Skip to comments.O'Reilly Factor Provides Free Republic Offending Comments Links
Posted on 08/01/2007 4:09:49 PM PDT by kristinnEdited on 08/01/2007 4:30:51 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
I received an e-mail today from the Fox News producer who booked me for the O'Reilly Factor last night. The links have been forwarded to Jim Robinson for review.
Jim asked me to start a thread with the links so that Freepers, and everyone else, could see for themselves what the fuss is about.
The Hillary Clinton stray bullet assassination comment was a very bad joke comment that someone posted two days ago. It was flagged last night after the O'Reilly Factor broadcast and was removed by a moderator. It is available for the time being in Google cache:
To: Virginia Ridgerunner I like my scenario better:
After eight years of the economy faltering, interest rates are 19%, 900,000 people are dead in Iraq since we left, taxes have gone up by 60% and Chile, Bolivia and Columbia are now Communist regimes, a stray bullet at a NARAL rally catches President Clinton and kills her.
As they take away Cindy Sheehan she screams why did she have to remove the troops? We were winning.
The next day the dow goes up 2000 points and closes at 2150.
4 posted on 07/30/2007 11:00:43 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The Democrat Party: "Everyone is equal, but some are more equal then others.")
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Don't even bother trying to defend that one. Assassination jokes have no place on Free Republic. Yes, Cindy Sheehan has written of her fantasizies about killing President Bush--and she's not joking, but that's her problem. We're better than that.
The "homosexuals are dogs" comment is taken out of context. The actual quote is "Homosexuals are the modern day dogs in the manger." That was in reference to an article about proprieters in the U.K. not being allowed to deny hotel accomodations to homosexual couples on account of religious belief.
The American Heritage online dictionary gives this description for the phrase: dog in the manger, NOUN: Inflected forms: pl. dogs in the manger. One who prevents others from enjoying what one has no use for oneself. ETYMOLOGY: From a fable in which a dog prevented an ox from eating hay he did not want himself.
That comment was posted two days ago and has also been removed by the moderators. It is available for now in Google cache.
The "I hate blacks" comment was nowhere to be found in the other threads referenced.
The threads are about crime in the black community, gangsta culture and Jesse Jackson. Two of the threads are in the Smoky Backroom.
Time for the Truth About Black Crime Rates
Jesse Jackson interview about Imus
Sagging Pants May Have Contributed To Fatal Shooting
I'd say that's a smoking gun against "The Factor", because the "I H@te B1@ck$"(/grin)accusation was probably the most inflammatory. You deserve a follow up interview to approach him with your findings, but I doubt it will ever happen. From now on we'll have to refer to "The O'rielly Factor" as a "hate show" the next time he has a guest who has ever had a remotely racist or controversial thing to say.
Wishing someone dead is tasteless.
No link for the "I hate Blacks" comment.
Gee, The Factor got only one of three and that's all it takes to make a "hate site"? I've heard worse on The Factor. I guess The Factor is a hate program.
I like both Free Republic and O'Reilly, I guess I'm just an across the board hater. ;^)
This is really pathetic of O'Reilly. I think he felt he had to do it, but the level of research for this assault is ridiculous.
The Warren Reports suggests magic bullets are much more likely.
You did greatr Kristinn..
I was shocked that O’Reilly might find posts like he named..
But O’Reilly knows better than to just throw out an accusation and not have proof...where were the posts..he had no trouble showing a video of part of FR ...
why didnt he had the offending words on video or a printout?
I was waiting to see them..crickets...
Harold Ford looked like Obama as usual...he’s still running for re-election for his senate seat, 2006
Kristinn should tell BOR that FR has done better work on rooting out false journos than he has. Let us not forget Rather-Gate. And there are other examples, my feeble mind is just too old to remember them.
You did marvelously.
I would have exploded and done no service to my fellow FReepers. I would still be cursing today. ;-)
The question is, are we going to get a retraction on the comments that were not here or misquoted?
I’m glad I stopped watching that gasbag awhile ago. If there is ONE site that keeps it “clean” it’s this one. For the Bloviator to call this a hate site strains the bounds of accuracy.
I posted on an earlier post from an article stajackson wrote to BOR. I felt from the beginning he had his nitwit producers come on FR and engage and bait freepers. Some of those producers could have written on FR what Bill spoke about. He is a worthless entertainer and the more freepers tune him out, the more his numbers will drop.
OReily became national on Current Affair. Out of conext was tabloid television’s bread and butter.
We should not be surprised he takes things out of context for sensationalism now.
Yep, and repeated numerous times.
Of all of the comments he mentioned that was the most damning.
Thanks for keeping your cool during the interview.
I have lost any residual respect for O’Reilly. He’s as smarmy and as dishonest as Herr Olbermann.
m m m monster bump!
Like I said, it's not personal.
Standards? What standards. You have got to be kidding me. I post on here from time to time but I find a large number of people to be extremely hateful. Obscene comments that should never be made are made in almost every thread. There are a lot of people that post on Free Republic that are either sick in the head or post disgusting comments because they figure nobody will ever know who they are.
Sorry but Free Republic is full of disgusting comments. The mods may do a good job at keeping trolls out but they should don’t care what a lot of the regular posts say. IF Free Republic was the only view of the Republican party that I ever got then I would think Republicans were the most hate filled group out there.
It isn’t everyone, of course, but there are a large number of people on here that should keep their mouth shut most of the time. That will never happen though.
So pretty much 2 for 3 BOR took the quote out of context AND didn’t even use a direct quote.
The third hasn’t been found in the materials provided.
So 3 for 3 I call BOR a lier.
This forum gets a staggering volume of replies, far more than we mods can keep up with. When we dont immediately pull certain out-of-bounds items, it is often not (as people sometimes assume) that we approve of them, but simply that no one has told us of their existence.
1...a poorly stated comment which was in answer to something we can not evaluate? No excuse for the wording.
How many people read the entry and how many abuse buttons were pushed?
2...a statement taken out of context which changed the meaning. No one was offended enough to complain?
3...a statement which is a total fabrication.
Are these the statements about Free Republic which caused such a stir?
If this is the truth behind O’Reilly’s charges then I believe he has some other motive. I guess I believed that anyway!
Duuude, try the decaf.
Why don’t you come forth with some links to prove your accusations? Or are we gonna get more out-of-context crickets?
No link for the "I hate Blacks" comment.As I posted elsewhere, one POSSIBLE "I Hate Blacks" article, as well as other -- more recent -- occurrences of that disgusting phrase...
...can be found through a Google "site search" for "I hate blacks" -- as posted on Free Republic HERE:In EVERY instance, that phrase was either attacked as foolish and/or inflammatory -- or DELETED.
Note that this search is NOT exhaustive, and also that the results found change OFTEN.