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.
LOL, man, O’Reilly is one sick puppy.
Your comments are rude.
It’s now way past time that Fox News fires this bloviating, âIt’s all about meâ windbag who no longer provides viewers a âNO Spin Zoneâ 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.
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!
When are they going to replace this gasbag with the vastly superior Glenn Beck.
At least Glenn doesn’t drink his own bath water.
Two words for Billy: Andrea Mackris
You nailed it, Chaplin.
Besides, is anyone more in love with himself than BOR?
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.
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.
You know you are a pathetic marshmallow when Luntz calls you out!
I just speak the truth. I guess some just don't like to hear it.
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.
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.
Bill O’Reilly is a fence-sitting, middle-of-the-road, forked-tongued, so-so, loofah-loving, big BABY. [So there.]
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.
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.
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).
If so, he's more of a clueless moron than I thought.
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.
He’s pretty self-centered.
Bill’s a dork. I decide.
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.
O’Reilly cannot be wrong.
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.
O’Blowhard is a freakin’ Populist of the worse kind.
Ok! Enough! Who here made an obnoxious comment about Comrade Sodomizer?
Thanks....I told FBF his post was rude...
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.
Maybe HUB was still thing about the CAPS.
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.
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.
“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.
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?”
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).
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".
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.
Omitting details is self-serving ... ie. propaganda.
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.
“As for the reference to Sotomayors 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.
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.
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.
And I’m not referring to Mr. Robinson’s comment!
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.
“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.