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The Questions Bill O' Reilly Failed To Ask Michael Moore

Posted on 07/28/2004 11:06:21 AM PDT by Happy2BMe

On Tuesday, 27 July, Bill O'Reilly interviewed Michael Moore at the DNC Convention in Boston, MA.

The focus of the interview was that for every question that Bill asked Michael, Michale would in turn be allowed to ask Bill his own question.

Bill has for months been challenging Michael to come onto his O'Reilly Factor Show and debate Moore's 9/11 Film, among other hot topics.

Out of a fluke meeting on the street in front of the DNC Convention Center in Boston, MA Bill and Michael met this week and both agreed to hold the interview based on the "I ask then you ask." forum.

I was dissasppointed in Bill that with this golden opportunity at hand and with millions of people watching, he and Michael could not get off the WMD DEAD HORSE issue.

I emailed Bill and gave him the quesitons I would have asked Michael Moore if I had been the one interviewing him.

Here they are:

"Why are you demoralizing our troops who are fighting and dying in Iraq with your 9/11 film?"

The second question I would have asked is:

"Why are you befriending nations and are considered a hero in the nations that are anti-American and pro Islamic terrorist?"

And the third:

"Why has Al Qaeda approved of your film and recommending it's showing throughout all Islamic nations?"


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KEYWORDS: moore; oallbarknobite; obigbagonothing; oblahblah; oblowhard; ochoke; ojoke; opopulist; oreally; oreilly; owhichwaydawindblows
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Bill O' Reilly's email address is:

oreilly@foxnews.com

1 posted on 07/28/2004 11:06:27 AM PDT by Happy2BMe
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To: dennisw; SJackson; MeekOneGOP; B4Ranch; TrueBeliever9; Geist Krieger; JohnHuang2; Salem; Sanch; ...

Pinging on the Bill O'Reilly / Michael Moore interview at the DNC Convention on Tuesday, 27 July.


2 posted on 07/28/2004 11:07:56 AM PDT by Happy2BMe (JOHN KERRY is as much like the WORKING MAN as WHOOPIE GOLDBERG is to GEORGE W. BUSH! - Vote BUSH!)
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To: Happy2BMe

I found the entire discussion extraordinarily dull and I thought there would be fireworks.

Boring,boring,boring.


3 posted on 07/28/2004 11:10:18 AM PDT by Mears
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To: Happy2BMe

I saw the interview and was never more disappointed in O'Reilly. I could have done a better job. Moore's logic was so full of holes. Sean Hannity would have torn Moore apart.


4 posted on 07/28/2004 11:10:21 AM PDT by M. Peach (eschew obfuscation)
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To: Happy2BMe
I read the transcript on Drudge yesterday. Was not impressed. Only saw a few clips on tv last night. Was not impressed. Bill let m m get away with calling our troops "children", like they're only in kindergarten & not men and women.

Bill blew what could have been great. Email Bill and tell him how he "blew it!" I did.

5 posted on 07/28/2004 11:11:57 AM PDT by the Deejay
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To: Happy2BMe

O'Reilly failed miserably.


6 posted on 07/28/2004 11:12:06 AM PDT by South40 (Amnesty for ILLEGALS is a slap in the face to the USBP!)
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To: Happy2BMe; PhilDragoo; Liz; onyx; nicmarlo; potlatch; devolve; MEG33; Grampa Dave; Smartass; ...
ping!

7 posted on 07/28/2004 11:12:16 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (There is only one GOOD 'RAT: one that has been voted OUT of POWER !! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: Happy2BMe
Since he's probably bombarded with emails about the Moore interview here is the one I sent him.

Bill,

Don't let the liberals frame the question: "Would you sacrifice your children for Fallujah or Iraq?"

Our soldiers and marines may be our sons and daughters but they are NOT children. Our military services are all voluntary, and whether we like it or not these are young adult men and women who are able to make up their own minds.

We are not marching 10-12 year olds down to the recruiter and saying "Please take our child to Iraq to be sacrificed for "Big Oil".

The way the libs are framing the question is abominable and they should be called on it. You failed to do that with Michael Moore last night.

8 posted on 07/28/2004 11:12:45 AM PDT by ladtx ( "Remember your regiment and follow your officers." Captain Charles May, 2d Dragoons, 9 May 1846)
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To: Happy2BMe

The question is that if bush lied like moore said, then why isn't he going after clinton or kerry or any of the other congressman or senators for lying about the WMDs? I mean clinton said Iraq had WMDs too and he also lied. Does anyone else see a double stnadard, but of course Oreilly wasn't smart enough to point it out.


9 posted on 07/28/2004 11:13:52 AM PDT by hoosierboy
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To: Happy2BMe
"If you will not back down from calling The President a liar, then you must admit to me now that Bill Clinton, ALGore, John Kerry and the rest of democrats are liars as well!"

..then produce the documented quotes saying exactly what The President has said.

10 posted on 07/28/2004 11:14:02 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Happy2BMe

Very cogent questions. In fact, virtually all the questions that needed to have been asked of the slob.


11 posted on 07/28/2004 11:15:25 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Leftists don't acknowledge that Reagan won the cold war because they rooted for the other side.)
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To: ladtx

O'Reilly has alot to learn about interviewing. I find I watch his show less and less. Too bad, he had promise.


12 posted on 07/28/2004 11:15:43 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: M. Peach

I think part of the deal in getting Moore on the air was to go easy on him. He had been ducking O'Reilly.


13 posted on 07/28/2004 11:16:50 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Leftists don't acknowledge that Reagan won the cold war because they rooted for the other side.)
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To: Happy2BMe
I thought O'Reilly made a mistake by falling into Moore's trap by trying to answer his "Would you send your children to Iraq?" question.

The proper answer would have been, "My children would need to be 18 or older to sign up at a recruiting station and as such I would not be sending them anywhere. They would be volunteering to go. Just like everyone else who is in our military."

14 posted on 07/28/2004 11:17:22 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (May the wings of Liberty never lose so much as a feather.)
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To: Happy2BMe

Fox News had a GREAT interview with an Iraqi who actually was shot and fell into a mass grave, faked death and then literally crawled out latewr and survived. If Repubs could get this guy at their convention and tell his story
and re frame this whole Iraq issue... Election is in the bag...


15 posted on 07/28/2004 11:18:15 AM PDT by doghead1
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To: Happy2BMe

O'Reilly could have done so much better. I'm thinking he gave MOO a pass either to try to convince MOO to return to his show, or because they made a prior agreement to only ask pre-read and prepared questions.

O'Reilly should have known better than to softball this guy.


16 posted on 07/28/2004 11:20:17 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (<a href="http://www.michaelmoore.com" target="_blank">Hatriotism)
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To: Happy2BMe

When fat ass asked him if he would let his children die to secure Fallujah. He should have responded with...

"Our troops joined the MILITARY. They SIGNED up to join the MILITARY.What the hell do you think they're supposed to do in the military help old ladies cross the street."

But I wasn't expecting much from BOR


17 posted on 07/28/2004 11:20:17 AM PDT by Rise of South Park Republicans (The Founding Fathers wanted disagreements as long as we all agree America kicks as* - Eric Cartman)
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To: Happy2BMe
I like O'Reilly, but he blew the interview, especially on WMD. Bill admitted that the CIA was wrong and that Bush's statement was not correct, but it was not a lie.

The obvious follow up is this:

OK, we did not find stockpiles of WMD's, but we have found a few dozen which could have been capable of killing tens of thousands of people. Why did the "inspector's not find those? Also, how would we have found them if we had not gone into Iraq with our military?

Are you, Mr. Moore, willing to risk thousands of lives on inspections that did not work and on Saddam Hussein's word that he does not have WMD's? I'm not, Bush is not. But apparently John Kerry is. What say you Mr. Moore?

18 posted on 07/28/2004 11:21:01 AM PDT by Michael.SF. ('The USS Ronald Reagan IS a WMD, as far as I'm concerned' - Ron 'ballerina' Reagan (per Mike Reagan))
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To: Happy2BMe

Why are you 'exploiting' the 9/11 tragedy to make money?


19 posted on 07/28/2004 11:21:06 AM PDT by Stallone (Make love not war! ~ Lynndie England)
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To: Happy2BMe

The question he should have asked was:
Why does anybody care what two overweight bloviating loudmouth doofuses like us thing?

Could this thing possibly be a little more overblown, really people, OReilly stopped being interesting the day his rating came close to Larry King, that's when he sold out and became all about outrage and volume. Who cares what he has to say to anybody, much less an equally uninteresting michael Moore.


21 posted on 07/28/2004 11:24:31 AM PDT by discostu (Gravity is a harsh mistress)
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To: Happy2BMe
...he and Michael could not get off the WMD DEAD HORSE issue.

The Left does not get the point that WMD's or not, the US now knows for sure. That's a big question to know a certain answer to.

Was it worth a thousand US lives to invade Iraq? Only history and the people who will not be blown up by a nuclear weapon made in Iraq and placed in Boston by Al Qaeda will know for sure. Hussein had options and chose not to use them. Israel was getting close to using the "Samson Option" against the Baghdad support of the suicide bombers. This left the US with only one option. Invade Iraq to find out for sure and to remove Hussein and the funds for suicide bombers in the process. Hussein's money was a "WMD" in its own way.

22 posted on 07/28/2004 11:25:27 AM PDT by elbucko (A Feral Republican)
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To: Happy2BMe

IMo OReilly did a very poor job of interviewing MM...


24 posted on 07/28/2004 11:27:31 AM PDT by rolling_stone
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To: 1Old Pro

O'Reilly is sooooo tiresome...his endless pandering to the Libs who do watch his show so they won't go elsewhere...he must constantly push his "independence" and his harangue that, " the other side does it, too."
He says this no matter how offensive the Lib behavior being described and without the "proof" that he demands from viewers that write in with their complaints.


25 posted on 07/28/2004 11:28:57 AM PDT by krunkygirl
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To: 1Old Pro

O'Reilly is sooooo tiresome...his endless pandering to the Libs who do watch his show so they won't go elsewhere...he must constantly push his "independence" and his harangue that, " the other side does it, too."
He says this no matter how offensive the Lib behavior being described and without the "proof" that he demands from viewers that write in with their complaints.


26 posted on 07/28/2004 11:29:24 AM PDT by krunkygirl
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To: Happy2BMe
O'Reilly failed BIG TIME !

First of all...Is he bigger than the convention ? Granted the convention is boooooring, but I am sick of pundits ! Talk AFTER the event, not during.

Moore cleaned his clock. O'Reilly stammered...and he is the biggest school yard bully on t.v. He embarrassed himself imo, and I thought Moore (who I have no use for by the way )..had a better demeanor, better argument for his "cause", and was talking with conviction.

O'Reilly had upper most in mind ONLY to make a fool out of Moore..and WIN THE BIG EVENT. He is a " fake , phoney fraud " (ala/Bob Grant ! )

27 posted on 07/28/2004 11:30:58 AM PDT by Neenah
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To: Happy2BMe

name&townname&townname&town, if you wish to opine!
....Keeeeeep it pithy!


28 posted on 07/28/2004 11:30:59 AM PDT by gimme1ibertee (Liberalism=insanity)
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To: All

whoops--sorry for double post


29 posted on 07/28/2004 11:31:02 AM PDT by krunkygirl
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To: Mears; M. Peach; South40

Ditto here. I was really expecting something incendiary, and Bill was his usual namby-pamby softballer. Waste of time. And Bill kept hyping it like it was going to blow us out of the water. It didn't.


30 posted on 07/28/2004 11:31:10 AM PDT by EggsAckley (.....John Edwards: The political equivalent of breast implants.....)
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To: rolling_stone

I like O'Reilly but I think he dropped the ball last night. I suck and I could have handled Moore better than that.


31 posted on 07/28/2004 11:31:55 AM PDT by L98Fiero
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Exactly. I was rather disappointed in O'Reilly's inabiltiy to directly and firmly answer Moore's comment about sending kids over there. I was hoping he'd chew him up. It seemed as if he backed off of Moore-and I think he shouldn't have.


32 posted on 07/28/2004 11:34:50 AM PDT by gimme1ibertee (Liberalism=insanity)
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To: gimme1ibertee

inabiltiy=inability
oops!


33 posted on 07/28/2004 11:35:36 AM PDT by gimme1ibertee (Liberalism=insanity)
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To: M. Peach

Hannity would have just started yelling and talking over Moore, and nothing would have been heard except Hannity.


34 posted on 07/28/2004 11:45:00 AM PDT by stuartcr
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To: krunkygirl
whoops--sorry for double post

Suuuure you are.
Caffinated your Krunkies today?
35 posted on 07/28/2004 11:51:09 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (<a href="http://www.michaelmoore.com" target="_blank">Hatriotism)
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To: Happy2BMe

O'Really is spinning his interview with Moore on his radio program. He's actually glorifying himself much more than his usual self-promotion. Let me quote him directly:

"...Moore could not answer the questions..."

"...there are NO WMDs found at all. But Bush didn't deceive, he was mistaken..."

"...I received 20,000 e-mails so far..."

"There ARE PEOPLE ON BOTH SIDES OF THE ISSUES THAT ARE WRONG. They are irrational...stay away from them [strongly implies he is not irrational whereas Freepers and Moore-supporters are irrational]"

(In O'Really's classic annoying tone) oooooo-kay?! Okay.


36 posted on 07/28/2004 11:54:46 AM PDT by sully777 (Our descendants will be enslaved by political expediency and expenditure)
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To: Happy2BMe

O'Really is spinning his interview with Moore on his radio program. He's actually glorifying himself much more than his usual self-promotion. Let me quote him directly:

"...Moore could not answer the questions..."

"...there are NO WMDs found at all. But Bush didn't deceive, he was mistaken..."

"...I received 20,000 e-mails so far..."

"There ARE PEOPLE ON BOTH SIDES OF THE ISSUES THAT ARE WRONG. They are irrational...stay away from them [strongly implies he is not irrational whereas Freepers and Moore-supporters are irrational]"

(In O'Really's classic annoying tone) oooooo-kay?! Okay.


37 posted on 07/28/2004 11:56:08 AM PDT by sully777 (Our descendants will be enslaved by political expediency and expenditure)
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To: Happy2BMe
Here is a portion of my email to O'Reilly:

O'Reilly,

Moore is an anarchist. You laid down and rolled over for him. The only thing you didn't let him do was rub your quivering little tummy. Your so-called interview was a demonstration of what a member of the media does to get "the big one" on air. You sold out.

38 posted on 07/28/2004 11:59:21 AM PDT by Use It Or Lose It (Ta-Ray-Zuh : Your meds are showing.)
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To: Happy2BMe
I used to watch BOR every night. Now, I maybe tune in once a week, if at all! He is riding the coat tails of the Fox News Network and could never pull off a show on his own on another network. I find him neither informative nor interesting any more. He is more about promoting BOR than anything else!
39 posted on 07/28/2004 12:12:22 PM PDT by 4everontheRight (The Liberal Media - the world's vast left wing conspiracy - GW'04 - Rice'08)
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To: Happy2BMe

How 'bout "You've admitted that you don't really care if what you portray on the screen is accurate and truthful, as long as it gets your point across. And you express great disgust that 'Bush lied'. Why is all right for you to lie and yet outrageous if Bush does?"


40 posted on 07/28/2004 12:16:52 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ (I'm a Vietnam-era vet - I knew war heroes - John Kerry is no war hero))
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To: RandallFlagg

that's funny!
---but really, it wasn't me, I swear!


41 posted on 07/28/2004 3:28:47 PM PDT by krunkygirl
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To: Happy2BMe; MeekOneGOP; potlatch; devolve; Grampa Dave; Lady Jag; Boazo; Kathy in Alaska; ...

42 posted on 07/28/2004 4:15:15 PM PDT by Smartass ( BUSH & CHENEY IN 2004 - Si vis pacem, para bellum - Por el dedo de Dios se escribió.)
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To: Smartass; MeekOneGOP; Grampa Dave; Happy2BMe; devolve; onyx; potlatch; ntnychik; nopardons
Q: Michael, would you come over to the rail and look at this view--oh, I forgot, this section's a little weeeeeeeeeak. Oh, dude.

Q: [beepbeepboopboopdeepdoopmeep] Hello, Dead Animal Removal?


43 posted on 07/28/2004 6:22:54 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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To: PhilDragoo; MeekOneGOP; Smartass; devolve
hehe . . "Michael Moore - dead animal removal"

Hope there is another meat wagon waiting for LAME CONSERVATIVE WANNA-BE BLOWHARDS such as Bill O'Reilly. What a waste. You'd think he was interviewing for CNN the way he's pandering and sucking up to these liberal slugs at the DNC this week.

44 posted on 07/28/2004 7:51:37 PM PDT by Happy2BMe (JOHN KERRY is as much like the WORKING MAN as WHOOPIE GOLDBERG is to GEORGE W. BUSH! - Vote BUSH!)
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To: PhilDragoo

Oh Phil, there's that blob again. I'm not going to utter another word on Michael Moore after getting flamed last night about his talk with Bill O'Reilly!!


45 posted on 07/28/2004 9:25:48 PM PDT by potlatch (Sometimes I think I understand everything, then I regain consciousness.)
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To: MeekOneGOP

Lol, Meek, are you trying to get me in trouble again? I think I'll lay off Moore for awhile!!


46 posted on 07/28/2004 9:56:01 PM PDT by potlatch (Sometimes I think I understand everything, then I regain consciousness.)
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To: Happy2BMe

Right On,Happy2BMe! And O'rielly you SUCK!


47 posted on 07/28/2004 10:25:25 PM PDT by Boazo (LOSE THE TAG LINE)
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To: Neenah

You are dead on right!


48 posted on 07/28/2004 10:41:08 PM PDT by Boazo (LOSE THE TAG LINE)
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To: Happy2BMe
"Why are you demoralizing our troops who are fighting and dying in Iraq with your 9/11 film?"

Moore has said it is "patriotism" to not want the troops to "fight to support a lie". He also constantly makes up stories of GI's who he says told him they once despised him and now love him. Of course no names are EVER mentioned. You can't get this guy easily. Because, like most Liberal Liars, they have an answer to fit any question, and no amount of falsity required will deter them.

49 posted on 07/28/2004 11:09:08 PM PDT by montag813 ("A nation can survive fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.")
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To: potlatch
Trouble ? What happened ??

50 posted on 07/29/2004 2:12:55 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (There is only one GOOD 'RAT: one that has been voted OUT of POWER !! Straight ticket GOP!)
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