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).
And why would that church give him anything but a pew seat? He was an usher today - his wife was singing in the choir. The Descent of Lutherans/Episcopals/Presbyterians and all the other denominations who are going to hell in a handbasket for not holding themselves accountable to God’s word.
5000 people a year killed in drive-bys; where’s the ink in Salon? So many articles on such short notice, like the obit of a famous man, written in advance.
Holder is moving to protect abortuaries, where is the protection for the young, the poor and black who become victims of stray round in our cities?
Aren’t some of them named Malia also?
As for us, do not gloat over the bones of the murdered. So far, O’Reilly, Coulter, Op Rescue, are all being held responsible for this death. One stupid post will get FR on television again.
I think this is a good article, and one that portrays BOR’s take on Tiller accurately.
Nothing in there to be ashamed of, but rather to be proud of.
Liberal hero Bill Ayres says that violence against an unjust government is okay.
Yes there is. The person who bears the most responsibility for the characterization of Tiller as a savage is named... Tiller.
I’ve noticed that everybody that is for abortion has already been born. ~Ronald Reagan, quoted in New York Times, 22 September 1980
If BO had not gone to Notre Dame and celebrated his support for killing unborn babies, perhaps this murderer wouldn’t have chosen to take action.
Oh, you mean BO, Bill O’Reilly?
I mean the other BO.
Someone knew about the murderer three weeks ago
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watch out for scott roeder
hes the biggest fraud con man
on earth yehweh bless
Something is odd in this whole picture....
I don’t condone what happened, but I cannot weep for him.
Let’s be positive and celebrate the babies lives that were saved today.
Well stated, livius, and perfectly accurate observations.
Thanks for stating my opinion. :-)
Problem is that Tiller was exactly as described.
They need to stop talking so bad about drug dealers too. Somebody might shoot one of them.
Heck, he could win an honorary degree at Notre Dame.
This is a disaster for our side. The left will make Tiller a martyr & have more ammo in their push to take our liberties away.
Remember the DHS memo about pro lifers being dangerous extremist? This jack*** just poured gasoline on that fire.
Hell, where's their outrage when millions of babies are murdered in their mother's womb?
The Left suffers from selective moral outrage, it seems.
You have posted this in several threads now. It sounds pretty intriguing. Did you just find this googling around with his name?
I, too, knew this would be an opportunity to go after Fox News and blame them. I understand at the DU they are blaming FR.
If one baby is spared as a result of this then it is not a disaster.
Exactly, if anything it makes this author look like the evil one.
This is no ‘disaster’ for our side. It was one lone nut. What does it have to do with the arguments for or against abortion?
Every time the left wing media wants to place blame like this, I can’t help but think back to the Rodney King tape airings and subsequent riots.
The only person to blame for the murder of Tiller was the person who pulled the trigger.
Is there any doubt why odumbo jumped out in front of the story today? He framed the issue for his orgasmic worshippers in the media.
I am interested in how this plays out in terms of the left trying to take down BOR.
That is a lovely sentiment. I am living in the world as it is, rather than as it should be. And BO’s brownshirts will be all over this. Has everyone forgotten who is in power now, at every level?
Can you not understand how they will use this incident? So what if the shooter was acting alone? Why would the facts be relevant to the MSM or the current administration, or congress or courts?
This is a genuine disaster.
O’Reilly sucks. I can’t stand the guy most of the time. But I have no problem with what he did on Tiller. If your name is Tiller and your a abortion doctor you should expect people to call you Tiller The Baby Killer. That is just what happened here. And it isn’t Bill’s fault Tiller did so many abortions and got people mad at him.
And lets just say O’Reilly never said one word about Tiller. Anti abortion people would still know who he was and where he operated out of. Don’t they protest outside of abortion clinics all the time? Also I knew who he was and abortion isn’t a big issue for me and I never heard O’Reilly say anything about him. That is just how well known he had become. I just don’t see how anyone could blame O’Reilly for his death since Tiller had become so infamous. And even if he wasn’t, like I said, strongly anti-abortion people would have known who and where he was.
Actually, this is only the second thread I’ve come to with it. Another poster saw the comment on the video by this person warning that Tiller’s murderer is a con man.
I had seen it too. We are kind of brainstorming on another thread. It’s very odd to me that this poster was warning three weeks ago, then Scott Roeder kills Tiller today.
I’m hoping one of the FReepers is smarter than me and can figure it out.
And yes, it started with a Yahoo search.
Yeah, the orders to attack the entirety of the pro-Life movement filtered down through the hive right away.
Wonder if they had this article in the barrel as soon as something like this happened to Tiller? Kind of like how the mainstream media has those stories in the can right before a famous person dies.