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O'Reilly Won't Back Down After Blasting S.F.
KCBS 5 San Francisco ^ | November 11, 2005

Posted on 11/11/2005 11:15:23 PM PST by Political Junkie Too

Conservative Broadcaster Bill O’Reilly is making no apologies for his inflammatory comments about San Francisco.

"I'm from New York,” O’Reilly said on the radio Friday. “There are dozens of people in my neighborhood, on Long Island, who are dead because of 9/11, and you people are telling me you're not going to allow military recruiting out there. Hey, it's serious, and I think you guys need a wake-up call."

O’Reilly is upset about the city’s proposition discouraging public schools from allowing military recruiters on campus. On his national radio show Tuesday, he said San Francisco should not get a nickel of federal funds.

"And if al Qaeda comes in here and blows you up, we're not going to do anything about it,” he said. “We're going to say, 'look every other place in America is off limits to you, except San Francisco. You want to blow up the Coit Tower, go ahead.'"

On Friday, San Francisco Supervisor Chris Daly told CBS 5 that he is taking action against O’Reilly by introducing a resolution demanding that Fox News executives fire the conservative host.

"I was outraged," Daly said. “To green light terrorist attacks and violence shows a lot of hate, not a lot of humanity. It's un-American."

Daly says that San Francisco firefighters are livid over O’Reilly’s remarks because Coit Tower was built as a monument to their profession.

"To choose that target, given the context of bravery of New firefighters on Sept. 11th, is doubly harsh message from Bill O’Reilly,” Daly said.

Mayor Gavin Newsom says the proposition does not mean that people in San Francisco are Anti-military. He says that people just have concerns about what he calls predatory recruiting.


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KPIX 5 in San Francisco just ran this story as their 11:00PM lead .

Coit Tower, a tribute to SF firefighters from the 1906 earthquake, is supposedly in the shape of a fire hose nozzle.

-PJ

1 posted on 11/11/2005 11:15:25 PM PST by Political Junkie Too
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To: Admin Moderator
Sorry. I messed up the title. It should be: O'Reilly Won't Back Down After Blasting S.F.

Can you fix?

-PJ

2 posted on 11/11/2005 11:17:49 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (It's still not safe to vote Democrat.)
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To: Political Junkie Too

Hey Supervisor Daly...if al Qaeda does come to SF is it OK for them to take dumps in the middle of Market Street?


3 posted on 11/11/2005 11:20:05 PM PST by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: Political Junkie Too

I think it would be sweet if the SECDEF up and closed every military recruiting station and installation in the greater San Francisco area immediately, and say he's doing so in light of their resolution. Pelosi would come out screaching...


4 posted on 11/11/2005 11:22:54 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (I'm going to quit procrastinating - starting tomorrow.)
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To: Political Junkie Too

I can't tell you how much I hate O'Reilly. I hope he gets fired, Hannity takes over his hour and they put in someone like Ann Coulter up against Colmes. Coulter and Colmes, I love it. :)


5 posted on 11/11/2005 11:23:19 PM PST by Stuart Scott
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To: Political Junkie Too
Conservative Broadcaster Bill O’Reilly
BR>
WHAT?!?! O'Reilly admitted on air last year that he's a DEMOCRAT!

Where'd the author get the idea that he's "Conservative"??
6 posted on 11/11/2005 11:23:44 PM PST by Smarti Pants (~This American Patriot will never forget !!!~)
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To: Political Junkie Too

Bwaaaahaaaahaaaa! Good luck with that firing O'Reilly attempt Mr. Daly. It has about as much chance of succeeding as Frisco's gun ban has of curbing thug violence. But I am sure you will feel better for trying. Bwaaaahaaaaahaaaaa.


7 posted on 11/11/2005 11:25:31 PM PST by commonasdirt (Reading DU so you won't hafta)
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To: Keith in Iowa
Especially after they take everyone's handguns away on April 1.

-PJ

9 posted on 11/11/2005 11:27:57 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (It's still not safe to vote Democrat.)
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To: Smarti Pants
Where'd the author get the idea that he's "Conservative"??

Compared to most Lame Stream Media types, BO'R is conservative.

10 posted on 11/11/2005 11:29:53 PM PST by magslinger (At the end of the day the only truly educated people are autodidacts.)
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To: Admin Moderator
Man!!! I really screwed this up. The source is KPIX, not KCBS.

I have to slow down when I post late at night.

-PJ

11 posted on 11/11/2005 11:30:14 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (It's still not safe to vote Democrat.)
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To: Political Junkie Too
Is it sweeps weak?

Like the old saying goes:

I don't care what they say, as long as they spell my name right.

12 posted on 11/11/2005 11:32:33 PM PST by Michael.SF. ('That was the gift the president gave us, the gift of happiness, of being together,' Cindy Sheehan")
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To: magslinger
Have to admit - he kept us all wondering there for a long time ... "is he, or isn't he"? Until he admitted it finally.

But yeah, you're right - to MSM, he is conservative I guess.
13 posted on 11/11/2005 11:37:55 PM PST by Smarti Pants (~This American Patriot will never forget !!!~)
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To: Stuart Scott

Simpler solution: Fire Colmes and O'Reilly. Let Coulter
do the factor and Hannity operate by his lonesome.


14 posted on 11/11/2005 11:38:17 PM PST by RWCon
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To: Smarti Pants

I believe that Bill O'Reilly is pro-life. He's also said that since hurricane Katrina, he's changed his mind on the second amendment - he's pro-gun. He also has integrity which liberals mistake for conservatism (c;


15 posted on 11/11/2005 11:38:59 PM PST by Nephi (Conservatives did what moderates/Bushbots wouldn't - we rescued Bush's judicial legacy for him.)
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To: William Creel
"Mayor Gavin Newsom says the proposition does not mean that people in San Francisco are Anti-military. He says that people just have concerns about what he calls predatory recruiting."

God I am sick of hearing this lie. I was a recruiter for 4 years and I would hardly call us predatory. We call kids and try to sell them an interview. At the interview we try to see if they would fit in the military (pre-qualify) and see if the military has a program that would benefit them. Then "they" decide if it something they are interested in. Usually we also talk to mom and dad about it(something schools don't often do). We have an all volunteer military. NO ONE has to talk to a recruiter if they don't want to. I'll bet if I went to the school and tried to educate (read recruit) the kids on being gay or lesbian the city and school board would be all for it.
16 posted on 11/11/2005 11:39:38 PM PST by MPJackal ("If you are not with us, you are against us.")
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To: Political Junkie Too

LOL, SF does know un-american!


17 posted on 11/11/2005 11:40:11 PM PST by roses of sharon
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To: Michael.SF.

I don't know about you in SF there but I have to say I like what B.O.R. said. What say you?

I think SF is totally stupid to take recruiters away. They are harmless -- sitting at their little tables. Good grief. Next SF will build a frog tunnel.


18 posted on 11/11/2005 11:40:38 PM PST by Kay
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To: ncountylee

Why not...most everyone else does!


19 posted on 11/11/2005 11:42:12 PM PST by dersepp (I Am A Militia Of One)
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To: Stuart Scott
I can't tell you how much I hate O'Reilly. I hope he gets fired, Hannity takes over his hour and they put in someone like Ann Coulter up against Colmes. Coulter and Colmes, I love it. :)

I'd prefer Alan Keyes matched up with Colmes. Colmes would be responding to points Keyes would make as he just catches up two days later.

20 posted on 11/11/2005 11:42:13 PM PST by highlander_UW (I don't know what my future holds, but I know Who holds my future)
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To: Political Junkie Too
The decision to be openly derisive of the US Military is disgusting, but so is O'Reilly's statement.
21 posted on 11/11/2005 11:42:49 PM PST by wickedpinto (The road map to peace is a straight line down an Israeli rifle.)
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To: Political Junkie Too

The funniest thing about O'Reilly is the fact that the left actually believe that if they can take him out of the media, they'll win in the political arena.

BWAAAHAHAHAAA!!!


22 posted on 11/11/2005 11:45:38 PM PST by RandallFlagg (Roll your own cigarettes! You'll save $$$ and smoke less!(Magnetic bumper stickers-click my name)
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To: highlander_UW

You are cruel. Putting Colmes up against Alan Keyes is like sending someone with a whiffle bat to a gunfight.


23 posted on 11/11/2005 11:45:42 PM PST by magslinger (At the end of the day the only truly educated people are autodidacts.)
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To: Kay
I don't know about you in SF there but I have to say I like what B.O.R. said. What say you?

Actually I have lived most of my life in Southern California, but now live here in the bay area. Only an 'outsider' can really appreciate the true elitist snobism of true San Franciscans. I thought it was funny, especially the write up in the comical.

Just ignoring, for the moment, how bad the politics arein SF, what is really hilarious is the built in inferiority complex of most of "THE CITY's" residents.

I love the bay area, the wine country and all that, but San Francisco?

It is an 'ugly' city set in a fabulous location.

24 posted on 11/11/2005 11:47:17 PM PST by Michael.SF. ('That was the gift the president gave us, the gift of happiness, of being together,' Cindy Sheehan")
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To: Smarti Pants
O'Reilly admitted on air last year that he's a DEMOCRAT!

Maybe he was angling for Dan Rather's job. ;-)

-PJ

25 posted on 11/11/2005 11:47:18 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (It's still not safe to vote Democrat.)
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To: magslinger
You are cruel. Putting Colmes up against Alan Keyes is like sending someone with a whiffle bat to a gunfight.

Hey! It's not my fault that when it comes to ideas Liberals come to a gun fight armed with a very dull club.

26 posted on 11/11/2005 11:47:27 PM PST by highlander_UW (I don't know what my future holds, but I know Who holds my future)
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To: wickedpinto
The decision to be openly derisive of the US Military is disgusting, but so is O'Reilly's statement.

He was probably lumping this story in with the ban on handguns to say that SF doesn't want any kind of defense or involvement with weapons, people who use weapons, and people who teach the use of weapons. This city also drove the Navy fleet out of town but still pretends to have Fleet Week each year.

-PJ

27 posted on 11/11/2005 11:51:05 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (It's still not safe to vote Democrat.)
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To: highlander_UW

Putting almost any conservative against almost any liberal is an unfair match, but Keyes would be overdoing it. Not that I wouldn't watch Keyes & Colmes, mind. But it is still mean.


28 posted on 11/12/2005 12:00:54 AM PST by magslinger (At the end of the day the only truly educated people are autodidacts.)
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To: Political Junkie Too

"I was outraged," Daly said. “To green light terrorist attacks and violence shows a lot of hate, not a lot of humanity. It's un-American."

And I'm outraged over morons like Chris Daly and his commie cohorts. What exactly does he think is going to happen after they disarm the citizens and kick out the military? Of course, SF is known as Bagdad by the Bay, although Potemkin Village may be a more appropriate term for now.

These liberal-commies are so blind and dense it is amazing. They have obviously never studied history, but I guess having a "feeeeeeeeeeeling" is more important than facts.

Recalling growing up in SF, it used to be a great town, very pro-military. We had the Presidio, Fleet Week, and even a monument out at Pt. Lobos to the USS San Francisco, a WWII battleship.

And if you want to call it Frisco, that's OK with me - reminds me of the good 'ol days.


29 posted on 11/12/2005 12:03:03 AM PST by Left2Right ("Democracy isn't perfect, but other governments are so much worse")
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To: Political Junkie Too
I think that what he was doing is making a point that SF, and the obsessively hate america society in which the citizens of SF live, want to SEPERATE themselves from not only Washington, and from the US, and from California.

I think he was saying "you don't want to be a part of America? you aren't" But, O'Reilly is a buffoon, an entertaining one, but still a buffoon. Yet frankly, I would listen to a passionate and honest idiot, than a dissembling genius unwilling to admit a moments ignorance.
30 posted on 11/12/2005 12:18:33 AM PST by wickedpinto (The road map to peace is a straight line down an Israeli rifle.)
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To: Left2Right
We had the Presidio, Fleet Week, and even a monument out at Pt. Lobos to the USS San Francisco, a WWII battleship.

Do you want to see a monument to a WWII battleship in San Francisco today? go to maps.google.com and search on "Benicia, Ca". Click on the satellite button and drag the "mothball fleet" that's just right of center to the center and zoom in as close as possible. That's where the USS Iowa is resting.

-PJ

31 posted on 11/12/2005 12:26:12 AM PST by Political Junkie Too (It's still not safe to vote Democrat.)
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To: William Creel
They keep saying it's coming sometime in the next 30 years. I've been here for 20, so it should be fairly soon.

-PJ

33 posted on 11/12/2005 12:32:12 AM PST by Political Junkie Too (It's still not safe to vote Democrat.)
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To: Political Junkie Too

Won't this be a anti-free speech resolution? From a San Fran politician? I'm shocked!


34 posted on 11/12/2005 12:33:55 AM PST by newzjunkey (CA: Now is not the time to give up! JoinArnold2006.com TomMcClintock.net)
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To: Political Junkie Too
It's un-American." ....so is denying recruiting on campus you POS!
35 posted on 11/12/2005 12:42:19 AM PST by SweetCaroline (PARENTS & GRANDPARENTS IN CA JUST ABORTED THEIR FAMILY!!!)
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To: Political Junkie Too
Modern Military Ruins of San Francisco. Before and After Slideshow.

Maybe this is where CBS' forged memo came from.


-PJ

36 posted on 11/12/2005 12:54:11 AM PST by Political Junkie Too (It's still not safe to vote Democrat.)
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To: Political Junkie Too

My tagline says it all.


37 posted on 11/12/2005 1:02:19 AM PST by airborne (Al-Queda can recruit on college campuses but the US military can't!)
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To: Political Junkie Too; airborne

LOL!! Good ones.


38 posted on 11/12/2005 1:03:46 AM PST by Kay
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To: newzjunkey

Yes. Send B.O.R. an email. Add ammunition against SF city -- they are trying to censor B.O.R.!


39 posted on 11/12/2005 1:05:37 AM PST by Kay
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To: Political Junkie Too

The title is now corrected. Please only use the original published title to avoid duplicates. Thanks.


40 posted on 11/12/2005 1:16:24 AM PST by Sidebar Moderator
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To: magslinger
Putting almost any conservative against almost any liberal is an unfair match, but Keyes would be overdoing it. Not that I wouldn't watch Keyes & Colmes, mind. But it is still mean.

LOL...ok, maybe you caught me being mean spirited for wishing Keyes onto Colmes. But I enjoy seeing a through and well presented thought...and few can satisfy as well as Keyes.

41 posted on 11/12/2005 1:31:43 AM PST by highlander_UW (I don't know what my future holds, but I know Who holds my future)
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To: Keith in Iowa

I'm with you. SF is nothing but a center for socialist thinking. They want all the "freebies" all the while they are bashing the government daddy that gives them away. I say, take away government protection.


42 posted on 11/12/2005 1:41:12 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: Smarti Pants
O'Reilly admitted on air last year that he's a DEMOCRAT!

Where'd the author get the idea that he's "Conservative"??


Democrat = Conservative in San Fran.
43 posted on 11/12/2005 2:02:43 AM PST by milemark (Proud to be an infidel.)
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To: Political Junkie Too

"I was outraged," Daly said. “To green light terrorist attacks and violence shows a lot of hate, not a lot of humanity. It's un-American."



He greenlighted no attack on America, the message meant the opposite... sheesh.

Democrats cannot stand challenging thoughts or rhetorical questions putting them on the spot. Screw these inbred.


44 posted on 11/12/2005 2:13:23 AM PST by JudgemAll (Condemn me, make me naked and kill me, or be silent for ever on my gun ownership and law enforcement)
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To: Political Junkie Too

Hey, I'll boycott San Francisco. (Boycotting San Diego, however, would be a lot tougher.)


45 posted on 11/12/2005 2:32:01 AM PST by JoeGar
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To: Political Junkie Too
Wow, I was never much of an O'Reilly fan, guess I'll have to start watching his show.

Excellent comments by him, I pray he never retracts them and in fact hits harder.

46 posted on 11/12/2005 2:35:45 AM PST by Dustbunny (Main Stream Media -- Making 'Max Headroom' a reality.)
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To: MPJackal

All it takes is one "predatory recruiter" and the rest of you are tarred and feathered.


47 posted on 11/12/2005 2:57:24 AM PST by NRA1995 (When liberals speak I hear the Vonage music playing.....woo-hoo, woo-hoo-hoo....)
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To: Nephi

yes!


48 posted on 11/12/2005 3:02:40 AM PST by c-girl
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To: William Creel

Gavin, where's the resolution against PREDATORY government?


49 posted on 11/12/2005 3:03:37 AM PST by RadioCirca1970
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To: William Creel

Gavin "any twosome" Newsom


50 posted on 11/12/2005 3:03:43 AM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, DemocRATs believe every day is April 15th. - Reagan)
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