Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree With Anyone Else But Me

O'Reilly and I both tend to shade things. The difference is that I do it for nuance/an expansion of the discussion. He does it simply to confuse people and, yes, seemingly, to at least partially put forth an agenda ........................................................................................................Take, for example, his coverage of the Shirley Sherrod saga. One of the "mitigating" factors that O'Reilly (you certainly didn't expect him to give Sherrod a totally clean bill of health, did you?) is presently bringing forth is the fact that Mrs. Sherrod once upon a time sued an employer. Mr. O'Reilly evidently sees something nefarious in this. Yep, that's right, folks, Bill O'Reilly - the very same Bill O'Reilly who's always talking about suing people HIMSELF. The same Mr. O'Reilly who actually sued Al Franken (I guess that Fox in general was part of this piss-ass suit, too) for his SATIRICAL use of the phrase, "fair and balanced" (yeah, that's right, folks, he sued Al Franken over a frigging slogan). Hm. Can you say ironic/ballsy as hell?


Mordechai said...

Bill O just might have a knee jerk reaction to lawsuits;

Because he keeps losing them,

Fox ET AL, including Bill O lost to Franken (who laughed all the way to the bank, fox ET AL helped make Frankens book a best seller)

Andrea Mackris anyone, reportedly a 4 mil payout for her silence

He might not respond well to someone actually winning their lawsuit.

Rusty Shackleford said...

He was up front the whole time on poor old Shirley.By the time he called for her termination she had already resigned.The NAACP and the White House screwed the pooch on this one.

And has'nt he been the highest rated cable news show for nine years.Someone must be watching and it cant be all right wingers.

Where the hell did crazy ole KO run off to?

Rusty Shackleford said...

Question.....why do dems want to raise taxes but their leaders dont want to pay their own?

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

He was a day late on the correction, Russ. The full video was out and he was still pulling the party lever on this one......As for O'Reilly, in general, I agree, he is far, FAR, from the worst (Olbermann and Hannity are probably the worst). And, yes, I have in fact praised him at times. On this one, though, he did come up a little bit short.

Rusty Shackleford said...

How can he make a correction the same day as the story broke,he'd have to have a time machine.He corrected as quickly as he could.

The NAACP always had the full tape of Shirley's speech and the WH forced her to resign well before O'Reilly apoligized as quickly as he could,unless you wanted him to appear on a different Fox show.

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

The NAACP and the White House both screwed up - majorly. But the day AFTER the story broke, Matthews was giving the story its full context. He even said that he was expecting O'Reilly to make a correction "tonight" (again, the day after). Now, maybe O'Reilly pre-tapes his show or something. But he didn't make the full context available on the air until the next day (25 hours after Mr. Matthews had).