of Colbert's regular viewers (36%) describe their political views as liberal and 45% of regular Daily Show viewers say they are liberal. The audiences for these two shows are roughly equal in size; 19% watch The Colbert Report regularly or sometimes while 23% watch The Daily Show.
Despite the ideological bent of many of these talk show audiences, majorities of the shows viewers say they prefer to get political news from sources that don't have a particular political point of view rather than sources that share their point of view.
So as you can see with your own eyes, O'Reilly was caught lying again, which is nothing new, just more proof that he is a documented right-wing liar.
The Friday 6-12-09 O'Reilly Factor Review
By: Steve - June 13, 2009 - 9:40am
The TPM was called Defeat For The Far Left. Billy claimed the far left was defeated because Obama said he plans to put out an executive order blocking the release of the 2,000 prisoner abuse photos. Which is just ridiculous, because a lot of the far left agree with Obama, including me. I do not think the photos should be released, as do a lot of the left. So when O'Reilly says the left want those photos put out and calls it a defeat, he is lying. The ACLU and a few people on the left want them published, and that's it. I would bet the vast majority of people on the left do not want them published.
But O'Reilly never let the facts get in the way before, so why should he start now. And when he puts out garbage like this it just might fire up another right-wing nut to go get his guns and kill someone again, just as he did in the Dr. Tiller murder. Like the church shooting where books from O'Reilly, Goldberg, and Hannity were found in the conservative shooters house. The Tiller murder, and the Holocaust Museum shooting by the right-wing nut who hated Obama. Yet O'Reilly claims he had nothing to do with any of it, which is ignoring the facts. Because his hate speech fueled the fire in these nuts, and they are all linked to O'Reilly or Beck, or both of them.
O'Reilly cried about the Paul Krugman article and called him the hater, which is just ridiculous. All Professor Krugman did was write an article that details the facts, how O'Reilly, FOX, and other conservatives in the media have fired up the right-wing nut crowd and now they are using their guns to kill people they disagree with politically. That is not hate, it's called accurate reporting and real journalism, something O'Reilly knows nothing about. The hate is on the right, they are the guys who grab their guns and go kill people because they do not like their political positions.
Name one liberal who grabs his gun and kills a conservative because they disagree with them politically, ummmmm, maybe ahh, no, ok maybe ahhh, sorry, there are none. Yet O'Reilly says the hate is on the left, which is just insanity, and so much spin I'm surprised O'Reilly's head does not spin off. Billy had Joan Walsh on from salon.com to debate her over her statements that O'Reilly and other conservatives have fired these right-wing nuts up and incited them to violence. And of course O'Reilly tried to attack her and make her the bad guy, when she was right.
Billy had her on for 2 segments, the 1st segment was kind of boring, but the 2nd segment got heated. O'Reilly called her a left-wing lunatic who supports abortion so she has blood on her hands. Which is just loony toon craziness, because abortion is legal, read my lips O'Jackass, abortion is L-E-G-A-L, it's legal. Joan simply said she follows the law, and it's legal, that O'Reilly went on a 5 year crusade against Dr. tiller and that helped fire up the wingnuts to kill him. Billy said that's baloney, and started yelling and talking over her. That's how he debates when he is losing the argument, shout people down and talk over them.
Finally at one point Walsh had to tell him to shut up and let her talk. She pointed out his attacks with hate speech on Tiller and his hypocrisy. And she said he ran a crusade against Tiller, for the 2nd time, this time O'Reilly admitted it and in the heat of the argument said you bet I did. But just 2 minutes ago when she said he ran a crusade against Tiller he denied it and said it was baloney. So the truth comes out, he did run a crusade against Tiller and even admitted it, after lying that he did not. And that crusade was run for years because O'Reilly is a pro-life right-wing nut, just like the guy who killed Dr. tiller. I will have more on this if and when I can get the transcript.
Then O'Reilly had 2 worthless segments, more Palin/letterman garbage with 2 marketing experts, and a segment with a right-wing cartoonist. Billy wasted an entire segment with a conservative cartoonist, Bruce Tinsley, and of course O'Reilly loved the guy and his stupid right-wing cartoons. How is this news, and what does it have to do with anything happening in America today. Nothing, it was just a way for O'Reilly to give this guy some free publicity for his lame cartoons. Which is something he would never do for a liberal cartoonist.
And then later in the segment we also find out the guy did a cartoon with O'Reilly in it. Billy must have heard he was in a cartoon so he put the guy on to give him free publicity and to promote the cartoon with him in it. Can you spell giant ego boys and girls, I can, haha. This whole segment was worthless right-wing garbage with no news value at all, none.
Then Billy had his partner in crime Glenn Beck on. The 2 of them cried about the Krugman article and how unfair and wrong it was. But if you actually read it, you will see it was fair and exactly right. They tried to spin it so Krugman looks like the bad guy. That is what they do, diversion tactics when they get caught. They attack the attacker, and change the subject to divert attention away from the real issue. But with the internet those old right-wing tricks do not work anymore, because we can just go read it and see the truth. Krugman is right, and hs article is accurate.
O'Reilly even had to get another shot in on Joan Walsh after she was gone and not there to defend herself. So it was basically Billy and Beck spinning like a top, and spewing out their usual right-wing propaganda and lies, with no Democrats anywhere to counter anything they said. Just the normal unbalanced and biased one sided garbage from 2 right-wing morons.
Then the totally lame Factor TV Icon segment that Billy called the best of, which means re-runs of old clips, the pinheads and patriots, and the ridiculous e-mails that defend O'Reilly and say what a great journalist he is, when he can not even spell journalist, and calling him a journalist is an insult to the real journalists.
The Big Hate by Paul Krugman
By: Steve - June 13, 2009 - 9:30am
Last night O'Reilly attacked Paul Krugman for an article he wrote on June 11th about right-wing hate, and the conservatives in the media who feed that hate, mostly at FOX. Oh and btw, this is about the hate that O'Reilly had said was not there, up until a few weeks ago anyway. Up to a couple months ago O'Reilly was still doing segments on the internet with his biased internet cop Amanda Carpenter, where they both declared there is no hate on the right, and they can not find any of it.
Well they must not have looked very well, because most of the hate in America is on the right. And when these right-wing nuts hate, they get guns or bombs and go shoot or bomb someone. They are so crazy they get a gun, or a bomb, and go kill someone simply because they disagree with them over a political issue, now that's real hate, and real insanity, yet O'Reilly ignores it, and claims there is no hate on the right.
O'Reilly attacked Mr. Krugman for simply reporting the truth, nothing in his article is a lie, it's all 100% true, read it for yourself. Billy was just mad at Professor Krugman because he dared to report the truth about him. Professor Krugman also mentions the radical Jon Voight speech about Obama, after that speech O'Reilly put him on the Factor to spew out his right-wing hate even more, and gave him another platform to incite more violence. Yet he claims he is not part of it, when he is a big part, and right in the middle of it. Here is a copy of that well reaearched and well written Krugman article.
The Big Hate
By PAUL KRUGMAN
Published: June 11, 2009
Back in April, there was a huge fuss over an internal report by the Department of Homeland Security warning that current conditions resemble those in the early 1990s -- a time marked by an upsurge of right-wing extremism that culminated in the Oklahoma City bombing.
Conservatives were outraged. The chairman of the Republican National Committee denounced the report as an attempt to "segment out conservatives in this country who have a different philosophy or view from this administration" and label them as terrorists.
But with the murder of Dr. George Tiller by an anti-abortion fanatic, closely followed by a shooting by a white supremacist at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the analysis looks prescient.
There is, however, one important thing that the D.H.S. report didn't say: Today, as in the early years of the Clinton administration but to an even greater extent, right-wing extremism is being systematically fed by the conservative media and political establishment.
Now, for the most part, the likes of Fox News and the R.N.C. haven't directly incited violence, despite Bill O'Reilly's declarations that "some" called Dr. Tiller "Tiller the Baby Killer," that he had "blood on his hands," and that he was a "guy operating a death mill." But they have gone out of their way to provide a platform for conspiracy theories and apocalyptic rhetoric, just as they did the last time a Democrat held the White House.
And at this point, whatever dividing line there was between mainstream conservatism and the black-helicopter crowd seems to have been virtually erased.
Exhibit A for the mainstreaming of right-wing extremism is Fox News's new star, Glenn Beck. Here we have a network where, like it or not, millions of Americans get their news -- and it gives daily airtime to a commentator who, among other things, warned viewers that the Federal Emergency Management Agency might be building concentration camps as part of the Obama administration's "totalitarian" agenda (although he eventually conceded that nothing of the kind was happening).
But let's not neglect the print news media. In the Bush years, The Washington Times became an important media player because it was widely regarded as the Bush administration's house organ. Earlier this week, the newspaper saw fit to run an opinion piece declaring that President Obama "not only identifies with Muslims, but actually may still be one himself," and that in any case he has "aligned himself" with the radical Muslim Brotherhood.
And then there's Rush Limbaugh. His rants today aren't very different from his rants in 1993. But he occupies a different position in the scheme of things. Remember, during the Bush years Mr. Limbaugh became very much a political insider. Indeed, according to a recent Gallup survey, 10 percent of Republicans now consider him the "main person who speaks for the Republican Party today," putting him in a three-way tie with Dick Cheney and Newt Gingrich. So when Mr. Limbaugh peddles conspiracy theories -- suggesting, for example, that fears over swine flu were being hyped "to get people to respond to government orders" -- that's a case of the conservative media establishment joining hands with the lunatic fringe.
It's not surprising, then, that politicians are doing the same thing. The R.N.C. says that "the Democratic Party is dedicated to restructuring American society along socialist ideals." And when Jon Voight, the actor, told the audience at a Republican fund-raiser this week that the president is a "false prophet" and that "we and we alone are the right frame of mind to free this nation from this Obama oppression," Mitch McConnell, the Senate minority leader, thanked him, saying that he "really enjoyed" the remarks.
Credit where credit is due. Some figures in the conservative media have refused to go along with the big hate -- people like Fox's Shepard Smith and Catherine Herridge, who debunked the attacks on that Homeland Security report two months ago. But this doesn't change the broad picture, which is that supposedly respectable news organizations and political figures are giving aid and comfort to dangerous extremism.
What will the consequences be? Nobody knows, of course, although the analysts at Homeland Security fretted that things may turn out even worse than in the 1990s -- that thanks, in part, to the election of an African-American president, "the threat posed by lone wolves and small terrorist cells is more pronounced than in past years."
And that's a threat to take seriously. Yes, the worst terrorist attack in our history was perpetrated by a foreign conspiracy. But the second worst, the Oklahoma City bombing, was perpetrated by an all-American lunatic. Politicians and media organizations wind up such people at their, and our, peril.
Proof Laura Ingraham is a Total Idiot
By: Steve - June 12, 2009 - 4:30pm
Last night O'Reilly had Laura Ingraham on the Factor, O'Reilly was upset that Salon's Joan Walsh spoke the truth about his role in inspiring acts of domestic terrorism against Dr. Tiller. Walsh said this about O'Reilly on the Chris Matthews show:
And I will say, you know, I do hope that some conservatives stand up. I don't blame them. I don't blame mainstream Republicans, by any means, for this. I want to be clear. But they could help in ratcheting down some of the rhetoric. When Bill O'Reilly goes on TV every night and calls Dr. Tiller a baby killer and a Nazi and a Mengele, and shows where he works, why do we put up with that?Then Ingraham compared Joan Walsh reporting that Jeff Gannon was a fake reporter who had incredible access to Bush, to Billy O'Reilly using hate speech against Dr. Tiller. It was one of the most ridiculous comparisons I have ever seen, and it does not even make sense. Instead of discussing the issue, they had this bogus attack on Walsh.
Why is that entertainment in our culture? It's demonizing a private citizen for doing a lawful job. Why are people doing that? Why is that acceptable? I would like to see a debate about that.
INGRAHAM: Look, Joan Walsh -- I did a little research for you, OK, tonight. Joan Walsh justified what Salon had done to that reporter, Jeff Gannon, that White House reporter who Salon published accounts of as outing! Outing his sexuality, I guess, because of who he was or what he was doing, what he wasn't saying to the White House.Ummmm, earth to Ingraham. Joan Walsh did not accuse Jeff Gannon of being a mass murderer or a baby killer. She didn't suggest someone should do away with him, say he has blood on his hands, or call for his judgement day. She simply pointed out that Jeff Gannon was a fraud of a reporter, that he was gay (which was already common knowledge) and that the Bush White House gave him journalist credentials. Which was not a controversial matter at all, just a simple fact. Repoting the man is gay, and a fraud of a journalist is not hate speech, especially when it's true.
So let's be clear: The Left uses, quote, hateful rhetoric when the Left thinks it's justified.
All she did was report that Gannon was a fraud, which he was, he was not a real journalist. That is nothing like calling a private citizen who does abortions a baby killer, and it is insane to even make that comparison. Only a lunatic would even try to make that comparison.
This shows just how crazy Laura Ingraham is, and it looks like she is not only a crazy far right spin doctor, she is stupid too. Because there is no comparison, none at all. O'Reilly used hate speech to smear Dr. Tiller, Walsh simply reported that Gannon was not a real journalist, if you think that is hate speech you are clinically insane.
And don't forget, this is the woman O'Reilly has fill in for him when he is on vacation, or taking a day off. So what does that say about O'Reilly, it tells me that he is as crazy as she is.
O'Reilly Mostly Ignored Holocaust Museum Shooting Story
By: Steve - June 12, 2009 - 11:30am
He even said it was not that newsworthy. Last week O'Reilly went on a tirade against CNN for supposedly failing to cover the shooting of Pvt. William Long, an Army recruiter in Arkansas. Of course, O'Reilly's claims were blatantly false, but that didn't stop him from claiming to be shocked that he can't find any information about the shooting in the mainstream media.
Now one week later, after a white supremacist shot and killed a security guard at the Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC, O'Reilly never covered the shooting on his show. In fact, the only mention of the act of domestic terrorism came in a segment that, ironically, decried the media's inadequate coverage of Long's death:
O'REILLY: But the central question remains according to a new Pew study, the American media spent far more time on the murder of Tiller than on the murder of Private Long. 10 to 1 the Pew study which was released yesterday, 10 to 1 more coverage. I mean, come on, come on.Sean Hannity, whose show follows O'Reilly's, never once mentioned the Holocaust Museum shooting -- though he did discuss Miss California's firing and played host to Newt Gingrich, Ann Coulter, and a star of Miami Ink.
O'REILLY: All right. Now, we had a murder today at the Holocaust Museum in D.C.
HENICAN: That was an awful case. Awful.
O'REILLY: Now, this is an 89-year-old anti-Semite bigot kills an innocent guy in the Holocaust Museum. OK? Now, what about the newsworthiness of this? Is it as newsworthy as Private Long?
O'Reilly even slammed Katie Couric and Charlie Gibson for having ignored Long's murder, which he said was an ideological decision:
O'REILLY: Look, Katie Couric didn't cover Private Long. Charles Gibson ignored Private Long. Ignored it. Didn't -- didn't say a word about it. It's a news decision, and our news decision is based on what is important. Their news decision is based on ideology.
If O'Reilly bases his coverage on what is important and not ideology, how come he did not do one segment on the biggest news story of the day. As for their decision about how to report the Holocaust Museum shooting in prime time, it was mentioned one time by O'Reilly during the Ellis Henican interview, and not at all by Hannity. Now imagine how much they would report it if the killer was a far left nut who shot the security guard. O'Reilly and Hannity would have done 50% (or more) of their shows on it.
And btw, Couric and Gibson did report on the Private Long killing, just not on the night O'Reilly checked. He failed to mention that, which is more dishonest journalism to fit his liberal media bias argument.
The Thursday 6-11-09 O'Reilly Factor Review
By: Steve - June 12, 2009 - 10:30am
The TPM was called Is Pelosi Putting The Troops in Danger. Billy attacked Nancy Pelosi again, for the same thing he attacked her for the night before, it was like watching a re-run from the Wednesday night show. Billy also attacked Barney Frank, for the same thing, removing the prisoner abuse photo amendment ban from a house bill. It was nothing but more bias from O'Reilly, all his right-wing spin on it.
Then O'Reilly had 2 Senators on to discuss it, Lieberman and Graham. And both of them agreed with O'Reilly, attacked Pelosi, and put out more right-wing spin. With no Democrat or anyone to defend Pelosi, or give her side of the issue. O'Reilly also trashed NY Congressman Jerold Nadler, and said he hates Pelosi with a passion. Billy said it was personal, that he really hates Pelosi big time. So how can he be objective when discussing her, answer, he cant. That's why he does these biased one sided segments on her with nobody to defend her.
I even disagree with Pelosi on this one, but a real journalist would have a balanced segment on it, with at least 1 person to defend her. O'Reilly hates her so much he ignores the rules of journalism and does nothing but one sided biased segments where everyone attacks her. As Billy would say, this is a violation of journalistic standards, but I guess it's ok when he does it, even though he complains when other journalists do it. It's called hypocrisy, and a double standard.
Then O'Reilly had another Republican on to discuss it, Laura Ingraham. And of course she agreed with everything O'Reilly said. They trashed Pelosi, and a few other liberals. They also talked about the media and their reporting on Dr. tiller, O'Reilly called them hypocrites and Ingraham agreed. When their is no hypocrisy from the media, except in the mind of O'Reilly and Ingraham. The hypocrisy is from O'Reilly, not the rest of the media. He cries about the coverage of Dr. tiller, when he totally ignored reporting on the Holocaust Museum shooting, he barely mentioned it.
Ingraham is a biased and corrupt right-wing spin doctor, yet O'Reilly puts her on once a week to spin out her propaganda, with nobody there to question anything she says. At one point O'Reilly cried about the lack of media coverage of the Letterman/Palin scandal, and read the names of newspapers that did not report it. Then Ingraham agreed with him, and they were both outraged. Which is just insane, the Letterman/Palin scandal is tabloid garbage, it's about a bad joke Letterman made, that's not news, it's tabloid crap that Geraldo should be reporting, not a real news show.
Then O'Reilly had the father of Private Long on to talk about his son. But there is not much to report here, he just talked about his son, what a good kid he was, and that was about it. Then O'Reilly had a pro-life right-wing Bishop on to cry with him about the hypocrisy from the left, huh? What hypocrisy?
Billy claims that because this Bishop Jackson is against gay marriage and he got some hate mail about it, that proves the left are hypocrites. Ummmmmm, how? Where is the hypocrisy, they sent hate mail to someone they disagree with on gay marriage, so how is that being a hypocrite. The hypocrisy is from O'Reilly and the right. Because the far right pro-life nut jobs are the guys killing people, not anyone on the left. Yet O'Reilly mostly ignores the story, then uses diversion tactics to suddenly attack the left and claim they are the hypocrites. Not one person on the left is killing people because they disagree with someone over a political issue, not one, all the killing is from the right-wing nuts.
Yet O'Reilly claims that because an anti-gay marriage Bishop got hate mail and nobody on the left said it was wrong, they are hypocrites, which is just ridiculous. For one thing, most people on the left did not even know he got any hate mail, so how can someone speak out against it if you do not even know about it. And second, why would they, everyone gets hate mail, on the right and the left. I get it too, and I don't hear O'Reilly speaking out against anyone who sent me hate mail, so if we use his crazy argument he is a hypocrite too. People on the left can not speak out against every far right nut that gets hate mail, especially if you do not even know about it, so calling them hypocrites for not doing it is just insane.
Then O'Reilly had another Republican on, Megyn Kelly. They both cried about Obama letting people read the rights to terrorists. Billy and Kelly both said it was crazy, and they also agreed none of them should have their rights read to them, and they should not be tried in U.S. courts. They hammered Obama for it, and said it was an outrage by a far left president, the usual right-wing propaganda with half the facts. What they fail to mention is that some of them were also read their rights when Bush was the president, and that Bush also said he would close Gitmo and some of them would have to be tried in a U.S. court.
During a June 2006 press conference at an EU summit, Bush called for Gitmo to be closed and to have some of the detainees tried in U.S. courts:
BUSH: I'd like to end Guantanamo. I'd like it to be over with. One of the things we will do is we'll send people back to their home countries. There are some who need to be tried in U.S. courts. They're cold-blooded killers. They will murder somebody if they're let out on the street. And yet, we believe there's a -- there ought to be a way forward in a court of law.
O'Reilly and Kelly ignored all that, to make their viewers think that only Obama plans to do it, when Bush called for the same thing, and agreed with Obama that Gitmo should be closed. As usual O'Reilly only reports half the story, and spins it out with a Republican guest, while no Democrat was there to give the counter point. They also discussed the Holocaust Museum shooting, yeah for about 30 seconds. But they never said a word about the guy being a Republican, and a member of freerepublic.com, or that his postings there were deleted so they could not be linked to the killer. Imagine what they would say if the killer was a liberal who posted at dailykos, O'Reilly would mention it every night.
And btw, this is the same Megyn Kelly who thinks people only see FOX as a Republican news network because of Hannity. Which is just insane, what about O'Reilly, Beck, Cavuto, Hume, Doocy, Kilmeade, Carlson, Kelly, Wiehl, Crowley, Varney, Hemmer, Jarrett, Wallace, Baier, Gutfeld, and all the other right-wingers who work there, did she forget about them. Name 1 Democrat who has a show on FOX, there are none. It's all Republicans, what part of that does she not understand?
Not only does Fox regularly parrot right-wing talking points and promote right-wing events, FOX executives have even said they want their network to be the "voice of opposition" to the Obama administration. FOX had one liberal with a show, Alan Colmes, but he had to share it with Hannity, then they fired him, now they have 0 liberals with a show, and yet she thinks Hannity is the only Republican they have, what a stupid woman.
Then O'Reilly did his stupid no reality Reality Check segment, check 8 was go buy Factor Gear, how is that a reality check on anything? Then the pinheads and patriots, and the crazy e-mails. And another one sided O'Reilly Factor was over, with 5 Republican guests and 0 Democrats, none.
The Wednesday 6-10-09 O'Reilly Factor Review
By: Steve - June 11, 2009 - 10:20am
The TPM was called Troops In Danger. Billy cried about the prisoner abuse photo ban amendment being removed from a house bill by Nancy Pelosi. Then he went on some crazy right wing rant how the ACLU and all the liberals in America want to hurt the troops. Which is just insane, the people that want the photos released do not want to hurt the troops, and anyone who says they do is a lying right-wing idiot. They just want the truth to come out about what happened when Bush was running the military.
And btw, many liberals, including me, do not want those photos published. I think it's a bad idea, as do many liberals just like me. So when O'Reilly says all the liberals want those photos published he is just lying. And he is also lying about the reasons why the ACLU and some Democrats want them published. Billy trashed Pelosi and said he is writing a letter to her, haha, like she will even read it. And if she does, she will just laugh at it then probably burn it. Billy does not seem to understand that his boy Bush is gone and the Democrat run things now, so nothing he says or does will have any effect on anyone in the Government.
Then O'Reilly had the right-wing stooge Dick Morris on to talk about it. Morris and O'Reilly trashed Pelosi and the liberals as they usually do, because that is what they do. They did mention that Obama supports the photo ban bill, then they went ahead and smeared Obama anyway, not for the bill, for everything else he is doing. There is no need to report what Morris actually said, because it's the same right-wing garbage he says every week. He smears Obama and everything the Democrats are doing, even if the majority of Americans support what they are doing. Because they are Republicans who do not like anything Obama and the Democrats do.
Then O'Reilly had the Republican Stuart Varney from FOX on to talk about the rising gas prices. And they both agreed that the wall street oil speculators are bidding the price of oil up for no reason, except to make money. And even though it was still an unbalanced segment with 2 Republicans, they did speak the truth for once. The system is rigged, and why Congress does not step in and regulate these crooks is beyond me. It just goes to show that money can buy anything, including Congressman and Senators, the oil company lobbyists have basically legally bribed them to avoid regulation. Gas is something everyone has to use, so Congress should regulate these frauds and set the price of gas, and if that don't work, the Government should get in the gas business and sell it to the people through Government owned gas stations.
Then the policing the net segment with the Republican Amanda Carpenter, and of course no Democrat internet cop, just Amanda all alone. They talked about the cop using a taser on the grandmother, Amanda was ok with it, and Billy said the cop went too far. I bet if that was Amanda's grandmother she would have a different opinion. I also think the cop went too far, a man that big could have easily restrained her and got her in the car, without using the taser. And you know he did wrong when Mr. always pro-police O'Reilly thinks he went to far.
They also talked about some Pat Robertson statement about gays and ducks, and a video made by gay liberals mocking him. Robertson has lost his mind, and he should retire to the horse track. Then Billy and Amanda talked about a new website dedicated to Dr. Tiller, they trashed the website, and the people who have posted videos and photos there. Carpenter even called it disturbing, and O'Reilly agreed with her. So here they are again, 2 pro-life right-wing idiots still trashing the man a week after he died. When all he did was LEGAL abortions, yet they can not let him rest in peace, they have to continue to attack him as he lay in the grave. Talk about disturbing, that is really disturbing, let the man rest in peace for Gods sake, you a-holes.
And notice what O'Reilly is not reporting. Can you think of it, any guesses. The actual guy who murdered Dr. Tiller, or his ties to radical pro-life right-wing groups. O'Reilly says nothing, he just ignores it. Where is the journalism Billy, where is the 20 part Factor Investigation on right-wing hate and the killers they have. If these guys were liberals O'Reilly would spend 2 or 3 months reporting on the hate from the left that leads them to kill people they disagree with politically. But when the right-wing nuts do it O'Reilly pretty much ignores the entire story, and ignores all the hate on the right.
And btw, the guy who shot up the holocaust museum yesterday was also a right-wing nut, a Nazi loving Hitler loving white supremacist, and a member of the Republican website www.freerepublic.com, yet O'Reilly never said a word about it. The owner of freerepublic even deleted his postings so he would not be linked to them, but it's too late, people went there and made screen captures of them and published them on the net. And the great journalist Bill O'Reilly has ignored it all and never said a word about any of it.
Then O'Reilly did another entire segment on the media coverage of Dr. Tiller and Private Long. And of couse Billy is still crying about liberal media bias on the two stories. My God man shut up already. You were already caught lying about the CNN coverage, and it turns out they covered the Private Long story more than FOX did, so just shut up you total idiot. Billy has Ellis Henican on to discuss it, and Ellis told O'Reilly he was wrong and that he should get over it. But of course the facts do not mean anything to O'Reilly, so he just rambled on about the media bias even when there was none. Ellis tried to get the truth hammered into O'Reilly's thick skull, but he was wasting his time. Billy screamed liberal media bias, when it was not there.
Then Dennis Miller was on to trash Henican and his views, when Henican was right, Miller defended and supported O'Reilly anyway. Like a good little ass kissing right-wing idiot, who is not funny. Now get this, O'Reilly and Miller talked about gay penguins in a German zoo. I kid you not, they really did. Miller said are they gay Henicans, I mean penguins, haha, funny, not. O'Reilly said how do we know they are gay, do they wear tight shirts. So not only was this a gay bashing segment, it was about stupid gay penguins in fricking Germany. WHY? How is this news, and who cares if fricking penguins in Germany are gay or not, NOBODY!
That may be the dumbest topic O'Reilly has ever reported in the history of the show. Then they trashed Katie Couric and Letterman for their Palin stuff. Except Couric is a journalist and Letterman is a comedian, big difference morons. The whole segment was ridiculous, and just done for Miller to tell some unfunny jokes about gay penguins, Couric, and Letterman. HOW IS THIS NEWS?
Then O'Reilly tossed the Barack & a Hard Place segment to have Colmes and Crowley talk about Letterman doing jokes about Palin and her daughter. Earth to O'Reilly Letterman is a comedian, he does jokes, just as Dennis Miller does. You just don't like it when he does jokes about your girlfiend Sarah Palin, but you don't give a damn when Miller does the very same thing about liberals. THAT MAKES YOU A MASSIVE HYPOCRITE. And a total idiot, with double standards.
Somehow in O'Reilly world it's ok for Republican comedians to do jokes about liberals, and you even have them on your show to do it. But it's not ok for liberals to do jokes about Republicans, that's hypocrisy Billy, and a giant double standard. So get over it man, you are a biased fool. Stop your crying and report some real news for a change. Colmes even tried to explain to O'Reilly that Letterman is a comedian, but that was a waste of time. Then crazy Crowley blamed it on Obama, huh? Earth to nut-job Crowley, Obama is not David Letterman, and has nothing to do with him, his show, or the jokes he tells, you total insane right-wing idiot.
Then the totally biased pinheads and patriots crap, where every pinhead is a liberal, and every patriot is a conservative. And the even worse, cherry picked and highly edited Factor e-mails. And another totally worthless and biased piece of crap fake news O'Reilly Factor was over. If this is a hard news show I'm Dick Cheney. It's all right-wing spin and propaganda, with tabloid trash mixed in, gay penguins in Germany is news?
O'Reilly Caught Lying About Dr. Killer Remark
By: Steve - June 10, 2009 - 1:40pm
Does O'Reilly ever report the truth, he was caught lying again last night. Sunday Joe Garofoli wrote an article in the San Francisco Chronicle where he stated O'Reilly called doctor George Tiller Dr. Killer. So last night O'Reilly attacked Joe, called him a liar, and said he demanded they retract the statement and they refused.
O'REILLY: On Sunday, the San Francisco Chronicle printed that I called George Tiller "Dr. Killer" while covering his murder last week. That's a lie. Transcripts prove what reporter Joe Garofoli wrote was false.They refused because Joe is right, and O'Reilly did say it. They have the video of him saying it, and they also have the transcript. The liar is Bill O'Reilly, he said it, he called him Dr. Killer.
But the Chronicle will not correct the story -- we asked them to -- which is one of the big reasons it's on the verge of bankruptcy, as well. Readers cannot trust the paper to print the truth, so why buy it?
O'Reilly denies it, then attacks Joe at the SF Chroncile for accurately reporting what O'Reilly said. And not only did he deny it, he said the transcript proves he never said it, when the transcript proves he did, and proves Joe was right.
Talk about dishonest journalism, this is it, from O'Reilly. You are a fool, we have the transcript, and the video. Here is exactly what O'Reilly said, this is an unedited partial transcript.
O'REILLY: Well, in order to terminate a life --And there you go, the facts show O'Reilly is the liar. O'Reilly says the transcripts show he did not call him Dr. Killer. But he did, he called him Dr. Killer, and he also called him "Tiller The Baby Killer" over and over and over in the past 5 years, right up until Dr. Tiller was murdered. Now he's lying about it all, while he dances on the man's grave.
IRELAND: The fact that Dr. Tiller was murdered is --
O'REILLY: In order to terminate a life, that has to be catastrophic. And I think it has been proven beyond a reasonable doubt, in Dr. Killer's case, that wasn't what he was doing. But Ms. Ireland, we appreciate you coming on.
IRELAND: You call him Dr. Killer, and he was murdered. And I think that that is --
O'REILLY: He was murdered.
IRELAND: -- just outrageous.
O'REILLY: And so do I. I agree 100 percent with you. It cannot happen in America. Thank you for appearing tonight.
The Tuesday 6-9-09 O'Reilly Factor Review
By: Steve - June 10, 2009 - 10:45am
The TPM was called Terror on Trial. Billy spewed out the right-wing talking points about Obama not using the word terrorist in his Cairo speech. Obama gave this speech 6 days ago and these right-wing morons are still crying about it. And why would he want to go to an Arab country and use a word they hate like terrorist. It would be like giving a speech to black people and using the N word, which would be stupid, and defeat the purpose of going there, to repair the damage Bush did. I guess O'Reilly and his right-wing friends are too stupid to understand that.
We want to make friends with Arabs, not piss them off more. We can also be tough on them without using the word terrorist. So shut up already, nobody cares about this but a few right-wing idiots who want to use it to make Obama look bad. Polls show the Obama speech was well liked by almost everyone, except partisan Republican idiots like O'Reilly and his friends who just want to smear Obama in any way they can. Billy also cried about the terrorist being brought to NY to have a trial. As expected he flipped out and said it was wrong, it would make us less safe, and he should be in a military trial.
Which is garbage, because we have done this very thing with many terrorists in the past. If the guy is found guilty he will go to jail for life, now what part of that is wrong. If he is not found guilty then we should not have been holding him in the first place. He will be deported and we will follow the laws we have. O'Reilly don't understand that, because he is a right-wing nut job. He wants the guy put on trial in these kangaroo military courts that are rigged to always get a guilty verdict whether they are guilty or not. Hey Billy, I bet if that was your brother on trial you would have a whole different opinion.
Then the totally biased and one sided Karl Rove was put on to discuss it, and of course no Democrat was there to give the other side. Rove spewed out the same garbage O'Reilly was saying, and basically agreed with everything he said, like two peas in a pod, both right-wing idiots who smear Obama any chance they get. Billy asked Rove why Bush did not put him on trial during his 8 years in office, and Rove put out a bunch of lame excuses to defend it, then Billy said he trusts Rove to be telling the truth. Even when there is no proof he was, and even after Rove has been proven to be a liar, and a giant right-wing spin doctor.
In fact, most people may not know this. But Rove got his job on FOX just to spin what Bush and Cheney did during their 8 years in the White House. That is the only reason he started working at FOX, he is not a journalist or a tv analyst. He is a paid spin doctor, he runs campaigns and puts out spin. And almost everything he says is right-wing spin or a lie. And Billy helps him by giving him a platform to spew out his right-wing propaganda on his #1 rated cable news show. While not doing that for anyone who is equal to Rove in the Democratic party. If O'Reilly were actually fair and balanced he would have a Bob Beckel or a James Carville on with Rove to counter what Rove says, but he never does that, ever, not once.
Then O'Reilly put the right-wing hollywood actor Jon Voight on to trash and smear Obama. Voight trashed and insulted Obama in an op-ed and in a speech at the Republican fundraiser. And Billy could not get him on his show fast enough, like a good little Republican. Hey Billy, what happened to respect for the president. This nut smears Obama and you put him on the air, but when a liberal spoke out against Bush you refused to have them on, and then you hammered them when they were not there.
What's really funny is O'Reilly has said many times in the past that all the people in hollywood are pinheads, and we should not care what they say or listen to them. Then a right-wing hollywood pinhead shoots his mouth off about Obama and O'Reilly sings a whole different tune. Suddenly Voight is not a pinhead, we should care what he says, and we should listen to him. It's massive hypocrisy, and a double standard, from Billy. Earth to O'Jackass, I do not care what anyone in hollywood says, liberal or conservative. So get a grip and stop putting them on the air, stop talking about what they say, and start reporting some real news for once. Nobody cares what crazy Jon Voight says, or anyone else in hollywood for that matter. So follow your own rules and stop reporting what these pinheads say.
Then Billy did another story on the Judge and the DA in the Oklahoma rape case where the guy got 1 year for raping a young girl. Billy was mad that the Governor and the AG would not do anything to get the judge or the DA. O'Reilly had a right-wing radio guy on to talk about it, Pat Campbell. He kissed Billy's ass and told him he is doing good, and he will help him. At one point he said O'Reilly's 3.5 million viewers should call and write them and demand the judge be impeached. Billy said btw if you count my re-run it's 5 million.
Earth to Billy, nobody counts re-runs but you, you are the only person in America who counts their re-runs in their ratings, nobody else does it, because it's dishonest. You can not prove that everyone who watched your re-run did not already watch the 8pm show, that's why the re-runs are not counted in the Nielson ratings, dumbass. Your rating was a 3.5, not a 5.0, because re-runs are not counted, try to remember that you fricking ego maniac.
Then O'Reilly did a segment on how Newspapers are losing customers. Billy claims it's because they are suddenly liberal and everyone is leaving because of their liberal bias. Which is just ridiculous, and total right-wing propaganda. Billy had Mike Shields on from mediaweek to discuss it. And he disagreed with everything Billy said, which did no good at all because O'Reilly had a story to spin out and nobody was going to stop him, facts be damned. Mike said Billy's spin was bull, and that Newspapers are losing customers because of the internet, because younger people do not read Newspapers, and that these liberal papers have been liberal for 50 years, so they did not just suddenly become liberal and force everyone to leave because of it.
O'Reilly just dismissed all that and said you are wrong, as he usually does when someone disagrees with him. O'Reilly did not listen to one word Mike said, then he just went back to his right-wing spin. Then he told Mike he was wrong, and that he was right. Even though he is wrong, the facts show that all Newspapers are losing customers, and it has nothing to do with a paper having a liberal or a conservative bias. Mike even pointed out that conservative papers are losing customers too, and O'Reilly just dismissed it as garbage. He also said the bad economy is part of the problem, and O'Reilly dismissed that too.
Then Billy had the stupid, one sided and biased "is it legal" segment with Megyn kelly and Lis Wiehl, the two Republicans who work for FOX. And the equally stupid Factor culture quiz with Steve Doocy and Martha MacCallum, two more Republicans who work for FOX. Mr. "I'm an Independent thinker" had 7 Republican guests and 1 Democrat guest. If that's Independent thinking I'm tiger Woods. The whole show was 99% right-wing propaganda, with 99% right-wing guests, and O'Reilly put out more right-wing propaganda than any of them.
Then he claims to be an Independent thinker with a no spin zone, which is just ridiculous. It's a total right-wing spin zone with a Republican host, and that is a fact, just watch it. It's no different than watching Hannity, it's a right-wing host putting out right-wing spin with 80 to 99 percent Republican guests. A Democrat is allowed on once in a while just to make it look good, then even when they do get on O'Reilly disagrees with everything they say, and makes fun of them, and dismisses them as left-wing loons.
Then the totally lame pinheads and patriots and the Factor e-mails. These two segments should be retired and some real news should be reported, but it will never happen.
The Monday 6-8-09 O'Reilly Factor Review
By: Steve - June 9, 2009 - 10:40am
The TPM was called Liberal Hypocrisy. Which is a joke coming from the king of hypocrisy. First O'Reilly said he is an independent thinker, yeah and I'm Donald Trump. Then he went on some insane rant about how liberals are hypocrites because they did not trash Dr. Tiller for doing abortions. Billy said the liberals go nuts if a terrorist is waterboarded, but say nothing when Tiller kills babies, so they are hypocrites. Which may be the most ridiculous thing O'Reilly had ever said, and if anyone is a hypocrite, it's him.
Dear Bill O'Dumbass, read my lips. What Dr. Tiller was doing is LEGAL, he did LEGAL abortions, they were LEGAL. It is not against the law, and he did nothing wrong. Waterboarding is torture, it's a CRIME, and ILLEGAL, under International law, under U.S. law, and under the UN Convention Against Torture. What part of that does your little right-wing pea sized brain not understand. How can it be hypocrisy to oppose torture, but not LEGAL abortions, there is no liberal hypocrisy, except in your warped mind. Billy said the media and the NY Times cover Tiller like he is a hero, and that the NY Times actually called him a hero. But that was on the op-ed page, not from the actual paper. Billy failed to mention that.
And remember this, O'Reilly is the guy who just got caught red handed lying about the CNN reporting on the Private Long murder, to imply a liberal media bias that was not there. So why should anyone ever believe anything he says ever again. O'Reilly is a biased right-wing liar, he spins and lies to make his argument fit into his right-wing agenda, and that is a fact boys and girls, then he claims he is an Independent thinker. When he is about as Independent as Rush Limbaugh, or Sean Hannity. Watching the Factor is the same as watching Hannity, except for one small difference, at least Hannity has the balls to admit he is a Republican.
Then O'Reilly had Juan Williams and Mary K. Ham on to discuss his insane talking points memo. Juan told O'Reilly there was no liberal hypocrisy because Torture is ILLEGAL and Abortion is LEGAL. Then O'Reilly said the dumbest thing, he told Juan he was just hiding behind the law. Ummmmmmmmm, huh? You mean the law in the past you said must be followed or we have chaos, that law? Then Juan contined to explain there was no hypocrisy because Abortion is LEGAL, O'Reilly stopped him again and said Juan was doing the law dance. Wow, earth to O'Reilly, laws are what we go by, and if you ignore them you have chaos and anarchy, as you have said yourself. Did Billy forget to take his meds again? I think so, because his argument was insanity.
And of course the parrot Mary K. Ham agreed with O'Reilly, that's how she stays on the show, she is just there to be a right-wing stooge who agrees with everything O'Reilly ever says, and that is exactly what she does. Even if what he is saying is insanity, she still agrees with every word of it. Billy was also outraged that in the NY Times op-ed the writer called Dr. Tiller a hero, while failing to disclose it was an op-ed piece. Hey Billy, what happened to that full disclosure you call for from other journalists, and the journalistic standards you demand. Talk about hypocrite, you are the king of hypocrisy. Not to mention O'Reilly is still attacking Dr. Tiller for doing LEGAL abortions, after the man was killed by one of his pro-life friends. Talk about a sick thing to do, this is it. Stop attacking him jerkoff, the man is dead, show some respect for the dead.
And btw, O'Reilly cried about the NY Times op-ed calling Tiller a hero, but he never says a word about all the pro-life groups who call the abortion killing idiots American heros, Billy never says a word about that, and he is not outraged over that. And these guys are murdering criminals, Tiller was doing LEGAL abortions, yet O'Reilly says nothing about pro-life groups calling these murderers American heros, where is your outrage over that jackass. At the army of god website they call guys who bomb abortion clinics, and murder abortion doctors American heros, right now, go look for yourself, yet O'Reilly never says a word about it, ever, not once. Talk about hypocrisy, that is massive hypocrisy, from you O'Reilly.
Then O'Reilly talked about North Korea and the two journalists who got 12 years in prison. Billy had the far right nut job Newt Gingrich to discuss things. They talked for 4 minutes about what Obama can do about Kim Jong il, and the two journalists. After 4 minutes of this right-wing mumbo jumbo, neither one of them had any idea what Obama can do. O'Reilly made another insane statement, he said Kim Jong il gave them 12 years to force a confrontation with Obama. And crazy Newt agreed, which makes them both clueless idiots. They got 12 years because they broke the law, morons. And it had nothing to do with Obama. At the end of this madness Billy and Newt said they have no solution, what a shocker, not!
Then Billy had the results of one of his biased and unscientific personal website polls. The poll asked if Republicans attack Sotomayor with it hurt them. And the results were laughable, 78% said no, which proves that mostly right-wing idiots visit his website and vote in his worthless polls. Because it will hurt them with latino voters, that is for sure, and O'Reilly himself has even admitted that. Yet 78% of his clueless website visitors do not think it will, which also proves how stupid and biased they are.
Then O'Reilly had a segment on the death of David Carradine, he had 2 former detectives on to discuss it. And they all agreed it was probably an accidental death with some kind of crazy sexual ritual Carradine was doing. The hall security camera at the hotel shows that nobody went in or out of his room, so whatever happened was done by Carradine himself.
Then O'Reilly did a segment with Dr. Marc Lamont Hill. They talked about the guys who jumped the suspected child rapist and beat him with a 2x4. Hill was ok with it, and O'Reilly was outraged that they jumped and beat the man before he has even been indicted. And for once I agree with O'Reilly, and disagree with Dr. Hill. O'Reilly was right, they should not jump and beat a man with a 2x4 unless they know for sure the guy did it. The cops had put his picture out and offered a reward, and they called him a person of interest. You are innocent until proven guilty, so you have no right to jump the guy and beat him with a stick.
How do you know you have the right man, maybe they just look alike, who knows. The best part was when Dr. Hill said he had no problem with it, O'Reilly went nuts and said WHAT ABOUT THE LAW, IF WE DO NOT OBEY THE LAWS WE HAVE CHAOS AND ANARCHY. Dear Bill O'Reilly, you are a giant hypocrite. You are right about this case, but a few segments ago you told Juan Williams you do not care about the law, that he was hiding behind the law, and that he was doing the law dance. You hammered Juan for simply stating that Torture is against the law, and abortion is legal. Now you pull the law card, what a massive hypocrite idiot you are.
Ten minutes ago you don't care about the law, when it involves your hero Bush or an abortion doctor, and you hammer Williams for saying it's the law, then you say to Dr. Hill that we have laws that must be followed or we have chaos and anarchy. Do you not see what a giant fool and a giant hypocrite you are, if not, go watch the tape of your own show and look at it. You are a giant idiot, and the king of double standards and hypocrisy. If you agree with something laws are meaningless, but if you disagree suddenly laws are to be followed or we have chaos and anarchy, that is a double standard and the ultimate hypocrisy.
Then the 2 Republican culture warriors Gretchen Carlson and Margaret Hoover were on to talk Brittany Spears and a jack in the box commercial about menopause. What a waste of tv time this segment is, it's not news, and has no news value at all. It's simply done for ratings and for O'Reilly to have 2 more right-wing blonde bimbos on his show.
Then the stupid "no reality" Reality Check segment, that is total right-wing propaganda with no checks and no reality so I do not even report it. Then pinheads and patriots and the e-mail. In answer to one e-mail that said most Factor viewers are conservative, O'Reilly said that's not true, that he has a balance of viewers.
O'Reilly is lying, and the e-mailer was right, the vast majority of Factor viewers are conservative, only 3% are liberal, yet 66% are conservative. A 2008 Pew poll on who is watching the news found that O'Reilly had the 3rd highest number of conservative viewers in the media.
The #1 show is Rush Limbaugh with 80% conservative viewers, Hannity is #2 with 68% conservative viewers, and O'Reilly is #3 with 66% conservative viewers. Yet O'Reilly claims his viewer demographics are balanced, when only 3% of liberal watch him, if that's balance I'm Elvis. And btw, O'Reilly has the fewest liberal viewers out of all of them. Limbaugh has 10% liberals, Hannity has 9% liberals, and O'Reilly only has 3% liberals, so liberals hate O'Reilly more than Limbaugh or Hannity, go figure.
O'Reilly Now Lying About His Reporting on Dr. Tiller
By: Steve - June 8, 2009 - 2:50pm
O'Reilly is a serial liar, last week he falsely claimed that he simply "reported" pro-life groups referring to George Tiller as "Tiller the baby killer." In fact, O'Reilly himself has repeatedly referred to Tiller that way.
In his June 3 column O'Reilly wrote that "far-left loons blamed me and Fox News for inciting Tiller's killer. Even though I reported on the doctor honestly, the loons asserted that my analysis of him was hateful. O'Reilly continued: "Chief among the complaints was the doctor's nickname, 'Tiller the baby killer.'
Some pro-lifers branded him with that, and I reported it. So did hundreds of other news sources." However, O'Reilly has not only "reported" on the term's usage by "pro-lifers," he has adopted it himself, repeatedly referring to Tiller as "the baby killer" on his show:
* On the May 15 O'Reilly Factor, O'Reilly stated that Kathleen Sebelius, who was then the governor of Kansas and is now secretary of health and human services, "is the most pro-abortion governor in the United States. Based upon Dr. Tiller, the baby killer in her state, and all of that. All right? So there's no doubt."I guess O'Reilly just forgot he personally called Dr. Tiller "Tiller the baby killer" many many times. Yeah that's it, he just forgot, and if you buy that I have some land to sell you.
* On the May 11 O'Reilly Factor, O'Reilly said Sebelius "is pro-abortion. She wants the babies done for. This is -- she supported Tiller the baby killer out there."
* On the April 27 O'Reilly Factor, O'Reilly said that Sebelius "recently vetoed a bill that placed restrictions on late-term abortions in Kansas. The bill was introduced because of the notorious Tiller the baby killer case, where Dr. George Tiller destroys fetuses for just about any reason right up until the birth date for $5,000."
* On the April 3 O'Reilly Factor, O'Reilly said, "Tiller got acquitted in Kansas, Tiller the baby killer."
* On the March 27 O'Reilly Factor, O'Reilly stated: "Now, we have bad news to report, that Tiller the baby killer out in Kansas -- acquitted. Acquitted today of murdering babies. I wasn't in the courtroom. I didn't sit on the jury. But there's got to be a special place in hell for this guy."
As MMFA has documented, since Tiller was shot to death on May 31st, O'Reilly has attributed the term to others and claimed he only "reported" it.
For instance, on the June 2 edition of The O'Reilly Factor, O'Reilly read an email from a viewer who asked, "Mr. O'Reilly, how can you be sure that reciting 'Tiller the baby killer' over and over again did not inflame the assassin?"
O'Reilly responded, "The doctor was involved in a criminal case. I reported what groups were calling him. I reported accurately." Similarly, on the June 1 edition of his program, O'Reilly stated that Tiller was "nicknamed 'The Baby Killer' by pro-life groups."
Those statements from O'Reilly ignores the facts, the facts O'Reilly claims to report. Because we have documented proof that he personally called Dr. tiller "Tiller The Baby Killer" numerous times. Which is more than just reporting that a pro-life group said it, and that you only reported what they said.
Not to mention O'Reilly said the Doctor was worse than Hitler, said he had blood on his hands, said the Doctor kills babies for money for any reason, even though legally they are not babies, and not a person yet, and said he will have his judgement day.
As usual, O'Reilly is lying about his own reporting to cover up what he knows was wrong to say about Dr. Tiller.
O'Reilly Caught Red Handed Lying About CNN Reporting
By: Steve - June 6, 2009 - 12:00pm
After reading this story you will have conclusive proof that Bill O'Reilly is a biased, lying, spinning, right-wing idiot, that will say anything to fit his argument, even though it's a flat out lie that can be easily checked. Read on to see the total dishonesty from O'Reilly.
On the Wednesday 6-3-09 O'Reilly Factor, Billy falsely claimed that on CNN, "only Anderson Cooper at 10 o'clock covered the story" of the slaying of Army recruiter Pvt. William Long. In fact, in addition to the coverage on Anderson Cooper 360, CNN covered Long's shooting on 15 shows from June 1st through June 3rd. O'Reilly made the comments while comparing the coverage of Long's killing and the slaying of Kansas abortion provider George Tiller.
The following CNN shows covered Long's shooting:
* The 1 p.m. hour of the June 1 edition of CNN Newsroom.When O'Reilly stated, "CNN says look, we don't do opinion. We do news. Only Anderson Cooper at 10 o'clock covered the story. Nobody else," his guest, Joe Strupp of Editor & Publisher magazine, replied, "You're right." Proving Joe was as dishonest as O'Reilly, or he had no clue O'Reilly was lying.
* The 2 p.m. hour of the June 1 edition of CNN Newsroom.
* The 3 p.m. hour of the June 1 edition of CNN Newsroom.
* The June 1 edition of Lou Dobbs Tonight.
* The June 1 edition of Campbell Brown: No Bias, No Bull.
* The 6 a.m. hour of the June 2 edition of American Morning.
* The 9 a.m. hour of the June 2 edition of CNN Newsroom.
* The 10 a.m. hour of the June 2 edition of CNN Newsroom.
* The 11 a.m. hour of the June 2 edition of CNN Newsroom.
* The 1 p.m. hour of the June 2 edition of CNN Newsroom.
* The 2 p.m. hour of the June 2 edition of CNN Newsroom.
* The 6 p.m. hour of the June 2 edition of The Situation Room.
* The June 2 edition of Lou Dobbs Tonight.
* The 10 a.m. hour of the June 3 edition of CNN Newsroom.
* The 1 p.m. hour of the June 3 edition of CNN Newsroom.
Here is the actual transcript:
O'REILLY: On CNN, only Anderson Cooper --Sanchez said this:
STRUPP: But you can point to a lot of issues where that happens.
O'REILLY: CNN is supposed to be the news channel, all right.
STRUPP: Isn't Fox and MSNBC supposed to be news?
O'REILLY: No, no, no, but CNN says look, we don't do opinion. We do news. Only Anderson Cooper at 10 o'clock covered the story.
STRUPP: Right. No, I --
O'REILLY: Nobody else.
STRUPP: You're right.
O'REILLY: So, all day long, it wasn't news to cover an Army recruiter gunned down in Arkansas.
Now, there is something else in play here. What's in play is the zealotry on the part of the editors in the newspapers and the producers on television to promote abortion rights. That's what this is all about.
SANCHEZ: "Let's add this up together now," Sanchez said. "We led with the story when it broke. We led with it again the next day. We analyzed the terrorism angle with experts and called former FBI agents to take us through it. And as a network, we covered the story umpteen times throughout the days, throughout all hours of those days. But Bill O'Reilly says he only saw it once.And btw, last night O'Reilly admitted he got it wrong and said he was sorry. But in his correction and apology to CNN he still made a jackass out of himsef, he said Sanchez was "snide and surly" and never even used his name, he just said the guy at CNN. Then Billy went on to say he rarely ever makes mistakes. When he does, he just refuses to admit it. All Sanchez did was report the facts, the facts O'Reilly got wrong, then O'Reilly calls him snide and surly, when he was the good guy, and O'Reilly was the bad guy who got caught lying.
And since he only saw it once, well then that must be the truth. It doesn't matter what really happened. It doesn't matter what the record shows. All that matters is what Bill thinks he saw. We called Fox today, by the way. No response yet."
Sanchez ended with a comment on O'Reilly calling CNN the "news channel."
"O'Reilly did get one thing right," he said. "We here at CNN do say we're in the business of doing news. You know why? Because we are. And while we are far from perfect, we do check our facts before we say things. And if we get it wrong, we say so. And that is called reporting."
Here is my question, O'Reilly has said in the past that he has a 15 person staff that does crack research and they have never been wrong. When right here he got it wrong, big time. And he did not need a 15 person staff to research it, one person could have called CNN and asked them what kind of coverage they did on the Private long story.
Instead he makes a fool of himself spewing out a known lie to fit his argument about liberal media bias, in the hopes that his braindead right-wing viewers would believe him (which they usually do) without even checking with CNN to see how much they actually did cover the story. In fact, I would bet they covered it more than FOX did.
This is the worst mistake a journalist can make, he spewed out all these lies about CNN, when a simple phone call could have proven him wrong. But he don't care, he just hoped nobody would call him on it and he could get away with it. Well yesterday Rick Sanchez at CNN called him on it and made him look like the fool he is. I hope to have the transcript Monday, and I will publish it here.
Sanchez nailed O'Reilly big time, he played the clip of O'Reilly lying about CNN, then played clips from the 15 different shows where CNN reported the story. It was the best smackdown of O'Reilly I have seen in a long time, I actually saw it myself, I usually do not watch CNN, but I just happened to be watching CNN when Sanchez busted him. And it's most likely the reason O'Reilly did the correction on the Friday night show, because Sanchez nailed him good.
The Friday 6-5-09 O'Reilly Factor Review
By: Steve - June 6, 2009 - 11:45am
The TPM was called Security Concerns. Billy is concerned that Obama will not keep us safe unless he uses torture and keeps Gitmo open. Which is what got us in trouble in the first place, made us look bad to the rest of the world, probably caused more terrorism, and more hatred towards America. The opening of Gitmo and the torture, probably created 10 times more terrorists then we killed or captured, and yet O'Dumbass don't seem to understand that. Earth to O'Idiot, if you do things that create 10,000 new terrorists, and you only kill or capture 1,000, you are losing, because they are 9,000 ahead, moron. Not to mention, you break laws and compromise your values for nothing.
Billy cried about Europe and Canada not helping in the war on terror. And he claims we must keep Gitmo open, even though pretty much everyone says it should be closed, even General Petraeus, John McCain, and Colin Powell. Only the far right nuts like O'Reily, Rove, Gingrich, etc. want to keep it open, because they are stupid. Gitmo makes us look bad, and reminds people that we used torture, and that is not good. Even if the place is needed, we should still close it and move those prisoners to another prison. Just to send a signal to the rest of the world that things have changed, and we do not torture people anymore.
O'Reilly had 2 Democrats on to discuss it, Julia Piscitelli and Leslie Marshall. O'Reilly said the other nations are all cowards and we will have to fight the war on terror alone, he also called Obama naive, so much for respecting the president, that went out the window when a Democrat got in. Julia and Leslie both disagreed with O'Reilly and they pointed out that Germany is going to help, they just have some rules to it. And they also pointed out Obama has only been president for 5 months so give him some time, they are still mad at Bush and it may take him a while to repair the damage done by Bush.
O'Reilly said that was all BS, and basically shot down everything she said as liberal nonsense. When it was all true, it just did not fit his right-wing propaganda so he has to deny it is happening. Just like when he said CNN did not cover the Private Long story, when they had 15 shows cover it over a 3 day period, he had the facts wrong, as usual.
Then O'Reilly had the right-wing Linda Chavez on to trash Sonia Sotomayor. And of course no Democrat guest to defend her or give her side. Chavez trahsed Sotomayor and the whole thing was a giant waste of tv time. Even O'Reilly said Chavez was not doing a very good job convincing him Sotomayor is a bad judge. Billy said he looked at her rulings and he could not find much to object to, yet Chavez and her right-wing friends keep trying to smear her. It's ridiculous, because Sotomayor will be confirmed, and everyone knows it, so it's a waste of time to even do segments about her.
Then Geraldo was on to discuss a rape of 2 young girls, 11 and 5 years old. Geraldo talked to the girls mother and got her to cry, which is good tv to him. Then Billy and Geralso trashed the judge and the DA for only giving the guy 1 year in prison. But he did get 19 years probation, and will have to register as a sex offender. Even I think 1 year is insane, the guy should have got 10 years, or more, and 19 years probation, I have no sympathy for child rapists, and If I were the judge I would have given the guy 20 years, for each rape. In fact, I would support a law that says you rape a child you go to prison for life. At the end Billy called for the judge to be disbarred, and called on the Feds to investigate.
Then O'Reilly did a total waste of time worthless segment. He had the father of the kid on who did the youtube video of his kid after going to the dentist, the kid was out of it from the gas. His name was David Devore, and he was on to do an interview. My God, who cares, and this story is like 3 months old. Billy said he was exploiting the child and embarrasing him. But the father disagreed, and he said nobody says anything bad about it. That most people think it's funny, and there was no harm, just a funny video, and I agree.
Only right-wing nuts like O'Reilly have a problem with it, when all the guy did was film his child while he was on laughing gas, who fricking cares. Get a sense of humor man, nobody cares but you. The father even said he would do it again if he had the chance, and he did not see anything wrong with it. O'Reilly acted like he scarred the kid for life or something, when that kid probably thinks it's funny too. And I bet he is sending the link to watch it to everyone he knows. Billy said he would never do that to his kids, and I say who cares, and I feel sorry for your kids, I bet they grow up more screwed up than you are.
Then O'Reilly played old clips of Dennis Miller, he called it the best of Dennis Miller 2009. Billy claims his viewers wrote in to him asking to see more of Dennis, so he showed reruns of old shows he was on. And what a shocker, it was clips of Milelr jokes on nothing but liberals. Not one joke was about a conservative.
Then the Factor tv icon garbage on Lawrence Welk, ummmmm, why? It's just more non-news to get ratings and waste time. Then the pinheads and patriots, and the Factor e-mails. And this terrible non-news filled show was over. This was a bad show, and it barely gave me anything to write about.
The Thursday 6-4-09 O'Reilly Factor Review
By: Steve - June 5, 2009 - 10:45am
The TPM was called Cairo Speech. Billy talked about the Obama speech in Egypt. He said overall it was ok, but he did not like Obama saying we used torture again. Billy also said he did not like the sympathy Obama showed to the Muslims. Which is crazy, because that is why he went there, to fix the bad relations we had with Bush the cowboy idiot. Billy hated the part where Obama admitted we used torture, and he said we are not a torture nation so drop it and move on. Billy just hates that because it makes his hero G.W. Bush look bad. Guess what O'Dummy, Bush did torture people, and that is a fact.
Then O'Reilly had the far right spin doctor Karl Rove on, and Billy asked him to grade the Obama speech. Rove put out some big long winded answer that made no sense at all, and never even gave him a grade. So Billy asked him again, Rove said most of it was really bad, but he did give him a B- on a small part of it, a D- and a C- on the rest of it. Of course Rove hated it, because he is a biased partisan right-wing idiot who can not be objective for 2 reasons, 1) he was in the Bush administration, and 2) he hates Obama and everything he does. Yet O'Reilly puts this idiot on the air to do an analysis of the Obama speech.
Even the right-wing O'Reilly disagreed with some of the Rove spin and sort of almost defended Obama, which is rare. The joke is even having a partisan idiot like Rove on to give his analysis, who cares what Rove thinks, he helped Bush put the country in the mess we have now. There are 2 people we should never hear from again, or care what they ever have to say. Karl Rove and Dick Cheney. They run this country into the ground, then on top of that, outed a CIA agent, used torture, and lied us into a war in Iraq that killed over 4,000 military heros. So here is my message to Rove and Cheney, go away scum, you should never be heard from again. And btw, Rove said the only good thing Obama has ever done is order those 3 pirates be shot in the head.
Then Dr. Marc Lamont Hill was on to give his analysis. Hill gave Obama a B-, and said the minus is because he thought Obama held back too much because he was worried about the right-wing critics that might hammer him. O'Reilly said he did not like the America bashing with the torture talk, and then said it hurts the country. Huh? What a load of right-wing garbage. Earth to O'Reilly, read my lips, admitting Bush used torture and saying we will not do it again is not America bashing you far right idiot. It might be Bush bashing, sort of, but it sure as hell is not America bashing.
Hill disagreed and told O'Reilly it was not America bashing, and it does not hurt the country. But of course O'Reilly was not buying any of that. Billy said we are not a torture nation, said it was only 3 people, and that Obama should shut up about it. Earth to O'Dumbass, even if it was only 1 person, it's still torture. And 3 is 3 too many, torture is illegal, go read the UN Convention Against Torture the USA signed on to in 1985, moron. So we were a torture nation, under Bush, so stop crying about it, and stop trying to justify torture by your hero G.W. Bush. Dr. Hill told O'Reilly it was not America bashing, and it did not hurt the country, and I agree 100 percent. Giving a speech in an Arab country does not hurt America, it actually helped the country, dumbass.
Then O'Reilly reported some unproven report from stratfor.com, the right-wing website, that Obama ordered the FBI to stop watching some terrorist. It was unproven, and he admitted that, because the Justice Department denies the report. Yet he reported it anyway, after he has said he never speculates, then he speculated. Billy had the far right loon Laura Ingraham on to discuss it. And you can just imagine what she said, it's the same as having Ann Coulter on, total right-wing spin and propaganda, with nobody to counter anything she said.
Ingraham and O'Reilly are 2 right-wing idiots who spin out lies and right-wing propaganda, one lies, and the other one swears to it. That is why there is never a Democrat on with her, or Rove, or Morris, or Goldberg, because then someone would be there to give the truth, and de-bunk all the GOP talking points. So Billy puts all these right-wingers on all alone, that way they can spew out their proapganda with nobody there to call them on it. Basically Ingraham trashed Obama and the media for everything they do. Because she is a partisan right-wing loon, and the fill in host for Billy, so he loves her. And lets her spin out all this right-wing garbage because he agrees with 99 percent of it.
Then Billy had the total right-wing stooge Bernie Goldberg on to talk about the media coverage of the Tiller murder. And of course he was on all alone to spew out his crazy and biased analysis. Billy cried about the media attacking him over his Tiller coverage. Billy, move on, let it go, the story is about a right-wing nut who killed Dr. tiller in a church, simply because he was doing LEGAL abortions, report that story, idiot. Nobody cares that the media is attacking you, except you.
Billy and Bernie both cried about how they were attacked by the media. NOBODY CARES. Report the real story, or don't report it at all. They both claim they did nothing wrong, then they attacked the people who reported on what they did. Billy said they are clueless pro-abortion zealots, which is a lie for one, and ridiculous. The zealots are the pro-life wackos who think they can tell a woman what to do with her body. They prove they are zealots by bombing abortion clinics, and killing abortion doctors, not that's a zealot.
And people like me are pro-choice, that does not mean we like abortion, or that we support baby killing. In fact, I am opposed to abortion, but I am pro-choice. Because I believe in a free country a woman should have the right to do whatever she wants with her body, as long as it's legal. If you think that's being a pro-abortion zealot you are clinically insane, and a fricking dumbass. I am actually against abortion, but I am pro-choice, because I believe in freedom in a free country. Unlike you pro-life freaks who think you can tell a woman what to do with her body, you are the freaked out zealots who bomb abortion clinics, and kill people, then call them American heros, not us.
Then the Kelly file with the Republican Megyn Kelly. Which is just another one sided biased segment with a Republican guest and no Democrat. And btw, there was only 1 Democrat on the whole show, Dr. Hill. The two of them trashed Al Gore for making money, and some politician in New Jersy for not passing Jessicas law. Billy and Kelly did a smear job on Al Gore for simply making a lot of money, $100 million, according to them. Hey jerks, who cares how much money Gore makes, nobody but you 2 idiots. They implied he made that money wrongly somehow, with no proof at all, none. It was a total smear job, with all speculation, and nobody cares. Billy even said it was his favorite story, yeah because he loves to trash Democrats, especially Gore and Clinton.
The whole thing was a biased partisan joke, it's not news, and has no news value at all. O'Reilly just did it because he knows his right-wing viewers love it when he smears Gore, or any democrat for that matter. It was simply done to get ratings from his idiotic 70 year old conservative viewers. Then the no reality reality Check segment nonsense, the pinheads and patriots garbage, and the ridiculous highly edited Factor e-mail segment.
The Wednesday 6-3-09 O'Reilly Factor Review
By: Steve - June 4, 2009 - 12:35pm
The TPM was called Muslim Outreach. Billy talked about Obama going to the Muslim world to give a speech. He said it was smart, but also said if he screws up it will be a disaster. The usual right-wing propaganda, Obama better not criticize the USA, etc. etc. etc. Billy said many people in the Muslim world hate the USA and Obama is not going to change that, ummmm, how in the hell do you know that, he might, so your an idiot for even saying that. Billy also said this.
O'REILLY: We can't kill all of our enemies. If we persuade enough of them to stop hostilities like we did in Iraq, we can defeat the remaining fanatics.
Wait a minute pal, a while back (during the Bush presidency) when a liberal guest told you we can not kill all our enemies, and said diplomacy and fighting a smart war on terror is the best way to go, you called them a left-wing loon, and said the answer is to just kill more of them. Now you are saying the exact same thing the liberal said, what a fricking hypocrite. And btw, we did not just persuade them to stop the hostilities, we paid them to stop the killing. We basically bribed them to stop attacking us, and we waited 4 years to do it, which got 4,000 brave U.S. troops killed.
Then O'Reilly had the hooker toe sucking idiot Dick Morris on to discuss it. For once Morris actually said Obama is doing the right thing and he can do well with the Muslims, basically because his father was a Muslim. But of course Morris had to say something negative, and he don't like what he's doing with Israel, but who cares what Dick Morris likes or don't like, nobody except O'Reilly. Morris and O'Dummy sat there for 4 minutes in a serious discussion about what Obama should say and should not say. It was just nonsense, who cares what these two right-wing fools want him to say, Obama sure dont. At the end of the segment O'Reilly said if Obama insults America again it's over, haha, your over pal, just shut the hell up, moron.
Then O'Reilly had the far right nut Colonel Ralph Peters on to discuss it. Hey Billy, where are the Democratic guests to discuss it, just asking. Then the right-wing nut Peters told Billy what Obama needs to do, and what he should say. Once again, who cares what you think, you are a right-wing jerk who hates Obama, on a right-wing news network that hates Obama. Peters put out the standard GOP garbage, Obama should be tough, say America is great, and not pander to the Muslims, blah blah blah. Peters also said Obama should cancel his trip to Egypt and go to Israel and support our allies, and he said it was snubbing Israel. Earth to Col. Jerkoff, it's a trip to the Muslim world, what part of that do you not understand.
The rest of it was garbage not even worth reporting, all you need to know is that Col. Peters is a right-wing nut that hates Obama, and never says one good word about anything he does. Yet O'Reilly puts this stooge on all the time to trash Obama, with no Democrat to ever counter what this fool says. This Col. Jackass does nothing but trash Obama, not just last night, all the time, then at the end of the segment he says he is our president and I wish him well, yeah right, you two faced liar.
Then O'Reilly had 2 journalists on to discuss the media coverage of the Tiller murder. Billy claims the media was wrong to ignore the Private Long killed by the Muslim story, yet he admitted the coverage of Tiller was not too much because it was a big story. Earth to Billy, the Tiller story was big, because all you right-wing nuts make abortion such a big deal. So any story that broke during the Tiller story is not going to get much coverage, what part of that do you not understand. Evn FOX News barely covered it, so get a grip man. The big story was Tiller, not the Private Long story.
Billy said he was shocked that an Army recruiter in Arkansas got gunned down by some Muslim terrorist in the United States, and he can't find any info about it. But a simple google search Found more than a thousand stories about it. Strupp pointed that out but O'Reilly was not buying it, and he said the media barely covered it at all. What an idiot, to even argue that is insane. The big story was Dr. tiller, and the media covers what gets the the ratings, that's how it works dumbass. So they reported what was the biggest story that was getting the best ratings, case closed moron, lol.
Then O'Reilly had the Factor right-wing internet cop Amanda Carpenter on. they talked about right-wing rap guys from Dartmouth, ummm, who cares, and how is this news.
O'REILLY: All right. So they're -- they're Dartmouth wise guys. You know how it is up in Hanover, New Hampshire. They've got a lot of time on their hands, especially in the winter. So they make this rap. And it's being conservative. Right?It's clean and educational? More power to the Dartmouth guys? What a load of garbage, it's a bad rap from right-wing idiots in College. But of course Billy and Carpenter loved it because they are Conservatives rapping about the things Republicans like.
CARPENTER: Right, right. And it's been viewed over 270,000 times. So it is spreading virally.
O'REILLY: Good. And there weren't any "F" words in there, and there were no "N" words. Then I thought it was OK. All right.
CARPENTER: It's clean and educational.
O'REILLY: More power to the Dartmouth guys.
Then Dennis Miller (the has been that never was) was on to talk about Gitmo and some other issues. This segment is just stupid, it's a total waste of tv time. Billy just puts Miller on to make fun of liberals and what they do. This is not news, and has no news value at all. It's all about ratings, and Billy's right-wing viewers love Dennis Miller. Because he makes jokes about all the Democrats, and everything they do. It's not funny, and it's not news. But O'Reilly loves it, and usually laughs his ass off.
Then the Barack & a Hard Place segment with Monica Crowley and Alan Colmes. Which is just another segment for a Conservative to trash Obama, Billy is smart about it though. He puts Colmes on so he can claim it's balanced. But Colmes barely gets a word in, with O'Reilly and Crowley taking up all the time. And what he does say is made to look like liberal garbage, that the two of them just dismiss and make jokes about. Colmes is just there to be their liberal whipping boy, and he should refuse to do this segment. If he had any integrity at all he would stop doing it, because they just use him to make liberals look bad, and to trash Obama with a 2 on 1, Billy and Crowley against Colmes.
Then pinheads and patriots, and the highly edited Factor e-mail segment. Notice that not one Democrat was on the show to talk about the Obama trip to the middle east, it was all Republicans. The two Democrat guests were not allowed to discuss it, only Republicans were on to talk about it.
The Tuesday 6-2-09 O'Reilly Factor Review
By: Steve - June 3, 2009 - 11:35am
The TPM was called Placing Blame. And my God was it ridiculous, Billy cried some more about the media partly blaming him for Dr. Tillers murder. Then he pulled the old right-wing diversion/revenge trick. Even though in the past he has said you do not excuse bad behaviour with other bad behaviour, that is exactly what Billy did. O'Reilly talked about the killing of private Long by the muslim, and somehow claimed NBC was to blame for his death, which was just insanity. It's garbage, NBC did not call the muslim man names for 4 years, and direct them to the man by name, as O'Reilly did. So there was no comparison, at all.
O'Reilly spent 4 years and 28 shows personally calling Dr. Tiller, Tiller the baby killer, said he had blood on his hands, said he did late term abortions for cash for any reason, said he was worse than Hitler or Al Qaida, and said he would have his judgement day. That's totally different from NBC reporting once or twice on something with no names used, that might have caused a muslim to kill private Long. Not to mention what pissed off muslims was Gitmo, Iraq, torture, etc. and the guy even said that is why he killed private Long. Billy just did it as revenge for Olbermann and Maddow ripping him to pieces over the Tiller murder.
And btw, Billy also threatened to report that GE's Immelt had a deal with Iran about roadside bombs in Iraq, which is also total garbage to get revenge on Keith and Rachel. Basically O'Reilly plans to lie about Immelt and say his deals with Iran helped them make roadside bombs that killed U.S. troops. Which is just pure nonsense, it's all about childish revenge on Keith and Rachel for telling the truth about him, or as Billy would call it, smearing him, even though every word they reported was 100% true.
Then O'Reilly put Immelts personal e-mail and mailing address on the screen and asked his viewers to write him, and he had the insane Glenn Beck on to of course agree with him, Beck even wrote an e-mail to Immelt. Then Beck read the crazy e-mail word for word on the air, and it was full of lies and nonsense that was nothing but right-wing spin. Beck said O'Reilly did nothing wrong, and that he just reported the truth about Tiller. Which proves what an ass kissing right-wing idiot he is. Because O'Reilly did a lot more than just report the truth, he called him Tiller the baby killer, that's more than just reporting the truth.
Then Billy had more on abortion, and he said the NY Times glorified Tiller, which was a lie, all they did was report that he helped women get legal abortions. Only the right-wing pro-life idiots like O'Reilly hated the man, and they hated him for doing legal abortions, which is just ridiculous. I don't get these idiots, why does a man care if a woman he does not know gets an abortion, it's insanity. Let alone get so obsessed over it you go kill an abortion doctor. Especially when you are a pro-life bible reading church member, now that's insane.
He had the former head of NOW Patricia Ireland on. Then he just talked over her and would not even let her get 2 words in. At one point she had to tell him to stop talking and let her speak, she got 4 words out and he cut her off again. He just talked non-stop and would not even let her make a point. And O'Reilly is ignoring the real story, that a right-wing nut who read the bible and went to church would get a gun and kill a man because he did not like him doing abortions. That is the story, and O'Reilly totally ignores that. All he does is talk about him, and demonize Tiller and anyone who is pro-choice.
Then Billy had the far right nut Michael Scheuer on to talk about the Obama trip to the middle east. And this nut talked about abortion and Tiller, he trashed Democrats for being pro-choice, when the story is about a right-wing abortion doctor killer, not Democrats being pro-choice. Not to mention he was on to talk about Obama, but he spent the first minute telling O'Reilly how he did nothing wrong and how great he is. I noticed he kept calling him Mr. Obama, over and over, but when he talked about Bush when he was the president he always called him president Bush. So this guy is low life right-wing scum in my book. Then he said Obama should stay out of the Israel/Muslim conflict, I say who cares what this nut says about anything, shut up fool and go back to kissing O'Reily's ass.
Then the body language bimbo was on to spew out some mumbo jumbo, it was so funny. At one point she was reading Mel Gibson on Leno, he looked down after a question and she said that showed shame. Billy said wait a minute, maybe he was just collecting his thought, is that possible, and she said yeah. So her body language stuff is just hocus pocus garbage. She says a scratch to the nose means you are nervous, ummmm, maybe their nose itched, dumbass, lol. This segment is a total joke, and a total waste of tv time. And I will never report on it again.
Then the is it legal segment with Lis Wiehl and Megyn Kelly. O'Reilly had teased the segment about a ruling by a judge on Gitmo documents being published, and claimed the judge was helping the terrorists. Then Kelly and Wiehl both said they agree with the ruling, which made O'Reilly look like a fool. And it just shows what an idiot he is.They also talked about a Georgia voter ID law being thrown out, and Billy said the liberals just want anyone to be able to vote. Which is insane, we only want American citizens to vote. But this voter ID garbage is a right-wing plan to suppress the minority and poor person vote. They just want to stop them from voting, and they call it voter ID, it's a scam.
Then the total waste of tv time culture quiz with the two morons from FOX, Doocy and MacCallum. It's basically a culture quiz with dumb and dumber. Doocy is dumb, and MacCallum is dumber. This is not news, it's garbage, and only done for ratings, it has no news value, and is a total waste of time.
Then the even lamer pinheads and patriots and the cherry picked highly edited e-mails to Billy. And another ridiculous Factor was over, thank God.
The Murder of Doctor George Tiller
By: Steve - June 2, 2009 - 1:45am
Keith Olbermann had a special comment last night on the murder of Doctor Tiller, it details what O'Reilly and people like him did, so I will just publish it here.
OLBERMANN: Call a man a baby killer, a Nazi, like al Qaeda, like Stalin, like Hitler, do it for fear years, then the last part of the ingredient, act surprised when somebody shoots the man.
Finally tonight, our number one story, and the very serious, very unsettling part the Fox News Channel played in the assassination of Dr. George Tiller. The horrifying realization that a television figure can be a facilitator for domestic terrorism. This was under-scored, proved even today, when a man named Frank Schaeffer wrote for the "Huffington Post" that as a former member of the anti-abortion activist far right, he believes he, quote, "shares the blame for the murder of Dr. Tiller." As we believe here does Fox News Channel.
Schaeffer followed his father, Francis, an Evangelist into the field, each writing books. His father's was called "A Christian Manifesto." "In certain passages, he advocated force if all other methods for rolling back the abortion ruling of Roe v. Wade failed. He compared America and its legalized abortion to Hitler's Germany and said that whatever tactics would have been morally justified in removing Hitler would be justified in trying to stop abortion. Like many writers of moral, political and religious theories, my father and I would have been shocked that someone took us at our word, walked into a Lutheran church and pulled the trigger on an abortionist. But even if the murderer never read dad's or my words, we helped create the climate that made this murder likely to happen."
Of course, in this case, the murderer clearly heard the words from Fox News Channel, or in the most benign of constructions, read the words of those who had heard the words from Fox News Channel. There's a comment thread from the Operation Rescue website from April and May 2007. I‘m not implying these other posters had a hand in this. These are merely comments from readers about an anti-Tiller prayer event in Wichita.
It begins with a post from April 6, asking, "has Bill O'Reilly been invited to any of the Tiller events? If so, what has been his reply? Has Fox News covered any of the events?"
There are two subsequent answers echoing the invitation. Then there is the ninth post from May 19, 2007, which reads "bleass," misspelled, "everyone for attending and praying in May to bring justice to Tiller and the closing of his death camp." That was posted by Scott Roeder.
Scott Roeder is the name of the suspected terrorist arrested yesterday for assassinating Dr. George Tiller.
What were the kinds of things he and those around him heard about Dr. Tiller from Fox News?
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
O'REILLY: Killing babies in America, that's the evening of this evening's Talking Points Memo. For 5,000 dollars, Tiller, the baby killer, as some call him, will perform a late-term abortion for just about any reason.
You're OK with some woman being depressed, executing her child, hours before it's born?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: There's a lot of evidence there he was performing late term abortions and covering up instances of child rape.
O'REILLY: You should be very disturbed by what continues to happen in Kansas. This man, Dr. George Tiller, known as Tiller the baby killer, is performing late term abortions without defining the specific medical reasons why.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Dr. George Tiller, who is one of the few doctors in the United States who performs the Hitlarian procedure known as partial birth abortion.
O'REILLY: Tiller has killed thousands—thousands of late term fetuses without explanation. No question Dr. Tiller has blood on his hands.
Tiller the baby killer out in Kansas, acquitted. Acquitted today of murdering babies. There's got to be a special place in hell for this guy.
This guy will kill your baby for 5,000 dollars, any reason. Any reason. You go in, you go, the Glenn Beck program upset me today, I can't have the baby. Bang, you got five grand, he's taking them out.
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OLBERMANN: For four years, on at least 28 occasions, that's what was said on Fox News Channel. Nazism, al Qaeda, Hitler, Mao Zedong, Stalin, baby killing pedophilia, Tiller the baby killer, again and again and again. And tonight, confronted with the inevitable result of the instigation, O'Reilly made no acknowledgement of culpability, nor even regret.
He said, "no back pedaling here. I report honesty. Everything we said about Tiller was true and my analysis was based on those facts. It is clear that the far left is exploiting the death of the doctor. Those vicious individuals want to stifle any criticism of people like Tiller. That and hating Fox News is the real agenda here. If these people were so compassionate, so very compassionate, so concerned for the rights and welfare of others, maybe they might have written something on things about the 60,000 fetuses who will never become American citizens."
It is useless to urge restraint on men who believe self-editing of freedom of speech should apply only to others, that they are flawless and blameless and righteous. It is useless to make Frank Schaeffer's argument to them, even though they have made parallel ones about how liberal television degrades children, about how liberal television hypnotizes voters, about liberal entertainment destroys American values.
When they reply not in this case, bad apple, TV can't make that happen, it is useless to say, if TV can't make something happen, why do people advertise on it with the same commercial again and again and again, in hopes of making buzzwords sink in? Like Geico Gecko, Viva Viagra, FreeCreditReport.com, Tiller the Baby Killer.
Don't tell them. They will not listen. We know this because of the case earlier this year of a Fox News commentator named Bernard Goldberg. In February, it was revealed that last July, before he walked into a Unitarian church in Tennessee and opened fire during a children's play, Jim David Atkinson had written a note of explanation. "This was a symbolic killing," he said. "Who I wanted to kill was every Democrat in the Senate and the House, the 100 people in Bernard Goldberg's book."
That 2005 book was called "The 100 People Who are Screwing up America." On the list was everybody from Al Gore to Anna Nicole Smith.
Mr. Goldberg did not even offer as much as his regrets, never mind offer his resignation. His employer, Fox News, responded to reporting that placed the books of several of its hosts in Atkinson's home by sending one of the same producers who stalked the late Dr. Tiller to stalk the reporter who had had the nerve to link that network to the two people killed by Atkinson in Tennessee.
So what to do? Viewer boycotts mean little. Advertiser boycotts are also of limited value. Most make barely a dent in a company. Besides which, in this economy, an advertiser that found its sales boosted by association with malaria would start breeding mosquitoes.
If there is a solution, it is perhaps an indirect boycott. It is probably your experience, as it has been mine, that stores, bars, restaurants, waiting rooms often show Fox News on their televisions. Don't write a letter, don't make a threat, just get up and explain, if they will not change the channel, leave the place and say calmly why it is you are taking your business elsewhere. If you know a viewer of that channel, show them this tape, or just the tape of the attacks on Dr. Tiller that set the stage for his assassination.
Fox News Channel will never restrain itself from incitement to murder and terrorism, not until its profits begin to decline, when its growth stops. So not so much a boycott here as a quarantine, because this has got to stop.
So I'll make the first symbolic contribution to this quarantine. One of my pleasures, obviously, is constantly criticizing O'Reilly in that Ted Baxter voice. It is the idea of laughter as a social sanction against inflexible behavior.
But this is no time for laughter. This is serious. Serious as death. As serious as George Tiller's death. So as of this show's end, I will retire the name, the photograph, and the caricature. The words may still be quoted in the future as developments dictate. The goal here is to get this blindly irresponsible man and his ilk off the air.
We're only in the television news business, a profession that is at times about two inches up from carnival barking. We must again separate it, television from terrorism. And we must again make the world safe for people condemned by the Fox News Channel.
And btw, O'Reilly said no pro-life groups have praised the murder of Doctor Tiller, when many have, including Operation Rescue, and the Army of God, they have this on their website right now.
"The lives of innocent babies scheduled to be murdered by George Tiller are spared by the action of American hero Scott Roeder. George Tiller the Babykiller reaped what he sowed and is now in eternal hell. George Tiller will never murder another child again."
Below that they have an animated graphic of fire that says this. "Abortionist George Tiller, now in eternal hell fire for shedding the blood of innocent children." They also call two other abortion doctor killers American Heros, Paul Hill and Eric Rudolph. Yet O'Reilly claims that no pro-life groups have praised these murderers, when that is all they do, and exactly what they are doing now and in the past.
The Monday 6-1-09 O'Reilly Factor Review
By: Steve - June 2, 2009 - 11:45am
The TPM was called Abortion Anarchy. Billy pretended he cared that Dr. Tiller was murdered. He gave a lame speech about the rule of law and how you must follow it or you have anarchy. Which is just garbage, because he was glad Tiller got murdered, he just will not admit it. O'Reilly talked about Tillers life, how many abortions he did, and how much money he made. And he did mention the guy who killed him was a member of a right-wing group, but he did not say much else about it. Mostly O'Reilly cried about the media attacking him, and made the story about him, as if he was the victim.
Then O'Reilly had 2 pre-screened right-wingers on to talk about the story, and to defend him. Brian Russell and Kris Kobach were on to discuss it. They both kissed O'Reilly's ass and told him he did nothing wrong, and they basically agreed with everything Billy said. None of them discussed the real story, and none of them had anything good to say about Dr. Tiller. The story is about a right-wing pro-life religious nut, and how he went into a church and murdered a guy just because he does legal abortions. All these 3 morons did was cry about the left attacking Billy and partly blaming him for Tillers death. They ignored the whole story, Tillers murder, to trash the guy for all the abortions he did, and for making a lot of money doing it.
And they did it after the man was dead, with nobody there to defend him, or give the other side. The only thing O'Reilly talked about was the 60,000 abortions he did, and how much money he made for doing it. Which had nothing to do with the actual story. Billy ignored the story here, that a far right nut killed the man in a church. And then trashed the guy after he was dead.
Then O'Reilly had Juan Williams and Mary K. Ham on to defend him and kiss his ass some more. Both of these fools sat there and told O'Reilly the people who blame him are wrong, and they basically defended everything O'Reilly ever did to trash the man. It was sad, and pathetic. Juan should not even be called a Democrat, he never said one word about all the hate speech O'Reilly has used about Tiller over the last 4 years. The Tiller the baby killer stuff, the blood on your hands stuff, the saying he was worse than Nazis stuff, the he will have a judgement day stuff, and on and on, 4 years of it, and Juan ignored it all to kiss O'Reilly's ass and defend him as if he was totally innocent.
O'Reilly spent 4 years demonizing Tiller, with all that hate speech, then some right-wing nut, who we know watched the Factor, because he cited O'Reilly on a posting at a message board at an operation rescue website, goes and kills the man, then O'Reilly says anyone who attacked him is nuts and he did nothing wrong. then he spends the whole show having right-wing guests on to tell him he did nothing wrong, and attacks the people who said he did, thou does protest to much, moron.
Then O'Reilly had the actual Pharmacist on to talk about the murder case he is involved in, for killing the 16 year old kid. Jerome Erstad was on with his attorney, and O'Reilly did a kid gloves interview with the guy. He basically gave the man a forum to spin out his excuse why he went back to the body and put 5 bullets in his chest, as he lay there knocked out and bleeding. I believe it was murder, just not 1st degree murder, maybe 2nd or 3rd degree. And I also believe no jury will ever find him guilty of murder, I predict he will be found not guilty, or maybe guilty on a lesser charge, like manslaughter.
Then O'Reilly talked about the border, with Ruben Navarrette Jr. and Juan Harnandez. Billy said the price of coke is up, and border arrests are down, so that means the new border fence is working. Both guests disagreed and gave detailed answers why those stats have nothing to do with the fence. They said coke prices are up because of the drug war in Mexico, and the border arrests are down because of the recession. Billy agreed they made good points, but still argued the fence is working.
Even though they pointed out you can go over, under, and around a fence, and that the drugs are not coming into America by Mexicans walking across the desert to find a job here. Billy just ignored all that, and said the fence is working, with no evidence to back him up, none, it was all speculation. And O'Reilly even admitted that nobody knows for sure why the coke prices are up, or why the border arrests are down. Yet all through the segment he argued the fence was working. That's O'Reilly, take a partisan position and stick with it, even if it's speculation, just keep saying it, and hope someone believes it.
Then the 2 Republican culture warriors Hoover and Carlson were on, they talked about Tiller, Susan Boyle, and the octomom. And of course they both kissed Billy's ass, told him he did nothing wrong, and defended his reporting. And btw, O'Reilly said all he did was tell the truth about Tiller and give you the facts, and that no right-wing group celebrated his murder, which is all lies. Saying the man is worse than the Nazis, calling him a baby killer, saying he has blood on his hands, and saying his judgement day will come, and doing that 28 times in the last 4 years is more than just reporting the truth about him.
Not to mention, many right-wing groups celebrated his murder, including Randall Terry from Operation Rescue who gave a speech and said he was glad someone finally killed Dr. Tiller. Not to mention the Army of God (who yesterday) called him an American Hero on their website. As they do with every nut who kills or wounds an abortion doctor, like Paul Hill and Eric Rudolph. Yet O'Reilly denied it all happened, and never said a word about any of it.
Then the stupid no reality reality check garbage that's worthless crap, the pinheads and patriots, and the lame e-mail segment. I will have more on the Tiller attacks by O'Reilly later when I get the transcripts. Billy left out a ton of information, and never really reported the story. All he did was attack the media and defend his hateful attacks on Tiller, while ignoring the actual story.
Earth to O'Reilly, it's not about you pal, it's about a right-wing religious nut getting a gun, then going into a church and murdering a man he disagreed with politically, after people like you demonized the man as a baby killer who is worse than Hitler. That's the story jackass, the story you totally ignored, to focus on you, and the attacks on your reporting of Dr. Tiller. Nobody cares about who attacked you, except you.
Is O'Reilly Partly to Blame For Abortion Doctor Killing?
By: Steve - June 1, 2009 - 9:55am
Gabriel Winant from salon.com has written a great article that details how Bill O'Reilly could be partly to blame for Dr. Tiller being killed, and I agree with the writer 100 percent. This is a good article, and O'Reilly needs to think about the things he says, because it can lead to people being killed.
When you demonize people and compare them to Nazis, it fires up the right-wing nuts and makes them want to go kill the guy, and it looks like that might be what happened here. Now we do not know if the guy was a Factor viewer yet, so we can not say for sure O'Reilly was partly to blame for Dr. Tillers death. In General though, the pro-life right-wingers have been attacking Tiller for years, so it's likely they were party to blame for his death.
O'Reilly's campaign against murdered doctor
By Gabriel Winant of www.salon.com
May 31, 2009 | When his show airs tonight, Bill O'Reilly will most certainly decry the death of Kansas doctor George Tiller, who was killed Sunday while attending church services with his wife. Tiller, O'Reilly will say, was a man who was guilty of barbaric acts, but a civilized society does not resort to lawless murder, even against its worst members. And O'Reilly, we can assume, will genuinely mean this.
But there's no other person who bears as much responsibility for the characterization of Tiller as a savage on the loose, killing babies willy-nilly thanks to the collusion of would-be sophisticated cultural elites, a bought-and-paid-for governor and scofflaw secular journalists. Tiller's name first appeared on "The Factor" on Feb. 25, 2005. Since then, O'Reilly and his guest hosts have brought up the doctor on 28 more episodes, including as recently as April 27 of this year. Almost invariably, Tiller is described as "Tiller the Baby Killer."
Tiller, O'Reilly likes to say, "destroys fetuses for just about any reason right up until the birth date for $5,000." He's guilty of "Nazi stuff," said O'Reilly on June 8, 2005; a moral equivalent to NAMBLA and al-Qaida, he suggested on March 15, 2006. "This is the kind of stuff happened in Mao's China, Hitler's Germany, Stalin's Soviet Union," said O'Reilly on Nov. 9, 2006.
O'Reilly has also frequently linked Tiller to his longtime obsession, child molestation and rape. Because a young teenager who received an abortion from Tiller could, by definition, have been a victim of statutory rape, O'Reilly frequently suggested that the clinic was covering up for child rapists (rather than teenage boyfriends) by refusing to release records on the abortions performed.
When Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline, an O'Reilly favorite who faced harsh criticism for seeking Tiller's records, was facing electoral defeat by challenger Paul Morrison, O'Reilly said, "Now we don't endorse candidates here, but obviously, that would be a colossal mistake. Society must afford some protection for viable babies and children who are raped." (Morrison ultimately unseated Kline.)
This is where O'Reilly's campaign against George Tiller becomes dangerous. While he never advocated anything violent or illegal, the Fox bully repeatedly portrayed the doctor as a murderer on the loose, allowed to do whatever he wanted by corrupt and decadent authorities. "Also, it looks like Dr. Tiller, who some call Tiller the Baby Killer, is spending a large amount of money in order to get Mr. Morrison elected. That opens up all kinds of questions," said O'Reilly on Nov. 6, 2006, in one of many suggestions that Tiller was improperly influencing the election.
Tiller's excuses for performing late-term abortions, O'Reilly suggested, were frou-frou, New Age, false ailments: The woman might have a headache or anxiety, or have been dumped by her boyfriend. She might be "depressed," scoffed O'Reilly, which he dismissed as "feeling a bit blue and carr[ying] a certified check." There was, he proposed on Jan. 5, 2007, a kind of elite conspiracy of silence on Tiller. "Yes, OK, but we know about the press. But it becomes a much more intense problem when you have a judge, confronted with evidence of criminal wrongdoing, who throws it out on some technicality because he wants to be liked at the country club. Then it's intense."
Tiller, said O'Reilly on Jan. 6 of this year, was a major supporter of then-Gov. Kathleen Sebelius. "I think it's unfairly characterized as just a grip and grin relationship. He was a pretty big supporter of hers." She had cashed her campaign check from Tiller, "doesn't seem to be real upset about this guy operating a death mill, which is exactly what it is in her state, does she?" he asked on July 14 of last year. "Maybe she'll -- maybe she'll pardon him," he scoffed two months ago.
This is where it gets most troubling. O'Reilly's language describing Tiller, and accusing the state and its elites of complicity in his actions, could become extremely vivid. On June 12, 2007, he said, "Yes, I think we all know what this is. And if the state of Kansas doesn't stop this man, then anybody who prevents that from happening has blood on their hands as the governor does right now, Governor Sebelius."
Three days later, he added, "No question Dr. Tiller has blood on his hands. But now so does Governor Sebelius. She is not fit to serve. Nor is any Kansas politician who supports Tiller's business of destruction. I wouldn't want to be these people if there is a Judgment Day. I just -- you know ... Kansas is a great state, but this is a disgrace upon everyone who lives in Kansas. Is it not?"
This characterization of Tiller fits exactly into ancient conservative, paranoid stories: a decadent, permissive and callous elite tolerates moral monstrosities that every common-sense citizen just knows to be awful. Conspiring against our folk wisdom, O'Reilly says, the sophisticates have shielded Tiller from the appropriate, legal consequences for his deeds. It's left to "judgment day" to give him what's coming.
O'Reilly didn't tell anyone to do anything violent, but he did put Tiller in the public eye, and help make him the focus of a movement with a history of violence against exactly these kinds of targets (including Tiller himself, who had already been shot). In those circumstances, flinging around words like "blood on their hands," "pardon," "country club" and "judgment day" was sensationally irresponsible.