Skip to comments.O'Reilly's Campaign Against Murdered Doctor
Posted on 05/31/2009 7:20:08 PM PDT by nickcarraway
The Fox News star had compared Tiller to a Nazi, called him a "baby killer," and warned of "Judgment Day" |
When his show airs tomorrow, Bill O'Reilly will most certainly decry the death of Kansas doctor George Tiller, who was killed Sunday while attending church services with his wife. Tiller, O'Reilly will say, was a man who was guilty of barbaric acts, but a civilized society does not resort to lawless murder, even against its worst members. And O'Reilly, we can assume, will genuinely mean this.
But there's no other person who bears as much responsibility for the characterization of Tiller as a savage on the loose, killing babies willy-nilly thanks to the collusion of would-be sophisticated cultural elites, a bought-and-paid-for governor and scofflaw secular journalists. Tiller's name first appeared on "The Factor" on Feb. 25, 2005. Since then, O'Reilly and his guest hosts have brought up the doctor on 28 more episodes, including as recently as April 27 of this year. Almost invariably, Tiller is described as "Tiller the Baby Killer."
Tiller, O'Reilly likes to say, "destroys fetuses for just about any reason right up until the birth date for $5,000." He's guilty of "Nazi stuff," said O'Reilly on June 8, 2005; a moral equivalent to NAMBLA and al-Qaida, he suggested on March 15, 2006. "This is the kind of stuff happened in Mao's China, Hitler's Germany, Stalin's Soviet Union," said O'Reilly on Nov. 9, 2006.
O'Reilly has also frequently linked Tiller to his longtime obsession, child molestation and rape. Because a young teenager who received an abortion from Tiller could, by definition, have been a victim of statutory rape, O'Reilly frequently suggested that the clinic was covering up for child rapists (rather than teenage boyfriends) by refusing to release records on the abortions performed.
When Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline, an O'Reilly favorite who faced harsh criticism for seeking Tiller's records, was facing electoral defeat by challenger Paul Morrison, O'Reilly said, "Now we don't endorse candidates here, but obviously, that would be a colossal mistake. Society must afford some protection for viable babies and children who are raped." (Morrison ultimately unseated Kline.)
This is where O'Reilly's campaign against George Tiller becomes dangerous. While he never advocated anything violent or illegal, the Fox bully repeatedly portrayed the doctor as a murderer on the loose, allowed to do whatever he wanted by corrupt and decadent authorities. "Also, it looks like Dr. Tiller, who some call Tiller the Baby Killer, is spending a large amount of money in order to get Mr. Morrison elected. That opens up all kinds of questions," said O'Reilly on Nov. 6, 2006, in one of many suggestions that Tiller was improperly influencing the election.
Tiller's excuses for performing late-term abortions, O'Reilly suggested, were frou-frou, New Age, false ailments: The woman might have a headache or anxiety, or have been dumped by her boyfriend. She might be "depressed," scoffed O'Reilly, which he dismissed as "feeling a bit blue and carr[ying] a certified check." There was, he proposed on Jan. 5, 2007, a kind of elite conspiracy of silence on Tiller. "Yes, OK, but we know about the press. But it becomes a much more intense problem when you have a judge, confronted with evidence of criminal wrongdoing, who throws it out on some technicality because he wants to be liked at the country club. Then it's intense."
Tiller, said O'Reilly on Jan. 6 of this year, was a major supporter of then-Gov. Kathleen Sebelius. "I think it's unfairly characterized as just a grip and grin relationship. He was a pretty big supporter of hers." She had cashed her campaign check from Tiller, "doesn't seem to be real upset about this guy operating a death mill, which is exactly what it is in her state, does she?" he asked on July 14 of last year. "Maybe she'll -- maybe she'll pardon him," he scoffed two months ago.
I could see this coming from a mile away.
It did not take them very long to start blaming BO.
Gabriel, which of these characterizations by Bill were inaccurate?
Where was this outrage when four Oakland police officers were shot dead?
So, what did Reilly say that wasn’t true?
It’s OK to call Bush a Nazi, but not Tiller, who murdered many thousands of innocent babies and frequently broke the laws of Kansas?
And, yes, Tiller did donate very large sums to Sebelius, a vicious pro-abort, who helped ensure that his crimes were not punished.
You know, it's not like this was some kind of right-wing conspiracy to murder baby-killers.
Is Bill O’Reilly even pro-life? I never knew he was. I thought he might have been against partial birth abortion, but not pro-life.
Salon ? Dude.
I’m gonna have to tune it to Bill O’Reilly lame Talking Points Memo thing to see what he says.
I can’t stand Bill O’Reilly, but he was absolutely right on Tiller and I don’t see how anybody could say otherwise. O’Reilly didn’t kill him and didn’t urge anybody to kill him; Tiller was a murderer and an evil man, and it’s not surprising that his deeds came back on him in the end.
Maybe Tiller repented at the last minute; that’s for God to know. But he lived an evil, bloody life and there’s no making it pretty or denying it.
They can’t even wait.
Oh, my. O’Reilly labeled these fascist baby killing monsters as the equivalent of the Nazis? As if 50,000,000 murdered innocent and helpless unborn children were genocide or something? Infanticide? The unspeakable American Holocaust?
God help us. Pray for America.
What a HYPOCRITE! Why would a LOSER like Tiller EVER go to CHURCH??
Mr. Tiller was no innocent victim.
Mr. Tiller was no innocent victim.
I can think of one other person responsible for this "characterization" - George Tiller.
Well, now that I’ve read this, I guess I don’t have to watch BO, tomorrow night...(sarc off).