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Regarding Bill O'Reilly's attacks on FR: The best defense is a good offense
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Posted on 08/02/2007 3:20:28 PM PDT by Jim Robinson

Edited on 08/02/2007 3:29:30 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

Hey, Bill!

You've got a tough job up there in the clouds riding herd over the folks. Apparently you're having problems with the folks speaking out against the America hating left. But that's ok. Just keep your eyes closed, ears plugged and your jaws flapping. Eventually the folks will tune you out and we'll all be better off for it.

FReepers:

We're taking flak so we know we're over the target. Fire at will! Fire for effect!


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: elitist; fr; frinthenews; headthattalks; ivorytower; loofahman; oreilly; pajamapeoplerule; pinhead; popinjay; tabloidtelevision; unfairandunbalanced
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1 posted on 08/02/2007 3:20:31 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

Bingo Jimbo!


2 posted on 08/02/2007 3:21:17 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: Jim Robinson

I am DONE with O’Reilly. He can spin his way into oblivion for all I care.


3 posted on 08/02/2007 3:22:52 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Jim Robinson

What is it, Bill? Trying to earn some Cocktail Creds of your own?


4 posted on 08/02/2007 3:23:05 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: Jim Robinson

O’Really is not used to being harangued back...........


5 posted on 08/02/2007 3:23:24 PM PDT by Red Badger (No wonder Mexico is so filthy. Everybody who does cleaning jobs is HERE!.......)
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To: Jim Robinson

I used to like Bill until he started becoming a liberal more and more...now I can’t stand his “blathering” and “pithy” commentary.


6 posted on 08/02/2007 3:23:25 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (Those that fail to learn from history, are doomed to repeat it.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Does this mean we can post Bill O’Reilly momma jokes?


7 posted on 08/02/2007 3:23:57 PM PDT by Spruce
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To: Jim Robinson

I have said it before. In two years of lurking and over two years as a member here, I have never seen anything here that even comes close to the hate, profanity, and filth, that permeates sites like Kos or DU.


8 posted on 08/02/2007 3:24:02 PM PDT by skimask (The Democratic mantra.."Appeasement works. I'd rather live my life on my knees than die standing up)
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To: Jim Robinson

LOL! I almost feel sorry for him.


9 posted on 08/02/2007 3:24:08 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Go sexually harrass yourself Orielly!!!


10 posted on 08/02/2007 3:24:40 PM PDT by DainBramage
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To: Jim Robinson

I take it from your thread that other news agencies have contacted you about FR?????


11 posted on 08/02/2007 3:24:42 PM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear..on this good earth... I bid you stand! Men of the West!)
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To: Lancey Howard

There was a time when I used to watch O’Really and enjoyed his show. Then the morphine wore off...........


12 posted on 08/02/2007 3:24:58 PM PDT by Red Badger (No wonder Mexico is so filthy. Everybody who does cleaning jobs is HERE!.......)
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To: Jim Robinson
I think this already said it all:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1874938/posts?page=487#487
13 posted on 08/02/2007 3:25:14 PM PDT by mkjessup (Jan 20, 2009 - "We Don't Know. Where Rudy Went. Just Glad He's Not. The President. Burma Shave.")
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To: Jim Robinson
I love when Bill is taking a day off.That’s usually when Michell Malkin fills in and kicks some liberal butt.I Just love it.
14 posted on 08/02/2007 3:25:30 PM PDT by puppypusher (The world is going to the dogs.)
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To: Jim Robinson
"Let me tell you something Robinson. 'I just want to tell everybody that Matt Drudge is smoking crack -- right now, in South Miami Beach on Washington Avenue ... And the authorities should know it."O'Reilly added, "There is no other cure than to kill Matt Drudge.'"


15 posted on 08/02/2007 3:25:36 PM PDT by Vision ("Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him." Jeremiah 17:7)
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To: Jim Robinson
I noticed not long after Fox News came online that Bill O'Reilly has no fixed view on issues or consistent values. He is all over the charts on issues.

That is why I cringe when someone calls him a "conservative".

16 posted on 08/02/2007 3:25:49 PM PDT by lormand (Ron Paul - Surrender Monkey for GOP nominee.)
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To: Red Badger

Placemark to a thread that will be worth watching ;O)


17 posted on 08/02/2007 3:26:16 PM PDT by greyfoxx39 (BUILD THE WALL- BUILD IT TALL-DON'T BUILD IT SMALL- DEPORT THEM ALL!)
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To: Jim Robinson

O’Reilly is just making the same mistake a lot of (bad) journalists make- relying on what he has heard about FR and not his own research.

Of course if he spent the amount of time I have ‘researching’ FR he would not have a show... freeping is my daily habit


18 posted on 08/02/2007 3:26:22 PM PDT by Mr. K (Some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help)
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To: Jim Robinson

To paraphrase Dennis Miller - “You may as well rent a dinghy and go fishing with Fredo, because O’REILLY YOU ARE DEAD TO ME.”


19 posted on 08/02/2007 3:26:37 PM PDT by Lexington Green (Remember when Hispanics were White?)
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To: Jim Robinson

I already only listen to O’Reilly, if at all, in two brief settings:

1) (radio) between Rush commercials; and
2) when it’s Miller Time (Dennis Miller guest segment).

My wife can’t stand him at ALL.

It’s not to say I don’t often take the same position he does. But unlike him, I hope, I don’t feel this need to take LOOK HOW NOT-LOCKSTEP I AM stances 150 times a year, just to prove I’m not One Of Those Horrible Conservatives.


20 posted on 08/02/2007 3:27:01 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: Jim Robinson
Fire at will! Fire for affect!

It's "Fire for effect." Unless you want to be affectionate. :-)

(And who is Will?)

21 posted on 08/02/2007 3:27:44 PM PDT by Larry Lucido (Hunter 2008)
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To: Jim Robinson

I sent this to BO’R today -
___________________________________________________________
Bill.

I saw the small amount of “hate speech” your staff found on FreeRepublic,including the out of context “dog in the manger” . Why did you fail to clearly point out that the “hate speech” posted regularly on DailyKOS is 100 fold more prevalent than on FreeRepublic?

It appears like you’re spinning the facts to cover your mistake in comparing FreeRepublic to DailyKOS (daily chaos). You should be embarrassed, and I would hope you would point out that while the few incidents found at FreeRepublic are rare and unacceptable to FReepers, the bile that is peddled at DailyKOS is common place and accepted by their management.

I sincerely believe that a public apology to Jim Robinson and the members of FreeRepublic is in order.

Sincerely,
Chris Xxxxxx
aka ‘airborne’


22 posted on 08/02/2007 3:28:05 PM PDT by airborne (ATTENTION PA FREEPERS !! https://contribute.gohunter08.com/contribute.asp)
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To: Larry Lucido

Oops


23 posted on 08/02/2007 3:28:46 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Our God-given unalienable rights are not open to debate, negotiation or compromise!)
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To: Jim Robinson

I will watch O’Reilly for the next few shows. If there is no apology to FR I will never watch his show again. Neither will my husband.


24 posted on 08/02/2007 3:29:19 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: Jim Robinson

I stopped watching BOR quite a while back. Don’t miss him at all.


25 posted on 08/02/2007 3:29:33 PM PDT by MaestroLC ("Let him who wants peace prepare for war."--Vegetius, A.D. Fourth Century)
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To: Jim Robinson
Fire at will!

What did Will do to deserve that?????



lol


I gave up watching O'Reilly years ago when he tried to make himself the moral compass of the world. That was about the time he was nosing in to those 'private' proms in Georgia or somewhere down South.
26 posted on 08/02/2007 3:30:18 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: lormand

O’Reilly’s no conservative. He feels a strong need to distance himself from REAL conservatives.

Fine with me.

Dear Mr. O’Reilly:

There was a time I respected you, and thought you really stood up for the truth. Not any more. A hundred thousand people have registered to post on this site, and some jerk takes a few posts out of context, and you believe it?

Where’s that “fair and balanced” no spin popinjay? Out bloviating somewhere?

FReegards,

Judith Anne


27 posted on 08/02/2007 3:30:32 PM PDT by Judith Anne (Thank you St. Jude for favors granted.)
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To: Jim Robinson

I’ve been ignoring BOR and his spin for a years. I only watched his show for a few minutes the other day because I wanted to see Kristinn.


28 posted on 08/02/2007 3:30:41 PM PDT by LilAngel (No blood for quislings)
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To: Jim Robinson

You should challenge O’Really to spend a day on FR, FReeping under an assumed screen name so no one can identify him. I bet his view would change, but not his personality........................


29 posted on 08/02/2007 3:30:47 PM PDT by Red Badger (No wonder Mexico is so filthy. Everybody who does cleaning jobs is HERE!.......)
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To: Jim Robinson
Bill jumped out of the gutter so close that I can see his jaundiced eyes...bad move Bill. ‘Nough said
30 posted on 08/02/2007 3:31:05 PM PDT by crazyhorse691 (The faithful will keep their heads down, their powder dry and hammer at the enemies flanks.)
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To: Jim Robinson

I stopped listening to that bloviating peckerwood a long time ago. He loves to hear himself talk.


31 posted on 08/02/2007 3:32:08 PM PDT by processing please hold (Duncan Hunter '08) (ROP and Open Borders-a terrorist marriage and hell's coming with them)
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He really screwed the pooch this time. What conservative audience he retained after defending Dan Rather and attacking the Swift Boat Vets has been shredded by this debacle. I was howling at the TV when he shouted down Kristinn with his lies. He has lost my household, and I used to generally enjoy his "Talking Points Memo".

Too bad he has imploded like this, many were even willing to give him the benefit of the doubt with the sexual harassment thing. I think most are rethinking it and coming to new conclusions about his honesty.

32 posted on 08/02/2007 3:32:22 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: Jim Robinson

Will do, Sir. ;o)


33 posted on 08/02/2007 3:32:22 PM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: Jim Robinson
I'll say one good word for Bill--Michelle Malkin. She is terrific when he's not there!

I never liked how he'd get all leering and oily when interviewing an attractive woman, and he was doing that from the getgo.

34 posted on 08/02/2007 3:32:29 PM PDT by Mamzelle (Down with Mel Martinez)
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To: Lancey Howard

I’ve been done with the guy. When I watch, it’s because he has good guests like Malkin.

I doubt he’s a freeper. He has no clue if he is comparing the KOS with this site.


35 posted on 08/02/2007 3:33:03 PM PDT by Vanbasten
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To: Jim Robinson

Right on, Jim!


36 posted on 08/02/2007 3:33:21 PM PDT by SIDENET (Hubba Hubba...)
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To: Jim Robinson
I take it differently then that.

O’Reilly is taking out insurance incase Clinton wins the election by separating himself with ‘scum like us.’

37 posted on 08/02/2007 3:33:55 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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To: Jim Robinson

O’Reilly made disparaging remarks about FreeRepublic during the Enron debacle. At that time, we had a Freeper who had been covering the Enron scandal during the Clinton administration, before there was any scandal in the news. I emailed O’Reilly, who was crying the blues over a lost investment in Enron, and told him that if he had been paying attention to FreeRepublic, he would not have lost money on Enron.


38 posted on 08/02/2007 3:34:22 PM PDT by Eva
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To: airborne

Here is the email I sent this morning:

Dear Bill,

Re your segment about the “hate site” Free Republic:

Your willingness to stretch the truth, if not flat out lie, about one of the best discussion boards on the web, has shown the participants of that forum that your observations are not reliable. You have damaged your own credibility with a large number of your “traditional” audience.

I hope you will have further follow-up segments on your further investigation into the true tone of FreeRepublic.

It is not ‘fair and balanced’ to try to make two unequal things equivalent. Children learn that physical fact when they learn how to play on a seesaw in the park. The weights on each side must be equivalent, or one weight must be closer to the fulcrum in order for the weight to be ‘balanced.” You placed the quoted remarks from FreeRepublic on a plane with websites that drip with hate, but you know that the weights are not the same.

[maica]

Baltimore


39 posted on 08/02/2007 3:36:54 PM PDT by maica (America will be a hyperpower that's all hype and no power -- if we do not prevail in Iraq)
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To: Lancey Howard

What’s sad about this is BOR had at one time been for the little guy...NO LONGER...too bad...


40 posted on 08/02/2007 3:39:00 PM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: Jim Robinson
Parity is the essence of PC. It's the biggest lie of all. Once acquiesced to truth can never be found, only death.

Individuals, couples, families, groups, neighborhoods, nations, hemispheres, races, species, gods and even political forums are different. And not just different-equal but different-better or worse.


41 posted on 08/02/2007 3:39:05 PM PDT by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: lormand
I noticed not long after Fox News came online that Bill O'Reilly has no fixed view on issues or consistent values. He is all over the charts on issues.

I quit watching him a couple years ago.

To me he is lukewarm mush.

42 posted on 08/02/2007 3:39:29 PM PDT by A message
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To: Vision; Jim Robinson; PJ-Comix; Charles Henrickson
"Let me tell you something Robinson. 'I just want to tell everybody that Matt Drudge is smoking crack -- right now, in South Miami Beach on Washington Avenue ... And the authorities should know it."O'Reilly added, "There is no other cure than to kill Matt Drudge.'"

Bill O'Reilly: the William Rivers Pitt of FOX News.

43 posted on 08/02/2007 3:40:08 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("Proudly keeping one iron boot on the necks of libertarian faux 'conservatives' since 1958!")
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To: Jim Robinson
Bill O'Reilly has become the Judge Larry Seidlin of judging Internet "Hate"


44 posted on 08/02/2007 3:41:44 PM PDT by april15Bendovr
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To: Jim Robinson

Is he selling another book, or what?


45 posted on 08/02/2007 3:43:10 PM PDT by Clam Digger
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To: Eva

Good one!


46 posted on 08/02/2007 3:43:15 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ( Hunter/Thompson/Thompson/Hunter in 08! "Read my lips....No new RINO's" !!)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

“There is no other cure than to kill Matt Drudge.’”

O’Reilly, what say you?

Bump.


47 posted on 08/02/2007 3:43:37 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: lormand
That is why I cringe when someone calls him a "conservative".
Far from it. He was FOR the "Shamnesty" bill because (paraphrasing), "It was the best we would ever get."
48 posted on 08/02/2007 3:44:26 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Jim Robinson

Bill O’Rielly is a nappy headed ho...


49 posted on 08/02/2007 3:44:29 PM PDT by Triggerhippie (Always use a silencer in a crowd. Loud noises offend people.)
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To: Jim Robinson

My only question is this.......

What does MM have to say about BOR’s attacks on FreeRepublic?


50 posted on 08/02/2007 3:45:32 PM PDT by proudmilitarymrs (It's not immigration, it's an invasion!)
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