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What's hate got to do with it? (O'Reilly: "I spend [big] money protecting myself against evil.")
Newsday ^ | Oct 18 05 | VERNE GAY

Posted on 10/18/2005 2:09:30 PM PDT by churchillbuff

...Gauging the animus against O'Reilly has always been a rough art, but by his own estimation "it's gotten worse. Now it's so bad that I spend an enormous amount of money protecting myself against evil."...

the embattled life of O'Reilly has become an increasingly strange and scary one.

As O'Reilly puts it, here are the facts: There are death threats. He has to hire bodyguards. He can't check into hotels with his family. People on the street with cell phones are stealth paparazzi, capable of snagging a picture one minute, then posting it on the Web the next. He adds that during the past year he's had to "even get more stuff to make it more difficult for people to get through the wire. Who wants to live like that?"

And as a direct consequence of the lawsuit - which was settled for undisclosed terms and which both parties agreed to never speak of publicly - O'Reilly must have a third person present whenever he conducts a rare interview like this one, or talks to someone on the phone. (Dave Tabacoff, executive producer of "The O'Reilly Factor" is the minder on this early fall day.) "Anyone can accuse me of anything and [then] it's on a Web site." So little wonder that when Bill O'Reilly is asked about his future after his current contract ends a little more than two years from now, he blurts out one word even as the question is asked: "Retirement."

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: billoreilly; leprechaun; oreilly; oreillyfactor; radiofactor; thefactor
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To: Dan Evans

By his standards maybe we should sacrifice an LA cop or two to prison every year. Maybe the police in Benton Harbor Michigan shold stop trying to arrest minorities. If we do those things just maybe the locals won't riot....at least not till they find a different reason.

It's like saying we should negotiate with terrorists.


21 posted on 10/18/2005 2:34:50 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
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To: AlexandriaDuke

But, on the bright side, if any state in the union legalizes live public sex acts, you can be sure Bill will be on top of the story.


22 posted on 10/18/2005 2:35:14 PM PDT by Dan Evans
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To: JamesP81

It is my understanding that his measures weren't THAT draconian --- i.e., wife in hotel room.

I believe it was always had two or more male witnesses present when anywhere near a woman not a member of his family.

But maybe it depended on the time and place.

And to expound a bit --- it was well known that certain groups were hoping to falsely accuse Graham and had actually set out to do things.

Something like a woman claiming an attack on an elevator --- proved false by a security camera tape --- being the trigger for the precautions.


23 posted on 10/18/2005 2:36:42 PM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Many at FR would respond to Christ "Darn right, I'll cast the first stone!")
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To: churchillbuff

Next on FOx-The Paranoia Factor.


24 posted on 10/18/2005 2:43:57 PM PDT by WestVirginiaRebel (The Democratic Party-Jackass symbol, jackass leaders, jackass supporters.)
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To: churchillbuff

scumbag gotcha sites like Huffington are all about the "ugly shot". Funny thing, this frame by fram parsing until you find an unflattering shot of a public figure cuts both ways. But it's so cheap maybe we should let it remain the exclusive province of lowlife liberalistas.


25 posted on 10/18/2005 2:45:53 PM PDT by kinghorse
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To: WestVirginiaRebel
Oh really. Then how do you explain such unflattering photos gracing the pages of the new scum site Huffington. To wit:

26 posted on 10/18/2005 2:47:15 PM PDT by kinghorse
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To: churchillbuff; nutmeg
I don't always agree with Bill, but I like him and his TV/Radio shows. However, he sounds a bit paranoid for a 6' 4" guy. Get a carry/conceal permit and a couple German Shepherds for the house: problem solved.

He could probably use the unconditional loyalty and obedience of a dog now and then. :)

27 posted on 10/18/2005 2:49:38 PM PDT by DTogo (I haven't left the GOP, the GOP left me.)
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To: fizziwig

This phony gasbag will NEVER run out of gas. His retirement can't come soon enough. But I really hope nobody hurts him because that would result in more idiots paying attention to him.


28 posted on 10/18/2005 2:54:34 PM PDT by Emmett McCarthy
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To: cripplecreek

"His blaming the neonazis for the rioting in Toledo was way over the top."

Yep, then he promptly has a Black Panther on his program. According to Bill, the first amendment can be shot down with violence and looting. He seemed OK with the notion that it's OK to race-hate whitey on the national mall but it's not cool to piss off black folks in some neighborhood in Toledo.


29 posted on 10/18/2005 2:54:39 PM PDT by L98Fiero
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To: AlexandriaDuke

And I always liked Orielly, I must be an idiot too. He gets a little loud sometimes, but we all should. Where's all this venom come from?


30 posted on 10/18/2005 2:54:55 PM PDT by ChadsDad (If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.)
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To: churchillbuff

Have some Cheese with that Whine.


31 posted on 10/18/2005 2:57:07 PM PDT by El Gato
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To: churchillbuff
Sounds like he knows that he got caught and paying her off didn't make it go away, it only made others more interested in what he's doing. Boo-hoo, Bill O!

Wow, he really said public safety trumps the 1st amendment? Hardly a case of "fire" in a crowded theater, Bill O... this was another case of HECKLERS VETO as was attempted out here in Carlsbad, California at the illegal immigration forum held by Bill Morrow and attended by Gilcret and Tancredo.

He had some credibility a good five years ago, now he's nothing more than a blowhard egomaniacal liar. When he lied to Drudge about what turned out to be completely true, Bill O doing a syndicated radio show opposite Rush, I was done buying into the "I'm for the little guy" shtick.

32 posted on 10/18/2005 2:59:41 PM PDT by newzjunkey (CA: Stop union theft for political agendas with YES on Prop 75! Prolife? YES on Prop 73!)
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To: Dan Evans
I agree. He said, "Public safety trumps free speech". Like you can only speak your mind as long as no one else violently objects. What an idiot.

Pretty ironic when he takes a Nazi style position against some pretty pathetic Nazis.

33 posted on 10/18/2005 3:00:32 PM PDT by El Gato
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To: ChadsDad
My post at 32 might explain why Bill O has no credibility with many.
34 posted on 10/18/2005 3:03:24 PM PDT by newzjunkey (CA: Stop union theft for political agendas with YES on Prop 75! Prolife? YES on Prop 73!)
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To: churchillbuff

I can't stand his lefty attitude on the issues. But I do admire his work on Jessica's Law.


35 posted on 10/18/2005 3:28:24 PM PDT by Jessarah
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To: churchillbuff

It seems to me that this is a man fully wound up with much tension and stress in his life. The company holding his life insurance policy must be investing like crazy in anticipation of paying out, since he looks like a heart attack just about to happen.


36 posted on 10/18/2005 3:37:29 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: churchillbuff
Whether you like O'Reilly or despise him, I think it is a real shame the guy cannot live a halfway, normal life anymore because of his t.v. show. When you can't take your kids to the ice cream stand or the movies, then your life begins to really suck! What price fame? This is just a really small part of it. I wish him well and hope he can find a little peace and quiet to be able to enjoy his family.
37 posted on 10/18/2005 3:39:34 PM PDT by geezerwheezer (get up boys, we're burnin' daylight!!!)
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To: StarFan; Dutchy; Timesink; VPMWife78; Gracey; Alamo-Girl; RottiBiz; FoxGirl; Mr. Bob; xflisa; ...
ping!

Please FReepmail me if you want on or off my ‘miscellaneous’ ping list.

38 posted on 10/18/2005 9:34:20 PM PDT 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: nutmeg

Thanks for the ping!


39 posted on 10/18/2005 9:37:27 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: churchillbuff
Sometimes doing the right thing has its cost.

That having been said, I don't always necessarily agree with what O'Reilly does. But if he is truly doing what he thinks is right, then he should shut up.

40 posted on 10/18/2005 9:40:54 PM PDT by RushCrush (The Original Harriet Miers Free Zone )
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