Skip to comments.O'Reilly Responds on Air to Jim Robinson and Michelle Malkin
Posted on 05/28/2009 6:21:24 PM PDT by kristinn
(Note: this report is a paraphrase based on memory, not tape. Any inaccuracies will be corrected down thread by me or other FReepers.)
Fox News Channel host Bill O'Reilly responded on The Factor tonight to criticisms of his attacks last night on Free Republic and Hot Air by the sites' respective founders, Jim Robinson and Michelle Malkin. The segment last night was on reaction by right and left wing websites on the Judge Sotomayor nomination to the Supreme Court. Free Republic was singled out for an obnoxious comment about Sotomayor being diabetic. Hot Air was singled out for an impolitic strongly worded appeal to block her nomination.
O'Reilly noted Malkin's reaction made on Fox and Friends this morning and Robinson's comments which were posted on Free Republic and e-mailed to The Factor.
O'Reilly agreed that both had points but that the sites should better monitor their comments as he does at his site and that O'Reilly would hold both right and left wing sites accountable.
Hot Air complained that the comment singled out by O'Reilly was labeled a 'blog' entry rather than a comment, thereby leaving the impression it was made by one of the site's official posters.
Jim Robinson's response was boiled down to Jim calling O'Reilly "an elitist gasbag" and noting that offending comments sometimes get past the moderators. O'Reilly did not inform his viewers that Mr. Robinson is a diabetic who has lost family to the disease.
The segment aired about forty minutes into the program tonight.
FR threads one and two.
Video of last night's Factor segment.
Jim Robinson's response
Michelle Malkin on Fox and Friends.
Bill O’Reilly, fair and balanced???? We report. You decide.
I was absolutely sickened when I happened to catch it. I detest this man. He’s no different than Obama. It’s ALL about HIM.
Kudos for Jim calling the elitist Gasbag what he is. ‘bout time someone called him on it.
They distort and deride...
He's a perverted bully.
Even years later, though, it’s a real knee slapper about Cheney shooting his buddy in the face
Kristinn—saw this and you described it well.
It was at 49 minutes in, just before his pinhead/patriots segment.
He was dismissive in tone, with a smirk.Asked what the difference was between an “elitist gasbag” versus a “regular gasbag”.
He still does not get it.
Aaaand....aaaaand....he snarked at Michelle, bloomin’, MALKIN!
BUMP for great freeping.
Thanks for the update.
Oh he gets it....he’s just full of himself.
Did O’Reilly miss that?
My teenage son is Type 1. The poster is just ignorant of the disease.
He got FRIKKIN NOWT!
Okay...O’Reilly you are the elitist Gasbag of the week....in fact you hold the title for several weeks.
I'd much rather listen to Glenn Beck, Hannity, and Rush on the radio.
O’Reilly is full of himself and an apologist for Obama.
O’Reilly is nothing but a middle of the road suck up. I’ve actually grown to detest him. I don’t know how Laura Ingraham or Ann Coulter can stand going on his show, he’s unbelieveably dense most of the time.
Mr. Robinson responds to Mr. Baxter.