Bill O'Reilly On DailyKos: Part VI

03 August 2007

O'Reilly has recently gone off the deep end, criticizing Democratic presidential candidates for attending the YealyKos event, based on the "hate stuff" he perceives on the DailyKos website. Of the comments O'Reilly actually cited in support of his claim, one was completely accurate ("the pope is a primate"), one was rather callous (a user who commented, while Tony Snow was battling cancer, that he didn't care if the man died or not), and one involved crude sexual humor (a photoshopped image of Joe Lieberman on his knees in front of George W. Bush). But by attending the YearlyKos event, O'Reilly has accused the Democratic candidates of "legitimizing" material he has compared to that of the Nazis, the KKK, Mussolini, and David Duke.

Well, on the flip side, let's see what kind of company the president keeps.

According to Hugh Hewitt on "President Bush invited ten talk show hosts into the Oval Office for an hour of conversation today -- Glenn Beck, Bill Bennett, Neal Boortz, Scott Hennon, Laura Ingraham, Lars Larson, Mark Levin, Michael Medved, Janet Parshall and me. This was an off-the-record conversation, and so I won't be quoting the president."

If the problem here is wishing ill on your political enemies, then Neil Boortz topped the Tony Snow comment when he suggested:

"When we defeat this illegal alien amnesty bill, and when we yank out the welcome mat, and they all start going back to Mexico, as a going away gift let's all give them a box of nuclear waste. Give 'em all a little nuclear waste and let 'em take it on down there to Mexico. Tell 'em it can -- it'll heat tortillas."

Audio here:.

If the problem is simply making crude sexual comments about your political enemies, then college dropout and reformed addict Glenn Beck has the same problem. Remarking on Dennis Kucinich's hot wife, Beck said:
"How did that happen? ... I'm wondering if it's some sort of, some sort of, you know. What's that date rape drug? ... Yeah, but it's not powerful enough to actually knock you out, but it's powerful enough to, like, make you think that you're not standing next to Dennis Kucinich and making out with him... I was thinking cyanide. That would be the only thing that would really dull the senses enough. Even then, your dead body would be like, 'Dennis Kucinich has his tongue in my mouth'"
Audio here:.

Also, keep in mind that these comments were made by the radio personalities themselves, rather than a handful of the 500,000 daily website viewers at DailyKos.

So let's see if Bill O'Reilly says in the next few days that the president is "legitimizing" hateful content on par with the Nazis, KKK, etc. (Hint: He won't, because the root of his problem with DailyKos is that they are a liberal website)

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