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I'm not going to call Bill O'Reilly a liar... yet, but...

Posted on 07/31/2007 8:35:37 PM PDT by Jim Robinson

I'm not going to call Bill O'Reilly a liar... yet, but... on his TV show today, he read off a laundry list of ridiculous "hate" statements like "I hate blacks," "Hillary should be assassinated" and "homosexuals are dogs" that he said he personally found on Free Republic and claims that they were posted here today. I do not believe that. I doubt that he personally logged on to FR and I doubt he found any such thing posted here today.

Who knows what we may have missed and is buried deep in our archives of millions of posts, but our readers do a pretty good job of alerting us to anything out of bounds that is posted and we pull it. Also, one of our readers found a couple of the quotes he alleges, and if they are the ones O'Reilly is complaining about, he took them way out of context. They were simply quotes in the articles posted not statements posted by FReepers.

As soon as he provides me a list of the alleged posts and their URLs, I'll believe him. If he doesn't... then... well, guess he'll deserve to be known as what he is.


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1 posted on 07/31/2007 8:35:42 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

Okay, I’ll say it - - Bill O’Reilly is a liar.


2 posted on 07/31/2007 8:37:40 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Jim Robinson

This one will be fun to observe.


3 posted on 07/31/2007 8:37:45 PM PDT by abner (I have no tagline, therefore no identity.)
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To: Jim Robinson

I have seen some bazaar posts over the years, but nothing like what O’Reilly’s claims.


4 posted on 07/31/2007 8:37:53 PM PDT by Always Right
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To: Jim Robinson

I think it is our right to ask him for the URL about the statements that he quoted and he should give it to us.


5 posted on 07/31/2007 8:38:04 PM PDT by jveritas (God bless our brave troops and President Bush.)
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To: Jim Robinson

woah -—


7 posted on 07/31/2007 8:38:48 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Tim 1:4; Gal 1:6-10; 1Cor 2:2; Matthew 22:30; Mark 12:25; Luke 20:34-35; 2Thess 2:11; Jude 1:3)
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To: Jim Robinson

BORE has lost his mind comparing FREEREPUBLIC with DAILYNUTCASES.....Been around Jerry Rivers to much.


8 posted on 07/31/2007 8:38:52 PM PDT by ustanker (Secure the border!)
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To: Jim Robinson

I guess he missed the posts that actually took his side against Kos for what one of their posters did to him. Oh, well. Whatever brings him ratings.


9 posted on 07/31/2007 8:39:03 PM PDT by T.Smith
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To: Jim Robinson
he'll deserve to be known as what he is.

Loofahman

10 posted on 07/31/2007 8:39:07 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham
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To: Jim Robinson

O’Reilly’s primary “no spin” interest is O’Reilly. He needed some sort of right-leaning ‘foil’ to play against Kos and used FR for that purpose, to look “balanced” for “the folks”.

He’s taken a Bridge Too Far. Need a legal defense fund for libel, Boss?


11 posted on 07/31/2007 8:39:37 PM PDT by IslandJeff (Jeremiah 2:14-22)
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To: Jim Robinson

I have requested the list of offensive comments with source links from Fox. I’m expecting a response tomorrow.


12 posted on 07/31/2007 8:39:40 PM PDT by kristinn
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I think Bill should own all Freepers past and present PUBLIC Apology I doubt it he is p***y little liar


13 posted on 07/31/2007 8:39:55 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: Jim Robinson

I think Bill should own all Freepers past and present PUBLIC Apology I doubt it he is p***y little liar


14 posted on 07/31/2007 8:40:04 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: Jim Robinson

Bill O’Reilly’s outrageous and unfounded assertions about Free Republic are disgraceful.


15 posted on 07/31/2007 8:40:11 PM PDT by advance_copy (Stand for life, or nothing at all)
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To: Jim Robinson
Looks like BOR might need to read up on slander

This is certainly not a "hate" site. What prompted his hit piece on FR?
16 posted on 07/31/2007 8:40:17 PM PDT by mysterio
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To: Jim Robinson

He is a liar!

I have never seen anything like his comments here.


17 posted on 07/31/2007 8:40:27 PM PDT by mike h (God bless Ronald Reagan,)
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Jim, you should call him, invite him ‘on’ to disclose what it is he has.

If he doesn’t respond, well, the tactic is to ambush him in his driveway and shove a michrophone in his face.


18 posted on 07/31/2007 8:40:39 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (If America falls, darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousand years.)
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Good for you Jim. My question, would a real racist say they hate “blacks”... or some other term? And would someone say a homosexual “is a dog”? If a poster is really “hateful” or racist”, I cannot imagine them using that nice language, they would have used language like Richards or Isaiah what’s his name.....


19 posted on 07/31/2007 8:40:43 PM PDT by libbylu
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To: Jim Robinson

Never seen anything of the sort. Call his bluff


20 posted on 07/31/2007 8:40:46 PM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: Jim Robinson
I missed BOR's show. Did he happen to mention the two Christians who were killed by the Taliban in Afghanistan?

This is just me, but I find those types of incidents more indicative of "hatred" than someone calling someone else a "poopy-pants head" on an internet website.

21 posted on 07/31/2007 8:41:43 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Yup!
We need proof!
Mr. O is way too anxious to make a point, where there’s none to be made, just to appear objective.
We need context and the profiles of the posters.


22 posted on 07/31/2007 8:41:46 PM PDT by G Larry (Only strict constructionists on the Supreme Court!)
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Hi Jim

I guess Bill O’Reilly went into the future and found all those horrible quotes on FreeRepublic - heck - they’re right there in your post.

Gosh ... BOR must be psychic (or is that psychotic ...oops, another case of hate speech. Wow - it’s hard to avoid this stuff.)

It would be nice if Bill could be interviewed in the same manner as he interviewed the “spokesman” of FreeRepublic - where the gentleman looked like he was out of his league, because of all the accusations being hurled, without giving him a chance to spend 30 minutes before the session, to research the points.

Nope - just a clear case of “smash and grab” by Bill. I never thought much of Bill, but he has definitely lost the tiny amount of credibility that I was willing to extend him.

Mike


23 posted on 07/31/2007 8:41:52 PM PDT by Vineyard
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To: Jim Robinson

I want to see those posts, if they exist, in their full context. He had better provide them to Kristinn as was promised to Kristinn or he is certainly a liar.


24 posted on 07/31/2007 8:42:08 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Jim Robinson

Steve Martin suddenly realizes that he is ... Bill O'Reilly. :)

25 posted on 07/31/2007 8:42:18 PM PDT by anymouse
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To: Jim Robinson

BORe was merely trying a “fair and balanced” hit-n-run. I just saw the interview and was angry that he didn’t allow Kristinn to answer BORe’s ridiculous assertions and mis-statements. BORe should be ashamed of himself - if the “falafel king” is capable of such human fellings, that is!


26 posted on 07/31/2007 8:42:42 PM PDT by indcons
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To: Jim Robinson

I couldn’t find *any* quotes like that using Yahoo search.
Unless things are taken COMPLETELY out of context.

I say go ahead and call him on it...


27 posted on 07/31/2007 8:42:49 PM PDT by Triggerhippie (Always use a silencer in a crowd. Loud noises offend people.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

That is this thread’s link.


28 posted on 07/31/2007 8:43:02 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: ClearCase_guy
Cute.

By the third case of deja vu, I finally caught on.

29 posted on 07/31/2007 8:43:03 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Jim, those of us who have been here for years know better than to believe what he said tonight. I was channel surfing and recongized Kristin, so I stopped and couldn’t believe what I heard O’Reilly say.

Keep up the good work. You provide us a great service.


30 posted on 07/31/2007 8:43:47 PM PDT by freemama
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To: Jim Robinson
“As soon as he provides me a list of the alleged posts and their URLs, I’ll believe him. If he doesn’t... then... well, guess he’ll deserve to be known as what he is.”

Agreed. It is unacceptable just to spout accusations without proof.

31 posted on 07/31/2007 8:43:59 PM PDT by monkeycard (There is no such thing as too much ammo.)
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The big question is....How can anyone here ever believe anything the guy says? Now if he stretched the truth on this issue what else does he stretch?


32 posted on 07/31/2007 8:44:12 PM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: kristinn

“I have requested the list of offensive comments with source links from Fox. I’m expecting a response tomorrow”

Man, am I looking forward to that!


33 posted on 07/31/2007 8:44:14 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ( Hunter/Thompson/Thompson/Hunter in 08! "Read my lips....No new RINO's" !!)
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To: mysterio

“This is certainly not a “hate” site. What prompted his hit piece on FR?”

Amnesty. Hopefully, everyone understands the difference between a neocon and a conservative. Amnesty was a litmus test. Neocons and conservatives are worse political enemies than liberals.

Remember, DKos and FR were on the same page ONE time...amnesty.


34 posted on 07/31/2007 8:44:22 PM PDT by TheRiverNile
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To: Jim Robinson
Dear Bill:

Do you remember Dan Rather?

MM

35 posted on 07/31/2007 8:44:45 PM PDT by MARTIAL MONK
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To: Jim Robinson

I gave O’Reilly a lot of passes in the past, but I stopped after his treatment of the Swift Boat Veterans.


36 posted on 07/31/2007 8:45:01 PM PDT by Always Right
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remember guys, hes looking out for you.


37 posted on 07/31/2007 8:45:16 PM PDT by Disciplinemisanthropy (...and that, friends, is what grinds my gears.)
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To: Jim Robinson

I watched the “factor” and caught the story, it seemed to me that “someone” cherry picked anything that they could find, and then he stated them on the air with no context.

A far cry from pictures of the President from the kosboyz, and the daily barrage of vitriol over there, if he wishes to be “fair and balanced” he should have provided context as well as when the posts were made, it sounded to me that he tried to say that stuff was posted Today.


38 posted on 07/31/2007 8:45:32 PM PDT by padre35 (Conservative in Exile.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

***Those phrases were posted today. Here’s the link:***

Good point. Those quotes were posted by Jim when he quoted O’Reilly. So now O’R can say he’s seen them posted by the owner of FR. Or, in other words, O’R doesn’t know how to attribute quotes.


39 posted on 07/31/2007 8:45:35 PM PDT by kitkat (I refuse to let the DUers chase me off FR.)
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To: Triggerhippie
You can do an advanced google search for the quotes he mentioned. link to one search

I'm looking now. All I'm finding are articles, not comments.
40 posted on 07/31/2007 8:45:36 PM PDT by mysterio
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To: Jim Robinson

I recorded his show tonight and am going to replay it verrrry slowwwwly so I can document exactly what was said. On a side note, I’ll offer one particular example of comments being made on your forum that would be classified as hateful and unacceptable and yet are allowed to stand. Those who stand up against that sort of hate speech are quickly ganged up on. You just might want to keep an eye on all of those posts that call for killing all Muslims when there are articles posted regarding terrorism, Iraq, etc. I’ve recently experienced that once again, and it is not uncommon.


41 posted on 07/31/2007 8:46:01 PM PDT by Chena (“If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend”-LINCOLN)
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"I hate blacks," "Hillary should be assassinated" and "homosexuals are dogs"

I've seen very few post like that in my years here and the one's that I have I've never seen last more than 5 minutes without being pulled and the poster banned.

If BOR can't provide links he may go the way of Dan Rather.

And if he can provide links, and it is found the post were only up for a few minutes, it ought to make you wonder how he found them.

42 posted on 07/31/2007 8:46:13 PM PDT by Tribune7 (Michael Moore bought Haliburton)
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I don’t think he personally logged on. I seem to recall him using the “we” word (as in his staff), but wanting his audience to think that he was personally involved in the research.

I’ve never read anyone on FR say they hate blacks.


43 posted on 07/31/2007 8:46:17 PM PDT by nuconvert ([there are bad people in the pistachio business] (...but his head is so tiny...))
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ORielly is at best an average entertainer. He must think there’s money to be made by attacking FR. He doesn’t like FR because many folks here can’t stand his wishy washy play both sides against the middle style. Yes, I’ll admit I’m one. Guess that’s hate speach too?


44 posted on 07/31/2007 8:46:19 PM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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Haven't seen those comments,must have been pulled.

But I've only been here for 7 years,guess Bill O'Reilly knows more.

45 posted on 07/31/2007 8:46:26 PM PDT by mdittmar (May God watch over those who serve,and have served,to keep us free)
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Gosh I hope you take him to court for slander.


46 posted on 07/31/2007 8:46:28 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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To: Jim Robinson

I agree, in my short time here I’ve never seen posts like he read this evening.


47 posted on 07/31/2007 8:46:57 PM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.com)
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To: padre35

“if he wishes to be “fair and balanced” he should have provided context as well as when the posts were made, it sounded to me that he tried to say that stuff was posted Today.”

Let’s call his bluff!


48 posted on 07/31/2007 8:47:02 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ( Hunter/Thompson/Thompson/Hunter in 08! "Read my lips....No new RINO's" !!)
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To: Jim Robinson
I think O'Reilly went after FR because he wants to make points with the liberals.

I wish O'Reilly would be more careful with the stuff he says, such as the ridiculous statement he made about poor little Sean Hornbeck (the kid that was abducted in Missouri). O'Reilly claimed that Sean liked being tortured by that reprobate that abducted him. O'Reilly should police his owns words first.

49 posted on 07/31/2007 8:47:19 PM PDT by GinaLolaB
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Furthermore, if any such statements are posted to FR, they will be removed immediately as soon as he provides the links. O’Reilly attempts to use what might turn out to be one post in a million to paint the entire site as a hate site and our posters as racists. That is disingenuous reporting at best.


50 posted on 07/31/2007 8:47:55 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Our God-given unalienable rights are not open to debate, negotiation or compromise!)
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