Skip to comments.Oh Really, O’Reilly?
Posted on 04/19/2010 6:58:12 AM PDT by IbJensen
On the April 15th, 2010 broadcast of the OReilly Factor, you played a little too fast and loose with the truth when discussing the case of Lt. Col Terry Lakin. Lakin, whom we both recall refused orders to deploy to Afghanistan, cited lingering doubts over the constitutionality of Barack Obamas presidency, and by extension, the legality of his orders to deploy.
Before we get started, a word of advice: You should really skip the Humble Correspondent bit, your ego is enormous and dwarfed only by Obamas.
Your entire segment on Lakin was so laden with eye-rolls, snarky facial expressions and verbal sanctimony, your Body Language Expert, Tonya Reiman would have a field day dissecting it.
My principal beef with you is your oft-repeated claim that you single-handedly debunked the alleged myth that Barack Obama was not born in the United States by digging up two public notices in Hawaii papers announcing the August, 1961 birth of little Barry and that these notices prove beyond doubt that Obama was born in the United States.
You opined that Obamas parents would have had to fake Barack Obamas birth, cuz were gonna know hes gonna be president and that Newspapers only print birth announcements when you call them and tell them Hey, your babys born. Well, perhaps next time you get the urge to be so sanctimonious on air, you might check your facts first, for those statements expose your second-grade reasoning and feeble command of this issue.
Contrary to the narrow way in which youve framed this debate, there is not one, but several theories percolating about Barack Obamas citizenship, or lack thereof, ranging from his being born in Kenya to his being born in the US to parents who were ineligible to confer natural-born status upon him...
(Excerpt) Read more at canadafreepress.com ...
The body-language bit is an annoying waste of time. It just gives them a license to speculate on what’s in the mind of their subject.
O’Reilly, IMO, plays both sides for his own advancement. I turn him off and refuse to watch. Bill is consumed with trying to figure out if the Tea Party Movement can stay angry through November. Americans don’t retreat from a fight that will determine their freedom.
A soldier and a patriot fighting for our freedom and to rid us of traitors. Please pass to your address list and ask them to forward the video to theirs.
Hmmm. Top link takes me back to the FR summary posting. The bottom link doesn’t work.
"F---ING THING SUCKS!!!!"
“OReilly, IMO, plays both sides for his own advancement. “
O’Reilly is the number 1 ratings whore in the history of media. Why any FReeper watches this gasbag is beyond me.
I saw that on O'Reilly. Bill's got to be one of the most overpaid morons on the tube. Wonder why I had to show a notarized BC to DMV and the Court to get married, and I couldn't just bring a clipping from the local paper.
How is West doing?
BOR used to do the same thing with guests who didn't buy into the global warming propaganda. In fact, he was openly hostile to GW skeptics. But after "Climategate" and the increasing number of scientist-skeptics speaking their mind BOR changed his tune and became somewhat of a skeptic himself. ...but never acknowledged the change of position. His bloated ego wouldn't allow it.
Great post I watched him that night and you’re spot on.
Does anyone know what his demo actually is? Ted Baxter is an embarassment—his knowledge is painfully superficial. Who are these people who watch him?
I can barely take it anymore, but I end up tuning in when he is having decent guests, Rove, Coulter, et al.
I quit watching him around 8 years ago.
Wow! I would say that is an amazingly accurate assessment!
I woulsay instead of Bold..Old and rotten.
He told his audience that he proved Obama was born in the USA because he had shown the audience a copy of the birth announcement out of the newspaper in Hawaii. Wow — that is REAL Proof; is it not?
High time someone of credibility told this jerkoff where to stuff his opinions. Hats off to the author.
Why does anyone even watch this clown? When you have to keep patting yourself on the back and taking credit for anything and everything ... well seems to me one is only trying to convince his own self that he is somebody. OR tries to act tough. We quit watching him ages and ages ago. Not worth our time.
Give us Rush Limbaugh. Truth, honesty and courage all the way AND.... a PROVEN track record for over 20 years. What more can I say???? :) Rush trumps them all. Go Rush!!!
Well-written article, and I see no reason for a Lietenant Colonel doctor on the promotion list to Colonel to try some ploy to get out of the military. First, he’s paid extremely well without the headache’s of civilian medicine. Second, he has already been overseas a lot, and military families know that “one more time” simply goes with the territory. Third, as a senior, promotable LTC he absolutely HAS to be so near his 20 year retirement mark (if not already over it), that it would be silly to pull a stunt like this just to get out. He could just file retirement paperwork, instead.
So, I do think Lakin believes Obama should prove his qualifications. So do I. He has yet to do so.
And the truth is that O’Reilly’s reliance on birth announcements from a Honolulu paper PROVE that O’Reilly has seen no legal documentation of Obama’s birth. Otherwise, Oreilly would have simply presented that legal documentation. Instead, he had to rely on 2 little blurbs in a newspaper.
Obama should come clean and release his birth info, and school info, and SAT info, and LSAT info, and all transcripts, and all memberships and associations.
All I’m really saying is that I want to see the facts. I don’t want to be told about the facts.
It is proof O’Reilly is an idiot ;-)
Me and my blood pressure have kissed, and made up ;-)
O’Reilly has now staked the survival of his show on the premise that Obama is legit.
His position has evolved from pre-election when he promised to tell us who Obama really is, then changed his mind, to the interview with Obama where he (O’Reilly) began to identify with Obama (working class upbringing and so on).
We are now at the point where O’Reilly is an active defender of Obama and will never treat the eligibility issue fairly.
When the birth certificate & other hidden Obozo info. eventually turns up, that will be the end of the O’Reilly Factor.
Best way to neutralize O’Reilly stop watching him and FOX, let his advertisers know you no longer will buy their products.
We can no longer rely on FOX for unbiased news anymore.
I predict a new 3rd party unknown network will rise from the ashes of all these idiots and will pick up the job as being the checkpoint for our media.
Maybe Breitbart will take up the challenge!
Those newspaper announcements are suspect in themselves. The announcement is in between two lines. On the entire page of the newspaper, the only thing in between to lines are advertisements. All the other birth announcements are just printed one on top of the other.
I don’t see myself as some wild-eyed lunatic.
I just want to SEE the proof. And it’s just paperwork, so it’s really, really, incredibly easy to call the media in to see the paperwork and copy it.
Even a caveman could do it.
Dear Mr. BOR. I read op/eds like this one that raise legitimate questions. There may be simple answers that support YOUR conclusion, but they are good, fundamental questions regardless. But in your mind I’m a “birther” simply because I recognize legitimate questions? No.
I am not a birther, Mr. BOR, but if the answers to these questions are answered in a negative manner in terms of Zero’s birth I will BECOME a birther. So, how about demonstrate a little intellectual honesty and attempt to find the answers to these question.
You’re out of control and I’m lovin’ it! LOL!!!!!!!!
When this fraud is finally exposed, every dnc official that vouched for its’ authenticity should be procecuted for fraud and spend the next 20 years in prison.
They are afraid, all right. Imagine the consequences of finding out that the man who occupies the White House was indeed not born in the United States. The basic problem, of course, is that Obama is such an artful dodger. Whether or not he was born in the USA or not, he seems to be a foreigner.
Every dnc official and every rnc snake that kept his mouth shut and every media talking head that refused to acknowledge that an original has yet to be seen.
It’s stuff like that that makes be believe in concerted efforts to keep certain things out of the light.
And not just BOR. Unfortunately, as conservative pundits become successful they seem to become reluctant to upset the ruling class because they know their comfortable circumstances may come to a screeching halt.
“The announcement is in between two lines. “
I’ve looked at these repeatedly and never noticed this. Link please?
“”How is West doing?””
I’d say he’s getting a lot of publicity as two different videos were flying around all weekend by emails. The man is a patriot and a REAL African American!!!
“by digging up two public notices in Hawaii papers”
This gives O’Reilly way more credit than he deserves. “Found on Internet” more accurately describes the process. Had O’Reilly actually been the first to unearth these bits of evidence, my hat would have been off to him for useful investigative reporting. Instead, he’s let everyone else do the hard work and cherry-picked the results to make “news.”
Had he actually rolled up his sleeves and done some real investigative journalism, he would appreciate much better just how questionable the authenticity of the on-line COLB really is and he might ponder more seriously exactly why Obama keeps ducking the simple and obvious resolution of this dispute by showing us the long-form BC.
“”Great post I watched him that night and youre spot on””
Same here and I seldom watch him anymore. I was livid over his relying on the newspaper birth announcement and was going to write to him but this writer did a much better job of it.
Wonder if he’s caught on yet that yes - he is losing viewers!
BOR is a known, spinning pinhead.
Can u show us?