The Friday 10-30-09 O'Reilly/Ingraham Factor review By: Steve - October 31, 2009 - 11:40am
The far right (nasal nose voice) nut Laura Ingraham was the fill in so I did not do a full review, but I will say a few things about her and what she said.
The TPM was called Health care reform: What a fright! Ingraham trashed the Obama health care plan, she said The latest NBC/Wall Street Journal poll shows that only 38% think Obama's health plan is a good idea. So you'd think that politicians like Speaker Pelosi would fear the voters wrath, but she just looks the other way and trots out the same menu of tired old liberal ideas that Americans have rejected.
That is 100% dishonest right-wing garbage, and it's the very same thing O'Reilly does, proving he is just as much of a right-wing propagandist as Ingraham. What Ingraham and O'Reilly do is CHERRY PICK the poll they like, that agrees with them, while ignoring the 5 other polls that say the exact opposite. She only cited one poll, the one that says only 38% think the Obama plan is a good idea, while ignoring these polls.
-- Wash. Post/ABC poll: 57 percent support government plan "to compete with private health insurance plans."
-- CNN/Opinion Research: 61 percent favor creating public option "administered by the federal government."
-- CBS News: 62 percent favor government offering "a government administered health insurance plan."
-- Kaiser Family Foundation: 57 percent favor "creating a government-administered public health insurance option."
-- USA Today/Gallup: 50 percent support a "public, government-run insurance plan."
That is about as dishonest as a so-called journalist can get, and it's not just Ingraham, O'Reilly does the exact same thing, except he usually cites the Rasmussen poll, while ignoring all the other polls. If you have 6 polls, and 5 of them disagree with your view on the issue, and you only cite the ONE poll that agrees with you, that makes you a dishonest partisan liar, not an objective journalist.
The majority of the people support the Obama health care plan, especially if they do not have health insurance. Ingraham and O'Reilly have to use dishonest tactics to try and make the people think a majority is opposed to it. And one thing they never tell you is that most of the people opposed to it, are Republicans who only oppose it for political reasons.
The rest of the show was the usual Ingraham right-wing garbage, she trashed Obama over Afghanistan, when Bush caused the problem. She had some right-wing military man on to trash Obama with her, and they hammered him for not sending more troops. And as usual they never said a word about Bush and Cheney denying the 30,000 troop increase request in 2008 when Bush was in office, or the fact that the reason we have such a mess there is because Bush shorted them the troops they needed when he sent most of them to fight in Iraq. So as usual it was one sided biased garbage.
Then Ingraham did a ridiculous segment asking why America is obsessed with Sarah Palin. Which is just insane, most people see her as a moron, who was only picked to be the VP because she is a fairly good looking far right woman that conservative nuts love, especially O'Reilly and Ingraham. Nasal nose said this, "Sarah Palin is hot, she is pro-life, she hunts, she has a big family, and feminists are seething with jealousy."
She had the right-wing pollster Kellyanne Conway and columnist Sally Quinn to react. "Of all the people I know," Quinn said, "I don't know a single person who's jealous of her. Most of the people who are not Sarah Palin fans just don't like what she has to say."
Which is 100% true, only far right conservative nuts like her, it has nothing to do with her looks, or the fact that she is a woman, they just do not like her political views, or the fact that she is stupid. Ingraham and Conway think people hate her because they are jealous of her good looks, which is just crazy. Her looks are meaningless, it's her stupidity and her far right views that people do not like. The whole segment was nonsense, America is not obsessed with Palin, and they do not hate her for her looks, only right-wing nuts like Ingraham and O'Reilly think that. I wish she would just go away, she is a fool, and she will never be president. But I do hope the Republican party runs her for president, so I can watch her get crushed, because only far right loons will vote for her.
Then Ingraham discussed the moderate Democrats fighting with the liberal Democrats over the Obama health care plan, and of course that was a joke of a biased segment. She also had a re-run segment with O'Reilly and Mancow, talking about a radio stunt that got a woman killed for drinking too much water.
Then she had another ridiculous segment about Obama and race relations. Laura suggested that President Obama may actually be detrimental to race relations: "It's a sad prediction, but this presidency will go down as incredibly racially divisive."
Which is just insane, if Obama getting elected president has made race relations worse, which there is no proof of, it sure as hell is not his fault. If it is worse, it's the fault of the racists who hate him being the president, of which Obama has no control over. How can it be his fault if race relations are worse, when the racism is worse because the white people hate him just because he is black. In fact, Obama has stayed away from racial matters, except for the Professor Gates arrest case. Obama even refused to say race is why some people hate him so much, so he has even avoided the race card. O'Reilly even admitted Obama has not played the race card. Making what Ingraham said totally insane.
The crazy nasal nose had some right-wing nut Anita McBride, a former aide to Laura Bush on to talk about Michelle Obama being the most powerful woman in D.C. They both have a problem with her giving her opinions, and Ingraham complained that Mrs. Obama is taking on more of a policy role than anyone had expected: "She's talking about health care reform, she's blasting insurance companies. The co-presidency thing makes people uncomfortable."
Which is more biased right-wing propaganda, because Michelle Obama is a smart woman, and nobody has a problem with what she is doing except for a few Republicans like Ingraham. And btw, it's not a co-presidency, Barack Obama is the president, and Ingraham has no proof Michelle has any influence on what he decides to do. Of course he listens to her, but there is no proof he does what she wants. So Ingraham is just speculating and putting out more right-wing spin, which she is very good at.
The last segment was another re-run interview with O'Reilly and the Republican Andy Williams who thinks Obama is taking us down a socialist path.
Whoppi Goldberg Punks O'Reilly By: Steve - October 31, 2009 - 11:30am
O'Reilly went on the View last week to promote his book, otherwise he would not even do it, because he has no use for them except to use them for book promotions. The only one on the show he ever agrees with is the conservative Elisabeth Hasselbeck, he hates Whoppi and Joy because they are liberals, and he does respect Barbara Walters, but he also disagrees with her a lot.
At one point in the show O'Reilly said, "Look at Goldberg. She's so jealous."
She replied with, "Excuse me, what would I be jealous of, Bill?" Goldberg snapped. "I've been a movie star for 25 years, baby."
And she added: "I've been Whoopi Goldberg for almost 25 years. You're the least of my problems." Goldberg earlier showed her disgust with O'Reilly by making faces, shaking her head and pointing her backside in his direction.
It's the big ego in action from O'Reilly, in his warped mind he thinks anyone who does not like him is jealous of him and his ratings. Even though he is simply a lame cable news anchor, on the laughing stock of a news network that only about 1% of Americans watch. Whoppi is no big time movie star, but she is a multi-millionaire who has won acting awards. To claim she is jealous of Bill O'Reilly is just laughable, and shows what a fool O'Reilly is. O'Reilly is just a right-wing stooge that gets a lot of other right-wing stooges to watch him.
A fed-up Barbara Walters handed the book to O'Reilly and said, "Plug your own book."
Then O'Reilly pulled his usual two faced con game, he said a couple good things about Obama because he knows the View audience is mostly liberal. But when he is on his show he almost never has anything good to say about him, and he loads his show with 95% conservative guests who slam Obama every night. Then he once again lied that his ratings went up 20% when Obama called Fox News biased.
It's a lie, there is no 20% increase over the last week or so, and not in the last 3 months either. Fox News and the Factor had a slight ratings increase after Obama was elected, that is a fact. In November of 2008 O'Reilly was getting 3.2 million viewers a night. Now he gets about 3.4 million a night, so it was a slight increase after Obama won the White House. But since July (3 months ago) the Factor ratings have not went up at all, no increase, none. He averaged 3.4 in July, and he averaged 3.4 in October, earth to O'Reilly, that is not an increase.
Billy has such a giant ego he has to lie about his ratings, even though he already has the #1 rated show on cable news. He even lied about beating Katie Couric, even though she has about 6 million viewers a night, her show is not on in prime time, and she only does a half hour show that is not even on at the same time his show is. Not to mention the lie about having the most powerful news show in the world, when NBC, ABC, and CBS all beat him by two or three times in the ratings.
Only in O'Reillyworld does a biased cable news show with 3.4 million right-wing viewers, become more powerful than a network news show with 9 million viewers. Note to Billy: The news show with 9 million viewers a night is more powerful than the news show with 3.4 million viewers a night, try to remember that.
It's Official: O'Reilly Has Lost His Mind By: Steve - October 30, 2009 - 2:50pm
He said this on the View this morning, and for the life of me I can not figure out how they listened to this nonsense with a straight face.
On the White House battle, O'Reilly said, "I don't have a point of view, I'm basically an independent guy," adding, "I sent Barack Obama, President Obama a fruit basket for all that comments because our ratings are up 20% since he made it. We want him to not like us. Although I like him. I mean, I like the guy. But we want him to keep saying bad things about us."
Wearing a Countess Chocula cereal box on her head, Elizabeth Hasselbeck asked, "Don't you find it a little scary that there would be this sort of boycott?"
"There's no boycott," said O'reilly. "There's two commentators on FOX that really don't like Barack Obama: Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity. But the rest of us, Greta, Shepard Smith, Bret Baier myself, we're willing to give the guy the benefit of the doubt. But it's so dumb to do this."
And btw, the ratings may be up 20% for Fox News, but the ratings for the Factor are not up at all this month, and have not increased in 3 months. In July the Factor averaged 3.4 million viewers a night, and for the month of October the Factor is averaging 3.4 million viewers a month, so his ratings did not increase at all. Not to mention, it's INSANE to say he does not have a point of view, he gives his right-wing opinion every fricking night.
Jon Stewart With Specific Examples Of Fox Bias By: Steve - October 30, 2009 - 2:30pm
And not just from the guys who have the opinion shows, Jon Stewart plays video clips of bias from all the so-called straight news anchors at Fox News. Fox News and O'Reilly claim they do straight news except on their opinion shows, Beck, Hannity, and O'Reilly. Billy even asked for people to show him any bias, so here it is, yet O'Reilly ignored it all.
This one video alone, proves that even the so-called straight news anchors at Fox have a right-wing bias. And that is just a small sample, it's clearly not all of it, maybe 1% at the most. But if you ask Bill O'Reilly there is no bias from any straight news anchor at Fox. And not only does he deny it, he says you can not prove it.
When the proof is right there, just watch the video. And the most stunning part is that Jon Stewart the comedian who does a fake news show on the comedy network had to do it. Where is that so-called liberal media, and how come they did not do something like that to prove Fox has a right-wing bias.
It's 100% proof that most of the so-called straight news anchors at Fox, parrot the opinion anchors in using right-wing bias to attack Obama and the Democrats. They do report some straight news once in a while, but they also use right-wing bias in their reporting, contrary to what O'Reilly and all the Fox defenders have claimed.
There is the evidence you asked for O'Reilly, what say you?
I have one last thing to say, Shepard Smith is the only person at Fox who has little to no right-wing bias, he even said he was sorry a couple days ago, for not having a Democrat on after the Republican. A Fox reporter did an interview with a Republican, and they played the tape, but she did not interview the Democrat, so they had nothing from him.
Then Shep said he was sorry for the lack of balance, and promised to get an interview of the Democrat and play that tape at a later time. Take notes O'Reilly, that is how a real journalist does the job of being fair and balanced.
Some Big News O'Reilly Has Ignored By: Steve - October 30, 2009 - 8:40am
Here are some actual big news stories that O'Reilly has totally ignored, because they make Republicans look bad, or Obama look good, or it makes the war in Afghanistan look bad, etc.
The biggest story O'Reilly has ignored is the Foreign Service Officer Matthew Hoh resigning in protest over the US policy in Afghanistan.
U.S. official resigns over Afghan war
A former Marine Corps captain with combat experience in Iraq, Hoh had also served in uniform at the Pentagon, and as a civilian in Iraq and at the State Department. By July, he was the senior U.S. civilian in Zabul province, a Taliban hotbed.
But last month, in a move that has sent ripples all the way to the White House, Hoh, 36, became the first U.S. official known to resign in protest over the Afghan war, which he had come to believe simply fueled the insurgency.
"I have lost understanding of and confidence in the strategic purposes of the United States' presence in Afghanistan," he wrote Sept. 10 in a four-page letter to the department's head of personnel. "I have doubts and reservations about our current strategy and planned future strategy, but my resignation is based not upon how we are pursuing this war, but why and to what end."
Captain Hoh even had a Q&A chat session at the Washington Post, the next to last question asked if he could speak to the president what would he tell him to do in Afghanistan. Here is what he said:
Matthew Hoh: I would recommend stopping combat operations in valleys and villages where they are fighting us only because we are there, I would reduce our combat forces significantly with the ultimate aim of withdrawal in a year or two's time, reduce our development work, I would reverse the relationship of resources committed to Afghanistan and Pakistan, I would engage politically at the lowest level possible with Afghan leadership, to include Taliban, I would force Pakistan to remove the sanctuary offered to the Quetta shura in Pakistan, I would reevaluate how we conduct our foreign policy and defense operations around the world, and I would intensify our strategic communications efforts.
Pro-Life Nut Has Burn Pelosi & Reid In Hell Contest
The head of the anti-abortion group Operation Rescue is having a burn Nancy Pelosi and harry Reid in hell contest. He is running a contest to encourage people to make videos burning House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) in effigy. Randall Terry's press release states:
Who Can make the best Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid BURN IN HELL! video?
First prize: Expenses paid for weekend here in DC during Roe vs Wade anniversary, Jan 22-24, including pro-life training seminar (Includes travel stipend!), and full Insurrecta Nex television series.
Legal Mumbo Jumbo: Obey local laws on open flames; be careful; if under 18, do not burn Nancy Pelosi in effigy unless your mom or dad is with you, and gives you permission, and strikes the match; do not burn yourself; do not burn another human being; do not burn small animals; do not burn large animals; do not burn anyone from PETA; and remember: this is not a threat to Nancy Pelosi's or Harry Reid's person...it is a prophetic witness of what awaits them when they die if they do not repent for this horrific sin.
Randall also recorded a video demonstrating how to burn an effigy of Pelosi and Reid, telling the audience that "Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid will be waiting in Hell!"
And yet, O'Reilly does not say a word, now imagine what he would say if a pro-choice group ran a contest like that to burn the two Republican leaders of the House and Senate. O'Reilly would scream bloody murder and call for the Feds to investigate.
Economy Up 3.5 Percent In 3rd Quarter
In a sign that the economy is improving, the Commerce Department reported yesterday morning that "the economy grew at a 3.5 percent pace in the third quarter, the best showing in two years, the news even sent the stock market up 200 points. And yet, O'Reilly has totally ignored it, because it is good news for Obama. O'Reilly did not do a segment on it, and has not had any guests on to discuss it.
New Jersey Police: Reports Like Lou Dobbs 'Not At All Uncommon' During Hunting Season
Several media sources have reported that shots were fired at the residence of Lou Dobbs. While Dobbs and his anti-immigrant supporters were quick to jump to conclusions about the motive of the shooting, Sgt. Stephen Jones confirmed to ThinkProgress that the New Jersey State Police are stilling "looking at all the possibilities" and that a hunting-related accident has not been ruled out.
Sgt. Jones, a spokesperson for the New Jersey State Police pointed out that Dobbs residence is located in a very rural area. "With hunting season starting up, such incidents are not at all uncommon," Jones said. Sgt. Jones told CNN, "At this point, all I can say is that it appears to be a long gun, not a handgun or shotgun."
O'Reilly reported on the shot fired, then blamed it on liberals who are out to get Dobbs, even though he has said many many times in the past he only deals in the facts and never speculates. In his report, not once did O'Reilly mention what the New Jersey Police said about it being a possible hunting accident.
The GOP Has No Health Care Plan
Not once has O'Reilly hammered the GOP for not having an alternative health care plan to the Obama plan, even though they said they would have one in July. During the Bush administration whenever a Democrat complained about any Bush plan, O'Reilly told them if they have no alternative plan to shut up and support the plan of the president. But when Republicans do it he is silent as a mouse.
House Minority Leader John Boehner was asked about it, but he has no plan. Why won't Bohner discuss the GOP plan? Because he doesn't have one. Later in the press conference, this minor detail was revealed when a reporter pressed Boehner for a GOP alternative plan:
QUESTION: Is it your plan to have a Republican alternative that you all would get behind and endorse?
BOHNER: We have a number of ideas that we would like to proffer in this process, and we're not quite sure how the majority intends to proceed. And so until we understand how they intend to proceed, it's pretty difficult for us to have a solid plan.
In other words, they have no plan, their only plan is to vote no on the Obama plan.
Republicans Hold Obama Judges Hostage
Since taking office in January, only four of President Obama's judicial nominees have been confirmed, despite the fact that President Bush's judges received very different treatment. In the first two years of the Bush's presidency: A Democratic majority in Congress confirmed 100 of Bush's nominees in 17 months, even after delays due to a change in party control of the Sen. after Senator James Jeffords left the Republican Party in May 2001.
Blocking nearly every single one of a President's nominees is unprecedented, yet O'Reilly says nothing and has not reported one word of the story. Even after O'Reilly cried that the Democrats were slow to confirm judges Bush nominated when he was the president.
And that is just a small sample of important news stories O'Reilly has ignored for partisan political reasons, I could fill this website with similar examples. Then he has the nerve to complain about stories other news outlets have ignored, when he is more guilty of doing it than anyone.
The Thursday 10-29-09 O'Reilly Factor Review By: Steve - October 30, 2009 - 8:30am
The TPM was called Sarah Palins Comeback? A CNN poll says 71% believe she is not qualified to be president, O'Reilly claims the media is driving that opinion, and called Palin a star. He claims she is a valid candidate, and that she can make a comeback, and he hopes she does make a comeback. Then he said it is not a party play, haha, yeah right. Only Republicans like her, so it is a party play, because everyone else thinks she is a nut.
So Glenn Beck was on, and O'Reilly said he has a beef with Beck. Billy said the Beck blackboard stuff is a little strange, he wanted to know what the point of it all is. Beck did not really answer his question, he just rambled on like he does on his show, with his conspiracy nonsense. Then they talked about Palin, O'Reilly said she is a remarkable woman, a real person, attractive, etc. Billy said the media basically tricked her and made her look dumb, haha, they never tricked her, she is dumb. Beck said she was not prepared to deal with the media, and that now she might be up to the job, and if she is not up to it now, then it's over for her.
Beck said if she flops on her book tour, she is done, hey guys, she is already done, and I predict Palin will never win the Republican nomination for president. I hope she does, but I doubt it will ever happen. Palin is a, dumb as a rock far right nut who worships witch doctors, and she will never be the president, ever. Here is my message to the Republican party, please nominate Palin, I beg you, because Obama will crush her like a bug, even if Obama has a screw up or two. And btw, only O'Reilly and his right-wing friends would say Palin can make a comback when 71% of the people think she is not qualified, if Palin was a Democrat O'Reilly would say she is done, toast. Proving once again that he is a biased fool, who lets his partisan ideology influence his analysis.
Then O'Reilly talked about Congress and Rush Limbaugh. The house had a hearing on head injury and some right-wing Congressman brought up the Rush Limbaugh case to Roger Goodell. Billy loved it, because he is also a Republican who denies Limbaugh is a racist. O'Reilly said he believes Limbaugh was punished for valid free speech, haha, what an idiot. Limbaugh was punished because he is a racist, so drop it fool. Then O'Reilly talked about Campbell again, for the 2nd night in a row. Jarrett said Fox is biased, and she is right, all she did was refuse to say MSNBC is biased, and Bush woud never admit Fox was biased either, who cares. It's only a story to O'Reilly, nobody else cares. O'Reilly even said he wants this story to go away, then he reports on it every night.
The next segment was with the culture warriors, both Republicans btw, Margaret Hoover and Gretchen Carlson. They talked about people hammering Obama for what he does in his personal life. This stuff is tabloid garbage, and it's only a story for a few idiots in the tv media, it's not news, and nobody cares. The whole thing is insane, and I am not going to report on it. I will say that Hoover and Carlson have a problem with Obama taking his wife out to a broadway show in New York, it was ridiculous, even O'Reilly called it stupid and petty, and for once I agree with O'Reilly.
They also talked about a father who had a son killed on 9-11, he wants to a message on a city memorial, he wants it to say murdered by muslim terrorists, and the town has denied it. Carlson supports the father, O'Reilly supports him, Hoover supports the father too. If it is a city memorial I would say the father has to go by what they say, if he wants to say that, he should do his own personal memorial. Billy said the town should give in and let him do it.
Then the ridiculous tabloid segment with the hot for words blonde bimbo, who is on to talk about the meaning of words. It's a ridiculous segment, and it's only done to get ratings. It has no news value at all, and I think O'Reilly does it just to get close to her and he probably even hits on her during the break, lol. She talked about Halloween words, ummmmm, who fricking cares, and how in the hell is this garbage news.
Then the crazy far right (nasal nose voice) Laura Ingraham was on to discuss politics and other things. She claims Obama is a whiner, and said he should stop crying about people hammering him for his personal life. But if they did this to Bush she would say the exact opposite, and tell them to leave him alone. Proving she is nothing but a biased right-wing hypocrite who has two standards, one for Republicans and one for Democrats, just as O'Reilly does.
In fact, Ingraham is like a clone of O'Reilly, except she is a woman. I'll call her Laura O'Reilly, they are like twins from different mothers, lol. They spent almost the whole segment talking about this crap, which is just ridiculous right-wing garbage that nobody cares about. They did talk about an ad for the Obama health care plan that had a Desecrated Flag in it, but it was not an actual flag, it was painting. Only right-wing nuts are making a big deal about it. Billy said the only problem he had with it is they used kids in the ad, but Ingraham had a big problem with the flag deal. Earth to Ingraham, it was not a real flag, it was a painting of a flag, moron. And I did not hear you crying when Bush signed an actual flag, or stepped on one, hypocrite.
The last segment was the ridiculous "no reality" reality check segment, where O'Reilly plays video of liberals and then claims to do a reality check on what they said. Except there is no reality check, it's just O'Reilly's biased right-wing opinion of what they said, and half of them have no check at all.
Then the pinheads and patriots and the lame Factor e-mails. And btw, not one Democrat was on the entire show, as in none. Last night he had one, Ralph Nader, that's 12 Republicans to 1 Democrat in just the last two nights. And Nader is not even a Democrat, he is an independent liberal. So really O'Reilly had no Democrats on in the last two nights.
O'Reilly mentioned the Lou Dobbs gun shot fired into his house story, and said it is a very serious matter, and of course he blamed a liberal and called them a dangerous pinhead. But he failed to mention the Sheriff said there is no evidence that it was done on purpose yet, and that Dobbs lives in a rural area where people hunt during hunting season which just started.
The Sheriff said things like that happen in the area once in a while when hunting season starts. Billy said he only deals in facts, then he speculated that Lou Dobbs was shot at on purpose. O'Reilly has no idea if the shot was fired at Dobbs on purpose, or if a liberal did it, and yet he said they did anyway, before there has even been an investigation. So much for he only deals in the facts.
O'Reilly Helps Republicans Cover Up Dirty Tricks By: Steve - October 29, 2009 - 3:20pm
Here is an example of how O'Reilly helps Republicans cover up their dirty tricks by ignoring what they do, and not saying one word about this story. For 3 weeks now Senate Republicans have been blocking a vote on a Democratic bill to extend unemployment insurance by 14 weeks.
During that time 170,000 hard working Americans who lost their job during the Bush recession have now lost their unemployment benefits. That is 7,000 people a day, the house passed the bill back in September, but the Republicans in the Senate have been blocking it from a vote ever since. And yet, O'Reilly says nothing, not a word, while 7,000 Americans a day lose their benefits, so much for looking out for the little guy. The only guys O'Reilly is looking out for are the Republicans in the Senate, if he had reported this 3 weeks ago the bill might have got a vote sooner.
The bill finally passed the Senate Tuesday night after 3 weeks of delay from the Republicans. The bill passed a vote by 87-13, with all those opposing coming from the GOP. The House passed the bill last month by a 331-83 vote. The measure, the Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2009, gives 14 more weeks of benefits to the nation's jobless. And States with unemployment rates of 8.5 percent or higher get an additional six weeks.
Notice that 27 Republicans in the Senate voted yes, after 3 weeks of stalling the vote. Now imagine if you are unemployed, and you find out the Senate Republicans cost you your benefits to play political games by stalling a vote for 3 weeks. They stalled the vote, then they all voted yes, except for 13 Republicans out of 40. And O'Reilly says nothing, he was silent as a mouse.
What say you Billy, explain that.
The Wednesday 10-28-09 O'Reilly Factor Review By: Steve - October 29, 2009 - 9:40am
The TPM was called Obama's Waterloo? Billy attacked Obama again for the millionth time over the delayed decision on Afghanistan. Then O'Reilly said he does not have the information Obama has so it would be unfair to attack him for it. So then he attacked him for it, and also used John McCain to attack Obama too. He then played a clip of McCain attacking Obama for the delayed decision. As usual it was just another biased right-wing smear job on Obama, as O'Reilly claimed it would be unfair to attack him. Notice that O'Reilly never once mentions any Republicans (or anyone) who agree with Obama taking his time, he only has people on that agree with him that Obama is dithering.
Then the far right nut-job Dick Morris was on to trash Obama. So O'Reilly does a 2 minute TPM attacking Obama as he says it would be unfair to attack Obama. So he used McCain and Morris to attack Obama for him, even after he told Morris he does not want a partisan analysis. WOW, Billy has lost his fricking mind. He just said it would be unfair to attack Obama for the delayed troop decision on Afghanistan, then he has McCain and Morris attack him. Then not a minute later he says to Morris that he does not want a partisan analysis, after having a partisan analysis by 2 Republicans. My God man, go see a doctor and get on some medication. Morris put out the usual right-wing garbage, and O'Reilly had no objective analysis on the issue from anyone.
Earth to O'Reilly, that is a partisan analysis, you giant idiot. Dick Morris and John McCain are partisans. I think O'Reilly has truly lost his mind, someone should do an intervention and get him some help. Notice that O'Reilly has not said one word about the Military man who resigned over Afghanistan, or the 4 page letter he wrote saying we are wasting our time and money there. O'Reilly answer is to attack Obama using McCain and Morris so he can say he did not attack Obama, keeping his hands clean, but still getting the attacks in. His other answer is just send the 40,000 more troops, when we already have 28,000 more troops there from when Bush was president, and we outnumber the Taliban 12 to 1, yet they are still winning.
Here is the main problem O'Reilly and his crazy right-wing friends ignore about Afghanistan. The people in Afghanistan do not want us there, and they are not helping us, in fact, they help the Taliban by taking $10.00 to plant IED's that kill our troops. Not to mention the Government is corrupt and the people do not support it, so we can not win if the people oppose the Government, and the American troops. They do not want our help, so we can never win. And yet O'Reilly and all his insane right-wing friends want to send more troops to die in a war we can not win if the people oppose us. It's another Vietnam, did we not learn anything, if the people oppose you then you can not win. I fear we will be there for years and get many many more us troops killed for nothing, not to mention the money we are wasting.
The next segment was another attack on Democratic Congressman Alan Grayson for calling the lobbyist a k street whore. Even after Grayson made a public apology, O'Reilly contined the partisan attacks for a 2nd night in a row. And even sent his ambush guy Griff Jenkins to ambush Congressman Grayson. The Congressman refused to talk to him, and told him he is violating the rules and to make an appointment like the rest of the media does. But O'Reilly did an entire segment on it and played what little video he had anyway.
Billy mentioned the Grayson apology, and then attacked him again. Notice that O'Reilly never does an ambush on any Republicans, ever, he just does it to liberals and Democrats. While claiming to be a nonpartisan independent, which is just laughable. Grayson told him to make an appointment, and yet Griff Jenkins kept asking him questions over and over. The man already put out an apology, yet they continue to harass him every day. If that is objective and nonpartisan journalism I'm Elvis. O'Reilly never does anything like this to a Republican, ever, not once.
And btw, all during the show O'Reilly ran video teaser clips of models stripping for Global Warming, then talked about it later in the show. Yeah that's some hard news, not. It's just the usual sexy stuff O'Reilly runs about once or twice a week to get ratings. Even though he has said he does a hard news show, haha, more like soft news.
The next segment was with Ralph Nader, he was on to attack Obama some more over Afghanistan and other things. Nader called him weak, and said he does not stand up for the people and the workers enough. So you know O'Reilly loved that, because he has a pre-interview of all the guests so he knew exactly what Nader was going to say. Nader ripped Obama, and O'Reilly sat there saying nothing, he never cut him off one time. O'Reilly put Nader on to rip Obama to make it look like everyone is against him, even liberals like Nader.
It's ridiculous, because 99% of the liberals support Obama. O'Reilly finds one liberal who does not like what Obama is doing and puts him on his show for partisan reasons. The only thing O'Reilly disagreed with Nader on was his attacks on Corporations. Nader sounded more like a Republican than a liberal, it was ridiculous. And btw, Nader was also on to promote his new book. So he probably said all that crap to get publicity, and to get on other Fox News shows to sell his book.
Then O'Reilly mentioned Campbell Brown at CNN and the question she asked Valerie Jarrett about the bias at MSNBC. Jarrett said Fox News is biased, and that it was the truth. O'Reilly had some tv critic on to discuss it, David Zurawik. O'Reilly loved Campbell Brown asking Jarrett why they don't hate MSNBC, which is obvious, because they are a liberal news network. But O'Reilly never asked about any of this when Bush hated MSNBC and loved Fox News. Now all of a sudden O'Reilly is mad because a liberal president does not like the right-wing news network. Zurawik agreed with O'Reilly and kissed his ass big time. He said it was wrong for Obama to attack Fox News. O'Reilly said MSNBC is bought and paid for by Obama, when he has no proof of that, and he never said a word about Fox being bought and paid for by Bush.
Then O'Reilly had the far right (unfunny has been) Dennis Miller on to make lame jokes about liberals, and nobody cares but O'Reilly and his loser right-wing fans. Miller was live in the studio, O'Reilly asked why, and he said he likes to visit the mother ship once in a while. Miller talked about Afghanistan etc. Here is my question, why? Who fricking cares what Dennis Miller has to say about politics, he is a lame comedian, and not even a funny one. O'Reilly just puts him on to make jokes about liberals, most likely because his segment gets good ratings. Then at the end O'Reilly played the models stripping for Global warming commercial. They both made jokes about it, and Al Gore, and said they now believe in Global Warming. Miller said Global Warming is caused by Al Gore when he speaks.
Notice that O'Reilly does not have a liberal comedian to be on with Miller, or after him, he only has Miller on to trash Obama and make jokes about liberals. Which is just more proof that O'Reilly has a right-wing bias, otherwise he would have a liberal comedian on with Miller for balance. Then he complains when liberals make jokes about Sarah Palin, when he has Dennis Miller on every week to make jokes about Demorats like Obama, Reid, Pelosi, Frank, and Obama. When Bush was president and a liberal made a joke about him O'Reilly said that was wrong, that you must respect the president, then he has Miller on every week to do the same damn thing, but somehow it's ok to do it with a Democratic president.
The last segment was the totally lame did you see that segment, with Jane Skinner. They talked about Levi Johnston saying he would report some dirt on Sarah Palin if she says more about him. O'Reilly called it a threat, haha, not. Jane said he is a joke who has lost all credibility. Sarah Palin put out a statement, and O'Reilly said she should just ignore him. then O'Reilly gave a viewer warning on a very sexy video from the internet, it's an advertisement from fricking Germany, and it did not run on tv, only the internet. Who cares, it's the internet Billy. I would bet O'Reilly just showed it to get ratings.
Then the pinheads and patriots and the ridiculous Factor e-mails. The bogus highly edited e-mails O'Reilly edited to make them look the way he wants them to look.
O'Reilly & Fox Hypocrisy On Judge Chen By: Steve - October 29, 2009 - 9:20am
As I reported here yesterday, O'Reilly, Hannity, and other right-wingers are hypocrites for attacking Judge Chen for a couple statements he made after 9-11. They claim he should not be confirmed because of his personal views, but when Democrats tried to do the same to Bush nominees Hannity, O'Reilly, and all the Republicans said that was wrong. Not to mention, all the Judge said is that after 9-11 he was worried about racism against people of color, which has happened, so the judge was actually right.
Sean Hannity and The Washington Times editorial page have both claimed that the Senate should oppose judicial nominee Edward Chen based on reported comments he made in the past about America and 9-11. However, both Hannity and the Times editorial page previously claimed Senate Democrats were wrong for opposing judicial nominees based on their political views and personal opinions, claiming that, as Hannity put it, "nominees' personal opinions are irrelevant."
An October 25 Times editorial argued that Chen is "another Obama nominee who doesn't appear to love America," who "should not be confirmed." As evidence that Chen "doesn't appear to love America" the Times added:
Judge Chen's words speak for themselves. When the congregation sang "America the Beautiful" at a funeral, Judge Chen told the audience of his "feelings of ambivalence and cynicism when confronted with appeals to patriotism -- sometimes I cannot help but feel that there are too much [sic] injustice and too many inequalities that prevent far too many Americans from enjoying the beauty extolled in that anthem."
In a speech on Sept. 22, 2001, he said that among his first responses to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on America was a "sickening feeling in my stomach about what might happen to race relations and religious tolerance on our own soil....One has to wonder whether the seemingly irresistible forces of racism, nativism and scapegoating which has recurred so often in our history can be effectively restrained."
On the October 27 edition of his Fox News show, Hannity stated:
HANNITY: Now, the latest Obama nominee to draw fire is Judge Edward Chen, who has been nominated to serve as a U.S. district court judge in northern California.
His comments over the years have been so controversial that The Washington Times recently called him, quote, "another Obama nominee who doesn't appear to love America." For example, he's no fan of the song, "America the Beautiful."
And just a few days removed from 9-11, Chen said one of his first reactions to the 9-11 attacks was, quote, "a sickening feeling in my stomach about what might happen to race relations and religious tolerance on our own soil."
Well, that's funny. My first reaction was to think about the thousands of innocent civilians that were murdered on that day. Judge Chen should not be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
And btw, O'Reilly said almost the exact same thing on the Tuesday night O'Reilly Factor, so he copied the very same attack on judge Chen that Hannity used, even though he claims to be a nonpartisan independet that never uses Republican talking points, he did anyway.
On the June 28, 2001 edition of Hannity & Colmes, Hannity said this about Democrats being opposed to Bush nominees for their personal views:
HANNITY: "But what bothers me about this -- the reason that the Senate has advice and consent and it doesn't include an ideological litmus test is because the nominees personal opinions are irrelevant, as they're supposed to set those aside and rule as a matter of law. And it seems to me that they want to disqualify anybody because they have an opinion but which they're supposed to put aside."
And now for a reality check. Judge Chen's comments do not indicate that he is a radical leftist who doesn't love America, as Hannity and O'Reilly claim.
As Fox News Alan Colmes stated in discussing Chen's comments on The O'Reilly Factor, "We have seen nativism; we have seen racism." A 2002 FBI hate crimes analysis reported that the distribution of hate crimes based on national origin changed in 2001, "presumably as a result of the heinous incidents that occurred on September 11." The FBI further noted, "Anti-Islamic religion incidents were previously the second least reported, but in 2001, they became the second highest reported among religious-bias incidents (anti-Jewish religion incidents were the highest), growing by more than 1,600 percent over the 2000 volume.
In 2001, the data showed there were 481 incidents made up of 546 offenses having 554 victims of crimes motivated by bias toward the Islamic religion." A November 26, 2002, San Francisco Chronicle article reported, "Hate crimes against Muslims soared after Sept. 11, according to an FBI report released Monday that also shows that most hate offenses in 2001 were committed against African Americans."
Chen explicitly advocated for judges to "administer the law equally." In a speech in which Chen said "a judge's life experiences affect the willingness to credit testimony or understand the human impact of legal rules upon which the judge must decide," Chen explicitly advocated for equal administration of the law.
From a law review article reprinting Chen's speech:
CHEN: "The case for diversity is especially compelling for the judiciary. It is the business of the courts, after all, to dispense justice fairly and administer the laws equally. It is the branch of government ultimately charged with safeguarding constitutional rights, particularly protecting the rights of vulnerable and disadvantaged minorities against encroachment by the majority."
And the American Bar Association's standing committee on the federal judiciary unanimously rated Chen "well qualified," its highest rating.
In the land of right-wing hypocrites and smear merchants judge Chen is un-American for telling the truth and being worried about racism, proving once again that O'Reilly is a biased right-wing liar who is no different than Sean Hannity. He followed the Republican talking points to smear judge Chen, exactly as Hannity did.
What A Fair & Balanced O'Reilly Factor Would Look Like By: Steve - October 28, 2009 - 1:30pm
Everyone attacks O'Reilly for his right-wing bias, so I thought I would show you what a real fair and balanced O'Reilly Factor would look like.
1) Since O'Reilly is a Republican, to really be fair and balanced he would have to put 1 more Democrat than Republican on each show, to counter the right-wing spin from O'Reilly. So if he had 7 guests on a show, 4 would need to be Democrats, and 3 Republicans. With O'Reilly that would give him a balance of 4 to 3, Democrats to Republicans. Instead of the 6 or 7 Republicans to 1 or 2 Democrats per show he has now.
2) He would also have to get a Democrat media analyst to be on with Bernie Goldberg, at the same time, or right after him, and a real Democrat, not a fake FOX News Democrat who works for FOX. Right now it's just the far right Bernie Goldberg, with no liberal media analyst, they never find conservative bias anywhere, only what they say is liberal bias.
3) He would have to cover news that is negative to Republicans, as much as he does for Democrats. Right now he ignores 99% of the news that is negative to a Republican, but if a Democrat jaywalks he reports it.
4) He would have to get a regular (and real) Democrat political analyst, to be on with Karl Rove, Dick Morris, Laura Ingraham, and Newt Gingrich, who are always put on alone, because there is no regular on the factor that is a Democrat political analyst, if they are too scared to be on with a Democrat, they should be put on right after one of them are on.
5) He would have to put a Democrat pollster on with Frank Luntz, or have one on after him. Because Frank Luntz is the Factor pollster, and he is a biased partisan Republican, there is no Democrat Factor pollster, only Luntz. Even better, would be to find a real Independent, and make him your pollster.
6) He would have to get a liberal comedian, and make him a regular, to be on with Dennis Miller, or put him on right after Miller. His comedian regular is the Republican Dennis Miller, there is no Democrat comedian, just Miller. Bill Maher would be a great liberal comedian to counter Miller.
7) He would have to stop calling everyone on the left, pinheads, loons, etc. Unless he calls an equal number of people on the right, pinheads and loons. Which he never does, nobody on the right, or the far right, is ever called a pinhead or a loon. Even though there are millions of them.
8) He would have to get rid of one of his culture warriors and replace her with a liberal. Because both culture warriors are Republicans, Margaret Hoover and Monica Crowley. With O'Reilly, that's 3 Republican culture warriors to 0 liberal culture warriors.
9) He would have to get rid of one of his legal analysts and replace her with a liberal. Because both legal analysts are Republicans, Megyn Kelly and Lis Wiehl and Kimberly Guilfoyle. There are no liberal legal analysts on the Factor.
10) He would actually have to name a Republican a pinhead, in the pinheads and patriots segment. Because only liberals are named pinheads. Every show should have a Democratic patriot, and a Republican patriot, or just stop doing it altogether.
11) He would have to stop lying about who caused the financial crisis, it was not Barney Frank or Chris Dodd, they are not even in the top 100, and they did not make the Time magazine top 25 people to blame for it. In fact, a Republican (Phil Gramm) was #1 and O'Reilly never even mentions his name, ever, not once. When he is the guy that deregulated the financial markets, which caused the problem.
12) He would have to stop putting Ann Coulter on the show alone, or have an equally partisan liberal on right after her to balance her out. Like Joe Conason, David Brock, Paul Begala, Josh Marshall, or some other real liberal.
13) He would have to actually put a real economic expert on once in a while, like a professor of economics who is not a Republican, maybe Paul Krugman. O'Reilly has only had one liberal economic expert on the Factor for the entire year of 2009.
14) He would also have to follow the same rules he had when Bush was the president. Like respect the office, and support the president, and if you insult or lie about the president you are an un-American traitor, like he said to Democrats who opposed what Bush was doing. Republicans insult, lie, smear, make racist comments, etc. about Obama all the time and O'Reilly says nothing.
15) He would have to use an equal number of Democrat and Republican fill in anchors to take his place when he is not there. Every single fill in host is a Republican, Ingraham, Kasich, etc. No Democrat or Independent is ever allowed to fill in for O'Reilly when he is not there.
And if he did all that, the show would almost be fair and balanced. It would still not be truly fair and balanced because O'Reilly is a partisan Republican, and he is there for every segment, but it would at least be close, maybe 95% fair and balanced, instead of the 95% right-wing bias it has now. And that's what a fair and balanced O'Reilly Factor would look like, too bad it will never happen.
The Tuesday 10-27-09 O'Reilly Factor Review By: Steve - October 28, 2009 - 9:10am
The TPM was called Congressional Craziness, Billy attacked Democrat Congressman Alan Grayson for calling a k street lobbyist a k street whore. O'Reilly called him a nut, and played some clips of things he said, most of which are true. But the whore remark was wrong, and not what a Congressman should be saying, leave the name calling to O'Reilly. Billy also called Grayson an embarrassment, and played a clip of Obama saying what a good guy Grayson is. O'Reilly called him a radical, for calling the lobbyist a whore.
Then O'Reilly had Democratic Congressman Weiner on to discuss it. Weiner said it was wrong, but that he did it to get attention. Weiner said it's up to his voters to decide what should happen to him, Billy wants the man burned at the cross or something. He also had Democratic Congressman Sestak on to discuss it. Sestak said he did not like it and thinks Grayson crossed the line. Then O'Reilly used some judge to smear Obama, when Obama had nothing to do with what some liberal judge did.
Weiner said O'Reilly is wrong to link Obama to every Democrat in the country, and he is right. O'Reilly said Obama has a whole list of radical friends, guilt by association in O'Reillyworld. It was ridiculous, O'Reilly turned a segment about Grayson calling a lobbyist a whore into an attack on Obama. Sestek said O'Reilly should not be calling them radicals, and that he should stop trying to link everything a Democrat says to Obama. Something O'Reilly never did one time when Bush was in office. Making O'Reilly a massive hypocrite, who tries to link everything said in America by a liberal to Obama, Grayson said it not Obama.
Then the crazy right-wing John Stossel was on to discuss politics. Billy finally mentioned the public option is back in, a day late. O'Reilly also mentioned that Lieberman is also opposed to it. And of course Stossel is opposed to the Obama health care plan, as all Republicans are. Stossel spewed out the old right-wing line that the Government does everything worse, and the free market does everything better. Which is ridiculous, the free market is good for some things, not so good for other things, like Insurance.
The Insurance companies are in the business of making a profit, and to hell with affordable health care, all they care about is profit, that is why the Government should have a public option to provide some competition. O'Reilly said it was income redistribution, Stossel agreed, as expected. The two of them agreed that a public option is a bad idea, yeah because they are both Republicans who want to see it fail to hurt Obama politically.
Then the Barack & a Hard Place segment. Crowley joined O'Reilly in attacking judge Chen, and Obama appointee. Both O'Reilly and Crowley oppose the judge simply because he is a liberal, and yet, when Democrats did that to Bush appointees they said it was wrong to disqualify them for their political views. Colmes defended the judge, and talked about radicals on the right, and how they ignore them. Colmes said the judge is a radical, he said not at all. As usual it was a 2 on 1 attack on a liberal judge, with Crowley and O'Reilly against Colmes. They just hate him because he is a liberal, pure and simple. Colmes said the Obama boys club thing was stupid, and hammered the media for it. Colmes said he does not but the claim that there is an Obama boys club. Crowley said she had no problem with Obama hanging with the guys, and who fricking cares.
The next segment was about a New Mexico Hotel owner who told his employees to speak english and change their names. Billy called it unacceptable, but he said the law may be on his side. Billy had attorney Jennifer Smetters on to discuss it. O'Reilly read the EEOC ruling, and she disagreed with it. She said if the law allows it, the law is wrong. Billy defended the racist and spoke up for him. Jennifer called it bias, and said it was wrong. O'Reilly predicted he will get in trouble for telling them to change their names, but that he can tell them to speak english. The man told them not to speak spanish in front of him, which sounds like racism to me, but of course O'Reilly disagreed.
Then the is it legal segment with Lis Wiehl and Kimberly Guilfoyle. They talked about the birther nut Orly Taitz getting fined for wasting the courts time with two lawsuits over the Obama birth certificate. She was fined $20,000, O'Reilly agreed with the fine, so did Wiehl, Guilfoyle said it was excessive. Then they discussed some lawsuit against Jennifer Lopez by her ex-husband, tabloid garbage alert. The next case was an attempted muder charge against a father who almost beat a man to death for molesting his child. They called for the jury to find him not guilty. Then they talked about an old lady in England writing a letter against a gay pride parade, she might be charged with hate crimes, ummmm, who cares, it happened in fricking England.
The last segment was the "stupid" Great American News Quiz, with Steve Doocy and Martha MacCallum. Then the usual crap, the pinheads and patriots and the highly edited Factor e-mails.
O'Reilly Is Lying About His Bias & His Ratings By: Steve - October 27, 2009 - 12:30pm
Let's take a look at the regulars who appear on the Factor. Notice that almost every one of them is a Republican, including O'Reilly.
1) Dick Morris - (Republican)
2) Karl Rove - (Republican)
3) Laura Ingraham - (Republican)
4) Newt Gingrich - (Republican)
5) Bernie Goldberg - (Republican)
6) Monica Crowley - (Republican)
7) Gretchen Carlson - (Republican)
8) Margaret Hoover - (Republican)
9) Lis Wiehl - (Republican)
10) Megyn Kelly - (Republican)
11) Kimberly Guilfoyle - (Republican)
12) Jane Skinner - (Republican)
13) Dennis Miller - (Republican)
14) Juliet Huddy - (Republican)
15) Amanda Carpenter - (Republican)
16) Greg Gutfeld - (Republican)
17) Steve Doocy - (Republican)
18) Martha MacCallum - (Republican)
19) Juan Williams - (Republican)
20) Mary K. Ham - (Republican)
21) Brit Hume - (Republican)
22) Ann Coulter - (Republican)
23) Glenn Beck - (Republican)
24) Neil Cavuto - (Republican)
25) Geraldo Rivera - (Republican)
26) Alan Colmes - (Democrat)
27) Ellis Henican - (Democrat)
That is called balance by O'Reilly, 25 to 2 is balance in his world. And no, Juan Williams is not a Democrat, he has even admitted on the Factor that he is more conservative than liberal, and he agrees with O'Reilly 90% of the time, which no real Democrat would ever do. In fact, real Democrats disagree with O'Reilly 90% of the time, which is the exact opposite of what Juan Williams does. And people think Geraldo is a Democrat, even I did, but I was informed today that Geraldo said he is a Republican.
Not to mention, about 6 months ago O'Reilly said this:
O'REILLY: I make sure, personally make sure, that throughout the week we have equal representation of conservative, liberal, Democrat, Republican. OK, I mean, if you have been watching the show I've been doing this now into our thirteenth year, and we have voices, and they're equal.
I knew that was a lie, so in May of this year I started counting the guests, I count every Republican and every Democrat. Here are the results so far:
-- In May of 2009 O'Reilly had 21 shows, with a total of 149 guests, 117 Republicans, and 32 Democrats.
-- In June of 2009 O'Reilly had 20 shows, with a total of 147 guests, 120 Republicans, and 27 Democrats.
-- In July of 2009 O'Reilly had 21 shows, with a total of 169 guests, 135 Republicans, and 34 Democrats.
-- In August of 2009 O'Reilly had 20 shows, with a total of 155 guests, 125 Republicans, and 30 Democrats.
-- In September of 2009 O'Reilly had 22 shows, with a total of 174 guests, 141 Republicans, and 33 Democrats.
That alone proves O'Reilly has a Republican bias, because he lies about having a balanced guest list, when it's not even close. 141 to 33 is not balance, 125 to 30 is not balance, 135 to 34 is not balance, 120 to 27 is not balance, and 117 to 32 is not balance. Yet O'Reilly claims he has a balanced guest list, proving he is a liar.
So why should we believe anything he says, when he lies about something that can so easily be proven to be a lie. And if you will lie about something like that, you can bet he is lying about way more than just his guest list balance.
O'Reilly even lies about his ratings, when anyone with a computer can check to see if he is lying, and he does it anyway. O'Reilly said this last night:
O'REILLY: "Fox News is now the most powerful news organization in the United States of America, and that means in the world."
In America? In The world? That is just laughable. O'Reilly just don't get it, Fox news reaches a mere 1% of the American people, Which means 99% of the people are not watching his show, with less than 1% watching the rest of Fox News. Not to mention, the vast majority of news consumers get their news from the networks, NBC, ABC, CBS, the internet, and newspapers. Billy also said this last night:
O'REILLY: "Look what's happened. Fox News thirteen years on the air, OK?. Wipes out every other cable network, OK?. It's not even close. Now, we're approaching, the Factor is approaching Katie Couric numbers. We're real close to Katie Couric numbers. We beat everybody else. Good Morning America. Nightline. I think the Today show is a little bit ahead of us, but it's close.
To begin with, Fox News does not wipe out every other cable network. They only lead the ratings for "cable news" networks. TBS, ESPN and USA, routinely beat Fox News (and it's not even close), WWE RAW has the #1 rated cable show with around 6 million viewers a night, which is double what O'Reilly gets, but O'Reilly failed to mention any of that.
And O'Reilly's claim that he is approaching Katie Couric numbers is simply laughable. He does not even come close to her ratings. Courics average of 5.5 million is almost twice O'Reilly's 3.4 million. And the top rated NBC news with Brian Williams has 8.5 to 10 million viewers a night, nearly triple what O'Reilly gets.
O'Reilly claims Fox News is the most powerful news organization in the United States, because they are #1 in the ratings. So if we use that very same argument, NBC with Brian Williams is the most powerful news organization in the United States, because they get more than double the highest rated show on Fox, which is the Factor. Making O'Reilly's argument ridiculous and untrue.
Finally, O'Reilly does not beat Good Morning America. Nightline, or the Today show. Setting aside the fact that these shows do not even compete with O'Reilly, he still fails to beat them. In fact, the Today Show nearly doubles O'Reilly's numbers.
Total Viewers: Good Morning America: 4.0M Total Viewers: Nightline: 3.9M Total Viewers: Today Show: 5.5M
And btw, what kind of nut compares his 8pm prime time ratings for an hour long cable news show, to the ratings for morning entertainment shows, and a 30 minute late night news show. It's insane, and makes no sense. It's like comparing the ratings for American Idol to the NBC nightly news, it's crazy.
And this is just a small sample that shows O'Reilly is a biased liar, I could show you a hundred more examples that prove it even more, which O'Reilly would also ignore and claim he is fair and balanced with the highest ratings in America. It's all lies, he is not balanced, he does not beat Couric, or even come close, the man is simply a biased liar.
The Monday 10-26-09 O'Reilly Factor Review By: Steve - October 27, 2009 - 9:30am
The TPM was called Truth Police, which is just laughable, O'Reilly only knows what he calls the truth. Billy talked about the Obama war on Fox News, again, and Time magazines Joe Klein saying Fox News lies in a column he wrote. Billy said he was a fool that provided no examples, and then he claims Joe Klein refused to do the Factor to defend his column. Then for some reason Billy bragged about his ratings. O'Reilly claims Klein is the liar, that Fox News is the media of record, and that they tell the truth so that is why they get such high ratings. Basically O'Reilly said any attacks on Fox are unfair and celebrated by the left, and that he is amazed at how powerful Fox News is, yeah right.
1) I provide hundreds of examples of Fox News bias here in this blog, which is mostly just the bias from O'Reilly, and media matters provides thousands of examples of bias at all of Fox News, yet O'Reilly ignores all that to discredit Joe Klein as a liar because he did not provide any examples of Fox News bias in his column. It's ridiculous, and the kind of argument you expect from a 5 year old, not a guy with a masters degree.
2) O'Reilly calls for people to send him examples of Fox News bias, he says if you send it he will report it, so I do, and many other people do too, then O'Reilly ignores it and refuses to report it. That's how dishonest he is, it's called bias, and lying. You could fill a website with examples of bias at Fox, yet O'Reilly pretends there is no bias, and that Joe Klein is a liar because he did not provide any examples.
Here is one example off the top of my head, when Fox News reported on the town hall meetings they only reported on people yelling at the Democratic town hall meetings. They only showed video of people talking who were opposed to the Obama health care plan, and they only showed video of Democrats who held town hall meetings. Not once did they show a Republican town hall meeting, and not once did they show anyone speaking who supported the Obama health care plan. That's bias, yet O'Reilly ignores it to claim Klein is a liar, when the liar is O'Reilly.
Then O'Reilly had Bernie Goldberg on to discuss it, with no Joe Klein or anyone to speak for him, or give his side. Which is the usual one sided biased right-wing garbage from O'Reilly with 2 Republicans to only give one side of it. O'Reilly said Fox News is now the most powerful news outlet in America, and that also means the world, ummmmm, huh? They are a lame cable news network that gets about 3 million viewers a night, which is 1% of the people, meaning 99% of the people do not watch them. O'Reilly even said he is tired of the war on Fox News story, and he hopes it will go away. But he reports on it every fricking night, keeping the story alive.
And btw, O'Reilly said his ratings are so high now he is almost beating Katie Couric, which is just ridiculous, and a total lie. Last week he said he is almost beating Jay Leno who gets 5.6 million viewers, and that was also a ridiculous lie. Not to mention ratings have nothing to do with it, the issue is bias against Obama, not your damn ratings. Let's have a reality check, O'Reilly had roughly 3.4 million viewers a night last week, Katie Couric had 5.9 million viewers, earth to O'Reilly, 3.4 is not almost the same as 5.9, and it's not even close.
I love how every time bias at Fox News is discussed O'Reilly brings up his high ratings, when they have nothing to do with each other. Your ratings have nothing to do with bias, so that argument is just insane. Brian Williams has 8 to 10 million viewers a night on NBC News, so his ratings are way higher than the ratings for any Fox News show, yet you claim he has a liberal bias. But if we use the O'Reilly argument, his high ratings mean he has no bias at all. It's a ridiculous argument, because no matter what your ratings are you can still be biased.
Not to mention, O'Reilly lied once again about his ratings. He gets about 3.4 million viewers a night, and that is total viewers. Katie Couric gets anywhere from 5.2 million to 5.9 million, so O'Reilly is a liar when he says he is almost beating her. Last week the best night O'Reilly had was a 3.7, which is not even close to 5 million, let alone 5.9 million. Here are the Oct 20 evening news ratings.
Total Viewers: NBC: 8,770,000 / ABC: 7,730,000 / CBS: 5,940,000
The next segment was called decline of liberalism. O'Reilly cited a Gallup poll that said 40% are conservative, 36% moderate, and only 20% liberal. Then he had Juan Williams and Mary K. Ham on to discuss it. But they never mentioned that a lot of liberals are now registered independents, as I am, and a lot of liberals do not admit to being a liberal, they say they are progressives, so that poll is misleading. And if we had all these conservatives as O'Reilly claims, how come McCain lost the election by a mile. What he ignores is that when you ask people if you are a Democrat or a Republican, more people say Democrat, 36%, than Republican, 20%. So the whole segment was just spin on a conservative vs liberal poll.
Billy just did the segment to imply there are more conservatives in America than liberals. And of course Williams and Ham both agreed with O'Reilly. They also ignored the voter registrations, there are more Democrats registered to vote than Republicans. I like how O'Reilly will cite this Gallup poll, but never cite the Gallup presidential job approval poll. The true measure is what percent are registered as Democrats and what percent are registered as Republicans. Because they are the people who vote, it's meaningless to compare conservatives to liberals, when they are not registered voters. What matters is what percent are registered to vote, and the Democrats are way ahead.
Then O'Reilly did a ridiculous waste of time segment called the Obama boys club, about how Obama hangs with the boys but not any girls. How ridiculous is this, and how is this news. It's tabloid garbage I would expect Geraldo to report on his show, not what you see on a so-called hard news show. It was just another segment for O'Reilly to attack Obama and make him look bad for hanging out with the guys, and having mostly men in his administration. I have to say this was one of the dumbest segments I have ever seen on the Factor, O'Reilly even played a clip of the women on the View talking about it. Whoppi Goldberg called it ridiculous. O'Reilly did an entire segment on this nonsense with Nina Easton and Cheryl Casone. What a massive waste of tv time.
The next segment was about some Bishop hammering Patrick Kennedy. He said the church should support the Obama health care plan. Bishop Tobin then attacked Patrick Kennedy. Billy had Mary Ann Marsh and Michael Graham on to discuss it. It's a non-news story to everyone but O'Reilly, Billy only reported this story because he loved the Bishop attacking a Kennedy. Kennedy is right, the church is wrong for opposing the Obama health care plan. But of course O'Reilly defended the Bishop, and took his side of the issue. What gets me is the big story of the day was Senator Harry Reid saying they are going to have a public option in the health care bill, O'Reilly ignored that to report on all this tabloid garbage. Probably because he said it was dead, and predicted there would not be a public option.
Then Brit Hume was on to discuss some intelligence report from the biased right-wing stratfor.com, they claim Obama is a weak leader. Hume was on to say it's true, and that the world thinks Obama is a weak leader. With no Democrat or anyone from the left to give an opposing view. It was Brit Hume and Bill O'Reilly sitting around calling the president a weak leader. Which O'Reilly would have called un-American if someone had said that about Bush. Billy said Bush and Cheney were feared, but Obama is not. Which in my book is a good thing, especially when Bush and Cheney got it all wrong on everything, and all they did was piss off the world so they did not want to help us, or do business with us, yet O'Reilly and Hume claim it was a good thing. It was nothing but one sided biased right-wing propaganda, with no Democrat to provide the balance. And for what it's worth, this segment is called the Hume Zone. I call it the right-wing propaganda zone.
O'Reilly says we must send a tough message to the world about terrorism etc., so what message does it send when you and Brit Hume sit there and call the president a weak leader. If Keith Olbermann or Rachel Maddow had said that about Bush you would call for them to be tried for treason, but then you and Brit Hume sit there on the #1 show on cable news and call our president a weak leader, for the whole world to see. Making you and Hume idiots, and un-American jerkoffs.
The last segment was the ridiculous "no reality" reality check. It's so lame and so ridiculous I do not even report most of it. One so-called check was about a college naming a transgender person the homecoming queen, wow, who cares. Another check was Sean Penn going to Cuba, ummmmmmm, who cares, and how is that a reality check on anything. One check was about Michelle Obama on the Jay Leno show, answering a question about world peace, where was the reality check, and btw, it's a fricking comedy show and she answered most of the questions with a funny line. And one check was Barbara Boxer likes to chew gum, that's a reality check, how?
Then the pinheads and patriots and the highly edited Factor re-mails. Billy names a liberal a pinhead, and usually a Republican the patriot. then he reads a few e-mails that are so edited they are nothing like the original e-mail that was sent to him, I know because I have seen how he edits them.
Boston University Under Fire For O'Reilly Speech By: Steve - October 26, 2009 - 1:30pm
In an article published today in the Daily Free Press, The Boston University College of Communication was hammered for having O'Reilly speak there. In the article the writer called O'Reilly a Bigot, among other things.
BU caters to bigot Bill: The O'RLY?! factor
Hey, Bill O'Reilly: My most sincere apologies for not making it to your lecture on Friday. I was tied-up washing paper plates and making the hero's attempt to brush my tongue without dry-heaving. As these are both paramount endeavors, I hope you can understand and forgive my absence.
While we're on the subject of repentance, please forgive College of Communication Dean Tom Fiedler for leading his students to believe that he is a reliable proponent of evenhanded media while deeming you -- an insufferable, polarizing, backwards-thinking bigot -- valuable to the school or its aim in any capacity. I know he's still new at this, and there's definitely a learning curve, so I'm more than willing to apologize on his behalf. He's a little embarrassed, and it wouldn't be fair of us to hold it against him.
Still, I find it hard to believe that COM, a school that perpetually markets itself as a canvasser of media progressivism, could overlook the fact that you, Bill, are that philosophy's antithesis. Frankly, Bill, I couldn't care less about politics. That's not the issue here. I'm just trying to understand how or why you've been invited back to speak about the future of news at your alma mater when its classes instruct me to approach news in an impartial and dispassionate manner. Because somehow your likening of an abortive physician's just-murdered body to "the shame of America" -- as you once mentioned on your show -- isn't featured in Strunk and White.
Moreover, as much as I try, I can't find a passage in the AP Stylebook that grants you journalistic leverage to tell an antiwar protestor who just lost his father in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks that his recently widowed mother should be ashamed of him. Yeah, I'm thumbing through and I just don't think it's in here.
It's a well known fact that the Republican party is opposed to the Obama health care plan for 2 main reasons.
1) Because they get most of their money from the very Insurance companies who would be hurt financially if a public option is passed. The very same Insurance companies most Republicans lobby for, and who get a lot of money from to win elections, and re-election.
2) And the main reason, to destroy Obama. They even called it their Waterloo, their mission is to kill the Obama health care plan to hurt him politically. So they do not care about health care for all, they only care about doing political damage to Obama so they can re-gain some seats they lost in the 2010 and 2012 elections.
So now we have one Republican who is willing to admit they are lying to the American people, he is former Senator Chuck Hagel. Making him the only honest Republican in America who is willing to admit the truth about what the Republican party is doing.
Chuck Hagel criticized the Republican Party's approach to the health care debate during a speech at the University of Michigan earlier this month. Hagel chided his former Republican colleagues for using the health care debate to "destroy the other party" rather than engage in thoughtful conversation; he also said that such an approach is irresponsible:
HAGEL: If your intention is to use healthcare to destroy the other party, or to destroy the presidency of Barack Obama, then it's very unlikely you're going to find much consensus from people who want to use healthcare.
As some Republican senators have said publicly -- that if we kill Obama on this, and we destroy this, and we defeat this, that will drive a stake through his political heart and this administration, the former senator, who retired at the end of his term in January, added. "I just find that about as irresponsible of a thing as I can think of."
And notice that O'Reilly has not said a word about this statement from Hagel. Now imagine if the shoe was on the other foot, and Democrats said to hell with the people and their health care, we are going to oppose a health care plan to hurt the president and his party politically to win some elections. O'Reilly would do a segment on it every other night for months, calling them traitors and un-American.
But when Republicans do it, not only is O'Reilly silent, he ignores it, and lies for them, saying that the Republicans have a valid reason to oppose the Obama health care plan. When they are only opposed to it to hurt Obama and the Democrats politically. And the whole thing is just another example of the right-wing bias from O'Reilly.
Nilo The Angry Latino Radio Show By: Steve - October 25, 2009 - 10:00am
Hey folks, Friday night I was a guest on the Nilo the angry Latino radio show to talk about O'Reilly, Beck, FOX News, and politics. If you want to hear it you can download the podcast here.
O'Reilly claims his ratings increase every other week, which is just a flat out lie. So I have decided to post the actual ratings to show you O'Reilly is lying about his big ratings increases. I will post the total viewers for O'Reilly, Hannity, and Beck.
Monday - 10-19-09 -- O'Reilly - 3,323,000
Hannity - 2,403,000
Beck - 2,614,000
Tuesday - 10-20-09 -- O'Reilly - 3,381,000
Hannity - 2,440,000
Beck - 2,790,000
Wednesday - 10-21-09 -- O'Reilly - 3,722,000
Hannity - 2,722,000
Beck - 2,555,000
Thursday - 10-22-09 -- O'Reilly - 3,436,000
Hannity - 2,362,000
Beck - 2,920,000
Friday - 10-23-09 -- O'Reilly - 3,426,000
Hannity - 2,495,000
Beck - 2,785,000
I will post the numbers for each week on the following Monday. And btw, here are the ratings for August 24th, and September 24th.
As you can see, O'Reilly is always around 3.3 to 3.5, with a show that goes up to 3.7 once a week or so. Then it drops back down the the normal 3.3 to 3.5, that is not a ratings increase. It's called holding steady at 3.3 to 3.5, as the 3 month numbers show. Proving that O'Reilly is lying when he says his ratings are increasing.
Over the last 3 months there has not been any ratings increase at all for the O'Reilly Factor, none. Let alone a ratings increase because of the recent Obama vs Fox News war. And one last thing, last week O'Reilly said he is getting almost 5 million viewers a night, that he is almost up to the Leno ratings of 5.9 million, that is also a lie, 3.3 to 3.5 million viewers a night is not almost 5 million, or 5.9 million, it's not even close.
The Friday 10-23-09 O'Reilly Factor Review By: Steve - October 24, 2009 - 9:10am
The TPM was called Fox News vs The White House. Billy talked about the liberal media defending Fox News when the White House tried to block Fox from getting an interview. The rest of the media said if Fox is not part of it we will not be part of it. Billy praised the liberal media he hates, he loves them when they do something he agrees with, but hates them when they disagree with him. And of course O'Reilly said it was helping the Fox ratings, which is a lie, because the ratings are not going up.
Then Bernie Goldberg was on to discuss it, with no Democrats to give the counterpoint. Bernie said the White House made a tactical mistake, by trying to block the interview with the Obama pay czar. Then they both praised Jake Tapper, when he is a fool for defending Fox. Then deny Fox has a bias, which is just crazy, but they are right that Obama should not block them, he should just not do any Fox shows, and no Democrats should do any Fox shows either. Billy and Bernie both ignore the bias, and deny it, then cry about being shut out, as if they did nothing wrong. And the worst part is O'Reilly does not have any liberals on to show him examples of Fox bias, he just puts far right nuts like Goldberg on to agree with him.
The next segment was a partisan attack on the Democratic Congressman Alan Grayson. For telling the truth aobut the Republican position on the Obama health care plan, and for calling the Fox news network un-American. Billy said Grayson would not do his show and that he is hiding under his desk. O'Reilly called him a loon that is unhinged. Billy had Sally Quinn on to smear Grayson. So the two of them sat there for 4 minutes and trashed him with nobody there to give his side or defend him. Which is called unfair and unbalanced journalism. Quinn also talked about the Obama war with Fox News. And of course she said she does not understand why they are doing it, and said it was crazy. Basically O'Reilly did a smear job on the guy because he told the truth about the Republicans and Fox. Quinn said they will need Fox at some point, wrong, that's just ridiculous.
Then Ann Coulter was on to discuss it. Which is just more proof Fox has a right-wing bias, because it's bias to have Coulter on with no Democrat to give the counterpoint. And btw, I have no problem with Fox being a right-wing news network, as long as they do not lie about what Obama is doing, which is what they have been doing. Coulter did her usual Glenn Beck type right-wing spin dance, and O'Reilly let her spin out whatever she wanted with no facts to back it up. O'Reilly lied about Anita Dunn saying Mao was one of her favorites, when that's a lie and she was making a joke. Basically O'Reilly and Coulter agreed with each other and trashed Obama, because that is what they do. Coulter said everyone is watching Fox, haha, if everybody is 1% of the country then she is right. They get roughly 3 million viewers in prime time, that's 1% of the population.
The next segment was Geraldo to talk about the latest child found dead in a garbage dump. And I have to say I do not like how some of these people expolit the death of these children for tv ratings. There is something wrong with it, people like Nancy Grace, Geraldo somewhat, etc. make a living off that kind of stuff, and I think it's wrong. What good does it do to report it non-stop, except to get them ratings. They should report it one time then move on, and not spend weeks and weeks reporting it over and over. They also talked about the mistrial in the John Travolta case. Someone leaked that it was a not guilty, before the jury made a public ruling, so it was declared a mistrial. Geraldo also said the jury was not sure it was actual blackmail, and they may never get a guilty.
Then O'Reilly had the totally insane right-wing nut Glenn Beck on for his weekly segment. Billy said the Beck ratings are going through the roof, when I look at them every day and I do not see an increase over the last month or to. In fact, I might just start posting the ratings for O'Reilly, Beck, and Hannity every day in my blog to show you their ratings are not increasing as O'Reilly claims.
Billy made a joke about Beck dog sitting his dog on his show. Proving he is nuts, now he has his dog as a prop. Also made a joke that the dog has a union card, haha, not. Beck and O'Reilly love how the media went to bat for Fox when the White House tried to block them from a feed of the pay czar interview. Then they talked about how great their ratings are. Billy wants to know why the Beck ratings went up so much for his 5pm show, wow is he stupid. It's real simple, he moved his show to Fox where almost all the viewers are right-wingers. And btw, Beck gets 2.6 to 2.9 million viewers at 5pm, which is still only about 1% of the country. Beck agrees with O'Reilly on the pay limits if you take Government money, and they both said Cavuto is wrong. Beck even joked that Cavuto is just a bad man.
The last segment was the brutally stupid dumbest thing of the week segment, with Greg Gutfeld and Juliet Huddy. They each pick a video of what they think is the dumbest thing of the week. And of course they are both Republicans that work for Fox. Huddy picked a Gitmo story, some city in Amhurst Ma. wants to take 2 Gitmo detainees and house them in one of their prisons. Gutfeld picked a CNN clip of a woman who is a shrink that was on to do an analysis of right-wing hate radio morons like Limbaugh and Beck.
Billy said it was wrong because they did not have an opposing point of view, when he does the same thing every fricking night. Billy picked some U.N human rights rule on transgender rights, or something like that. It was so ridiculous I did not totally understand what he was talking about. Gutfeld called it the dumbest thing of the century. The U.N. simply wants equal rights for transgender people because there are reports of police brutality against them, up to 60% of them are harmed. O'Reilly said it was dumb to give them equal rights, which makes him the dumb one.
Then the pinheads and patriots, and the highly edited Factor e-mails. And another unbalanced O'Reilly Factor was over, with 7 Republican guests and 1 Democrat guest.
FOX News Is The Story By: Steve - October 23, 2009 - 1:30pm
There is a great article about FOX that everyone should read, it details how FOX works, and how they are biased etc. Eric Burns the president of Media Matters wrote it and posted it at the huffingtonpost, it's a must read. I will highlight some of it here, and then add a link to the full article.
Fox News Is the Story
President of Media Matters for America
Fox News Channel is twisting American politics in an unprecedented way, and too many members of the press still aren't getting it.
The White House has exposed Fox News for what it is: not a news organization, but a partisan political entity that is waging a war aimed at destroying the Obama administration and its progressive agenda. Fox's Glenn Beck said so himself last Friday, predicting that he would soon "take the administration down."
Despite such unambiguous proclamations and the truths about Fox that they reveal, many mainstream reporters and commentators, and even some progressive ones, have spent their time effectively circling the wagons around Fox by focusing their attention not on the network, but on the Administration's comments about it. The entire matter has largely been treated as a political game -- should the White House have so bluntly criticized the press, or will the tactic backfire?
All of this completely misses the point. The issue is not whether it was a good idea politically for the White House to say that the emperor has no clothes. The issue is that the emperor actually has no clothes. In other words, the administration's comments about Fox News aren't the story. Fox News is the story.
Criticizing Fox News has nothing to do with criticizing the press. Fox News is not a news organization. It is the de facto leader of the GOP, and it is long past time that it was treated as such by our nation's media.
The evidence supporting such a reality is overwhelming. To begin with, Fox News CEO Roger Ailes has described his station's confrontation with the Obama administration as "the Alamo."
Fox News senior vice president Bill Shine said Fox was "the voice of opposition."
In other words, the entire operation has an explicit political agenda, not just a few hosts. There is no separation between Fox News "opinion" programming and its "news" programs.
Bret Baier's Special Report, the closest show Fox News has to a straight newscast, portrays Obama in a negative light 77 percent of the time, according to a recent study by the Center for Media and Public Affairs.
Fox News relishes its newfound activism. "The conservative media is winning now," Bill O'Reilly said on September 17. "They're damaging the president of the United States." But the damage Fox News causes isn't just political. Every day, it undermines serious journalism, misleads millions of Americans, and distorts our national discussion on crucial issues. Fox News represents an attack on democracy itself.
Much of the channel's "reporting" takes the form of obsessive and factually inaccurate efforts to smear progressive organizations and discredit Obama administration officials. To give you a sense of priorities: over a three-year period, shows hosted by Sean Hannity and Beck mentioned ACORN 1,502 times, saying it was a corruption scandal. By contrast, their programs mentioned Halliburton, KBR, Blackwater, Jack Abramoff, and Bob Ney 109 times combined.
Fox is currently conducting a witch hunt against administration members. After Van Jones resigned, Hannity told a crowd, "We got rid of one, and my job starting tomorrow night is to get rid of every other one."
The impact of Fox News long campaign of misinformation should concern any citizen. Fox has repeatedly misinformed its viewers on everything from the non-existent connection between Saddam Hussein and Al Qaeda to the contents of health care reform legislation. Such misinformation can have serious consequences, and Fox News should be called out for propagating it.
There is nothing wrong with the White House standing up to its most powerful, unprincipled, and self-declared political opponent, one that clearly started this fight. And beyond politics, there certainly isn't anything wrong with exposing an organization that unapologetically harms our democracy by poisoning our national discourse with falsehoods on an hourly basis.
O'Reilly does his ridiculous reality check segment every week that usually has no reality, and no check, well here is a real reality check. Yesterday Dick Cheney criticized the Obama administration for "dithering while America's armed forces are in danger."
And btw, that is the exact same word O'Reilly has used 2 or 3 times now over the last week or so. Even though he said he never uses any Republican talking points, that it exactly what he is doing because the word "dithering" is in the Republican talking points that were put out to use against Obama on Afghanistan.
In a speech Wednesday night, Cheney said, "President Obama now seems afraid to make a decision, and unable to provide his commander on the ground with the troops he needs to complete his mission."
This is pure partisan political nonsense. Retired General Paul Eaton said this in reply to what Cheney said.
Dick Cheney and the Bush administration were incompetent war fighters. They ignored Afghanistan for 7 years with a crude approach to counter-insurgency warfare best illustrated by: 1. Deny it. 2. Ignore it. 3. Bomb it. While our intelligence agencies called the region the greatest threat to America, the Bush White House under-resourced our military efforts, shifted attention to Iraq, and failed to bring to justice the masterminds of September 11.
The only time Cheney and his cabal of foreign policy experts have anything to say is when they feel compelled to protect this failed legacy. While President Obama is tasked with cleaning up the considerable mess they left behind, they continue to defend torture or rewrite a legacy of indifference on Afghanistan. Simply put, Mr. Cheney sees history through extremely myopic and partisan eyes.
Now let me give you even more of a reality check, and notice that O'Reilly never reports any of this. In 2008, the Bush administration rejected a request for 30,000 more troops from Gen. David D. McKiernan, then the top U.S. commander in Kabul.
McKiernan: "There was a saying when I got there: If you're in Iraq and you need something, you ask for it," McKiernan said in an interview. "If you're in Afghanistan and you need it, you figure out how to do without it."
In yesterday's White House press briefing, Robert Gibbs referenced McKiernan's troop request to hit back on the emptiness of Cheney's accusations:
GARRETT: So that was a specific reference to McKiernan's request that said that specific troop request was not taken seriously.
GIBBS: It wasn't -- Whether it was taken seriously or not, it wasn't filled. I assume since it wasn't filled, it was not taken seriously. Maybe they filled unserious ones and didn't fill serious ones. That's a fabulous question for the Vice President, who seems to have forgotten his role in the last seven years of Afghanistan.
When Fox News reporter Major Garrett then asked whether it was "proof of unseriousness to not necessarily agree with a request for troops submitted by a commander in the field," Gibbs replied:
GIBBS: No. I'm simply saying, I think it's interesting what the Vice President is suggesting the President isn't acting on is what the previous administration didn't act on, right?
Help me understand the rationale how one goes from half as many troops as are now in Afghanistan under his watch, to 68,000, to now wanting an additional 40 thousand, when you didn't want the additional troops that President Obama approved. I mean, how do you go from 68-plus, when you didn't want 34-plus? How -- Do you -- It defies some modicum of logic to get "I didn't want to go from 35,000 to 65,000, but I want to go from 65,000 to 100,000." Fuzzy math.
And then yesterday a Republican Senator even defended Obama. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) offered a rebuttal to Cheney, saying that he supports Obama on Afghanistan:
I think President Obama is entitled to take sufficient time to decide what our long-term role ought to be in Afghanistan. Then I think he should come to Congress and say to the American people what that plan is and see if he can persuade us and all of the American people of the rightness of it because he needs to have support all the way through to the end of that mission, so I want him to take the time to get it right.
Cheney and Bush denied a troop increase for Afghanistan in 2008, but now Cheney complains that Obama is not making a decision fast enough on a troop increase, when Obama has already sent 28,000 more troops to Afghanistan than Bush and Cheney had there. It's biased and partisan political insanity, not to mention total hypocrisy. It's a partisan political attack to make Obama look bad, when he was the guy who messed the whole thing up in the first place. One military commander in Afghanistan in 2002 said they almost had the Taliban wiped out, except Bush and Cheney then diverted all the troops to Iraq to fight the Iraq war.
It's pure partisan right-wing insanity, from Dick Cheney and Bill O'Reilly. O'Reilly never mentions any of this, and even uses the same talking points Cheney is using. As he claims to be a nonpartisan independent who is fair to Obama. If Cheney were a Democrat and he was attacking a Republican president, O'Reilly would hammer him, but since Cheney is a Republican attacking a Democratic president, O'Reilly loves it, agrees with him, and uses his partisan speech to attack the president. If that's being fair to Obama, I'm Elvis.
The Thursday 10-22-09 O'Reilly Factor Review By: Steve - October 23, 2009 - 8:30am
The TPM was called Dick Cheney vs President Obama. Billy played the clip of Cheney saying Obama is dithering on his decision to send troops to Afghanistan. O'Reilly pretty much agrees with Cheney, but he said he is not attacking Obama, just encouraging him to send the troops, and he has also said Obama is dithering, so he basically agrees with Cheney. O'Reilly played more of the Cheney speech and basically used his TPM to attack Obama by using Cheney to do the attack for him. Billy also said Obama should quit blaming Bush for Afghanistan, except that is who caused the mess, so who in the hell is he supposed to blame.
O'Reilly pretty much praised what Cheney did, he played a lot of clips of what he said, and used Cheney to make Obama look bad. And btw, the Cheney speech was given at a right-wing awards dinner, where Cheney and other right-wing neo-cons were given awards by a right-wing group run by Frank Gaffney. O'Reilly failed to mention any of that.
Now think about this, imagine what O'Reilly would say if we had a Republican president, and a former Democratic VP gave a speech hammering the Republican president for taking too long to make a military troop decision. O'Reilly would rip him to pieces, call him an un-American traitor for speaking out against the president during a time or war, and hammer him for half the show. And yet, when Cheney does it O'Reilly loves it, and even uses clips of his partisan speech to hammer Obama with it. If you want an example of bias from O'Reilly, this is it. No nonpartisan independent would ever use anything Cheney said, because he has no credibility. I guess O'Reilly forgot Cheney and Bush basically ruined the country in 8 years, and that Cheney left office with an 18% job approval, so nobody wants to hear what he says about anything, or cares.
Then O'Reilly had the partisan Karl Rove on to discuss it, when he worked for Bush, what kind of nonsense is that, Rove can not be objective when he was part of the Bush administration. Of course Rove defended Bush and said they did a good job, because he is a biased partisan who will never admit they screwed up. Not once did they mention that Bush and Cheney denied a request for more troops to Afghanistan in 2008, or that Bush and Cheney shorted them the troops they needed in Afghan to fight the Iraq war.
As usual it was a one sided segment with O'Reilly and Karl Rove, with nobody to give the other side of the story. The most they did was play a 5 second clip of Robert Gibbs saying Cheney was wrong. And btw, I am going to post a reality check blog on this issue and show you all the information O'Reilly and Rove failed to report. Near the end of the segment Rove said Obama is playing politics with the Afghanistan situation. O'Reilly implied that Obama just might not be up to making a decision, which is just insane, and very disrespectful to the President. And someting only a biased partisan right-wing nut would say, even Karl Rove sort of backed off that and did not totally agree with O'Reilly.
The next segment was about Obama cutting the pay to banks that got bailout money. O'Reilly said he supports that decision, Neil Cavuto was on to disagree. Cavuto defended the wealthy crooks and said it was a slippery slope. O'Reilly disagreed and told Cavuto they should not be making that much money when they are using taxpayer money, and for once I agree with O'Reilly 100 percent. And as usual Cavuto is a fricking idiot, his argument is insane, that if you cut their pay they will lose the good people. When they are the crooks who screwed it up in the first place. And if a job is paying $50 million a year, and you cut that to $25 million, you will still find good people to do the job for $25 fricking million dollars a year.
Then next segment was an immigration story, out of San Francisco. O'Reilly had Angela Alioto on to discuss it. It was about the sancutary law, Billy claims that four people died because of their immigration laws, and that they have changed the law to have them hand over illegal immigrants. Angela said ICE also let the man go, but O'Reilly blames it all of the immigration laws of San Francisco. The whole segment was just an excuse for O'Reilly to attack the liberal city of San Francisco, because he does not like their laws. Yet he never attacks any conservative cities for anything they do, because he agrees with what they do in their state.
Then the culture warriors were on. Billy had Gretchen Carlson and Margaret Hoover on to discuss a few topics. they talked about the racist judge who refused to marry a black man and a white woman. Hoover said the judge was wrong, and it's racism. Carlson also said it was racism, so they all agreed the judge was racist. And btw, this judge is a Republican, and not once did O'Reilly point that out, when in the past he has denied there is any racism on the right.
Then they talked about O'Reilly and Stossel discussing making drugs legal. Carlson agreed with O'Reilly, she is opposed to making drugs legal, proving what a moron she is. Hoover agreed with them, but she did say alcohol is worse than pot. And they misrepresent the issue, most people do not want to make all drugs legal, just pot. Yet O'Reilly and his crew set up the straw man that it is wrong to make ALL drugs legal, when very few people want that, not even me. I just think pot should be legal, I do not think ALL drugs should be legal. And btw, I do not smoke pot, but I know people that do, and it's everywhere, you can get it any time you want so legal or not people are getting it any time they want it.
Then the crazy far right Laura Ingraham was on to give her right-wing opinions on politics etc. With no Democrat on to counter her of course. they cried about heather Graham doing a moveon.org ad that supports the Obama health care plan. For some reason Nasal Nose Ingraham had a problem with it. Billy said he does not have a beef with it, yet he put Ingraham on to complain about it, and did half a segment on it.
Billy said the moveon.org ad lied that 57% of the people support the public option, and that he can not find any poll that says that, yeah just like he can not find any examples of racism by Rush Limbaugh. A recent ABC/Washington Post poll has 57% of the people supporting a public option, yet O'Reilly can not find it. Then they cried about some woman in Iraq getting run over by a muslim man in his car, or some crazy story, Ingraham said it was a serious story, and called it evil, she also said the media was ignoring the story.
Finally they talked about a story that says partisans like Ingraham and Beck and turning independents away from the Republican party, and of course Ingraham denied it, when it's 100% true. O'Reilly asked her what the difference is between the far left kooks like the people at moveon.org etc. and the Republicans on talk radio. Notice he called the far left people kooks, and the right-wing talk radio people just Republicans. Which is bias, he never refers to people on the right as nuts, loons, or kooks, he only calls them conservatives or Republicans. I guess he can not see his own bias, in the names he uses for the left and the right.
The last segment was the world famous reality check segment, not. It's so ridiculous I will not even report what O'Reilly said. Most of it was just right-wing garbage with no actual reality checks. I will say that every single so-called reality check was about a Democrat or a liberal, or some lame video with no reality check at all. There are never any reality checks on Conservatives.
Then the totally lame pinheads and patriots and the highly edited Factor e-mails. O'Reilly named Michelle Obama the patriot for doing the hula hoop, which is just ridiculous. The pinhead was someone on a video getting their dog to moan I love you, ummmm, huh? And another one sided biased O'Reilly Factor show was over.
FOX Caught Lying About Viewers With Year Old Pew Survey By: Steve - October 22, 2009 - 2:20pm
O'Reilly claims FOX News gets such high ratings because they report the truth, even though that is just ridiculous, that is what he said. So here is some of that so-called truth O'Reilly claims they report.
Yesterday morning Fox & Friends cited a year-old Pew survey to claim their audience is more balanced, but there is just one small problem with that, the Pew survey they cited is from August of 2008, taken before the November presidential election, and a new Pew survey taken in September of 2009 shows the exact opposite of what the FOX & Friends stooges claimed.
From the October 21, 2009 Fox & Friends show:
KILMEADE: Hey, let's take a look at what the Pew Research study shows about Fox News coverage -- Pew Research not an arm of Fox News. Let's check this out. Who's watching us right now? Well, 39 percent of you are Republicans, 33 percent are Democrats, and 22 percent are independent.
DOOCY: Right. The point is, as you can see, we've got -- we've got in the 30s the number of Republicans and Democrats watching and in the 20s. So our audience really is more balanced than the other two news networks.
The Pew survey the FOX Fools cited is from August 2008. The Pew Research Center for the People & the Press released a survey on August 17, 2008, showing that while MSNBC and CNN tended to attract more Democratic viewers, the "regular audience for the Fox News Channel continues to include more Republicans than Democrats.
The Pew Research Center released a survey on September 13, 2009 that found the Fox News audience "includes a larger share of Republicans than do the audiences for all other news outlets."
This is the most recent Pew news media survey, yet FOX ignored it to go back and year and cite a survey from before the election, that makes it look like they are more balanced. Which is what I call dishonest journalism, from a so-called news network that claims to tell the truth.
The survey found: "More than three times as many Republicans (34%) as Democrats (10%) say they get most of their national and international news from Fox. Only nineteen percent of independents said they get most of their national and international news from Fox. From the poll:
And btw, even before the election it was pretty clear FOX has a Republican bias with mostly right-leaning viewers, based on polls that asked who their viewers would vote for.
-- An August 6, 2008, Rasmussen poll found that 87% of Fox News viewers said they plan to vote for John McCain, while only 9% said they would vote for Obama.
-- In a March 20, 2007, The Hill wrote that "in our 2004 polling with Media Vote, using Nielsen diaries, we found that Fox News viewers supported George Bush over John Kerry by 88 percent to 7 percent.
Basically the FOX & Friends crew lied to you, they ignored the most recent Pew media survey taken just one month ago, to cite a year old Pew media survey taken in August of 2008. And what makes it worse, is they had to go to the Pew website to get their data, and yet they skipped right over the September 2009 survey to use the August 2008 survey.
This is about as dishonest as you can get. And it was done by the folks who claim to tell the truth. The other very dishonest thing about this is that they never disclosed they were using a 14 month old Pew media survey, or that there is a newer survey that was taken just a month ago in September of 2009 with very different results. Not to mention they hammer on the rest of the media for dishonest reporting and bias, when they are more guilty of dishonesty and bias than any other media outlets.
And btw, O'Reilly never mentions any of this dishonesty and bias by people who work at FOX News. Even though he does a media bias analysis segment every single week with Bernie Goldberg. They just ignore it all, then they claim FOX is honest and has no bias. Not once has O'Reilly and Goldberg ever discussed examples of bias at FOX, they just pretend it never happens, then they tell us how they report the truth, and that is why their ratings are so high.
O'Reilly Used Personal Attack He Claims To Oppose By: Steve - October 22, 2009 - 10:00am
During a 2006 interview with Mike Farrell O'Reilly said he does not do personal attacks. Billy even said people that do personal attacks lose all credibility.
O'REILLY: You don't attack people personally.
FARRELL: I don't -- I don't get -- you know, I don't get any benefit out of attacking people.
O'REILLY: Do you object when some of your peers do?
FARRELL: I try to suggest that there are better ways to do it. But you know, people have the right to speak their minds, and some people are very exercised about the some of the things that the leadership in this country --
O'REILLY: But you lose credibility when you use personal attacks.
FARRELL: Some do. Some gain credibility, as you've discovered yourself.
O'REILLY: No, I don't do personal attacks here, mister. And that was a little, sneaky remark there.
FARRELL: Well, but --
O'REILLY: We don't do personal attacks.
FARRELL: But, Bill, you do.
O'REILLY: We'll be right back. No, we don't.
In a 2006 interview with Donald Trump O'Reilly chastised Trump for going after Rosie O'Donnell's appearance and sexual orientation, asking why he didn't attack her on a purely intellectual level.
Then last night O'Reilly personally attacked Nancy Pelosi, by making fun of her looks and saying the botox in her face prevented her from having more of an expression to a remark Harry Reid said. O'Reilly even tried to make it ok by saying with all due respect, before and after he personally attacked her for her looks.
O'Reilly: If there wasn't Botox involved, with all due respect, there might have even been more expression on Pelosi's face.
He did this after he said he never does personal attacks, after he said people that do lose all credibility, and after he attacked Donald Trump for using personal attacks on Rosie for her looks. Making O'Reilly the biggest double standard hypocrite in America. Here is the actual video.
The Wednesday 10-21-09 O'Reilly Factor Review By: Steve - October 22, 2009 - 9:40am
The TPM was called Political War In America. Billy cried about moveon.org starting a petition to boycott FOX News. Billy called it dumb, cowardly, and un-American. Then he said moveon.org is a propaganda operation that just smears everyone they disagree with. O'Reilly also cried some more about Rahm Emanuel saying FOX is biased on a CNN news show. Billy also claims the White House is going after Limbaugh and the Chamber of Commerce. Then he told Obama to stick with running the country and stop the petty attacks.
And btw, moveon.org is a liberal political group, they get almost all of their money from real Americans who just want what they think is a best for the country. What they do is tell the truth about lying right-wing Republicans, and O'Reilly hates that so he calls them names etc. Notice that O'Reilly never says one bad word about conservative political groups, he ignores them because he supports their views. Proving once again what a biased right-wing spin doctor he is.
Then he had Mike Allen and Jim Vandehei from politico.com on to discuss it. O'Reilly asked why Obama is attacking the Chamber of Commerce. When it's real simple, because they oppose everything Obama is doing, and they have spent $34 million dollars in the last 3 months to do it. O'Reilly said he did not even know any of that. Proving he is a dumbass, because even I knew that. The Chamber of Commerce is a right-wing group, they are like a political group that lobbies to oppose everything Obama does.
O'Reilly also talked about the war with Obama and FOX News and claimed it has raised his ratings, which is just a lie, his ratings have not gone up, they are the same now as they were 3 months ago, so O'Reilly is just making it up. Billy said Obama should not worry about the petty stuff, he called it ludacris, when he does petty garbage every night. Like stories about sharks, and the body language crap, and the news quiz garbage, so he does the very same thing. O'Reilly called the liberals who met with Obama a bunch of far left pinheads, which he never said about Republicans when Bush was in office.
And btw, Obama is just being honest. Because it is true that FOX News attacks him 24/7, and that they are basically an arm of the Republican party. So O'Reilly is attacking Obama for simply telling the truth. Billy just can not admit it because he works for FOX. And what's really funny is when Bush declared war on MSNBC and The NY Times O'Reilly supported that and never once complained about it.
Then Dick Morris was on to talk about the Obama war with FOX and the Chamber of Commerce. Billy called it crazy, and said that Obama should spend more time running the country. Of course the far right Morris agreed with O'Reilly 100 percent, then he spent the entire segment trashing Obam and the Democrats as he does every time he is on. Morris is just put on to agree with O'Reilly and reinforce his right-wing spin, so they creat a perception they are right, and everyone else is wrong. Then suddenly Morris started talking about the Obama health care bill, when it was a segment on the Obama war with FOX News and the Chamber of Commerce.
Then O'Reilly said unemployment is 10%, when it's 9.8%, and that Obama has not done anything. When he passed a stimulus bill, the market is up to 10,000, and he would have done more but the Republicans in the Senate block everything he is trying to do. The whole segment was just a one sided biased attack on Obama, O'Reilly even blamed the mess in Afghanistan on Obama, when the mess in Afghanistan was created by Bush, Obama is just the guy who is trying to figure out how to fix it. O'Reilly basically uses his entire show to attack Obama, then he wonders why Obama calls FOX News biased. Especially when O'Reilly did the exact opposite during the Bush years, he defended everything Bush did, and never attacked him for anything.
Then Newt Gingrich was on to attack Obama even more, and of course no Democrat was on to give the other side. Billy claims that Obama has lost his political magic touch, when this is the guy who said he would give Obama a year before he attacked him. Gingrich claims Obama is starting a war with FOX News as a distraction because everything he wants to do is going bad for him. Which is crazy, because 57% support the Obama health care plan, and most people think Obama needs to bypass the Republicans and just do it. Not to mention one reason his approval ratings are so low is Democrats are mad at him for not passing the liberal agenda he was voted in to put in place.
O'Reilly said Newt is not an Obama basher, which is just insane, Newt attacks everything Obama wants to do, and he is opposed to his entire agenda. He has bashed Obama almost every day, and yet O'Reilly ignores it. Newt cited a Rasmussen poll, which is biased garbage, while ignoring the Gallup poll, just as O'Reilly does. Billy also promoted the new book out from Newt, which he never does for Democratic guests. You have to be a total far right nut to say Newt is not an Obama basher, which is exactly what O'Reilly said, proving O'Reilly is just a lying fool. Here is a clue for O'Reilly, when your top 2 guests are Dick Morris you are a Republican with a bias. Because only a Republican would put those 2 partisans on to do an analysis of Obama.
The next segment was the totally lame waste of tv time body language segment, with the hocus pocus blonde bimbo body languange woman. This segment is so lame I refuse to even report on it. Billy just puts her on to do bad body language on Democrats, while the rare time they do a Republican it's always positive. Nothing good is ever said about a Democrat, and nothing bad is ever said about a Republican. So not only is it a biased segment, it's garbage, and an unproven science.
Then it was Miller time with the right-wing unfunny has been that never was Dennis Miller. O'Reilly simply puts this fool on to make jokes about liberals, because his mostly right-wing viewers love it. And it's total hypocrisy with double standards. Because O'Reilly screams bloody murder when Letterman or Conan do Palin jokes, while he has Miller on every fricking week to do jokes about liberals. And Miller usually kills Pelosi every week making fun of her looks, botox, etc. It's massive hypocrisy, and one of the biggest double standards I have ever seen. Miller makes jokes about Pelosi, O'Reilly loves it and laughs, Letterman does a Palin joke, O'Reilly screams bloody murder and calls it unfair. What's the difference, there is none. So it's a giant double standard and total hypocrisy from O'Reilly.
The last segment was did you see that with Jane Skinner. Jane is on every Wednesday to discuss a few videos that pretty much nobody cares about, and it's not actual news. They are old videos that everyone has already seen, some of them are 6 months to a year old, and most of them have no news value at all. I think it's just another segment for O'Reilly to get a hot blonde who works for FOX on his show to get ratings. Because the actual segment is worthless. If you want to see that crap you can just go watch it on youtube.
The 1st video was from fricking England, it was not even shown in America, so why in the hell should we care. It was a cartoon about Global Warming, that ran in ENGLAND. The 2nd video was about a local journalist in Oregon getting attacked by some nut who hates journalists, ummmmm, who cares. It's a local news story, not a national news story. The 3rd video was a guy in a float tube hitting a tree, street tubing, a truck or something was pulling him, and he hit a tree when they drove around a corner. How is this news, I have no idea.
Then pinheads and patriots and the highly edited lame Factor e-mails. Here is how ridiculous the pinheads and patriots is, Billy named Leno a patriot for making a joke about the Obama war with FOX News. Hey O'Reilly, are so so stupid you can not find a real patriot. Leno making a joke does not make him a patriot, why not make a member of the military a patriot, you claim to support them, but you never name any of them patriots. If you can not think of a patriot in your warped little brain, just name someone from the military, you giant pinhead.
FOX Is A 24/7 Political News Operation By: Steve - October 21, 2009 - 1:20pm
After Fox News responded to White House criticism with the ridiculous defense that, unlike the network's "editorial" programs, its "news" programs are straight and objective. Media Matters for America released a video demonstrating that Fox News dayside programming clearly echoes the tones, themes, and content of its evening opinion programming. In fact, the parallels are so clear that the network's daytime anchors often seem to be taking direct marching orders from their colleagues like Glenn Beck, Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity.
Here are just a few examples of opinion journalism from the so-called straight news anchors at FOX. And believe me, this is about a 1% sample, you could fill this website with thousands of examples just like this. And if you notice, all their opinions favor Republicans and oppose Democrats.
Bill Hemmer: So-called straight news anchor. During the October 1st edition of America's Newsroom, co-host Bill Hemmer joined his network's smears against Department of Education official Kevin Jennings by claiming that Jennings knew of a "statutory rape" case involving a student but "never reported it." In fact, the student in question was of legal age of consent at the time he was counseled by Jennings.
Bret Baier: So-called straight news anchor. On October 1st, host Bret Baier joined Fox News witch hunt against Jennings, claiming that "Education Secretary Arne Duncan is standing behind his so-called safe schools czar after revelations that Kevin Jennings did not report a case of sexual abuse he encountered as a schoolteacher. And btw, these lies about Kevin Jennings were started with Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity, then the rest of the anchors at FOX picked it up and also reported the lies.
Megyn Kelly: So-called straight news anchor. On May 26, Megyn Kelly joined commentators such as Rush Limbaugh by stating that Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor's "wise Latina" remark "sounds to a lot of people like reverse racism. Kelly later added, "I've looked at the entire speech to see if that was taken out of context, and I have to tell you, it wasn't." In fact, Sotomayor was specifically discussing the importance of diversity in adjudicating race and sex discrimination cases. These are so-called straight news anchors giving opinions, which people like O'Reilly argued they do not do.
America's Newsroom: A so-called straight news program, encouraged viewers to get involved with April 15 "tea party" protests across the country. The program frequently hosted tea party organizers and posted on-screen organizing information such as protest dates and locations. America's Newsroom also repeatedly directed viewers to its website, which featured a list of tea party protests. But when the gay rights protest happened, FOX did not even send one reporter to cover it. In fact, during the day of the gay rights protest they only had 3 minutes of reporting on it the entire day.
FOX News Sunday: The so-called straight news show on Sunday. On the August 23rd Fox News Sunday, Chris Wallace hosted former Bush administration aide Jim Towey to discuss his Wall Street Journal op-ed, "The Death Book for Veterans," and in doing so promoted numerous distortions about an end-of-life educational booklet used by the VHA. In addition to forwarding the smear that the booklet is a "death book," Wallace promoted Towey's distortion that the booklet encourages veterans to "pull the plug" -- it doesn't; Wallace and Towey both suggested that the Bush administration suspended use of the booklet -- it didn't; and Wallace claimed that a VHA document requires doctors to direct veterans to the booklet -- it doesn't. Wallace also went on the O'Reilly Factor and claimed the tea party protest had a million people, when they had roughly 75,000 at the most.
And that is just a few examples, you can find more examples like that every day on every FOX show, even the so-called straight news shows they claim to have. Media Matters president Eric Burns recently explained on Countdown with Keith Olbermann: "I think that what we have all thought of as a conservative news organization has really morphed itself this year into a 24/7 political operation with a very specific goal. And that is to destroy this presidency, and destroy any sort of progressive policy agenda that the American people voted for in November."
The Tuesday 10-20-09 O'Reilly Factor Review By: Steve - October 21, 2009 - 9:00am
The TPM was called Obama Fatigue. O'Reilly attacked Obama again for waiting to long to make a decision on more troops for Afghanistan. Billy said an LA Times article says the military is fed up with Obama. O'Reilly believes Obama will send the troops, and that the delay is helping the Taliban with his dithering around.
O'Reilly had K.T. Mcfarland and Chris Preble on, Chris is a military veteran. Mcfarland was up first, and she said Obama is hurting the troops and basically trashed Obama, which is what Republicans do. Chris defended Obama, and said he is doing the right thing. But he barely got to talk, because O'Reilly and the Republican Mcfarland used most of the time. So as usual it was a 2 on 1 with the 2 Republicans getting most of the time to talk. Chris is a PH.D. and he is the director of a military studies group, yet they barely let him speak. Chris said the whole thing was being blown out of proportion, and that the rift between Obama and the military is no worse than it is with any president. O'Reilly just did the segment to attack Obama, and he had Chris on so he could pretend he was being fair and balanced. They did not care what he said, they just ignored him and trashed Obama.
Then John Stossel was on, he has a new show on the FOX business channel. Which proves that Stossel is a Republican, but over the years O'Reilly put him on as an independent. Billy said now that Stossel moved to FOX the White House really hates him. Then they talked about Jake Tapper hammering Robert Gibbs for attacking FOX. Stossel is a right-wing nut, and O'Reilly loves him, but they did disagree on making pot legal. Stossel supports it, Billy is opposed to it. Stossel is like a less crazy version of Glenn Beck, they are like brothers, haha. Billy spent almost the entire segment telling Stossel why drugs should not be legal. Billy said if drugs are legal, all the kids will get it, ummm, earth to O'Dummy, ALL THE KIDS ARE GETTING IT ALREADY. And btw, Stossel was terrible as a guest, he looked nervous and intimidated.
O'Reilly said if they made drugs legal the kids will get it, and that people buy pot and then sell it to kids, he even called it child abuse. Proving that O'Reilly may be the dumbest person on the planet. Listen up sparky, kids are already getting drugs, all you need is the money to buy it and you get it. I have never seen one person say I was going to smoke some pot but it's illegal so I will not do it, that never happens. If you want to smoke pot you do, legal or not, the fact that it's illegal is meaningless, nobody cares.
I am 49 years old and I smoked pot off and on for 15 years from 1980 to 1995, and I never saw one person who did not smoke pot because it was illegal. If you want to get high you just go buy some pot, it's everywhere, and I never once had any trouble finding some. Nobody cares that pot is illegal, they just smoke it anyway, so the fact that it's illegal means nothing, because the people who want to smoke pot are already doing it, legal or not, you fricking idiot.
Then Barack & a Hard Place with Alan Colmes and Monica Crowley. Billy played a clip of Obama attacking the dishonest insurance companies in a speech. Crowley hated that, and said Obama should not be attacking the insurance companies. What else would you expect from a Republican, she defended them, as a good little Republican does. Even O'Reilly disagreed with her, and said the insurance companies are screwing people. Colmes said Monica is wrong, then he said we should have single payer and said the Government should run the insurance plan. Billy said that was stupid, and Colmes pointed out the Government does the insurance for the military. Colmes like the Obama plan of trials for prisoners at Gitmo, Billy and Crowley hated that idea with a passion.
Then another sex scandal story, Billy loves these kind of stories, it's a teacher student sex story. She was on the Factor saying she was innocent a few months ago. The jury found her innocent recently. So Billy had her and her attorney on to discuss it. She detailed how terrible it was to go through the trial etc.
Is it legal was next with Lis Wiehl and Kimberly Guilfoyle. They talked some more about the balloon boy story, Billy wants to know if the parents should lose custody of their kids, Wiehl said yes, Guilfoyle said do an investigation and maybe take the kids away for a short time. Billy said do not take the kids, but have social services monitor them a lot. Then they talked about some Madonna lawsuit, she has been sued for something to do with her apartment, too much noise etc. It's tabloid garbage for ratings, and something Geraldo should report, not O'Reilly.
Then more about octomom and her fertility doctor. The doctor who implanted her was sanctioned but he can still be a doctor. He basically got a slap on the wrist. The last story was Carrie Prejean being counter sued to get the money back for her boob job. Billy said it was the most important story of the day, in a sarcastic way. Guilfoyle said she should pay the money back, Wiehl said no. And Billy loved the whole story because he loves to talk about boobs and boob jobs, especially when it involves hot blondes.
The last segment was the great American news quiz with Steve Doocy and Martha MacCallum. Which is a giant waste of tv time that nobody cares about. I thought it was a news show not a quiz show. Then pinheads and patriots and the Factor e-mails.
Big News Story O'Reilly Has Totally Ignored By: Steve - October 21, 2009 - 8:30am
Every day 7,000 jobless workers are losing their unemployment insurance benefits. Why, because 2 REPUBLICAN Senators are blocking a vote to extend those benefits for 14 more weeks. Two Senators out of 100 are causing 7,000 people a day to lose their UI benefits.
And yet O'Reilly does not say a word about it, I guess he is too busy doing stories about teacher/student sex cases, and news quiz segments. This is hard news the people should know about, on what O'Reilly has called a hard news show, yet he ignores it for partisan political reasons.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has tried twice to bring the UI measure to a vote on the Senate floor. First Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.), then Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) blocked action.
Christine Owens, executive director for the National Employment Law Project, says workers are devastated by the Republican roadblock. Unemployed workers across the country are devastated and dismayed by the failure of the U.S. Senate to extend their lifeline.
The official unemployment rate now is 9.8 percent, while the number of those who have given up looking for work or are underemployed stands at an appalling 26 million workers.
In September, the House overwhelmingly passed a UI extension that called for an additional 13 weeks of UI for jobless workers in high unemployment states (more than 8.5 percent) who have exhausted their benefits without finding new work.
Last week, the AFL-CIO urged the Senate to approve legislation that provides 14 weeks of benefits to all jobless workers who can't find new work and an additional six weeks for those in high unemployment states.
AFL-CIO Government Affairs Director William Samuel said this: Failure to extend benefits would pull the safety net out from under laid-off workers who are struggling to find jobs that have become increasingly scarce. A record 5 million workers have been unemployed for six months or more and there are now six unemployed workers for every available job in the United States.
NELP estimates 400,000 workers exhausted their benefits in September and without any extension, another 1.3 million will run out of benefits by year's end.
Owens: "It's shameful and callous. Because the Senate has not acted, hundreds of thousands of workers are languishing without any means to support their families in the midst of the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. It's time for the Senate to do right by the families hardest hit by the recession, the Senate needs to do whatever it takes, working weekends included, to make this happen."
Here is my question, how in the hell can O'Reilly claim to be a nonpartisan independent journalist with a hard news show, when he totally ignores important news stories like this, what say you Billy?
Another Health Care Poll O'Reilly Will Ignore By: Steve - October 20, 2009 - 12:30pm
UPDATE - 10-21-09 -- As I predicted, O'Reilly never said a word about this health care poll.
Because it shows that 57% of the people support a public option. And yet O'Reilly never reports any of this information, he just says the majority of the people oppose it, when polls show the opposite. He says that because he is a biased right-wing partisan, who is trying to lie for the Republicans, just like he lied for Rush Limbaugh.
A new Washington Post/ABC News poll shows that 57 percent of all Americans now favor a public option, up from 52 percent in mid-August.
Now think about this, not once has O'Reilly reported this information. When a real nonpartisan independent journalist would, O'Reilly ignores it for partisan political reasons. Because he wants to create a perception that the majority of people oppose a public option, just as other partisans like Beck and Hannity are also doing. Making O'Reilly just as much of a partisan Republican as Beck, Hannity, Limbaugh, or any of them.
O'Reilly Wins Worlds Worst For Lies About Limbaugh By: Steve - October 20, 2009 - 9:50am
Olbermann give O'Reilly the bronze in worlds worst, and notes that MMFA found 28 racially charged Limbaugh remarks O'Reilly missed. From the 10-19-09 Keith Olbermann Countdown show on MSNBC:
The Monday 10-19-09 O'Reilly Factor Review By: Steve - October 20, 2009 - 8:40am
The TPM was called Anti-FNC Strategy. Billy cried some more about Obama calling out FOX for it's right-wing bias. He once again said it was a bad decision, and said Obama is just mad because they do not agree with him all the time. Billy picked up the Anita Dunn joke about quoting Mao, after Glenn Beck claims her hero is Mao, when she was joking. And many Republicans have also quoted Mao, he even played a clip of her saying it. And Obama does not like FOX because they smear and lie about him 24/7, which is bias and unfair. Billy jumped on the Beck and Hannity attack train to smear Anita Dunn because she dared to tell the truth about FOX News.
Then O'Reilly had Brit Hume on to discuss it, and of course no Democrat or anyone from the left to give the counterpoint. Then the 2 of them smeared Anita Dunn just as Beck is doing for quoting Mao. But not one time did they mention she was being sarcastic, that people laughed when she said it, and that many Republicans have also quoted Mao, yet neither one of them ever said a word when they did it. They only cry about it after she said FOX was biased, which is just more proof of their bias. Hume and O'Reilly said the media ignored the story so the White House strategy might be working.
Hume said the media coverage of Dunn quoting Mao by the rest of the media is embarrassing, now that's funny, because the coverage of Obama by FOX is the embarrassing coverage. And Dunn quoting Mao is only a story with FOX News, when John McCain quoted Mao it was a non-story, and not reported, but when a Democrat does it suddenly it's a story on FOX, and then they complain when the rest of the media ignores it. Hume and O'Reilly both claim Obama hates FOX because they do not agree with everything he says, which is just ridiculous. Hume even said America is a center right country, which is also ridiculous, because more people are registered to vote as Democrats than Republicans.
Then Hume and O'Reilly both said Obama is a far left president, yeah coming from 2 Republicans who hate him. Just the other night O'Reilly said Obama is a center left guy and that the far left is mad at him for not being far left enough, then last night he says Obama is far left, proving he tells so many lies he can not keep them all straight. And btw, how biased is it to have a discussion on the bias by FOX News and only have a FOX News employee on to discuss it.
Then O'Reilly cried about Warren Ballentine saying Juan Williams should go back to the porch last week. It was basically callimg Juan an uncle tom. O'Reilly said Ballentine is now banned from the Factor, haha, I bet he really hates that, not. So O'Reilly had Juan Williams and Mary K. Ham on to discuss it. Let's face it, Juan Williams is a sell out, he pretends to be a Democrat on FOX News, when he is actually a Republican, and he has even admitted he is more conservative than liberal. Yet O'Reilly puts him on to pretend he is a Democrat, then he agrees with O'Reilly 90% of the time.
Now it is wrong to tell Juan to go back to the porch, and Ballentine should not have said that. But Juan Williams is a fake Democrat, because no real Democrat ever agrees with O'Reilly, let alone agree with him 90% of the time. They basically wasted a whole segment on this garbage, crying about Ballentine and what he said, and defending their partisan reporting. Billy said Ballentine gave Juan a good debate, but he killed his credibility by saying Juan should go back to the porch. This is not news to anyone but O'Reilly, and it was a total waste of 4 minutes of tv time on a so-called hard news show.
Then a segment on the Obama troops increase in Afghanistan. O'Reilly said Obama is still delaying the decision, and hammered him for it. But he never said a word when Bush took 6 months to decide on the Iraq troop surge. O'Reilly played a clip of Rahm Emanuel saying Obama is taking his time to make an educated decision, Billy said that was bull and he's not buying it. O'Reilly had Nancy Skinner and Ellis Henican on to discuss it. Henican said he agrees with O'Reilly, make a decision or get them out. Skinner supported what Obama is doing.
O'Reilly cited Bush on the surge decision, but never pointed out Bush took 6 months to decide on the surge in Iraq. Billy said the General wants the troops so Obama should give them to him. O'Reilly said Obama will do it, but he is doing a political dance now. Skinner does not work for FOX and she disagreed 100% with O'Reilly, Henican works for FOX and he only slightly disagreed with O'Reilly. Proving once again that the so-called liberals who work for FOX agree with O'Reilly half the time, when no real liberal ever agrees with O'Reilly. And btw, that was the token liberal segment so O'Reilly can claim he is fair and balanced, 6 Republicans to 2 Democrats is what he calls balance.
The next segment was on the balloon boy hoax. Billy had the Larmier County Sheriff on to discuss it. So then O'Reilly wasted another 4 minutes of tv time reporting a story that we already know all about, because it's been all over the media for days. He had no new information, it was just a review of what we already know. O'Reilly called it a con and a hoax, thank you Mr. Obvious. Billy said the family will be charged, and the father might go to prison, haha what an idiot. He will never do one day in prison, because he is a first time offender and it's a low level beef.
Then Bernie Goldberg was on to cry about Anita Dunn and her criticism of the bias at FOX News. He claims he knows why they are attacking FOX, when we already know, because they are a biased right-wing news operation, that is an arm of the Republican party. Bernie said it's because it's a twofold strategy, to convince the other news outlets that FOX is not to be taken seriously, and that they should not run with any FOX news story. Second, Bernie said they are trying to effect the entire culture, by repeating it over and over so people start to believe it, haha, hey moron the people already believe it because it's true.
Basically Bernie says they are using propaganda by saying it over and over so people will believe it. Which is just insane, everyone who is not a Republican already knows that FOX is a biased right-wing news outlet. The only people who deny it are O'Reilly, Goldberg, and the Republicans who agree with them. And you should notice that Bernie Goldberg is the only Factor media analyst, there is no Democratic Factor news analyst, just Bernie Goldberg, who is a known and confirmed far right stooge. O'Reilly also said the Obama disapproval numbers are rising, when it's only rising with Republicans.
The last segment was the ridiculous "no reality" reality check segment, with O'Reilly spinning out what he calls reality checks on 5 or 6 video clips. One check was the video showing a baby getting run over by a train and not getting hurt, where is the check on that, he just showed the video.
O'Reilly once again said he gets over 5 million viewers a night, which is a lie, he averages about 3.2 million to 3.5 million a night. He added his 11pm re-run and said he gets over 5 million, and that he is almost catching Jay Leno who gets about 5.9 million a night. Except Jay Leno is a comedian who only does one show, so there is no re-run. Making the comparison ridiculous, and a lie, because re-runs are not counted in the ratings. Ratings are counted for one show, not re-runs. That means O'Reilly gets 3.2 to 3.5 million total viewers a night, now that's an actual reality check.
Then pinheads and patriots and the Factor e-mails. Not a word about the firing of Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, as I predicted earlier today. O'Reilly will never say a word about it.
Great Article About O'Reilly & FOX News by Jacob Weisberg By: Steve - October 20, 2009 - 8:30am
The O'Garbage Factor
by Jacob Weisberg
Last week, when White House Communications Director Anita Dunn charged the Fox News Channel with right-wing bias, Fox responded the way it always does. It denied the accusation with a straight face while proceeding to confirm it with its coverage.
Consider Fox's Web story on the episode. It quotes five people. Two of them work for Fox. All of them assert that administration officials are either wrong in substance or politically foolish to criticize the network. No one is cited supporting Dunn's criticisms or saying that it could make sense for Obama to challenge the network's power. It's a textbook example of a biased journalism.
If you were watching Fox News Channel, you saw the familiar roster of platinum pundettes and anchor androids reciting the same soundbites: this was Obama's version of Nixon's enemies list, the rest of the news media is in Obama's corner, Obama should get back to governing, and so on. On The O'Reilly Factor, Alan Colmes, the network's weak, battered house liberal, mumbled semi-agreement while "Doctor" Monica Crowley and Bill O'Reilly lit up the scoreboard with these talking points.
Any news organization that took its responsibilities seriously would take pains to cover presidential criticism fairly. It would regard doing so as itself a test of integrity. At Fox, by contrast, complaints of unfairness prompt only hoots of derision and demands for "evidence" that, when presented, is brushed off and ignored.
There is no need to get bogged down in this phony debate, which itself constitutes an abuse of the fair-mindedness of the rest of the media. One glance at Fox's Web site or five minutes random viewing of the channel at any hour of the day demonstrates its all-pervasive slant. The documentary Outfoxed spent a lot of time mustering evidence that Fox managers order reporters to take the Republican side. But after 13 years under Roger Ailes, Fox employees skew news right as instinctively as fish swim.
Rather than in any way maturing, Fox has in recent months become more boisterous and demagogic. Fox sponsored as much as it covered the anti-Obama "tea parties" this summer. Its "fact checking" about the president's health-care proposal is provided by Karl Rove. And weepy Glenn Beck has begun to exhibit a Strangelovean concern about government invading our bloodstream by vaccinating people for swine flu. With this misinformation campaign, Fox stands to become the first network to actively try to kill its viewers.
That Rupert Murdoch may tilt the news rightward more for commercial than ideological reasons is beside the point. What matters is the way that Fox's model has invaded the bloodstream of the American media. By showing that ideologically distorted news can drive ratings, Ailes has provoked his rivals at CNN and MSNBC to develop a variety of populist and ideological takes on the news. In this way, Fox hasn't just corrupted its own coverage. Its example has made all of cable news unpleasant and unreliable.
What's most distinctive about the American press is not its freedom but its century-old tradition of independence-that it serves the public interest rather than those of parties, persuasions, or pressure groups. Media independence is a 20th-century innovation that has never fully taken root in many other countries that do have a free press.
The Australian-British-continental model of politicized media that Murdoch has applied at Fox is un-American, so much so that he has little choice but go on denying what he's doing as he does it. For Murdoch, Ailes, and company, "fair and balanced" is a necessary lie. To admit that their coverage is slanted by design would violate the American understanding of the media's role in democracy and our idea of what constitutes fair play. But it's a demonstrable deceit that no longer deserves equal time.
Whether the White House engages with Fox is a tactical political question. Whether we journalists continue to do so is an ethical one. By appearing on Fox, reporters validate its propaganda values and help to undermine the role of legitimate news organizations. Respectable journalists-I'm talking to you, Mara Liasson-should stop appearing on its programs. A boycott would make Ailes too happy, so let's try just ignoring Fox, shall we?
FOX News Fires Liberal Analyst Dr. Marc Lamont Hill By: Steve - October 19, 2009 - 12:30pm
UPDATE - 10-20-09 -- As I predicted O'Reilly did not say a word about Dr. Marc Lamont Hill getting fired by FOX on the Monday night Factor show. He ignored the whole thing as I knew he would.
As if we needed more proof that FOX News is a right-wing news network, we have it. FOX News has fired Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, who was pretty much the only real liberal they had, except for Alan Colmes. Now they are down to 1 liberal, and he does not even have his own show anymore. That means FOX has now proven they want to be the all Republican News network, because what few liberals they had are all off the air or fired now.
Hill was a regular on the O'Reilly Factor, and O'Reilly used him to claim he was fair and balanced. Even though he was only on two or three times a month, or less, while at least 100 Republicans are on a month. Some people say Dr. Hill was not only fired because he is a liberal, but because he is black and he defends Obama. But that is just a rumor, and total speculation that has not been proven.
Dr. Hill was 1 of only 2 liberals who worked for FOX that got on the Factor on a regular basis, Alan Colmes being the other one. Now here is my question, will O'Reilly mention Dr. Hill being fired, and will he have a segment on it, or will he just ignore it and hope people just forget Dr. hill used to work for FOX. I will bet O'Reilly never says a word about it, he will just ignore it and hope everyone forgets Hill was even there.
I do know it's crazy to claim you are fair and balanced when you only have 2 liberals, out of about 30 people, and then you fire one of those liberals. Not to mention all your main shows are run by far right partisans, Cavuto, Beck, O'Reilly, and Hannity. Not one liberal has his own show on FOX, NONE.
O'Reilly Caught Lying About Limbaugh Racism By: Steve - October 17, 2009 - 9:30am
As I have reported here in my blog, O'Reilly said the only racism he could find on Limbaugh, is that he said Donovan McNabb is overrated by some people who want black quarterbacks to succeed. Which is not exactly what Limbaugh said, and it downplays what he really said. Limbaugh said the MEDIA makes McNabb out to be a great quarterback only because he is black, and that he is not a very good quarterback.
Which is a total lie, and a racist statement, because McNabb is a great quarterback, so Limbaugh was wrong, and he made a racist statement about it. But of course O'Reilly downplayed it because he is a Republican just like Limbaugh.
Here is exactly what O'Reilly said, From the October 15, 2009 O'Reilly Factor:
O'REILLY: So what's the evidence that Limbaugh is a race-baiter? We investigated the statements that are being tossed about. The first one allegedly has Mr. Limbaugh praising James Earl Ray, convicted of assassinating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. There's no evidence that Rush Limbaugh ever did that. The accusation comes from a far-left guy named Jack Huberman, who provided no evidence to back up the claim.
Huberman is also the source for Limbaugh's alleged quote saying slavery was not entirely bad. Again, Huberman provided no backup. The allegation was also published on Wikipedia without any sourcing whatsoever. Mr. Limbaugh denies making both comments.
Finally, a Kansas City Star columnist named James Fussell quoted Limbaugh as saying bad things about the NAACP. The quote came from a newsletter called "Flush Rush." But so far, there's no confirmation the disparaging remarks, again, were ever made.
So what we have here are accusations without merit. But in our hypermedia age, that's enough to paint someone as a racist.
Fair-minded Americans know that playing the race card is easy and hateful. The only thing we can find about Rush Limbaugh is that he thinks quarterback Donovan McNabb is overrated by some people who want black quarterbacks to succeed. Mr. McNabb resented the remark, as he should have. He's a good player, and his color has nothing to do with his performance. I think Limbaugh made a mistake with that analysis.
But that doesn't make him a racist and should not disqualify him from owning part of a team. We've got to stop the racial witch-hunting in America.
O'Reilly also said this:
O'REILLY: We have the best research staff in the business, the best. There is nobody better at researching than The Factor.
Okay, so according to O'Reilly he has the best research staff in the business, and the only racist statement they could find by Rush Limbaugh is the statement he made about Donovan McNabb. Wow is that a flat out 100% lie, just read this.
Media Matters has documented 28 examples of Limbaugh making racially charged remarks:
1) "We are being told that we have to hope [Obama] succeeds, that we have to bend over, grab the ankles ... because his father was black."
2) "I do believe" Obama is an "angry black guy."
3) "In Obama's America, the white kids now get beat up with the black kids cheering."
4) "Obama's entire economic program is reparations."
5) Obama is "more African in his roots than he is American" and is "behaving like an African colonial despot."
6) Obama is a "Halfrican-American."
7) "Obama has disowned his white half ... he's decided he's got to go all in on the black side."
8) Sotomayor "a reverse racist" appointed by Obama, "the greatest living example of a reverse racist."
9) Obama "wants us to have the same health care and plan that he had in Kenya" and "wants to be the black FDR."
10) Latching onto LA Times op-ed, Limbaugh sings "Barack, The Magic Negro."
11) "God does not have a birth certificate. Neither does Obama"; Obama "has yet to prove he's a citizen."
12) Limbaugh on Gates controversy: "Here you have a black president trying to destroy a white policeman."
13) Limbaugh suggests Obama would not have acted on Somali pirates if he'd known they were "actually young, black Muslim teenagers."
14) Limbaugh suggests Democrats, media believe "you can't criticize the little black man-child."
15) "The government's been taking care of [young blacks] their whole lives."
16) "The days of [minorities] not having any power are over, and they are angry."
17) "Minorities never do anything for which they have to apologize."
18) Limbaugh: "The media has been very desirous that a black quarterback do well."
19) Limbaugh says "NFL all too often looks like a game between the Bloods and the Crips."
20) Limbaugh declares basketball "the favorite sport of gangs."
21) Limbaugh invented "racial component" to Hackett's decision to withdraw from Ohio primary race.
22) Limbaugh on Survivor series: "African-American tribe" worst swimmers, Hispanics "will do things other people won't do."
23) Limbaugh suggested Colin Powell only supported Obama because of race.
24) Limbaugh: Gates is an "angry racist."
25) Limbaugh called illegal immigrants an "invasive species."
26) Limbaugh repeatedly calls Native Americans "Injuns."
27) Limbaugh says Democrats' interest in Darfur is securing black "voting bloc."
28) Limbaugh says that if "feminazis" had remembered to oppose "affirmative action for black guys ... they wouldn't face the situation they face today."
Hey Billy, your crack research staff is a fricking joke, and so are you. It's clear that you are a liar, and that you simply lied for your right-wing friend Rush Limbaugh, instead of reporting the facts, proving that you are a lying right-wing fraud of a journalist.
Here is what O'Reilly did, and remember this is the guy who claims to be a nonpartisan independent who is fair and balanced in the no spin zone. There are 28 to 35 examples of racism from Limbaugh, at least 28 of them have been documented. So what O'Reilly did was only discuss the 3 examples that have not been documented, while ignoring the other 28 that have, then he claimed it proves Limbaugh is not a racist, because he could not prove the 3 examples he used were true. Which is insanity, and only a biased partisan fool would try a trick like that.
And btw, those are 28 documented examples of racism from Limbaugh, it's a fact that Limbaugh said them, and you ignored them all. But not only did you ignore them, you said you and your staff could only find one example of racism by Rush Limbaugh. Which makes you a partisan right-wing joke with no credibility. And then look who O'Reilly is lying for, Rush Fricking Limbaugh, the most far right nut-job in America. That alone proves O'Reilly is a Republican stooge, because only other far right Republicans are defending Rush, let alone lying for him.
The Friday 10-16-09 O'Reilly Factor Review By: Steve - October 17, 2009 - 9:00am
No TPM because Juan Williams was in for O'Reilly, and Juan was still talking about Rush Limbaugh, which I refuse to talk about anymore. The top story from Juan was all about Rush Limbaugh.
Then Juan had 2 Republicans on to discuss it, one is a personal friend of Rush Limbaugh, Ken Hutcherson, and Tammy Bruce was the other guest, with no Democrats, none. The 3 Republicans spent the whole segment crying about Rush Limbaugh getting booted from the investment group who was trying to buy the Rams. Earth to right-wing idiots, the Limbaugh story is over, let it go, he is out of the group, it's over, move on to some other news.
Then Juan cried some more about Obama saying FOX News has a right-wing bias, when it's true and he knows it, he just wont admit it because he works for FOX, and if he does they will fire him. So even when O'Reilly is gone it's still a right-wing biased show with almost all Republican guests who attack Obama and the left. It's no different than if O'Reilly was there, except it's Juan Williams instead of O'Reilly. Juan played a video clip of Obama taking another shot at FOX News bias.
Williams had Democrat Josh Gottheimer on, and Juan hammered Obama as he asked him questions about Obama. He also had Republican Marc Thiessen on, and of course he joined Juan in trashing Obama. They said Obama has not done anything and hammered him for going after FOX. The Democrat Gottheimer tried to defend Obama but he could barely get a word in, Juan and Thiessen dominated all the time and talked over Gottheimer. Just as O'Reilly, Williams did not have one good thing to say about Obama, it was a non-stop Obama attack by Juan and Thiessen. As usual it was a one sided 2 on 1 Republican biased segment, with 1 Democrat there to defend Obama.
Then Juan had another segment attacking Obama, this time he was attacked because some Hollywood people are doing ads for the Obama health care plan. Williams cried about Obama using Hollywood to get it passed. Because a CBS show talked about all the people that do not have health insurance. It's just more attacks on Obama, non-stop, just as if O'Reilly was hosting. Williams had Linda Stasi on to discuss it, and she said Williams is wrong. The tv show was filmed a long time ago, and they do not even mention the Obama health care plan.
Williams also had Patrick Courrielche on to discuss it, and of course he agreed with Williams. This guy is a good friend of Glenn Beck, and does his show once in a while. Stasi called it right-wing conspiracy nonsense. Juan claims it's propaganda coming from the White House, when he has no proof of that. At the end of the segment Juan called it an honest fair and balanced debate, when it was a 2 on 1 with Williams and Courrieleche against Stasi. And the whole segment was garbage, it's all speculation with no proof. They have no proof the Obama administration is telling Hollywood people to talk about health care on their tv shows, none, so it's all speculation.
The next segment was about a woman who had a serious side effect from a flu shot. Ok so she had a bad side effect, but it was just one person, it's not like a hundred or a thousand people are having these serious side effects. Williams had Dr. Leigh Vinocur on to discuss it, and she said that is the only case, and she could not find any other cases, none. So it happened to one person, and Juan does an entire segment on it. Which is ridiculous and a waste of time. What a total waste of tv time. It was some kind of Glenn Beck fear nonsense, trying to scare people about getting flu shots, when it has only happened to one person. And the Dr. said there is no proof her medical problem was from the flu shot.
Then Juan talked about the Balloon boy story, and asked if it was a hoax. He played the 9-11 tape and then talked about it. The kid said they did it for a show. And now there is talk that it was a hoax. Williams had Alicia Acuna and Dr. Keith Ablow on to discuss it. She said the police do not believe it was a hoax, but that they are going to investigate it more. Juan complained that the family were all over some tv shows, and he thinks something is not right. Dr. Ablow agreed with Juan and thinks something may not be right. Juan pointed out they owe some money on a house and implied that is also strange. Ablow thinks the parents are addicted to publicity, and that the kids are in emotional danger.
Then Juan cried about Harvard refusing to let an anti-immigration zealot (Jim Gilchrist) speak at an event he was invited to, for some reason they cancelled him. Some students protested his speech, so they cancelled him. Kyle de Beausset from Harvard was on to discuss it. He said they made a mistake in booking him, so they changed their mind and decided to cancel him. Ok, so what, it's a free country and they can do whatever they want. Yet Juan cried like a baby because this anti-immigration nut was cancelled. Who cares, nobody except Juan I guess.
The last segment was some nonsense about sharks, it was a Factor flashback segment with O'Reilly doing some lame interview with a shark guy (Andy Dehart) from the discovery channel. I mean, who fricking cares, and how is this news. And the O'Reilly/Williams Factor was over, thank God.
The Thursday 10-15-09 O'Reilly Factor Review By: Steve - October 16, 2009 - 10:00am
The TPM was called The New Witch Hunt. More Rush Limbaugh crap, Billy cried about a new group of witch hunters like Sharpton, etc. Then O'Reilly went through a few of the so-called racist comments Limbaugh made, then denied they were proven. While he ignored the many other racist comments Limbaugh made, that are documented, O'Reilly decided to ignore those. Then Billy said he was smeared as a racist just like Rush, but that neither one of them are racists.
And btw, I listed 10 racist quotes by Limbaugh in my blog, I found them on the internet. I am not saying they are all true, I just reported what I found, but I do know for a fact that at least 4 of them are documented. Which is more than enough to prove Limbaugh is a racist. And he could have said the other 6, it is just not documented anywhere. To argue he is not a racist, because only SOME of his racist quotes are documented is pure insanity, and only right-wing fools who love Rush are doing that.
Billy called them the new witch hunters, for simply pointing out that Limbaugh is a racist, which he is, and the only people who seem to be denying it are O'Reilly and a few of his right-wing friends. O'Reilly had Warren Ballentine and Juan Williams on to discuss it. Ballentine said some of the racist remarks are documented, like the take the bone out of your nose statement to a black caller, and even O'Reilly admitted it was off the charts bad. Yet he ignored it in his talking points memo.
And then of course Juan Williams agreed with O'Reilly and said it is a witch hunt. Juan went on some insane rant about Vick torturing dogs, which has nothing to do with a white man who makes racist statements. Williams is as insane as O'Reilly on this. Ballentine said he is a divisive racist, and it has been proven. Yet O'Reilly and Williams sat there and denied the man is a racist. Ballentine said Rush is whining like a little baby, haha. Williams jumped in and said Rush is being attacked for things he did not say, and called it madness. Whats madness is O'Reilly and Williams trying to deny Limbaugh is a racist. Ballentine was great, he had examples of his racism, and he said Williams comments are a red herring.
At then end O'Reilly admitted Limbaugh has said racist stuff and that it's terrible, but for the last 3 days he has been saying Limbaugh has never said anything racist. Ballentine also brought up the barack the magic negro song, which O'Reilly also ignored for 3 days. It's ridiculous to even deny Limbaugh is a racist, yet Juan and Billy did it anyway. Calling it wrong and a witch hunt, I say it's right and he got what he had coming, it's called punishment for being a racist. And now, I will never discuss Rush Limbaugh and his racism ever again.
The next segment was about some statement by Arianna Huffington saying Biden should resign if they send more troops to Afghanistan. O'Reilly had Mark Levine and Caroline Heldman on who agrees with Arianna Huffington. But they both said what Arianna called for will never happen. Billy said they are wrong about getting out, and we should send the 40,000 more troops.
Heldman thinks we should get out of Afghanistan, and Billy was stunned that she has that position. And btw, she is not for a full scale withdrawal. Levine said O'Reilly is fighting a straw man, and that nobody is saying we should remove all the troops. Then O'Reilly made an insane statement, he said the far left does not care if the Taliban take over in Afghanistan, which is crazy, of course we do. Billy said he never speculates, when that is total speculation. The far left cares, we just disagree on how to keep us safe from the Taliban. That statement alone shows what a right-wing idiot he is, because the far left does care. I know, because I am part of the far left, and damn proud of it too.
Then crazy Laura Ingraham was on, haha. She talked about Limbaugh and the witch hunt, and I refuse to talk about it any more. But I will say this, she said Rush was blacklisted simply because he is a Republican, which is just insane. This is real simple, Limbaugh is a racist, the NFL is 75% black, so they do not want him as an owner, and if they are opposed to him being an owner, then there must be something to it, case closed. Then she talked about the Huffington/Biden story, Ingraham said it was probably just about publicity for her website that makes her a lot of money. Nobody thinks it is serious except O'Reilly, as usual. Billy just reported it as red meat to his right-wing viewers, because he loves to do these bogus stories about trouble between two Democrats.
What's really funny is O'Reilly had 3 Democrats on the show, which is 2 more than usual, Wednesday night he did not have any. It looks to me like O'Reilly has added a couple more Democrats than usual to try and make his show more fair and balanced, because of the recent White House claims that FOX is an arm of the Republican party. Which is a joke, because when you count it up for the month it's still 6.5 to 1.5, or worse every month.
Then the culture warriors were on, Margaret Hoover and Gretchen Carlson. Billy talked about a tv show that had a mom who said no bacon, and then he claimed it was the food police and that now everyone is saying you can not have bacon. Which is just insanity, it's a fricking tv show, it's not the Government saying no bacon. The show is wife swap, a reality show that nobody watches. Even Hoover and Carlson said he was ridiculous, and that it's not the food police. It's not the food police, it was one mother on a stupid reality show saying the kids could not have bacon. Then they talked about Meredith Vieira, the host of who wants to be a millionaire saying she was a horny old woman who while flirting with a navy man in uniform. Hoover called it sexual harassment, Carlson said no. Billy said if a man did that it would be sexual harrassment. I think it's ridiculous to even talk about on a so-called hard news show, it's crap Geraldo should be reporting.
The next segment was with Glenn Beck, and now he has a special phone for the White House to call him, like a hotline. It's just more ridiculous crap to get ratings and publicity. Beck talked about people who love Karl Marx and some other crazy insanity. He said he has the phone so they can call him to correct his lies whenever they want to. And what a shocker, Beck said they have never called him yet. Billy said Beck is taunting the White House and it is probably not a good idea. When everyone knows Beck just does this insane crap to get ratings and publicity, and denied it was taunting.
At the end O'Reilly said Beck has a valid point, and then he said they never got anything wrong, lol. My God they are insane, and flat out liars. And to my surprise O'Reilly mentioned that the stock market is going crazy. Beck said it was a fraud, and that he is out of the market. Beck tells everyone to buy gold, then he mde a joke about investing in pine needles. Billy said you know some people think you are way out there, but just a few, haha, more like everyone with a working brain who is not a right-wing nut. And if you notice, O'Reilly did not have a full segment on the DOW hitting 10,000, which he would have if the president was a Republican, he just barely mentioned it in the Beck segment near the end of the show.
The last segment was the ridiculous no reality, reality check segment, that is so insane I refuse to even report on it, it has no reality, and no checks. It's just O'Reilly playing video clips then making a comment on them, they are lame and most of them have no reality check. Then pinheads and patriots and the biased highly edited Factor e-mails. And of course O'Reilly bragged about the high ratings FOX News is getting. Billy named the 9 yr. old kid who scored the spinning goal a patriot, ummmmm, huh? Maybe a better choice would be someone injured in the military, Billy?
Massive Right-Wing Insanity At FOX News By: Steve - October 15, 2009 - 9:10pm
It's crazyland over at FOX News this week, O'Reilly has spent the last 3 nights arguing that Rush Limbaugh is not a racist, and that there is no proof he ever said anything racist. Tonight he even called it a witch hunt, which is totally ridiculous. If someone makes racist statements and then you call them on it, that's not a witch hunt, it's a fact.
It is documented that Limbaugh once told a female black caller to take the bone out of her nose and call him back.
It is documented that Limbaugh played a song on his radio program called Barack The Magic Negro, and even sang along with it.
It is documented that Limabugh was fired from ESPN (some say he resigned) for saying Donovan McNabb only gets praise as a great quarterback from the media because he is black, when we all know he was forced to resign or he would have been fired. Then tonight O'Reilly finally admitted Limbaugh has said racist things in the past, but only after a liberal guest pointed it out, a fact that O'Reilly never once mentioned in 3 days of reporting on it.
Hannity said the Nobel Peace Prize should have gone to George W. Bush. Even though he started a war in Iraq based on lies, against a country with no WMD's that did not attack us, and illegally tortured people. In Hannityworld, that's somehow promoting peace. Bush should be in prison for torture and war crimes, and yet Sean Hannity wants to give him the Nobel Peace Prize.
And the crazy Neil Cavuto claims the Dow hitting 10,000 is a Bush recovery. On his Fox News show yesterday, Cavuto claimed the stock market rebound is evidence of a "Bush recovery." Here is the graphic that shows what a lunatic he is.
Here is my question, since Obama got the $780 Billion dollar stimulus bill passed with 0 Republican votes, and he is now 10 months into his presidency, how in the hell is it a Bush recovery. Especially when Cavuto blamed Obama when the market went down after he was elected, so how is it not the Obama recovery. Not to mention, Bush caused the recession, his policies got us into the recession, and he has been gone for 10 months, so how can it be a Bush recovery.
It's crazyville over at FOX, they have all gone mad. Then they claim they report the truth, if all that is the truth I'm a Republican.
The Wednesday 10-14-09 O'Reilly Factor Review By: Steve - October 15, 2009 - 9:30am
The TPM was called Insulting America. Billy cried about Europe insulting America by not sending more troops to our wars, huh? Billy trashed Putin, Spain, France, etc. The usual right-wing garbage, Bush was tough on them for 8 years and look what that did. O'Reilly also hammered Obama for not being tougher on some of these foreign countries, because he is a neo-con right-wing idiot. And of course he trashed Hillary for it too.
Then Dick Morris was on to spin out a boatload of lies and right-wing spin about the Obama health care plan. And my God was it ridiculous, Morris hates Obama and the Obama health care plan, so he is not objective, and of course he is going to trash everything about it. O'Reilly sat there and let him spin out all that garbage with no proof of any of it. It's just the opinion of Dick Morris, and nothing more, nothing he said can be proven to be true.
O'Reilly even pointed out that Morris is opposed to it, yet he still never had anyone on to give the counterpoint. And btw, O'Reilly promoted the Morris book and his website, something he never does for any Democratic guests. Not once have I seen O'Reilly promote any Democrats books or websites, ever. Morris put out some bogus lie that if Obama had his health care plan in place a few years ago his Father would be dead. And O'Reilly said if the Government was running it he is right, which is ridiculous. Because his Father has private health insurance, and under the Obama plan if you like the plan you have you can keep it.
So what Morris said is just insane. Yet O'Reilly puts this right-wing Obama hating idiot on to spin out these lies. At the end of the segment Morris mentioned his website, and told people to go there and help him try to get the Obama health care plan killed. Basically Morris is still saying the death panels and the rationing of care is in the bill, which it is not, so he was lying his ass off. And yet, O'Reilly puts this idiot on the air to spew out all his lies.
Then O'Reilly had a segment on Rush Limbaugh. O'Reilly was still trying to deny Limbaugh is a racist, even though it's been proven a hundred times over. What's telling is that only Republicans are defending Limbaugh, so add O'Reilly to the list, even though he claims to be a nonpartisan independent he defends the racist Limbaugh every night. O'Reilly mentioned Drew Sharp being on the Factor, where Billy denied Rush has made any racist statements. Even though there are youtube videos and audio recordings of them, O'Reilly denies it all.
O'Reilly said nobody has proven Limbaugh has made any racist comments, which is just insane, they are on the internet, as transcripts and in videos. It seems that O'Reilly is the only person in America who can not find them. O'Reilly said it was like the thought police, even though the racist Limbaugh comments are everywhere, Billy still denies they are out there. O'Reilly flat out denied Limbaugh is a racist, and said he is being wronged. But he did not have one guest on to discuss the comments, he just put his right-wing spin on it with no guest. It's 100% right-wing propaganda to cover for Limbaugh, proving that O'Reilly is a republican, because nobody but Republicans are defending him.
Then O'Reilly did another segment on Limbaugh, with 2 attorneys. Jonna Spilbor and Jennifer Smetters were on, they discussed whether Limbaugh had a lawsuit against the people who claim he is a racist. And what a shocker, they both supported Limbaugh, as did O'Reilly. Here is a clue for you morons, he is a racist, and it can be proven, so there is no slander, and he will never file a lawsuit. So the whole segment was ridiculous and a total waste of time. Billy said he should file a lawsuit for slander, proving once again that he is a Limbaugh ass kisser. Both attorneys loved Limbaugh and claimed that he is not a racist, even though there is tons of evidence that he is a racist. In fact, it's crazy to even deny it, and the group that is trying to buy the Rams is going to remove Limbaugh so they might be able to buy them.
More on Acorn, O'Reilly had the girl who was part of the sting, Hannah Giles. Billy had her and her attorney on to give them a platform to spin out their story and to help them raise money for her legal fund. O'Reilly even put the name of her legal fund website on the screen to help her raise money, which he would never do for a Democrat who did that to a Republican group. And this is called fair and balanced journalism by O'Reilly, when he simply put her on to help her raise money for her legal defense fund. Billy claims the lawsuit was just revenge, which is ridiculous, because she broke the wiretap laws in Maryland. But in O'Reillyworld breaking the law is ok if a Republican does it to a so-called liberal group. Proving once again his bias and his double standards.
Then Dennis Miller was on to tell his unfunny biased jokes about liberals. And of course they both defended Limbaugh and claimed he is not a racist. O'Reilly said he could not find any racist comments by Limbaugh. Then Miller said if O'Reilly could not find anything it must not be out there. My God are they clueless right-wing morons. They spent almost the entire segment talking about Limbaugh, what a waste of tv time. Finally they got to attacking Al gore, which was almost as ridiculous as saying Limbaugh is not a racist. Miller made some lame joke about Polar Bears being gay, which was not funny at all, they just love attacking Gore because he is a liberal.
The last segment was the did you see that garbage, and O'Reilly cried again for the millionth time about Letterman doing Sarah Palin jokes. My God, let it go man, you are an idiot. Letterman is a fricking comedian, even Jane Skinner told O'Reilly to stop crying about Letterman doing Palin jokes. Nobody fricking cares except O'Reilly because he loves the crazy far right Sarah Palin. And what's most ridiculous is that O'Reilly never complains about any comedians doing jokes about liberals, so he is a hypocrite with double standards. Not to mention he has Miller on every fricking week to do jokes about liberals, yet somehow he does not see the hypocrisy in that. And btw, Roger Goodell is the president of the NFL, and the husband of Jane Skinner, yet O'Reilly never asked her about what he said on Limbaugh.
Then pinheads and patriots and the lame highly edited factor e-mails. Folks, ask yourself this, how can you deny that O'Reilly is a Republican when he lies for Limbaugh, that he is not a racist and he has never said anything racist. Especially when ESPN fired him in 2003 for making racist comments about Donavon McNabb. O'Reilly is so far in the tank for Republicans like Rush that he even denies that was a racist statement, when they fired him for it.
And that is not even close to the worst stuff, the Barack the magic negro song is far worse, yet O'Reilly ignored that totally, and it's 100% true, they have audio and video of Limbaugh playing the song on his radio show. And then ask yourself this, how in the hell can that be called a no spin zone, when it's all spin. Limbaugh is a racist, it's a proven fact, yet O'Reilly denies it all and defends the right-wing racist.
Stewart Nails FOX For Ignoring Gay Rights March By: Steve - October 15, 2009 - 9:10am
Tuesday night Jon Stewart reported that FOX News spent a whopping 3 minutes covering the gay rights protest in Washington. After they said they cover all the protests, but they never even sent a camera crew, or a live reporter, they used the footage from ABC news in their 3 minutes of reporting.
Now compare that to the months of promoting the tea party protests, and the hours and hours of non-stop live coverage they had on the day of the protest. Not to mention, they had almost all their anchors do live shows from the tea party protest, yet for the gay rights protest they did not even send one person to cover it. Fair and balanced?
During the tea party protests and the more recent 9/12 march, Fox News argued that it was justified in covering them incessantly because the network doesn't "pick and choose these rallies and protests" -- it covers them all. At the same time, it slammed other networks for not giving enough coverage to the right-wing rallies. Then they do the very same thing they complained about by totally ignoring the gay rights protest.
CNN and MSNBC did cover the tea party protests, they sent a camera crew and a reporter and did live reports all during the day. FOX did not cover the gay rights protest at all, no camera crew, no reporter, nothing. They had 3 minutes of reporting on it all day, and in that 3 minutes they used video from ABC news, because they did not have anyone from FOX there to report on it.
Stewart hammered them, he said Fox totally ignored the National Equality March, whose turnout was comparable to the 9/12 March. "You didn't even send your own camera crew?" exclaimed Stewart. "You have a Washington bureau! Tell them to go to the window and point the camera down!"
Stewart also pointed out that Fox was more than happy to get out the tv cameras and an on-air reporter to cover an empty sidewalk where there had apparently been a protest about students singing a pro-Obama song. They sent a camera crew and a FOX reporter to report from an empty sidewalk.
When talking about the media coverage of the tea party protests, O'Reilly even said that if you have a protest with 75,000 people it's news, and it should be reported by everyone. But when FOX News totally ignores the gay rights protest O'Reilly does not say a word, he just ignored the entire story himself. Hey Billy, where is your outrage over FOX ignoring the gay rights protest, and when will you and your right-wing stooge Bernie Goldberg do a media analysis of that bias, let me guess, never?
Roger Goodell Opposed To Limbaugh As An Owner By: Steve - October 14, 2009 - 10:20am
UPDATE - 10-15-09 -- ESPN is reporting that Rush Limbaugh has been dropped from the group of investers that is trying to buy the Rams. Note to O'Reilly, contrary to what you claimed, he must have done something because they dropped him like a hot potato as soon as the news got out he was part of the group. And here is my question, did you think if you lied for Limbaugh it would actually help him, because if you did, you are insane. Not to mention only Republicans defended Limbaugh as not being a racist. Here is a message for Rush, life is a bitch, and when you say racist things they come back to bite you, so too bad a-hole.
Yesterday, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell essentially came out against Rush Limbaugh's bid for the St. Louis Rams, saying that based on the hate radio host's past rhetoric, Limbaugh didn't live up to the standard of the League:
GOODELL: I've said many times before, we're all held to a high standard here. Then he continued: I would not want to see those comments coming from people who are in a responsible position in the NFL -- absolutely not.
The comments Rush made specifically about Donovan, I disagree with very strongly. It's a polarizing comment that we don't think reflect accurately on the N.F.L. or our players. I obviously do not believe those comments are positive and they are divisive. That's a negative thing for us, obviously.
In 2003, ESPN fired Limbaugh for arguing that Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb was overrated within the sports press because the media has been very desirous that a black quarterback do well. In recent days, NFL players and the head of the union have also spoken out against the bid, and Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay said he would vote against Limbaugh, calling his past comments "inappropriate, incendiary and insensitive."
But acording to Bill O'Reilly, Limbaugh has done nothing wrong and it's unfair to disqualify him to be an owner. Hey Billy, on what planet is getting fired from a sports network for making racist comments about a black quarterback doing nothing wrong?
Burns & O'Donnell On The Bias At FOX News By: Steve - October 14, 2009 - 9:50am
From the Keith Olbermann show, Lawrence O'Donnell was the fill in host:
LAWRENCE O'DONNELL: If you want evidence that the Fox News Channel views itself as an arm of the Republican Party, listen to the man behind the curtain: former Republican Party media adviser Roger Ailes.
In March of this year, Glenn Beck told the LA Times that before he was hired at Fox News, that network's president, Roger Ailes, told him how he saw Fox's coverage of the Obama administration. Quote, "I view this as the Alamo. If I just had somebody who was willing to sit on the other side of the camera until the last shot is fired, we'd be fine."
In an interview with Time magazine last week, White House communications director Anita Dunn called Fox News, quote, "opinion journalism masquerading as news." Dunn's criticism centered not on the network's news gathering capacity -- she has no problem with White House reporter Major Garrett, for example. The problem the White House sees is pervasive in the channel's entire programming lineup, in its opinion shows and news, and the problem begins with story selection.
DUNN [video clip]: If we went back a year ago to the fall of 2008, to the campaign, that -- you know, it was a time this country was in two wars. That we'd had a financial collapse probably more significant than any financial collapse since the Great Depression. If you were a Fox News viewer in the fall election, what you would have seen would have been that the biggest stories and biggest threats facing America were a guy named Bill Ayers and something called ACORN. I mean, the reality of it is that Fox News often operates almost as either the research arm or the communications arm of the Republican Party.
O'DONNELL: When asked if the president would appear on Fox News Channel again, Dunn said the following.
DUNN [video clip]: The answer is yes. Obviously, he will go on Fox, because he engages with ideological opponents, and he has done that before and he will do it again. I can't give you a date, because, frankly, I can't give you dates for anybody else right now. But what I will say is that when he goes on Fox, he understands he is not going on it really as a news network at this point. He is going on to debate the opposition.
O'DONNELL: Joining us now is Eric Burns, president of Media Matters for America, a not-for-profit group that monitors conservative misinformation in the U.S. media. Eric, welcome.
BURNS: Thank you.
O'DONNELL: Why has the White House finally come out and stated the obvious, that the Fox News Channel is opinion journalism masquerading as news?
BURNS: Look, Anita Dunn has it exactly right with her description of Fox News, and I said as much on this program just two weeks ago. But I take it a step further, Lawrence. I think that what we have all thought of as a conservative news organization has really morphed itself this year into a 24/7 political operation with a very specific goal. And that is to destroy this presidency, and destroy any sort of progressive policy agenda that the American people voted for in November.
That's their goal. They've said it. You saw it at the top of your clip. And I think that that's what we are dealing with. And so Anita Dunn is absolutely right to call them out for that.
O'DONNELL: But why -- strategically for the White House, why would they choose now to raise attention to Fox's attacks on the White House?
BURNS: Well, you know, Fox's attacks on the White House -- their attacks on the White House have gotten more and more vicious. They have been going on for quite awhile. But they have gone on a czar witch-hunt, which of course we've all seen. Most of it based on specious facts or no facts at all, especially in the case of -- the recent case of Kevin Jennings, a Department of Education official, that Sean Hannity repeatedly claimed condoned statutory rape. Media Matters was able to completely disprove that.
And they've got a -- they've got a big board of 30 or so of these folks that they have actively targeted and said they are going to go after and try to get fired.
That doesn't sound like a news organization. That's a political operation. I've certainly, Lawrence, have been involved in campaigns, as you have. And that certainly sounds a lot more like what you see out of a political campaign.
O'DONNELL: Now is part of the White House method here to, in effect, quarantine the misinformation that Fox News puts out? Because sometimes Fox News will generate one of these phony controversies, and then other outlets will pick it up because they are covering the controversy. They don't -- they're not covering the thing that started it, the falsehoods that Fox promoted to start it.
BURNS: I think quarantining Fox News is something that is very important. We have worked to do that -- the misinformation coming out of Fox News. It's very important. It's something we have worked to do very hard at Media Matters, and I think successfully in the past. But, as I said, you know, Fox News has really morphed and changed into a political organization.
And really Fox News is the story. You've got to understand that we have, you know, Mike Huckabee and others -- you know, Dick Morris -- openly raising money for their political action committees on Fox News. We have Fox News folks -- hosts like Glenn Beck organizing political activists -- rather partisan political activist protests -- the 9-12 rallies, the tea party protests. Fox did 22 segments promoting those tea party protests, 37 paid teaser advertisements on that.
They are deeply, deeply involved in the political activities of the conservative movement. And I would say that they are essentially directing them, from all available evidence.
O'DONNELL: I think there is very little evidence that Fox is going to respond in any kind of positive way to this White House criticism. Don't you agree with that?
BURNS: I don't think so. But, you know, I'll tell you what. From, you know, from the guy that -- that created the Willie Horton ad, who is running Fox News, I don't know what anybody can really expect. We're just going to have to get tough with them,
O'DONNELL: Yeah, there's not much to expect there.
BURNS: And the news media is going to have to get tough with them.
O'DONNELL: Right. Eric Burns, president of Media Matters for America, thanks for your time tonight.
The Tuesday 10-13-09 O'Reilly Factor Review By: Steve - October 14, 2009 - 9:30am
The TPM was called healthy Future. Billy talked about the Senate pasing a health care bill 14 to 9. Then he trashed it and said it will cost too much money. Once again cited a biased Rasmussen poll that says 50% oppose it and 44% support it. But never cited any other polls, only the biaed Rasmussen poll.
Then O'Reilly had Karl Rove on to discuss it. Rove said the bill they passed today does not even matter, because it will be changed before a full vote is made. Then Rove said Obama has mislead the American people on the health care bill, basically calling him a liar. Rove said Obama was a moderate on it during the campaign, then he moved left. O'Reilly said he did not even know it started until 2015, yet he is opposed to the whole thing, when he barely knows how it works or when it takes effect.
O'Reilly cried about Pelosi still fighting for the public option. She said the majority of the people support a public option, then both O'Reilly and Rove said she is wrong, when she is exactly right. Then crazy O'Reilly said he wished the Bush administration had passed a new health care bill. Rove said they tried, haha, what a bold faced lie. Republicans are in bed with the insurance companies and they never did a thing to fix the health care problem. Then O'Reilly said the whole thing is just a redistribution of wealth, which is just crazy. At the end Billy said there will not be a public option in the final bill, Rove disagreed and said there will.
Then O'Reilly had Senator Claire McCaskill on to discuss it. Wow what a shocker, he actually had a Democrat on after Karl Rove, it's a miracle. Billy said it's 1,300 pages and called that crazy. He said nobody can understand it all, which is what I call crazy. O'Reilly said Rove called it a shell game, because it does not kick in for 5 years. She said Rove is good at leaving out a lot of details. Then she referred to the CBO report that actually has the facts. And she also pointed out that Americans do not earn more money anymore because it all goes to increased health care costs.
Billy pulled the income redistribution card again, and she disagreed. It's not income redistribution, the wealthy will just have to pay a little more to cover the poor people, the same as how the tax code works. At the end she told O'Reilly it's better to do something to slow the cost of health care than do nothing like the Republicans and the insurance companies want. And I find it really funny that O'Reilly claims to be looking out for the little guy, then he takes the side of the insurance companies in opposing the bill. The people opposed to it are Republicans, insurance companies, and Bill O'Reilly. So much for looking out for the little guy, O'Reilly is looking out for the insurance companies.
Then some lame segment on the feds regulating different things. Like cereal and peanuts, no smoking areas, no trans fat areas. O'Reilly called it a result of over-regulation by Obama and said it was making us a nanny state. Billy had Leslie Marshall on to discuss it. He also cried about the soda tax, said the intent is good but the execution is nanny state. What a ridiculous segment, it was just O'Reilly crying about the Obama administration regulating things.
What good does it do, they are not going to change anything because O'Reilly dont like it. Billy said he does not want a federal tax on a big mac, but when Marshall pointed out they tax cigarettes he said wait a minute that's different. So he has no problem with that tax, but if you want to tax a big mac he does have a problem with it. Wow, was that a total waste of tv time segment. I guess he did it just to have a Democrat on because FOX has been attacked for having a right-wing bias. With Colmes in the next segment that is 3 Democrats, which is 1 more than he usually has.
Then Barack & a Hard Place with Alan Colmes and Monica Crowley. Billy cried about the White House saying FOX has a right-wing bias, and Billy said there was scant evidence to show that. WTF, there is a ton of evidence to show it, more than anyone could ever report it's so much. Billy said Obama claims it is true, but it's not, which proves he is insane. Billy claims that because FOX has Colmes it proves they do not have a right-wing bias. O'Reilly even claimed Greta is pro-Obama, which is just ridiculous.
O'Reilly sat there and denied that FOX was biased against Obama, which is just pure insanity. And of course Crowley agreed with O'Reilly. Crowley called it an abuse of power for the White House to single out one news network. O'Reilly said you have him, and he has been fair to Obama, Shep Smith, Greta who is straight up, and that's their prime time lineup, haha, not. It's Beck, O'Reilly, and Hannity, somehow he forget Beck. Not to mention Greta is not straight up or pro-Obama, she is as partisan as any of them. And what's funny is O'Reilly ignores how 90% of their guests are Republicans, and that they just have a Democrat on once in a while to make it look good, not to mention not one Democrat is the host of a show on FOX. The whole segment was ridiculous, and you have to be insane to even deny FOX is an arm of the Republican party, the evidence is overwhelming, yet O'Reilly said it was scant.
The next segment was is it legal, with Lis Wiehl and Kimberly Guilfoyle, Billy had a viewer warning about a pregnent 17 year old girl who hired a man to kick her in the stomach. Basically to abort the child, they were going to charge her then the charges were dropped. It's not illegal to have an abortion that way. They plan to change the laws on it. Then they talked about a robbery where a cop shot a man during a robbery, he sued and was awarded $1.2 million in a settlement, because the man was unarmed. The cops settled out of court. Then a 6 year old kicked out of school for having a cub scout knife in his backpack. Billy called them foolish, and for once I agree with him. they have a zero tolerence policy so they had no choice, so change the stupid fricking policy idiots. They should take the knife away, and give it back to him after school is over. Guilfoyle approved of the policy, but not the punishment, Wiehl and O'Reilly disagreed.
Then The Great American News Quiz with Steve Doocy and Martha MacCallum. Billy does a 5 question news quiz, and the winner wins a prize for someone at home that they represent. It's a total waste of time on a so-called hard news show. It's not news, and it has no news value at all. I think it's just an excuse to give away some Factor gear, and have two more Republicans on the show.
Finally the pinheads and patriots and the lame highly edited Factor e-mails. Billy had 7 Republicans on and 3 Democrats, which is the first show in a long time where more than 2 Democrats got on, usually it's a miracle to even see 2 Democrats on. And what's funny is O'Reilly calls that fair and balanced.
10 Racist Quotes From Rush Limbaugh By: Steve - October 13, 2009 - 8:30am
UPDATE - 10-14-09 -- Roger Goodell has released a statement saying the NFL would not want Rush Limbaugh to be an owner because of his past statements, and the head of the NFL players usion has also said he would be opposed to Limbaugh being an owner. Not to mention almost all the black players have said they would not play for a team owned by Rush Limbaugh.
BTW, Rush Limbaugh was fired from ESPN in 2003 for his racist statements about Donavon McNabb, but O'Reilly still denies he is a racist who ever made any racist statements. Proving that he is a Republican friend of Limbaugh who denies reality to cover for him. O'Reilly ignored all that to claim there is no evidence Limbaugh is a racist. If that's honest nonpartisan independent journalism, I'm Elvis.
Last night O'Reilly said his crack research staff is the best in the business, and that they could not find any racist statements by Rush Limbaugh, which is really strange, because I just did a google search on "Rush Limbaugh Racism" and I found 10 of them in 0.24 seconds. So much for that crack Factor staff, and btw, almost all of these have a youtube video that goes with them, which proves Limbaugh said it. Yet O'Reilly told the sports writer Drew Sharp that there is no proof Limbaugh said any of it, ummmmm, yes there is Billy, and you are a fricking liar who just got caught lying for your buddy Rush. Here are the 10 racist statements I found, in just 0.24 seconds with no research staff or anything, just me and my home computer.
1) I mean, let's face it, we didn't have slavery in this country for over 100 years because it was a bad thing. Quite the opposite: slavery built the South. I'm not saying we should bring it back; I'm just saying it had its merits. For one thing, the streets were safer after dark.
2) You know who deserves a posthumous Medal of Honor? James Earl Ray [the confessed assassin of Martin Luther King]. We miss you, James. Godspeed.
3) Have you ever noticed how all composite pictures of wanted criminals resemble Jesse Jackson?
4) Right. So you go into Darfur and you go into South Africa, you get rid of the white government there. You put sanctions on them. You stand behind Nelson Mandela -- who was bankrolled by communists for a time, had the support of certain communist leaders. You go to Ethiopia. You do the same thing.
5) Look, let me put it to you this way: the NFL all too often looks like a game between the Bloods and the Crips without any weapons. There, I said it.
6) The NAACP should have riot rehearsal. They should get a liquor store and practice robberies.
7) They're 12 percent of the population. Who the hell cares?
8) Take that bone out of your nose and call me back (to an African American female caller).
9) I think the media has been very desirous that a black quarterback do well. They're interested in black coaches and black quarterbacks doing well. I think there's a little hope invested in McNabb and he got a lot of credit for the performance of his team that he really didn't deserve.
Note: Billy discussed that one with Drew Sharp, and decided it was not a racist statement, even though everyone else thinks it was, including me, and about 99.9% of black people. Rush said McNabb was not a very good quarterback, that they just say he is great because he is black. Which got him fired from ESPN, so there must have been something wrong with it O'Reilly, you moron. Not to mention the fat blowhard was wrong, because Donovan McNabb is a great quarterback who took his team to 2 NFC titles in 3 years, and may just do it again this year.
10) Limbaugh attacks on Obama. Limbaugh has called Obama a 'halfrican American' has said that Obama was not black but Arab because Kenya is an Arab region, even though Arabs are less than one percent of Kenya. Since mainstream America has become more accepting of African-Americans, Limbaugh has decided to play against its new racial fears, Arabs and Muslims. Despite the fact Obama graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law school, Limbaugh has called him an 'affirmative action candidate.' Limbaugh even has repeatedly played a song on his radio show 'Barack the Magic Negro' using an antiquated Jim Crow era term for black a man who many Americans are supporting for president.
And yet in O'Reillyworld none of that is racist, and he could not find it, with the best research staff in the business. Here is a tip for you Billy, stop lying so much, it makes you look like a fool.
The Monday 10-12-09 O'Reilly Factor Review By: Steve - October 13, 2009 - 8:00am
The TPM was called White House vs FOX News. Billy cried about the White House communications director Anita Dunn telling the truth about the bias at FOX News. Every word she said is true, but O'Reilly had to defend them anyway. O'Reilly said once again he has been fair to Obama, and he challenged anyone to prove him wrong. I prove it every day in this blog, yet O'Reilly refuses to have me on the Factor as a guest, proving he is a coward, and a liar.
Then O'Reilly had Brit Hume on to discuss it, with no Democrat to give the other side. How can you discuss it without a Democrat, of course Brit Hume is going to defend them because he works for FOX, and he is a Republican. Hume even said the Republican party gets a lot of criticism on FOX, really, when, where, I have never seen it. Basically Hume and O'Reilly said Dunn is a liar, that FOX is fair and balanced, and that they just do not like any criticism of them.
Billy said if you have any evidence of bias show it to him, when I have tons of it, 8 years of it, so does media matters and think progress, yet he denies it and ignores it all. Dunn said FOX was an arm of the Republican party, and she is 100% correct. But Hume and O'Reilly sat there and acted like FOX News is actually fair and balanced, and that they do nothing wrong. While not one Democrat was on to give them any evidence of their bias, they just sat there and denied there is any evidence of bias. The whole segment was a joke, how can you discuss bias at FOX with no Democrats, does anyone think Brit Hume and O'Reilly can be objective about bias at FOX?
Then Billy had Juan Williams and Mary K. Ham on to discuss it. O'Reilly asked Juan why the White House is bothering to attack FOX News. When it's real simple, because you are all biased right-wing idiots that do nothing but attack Obama 24/7 and there is no balance. Juan agreed with O'Reilly and said they are just attacking FOX to make them look good for liberals. That they can not attack their reporting so they attack the people who work for FOX. Ham of course agreed with Juan and O'Reilly, proving the 3 of them are just ass kissing FOX News stooges.
Here is the insane part of this whole deal. O'Reilly had 2 segments to discuss the bias at FOX News and all 3 guests work for FOX News. How can you have a debate on bias at FOX News with all FOX News employees. It's ridiculous, and another example of the bias at FOX by having 2 segments on it will all FOX News employees. Then O'Reilly talked about some nut confronting Al Gore at a Global Warming conference about the number of Polar Bears. It was basically another attack on Al Gore to make him look like he is wrong about Global Warming, because they have found a few meaningless errors in the film he put out on it. O'Reilly hates Al Gore so he smears him any time he can.
The next segment was about Rush Limbaugh possibly buying the St. Louis Rams, and O'Reilly wants to know why people have a problem with it. Earth to O'Reilly, maybe because Rush Limbaugh is a massive racist, and most of the NFL players are black. You have to be deaf dumb and blind not to know why people are opposed to Limbaugh buying the Rams. O'Reilly reported that the NFL players union is opposed to it, and he had sports writer Drew Sharp on to discuss it.
Sharp said Limbaugh is a partisan who a lot of people hate because of his statements and his racism, Billy said that's your opinion. Then O'Reilly defended Limbaugh and said his research staff can not find any racist statements made by Rush Limbaugh. And that he has the best staff in the business so if they can not find it he never said it. Then Billy played the clip of what Limbaugh said about Donovan McNabb and said that is the only thing he could find about Limbaugh. Hey O'Reilly, what about the Barack the magic negro song, that's racist pal. O'Reilly denied Limbaugh is a racist, and said there is no evidence of it, which is just ridiculous.
And this Drew Sharp was terrible, he had nothing, he should have had the racist quotes from Limbaugh. Billy said it was not fair to disqualify Limbaugh from buying the team just because he says provocative things, as he denied all the racist statements he has made. The one or two examples Sharp used were disputed by O'Reilly, and Drew had no comeback, so he was terrible. The man was totally unprepared, and O'Reilly dominated him.
Then O'Reilly cited the Rasmussen poll on Afghanistan, and of course that was the only poll he cited. He also mentioned the PBS Frontline show on Afghanistan. Martin Smith from PBS was on to discuss it. He basically talked about their show on Afghanistan. Billy said Obama does not have a handle on how to win the war, when most people say there is no way to win it. If you want to see the truth about Afghanistan read what Richard Engel reported to Charlie Rose, that is some real reporting. And the PBS special might be good too, but I have not seen it so I do not know yet. Frontline usually does a good show, so I bet it will be worth watching.
Then Bernie Goldberg was on to cry some more about Anita Dunn calling FOX News an arm of the Republican party. Which is so funny because everyone knows she is accurate, and that these FOX stooges like O'Reilly, Hume, and Goldberg have to put out this lame defense of FOX when they know they are biased. Billy asked Bernie why the White House keeps attacking FOX, he said it's because they want to convince the independents who watch FOX that they are an arm of the Republican party. O'Reilly said that is just stupid, and that they only hate FOX because their ratings are so high, which is so insane it's laughable, it has nothing to do with ratings. And if the Factor was the lowest rated show on cable I would still be doing this website.
Bernie said it's a not a good strategy for the White House and that it's not going to work. These two guys are a joke, they are not living in reality. There are two choices here, they are either too stupid to see the bias at FOX, or they know it's there, and they just deny it. I believe they know it's there, and they just deny it. Then they turned the segment into a bash MSNBC for rooting for Obama, when it's supposed to be about the bias at FOX. Then Goldberg made a joke that he is next in line to get a nobel peace prize, haha, real funny, not. He said he has done more for peace than Obama has, wow is he an idiot.
Then reality check, O'Reilly talked about some journalism award he got from the medal of honor society. It's not even a real journalism award, it's not a Peabody, or a Polk. O'Reilly said he is the only person in the media who defends the military. Which is one of the most ridiculous things he has ever said, then he attacked Phil Donahue and claimed he is anti-military. He also attacked Jon Stewart and claimed he is also anti-military. O'Reilly also attacked Mark Cuban, and called him a super pinhead. O'Reilly used the entire reality check segment to play a clip of his award speech, what a joke. In the speech all he did was attack people and call them anti-military.
Then pinheads and patriots and the lame e-mails. None of which is even worth reporting. O'Reilly names a pinhead and a patriot, and usually both are ridiculous. Most of the e-mails are a joke where O'Reilly edits them so much they barely look like the original, and the rest is Billy trying to sell his stupid books and Factor gear.
More Proof Rasmussen Polls Have a Republican Bias By: Steve - October 12, 2009 - 2:00pm
The Daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday, October 12, 2009 from Scott Rasmussen is out. Here are the numbers:
Rasmussen: Overall, 49% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the President's performance. Fifty-one percent (51%) disapprove.
That is 7 points lower than Gallup (56%) on the approval side, and a whopping 15 points higher than Gallup (36%) on the disapproval side. Now does anything think it's just a coincidence Rasmussen is a Republican, and that he has Obama 7 points lower on approval, and 15 points higher on disapproval than the Gallup daily tracking poll. If you do, contact me because I have some land to sell you.
As of today there are 3 polls out for October at pollingreport.com, 5 if you include the Gallup and Rasmussen daily tracking polls, and all of them have Obama at 56% approval, except the Rasmussen poll.
These numbers prove that the Rasmussen poll is a biased right-wing joke, it's rigged to make Obama look bad. And this is the poll O'Reilly uses every week to measure the Obama job approval. While ignoring all the other polls that have far higher numbers for Obama. It not only proves Rasmussen is a biased Republican, it also proves O'Reilly is a biased Republican for only using the Rasmussen poll.
Here is what an honest journalist would do, when you talk about the presidents approval ratings you should report the numbers from every poll out that month, that is what an honest journalist would do. Especially when all the October polls have Obama far higher than the Rasmussen poll. It is very dishonest to only report the Rasmussen poll, when it is the only poll that has Obama below 50% job approval. And yet, that is exactly what O'Reilly does every week.
Not to mention this, last Thursday O'Reilly used the biased Rasmussen poll to claim the Obama approval numbers were dropping because the American people see him as a weak leader, while every other poll had the Obama approval numbers going up, from 51% approval to 56% approval over the last week. It's about as dishonest as you can get, to cherry pick one biased poll and claim his approval is going down, while all the other polls have it going up. And then you claim you are a nonpartisan independent, it's just laughable.
What O'Reilly Never Reports About Afghanistan By: Steve - October 12, 2009 - 11:50am
Last week Richard Engel was on the Charlie Rose Show to detail what's really going on in Afghanistan. Engel is a reporter for NBC who has been there for a year, so he knows first hand what is happening there. In fact, he just got back from Afghanistan about a week ago, so he knows exactly what the situation is now. So I thought I would publish a few of his comments, because you never get any information like this from O'Reilly, he ignores all this, to have partisan hacks on, like Dick Morris, Rove, etc.
ENGEL: And the original theory to having outposts in valleys like the one that was overrun or like the one featured in this documentary, was that you would fight them in the mountains, fight the enemies. And the soldiers call them "Taliban," but they're all sorts of different fighters. Fight them in the mountains so they stay out of populated areas. Kind of like our national security strategy -- fight them over there so we don't fight them over here.
The problem is we were fighting them over there in the mountains and fighting them in the cities, and you can't resupply them. A lot of these -- it can take days on foot before you get in there because the mountains and valleys are so steep. The helicopters to come in have to get very close to the sides of the peaks, where they can get shot at. And this is what happened to the Soviets. They draw the helicopters into these tight canyons and valleys, and then they shoot at the helicopters.
So they're difficult to defend, they're difficult to resupply. If there's an emergency, it's difficult to get medevac in and out. In the winter they're freezing cold. And so there are recommendations to try and -- to remove some of these and focus on the population centers and basically surrender terrain, surrender the mountains, to the hardliners. But the problem you're having with the soldiers -- and I think you're seeing this across the military -- is too many deployments. Now their families are falling apart. Divorce rates are going up. Suicide rates are going up. So I think they want a break.
ROSE: One argument that comes up regardless of which side you're in term n terms of strategy is the one thing you do not want to be per perceived of is an occupier.
ENGEL: Well, you are an occupier. You cannot be perceived as anything but an occupier.
ROSE: So the Afghans perceive the United States as an occupier, and therefore resent the United States presence or even the NATO presence?
ENGEL: Too much time has passed. That's the problem. We would almost be better off today starting from scratch, but we can't start from scratch. Eight years have passed. Eight years of broken promises, eight years of watching the security situation get worse, eight years of supporting corrupt war lords and bringing them to power, now tolerating another very problematic election that just happened this summer. So there's not a lot of trust left from the Afghan people toward the Americans.
ROSE: And so go deeper in terms of the hostility towards Americans.
ENGEL: There is not open hostility. Americans could walk around Kabul and -- I walk around Kabul and have no problem. I can go shopping and there's not hostility. You don't see rage in people's eyes. There is a feeling that you didn't do anything. What's your point of being here?
In the south and among the Pashtun population, there's a real sense of anger, because that's a war zone. Many people there have been caught up actively in the conflict. In Kabul, there's just a sense of I don't know what you're doing here. I don't know why you're still here after eight years. You didn't do any of the things you promised. You're a liar more than an occupier.
ROSE: Are they prepared to accept the Taliban returning to power?
ENGEL: No, absolutely not. Nobody wants the Taliban. Six percent of the people want the Taliban to return to power, which is basically nobody. They don't, however, see the Taliban as an immediate threat. And this is the big difference between Iraq and Afghanistan. The surge happened in Iraq. The surge happened two years ago in Iraq. And it worked because there was a civil war going on in Iraq. There were people getting killed on the streets of Baghdad. We were stepping over bodies every single day.
In Afghanistan, there is not that situation. The Taliban don't bother most people. Most of the attacks that are carried out on a daily basis are aimed at NATO forces and U.S. forces and Afghan government forces. If you're an average person living in Afghanistan, the Taliban doesn't bother you. So for American forces to come in and say "We are here to protect you," well, from who? You're protecting me from the Taliban? Well, the Taliban don't bother me. Actually, you, the Americans, are the one who's targeted. So if you could please leave my house right now because your presence here is putting me at risk.
ROSE: Lay out for us what McChrystal's strategy is.
ENGEL: It is the surge in Iraq. The idea of we're going to give the people stability, let them taste stability, and that they're going to come and ask us for more. So we're going to defend the people and win hearts and minds, and we're going to go out to the villages and say "We are here to help you. Help us help you."
And then after enough stability germinates on the ground, it will blossom into a stable country. And that's what worked in Iraq because, as I was saying before, there was a civil war in Iraq. Iraqis would come out into the streets and beg Americans for stability.
That dynamic isn't happening in Afghanistan and that's why I think this strategy is going to face serious challenges, because the Afghan people aren't asking for protection. So if the Americans want to protect them more than the Afghans want our protection, then how do you provide it to them?
ENGEL: I think -- the other option is -- I don't personally think the nation building, winning hearts and minds is ever going to work. I really don't.
ROSE: Why not?
ENGEL: Because I've gone out on the patrols and I've seen the Afghans just look at the Americans like they're Martians. What do you want? What are you doing here? In Iraq, the Iraqis came rushing out and spoke, many of them in English, to U.S. troops saying "Help us. I want to start a business, I want to immigrate to Canada." They wanted something.
So the Americans said "OK, give us information, we'll quid pro quo here." The Afghans don't want anything from the American troops. They just look at them and wait until they leave, and in some cases put IEDs in the road and just say "Get out of here." So that -- I don't think there`s going to be a connection there.
There is a lot more, it was a long interview. But I think you get the picture, the Afghan people do not want us there. And btw, the Afghan people are putting IED's all over the country for the Taliban, they even get paid $10 for each IED they put out, so they are actually helping the Taliban kill American troops. How can you win when the people of Afghanistan are helping the enemy kill you.
The answer, you cant, yet O'Reilly says just send more troops in. When all it will do is give them more targets and piss off the people even more, they do not want us there now, let alone want more troops to occupy their country. The Afghan people see us as occupiers, and they want us to leave, that is why they are helping the Taliban.
The Government is corrupt, the people do not want us there, and they are not helping us, so why are we even there. If the people are against you and the Government is corrupt, how can you win?
These are questions O'Reilly and his gang of neo-con idiots never discuss, their answer to everything is just send more troops. But in reality, if the people do not want us there how can we ever win. It seems to me like we are just wasting our money and the lives of our troops, in a war we can never win because the Afghan people do not support us.
Report This O'Reilly: Obama At 56% Job Approval By: Steve - October 11, 2009 - 5:20pm
Last Thursday O'Reilly cited a Rasmussen poll that had the Obama job approval at 48%, and he claimed the Obama job approval numbers were dropping because he is a weak leader. What he ignored is the Gallup job approval numbers that had Obama up 2 points to 53% on the very same day.
Now today (Sunday) the Obama job approval rating is up 3 more points to 56%, proving that O'Reilly is a dishonest lying right-wing spin doctor. Not only are the Obama job approval numbers not dropping, they are actually up 5 points in the last week.
And yet, O'Reilly cherry picked the one poll that had Obama at 48% approval (the Republican biased Rasmussen poll) to imply the Obama job approval numbers were going down. That is what partisan Republicans do, it's not what so-called nonpartisan independents do.
And it sure as hell is not being fair to Obama, as O'Reilly claims he has been. How is it fair to Obama to cite the one poll with the lowest numbers for him, and the poll put out by the known Republican Scott Rasmussen. While ignoring the Daily Gallup Tracking poll, that has the Obama numbers up 5 points over the last week.
That is the kind of dishonest right-wing propaganda you expect from Hannity, Limbaugh, or Coulter, not a man who claims to be a nonpartisan independent with a no spin zone. If anyone reading this is willing to defend O'Reilly for this right-wing propaganda, e-mail me, I'd love to hear that one.
The Friday 10-9-09 O'Reilly Factor Review By: Steve - October 10, 2009 - 10:00am
The TPM was called president Obama Man Of Peace. Billy talked about Obama winning the nobel peace prize and played a short clip of Rush Limbaugh crying about it. Called the peace prize political, cited the London times for those words of wisdom. Billy said he does not share the dissent from the right, and basically he said he does not have much of a problem with Obama winning the nobel peace prize.
Then O'Reilly had Chris Wallace on to discuss it. Wallace put out some lame half hearted comment saying it was ok, because he does not want to be seen as an Obama hater. Then O'Reilly said it was a charade and they are dopes for giving it to Obama because he has not done anything, he also said it was the end of the nobel peace prize. Wow, O'Reilly has a split personality, one minute he says it's ok and he has no problem with it, then the next minute he calls it a big charade and a joke. O'Reilly needs to up his meds because he is a lunatic. Maybe he should call Beck and get some of his meds.
Then he talked about Michelle Obama doing sesame street, and Conan doing a comedy skit about it. O'Reilly cried about Conan doing a joke about Michelle Obama, earth to O'Reilly, shut the hell up you idiot. Conan is a comedian, he does jokes, if you can not understand that you are a fricking moron. Stop crying about comedians doing jokes about Palin, Obama, Pelosi, or ANYONE, that is what they get paid to do, so shut the hell up and report some actual news. You are a giant hypocrite, especially when you have Dennis Miller on every damn week to make jokes about liberals. Then you cry about other comedians making political jokes, when you have your stooge Miller do the same fricking thing.
More on Obama getting the nobel peace prize with Dr. Marc Lamont Hill. Dr. Hill said he was stunned, because Obama has not done anything for peace yet. Dr. Hill said it was political, and he is probably right. O'Reilly then made some crazy argument that Obama is helping peace by having troops in Afghanistan. I have to say it was political, and I do not think Obama has earned it yet. he might some day, but he has not earned it yet, so I agree with Dr. Hill. But I also think it's insane to attack Obama for getting it like the right is doing, because he had no control of who got it. I think Obama will earn it some day, but not yet. Hell Obama even said he has not earned it. Then somehow O'Reilly turned the segment into bashing Obama over Afghanistan.
So far this Factor show has been really strange, it's all over the place, sort of like watching a Glenn Beck show. O'Reilly sort of defended Obama, and Dr. Hill trashed him so I think there is a full moon or something. Then Geraldo was on to talk about Afghanistan, and he said Obama should send the extra 40,000 troops, so he agrees with O'Reilly on it. Proving that Geraldo is drinking the right-wing kool-aid. Because from what I have read we can never win in Afghanistan, so we should just get the hell out and let them rule their own country. Go read what Richard Engel from NBC says about Afghanistan if you want to see the real truth about what's going on there. Billy said he has heard the military does not like Obama, which is total speculation and rumors being spread by right-wing idiots, yet O'Reilly reports it anyway. Geraldo is happy that Obama won the nobel peace prize. He also said Dr. Hill was being disrespectful to president Obama.
Then O'Reilly had an atheist Richard Dawkins on to discuss religion etc. Dawkins wrote a book about being an atheist. Billy basically called him a nut, and said he believes in creative design and Jesus. Billy said if everyone followed the teachings of Jesus Christ the whole world would just be great, haha. Billy said he believes in a higher power and it's real because you can see it, ummmmmm, ok. I think Bill Maher would disagree, lol. Billy called him a fascist because he wants religion kept out of schools. What a waste of time segment, what good did it do, Billy argued for religion, Dawkins argued against it, how is this news. If O'Reilly is right how does he explain all these bible thumping right-wingers cheating on their wives etc. Thou shal not cheat?
Then Laura Ingraham was on to talk about the Obama nobel peace prize. Nasal Nose said O'Reilly was wrong, and that it should have never went to Obama. For once she actually disagreed with O'Reilly, sort of, but then he said he agrees with what she said. O'Reilly said Obama winning the peace prize is good for America. Because it makes us look good to the rest of the world. But he still thinks they are dopes for giving it to him, figure that out, I sure cant. O'Reilly said it was propaganda, and Ingraham said it was nonsense.
Ingraham is just a right-wing idiot who has to trash Obama no matter what, because she is a partisan who hates him. Ingraham called it a meaningless award. Then Ingraham praised the ACLU for defending a pro-life dork who wore a t-shirt to school. O'Reilly said they are probably just doing it to keep him off their back, yeah right, like they care what he says about anything. The big giant head has an ego the size of New York, it was just ridiculous.
The last segment was dumbest things of the week, with Juliet Huddy and Greg Gutfeld. Billy called them smart analysts, haha, yeah right. They are both morons. Huddy picked a video of Nancy Pelosi on Charlie Rose talking about the chain of command with the Generals and the people above them. I think Pelosi is right, and Huddy is the dummy. Her picking that is the dumbest thing of the week. Gutfeld picked CNN doing a fact check of the Obama skit on SNL. I agree with Gutfeld 100%, it is stupid for CNN to fact check a fricking comedy skit. O'Reilly picked a video on youtube about 2 ladies on a bus in San Francisco arguing, then they started fighting. Ummmmmmmm, who fricking cares, what is the point of this garbage. It was 2 women on a bus fighting, and I could care less.
Then pinheads and patriots and the totally edited e-mails. And another ridiculous O'Reilly Factor was over. With 6 Republicans and 2 Democrats.
FOX Nation Caught Lying About The Deficit By: Steve - October 10, 2009 - 9:30am
O'Reilly does a weekly media bias segment with his good buddy Bernie Goldberg, in this segment they cherry pick examples of what they see as liberal bias in the media. Which is dishonest, because for every example of liberal bias they find, I could find an example of conservative bias from the same source. But they never report on any of the conservative bias, they cherry pick an example of liberal bias then claim it proves they are always biased to the left. Not to mention, they never report on any conservative bias at FOX, because they work for FOX, so they just ignore it all.
What makes it even more dishonest is that O'Reilly actually calls for people to send him examples of conservative bias in the media, he tells them he will report it. Which is a lie, because I have sent O'Reilly examples of conservative media bias a hundred times over the last 8 years, and he never reports any of it, not once, ever. Well here is another one, the FOX Nation website that they call fair and balanced, and the website O'Reilly has called truthful, has been caught lying about Obama again. Will O'Reilly and Goldberg report this, sure they will, when hell freezes over.
On 10-8-09 the FOX Nation website published this dishonest healdline and graphic: Fox Nation: "Obama Triples Budget Deficit to $1.4 Trillion."
The problem with that is it's a lie, because $1.2 Trillion of it is from Bush. Yet they attributed the entire fiscal year 2009 deficit to President Obama. The link they posted went to an Associated Press article reporting on the Congressional Budget Office's most recent budget review estimate. In fact, only a small portion of the fiscal year 2009 deficit is due to Obama's policies; in January, before he took office or signed any legislation, CBO projected that, based on policies set under President Bush and economic conditions at the time, the deficit for fiscal year 2009 would reach $1.2 trillion.
Obama has only spent $200 billion, on the economic stimulus bill, as well as increases in programs such as unemployment benefits and food stamps. So $1.2 Trillion of it is from Bush. Yet the FOX Nation dishonestly blames it all on Obama, while O'Reilly and Goldberg ignore it all, even when it was sent to them to report on.
Notice that not only do O'Reilly and Goldberg totally ignore these lies from their own website, they never report on who is mostly to blame for the $1.4 Trillion dollar deficit. They just ignore it so the people are left with the impression that Obama is to blame for all of it.
And btw, when I point out stuff like this to people who write me in support of O'Reilly, they reply ignoring it, then they send me his ratings numbers. As if ratings equal truth, which they dont. Their comeback to my facts that show he ignores the truth, and lies about a lot of things is, but he's #1 in the ratings. They never address the actual issue, they always ignore it and then ask me a question, like why don't you report on the bias from Keith Olbermann, ummmmm, maybe because the website is called www.oreilly-sucks.com.
Just yesterday I got an e-mail from a guy asking me why I do not report on the liberal bias at MSNBC. So I wrote the guy and told him, because the website is about Bill O'Reilly and FOX News. My God, how stupid are these people. Why would I write about the liberal bias at MSNBC on a website called www.oreilly-sucks.com, that would be crazy. To even ask that question proves a lack of intelligence, it would be like writing to Sean Hannity, and asking him why he does not write about conservative bias and hypocrisy.
O'Reilly's Ridiculous Al Franken Witch Hunt By: Steve - October 9, 2009 - 11:30am
Billy (the so-called nonpartisan independent) is now calling for the Governor of Minnesota to investigate the Senate election between Al Franken and Norm Coleman. Why, two reasons, first he hates Al Franken, and second because Acorn registered 43,000 new voters. Now think about this, Coleman went through appeal after appeal for months and months and months, all the way to the Minnesota Supreme Court. At every turn he lost, in every recount he lost, in every court ruling he lost.
And yet O'Reilly still wants an investigation into possible voter fraud by Acorn. His evidence, he has none. There is no evidence of voter fraud, O'Reilly and a few Republicans want an investigation (aka witch hunt) to see if they can find any voter fraud, even though the Coleman Campaign and all his lawyers never once filed any claims of voter fraud. Not to mention, O'Reilly has even admitted he has no evidence of any voter fraud, but he wants an investigation anyway, simply because Acorn registered 43,000 voters in Minnesota.
This is so ridiculous it's laughable, the hypocrisy, the bias, and the double standards are stunning. Think about this, when Democrats called for an investigation of The Bush Administration to see if there is any evidence they broke the laws on illegal wiretapping or torture, O'Reilly went nuts. He proclaimed that there is no evidence any laws were broken, and that it's a witch hunt to see if they can find some evidence, so it's wrong and it must be stopped. And now he is doing the exact same thing in the Al Franken case, he wants a witch hunt to see if they can find any evidence of voter fraud.
Now where is O'Reilly getting this from, I'll tell you where. Mr. nonpartisan independent is getting all this crap from right-wing blogs and a right-wing writer at the Star Tribune, proving that he gets this nonsense from biased right-wing sources.
One right-wing nut wrote a column in the Star Tribune on 9-26-09, columnist Katherine Kersten wrote: "Here in Minnesota, ACORN has boasted of playing a major role in the 2008 elections. It claims to have registered 43,000 new voters, which it describes as 75 percent of the state's new registrations. Franken's margin of victory in the Senate race was razor-thin: 312 votes out of about 3 million cast. And Minnesota's laws on proof of voter eligibility are notoriously loose."
Kersten added: "Did ACORN folks pull some fast ones to help get their favorite son Franken elected -- a win that handed Democrats the 60-vote, veto-proof majority that they needed to enact their liberal agenda? Secretary of State Mark Ritchie assures us that Minnesota's system of voter verification protects electoral integrity. But here's an uncomfortable fact: Ritchie himself was endorsed by the now-notorious ACORN and elected with its help."
Talk about ridiculous, this is it. One right-wing nut writes a bogus column saying Acorn might have stole the election for Al Franken and then Bill O'Reilly, the so-called nonpartisan independent picks it up and runs wild with it. Even though there is no evidence of any voter fraud, none, zero. So O'Reilly pulls this garbage after he said he does not do witch hunts, which is exactly what this is, and after he said he only deals in the facts.
Not to mention there is a big big difference between registration fraud and actual voter fraud. Acorn was caught in a few isolated cases of REGISTRATION fraud, and the REGISTRATION fraud was done by low level people they hired to register voters, there was no actual voter fraud. What happened is they paid them for every registration they got, so a few bogus names like Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck were registered, but guess what, Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck never walked into a voting booth and cast a ballot, so there was no actual voter fraud. And on top of that, Acorn turned in all the bogus registrations, so it was impossible for anyone to cast a vote using those fake names.
Let's look at the facts, the facts O'Reilly never reports.
The Star Tribune column contains no allegations about fraudulently cast votes in Minnesota. Kersten even acknowledges that in Minnesota, ACORN has so far been able to keep its nose relatively clean. Kersten does not point to any allegations that any vote was fraudulently cast in Minnesota. Indeed, she states that "Secretary of State Mark Ritchie assures us that Minnesota's system of voter verification protects electoral integrity."
Justice Department statistics do not support suggestion that fraudulent registrations lead to fraudulent votes.
During the 2008 election, the conservative media frequently reported charges that ACORN was engaged in voter fraud, echoing charges of voter fraud Republicans had made in previous elections. But Justice Department statistics indicate few actual instances of voter fraud have been prosecuted in recent years.
According to a report by the Justice Department's Criminal Division of prosecutions between October 2002 and September 2005, the Justice Department charged 95 people with "election fraud" and convicted 55.
However, just 17 individuals were convicted for actually casting fraudulent ballots.
In addition, the Justice Department convicted one election official of submitting fraudulent ballots and convicted five individuals of registration fraud, with cases against 12 individuals pending at the time of the report.
Thirty-two individuals were convicted of other "election fraud" issues, including people convicted of offenses arising from "a scheme to block the phone lines used by two Manchester [New Hampshire] organizations to arrange drives to the polls during the 2002 general election" -- in other words, these convictions were connected to voter suppression efforts, not voter fraud.
Only 17 people were convicted of actual voter fraud, in 3 fricking years. If you register Mickey Mouse to vote, Mickey Mouse is not going to go cast a ballot as Mickey Mouse, it was just done to reach a quota for financial reasons, there was no voter fraud, only registration fraud. Proving that this entire charade is a right-wing driven joke, and anyone who takes it serious is a fool. What it also proves is that Bill O'Reilly is a biased partisan right-wing idiot.
The Thursday 10-8-09 O'Reilly Factor Review By: Steve - October 9, 2009 - 9:30am
The TPM was called Democratic Rift? Billy claims there is trouble between Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi. O'Reilly played a video of Pelosi and Reid and speculated that it means there is a rift between them. Then Billy cited a Rasmussen poll on Obama's approval that is down to 48% and said it shows Obama is a weak leader. Except the Gallup poll had Obama up 2 points yesterday to 53% approval, yet O'Reilly ignores that. Once again O'Reilly claims Obama is a weak leader based on a bogus Rasmussen poll, which is just ridiculous, and it's nothing but a right-wing talking point.
Folks, that is bias and dishonest journalism, and there is no other way to put it. Bill O'Reilly is a dishonest right-wing fraud of a fake journalist. O'Reilly cited a Republican biased Rasmussen poll to imply Obama is losing support with the people, because his job approval numbers are dropping. While on the very same day the Daily Gallup Tracking Poll has the Obama job approval numbers going up 2 points from 51% to 53%, except O'Reilly ignored that, to only cite the Rasmussen numbers. If that is not dishonest and biased poll cherry picking there is no such thing. And this is the guy who claims to be a nonpartisan independent who has been fair to Obama, if that's being fair, I'd hate to see what not being fair to him looks like.
Billy had Rove on and misquoted him, he said Rove thinks the Democrats will lose control of Congress in 2010, and Rove had to correct O'Reilly and say he did not say that. Rove said they might lose some seats, but he is not sure they will lose control of Congress. So Billy got caught lying about what Rove said, proving that he is a terrible journalist. Then Rove and O'Reilly spent the rest of the segment trashing Obama, Pelosi, and Reid. O'Reilly implied there is tension between Pelosi and Reid, when he has no proof of that, it's just his opinion based on a video clip. As usual it was one sided biased garbage with Karl Rove and Bill O'Reilly, and of course no Democrats or independents.
In the next segment O'Reilly claimed that SOME people say the Republican Congressman Wilson who called Obama a liar during his speech was right, and that illegals will get health care under the Obama plan. This is nonsense, and nothing but right-wing propaganda. the polls are moving to support for the Obama plan so they are bringing the debunked health care for illegals lie back up. And O'Reilly is keeping the lie alive by talking about it in this segment. Billy had Judge Napolitano on who said under equal protection the illegals will have to get the health care.
It's nonsense, and O'Reilly knows it. Billy also had Shannon Goessling on to discuss it and of course she agreed with the judge, so nobody was on to give the counterpoint. The bill has a provision that says only American citizens can get the health care. Billy tried to get them to admit Obama lied on purpose, that he knew it was not constitutional, which is just garbage. The whole segment was one sided garbage, with two people that agree with each other. And not one person to give the other side. The usual one sided biased right-wing garbage from O'Reilly with no Democrats to give their opinion. I am not a legal expert so I have no idea if they are right or not, but I do know it's not fair and balanced to have two guests on who agree on the issue, one guest should have been on who disagreed.
Then the culture warriors on to discuss of all things, girls doing sexy dances at school pep rallies. here is my question, why does the old creeper O'Reilly care. Margaret Hoover and Gretchen Carlson were on to cry and whine about it. Hoover said 15 year old girls should not be dancing like that. Carlson agreed, and of course the old gimmer O'Reilly agreed. And you know Billy played the video over and over all the time they were talking about it. Wow are they old right-wing idiots. The girls had full pants on and big baggy white tops, almost no skin was even showing, except their neck, face, and hands, it was mild.
It's 3 old right-wing leave it to beaver creeper idiots who still think it's 1950, get a clue morons, it's 2009 and that kind of dancing is nothing. What's next, that they are having sex too, wow are they old fools. Then they talked about a white face dance video in Australia, my God who cares, and how is this news. Earth to O'Reilly, it happened in fricking Australia, so why do we care about it here in America, please explain that to me. Yes it was wrong, but it did not even happen in our country so how is that a culture issue for the USA. This whole topic was insane, and not worth talking about.
In the next ridiculous segment O'Reilly once again cried about Wanda Sykes doing jokes about health care, she trashed the tea party protests and the town hall meetings. She also made jokes about the right and the death panel lies, etc. Billy hated that, because she was talking about his friends. He had Carl Cameron on to discuss the Obama health care plan. Billy said he was tired of it all, confused, and that he knows nothing about it. So Cameron gave a 2 minute explanation of the situation, and said it might be voted on right before Christmas. Billy said he has had enough, and that Obama should drop the whole thing and just start over next year. Which is just more ridiculous right-wing garbage.
Then O'Reilly had Glenn Beck on to talk politics etc. And btw, has anyone noticed anything about this show, not one Democrat has been on the entire show. It's been all Republicans, with all right-wing spin on everything. Beck was on to talk about swine flu shots. Beck did an entire hour today on swine flu, wow is that insane to begin with. Beck said it's very important, so it must be true, haha. Swine flu is real, but it's not a big deal, and in fact there are very few cases and almost no deaths. Beck has a problem with mandatory shots for health care workers, which is just ridiculous, because they have to be protected, except Beck still hates it.
Beck was asked if he will get the shot, and he refused, Billy said he will, but Beck will not say if he is going to get it or not. Ummmmmm, who fricking cares, nobody it seems except O'Reilly. Basically Beck now has a conspiracy on the swine flu shots, which is just insane. Billy joked that Beck has been on the air for 6 months and never been right about anything, and Beck joked about how old O'Reilly is, and nobody cares.
Then they showed a clip of Beck on his show talking about the dollar and throwing his money away. What's funny is when Bush was in office and the Democrats said hey what about the dollar, and the Republicans said who cares about the dollar. Beck said the dollar is worthless and that you should put your money into gold. And what a shocker, Beck has 3 advertisers who sell gold on his show. And now he says the dollar is going to collapse so you should buy gold, what a shocker, not. O'Reilly was not buying it, and does not think Beck is right. Billy said in a year things will get better, and the dollar will not collapse.
Then the ridiculous reality check segment with no reality and no check, pinheads and patriots, and the lame highly edited Factor e-mails. One crazy reality check was about the president of France defending Roman Polanski, who fricking cares and how is that a reality check on anything. Why do we care what the president of France says about fricking Roman Polanski. Another so-called reality check was a video of a fat Nicole Eggert running on a beach to save two swimmers in a baywatch spoof, and they refused to be saved by her because she is fat. Ummmmmm, huh? Reality check?
Watch Out Shep The Truth May Get You Fired By: Steve - October 8, 2009 - 9:45am
Beck, O'Reilly, Hannity, and virtually everyone at the FOX News Network, has been spewing out the Frank Luntz "Government Run Health Care" keyword lies for months. It was in a policy memo Luntz sent out to Republicans, he told them to use the phrase "Government Run Health Care" to drum up opposition to the Obama health care plan, because a lot of people do not like Government run programs. It's a lie, and Republicans know it, yet they all used it anyway.
Not to mention, O'Reilly has had Frank Luntz on his show many times, and never disclosed the fact that Luntz sent out that memo to help Republicans defeat the Obama health care plan. Even though he is put on as an independent objective pollster, which is dishonest journalism and a failure of disclosure by O'Reilly.
O'Reilly claims to be an honest nonpartisan journalist that tells you the truth, if that is true, how come he has never reported that Frank Luntz sent out that memo with the dishonest keywords to help Republicans defeat the Obama health care plan. Anyone who believes O'Reilly is not a Republican stooge should think about that question very carefully.
So on Tuesday Shep Smith actually killed that right-wing lie, during an interview with a Republican Senator who kept calling the Obama health care plan a Government takeover. Which is a no-no on FOX. Here is what he said on Tuesday:
SMITH: It's not a government takeover, Senator! That's not fair and we both know it. It's not a government takeover because what it would be is a government option if you have insurance now and you like it you can keep it. That's not a government takeover if we're being fair is it Senator?
Over the last 10 years health care costs in American have skyrocketed. Regular folks cannot afford it, so they tax the system by not getting preventive medicine. And we all end up paying for it. As the costs have gone up, the insurance industry's profits, on average, have gone up 350 percent. And it's the insurance companies which have paid and which have contributed to senators and congressmen on both sides of the aisle to the point where now we can't get what all concerned on Capitol Hill all seem to [believe] and more than 60 percent of Americans say they support, a public option.
Every vote against the public option is a vote for the insurance companies.
At the end of the segment, he pointed out what a joke it would be for Congress to pass a health care plan without a public option:
SMITH: More than 60 percent of Americans say they support a public option. This has been an enormous win for the health care industry. That is an unquestioned fact, but I wonder, what happens to the American people when we come out with legislation now which requires everyone to have health care insurance -- or many more people -- but does not give a public option?
Therefore millions more people will have to buy insurance from the very corporations that are overcharging us, and whose profits have gone up 350 percent in the last ten years. It seems like we the people are the ones getting the shaft here.
And btw, it's no accident that over the last month or so, support for the Obama health care plan is way up. Because the truth about what is actually in the bill is actually getting out now, and the lies about it from O'Reilly and all his Republican friends have been debunked. The death panels, the abortion payments, the illegal immigrants getting health care, it was all lies that were put out by O'Reilly and the right to get people to oppose the Obama plan.
It worked for a while, but now it's failing because the truth always wins out. Yet O'Reilly is still ignoring the new poll numbers that show the majority of people support the plan now. What it also shows is that Republicans could care less about getting people health care, or lowering the cost, they lied to try and kill it, just to hurt Obama politically.
And remember that O'Reilly was right there with them, helping to spread those lies by putting right-wing partisans on the Factor who repeated the lies. To this day O'Reilly is still helping them, just the other night he said Obama should bail on Obamacare because the people do not want it, which is just a total right-wing lie, and it ignores the new poll numbers.
The Wednesday 10-7-09 O'Reilly Factor Review By: Steve - October 8, 2009 - 9:15am
Note: Once again O'Reilly was wrong about the cost of the Obama health care plan. On the Tuesday night Factor Billy said the CBO estimate would be way over the $900 Billion target Obama set. The CBO report out today says it will only cost $829 billion over 10 years, and cover 94% of the people. Proving once again that nobody should ever believe anything O'Reilly says, especially if it involves Obama or any Democrat. And btw, Cavuto also had it wrong, he predicted the CBO numbers would be over $900 Billion too. Not to mention another poll from AP, says the majority of people now support the Obama health care plan.
The TPM was called Afghanistan 8 Years Later. Billy talked about the 8 year anniversary of the Afghanistan war. O'Reilly said it was great there when Bush was running it, but now it's not great there and Obama owns it. Which is just ridiculous, Bush owns it, and Obama took over his mess. Polls say 43% support more troops, and 43% oppose it.
Then Dick Morris was on to spew out his right-wing garbage. Billy said he thinks Obama is more worried about health care than Afghanistan, like he cant do both, which is just more right-wing garbage from O'Reilly. Morris said if Obama listens to the left and does not send more troops it will be a disaster, and if he does the left will hate him. This is total nonsense, I am the left, and if Obama send more troops to Afghanistan I will support him 100 percent. Billy once again said if Obama does not send more troops it makes him look weak, he said SOME people say that, yeah the SOME people are O'Reilly and the right-wing nuts who want to make him look bad, it's propaganda.
Then they talked about health care, Billy said it was not too bad. And that it would even reduce the deficit by $81 Billion over 10 years. Morris called it a bunch of lies, and fiction. Billy never said a word, like where is your proof. Then Morris said Obama is going to raise taxes on sick people, which is just more lies. And btw, O'Reilly never said a word about his prediction that the CBO numbers would be way more than $900 Billion being wrong. He failed to mention that part, as I expected he would. Morris is a lying right-wing stooge, who goes on the Factor and lies his ass off, and O'Reilly does not dispute any of it, or ask for proof of what he is saying. And of course no Democrat on to talk about the CBO numbers, even though we have a Democrat president.
Then O'Reilly had Medea Benjamin from Code Pink was on to talk about Afghanistan. And of course she is opposed to more troops for any reason, and I disagree with her. I say let the president decide, and whatever decision he makes is what I will support, whether it's more troops or not. Billy claimed the surge worked in Iraq and she was wrong about that, when the surge did not work, it was the bribes that worked, not the surge. We now know they bribed the enemy to not fight us, and that it was not the surge that stopped the attacks, it was the money.
Only the right-wing nuts like O'Reilly, Hannity, Limbaugh, etc. spin out the garbage that the surge worked in Iraq. Billy then pulled the protect the women in Afghanistan card, he said how can you oppose the troops when if they are not sent a lot of women will be hurt. Then O'Reilly insulted her and said she does not have a grasp on reality, and that she does not understand how brutal war is, or some right-wing nonsense like that. Billy acted like she had no clue what she was talking about, because she does not agree with him. I say do not listen to either one of them, because they are not the president, and they are not in the military. I say we should support what the president wants to do, and not listen to O'Reilly or Code Pink.
More on Acorn and Al franken, Billy said SOME people say there is a question of fraud, by who, Michele Bachmann that's who. Billy had the crazy far right Michele Bachmann on to say the election may have had fraud by Acorn. With no proof, it's just a witch hunt. Billy even said it may not be fair, and he does not have any hard evidence. So that's total speculation and nothing but a witch hunt, both of which O'Reilly said he never does.
When Bush was president he said he does not allow speculation or do witch hunts, but now that Obama is president suddenly he does speculate and he does allow witch hunts. Billy called Bachmann an interesting person and said she is a nice woman. Proving that he is an insane far right nut, just like she is. O'Reilly even said she is an intelligent and articulate conservative woman, wow is he a total right-wing ass kisser. Billy even called her an attractive woman, and then he said the left hates her because she is pretty. My God is that ridiculous, Bachmann is not that good looking, and the left hates her because she is a far right lying idiot, it has nothing to do with her looks.
Gay rights group event. Billy had the gay man Wayne Besen on to discuss it, and he asked why gays will be protesting other gays at the event. Billy said Obama can not come out more in support of gays because he is losing support in the country fast, which is a lie. Obama has been around 51% for 2 months now, he is not losing support with the country, it's holding steady at around 51%, and has not dropped in 2 months. The whole segment was done so O'Reilly could bash Obama for not doing more to make the gay people happy. That's the only reason O'Reilly put Besen on.
The next segment was with Dennis Miller, the has been that never was. O'Reilly puts him on every week to make jokes about liberals like Biden, Obama, Pelosi, etc. But when Letterman or Conan makes a Sarah Palin joke O'Reilly gets mad and calls for them to stop it. Which is a giant double standard and massive hypocrisy. Billy cries about liberals doing Palin jokes almost every night, then he puts Miller on to make Pelosi jokes, when it's the same damn thing. Billy told Miller he can not understand why people hate FOX News. Wow is he stupid, let me make this clear.
People hate FOX News because the entire network is a 24/7 right-wing propaganda machine, that does nothing but spew out lies and smear Democrats. And a big reason is because FOX claims to be fair and balanced, so people hate that lie a lot too. The whole segment was just ridiculous, O'Reilly just refuses to admit FOX is a biased right-wing operation, or that he is a Republican. And he does a segment on why people hate FOX, with nobody who hates FOX, he asked Dennis Miller, which is just insane. if you want to know why, have someone on who hates FOX, how hard is that to do. O'Reilly does not do it, because he does not want to hear the truth, he wants to spin out his right-wing nonsense with Dennis Miller.
Then Jane Skinner was on to talk about some lame videos that nobody, and I mean no-body cares about. It's called did you see that, the first video was the guy who did the bungee jump in Thailand, and the cord broke. This segment is worthless, and I guess O'Reilly does it just to have Jane Skinner on the show. It's a total waste of tv time, and not news. I think he does it so she can promote her daytime show on his #1 rated show, and because she is a pretty good looking blonde. because the actual segment sucks, and has no news value at all.
Then pinheads and patriots and the lame e-mails.
Poll You Will Never See O'Reilly Report By: Steve - October 7, 2009 - 8:45am
Here is a new poll you will never see reported on the Factor, because it destroys the right-wing spin O'Reilly is putting out that everyone is opposed to the Obama health care bill. Last night O'Reilly said the Obama health care plan is dead because most of the people oppose it, ummmmm, wrong. A new Gallup poll released 10-4-09 shows that a plurality of the people support the Obama health care plan.
PRINCETON, NJ -- Americans views on healthcare legislation have shifted over the past three weeks, with a slight plurality (40%) now supporting the passage of a new healthcare bill, and with fewer (36%) saying they oppose a new bill. When the leanings of those without an opinion are taken into account, 51% of Americans favor or lean toward favoring a bill, while 41% oppose it or lean toward opposition.
So as you can see O'Reilly is lying to you with month old poll numbers, and right-wing talking points. Funny how he never mentioned that Gallup poll, I guess he just forgot, yeah right. It's 51% for to 41% against, and O'Reilly is still saying most people oppose it, which is about as dishonest as you can get. Especially when it's coming from a guy who claims to be a nonpartisan independent truth teller with a no spin zone.
And btw, there are other polls with different numbers. My point is that those are the only polls O'Reilly ever reports, the ones that agree with him. He never reports any polls like this Gallup poll, because it disagrees with him, it's called poll cherry picking, and bias. Take note of one other thing, O'Reilly always cherry picks a poll that makes Obama look bad, you never see him cherry pick a poll that makes Obama look good. Which is more proof that he is a biased partisan right-wing idiot.
The Tuesday 10-6-09 O'Reilly Factor Review By: Steve - October 7, 2009 - 8:15am
The TPM was called More Bad News For Acorn. Billy said at the risk of overdoing the Acorn story we have new information on the $5 million embezzlement story. As if they have not already over-reported the story. It's ridiculous, nobody even cares but right-wing idiots like O'Reilly and FOX News. Billy said the feds are now involved. Billy had Tammy Bruce and Leslie Marshall on to discuss if FOX is over-reporting the story. Marshall said yes, that they are over-reporting it. But she also agreed O'Reilly is not over-reporting it, and that it is a valid story.
Then O'Reilly asked Bruce if he was over-reporting it, and of course she said no, and compared it to Watergate, haha. She said no, just as we did not over-report Watergate, what a moron, it's nothing like Watergate, and it's not even close. Then the crazy Bruce hammered Leslie Marshall for her opinion. Billy loved what Bruce said and said she made some good points. Marshall said it's no comparison to Watergate, which is true. As usual it was a 2 on 1 with 2 Republicans against the 1 Democrat. Bruce said Acorn is the Democrats Watergate. Billy said he is worried that Acorn got Al Franken elected in Minnesota, but then he admitted he has no proof. Hey Billy, what happened to the you do not speculate and only deal in the facts garbage you spew out, you just speculated with no proof, you fricking hypocrite.
Then the far right FOX stooge Neil Cavuto was on to talk health care etc. They talked about the CBO doing a price estimate on the Obama health care plan. Billy said the white house is pulling out all the stops to get it passed. Billy called Cavuto a business czar, and said the CBO numbers will come in way higher than Obama wants. Cavuto said something will pass, but nothing near what Obama wants. They also said most people are opposed to Obamacare, which is a flat out lie. Basically they both sat there and trashed Obama and his health care plan with no Democrat to provide the balance. They also trashed Obama on the unemployment numbers, when Bush is the guy who caused it.
Billy asked Cavuto if he thinks Obama is incompetent, and Cavuto said no, what a ridiculous question. Obama is a very smart man, way smarter than Bush, and you never hear O'Reilly ask that question about Bush. Obama is one of the smartest presidents we have ever had, Bush was one of the dumbest, yet O'Reilly asks if Obama is incompetent. When only a total right-wing stooge would even ask such a stupid question. Then O'Reilly said Obama should bail on the Obamcare plan because it's not working, and most of the people do not want it. Which is all a lie, and nothing but right-wing propaganda. Billy and Cavuto both say there will be something, but no public option. I predict it will pass, and there will be some kind of a public option, we will see who is right.
Billy cited stratfor.com (the neo-con right-wing group he loves) who says Obama will reject the 40,000 troops to Afghanistan. Then he had Republican Senator Lindesy Graham on to discuss Afghanistan. Billy asked if Obama looks weak, and he said no. Then O'Reilly cried about Graham saying something about O'Reilly on a radio show saying the talking heads like O'Reilly are hurting political discourse in America. Then Graham backed off his statement when he was confronted face to face by O'Reilly. Billy then gave him a lecture on how he does a great job as a journalist and a watchdog, and Graham sat there and took it like the punk he is. Then he kissed O'Reilly's ass and told him what a great job he does. Then they moved on to trashing liberals and moveon.org etc.
Then Barack & a Hard Place with Alan Colmes and Monica Crowley. Crowley has a beef with Obama dissing the Dalai Lama, who cares. What a fricking joke. O'Reilly made a sarcastic comment about it and did not think it was that big of a deal. Colmes said it was no big deal at all. Colmes liked the fact that Obama is meeting with gay rights groups. Billy asked if Colmes is going, as if he was gay, which he's not. Then O'Reilly said Colmes is afraid to go. O'Reilly made a big joke about it, and this whole segment was just stupid. Billy said he would buy Colmes a one way train ticket to the event, haha very funny, not.
Then the is it legal garbage with Kimberly Guilfoyle and Lis Wiehl, and once again not one mention of the Census worker hanging. To this day O'Reilly has not said one word about the story. They talked about the Mel Gibson drunk driving conviction, Gibson wants it removed from his record. Billy the so-called genius did not even know you could do that, what a moron, even I knew you could. Nobody cares but O'Reilly because he is friends and business partners with Gibson, which he never discloses btw.
Then they wasted more time on the Missouri judge story, Billy ran a re-run of Jesse ambushing the judge at a McDonalds. Billy called the judge a weasel and wants him impeached. Wiehl said he will not be impeached. And btw, it is a valid news story, but it's a local story, not a national news story for a tv news show in NY to be doing. Then Billy reported on some pedicab fight story in NY. Two cab drivers got into a fight and it was caught on videotape. Billy claims it's normal for NY city and nobody will be prosecuted. It's a low-level crime, and a waste of taxpayer money to even bother with it. Yet O'Reilly wasted half a segment on this nonsense.
The last segment was the (lame) Great American News Quiz, with Steve (Dumb) Doocy, and Martha (Dumber) MacCallum. Billy has these two FOX News morons take a fricking news quiz. It's a waste of tv time, and most likely just done to get them publicity on the #1 rated cable news show, or to kill time, or maybe both. It's ridiculous, and not news.
Then the pinheads and patriots and the bogus and highly edited Factor e-mail segment. And another 98% right-wing biased O'Reilly Factor was over, with 8 Republican guests and 2 Democrat guests. And btw, both Democrats were on with a Republican, so it was a 2 on 1 each time, with the 2 Republicans against the 1 Democrat, as O'Reilly calls it, the fair and balanced no spin zone, haha.
Snoop Dogg Slams Bill O'Reilly By: Steve - October 6, 2009 - 9:55am
Over the weekend Snoop Dogg called out Bill O'Reilly, digitalspy.com reported this Sunday.
Earlier in the year, the Fox television host called for Snoop to be deported after seeing a video of the hip-hop star holding a blunt to an image of President Barack Obama. The veteran rapper, who was recently named as the new creative chairman of EMI's Priority Records, has insisted that O'Reilly is "scared" of him, and has said that his "powerful" friends, including 50 Cent and Eminem, have his back.
Snoop Dogg told satellite radio station Shade 45: "I went so motherf--king hard on that n-gga he scared of me. He don't wanna see me on a battle on TV with conversation and cameras and he damn sure don't wanna see me in the hood, n-gga - he left me the f--k alone.
"And I got friends like 50 Cent and Eminem, you know, so I got powerful friends who can get at his motherf--king ass without him even knowing it. They can do that."
Here is my question, will the big bad tough guy O'Reilly invite Snoop on the Factor to discuss it, haha, I highly doubt it. O'Reilly will just ignore it like the all talk coward he is, and pretend it never happened.
The Monday 10-5-09 O'Reilly Factor Review By: Steve - October 6, 2009 - 9:45am
The TPM was called Obama vs The Military. O'Reilly cited an article in a UK newspaper that said Obama is mad at Gen. McChrystal for going public with his troop request. Which may be true, or not true, and the White House denies it. Yet O'Reilly reported it anyway, and used the UK paper as his source. But when the UK papers reported things about Bush, O'Reilly dismissed it as garbage, and said you can not believe what they report. Now that a Democrat is president suddenly they are a valid source for Billy, proving once again that he will do anything to make Obama look bad, even use sources he has called bogus in the past. Basically it was another TPM to trash Obama, and btw, Sean Hannity spent half his show doing the exact same thing, yet O'Reilly claims he is nothing like Hannity, when they do virtually the same thing every night.
Then O'Reilly had Gen. Wes Clark on to discuss it, and Gen. Clark disgreed with O'Reilly on everything, except he did agree the president should listen to what his Generals say. And btw, this is the first actual Democratic military analyst I have seen on the Factor in at least 6 months, if not longer. Which is very strange, especially when you have a Democratic president. O'Reilly pulled his right-wing spin that the perception of Obama is that he does not know what he is doing. Which is nonsense, and the only people who think that are right-wing idiots like O'Reilly, Gen. Clark disagreed with O'Reilly and told him why.
Billy said Obama is inexperienced and cried that he has not made a decision on the extra troops for Afghanistan for 3 weeks. Saying that he was weak and indecisive. Which is just more right-wing propaganda, Obama has all kinds of military experts around him, he will meet with them and then make a decision, which is what he should do. He should not rush into a decision just because the crazy right-wing nut Bill O'Reilly wants him to. And btw, Bush took 3 fricking months to make a decision on the surge in Iraq, yet O'Reilly never said one word about that, or called Bush weak and indecisive. Evaluating the situation and making a smart decision is what Obama should be doing, not rushing into it just because some neo-con nuts are calling for him to do it.
Gen. Clark disagreed with O'Reilly 100%, he said Obama should get the strategy right, do a proper strategic assessment, and then make a decision. Which is why no Democratic military analyst is ever on the Factor, because they usually disagree with the neo-con right-wing garbage O'Reilly spews out, and it will most likely be another year before we see one again. O'Reilly said bull, that he is not comfortable with Obama taking so long to decide, and that he should send the troops now. Even after he admitted he is no military expert, and that he does not know what the top secret intelligence reports are saying. So as usual O'Reilly is talking out his ass with no actual facts to back it up.
Then O'Reilly put the 2 stooges on to agree with him, Juan Williams and Mary K. Ham. Neither of which are military experts, or had served in the military. So right after having an actual military expert on, Billy does another segment to talk about it with 2 right-wing stooges, after he just did 4 minutes on it with an actual military expert. And of course the 3 of them sat there for 4 minutes trashing Obama and saying Gen. Clark is wrong. The 3 of them all agreed Obama is weak and inexperienced, and O'Reilly even said he wants Obama to be Gen. Patton. It was just ridiculous, and nothing but 4 minutes of right-wing propaganda to counter what Gen. Clark said. O'Reilly even said he is not partisan, haha, now that's a good one. He agrees with every right-wing talking point there is on Obama, then he claims he is not partisan, yeah and I'm Karl rove too. To end the segment O'Reilly insulted Obama again, he said the military wants to win, but the commander in chief is dithering. Implying Obama does not want to win, which is just insanity.
Then Billy had two worthless tabloid garbage segments, he reported on the Erin Andrews naked video story, and the body language bimbo was on. And of course all during the segment Billy showed numerous pics of Erin Andrews. The body language bimbo did readings of Michael Moore, Bill Maher, and president Obama, and what a shocker no readings on Republicans, not!
The next segment was with the crazy far right Bernie Goldberg, he was on to talk about the media coverage of the Letterman scandal. And what a shocker O'Reilly said FOX did not cover it too much, that they were just about right. Except that's a lie, FOX was all over it, every time I turned the channel to FOX they were talking about it. I guess O'Reilly does not even know what his own network is doing, or he just lies about it, or maybe both. Goldberg said the rest of the media did not report it enough, and that if Letterman was a conservative they would have been all over it. Which is just ridiculous, the rest of the media also reported the hell out of it, probably as much or more than FOX did.
Every time I turned the news on MSNBC, CNN, or FOX, they were all reporting it, almost non-stop for a couple days. These two guys are just a biased joke, one lies and the other one swears to it. Goldberg even called Letterman a hypocrite for doing jokes about people who have sex scandals, then he has one, which is ridiculous, because he is a comedian who makes jokes, he was not married at the time, or in an elected office. Even O'Reilly disagreed and said he is a comedian so that is not hypocrisy. Proving that Goldberg is an even bigger right-wing idiot than O'Reilly. They also talked about the Roman Polanski story for a minute, just enough to trash all the Hollywood celebs for signing a petition to free Polanski. When I thought Billy said they were all pinheads that we should not listen to, or care what they say. Then every other night he reports everything they say or do, so who is the hypocrite?
The last segment was the ridiculous so-called reality check, which is nothing more than a segment where O'Reilly trashes liberals with no guests. There are no reality checks, just Billy playing clips of liberals and then he has no check. One so-called reality check was the Obama skit on SNL, the one that made Obama look like he has done nothing since he took office.
Liberals hated it, and conservatives loved it. Billy thought it was just great, and he played almost the entire video. And that was it, no reality check, just O'Reilly playing the video and laughing at it. Which is not a reality check, it's just O'Reilly playing the clip for his right-wing viewers to make Obama look bad, because he knows they will love it. Billy did one reality check on Republicans who cheered Chicago losing the Olympics, and he said that was wrong, but he sure did not care much because he never even did a segment on it. The rest of the reality checks were just stupid, and not worth reporting.
Then the pinheads and patriots and the lame e-mails. This e-mail segment is worthless, O'Reilly reads a couple highly edited e-mails then promotes his book and Factor gear. One e-mail said they want a no spin doormat, but they live in a dorm and they are afraid someone will steal it. Billy said buy one anyway and put it inside, or hang it on the wall. Ummmmmm, who takes a doormat and hangs it on the wall, other than mental patients, haha.
Conservative Idiots Cheer Failed Olympics Bid By: Steve - October 4, 2009 - 9:20am
Answer this question, what kind of low-life Un-American piece of shit cheers America losing the 2016 Olympics, I'll tell you what kind, here is a partial list.
1) Glenn Beck
2) Lou Dobbs
3) Andrew Breitbart
4) Karl Rove
5) Matt Drudge
6) Michelle Malkin
And many more, these low life right-wing idiots actually cheered America losing the 2016 Olympics, why, simply because it makes President Obama look bad. They put a cheap partisan political attack ahead of the good of the country. Every single right-wing idiot that cheered it should be ashamed to be an American. O'Reilly should be ashamed he let Karl rove on the Factor to trash Obama for not getting the Olympics. On the Friday O'Reilly Factor guest host Juan Williams had Rove on, and he said this.
Karl Rove portrayed Chicago's rejection as a repudiation of President Obama. "He got exactly what he deserved," Rove said, "for personalizing this and by making it such a specific personal task. He referred to his own election and made it all about himself. When you've got a guy who goes around the world apologizing for the United States, you're inviting people to kick the U.S., and that's exactly what happened. The White House should have made this about America, not Obama."
Proving that Karl Rove is a low life partisan right-wing idiot, because it was about America. Obama did not make it about him, he was trying to help America by getting the Olympics, and the thanks he gets is right-wing a-holes like Rove cheering his failure.
Glenn Beck was one of the worst:
On his radio program Friday, Beck said: Do not go anywhere. Don't -- do not look at the screen. Don't -- don't go to any other radio stations. Nothing. You don't want to hear this news -- I mean, please, please let me break this news to you. Oh, it's so sweet."
After a commercial break, Beck's producer stated that "the first round of voting is up for the Olympic games, and the first city" -- at which point Beck interrupted, saying, "Wait! Wait for it! Wait for it.
Enjoy this -- savor this moment." The producer continued, "And the first city to be eliminated is Chicago." Beck later asked his producer if Chicago's elimination was proof that Obama had failed.
Can you imagine what they would say if Bush had tried to get the Olympics and failed, then liberals cheered the failure. They would scream bloody murder, call liberals Un-American traitors and America hating socialist commies. They would call for them to be put on trial for sedition, then deported to Russia.
And yet, these low life right-wing scum cheer the fact that Chicago will not get the 2016 Olympics, which is about as Un-American as you can get. Especially during an economic recovery, because it was estimated the 2016 Olympics would have created up to 350,000 jobs, and generated $22 Billion dollars for the economy.
Whether you are a liberal or a conservative you should not put politics into the Olympics. You should be rooting for your country, not rooting against it. Cheering for losing the Olympics is not just political partisanship gone mad, it's Un-American. And any conservative who cheered it should put out a public apology, and be ashamed of what they did.
In reading about what conservatives did, I only saw one Republican who defended President Obama, and that was Joe Scarborough, he wrote this:
Count me as one conservative who is disappointed that President Obama's hometown will not be hosting the 2016 Olympic Games.
Chicago is a beautiful city that would have made a perfect backdrop for the Olympics. The President was right to fly to Copenhagen to try to land the games, not for the sake of his city, but for the good of his country.
The fact President Obama failed makes me respect him more for taking the chance, and the fact many right-wing figures opposed the President's mission shows just how narrow-minded partisanship makes us all.
What we saw from some conservative corners regarding the President's failed Olympics bid was just plain stupid. I'm happy for Rio and think it is past time that South America got a chance to host the Olympic Games.
Now I may not agree with Joe Scarborough on much, in fact, very little, but this time he is right. You can oppose President Obama for his policies, but when you turn into America haters, just to score cheap political points, you are low life scum in my book. Everyone should have been rooting for America to get the Olympics, no matter what political party the President is in, and if you dont, you are a bad American.
The Friday 10-12-09 O'Reilly/Williams Factor Review By: Steve - October 3, 2009 - 9:50am
There was no TPM because Juan Williams was filling in for O'Dummy. And Juan was not much different than having O'Reilly there. He put the far right Karl Rove on to trash Obama for not getting the Olympics for Chicago. Rove said Chicago's rejection is a repudiation of President Obama. "He got exactly what he deserved for personalizing this and by making it such a specific personal task. He referred to his own election and made it all about himself. When you've got a guy who goes around the world apologizing for the United States, you're inviting people to kick the U.S., and that's exactly what happened."
And that is nothing but right-wing propaganda, it was not a repudiation of President Obama, the IOC voted it to Rio for many reasons, none of them were about Obama. They loved Obama at the IOC meeting, and then they voted it to Rio. What's really funny is these right-wing nuts now attacking Obama for not getting the Olympics, when they were attacking him for even trying, so he is damned if he does, and damned if he dont. What it shows is that Republican a-holes like Rove will attack Obama no matter what he does, or dont do, for partisan political reasons. They also talked about Iran and Juan said 69% of American want Obama to be tougher with Iran. Rove actually said Obama is doing the right thing with Iran, and that Bush most likey would have done the same. So Williams trahed Obama on that one, proving he is as much of a Republican as O'Reilly.
Then Juan had a segment on Acorn with some right-wing guest, a segment I will not report on because it's biased partisan garbage with nobody to give the counterpoint. Williams did it just as O'Reilly would have, with 1 Republican guest, and 0 Democrats.
Then he had a segment on Illegals and health care, which is ridiculous. The Obama health care plan will not cover Illegals, it says so right in the bill. This has been debunked over and over, yet these Republican idiots keep talking about it as if it was in the bill, it's not, period. Right in the bill it says you must be a legal citizen to get the health care, what part of that do you idiots not understand. At least he had a Democrat and a Republican on to discuss it.
Then Juan had a totally ridiculous segment, a stupid segment that O'Reilly would have probably done too. Williams cried about Obama being silent on the beating death of a Chicago honor student. He said Obama spoke out when Professor Gates was arrested, but said nothing in the honor students beating death. Wow is Juan an idiot, Obama spoke out about the Gates story, because a respected BLACK professor was arrested for breaking into his own fricking home by white cops. Juan had 2 guests on, one trashed Obama and the other defended him. But the whole segment was just ridiculous, and just doing it proves what a right-wing stooge Juan is, hell I would not be surprised of O'Reilly picked the stories he should cover.
And whats really funny is someone at FOX complaining about Obama ignoring something, when O'Reilly has still not said one fricking word about the Census worker hanging. Not to mention Obama is not in the media, and Republicans said Obama made a mistake by speaking out about The raciallly motivated Professor Gates arrest, so now when he does not speak out about a racial story they hammer him for not speaking out. As I said before, Obama is damned if he does, and damned if he dont. They hammer him when he speaks out, and they hammer him when he dont. Proving they are partisan a-holes who will attack Obama no matter what he does, or dont do, just to smear him for political reasons.
Then Juan played two re-run interviews of O'Reilly from past shows, in one O'Reilly attacked Sam Tanenhaus, editor of the New York Times Book Review page. But whats funny is they mention their books every time when they are in the top 5 on the NY Times bestseller list, so they hate them, but use them to brag about their books, which makes them total hypocrites. And some lame interview with O'Reilly and paleontologist Terry Gates, who theorized that dinosaurs may have been killed off by global warming. And the lame O'Reilly/Williams Factor was over. I cant wait to see the ratings for this garbage, because I bet it will be low.
The Thursday 10-1-09 O'Reilly Factor Review By: Steve - October 2, 2009 - 9:30am
The TPM was called Talking To Iran. Billy said a world war could happen and he does not understand why people dont seem to care. He was talking about Iran and there nuclear plant. Billy cited the right-wing stratfor.com who hate Obama and called him weak. A war with Iran would remove millions of barrels of oil from the world market and cause gas prices to go through the roof. The usual right-wing spin. Billy had Charles Krauthammer and Nancy Soderburg. Billy cited a FOX poll where 61% say Obama should be tougher on Iran. Krauthammer of course trashed Obama and said he wasted 8 months, and he dont think Obama is doing anything but stalling. Krauthammer wants Obama to get tougher, which is what Bush did, and look what that got us, nothing. Nancy disagreed with O'Reilly and Krauthammer. She says we should use diplomacy and see if the sanctions work. O'Reilly and Krauthammer both disagreed and Nancy was barely allowed to get a word in without O'Reilly cutting her off, and shouting her down.
Krauthammer said Nancy is not dealing with reality, O'Reilly told her we could blockade their ports with the Navy, and Krauthammer supports a blockade. O'Reilly and Krauthammer both want a Naval blockade. She said that is a fantasy option that does not even deserve a response. That there is never going to be a blockade. Billy said she is not living in the real world, and basically called her a fool. So as usual it was a 2 on 1 with 2 Republicans against the 1 Democrat. Billy does this all the time, he puts a Republican on to agree with him so it gives the impression he is right. And he had to go to the neo-con Krauthammer, who is almost never on the Factor, to find someone who agrees with his Naval blockade idea, even Karl Rove said it is a bad idea.
Then the Senate Finance committee wants to charge people who are fat, and who smoke more for health insurance. Billy had Amanda Carpenter and Meme roth on to discuss it. They talked about how it is a penalty, but that some people think if you smoke and over eat you should pay more. Billy was not sure what he thinks about it, he is in the middle, or so he claims. And of course the nut job meme Roth supports them paying more. Meme hates all fat people and thinks they should pay more for everything. Carpenter is sort of opposed to it, but she did not state a clear position. I have no opinion on the issue because I do not know enough about it to give an informed opinion. But it seems to me that people who are more healthy, and do not smoke, should get cheaper health insurance. So from what I know, I do not have much of a problem with it.
Then the two Republican culture warriors were on, Margaret Hoover and Gretchen Carlson. Billy hates some school showing gay films, about crossdressing, he called it shocking. It's a cartoon, Billy flipped out, when it's a cartoon to promote tolerence of gays and crossdressers in California. Hoover and Carlson object to showing it at schools. Billy is also opposed to it, called it social engineering. I disagree, it simply teaches kids to respect everyone, even gay people and crossdressers. But of course these 3 right-wingers are opposed to it. Then they talked about a Tufts student handbook says no sex with roommate in the room. Billy objected to it, Hoover supports it, and Carlson supports it too. Billy is the only one who had a problem with it. Here is my question, why does old creepy O'Reilly care what consenting adults do in their dorm rooms. Earth to right-wing creepers, they are over 18 so they can do whatever they want.
Brian Ross from ABC news on to talk about his book on Bernie Madoff. Ross said Madoff outsmarted the SEC, and did it very easily. The SEC Bush was in charge of btw, and Bush had appointed a guy with no financial oversight experience. Chris Cox, he was a former Republican Congressman who Bush put in there to let these crooks do whatever they wanted with no oversight. Neither O'Reilly or Ross mentioned that, I am just reporting what they ignored. Madoff smoked a lot of weed, and was also using hookers a lot too. Then they talked about domestic terrorist Zazi who was arrested in NY for possible terrorism. The attorney for Zazi says the case is weak, and they may not get a conviction. Ross said the CIA and the FBI did a great job in the case.
Then the far right nut job Laura Ingraham was on to spew out her usual right-wing propaganda, with no Democrat or anyone from the left to provide any balance. Acorn in Minnesota story, now these right-wing nuts are saying Acorn fixed the election in Minnesota to help Franken beat Coleman. But even O'Reilly said there is no proof it was voter fraud, even O'Reilly admitted they have no proof. Ingraham said because some people on the right have some problems with Acorn it could be a valid problem. Hey Billy, what happened to you dont do with hunts, this is a witch hunt with no proof of anything.
Here is the deal, if you have proof of voter fraud show it, if not, move on to some real news. It's a big witch hunt by a few right-wing nuts, with no proof of anything. Billy called on the Governor to investigate it, and said he will have an update on Monday. Then they cried about the Empire State Building in NY putting the red and yellow lights on to celebrate China. Earth to morons, nobody cares, especially nobody outside of New York. The city had nothing to do with it, the Building owner did it, I thought it was a free country. Hell Bush even went to China to watch the olympics, and we do a lot of business with China, the whole story is a waste of tv time by right-wing idiots. O'Reilly defended China, probably because half his Factor Gear is made there, haha.
Dumbest things of the week, Juliet Huddy and Greg Gutfeld. Gutfeld picked Whoppi said it was not rape rape about Polanski. This is just another segment for Billy and two Republicans to play video of what they claim is dumb things said by liberals. They never say anything about any Republicans. Huddy picked an internet parody of the texting crash PSA to kids about texting in England and getting in a car crash, who fricking cares, not me. What's dumb is this segment. Billy picked the judge in Missouri tape where Jesse Watters ambushed him, and the judge said some stupid things, what a total waste of tv time. Billy called the judge an idiot.
Gutfeld called the judge fat, and Billy cut him off to say no personal attacks on the Factor, after he just called the guy an idiot. Earth to O'Dummy, calling the man an idiot is a personal attack you moron. And btw, that was a personal attack, and I'm proud of it.
Then the pinheads and patriots, and the fake Factor e-mails. Billy thanked FOX for letting him do his show for 13 years, and he also thanks some network that has FOX on the air, and said any cable network that shows FOX is a patriot. Madonna was the pinhead, for going on Letterman.
More Tea Party Protest Information O'Reilly Has Ignored By: Steve - October 2, 2009 - 8:30am
O'Reilly, Hannity, Beck, Limbaugh, Morris, Ingraham, Coulter, Rove, Gingrich, etc. all claim the tea party protests were grassroots protests organized by average Americans, who are fed up with big Government spending etc. And yet, not one of them has reported on this article at rollingstone.com, an article that came out on September 23rd btw.
The Lie Machine
GOP operatives are running a secret campaign to kill health care reform, and it's based on Karl Rove's old playbook
by Tim Dickinson
On the first day of August, a mob of 200 right-wing Texans stormed the parking lot of a Randalls grocery store in southwest Austin. They were united in a single goal: Disrupt the "office hours" that Rep. Lloyd Doggett, the district's congressman, had scheduled for his constituents. The protesters targeted Doggett for his role in crafting the House's bill to reform health care, brandishing signs that read "No Government Health Care" and "No Government Counselor in My Home!!!" But their anger seemed to encompass a universe of conservative fears: higher taxes, illegal immigration, socialism. The threat of violence was thinly veiled: One agitator held aloft a tombstone with the name Doggett. Screaming, "Just say no!" the mob chased Doggett through the parking lot to an aide's car — roaring with approval as he fled the scene.
Conservatives were quick to insist that the near-riot -- the first of many town-hall mobs that would dominate the headlines in August -- was completely spontaneous. The protesters didn't show up "because of some organized group," Rick Scott, the head of Conservatives for Patients' Rights, told reporters. "They're mad about the stimulus bill, the bailout, the economy. Now they see that their health care is about to be taken over by the government."
In fact, Scott's own group had played an integral role in mobilizing the protesters. According to internal documents obtained by Rolling Stone, Conservatives for Patients' Rights had been working closely for weeks as a "coalition partner" with three other right-wing groups in a plot to unleash irate mobs at town-hall meetings just like Doggett's. Far from representing a spontaneous upwelling of populist rage, the protests were tightly orchestrated from the top down by corporate-funded front groups as well as top lobbyists for the health care industry. Call it the return of the Karl Rove playbook: The effort to mobilize the angriest fringe of the Republican base was guided by a conservative dream team that included the same GOP henchmen who Swift-boated John Kerry in 2004, smeared John McCain in 2000, wrote the script for Republican obstructionism on global warming, and harpooned the health care reform effort led by Hillary Clinton in 1993.
"The insurance industry is up to the same dirty tricks, using the same devious PR practices it has used for many years, to kill reform," says Wendell Potter, who stepped down last year as chief of corporate communications for health insurance giant CIGNA. "I'm certain that people showing up at these town halls feel that they're there on their own -- but they don't realize they're being incited, ultimately, by the insurance industry and the other special interests."
Behind the scenes, top Republicans -- including House Minority Whip Eric Cantor, Minority Leader John Boehner and the chairman of the GOP's Senate steering committee, Jim DeMint -- worked hand-in-glove with the organizers of the town brawls. Their goal was not only to block health care reform but to bankrupt President Obama's political capital before he could move on to other key items on his agenda, including curbing climate change and expanding labor rights. As DeMint told an August teleconference of nearly 20,000 town-hall activists, "If we can stop him on this, the administration won't be able to go on to cap and trade, card check and the other things they want to do."
The Daily Gallup tracking poll out today has Obama at 53% job approval, with 38% disapproval. Yet O'Reilly never says a word about it. And in fact, he is claiming the Obama job approval numbers are crashing, when they have held steady at 51 to 52 percent over the last two months, and in the last few days they actually went up.
Monday night O'Reilly used the biased Rasmussen poll (that has Obama at 49% approval btw) to say the Obama job approval numbers are crashing, like they have fallen by 10 points over the last month or so. When it's all right-wing nonsense, because the Obama job approval numbers have not dropped at all in the last two months.
This is hard evidence that O'Reilly is a partisan Republican, who uses lies about the Obama job approval numbers to make him look bad. Because nobody but a partisan Republican would do such a dishonest attack on the president. This is the kind of thing you expect from Hannity, Coulter, Beck, and Limbaugh, not a man that claims to be a nonpartisan independent with a no spin zone.
If you are an O'Reilly lover, ask yourself how you can trust him on anything, when he puts out these flat out lies to smear Obama. And how can O'Reilly claim he has been fair to Obama, when every night the entire show is stacked with 99% partisan Republican guests that do nothing but trash everything Obama does. Compare that to how he reported on Bush when he was in office, it's night and day. O'Reilly supported and defended everything Bush did, while opposing and attacking Obama for everthing he is doing.
Here is the bottom line, if you lie and say the Obama job approval numbers are crashing, as you cite the biased Rasmussen poll, while ignoring the Gallup poll that has the Obama numbers going up or holding steady, you are a biased partisan right-wing propagandaist, and not a journalist. You are not an independent, and you do not have a no spin zone. You are in fact, a lying fraud of a right-wing idiot.
Some Facts On That Big Factor Ratings Increase By: Steve - October 1, 2009 - 12:10pm
It's a lie, and I can prove it. Over the last 10 weeks or so, O'Reilly has said his ratings are going through the roof, over and over and over, at least 10 times, if not more. Billy claims his ratings have increased every week, if not twice a week. He even said he is getting over 5 million viewers a night, and one night about a week ago, he said he is getting over 6 million viewers a night. Which is all a lie, his highest show is about 3.5 million total viewers.
And remember one thing, it's called the no spin zone. When those statements are not just spin, they are flat out 100% lies. Just look for yourself, here are the Factor total viewers numbers from a few selected days between July 20th, and September 28th. Note the total viewer number is virtually unchanged, as in, no increase.
Monday - July, 20th - 3,502,000 Total Viewers
Monday - August, 3rd - 3,504,000 Total Viewers
Monday - September, 21st - 3,208,000 Total Viewers
Monday - September, 28th - 3,353,000 Total Viewers
Call me crazy, but that looks to me like a ratings drop. And in no way can you say your ratings are going through the roof when they have not changed at all, and in fact probably went down a little.