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O'Reilly read - and edited! - my e-mail tonight
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Posted on 05/25/2004 6:53:13 PM PDT by ErnBatavia

Blast you, O'Reilly...you talk the talk, but don't walk the walk when you finally score one of your "targets".......you had a great little elitist smilefest with Bob Kerrey, but failed to hammer him.

Your critics are right - you're starstruck, and just as much a member of the 'Establishment' you pretend to deride. Hell, you apparently just couldn't remember how to pronounce the name "Gorelick", eh, so you just cruised through your lovefest?

Time to cash in the chips, Bill.

ErnBatavia (inserting FReepname here)- La Quinta, California


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OK...the above is what I sent Bill-O; I'll tape it on it's second run later this evening, but he and his folk edited my comments to death....All that made it to the screen were the words "Bob Kerrey" and "starstruck"...

Bill really took the real flack to heart - not!

1 posted on 05/25/2004 6:53:14 PM PDT by ErnBatavia
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To: ErnBatavia

I gave up on OReilly a few weeks back when he called for Rumsfeld to resign.


2 posted on 05/25/2004 6:54:28 PM PDT by oceanview
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To: TruckloadBill; RanchoStash; Delmont; SortaBichy

Context Ping!


3 posted on 05/25/2004 6:54:40 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (Because Democrats are liars, they assume Republicans are too...)
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To: ErnBatavia

Nice work, Ern!


5 posted on 05/25/2004 7:01:24 PM PDT by Palladin (Proud to be a FReeper!)
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To: oceanview
"I gave up on OReilly a few weeks back when he called for Rumsfeld to resign."

You're a better person than I. I gave up on O'Reilly months and months ago. I can't stand blowhards and Narcissists.

6 posted on 05/25/2004 7:01:38 PM PDT by mass55th
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To: ErnBatavia

A little too long for Bill to use directly. And almost surely, he never saw your original email.


7 posted on 05/25/2004 7:02:08 PM PDT by AmishDude
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To: ErnBatavia

I don't think any email with a sentence beginning "Hell,..." is going to go unedited on any channel.


8 posted on 05/25/2004 7:05:26 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: ErnBatavia

I gave up o'blather so long ago that I PRAY that you will soon be able to say the same. He's beyond disgusting. I'd sooner change kitty litter than listen to that egotist-extraordinaire.


9 posted on 05/25/2004 7:05:49 PM PDT by mombonn
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To: ErnBatavia

Your comments were spot on, but slightly longer that what he usually reads on the air. I probably would've ended it after this sentence: "Your critics are right - you're starstruck, and just as much a member of the 'Establishment' you pretend to deride."


10 posted on 05/25/2004 7:08:02 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: ErnBatavia

Is O'Really still on the air?


11 posted on 05/25/2004 7:19:13 PM PDT by caisson71
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To: Mr. Mojo; Dog Gone; AmishDude
You're all correct, of course. Being an expert at getting my LTEs published, I've learned to insert a "zinger", and have a good percentage of getting them inked.

I'd have thought that O'Reilly, or his staff, might have at least accepted the Gorelick comment as said zinger, but apparently not.

Can't show up the star, after all....

12 posted on 05/25/2004 7:25:29 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (Because Democrats are liars, they assume Republicans are too...)
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To: ErnBatavia

It must be pithy, which is O'Reilly speak for "I'll edit it any damn way I want!"


13 posted on 05/25/2004 7:28:09 PM PDT by Bommer (John Kerry = "You mean I can get a Purple Heart for cutting myself shaving?")
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To: ErnBatavia
remember how to pronounce the name "Gorelick", eh

I wondered about that too.  He's too smart not to correct himself after a stammer as we all do when realized.  He just didn't seem to know.  He usually seems to broadcast the volume of his testicles but in this case with Kerrey he was just plain nervous.  Politics aside, he had met his intellectual 'challenge' match and the result was just  plain ole' talking heads junk.

14 posted on 05/25/2004 7:30:34 PM PDT by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: caisson71
Is O'Really still on the air?
15 posted on 05/25/2004 7:31:59 PM PDT by al baby (Hope I don't get into trouble for this)
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To: oceanview
"I gave up on OReilly a few weeks back when he called for Rumsfeld to resign."

I was disgusted with O'Reilly calling for Rumsfeld resignation!!! I felt it was an uncalled for comment!

16 posted on 05/25/2004 7:32:15 PM PDT by malia (BUSH/CHENEY '04 NEVER FORGET!)
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To: ErnBatavia

I kept on sending him e-mails that were pissy - then I learned that he wanted pithy


17 posted on 05/25/2004 7:35:15 PM PDT by rface (Ashland, Missouri -)
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To: ErnBatavia

If I didn't have to work today, I'd capture it on my TV card and post it up


18 posted on 05/25/2004 7:40:54 PM PDT by Crazieman
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To: ErnBatavia

Ern, Ern, Ern, doesn't sound like you are going to get one of those "Who's Looking Out For You" signed copies. LOL!!!


19 posted on 05/25/2004 7:41:28 PM PDT by RanchoStash
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To: All

Bill O'Reilly is a total ass, but I've gotta hand it to him- he makes me think. I really miss watching his show (no access to it here in Japan).


20 posted on 05/25/2004 7:56:31 PM PDT by gringo_in_Akita
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To: RanchoStash
, doesn't sound like you are going to get one of those "Who's Looking Out For You" signed copies. LOL!!!

I'm holding out for the nugget...the doormat! I ain't cheap.

21 posted on 05/25/2004 8:05:28 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (Because Democrats are liars, they assume Republicans are too...)
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To: oceanview

You are 2 years late


22 posted on 05/25/2004 8:17:37 PM PDT by RIGHT IN LAS VEGAS
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To: oceanview

A few weeks ago? It took you that long?


23 posted on 05/25/2004 8:22:05 PM PDT by ItisaReligionofPeace (I'm from the government and I'm here to help.)
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To: ErnBatavia

.

...Congratulations on your initial FoX O'REILLY E-Mail Appearance.

...My posted E-Mail years ago was about there definately being an afterlife ahead for us all..

...and an afterlife it definately had.

...So will yours.

.


24 posted on 05/25/2004 8:34:25 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.LZXRAY.com)
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To: gringo_in_Akita

total dumb @ss


25 posted on 05/25/2004 8:35:41 PM PDT by Robert Lomax
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To: ErnBatavia

The quote read was "O'Rielly, Your critics are right - you're starstruck, and just as much a member of the 'Establishment' you pretend to deride."


26 posted on 05/25/2004 8:58:46 PM PDT by Bommer (John Kerry = "You mean I can get a Purple Heart for cutting myself shaving?")
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To: Robert Lomax

I ripped him a few years ago for going after the Bush Twins. He edited so much I could hardly tell it was my letter. He just called me a right-winger and moved on.


27 posted on 05/25/2004 9:00:26 PM PDT by Brimack34 (The media hates America. Hate them back)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
an afterlife ahead for us all.. ...and an afterlife it definately had.

O'Reilly's afterlife:


28 posted on 05/25/2004 9:07:11 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (Because Democrats are liars, they assume Republicans are too...)
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To: Brimack34

He talks tough but he not all that smart. I also have to wonder about the capablities of his researchers. They aren't all that bright either.


29 posted on 05/25/2004 9:26:32 PM PDT by Robert Lomax
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To: mass55th

" I can't stand blowhards and Narcissists."

Good grief....who do you find to vote for?


30 posted on 05/25/2004 9:52:55 PM PDT by AuntB (Law schools are Americas Madrassas!(aculeus))
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To: mass55th
Five years ago, he read one of my "pithy comments" on the air, and one of my students saw that show and told me. Then he got all full of himself. He just can't carry that off as well as El Rushbo and so I stopped watching him at about the same time. Gimme Hannity anyday!
31 posted on 05/25/2004 10:02:30 PM PDT by ExSoldier (When the going gets tough, the tough go cyclic. (R.I.P. harpseal))
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To: ErnBatavia
Complaint Generator
32 posted on 05/25/2004 10:12:38 PM PDT by lowbridge ("You are an American. You are my brother. I would die for you." -Kurdish Sergeant)
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To: ErnBatavia

I quit watching him months ago. He's so full of himself it made me sick! You are so right he IS starstruck. He talks a big talk that is until he gets someone on his show that needs to be hammered, then BOOM! he's putty.


33 posted on 05/25/2004 10:16:17 PM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: lowbridge
That site could change the whole way I post. Just look at this:

There are many problems with Mr. John F Kerry's crusades. The one that's the most blatant, and the one that I will limit my discussion to, is related to his overt support of antiheroism.
To begin with, John is careless with data, makes all sorts of causal interpretations of things without any real justification, has a way of combining disparate ideas that don't seem to hang together, seems to show a sort of pride in his own biases, gets into all sorts of profligate speculation, and then makes no effort to test out his speculations -- and that's just the short list!
Of course, the essence of lying is in deception, not in words. I say "of course," because I recently informed him that his deputies muster enough force to preach hatred. John said he'd "look further into the matter." Well, not too much further; after all, he will calumniate helpless bimbos because he possesses a hatred that defies all logic and understanding, that cannot be quantified or reasoned away, and that savagely possesses violent, antihumanist wimps with useless and uncontrollable rage.

34 posted on 05/25/2004 10:41:33 PM PDT by weegee (NO BLOOD FOR RATINGS. CNN ignored torture & murder in Saddam's Iraq to keep their Baghdad Bureau.)
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To: ErnBatavia

He's a real bag of gas alright... I lost interest in his shows.


35 posted on 05/25/2004 10:42:39 PM PDT by illumini (Don't Forget, "Hire the VET"!!! Those who served get to the front of the line.)
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To: caisson71
Is O'Really still on the air?

O'Reilly is only on from M*A*S*H Season's 1 through 8, his Uncle Ed passes away, he goes home to Ottuma, Iowa, and helps his lonely Mother and farms.

36 posted on 05/25/2004 11:44:43 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (John Kerry: An old creep, with gray hair, trying to look like he's 30 years old.)
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To: AuntB
Good point.

The Hon. Paul McHale was the only congressman that even approached that high standard.

Unfortunately, we're no longer graced with his presence in the halls of Congress.

Bummer.

37 posted on 05/26/2004 12:32:57 AM PDT by The Scourge of Yazid ("Why don't we just ask Gerard? Gerard knows everything.")
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To: ErnBatavia

Bill O'Reilly is a know-nothing who is right on some issues only by accident. I hate the way he interrupts people while they're answering his questions, even when it may be important information.

His show is eminently missable.


38 posted on 05/26/2004 12:39:12 AM PDT by walford (http://utopia-unmasked.us)
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To: ErnBatavia
ErnBatavia (inserting FReepname here)- La Quinta, California

I take it you did not stay at a Holiday Inn last night?

39 posted on 05/26/2004 12:44:37 AM PDT by Diddle E. Squat
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To: walford
I am not a conservative-Bill O'Reilly

Are we supposed to be crestfallen because of that statement?

Personally, the fact that O'Reilly doesn't consider himself a conservative is cause for celebration on my part.

I'll add him to my list of "conservatives" who shouldn't let the door hit their asses on the way out:

Michael Lind

Glen Loury

David Stockman

...and, last but not least;

David Brock

I'd suggest to Brock that he put it where the Sun doesn't shine, but I have a gut feeling that he already has.

40 posted on 05/26/2004 12:49:25 AM PDT by The Scourge of Yazid ("Why don't we just ask Gerard? Gerard knows everything.")
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To: ErnBatavia

Um...I guess I'll be the first to say it..I like O'Reilly, he does the best opinion news show there is. (The proof is in his ratings) If you don't like his interviewing style or politics don't watch. I don't agree with a lot of what he says, but just because he's not a talking head for the Republicans doesn't mean you can't watch him. Also I believe your email was much too long to broadcast complete.

keep it pithy


41 posted on 05/26/2004 2:59:38 AM PDT by dont hurt me
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To: dont hurt me
If you don't like his interviewing style . . . don't watch.

I don't like his interviewing style and I haven't watched him in over a year. I don't care what his politics are.

I don't know or care what the politics of Brian Lamb, Don Imus or Charlie Rose are, either, but they have a great interviewing style.

42 posted on 05/26/2004 3:23:26 AM PDT by leadpenny
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To: oceanview; ErnBatavia

I gave up on him a couple of years ago when he said that any income tax rate over 50% was unfair. 50%???

That's so wrong on several levels-- I was just speechless at that statement.


43 posted on 05/26/2004 3:28:17 AM PDT by ovrtaxt (Stop the war. ********** NUKE EM NOW !)
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To: dont hurt me

Bill? Is that you?


44 posted on 05/26/2004 3:29:08 AM PDT by ovrtaxt (Stop the war. ********** NUKE EM NOW !)
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To: rface

The best! lol


45 posted on 05/26/2004 3:36:11 AM PDT by leadpenny
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To: lowbridge
Complaint Generator

My complaint about Pres. George W Bush

To respond to all of Pres. George W Bush's opinions would take up too much room and time. I would like to address the most discourteous ones, though.

Wait! Before you dismiss me as sexist, hear me out. Is it just me, or do other people also think that his recourse to obstructionism as a tactical modality for waging low-intensity warfare has been successful?

I ask, because Pres. Bush maliciously defames and damagingly misrepresents everyone and everything around him. There's a word for that: libel.

The first response to this from his cult followers is perhaps that every word that leaves his mouth is teeming with useful information. Wrong.

Just glance at the facts: He has been known to say that mediocrity and normalcy are ideal virtues. That notion is so brassbound, I hardly know where to begin refuting it.

Pres. Bush talks a lot about phallocentrism and how wonderful it is. However, he's never actually defined what it means. How can he argue for something he's never defined? This is not a question that we should run away from. Rather, it is something that needs to be addressed quickly and directly, because he pompously claims that he is always being misrepresented and/or persecuted. That sort of nonsense impresses many people, unfortunately.

This in mind, I would like to test the assumptions that underlie his sermons. Pres. Bush's manuscripts are based on a technique I'm sure you've heard of. It's called "lying".

Let me end by appealing to our collective sense of humanity: Pres. George W Bush's lapdogs lie about their allegations, and then, when we're all convinced that no harm will be done, they conspire with evil.

Disclaimer: The above computer generated complaint does not neccessarily reflect my opinions of President Bush, only to serve as an example of the random complaint generator posted by lowbridge.

46 posted on 05/26/2004 3:46:36 AM PDT by ActionNewsBill ("In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act")
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To: AmishDude
I agree. The word "hell" didn't help. I doubt he reviews his huge amount of e-mail. That is the role of the staff.

O'Reilly is not perfect. Yes, he should have asked Kerrey tougher questions. However, he is the only one of the major reporters going after demented judges, crooked lawyers such as Feldman, those who abuse children, and tackled other issues that others dare not.

Often he is interesting. Unlike many other media people, he is no coward.

47 posted on 05/26/2004 3:48:47 AM PDT by Dante3
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To: ovrtaxt

lol....yes it is and because you guess i'm sending you a signed copy of my book.


48 posted on 05/26/2004 4:04:58 AM PDT by dont hurt me
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To: mass55th
I can't watch him either. He is just too full of himself.
He is kinda like a clock that has stopped. He is right twice a day.
49 posted on 05/26/2004 4:19:04 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Never forget 9/11. Lets Not Forget our Brave Military for keeping us FREE and say Thank You Everyday)
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To: ErnBatavia
O'Reilly is a waste of time. He is a social liberal and pretends to be a fiscal conservative. He'2 your garden variety LIBERALtarian - loves homos and drugs and see himself as holier than thou.

Are you surprised that he edited your e-mail to death? He'll edit it in any manner that makes himself look good so his comeback looks superior than your commentary.
50 posted on 05/26/2004 5:38:04 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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