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Dana Milbank: Bill O'Reilly wants my head
The Washington Post ^ | 10 November 2010 | Dana Milbank

Posted on 11/10/2010 8:49:37 AM PST by Senator Goldwater

On Thursday night, O'Reilly asked, as part of a show that would be seen by 5.5 million people: "Does sharia law say we can behead Dana Milbank?" He then added, "That was a joke."

The next night, O'Reilly read a complaint from one of his viewers, Heidi Haverlock of Cleveland, who said: "I thought the joke about whether sharia law would allow the beheading of the Washington Post guy was completely inappropriate."

O'Reilly replied: "Well, let me break this to you gently, Heidi. If Dana Milbank did in Iran what he does in Washington, he'd be hummus."

O'Reilly's on-air fantasizing about violent ends for me was precipitated by a column I wrote describing Fox News's election-night coverage as a victory party for the Republicans. This didn't strike me as a terribly controversial point, but it evidently offended O'Reilly. "He said there were no Democrats except for Schoen on," O'Reilly complained. "It was an outright lie."

That would have been an outright lie, except that I said no such thing. I wrote: "To be fair and balanced, Fox brought in a nominal Democrat, pollster Doug Schoen. 'This is a complete repudiation of the Democratic Party,' he proclaimed."

Though I didn't claim Schoen was the sole Democrat, in hindsight I should have quoted other putative liberals who appeared on Fox that night - and sounded much like Schoen. There was Bob Beckel, proclaiming: "I feel like the blind guy whose guide dog died" and "I give all the credit to Republicans on this." Or Juan Williams on President Obama: "I just don't think he gets it."

O'Reilly has every right to quarrel with my opinion or question my accuracy. But why resort to intimidation and violent imagery?

Let's drop the thuggish tactics - before more people get hurt.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: commie; hack; pinhead; pinko
Pinhead.
1 posted on 11/10/2010 8:49:46 AM PST by Senator Goldwater
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To: Senator Goldwater

Are libs really this stupid?

Oh, journalist.....never mind.


2 posted on 11/10/2010 8:52:31 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Senator Goldwater
Let's drop the thuggish tactics - before more people get hurt.

I dare you to say that to an Imam.

Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to kill anyone who implies otherwise.

3 posted on 11/10/2010 8:52:42 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("Government has no other end, but the preservation of property." --John Locke)
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To: Senator Goldwater

To be fair and balanced O’Reilly should have identified someone on the other side to turn into hummus too.


4 posted on 11/10/2010 8:53:26 AM PST by bigbob
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To: Senator Goldwater

My opinion: O’Reilly should learn to refuse to take the bait and not allow himself to always get drawn into squabbles with these insignificant little pipsqueaks.


5 posted on 11/10/2010 8:54:02 AM PST by jpl (It's "My Big Fat Deadly Greek Riot", coming soon to a bankrupt socialist state near you.)
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To: Senator Goldwater
O'Reilly has every right to quarrel with my opinion or question my accuracy. But why resort to intimidation and violent imagery?

The left does this all day long. They only get pissy when someone does it to them. Besides, Bill said it was a joke. A poor taste joke, kind of funny but definitely poor taste.

6 posted on 11/10/2010 8:54:27 AM PST by dragonblustar ("... and if you disagree with me, then you sir, are worse than Hitler!" - Greg Gutfeld)
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To: Senator Goldwater

Isn’t that guy due to go into supercuts? No, not the one in the mosque.


7 posted on 11/10/2010 8:54:40 AM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Senator Goldwater

Dana, you ignorant slut (yes, I know Dana is a guy, but the appellation still applies), how hypocritical for you to claim O’Reilly took your statement incorrectly and/or out of context while blasting him for saying something perfectly correct: if you lived in Iran, that would certainly be a past-tense condition.


8 posted on 11/10/2010 8:55:50 AM PST by kevkrom (De-fund Obamacare in 2011, repeal in 2013!)
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To: Senator Goldwater

“Let’s drop the thuggish tactics - before more people get hurt.’

Libs love to call for censorship. They don’t think people should be allowed to even use a violent metaphor, even as a joke.

This is why people think libs are jerks.


9 posted on 11/10/2010 8:55:57 AM PST by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Senator Goldwater
"Does sharia law say we can behead Dana Milbank?" He then added, "That was a joke."
What's the matter Dana, you know it's true but you're afraid if you publicly admit it you might be beheaded?
10 posted on 11/10/2010 8:57:00 AM PST by lewislynn ( It's not going to be who wins a seat, rather it will be who loses a seat that will save America)
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To: Senator Goldwater

Who the heck is Darnell Milbank?


11 posted on 11/10/2010 8:57:19 AM PST by November 2010
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I wonder if Millbank is OK with:

MSNBC Host Calls for Revolution: ‘Real Change…Perhaps Through Violence’

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2624720/posts


12 posted on 11/10/2010 9:00:10 AM PST by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: Senator Goldwater

why resort to... violent imagery?

I guess Dana thinks that people getting hurt in hunting accidents is funny.

13 posted on 11/10/2010 9:02:37 AM PST by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: Senator Goldwater

Dana Milbank has a head? Who’d ‘ve guessed it?


14 posted on 11/10/2010 9:02:48 AM PST by Cicero
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To: Senator Goldwater

Bring me the head of Dana Milbank

15 posted on 11/10/2010 9:04:22 AM PST by xp38
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To: Senator Goldwater
Let's drop the thuggish tactics -

And where was Dana during the years of Bush-Hitler commentaries and imagery?

16 posted on 11/10/2010 9:04:25 AM PST by freespirited (This tagline dedicated to the memory of John Armor, a/k/a Congressman Billybob.)
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To: Senator Goldwater

Never heard of him...before this.


17 posted on 11/10/2010 9:06:25 AM PST by lonestar
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To: Da Coyote

Sharia law,I don’t know why but something about separation of church and state comes to mind.


18 posted on 11/10/2010 9:10:30 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Senator Goldwater

Weak, weak, weak. Lilly-livered, limp-noodle weak.


19 posted on 11/10/2010 9:21:12 AM PST by vpintheak (Obama sez I'm an enemy and I will be punished. My Saviour has overcome the world.)
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To: jpl
Did you know that this sort of thing is exactly what O’Reilly does for a living. You didn't think he was a News Reporter did you? This is right down his alley. If it were not for things like this he would not be the most watch program on cable.
20 posted on 11/10/2010 9:25:37 AM PST by fish hawk
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To: Senator Goldwater
Self-important whiny liberal alert.

This silly self-infatuated clown can not honestly believe that O’Reilly’s remarks really offer the remotest possibility of actual harm to his sniveling person, does he?

Well, considering that it's Dana Milbank, delusional left-wing drama queen, perhaps the answer is “yes.”

21 posted on 11/10/2010 9:30:13 AM PST by mojito
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To: jpl

Why not? O’Reilly managed to demonstrate beyond dispute that a wus is a wus is a wus.


22 posted on 11/10/2010 9:33:15 AM PST by Melchior
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To: fish hawk
Yeah, I know that O'Reilly is a combination analyst/entertainer, not a serious journalist, and that self-promotion is a big part of his schtick.

But I still think that some of this stuff just demeans himself and gives unnecessary attention to guys like Milbank. And believe me, they LOVE getting the publicity.

23 posted on 11/10/2010 9:54:46 AM PST by jpl (It's "My Big Fat Deadly Greek Riot", coming soon to a bankrupt socialist state near you.)
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To: Senator Goldwater
O'Reilly's on-air fantasizing about violent ends for me

Millbank will be dining out on this for years. Libs love nothing more than being threatened with death from people who are joking.

I can't read this dork's name without seeing his pathetic, chubby mug dressed in hunting gear the night Cheney accidentally got shot--oh, but ACTUAL victims of accidents, they're targets for jokes; ACTUAL jokes about violence, now, that's serious.

24 posted on 11/10/2010 10:05:58 AM PST by Darkwolf377 ( Mm, your tears are so yummy and sweet!Oh, the tears of unfathomable sadness! Mm-yummy! --E. Cartman)
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To: Senator Goldwater

Dana Milbank is a dishonest fool.

Wonder what he would say about Ted Rall’s open advocacy for rebvolution?

All I hear are crickets.


25 posted on 11/10/2010 10:13:44 AM PST by sauropod (The truth shall make you free but first it will make you miserable.)
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To: Senator Goldwater
Dana Milbank still has wet pants because 5.5 million people heard his name. Oh, the glory.
26 posted on 11/10/2010 10:15:35 AM PST by JPG (The GOP leadership is on probation. No second chances. Don't blow it.)
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To: jpl
I admit to watching O’Reilly almost every evening but for this reason, not for him , but I like his guests like Dennis Miller and Bernie Goldberg for two. As much as I can't stand Marc Lamont Hill, O’Reilly stands toe to toe with him and usually comes out on top. By the way, if you watched last night, Marc was putting down Christie (Gov.of NJ) about his size and weight and looks etc. and saying he could never be president because of his looks. If that is true, if Hillary ever runs against Michelle Bachmann or Sarah Palin, she is a goner. LOL
27 posted on 11/10/2010 10:58:05 AM PST by fish hawk
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To: Senator Goldwater

He did not resort to intimadation he merely mentioned what would ahppen to you udnr Shaira law.How is it liberals just don’t get reality? LIke they just can’t quite process or digest the truth?


28 posted on 11/10/2010 11:28:58 AM PST by chris_bdba
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To: Senator Goldwater
Dana Milbank: Bill O'Reilly wants my head

So what? You're not using it.

29 posted on 11/10/2010 5:15:38 PM PST by Dilbert56 (Harry Reid, D-Nev.: "We're going to pick up Senate seats as a result of this war.")
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