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Blowhard O'Reilly is certified Scrooge [Do Madison, WI residents commune with Satan?]
Wisconsin State Journal ^ | 12-19-05

Posted on 12/19/2005 6:02:32 PM PST by SJackson

In his demand for religiously-correct language this Christmas season, loudmouth Fox News commentator Bill O'Reilly blurted out one of his silliest, most uninformed opinions yet. His sham slam on the Madison media -- of which the Wisconsin State Journal is the leading force -- went like this:

"Now this is a conservative city, Richmond," O'Reilly said last week, referring to a Virginia newspaper that had criticized him. "I mean, this is not Madison, Wisconsin, where you expect those people to be communing with Satan up there in the Madison, Wisconsin media."

As a matter of fact, it's much too cold up here in Madison for the hell-fired devil. The low temperature Monday morning at the airport was minus 5.

Surely Satan would be much more comfy basking in the hot air frothing from O'Reilly's mouth.

If O'Reilly knew anything about the State Journal, much less Madison, he'd realize his folly.

It just so happens, Bill, that the State Journal every Christmas Day on its front page publishes word-for-word the story of the birth of Jesus, according to St. Luke.

How's that for some good news?

This newspaper also raises hundreds of thousands of dollars each Christmas season for our 87-year-old Empty Stockings Club. So far this year we've raised $266,000. The money will make sure more than 8,000 poor children can receive a toy on Christmas Day.

Madison's churches, synagogues and mosques fill for services. And our great city is filled with individuals and community groups of all kinds doing God's work by feeding, healing and helping the needy. We also strive to help the needy help themselves.

Living your faith is more important in Madison than bombastically proclaiming it. And respecting people who hold different religious beliefs is simple neighborliness.

The vast majority of Madisonians do wish one another "merry Christmas." Yet it's no big deal if someone says "season's greetings" or "happy holidays" or -- as President Bush and the first lady wrote on their card this year -- "best wishes for a holiday season of hope and happiness."

Madison is certainly not the front lines for O'Reilly's imaginary "war on Christmas."

The blowhard broadcaster needs to lighten up. He's becoming a certified Scrooge.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: callawaambulance; cheeseandhwhine; christmas; communingwithsatan; oreilly; thatsgonnaleaveamark; truthhurts; waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa; waaaahhhh; waronchristmas

1 posted on 12/19/2005 6:02:33 PM PST by SJackson
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Finally the always offended Madison media has a legitimate complaint.


2 posted on 12/19/2005 6:03:02 PM PST by SJackson (There's no such thing as too late, that's why they invented death. Walter Matthau)
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To: SJackson

Ahhhh yeahhhh - the Madison, WI. I know is the liberal armpit of the United States.


3 posted on 12/19/2005 6:04:22 PM PST by commonguymd (My impatience is far more advanced than any known technology.)
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To: SJackson

Did this paper endorse Kerry? How about Feingold? Maybe that Kohl too?


4 posted on 12/19/2005 6:06:14 PM PST by onyx (Merry Christmas everybody.)
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To: SJackson
Madison is certainly not the front lines for O'Reilly's imaginary "war on Christmas."

Imaginary my arse!

5 posted on 12/19/2005 6:09:00 PM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: onyx

I don't get too riled up about anything O'Reilly says - he could care less about thie "war on Christmas" - just gives him a few more viewers to plug his trinkets incessantly. Can't stomach phonies no matter what ideology they claim to follow.

PS - Was at Target today and at least 2 of their employees said "Merry Christmas"


6 posted on 12/19/2005 6:10:39 PM PST by Romanov
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To: SJackson
What is it they say about publicity? It's all good, just as long as they spell your name right.

It's no wonder O'reilly's ratings are high. These guys are helping him more than they imagine.

7 posted on 12/19/2005 6:14:28 PM PST by narby (Hillary! The Wicked Witch of the Left)
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To: SJackson
Madison is certainly not the front lines for O'Reilly's imaginary "war on Christmas."

My! Isn't it the liberal rags that are protesting so much? Must be something to it, huh?

Merry Christmas!

8 posted on 12/19/2005 6:16:24 PM PST by Bushbacker1 (Kill 'em til they're dead! Then, kill 'em again!)
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To: onyx

They backed a local Green canadate here in Madison.


9 posted on 12/19/2005 6:17:28 PM PST by Thunder90
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To: SJackson
WAAAH Wah Wahh, sniff, snort...... he hurt our feelings....WAAhhh Wah,....
10 posted on 12/19/2005 6:21:13 PM PST by msnimje (Political Correctness -- An OFFENSIVE attempt not to offend.)
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To: SJackson

This was the city where the kids couldn't ring bells for the Salvation Army because some parent got offended? I'll bet they wish each other "Merry Christmas!"


11 posted on 12/19/2005 6:27:36 PM PST by madprof98
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To: SJackson
As a matter of fact, it's much too cold up here in Madison for the hell-fired devil. The low temperature Monday morning at the airport was minus 5.

You'd think journalists in a university town would have at least a passing acquaintance with Dante's Inferno.

12 posted on 12/19/2005 6:30:38 PM PST by RichInOC (Never underestimate the power of stupid people wearing press credentials.)
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To: SJackson
These idiots don't know when O'Reilly is joshing or doing satire. Numb,dumb, and out of touch, so name calling is a good rebuttal.
13 posted on 12/19/2005 6:38:11 PM PST by fish hawk (creatio ex nihilo)
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To: SJackson

Liberals have no sense of humor. My sister has a book where they quote sarcasm from Rush and Hannity like the gospel truth.

For instance, one quote has Hannity saying something about how liberalism should be taxed or outlawed or something. The book goes on almost a whole page on how this is illegal and immoral... LOL

They need to lighten up.


14 posted on 12/19/2005 6:39:37 PM PST by I still care (You don't demonstrate tolerance for minorities by apologising for your own heritage,- John Howard)
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To: Romanov
...he could care less about thie "war on Christmas" - just gives him a few more viewers to plug his trinkets incessantly.

Those trinkets he plugs are 100% for charity. Obviously you have assumed he was benefiting personally from those sales. You sound like a liberal coming to conclusions based on what you heard and feel instead of on the truth.

15 posted on 12/19/2005 6:51:44 PM PST by DuckFan4ever (Proud evangelical neoconservative christian.)
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To: DuckFan4ever

What's this? If you don't like O'Reilly you're a liberal? Puhleeze, the guy is a panderer. I guess I should have been a little more clear in my first post and not used the word trinkets - should've said all of the products he endorses incessantly on his radio show (commerical breaks). You may like him, that's your perogative, I find him a pompus phoney who has decided to make his bucks of off the conservative-minded public (and of course, he's entitled to).


16 posted on 12/19/2005 6:57:05 PM PST by Romanov
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To: Romanov

You're dead wrong my friend, but then you do have every right in this country to make foolish statements.


17 posted on 12/19/2005 7:09:23 PM PST by marvlus
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To: Romanov


I think he cares.

Merry Christmas.


18 posted on 12/19/2005 7:12:17 PM PST by onyx (Merry Christmas everybody.)
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To: Bushbacker1
My! Isn't it the liberal rags that are protesting so much? Must be something to it, huh?

That's what I was thinking....why would they (this paper/& other liberals) care so much about what O'Reilly says?

19 posted on 12/19/2005 7:13:19 PM PST by Troublemaker
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To: Thunder90


A Green over Kerry? LOL!


20 posted on 12/19/2005 7:13:59 PM PST by onyx (Merry Christmas everybody.)
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To: onyx

No, it backed local Green party members. It told voters to vote for Kerry, but it also discussed how Kerry was not "Left enough"


21 posted on 12/19/2005 7:17:44 PM PST by Thunder90
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To: SJackson

These aren't Americans... they're southern Canadians.


22 posted on 12/19/2005 7:20:26 PM PST by Minus_The_Bear
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To: madprof98

"This was the city where the kids couldn't ring bells for the Salvation Army because some parent got offended? I'll bet they wish each other 'Merry Christmas!'"

I've posted on this subject in the past weeks. I did my part today at East Towne Mall, and I must admit I was braced for controversy, but every single person that gave us some jing in the red Salvation Army bucket was really friendly and also responded with a "Merry Christmas" when we threw one their way, too. (The free Candy Canes night have helped, LOL!)

Madison gets a bad rap, and I'm a BIG contributor to smacking them down as much as possible, but for the most part, from what I observed TODAY, most of them are decent, caring people. They have no control over the Yellow/Red Journalism that's foisted upon us for the most part. In my observations today, and most days, I really don't think that Madison people are politcally aware. I think that for the most part, they really don't give a rip as to what's going on around them, and that saddens me. It's like the blanket of Socialism can gently settle around their shoulders in these cold winter months, and they just apreciate the warmth or something.

This is a very, very perplexing place to live. It's easy to paint everyone with a broad brush, but from what I witnessed today, people around here aren't ALL bad.

(Awe, Jeeze! She's going soft on us in the Spirit of Christmas or something, LOL!)


23 posted on 12/19/2005 7:26:36 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: SJackson
O Reilly should look at the 'Holiday Cards' FoxNews sends out, before he opens his big hypocritical mouth to castigate other people.


24 posted on 12/19/2005 7:28:25 PM PST by Right Wing Professor (Liberals have hijacked science for long enough. Now it's our turn -- Tom Bethell)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

*Ahem* I am southern Canadian.


25 posted on 12/19/2005 7:43:15 PM PST by RightWingAtheist ("Why thank you Mr.Obama, I'm proud to be a Darwinist!")
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To: RightWingAtheist

Wisconsin State Journal is looking to boost subscriptions by creating a fight with Bill O. The Liberals in Madison will follow like lemmings.


26 posted on 12/19/2005 7:45:56 PM PST by stocksthatgoup ("It's inexcusable to tell us to 'connect the dots' and not give us the tools to do so." G W Bush)
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To: RichInOC
You'd think journalists in a university town would have at least a passing acquaintance with Dante's Inferno.

The lowest level of the Inferno has the occupants frozen into the ice.

27 posted on 12/19/2005 8:01:06 PM PST by Restorer (Islamists want to die. We want to kill them.)
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To: RightWingAtheist

Don't worry, global warming is on the way! Can't do much about the Trotskists though.


28 posted on 12/19/2005 8:05:24 PM PST by Minus_The_Bear
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To: DuckFan4ever

"Those trinkets he plugs are 100% for charity. Obviously you have assumed he was benefiting personally from those sales. You sound like a liberal coming to conclusions based on what you heard and feel instead of on the truth."

Really? O'Righteous doesn't make any money on the "O'Reilly Factor for Kids," or any of those other books the wanna-be-adulterer is constantly shilling? You sure it's not just his web Premium Memberships where that is the case?


29 posted on 12/19/2005 8:24:34 PM PST by LibertarianInExile (Freedom isn't free--no, there's a hefty f'in fee--and if ya don't throw in your buck-o-5, who will?)
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To: Romanov

How dare you patronize Target--the abusers of the Salvation Army!


30 posted on 12/19/2005 8:48:58 PM PST by PeoplesRepublicOfWashington (How long do we have to pretend that the vast majority of Democrats are patriots?)
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To: onyx

"Did this paper endorse Kerry? How about Feingold? Maybe that Kohl too?"

They probably endorsed Khrushchev too, for that matter. I think they want to secede to Oh, Kanada anyway.


31 posted on 12/19/2005 9:25:49 PM PST by Rembrandt (We would have won Viet Nam w/o Dim interference.)
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FoxFan ping!

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32 posted on 12/19/2005 9:38:05 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: nutmeg

Thanks for the ping!


33 posted on 12/19/2005 10:28:24 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: SJackson

The State-Journal is, believe it or not, fairly conservative. However the other Mad City rag is the Capital-Times which on the front page advertises itself as Wisconsins's leading "progressive" rag. The Cap-Times editor John Nichols is a leading contributor to The Nation and other far-left scandal sheets.


34 posted on 12/20/2005 2:43:09 AM PST by driftless ( For life-long happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: Rembrandt

I believe the State-Journal endorsed Bush in the last two elections. However The Madison Capital-Times most likely endorsed Castro....or would have liked to. Kerry was probably too conservative for the Cap-Times.


35 posted on 12/20/2005 2:47:06 AM PST by driftless ( For life-long happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: Romanov

You're so right. O'Reilly is a fraud......Fox News was selling holiday ornaments on their site and on O'Reilly's site till PMSNBC ran a story on their hypocrisy (the irony).


36 posted on 12/22/2005 3:44:42 AM PST by indcons (FRepmail indcons to join the MilHist ping list)
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To: PeoplesRepublicOfWashington

Shame on me! But if we did background on just about any retailer I'm sure we'd find enough reason to avoid them all.


37 posted on 12/22/2005 7:17:39 AM PST by Romanov
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