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O'Reilly Responds on Air to Jim Robinson and Michelle Malkin
Thursday, May 28, 2009 | Kristinn

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.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Free Republic; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: actor; billoreilly; elitistgasbag; falafelfetishist; foxnews; freerepublic; frinthenews; hotair; jimrobinson; loofahlover; loofahman; malkin; michellemalkin; rino; tabloidtvjournalist; tedbaxter; theleprecaun; viagrauser; yitbos
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To: Rome2000

LOL, man, O’Reilly is one sick puppy.


51 posted on 05/28/2009 6:37:37 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: FloridianBushFan
Why are you taking up space on this forum if you think so little of it..?

Your comments are rude.

52 posted on 05/28/2009 6:37:49 PM PDT by Guenevere
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To: kristinn

It’s now way past time that Fox News fires this bloviating, “It’s all about me” windbag who no longer provides viewers a “NO Spin Zone” as advertised. He does nothing but throw up softballs to the opposition these days in an attempt to placate The One’s administration in order to keep his job. Hey BO (No, not Obama), I’m done with you and your lies.


53 posted on 05/28/2009 6:38:52 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a U.S. Army Infantry Soldier presently instructing at Ft. Benning.)
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To: Cecily

We’ve decided to start recording Beck and playing it during BO since we’re not home when Beck comes on and we get stuck watching BO. If my husband hears BO remark how “brillant” Obama is, like it’s a known fact, the TV is going out the window. There was no reason for him to run that segment last night except to cause a stink, he must read the blogs and knows everyone thinks he’s an elitist gasbag. Or he’s jealous we’re not all over at his stupid blog. Personally his “pervert segment” pisses me off. I don’t like thinking of sex and BO at the same time. Eeewww!


54 posted on 05/28/2009 6:39:24 PM PDT by VA40
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To: kristinn

When are they going to replace this gasbag with the vastly superior Glenn Beck.

At least Glenn doesn’t drink his own bath water.


55 posted on 05/28/2009 6:40:16 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (control the teleprompter, control the world)
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To: kristinn

Two words for Billy: Andrea Mackris


56 posted on 05/28/2009 6:40:32 PM PDT by Gator113 (Weak-coward-racist-white hating-lying-traitor= Surrender Monkey in Chief-B. Hussein Obama...)
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To: xzins

You nailed it, Chaplin.

It’s BOTH!


57 posted on 05/28/2009 6:40:33 PM PDT by 2111USMC
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To: SoldierDad
He's constantly making excuses for and rationalizing Obama's actions. I'm sick of it and can't watch anymore.

Besides, is anyone more in love with himself than BOR?

58 posted on 05/28/2009 6:40:49 PM PDT by truthkeeper (Take me back to Black-and-White.)
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To: Cecily

The near “R” rating of his show was the last straw for my Family. Up until then I could only slightly stomach his arrogance.

I still don’t understand the ratings of that show.


59 posted on 05/28/2009 6:41:13 PM PDT by stentorian conservative (I'm tired of being Johnny B. Goode and I'm gonna start being Johnny Reb.)
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To: HereInTheHeartland; kristinn
Folks with the problem of diabetes (type 1 and type 2), who have lost family members to it, are more knowledgeable than are people like O'Reilly.

We know this Sotomayor should be subjected to intense scrutiny ~ not because diabetics aren't intellectually the equal of the best, but because the care and treatment of diabetes by the affected diabetics is a serious concern.

For example we ~ as diabetics ~ want to know why this woman with Type 1 has gotten chubby. We want to know about these stories of her flying off the handle in court, and being intemperate. Is she using her insulin properly. Does she exercise enough. How about the secondary effects ~ remember, she had diabetes for the last 47 years and that means she had it in a period of time where virtually nothing was known about it other than that you could inject insulin and avoid dropping dead.

Judge Bork's smoking habit was questioned. Sotomayor's insulin use should also be questioned.

Our questions have nothing to do with her politics, just the way she may be mistreating her body and thereby endangering her ability to render well reasoned decisions. We already know the other Liberals on the court are unable to render well reasoned deisions, but no one ever bothered to find out why that was the case with them. What we can't take is another inadequate Liberal on the court. If necessary body cavity checks are not out of line. Too much is at stake.

60 posted on 05/28/2009 6:41:33 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: VA40
he’s jealous we’re not all over at his stupid blog

bingo

61 posted on 05/28/2009 6:41:42 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: jennyjenny
Frank Luntz even called him out

You know you are a pathetic marshmallow when Luntz calls you out!

62 posted on 05/28/2009 6:41:55 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Guenevere
I never said I think so little of the forum. Free Republic is a great site to come to and stay tuned into what is going on. Unfortunately here along with any site or organization there are those who post or say comments that are no better then the people and views they claim to be.

I just speak the truth. I guess some just don't like to hear it.

63 posted on 05/28/2009 6:42:02 PM PDT by FloridianBushFan
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To: kristinn

I still remember years ago when O’Reilly sided with the publicity agents of an Arab nation - I think it was Saudi Arabia - against an American family seeking the return of a member kidnapped into that nation. He’s basically an pompous idiot.

Or, as Rush says, he is Ted Baxter.


64 posted on 05/28/2009 6:42:26 PM PDT by BCrago66
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To: FloridianBushFan; Jim Robinson

FR etiquette requires that, when you reference another Freeper, you notify them by copying them to your post.

Jim didn’t call anyone names. He was accurately describing O’Really as an elitist gasbag.

Class has nothing to do with it. O’Really deliberately misinformed his viewers about Hot Air and FreeRepublic. Michelle Malkin used to be a guest host, and he was schooled on his errors about FR almost three years ago when he slandered us the first time.

Thus, it makes all of his other statements suspect, if he is willing to tolerate half truths to support his positions.


65 posted on 05/28/2009 6:43:03 PM PDT by exit82 (The Obama Cabinet: There was more brainpower on Gilligan's Island.)
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To: kristinn

Bill O’Reilly is a fence-sitting, middle-of-the-road, forked-tongued, so-so, loofah-loving, big BABY. [So there.]


66 posted on 05/28/2009 6:43:35 PM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: truthkeeper

Besides, is anyone more in love with himself than BOR?
_____________________________________________

He and Zero are in the same narcissistic camp as far as I’m concerned.


67 posted on 05/28/2009 6:43:48 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama. Clear and Pres__ent Danger.)
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To: NeoCaveman

I want to like Glenn Beck. I do like Glenn Beck. But there comes a time when I can’t stand any more of him. He’s just too much. He needs to back away from the edge because he’s way too close.


68 posted on 05/28/2009 6:43:50 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (Artillery brings dignity to what would otherwise be just a brawl.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
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.

O'Reilly is one guy who does a decent enough job and more often than not is on the side of common sense (aka the conservative side).

69 posted on 05/28/2009 6:43:58 PM PDT by staytrue
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To: kristinn
Is this the forum O'Blowhard is refering to?

Link

If so, he's more of a clueless moron than I thought.

70 posted on 05/28/2009 6:44:54 PM PDT by PeaceBeWithYou (De Oppresso Liber! (50 million and counting in Afganistan and Iraq))
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To: kristinn
All the conservative awesomeness here and he picks out the stupidest thing he can find and calls it representative.

Mr Bills integrity is certainly at question here.

I haven't watched blowhard Bill in years, but now I'm going to watch him even less.

71 posted on 05/28/2009 6:45:13 PM PDT by Manic_Episode (Some mornings, it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps...)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

He’s pretty self-centered.


72 posted on 05/28/2009 6:45:22 PM PDT by exist
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To: Blogger

Bill’s a dork. I decide.


73 posted on 05/28/2009 6:45:30 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: kristinn
O’Reilley and the rest of Fox talking heads have an agenda. Not only BO but Cavuto and Beck seem that there is a need to be “Fair and Balanced”. Geraldo is the token “fair and balanced” freak that they all go to when issues concerning traditional American values hit the fan. They can count on Geraldo to balance out those issues that we most care about. Bill O will push one issue while trashing most we believe in. Lately Cavuto will take the other side on an issue we believe in just to be “fair and balanced”. Calling Dems. Socialists comes to mind. Neil freaked out over the notion of calling DemRats socialists. Beck, although he is the only one I actually listen to, makes a point out of hearing both sides. He had interview with a CIA guy recently against Joel Rosenberg that he totally screwed up in my opinion.

I watch very little TV, and when I do it's Fox. Lately, I don't care much for Fox. There's one dude on Fr that has the name chuck the TV out. That's the way I'm leaning.

74 posted on 05/28/2009 6:45:45 PM PDT by appleseed
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To: kristinn

O’Reilly cannot be wrong.


75 posted on 05/28/2009 6:45:48 PM PDT by Chris DeWeese (http://www.firstcenturychristianity.net)
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To: kristinn

Yes, it’s a pretty sure sign of a self-centered narcissist when he only listens to himself and won’t admit when he’s wrong.

As for the reference to Sotomayor’s possible health problems by a poster on FR, that seems fair enough to me. The age and the probable length of tenure of a Supreme Court nominee are ALWAYS matters of interest and concern. I don’t believe that anyone said they wished she would die, as that fatuous comedienne did about Rush at the Washington Press Club, with Obama grinning and smirking at her vile comments. And, yes, he was caught on camera doing it.


76 posted on 05/28/2009 6:46:33 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: staytrue

O’Blowhard is a freakin’ Populist of the worse kind.


77 posted on 05/28/2009 6:46:35 PM PDT by PeaceBeWithYou (De Oppresso Liber! (50 million and counting in Afganistan and Iraq))
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To: kristinn

Ok! Enough! Who here made an obnoxious comment about Comrade Sodomizer?


78 posted on 05/28/2009 6:46:36 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Putin warned Obama not to pursue Marxism. Obama has ignored him.)
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To: exit82; FloridianBushFan

Thanks....I told FBF his post was rude...


79 posted on 05/28/2009 6:46:41 PM PDT by Guenevere
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To: staytrue

A decent job?

Check out his job with the ACORN bots tonight.

No wonder he was the host of an entertainment show.

There’s no “there”, there.


80 posted on 05/28/2009 6:46:57 PM PDT by exit82 (The Obama Cabinet: There was more brainpower on Gilligan's Island.)
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To: wombtotomb

Maybe HUB was still thing about the CAPS.


81 posted on 05/28/2009 6:47:00 PM PDT by TweetEBird007
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To: FloridianBushFan

Why should anyone care about certain people occaisionally making off color comments on a site like this? It’s a public forum. there’s gonna be a few things said that maybe shouldn’t be said.

SO WHAT? it’s called life.


82 posted on 05/28/2009 6:47:00 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: FloridianBushFan; Jim Robinson

If you are going to talk about Mr. Jim Robinson, maybe you should ping him to your post so he has an opportunity to respond to your insult.


83 posted on 05/28/2009 6:47:01 PM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: FloridianBushFan

“In this case neither man showed much class. “

My take is this is making a mountain out of a molehill.

Obama and the democrats are in the process of bankrupting the USA. That is the real issue.


84 posted on 05/28/2009 6:47:06 PM PDT by staytrue
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To: NeoCaveman

That is exactly what I wish they would do. O’Reilly is so egotistical that he is never happier (with a tingle down his leg, no doubt) than when he asks a guest what they thought of his latest “hard-hitting interview” - lol. “But enough about me, what do YOU think about me?”


85 posted on 05/28/2009 6:47:06 PM PDT by GnuHere
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To: FloridianBushFan
I just speak the truth

Hat size?

86 posted on 05/28/2009 6:47:36 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain, Pro Deo et Patria)
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To: staytrue

O’Reilly is one guy who does a decent enough job and more often than not is on the side of common sense (aka the conservative side).
__________________________________________

LOL! Wut?


87 posted on 05/28/2009 6:48:08 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama. Clear and Pres__ent Danger.)
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To: muawiyah
What we can't take is another inadequate Liberal on the court. If necessary body cavity checks are not out of line. Too much is at stake.

If it weren't classified as being "torture", performing said cavity checks could be the first ueseful thing Gitmo prisoners ever did...and nobody (well, hardly anyone) else is so deserving of such a "privilege".

88 posted on 05/28/2009 6:48:11 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (The mob got President Barabbas; America got shafted)
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To: exit82
while you might think its ok to call someone a elitist gasbag. To me it is still name calling and there is no reason for stooping down to O'Reilly's level. Neither one showed much class. This is my opinion and currently in America I am entitled to it still.
89 posted on 05/28/2009 6:48:34 PM PDT by FloridianBushFan
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To: FloridianBushFan

Boy you sure stepped in it this time.

If you took BOR class and melted it down into gasoline, it wouldn’t be enough to drive a pissant’s motorcycle around a beebee.

Mr. Jim Robinson on the other hand is the classiest, most patriotic individual I have ever had the pleasure interacting with.

You obviously don’t belong here.


90 posted on 05/28/2009 6:48:54 PM PDT by stentorian conservative (I'm tired of being Johnny B. Goode and I'm gonna start being Johnny Reb.)
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To: kristinn

Omitting details is self-serving ... ie. propaganda.


91 posted on 05/28/2009 6:49:34 PM PDT by maggief
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To: xzins
“Whether O’Reilly, Hannity, Baird, you name it, they all use these cycled and recycled talking heads like Morris, Newt, Huck, and each other, and it just gets a little boring.”

So true.

And the morning show has gotten to be all fluff and no substance unless they have Glenn Beck on.

How many times will Fox&Friends have the story about the test the Dallas Cheerleaders are now taking. Obviously, they are running this story so they can keep putting the video of the cheerleaders on. If I wanted fluff, I'd turn the channel to something besides the “news” in the morning.

92 posted on 05/28/2009 6:49:49 PM PDT by FR_addict (www.conservativesinactionusa.com)
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To: Cicero

“As for the reference to Sotomayor’s possible health problems by a poster on FR, that seems fair enough to me.”

Far more fair than the intense scrutiny of W’s possible-alcoholism cum “questionable recovery” for 8 years. That was the topic of one thread that I began.


93 posted on 05/28/2009 6:50:15 PM PDT by jessduntno (July 4th, 2009. Washington DC. Gadsden Flags. Be There.)
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To: FloridianBushFan

You’re really not saying anything, as this site is open to the universe and gets all kinds. VERY few over-the-line comments, really.


94 posted on 05/28/2009 6:50:36 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: FloridianBushFan; Guenevere
Sorry, your comments are offensive. The purpose of this board DOES NOT INCLUDE criticising Conservatives or Conservative principles.

Our targets include LEFTWINGTARDS.

Sometimes when I eat too low on the glycemic scale for the day, and maybe overdo my meds I get this blood sugar drop down to 60 mg/dl and my comments may well seem out of tune with the "goodytwoshoes" standards of the Bushbots ~ but that's just too bad. My targets deserve my sour disposition and I may let it fly.

95 posted on 05/28/2009 6:51:59 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: All

96 posted on 05/28/2009 6:52:21 PM PDT by RasterMaster (DUmocrats - the party of slavery, sedition, subversion, socialism & surrender)
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To: firebrand

And I’m not referring to Mr. Robinson’s comment!


97 posted on 05/28/2009 6:52:55 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: FloridianBushFan

Hey, you can say anything you want, FRiend.

As can I.

But you stepped in it when you called the owner of the site a man with no class, and did not ping him.

Hope you have your galoshes on.


98 posted on 05/28/2009 6:52:55 PM PDT by exit82 (The Obama Cabinet: There was more brainpower on Gilligan's Island.)
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To: cripplecreek

“That’s because O’Reilly looks out for O’Reilly and he can’t afford to have people looking up his loofa.”

***Oh, yuck....what an image.


99 posted on 05/28/2009 6:53:05 PM PDT by azishot
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To: kristinn
I can't figure O’Reilly out. I don't know anyone, right or left who admits to watching him. I never hear anyone say, “hey, did you catch O’Reilly last night”, they talk about Beck or even sports chat shows, but not BORing.
100 posted on 05/28/2009 6:53:05 PM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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