Skip to comments.What's hate got to do with it? (O'Reilly: "I spend [big] money protecting myself against evil.")
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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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.
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.
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.
Next on FOx-The Paranoia Factor.
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.
He could probably use the unconditional loyalty and obedience of a dog now and then. :)
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.
"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.
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?
Have some Cheese with that Whine.
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.
Pretty ironic when he takes a Nazi style position against some pretty pathetic Nazis.
I can't stand his lefty attitude on the issues. But I do admire his work on Jessica's Law.
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.
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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.
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