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O'Reilly Admits He Was Wrong
Mediabistro.com ^ | 1/27/2005

Posted on 01/28/2005 6:48:29 AM PST by Jay777

Bill O'Reilly named himself "The Most Ridiculous Item of the Day" on last night's Factor.

"FOX News host Bill O'Reilly denied calling Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) a 'nut' and promised to play a clip on the air to verify his denial. In fact, he did indeed call Boxer a 'nut' on his January 19 radio program," Media Matters explained.

On the Jan. 25th Factor, St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist challenged O'Reilly's use of the words "idiot" and "nut" to describe people:

BROWN: You did it last week. You did it last week on -- with Barbara Boxer. You called her a "nut." You called the voters who voted for her "loony." Is that not true?

O'REILLY: That's not true. I mean, what I do is I say, "there are loony left-wing people" or "this is nuts," but I never say "She's a nut" or "This person is a loon."

Brown was right. On Jan. 19th, O'Reilly said the following about Boxer on his radio show: "this is a nut. All right? This is a nut we got in the Senate."

"Now I denied doing that, and I didn't on television. But on the radio -- uh oh -- I forgot that I indeed did apply that word to Senator Boxer, while analyzing her strategy, or lack thereof, to fight terrorism. So Brown was right and I was wrong," O'Reilly said.

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KEYWORDS: boxer; loons; moonbats; nut; nuts
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1 posted on 01/28/2005 6:48:29 AM PST by Jay777
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He should have added that, "However, I wasn't wrong about her being a nut!"


2 posted on 01/28/2005 6:49:00 AM PST by Jay777 (Gen. Tommy Franks for President in 08)
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To: Jay777

No stupid pictures!


3 posted on 01/28/2005 6:50:06 AM PST by LauraleeBraswell ( I'm voting Newt Gingrich in 08 ! ! !)
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To: Jay777

Sometimes the truth slips out.


4 posted on 01/28/2005 6:50:20 AM PST by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR)
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To: Jay777
She's still a NUT!......
5 posted on 01/28/2005 6:50:34 AM PST by Red Badger (I'm not an amateur, I'm a PRO-crastinator........)
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To: Jay777
She is not a nut - she is a marxist, socialist, limousine liberal...
6 posted on 01/28/2005 6:50:38 AM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - They want to die for Islam, and we want to kill them.)
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To: Jay777

No matter what O'Reilly says Barbara Boxer is, of course, a NUT, an EXTREME NUT, a total NUTCASE, a FRUITCAKE, and so forth.


7 posted on 01/28/2005 6:51:24 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: Jay777

His use of that terminolgy was perfectly appropriate and accurate - but considering the fact that she is a liberal Democrat the adjectives are a redundancy.


8 posted on 01/28/2005 6:51:45 AM PST by ZULU (Fear the government which fears your guns. God, guts, and guns made America great.)
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To: 2banana
And they are all nuts!

This is an additive thing.

9 posted on 01/28/2005 6:52:38 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: Jay777

She is a nut, and so are here supporters.


10 posted on 01/28/2005 6:53:15 AM PST by Sprite518
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To: Jay777

Notice he didn't stand by what he said, he just admitted he had said it, sounded like a sheepish pseudo apology to me.
BOR is wishy washy, and disingenuious. He is much like, but slightly to the right of another Bill... Clinton.


11 posted on 01/28/2005 6:54:06 AM PST by brownsfan (Post No Bills)
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To: Jay777

Didn't he admit that what he didn't do, would have been wrong, had he done it, which he actually was caught doing, but still, his opinion, though it was inappropriate, is still valid?

Sounds like "no spin" to me.


12 posted on 01/28/2005 6:54:49 AM PST by anonymous_user (Not everything's a conspiracy.)
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To: Jay777

O'Reilly annoys me at times but you have to admire that the guy had the class and courage to get up on national TV and admit that he'd dropped the ball.


13 posted on 01/28/2005 6:55:02 AM PST by An Old Marine (Freedom isn't Free)
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To: brownsfan

He also should have added that Sylvester Brown is a worthless race baiter.


14 posted on 01/28/2005 6:55:11 AM PST by Repealthe17thAmendment
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To: Jay777
That's falafel

15 posted on 01/28/2005 6:55:43 AM PST by evets (God bless president George W. Bush)
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To: brownsfan
Notice he didn't stand by what he said, he just admitted he had said it, sounded like a sheepish pseudo apology to me. BOR is wishy washy, and disingenuious. He is much like, but slightly to the right of another Bill... Clinton.

I think you just took the lead for tonight's segment of the Most Ridiculous Item of the Day.

This comment is absolutely laughable.

16 posted on 01/28/2005 6:56:12 AM PST by Coop (In memory of a true hero - Pat Tillman)
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To: Jay777
How many folks go on and say "I was wrong. I did, in fact, do (something) though I said I hadn't." Certainly not Dan Rather, or Kewpie Couric, or anyone at CNN, or MSNBC....

He gets points here. He admitted being in error (though the statement itself is accurate) and publicly corrected himself.

17 posted on 01/28/2005 6:57:32 AM PST by theDentist (Jerry Springer: PBS for White Trash)
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To: Jay777

In my view ... Boxer is not a nut. I believe her to be a cold and calculating marxist elitist who is doing her part to end our republic and replace it with a communist / socialist regime that is headed by her and those like her.


18 posted on 01/28/2005 6:57:33 AM PST by clamper1797 (VA-93 --- CVA-41 Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club 72-73)
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To: LauraleeBraswell

:) Sorry about all the pics, I was just having fun! It is good to see a conservative at 18! I have three younger sisters and two are democrats! One was brainwashed by her trial lawyer husband, one I respect her position because she made her own mind up(even though I'm workin on her), and my youngest sister didn't vote and still doesn't care...she just turned 21. I like your about page. I'm turning 28 in February, and I didn't vote until this year. I held onto some liberal views for a while when I was young. I was very naive and stubborn in my hippy hopes for world peace.


19 posted on 01/28/2005 6:59:16 AM PST by Jay777 (Gen. Tommy Franks for President in 08)
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To: Sprite518

She is a nut, and so are here supporters.



All the best nuts come from California, everyone knows that.


20 posted on 01/28/2005 7:00:44 AM PST by Sterco
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To: Jay777

She's not a nut, she's a jackass(no disrespect to jackasses LOL) And unless we can figure out a way of getting rid of her, we're going to have to put up with her moronic views for six more years!!!


21 posted on 01/28/2005 7:01:18 AM PST by kellynla (U.S.M.C. 1st Battalion,5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Div. Viet Nam 69&70 Semper Fi)
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To: Jay777

and btw NO PICTURES, PLEASE!!!


22 posted on 01/28/2005 7:02:16 AM PST by kellynla (U.S.M.C. 1st Battalion,5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Div. Viet Nam 69&70 Semper Fi)
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To: theDentist

How many folks go on and say "I was wrong. I did, in fact, do (something) though I said I hadn't." Certainly not Dan Rather, or Kewpie Couric, or anyone at CNN, or MSNBC....

He definitely does need some respect for that! He did exactly what Dan Rather should do but is too coward. For that...he does deserve some props.


23 posted on 01/28/2005 7:04:55 AM PST by Jay777 (Gen. Tommy Franks for President in 08)
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To: evets
The shirt is contradictory in terms. One who professes Christ Jesus as their Lord and Savior should never promote hate of any kind.
Yes, we disagree but to hate goes against the teachings of Christ. :)
Have a great day!
24 posted on 01/28/2005 7:05:30 AM PST by Paige ("Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism." --George Washington)
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To: Coop

I've often remarked on the similarities myself: both are libs who make conservative noises to pretend to be what they are not. Both love to be the center of attention. Each one thinks he's the smartest person in any room. Oh, yeah, and they're both degenerate pervs.


25 posted on 01/28/2005 7:06:46 AM PST by Luddite Patent Counsel
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To: Jay777

I'd respect BO more if he'd have said something a bit more appropriate...maybe something like:

"Boxer is an idiot b!tch with her head up her ass".

Then again, I sometimes don't have much tact.


26 posted on 01/28/2005 7:06:52 AM PST by Don Simmons (Annoy a liberal: Work hard; Prosper; Be Happy.)
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To: An Old Marine

No different from the errata section in any newspaper or magazine. It was the proper thing to do, but not exactly a "Profile in Courage".


27 posted on 01/28/2005 7:08:34 AM PST by Luddite Patent Counsel
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To: Paige

" If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple." Luke 14:26


28 posted on 01/28/2005 7:09:27 AM PST by evets (God bless president George W. Bush)
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To: Jay777

What is there to apologize for SHE IS

Democrats call GOP names all the name


29 posted on 01/28/2005 7:10:31 AM PST by uncbob
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To: Coop

"This comment is absolutely laughable."

Ok, I was too easy. He's not to the right of Clinton.


30 posted on 01/28/2005 7:11:40 AM PST by brownsfan (Post No Bills)
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To: Jay777

O'Reilly is really insulting. Nuts should be very upset.


31 posted on 01/28/2005 7:12:05 AM PST by Raycpa
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To: Jay777

Wow! Now that is news!


32 posted on 01/28/2005 7:12:41 AM PST by BJungNan (National sale tax - end all this insane tax records paperwork.)
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To: Jay777

so....the denial(memo)is fraudulant, but the label (story) is true? ;^)


33 posted on 01/28/2005 7:14:27 AM PST by DCPatriot (I don't do politically correct very well either.)
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To: kellynla

Hybrid?!!

34 posted on 01/28/2005 7:18:00 AM PST by Jay777 (Gen. Tommy Franks for President in 08)
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To: evets

I Corinthians 13 :)


35 posted on 01/28/2005 7:18:25 AM PST by Paige ("Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism." --George Washington)
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To: Jay777

My favorite O'reilly moment was when he read the letter from Jack Mehoffer


36 posted on 01/28/2005 7:19:56 AM PST by dilbert80
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To: Luddite Patent Counsel
Point taken. Its the right thing to do. Having said that though I can point to many instances lately, and we don't need to enumerate them, of the press doggedly sticking to BS that they've spouted all over the place.

At this point given the state of ethics in the media I'm ready to appaud even minimum appropriate behavior of any part of the media.

37 posted on 01/28/2005 7:22:09 AM PST by An Old Marine (Freedom isn't Free)
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To: Jay777
Boxer = left-wing anti-American who gives aid and comfort to the enemy.
38 posted on 01/28/2005 7:28:06 AM PST by YOUGOTIT
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To: 2banana
she is a marxist, socialist, limousine liberal... NUT
39 posted on 01/28/2005 7:29:28 AM PST by ssaftler (This space for rent. Inquiries to whiner@boxer.senate.gov)
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To: Jay777

Looks like Jim Trafacant's former Washington barber is getting some business.


40 posted on 01/28/2005 7:30:37 AM PST by AmishDude
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To: Jay777

a spade is a spade.....she is a crazy nut (with an agenda)


41 posted on 01/28/2005 7:32:02 AM PST by ThisLittleLightofMine
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To: Paige
Oops... did I say 'hate'? I meant 'heart'...
I Bill O'Reilly!
42 posted on 01/28/2005 7:34:20 AM PST by evets (God bless president George W. Bush)
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To: Jay777

I actually watched this guy regularly until he became a weenie and was beaten into submission by his desire to be "loved" by being "more sensitive" and PC.


43 posted on 01/28/2005 7:37:19 AM PST by Publius6961 (The most abundant things in the universe are hydrogen, ignorance and stupidity.)
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To: Jay777

O'Reilly as well as Boxer are nuts.


44 posted on 01/28/2005 7:40:07 AM PST by hgro
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To: Jay777

I thought I would read here that he apologized to the Swift Boat Vets. That's the only apology or confession of wrong I would accept from the big mouth of O'Reilly.

I watched FNC from its inception in 1996 and later thought O'Reilly was a much needed counterpoint to liberal thugs and shakedown artists such as Jesse Jackson. I applauded and greatly admired O'Reilly for his uncovering of corruption in the 9-11 charities.

But his growing success seemed to change his tact sometime after 9-11. I began to have a distaste for his growing overbearing obnoxious ego. But the Swift Boat putdowns caused me to ban him from my eyes and ears.

I could care less he says about Boxer the nut. I want to hear him retract his comments about the Swift Boat Vets.


45 posted on 01/28/2005 7:48:01 AM PST by Hostage
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To: clamper1797
In my view ... Boxer is not a nut. I believe her to be a cold and calculating marxist elitist who is doing her part to end our republic and replace it with a communist / socialist regime that is headed by her and those like her.

I just want to know if Babs Boxer is going to contest the Iraqi election too?

Mark

46 posted on 01/28/2005 7:52:06 AM PST by MarkL (That which does not kill me, has made the last mistake it will ever make!)
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To: MarkL
I just want to know if Babs Boxer is going to contest the Iraqi election too?

You could probably take that to the bank

47 posted on 01/28/2005 8:32:27 AM PST by clamper1797 (VA-93 --- CVA-41 Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club 72-73)
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To: Jay777

Well, Barbara Boxer IS a nut. O'Reilley called it right the first time - he just forgot he had done so.


48 posted on 01/28/2005 8:50:04 AM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: StarFan; Dutchy; Timesink; VPMWife78; cgk; Gracey; Alamo-Girl; RottiBiz; bamabaseballmom; ...
FoxFan ping!

Please FReepmail me if you want on or off my FoxFan list. *Warning: This can be a high-volume ping list at times.

49 posted on 01/28/2005 3:53:35 PM PST by nutmeg ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." - Hillary Clinton 6/28/04)
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To: Jay777

I saw the original segment and the "apology."

Frankly, it is a classic example of oh'really being distracted into irrelevant egotistical drivel at the expense of the main issue. It's "all about bill," b'gosh.


50 posted on 01/28/2005 4:02:18 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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