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Donít smear OíReilly with Tiller assassination
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | June 1, 2009 | Jay Bookman

Posted on 06/01/2009 3:38:26 PM PDT by GoldStandard

I see where some folks are trying to nail Bill O’Reilly for somehow inciting the assassination of Dr. George Tiller, a Kansas abortion provider, as Tiller was handing out programs at his church Sunday.

I think O’Reilly is a pompous jerk, and the evidence demonstrates that he clearly went well overboard in his condemnation and demonization of Tiller.

But let’s be serious here. It’s irresponsible to link O’Reilly in any way to the crime in question. Even if you had evidence that the suspected killer was an O’Reilly devotee — and I have seen nothing to that effect — you would need a much stronger showing of cause and effect to justify such a serious accusation.

After all, Tiller was a controversial figure in his own right, the focus of protests and physical attacks and political grandstanding at the state and national level. This tragedy could have and probably would have happened even if O’Reilly had never mentioned Tiller’s name on the air.

O’Reilly, Limbaugh and others are symptoms of a problem, but for the most part they are not causes of the problem. If they did not exist, someone else would be sitting there doing what they do, because they are meeting a market demand. Look at Lou Dobbs and the schtick that resurrected his career; look at Michael Weiner, who laughably rebranded himself Michael Savage. They’re all playing roles for a profit, feeding off the paranoia and resentment of a certain type of American.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Georgia; US: Kansas
KEYWORDS: abortion; billoreilly; foxnews; georgetiller; oreilly; smear; tiller
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1 posted on 06/01/2009 3:38:26 PM PDT by GoldStandard
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To: GoldStandard

“O’Reilly, Limbaugh and others are symptoms of a problem, but for the most part they are not causes of the problem.”

How stupid can someone be, to include Limbaugh and Ohreally in the same category?


2 posted on 06/01/2009 3:41:14 PM PDT by jessduntno (July 4th, 2009. Washington DC. Gadsden Flags. Be There.)
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To: GoldStandard

Leave it to the MSM to “blame “ any critics of Tiller while saying “don’t blame the critics”. Sleazy.

Can’t wait for this paer to go under too.

And BTW, there is NEVER coverage of any blacks protesting Abortion..and there were more blacks protesting at Tillers’ clinic than whites.


3 posted on 06/01/2009 3:41:35 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: GoldStandard

Bill who? Never heard of him.


4 posted on 06/01/2009 3:44:25 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: GoldStandard
Just witnessed MSNBC the Ed Show blaming O'Reilly.
5 posted on 06/01/2009 3:44:31 PM PDT by God'sgrrl
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To: jessduntno

Ohhhhhhhh...Jay Bookman AJC...stupid question...sorry...will drop him a line to tell him what an idiot he is; jbookman@ajc.com


6 posted on 06/01/2009 3:45:39 PM PDT by jessduntno (July 4th, 2009. Washington DC. Gadsden Flags. Be There.)
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To: GoldStandard

Whatever. BOR misrepresented FR, now he will get a taste of his own medicine. Open wide, Bill.


7 posted on 06/01/2009 3:47:38 PM PDT by dfwgator (The Huskies are Gator Bait!)
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To: GoldStandard

Who cares about O’Reilly. He turn’s a blind eye towards the legitimate doubt of Hussein’s origin of birth, just like all the other so-called “journalists”. Let him fend for himself. I can’t stand that narcissistic pompass ass.


8 posted on 06/01/2009 3:48:04 PM PDT by 3boysdad
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Can we blame the anti war nuts for the shooting of our servicemen when they come home???


9 posted on 06/01/2009 3:48:21 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: GoldStandard
Don’t smear O’Reilly with Tiller assassination

Too late. Brian Williams did just that on the evening news just now.
10 posted on 06/01/2009 3:48:57 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: GoldStandard

"Booger, Booger, Booger..."

11 posted on 06/01/2009 3:51:02 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: GoldStandard
Bill is not responsible for anyone's death but he did dig this PR hole very deep all by himself. Let's watch him spin.


12 posted on 06/01/2009 3:51:59 PM PDT by paulycy (BEWARE the LIBERAL/MEDIA Complex)
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To: GoldStandard
O’Reilly, Limbaugh and others are symptoms of a problem, but for the most part they are not causes of the problem.

No. Tiller is a symptom of a problem. A million women a year are killing their young, and men like Tiller take their money and do their dirty work for them. Thats a problem, but if Tiller didn't do it, some other moral imbecile would.

13 posted on 06/01/2009 3:52:17 PM PDT by marron
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QUESTION: Why have I read so many anti-BOR comments here on FR? Calling him a jerk, etc. etc. etc.

I respect him for angering the liberal MSM the way he has. Granted, he & I disagree on a few issues (the death penalty, the Drug War, & maybe a few others), but that’s OK w/ me. After all, I doubt if there are any 2 ppl who agree on all issues all of the time.


14 posted on 06/01/2009 3:52:47 PM PDT by ChrisInAR (The Tenth Amendment is still the Supreme Law of the Land, folks -- start enforcing it for a CHANGE!)
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To: GoldStandard

BOR’s fault!


15 posted on 06/01/2009 3:53:00 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Nemo me impune lacessit (Two terms for politicians, one in office, one in jail.))
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Because he has bashed our website.


16 posted on 06/01/2009 3:54:20 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: GoldStandard
O’Reilly, Limbaugh and others... Look at Lou Dobbs... look at Michael Weiner...

Can I play that game, too?

Can I say "Look at Charles Kuralt, whose lies about American "On The Road" wholesomeness while keeping two secret bigamous familes at each end of it, led to the permissiveness that we see to day that is leading to the decline of American morals."

Can I blame Charles Kuralt?

-PJ

17 posted on 06/01/2009 3:54:45 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (This just in... Voting Republican is a Terrorist act!)
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To: Liberty Valance
O’Rielly can dish it out, he better be able to take it. Beyond that, blaming a newstalk show host for something that happened on the other side of the country is asinine. And it was a MURDER, not an assassination. I am with Rush, the drive by media is now and until further notice to be referred to as the state run media. SRM!
18 posted on 06/01/2009 3:55:48 PM PDT by gidget7 (Duncan Hunter-Valley Forge Republican!)
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To: marron
Absolutely, and let us not forget, women killing there young IS A HUGE PART of the problem. It is not in human instinct to do that, it is abnormal.
19 posted on 06/01/2009 3:57:31 PM PDT by gidget7 (Duncan Hunter-Valley Forge Republican!)
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To: ChrisInAR

You must have missed what he said about this site the other day. And even before that he was unbearable.


20 posted on 06/01/2009 3:58:50 PM PDT by pepperhead (Kennedys float, Mary Jos don't)
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