O'Reilly Lies About Opposing The Death Penalty
LOUISIANA - The sentencing to death of a Louisiana man for raping an 8-year-old girl has reopened a debate about whether crimes that do not involve killings may ever be punished by death. There has not been an execution for rape in the United States since 1964, and no one has been executed for any crime that did not involve a killing since the Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976.
The Louisiana law under which the man, Patrick O. Kennedy, was convicted allows the death penalty for the rape of a child under 12. It was enacted in 1995. Graham da Ponte, one of Mr. Kennedy's lawyers, said the punishment was disproportionate to the crime.
First you must know how O'Reilly feels about the death penalty. For 7 years he has been saying he opposes the death penalty. He says the person should get life in prison, breaking rocks in Alaska, with bread and water to eat without amenities like televisions, newspapers, or magazines.
O'Reilly said he opposes capital punishment under any and all circumstances. He insists that America has a "moral question" about "taking a life" through use of the death penalty.
Listen to O'Reilly in an interview with American Enterprise: I'm against the death penalty, and I also believe in big government intervention to protect the environment.
You either oppose the death penalty, or you support it, there is no in-between. Tonight O'Reilly said this guy should get the death penalty, he also called for the death penalty in the westerfield/van dam case. After Westerfield was convicted the jury had to decide if he should get death or not. Every night for a week O'Reilly covered the case, each night he asked what was taking the jury so long to give him death. O'Reilly got madder and madder each night when the jury did not decide to give him death, he would actually yell at the guest and ask why they had not given him death yet. He was furious that it was taking so long for them to decide on death, does that sound like a guy who opposes the death penalty, not in my world. It sounds like a guy who only says he opposes the death penalty, when in reality he supports it, and supports it all the time.
That makes at least 5 cases that I can remember where O'Reilly has called for the death penalty.
This is conclusive proof that O'Reilly was lying about opposing the death penalty.
O'Reilly said Kennedy should get the death penalty, and the woman attorney for Patrick Kennedey said he should get life in prison, O'Reilly asked her why, she said because he did not kill anyone. Then O'Reilly said life in prison is not enough, he told her the guy should be put to death. That was a quote, he said life in prison is not enough. The he spent the whole 3 or 4 minute segment arguing for the death penalty.
When was the last time you heard someone who claims to oppose the death penalty say life in prison is not enough.
I am guessing never, I always had a good idea O'Reilly was lying about opposing the death penalty. Now I know for sure, he does not actually oppose the death penalty, he just says he opposes it.
People who oppose the death penalty, oppose it all the time. This is just another example of the spin and lies put out by Bill O'Reilly. And more proof he is a republican pretending to be an independent.
Update: O'Reilly recently said that he hopes that alleged sniper suspect John Muhammad "is taken care of in three days and gets the death penalty".
He then added, "Even though I am opposed to the death penalty, he deserves it".
You dont say you hope someone gets the death penalty when you oppose the death penalty, Unless you are a liar, which is exactly what O'Reilly is.
This is the 5th time (that I know of) he has called for the death penalty, that proves he only "claimed" to oppose the death penalty.
Yet more evidence that O'Reilly is lying about opposing the death penalty.
Bill you have just been busted again, you are the king of lies and spin.