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O’Reilly Chides Jon Lovitz For His ‘Disrespectful’ Remarks About Obama
Mediaite ^ | May 9, 2012 | Meenal Vamburkar

Posted on 05/09/2012 6:29:12 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Jon Lovitz chatted with Bill O’Reilly on Wednesday about Lovitz’s profane comments about President Obama.

O’Reilly pegged the remarks as “disrespectful” — acknowledging Lovitz’s perspective, but asserting that anyone in the office of the presidency deserves to be respected.

“You were kind of disrespectful,” O’Reilly said. “Do you feel bad about that?”

“No, because you have to put it in context,” Lovitz replied, specifying that he’s a comedian, and the nature of that is to be “just open and honest.” What you can’t say on television, you can say in a private club, he said.

O’Reilly agreed, but noted that in today’s day and age, everything’s instantly shared online. Even though he’s “sympathetic,” he said, “I want the presidency, the office to be respected. I don’t want those people using those kinds of terms to describe any president. Do you see my point?”

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1 posted on 05/09/2012 6:29:15 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Ted Baxter can shut his populist pie hole.


2 posted on 05/09/2012 6:30:52 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Free ThinkerNY
President Obama

Just to call this impostor "President" is an insult to every American who ever lived.

This anti-American muslim, illegal alien, traitor deserves no respect!

3 posted on 05/09/2012 6:33:15 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: Free ThinkerNY

how can you disrespect a forger, fraud, usurper communist.


4 posted on 05/09/2012 6:34:55 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: Free ThinkerNY

FUBOR!


5 posted on 05/09/2012 6:36:25 PM PDT by AU72
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To: AU72

Øbama is a piece of $#1t.

with all due respect to small pieces of excrement.


6 posted on 05/09/2012 6:37:39 PM PDT by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The BOR is still drinking the Flavor-Aid I see.


7 posted on 05/09/2012 6:38:39 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

O’Really being O’Really—hey, Bill, Obama can k-ss my a$$.


8 posted on 05/09/2012 6:39:10 PM PDT by izzatzo (Just beat Obama.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I haven’t watched Bill O’Reilly since 2004 when he said the Swift Boat vets had no right to be heard. I can’t imagine why any conservative would.


9 posted on 05/09/2012 6:40:10 PM PDT by South40
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To: Free ThinkerNY
“No, because you have to put it in context,” Lovitz replied, specifying that he’s a comedian,

I have to say (even though I probably agree with stuff he said about 0bama, although probably not the terminology), I tire of people hiding behind the "comedian" label who use all the finesse of a jackhammer in a sandbox when dealing with politics and claim "comedy" when they commit the second sin of not even being funny about it. (And "foul" just makes it worse.)

It's right there with newspeople who can't decide if they're reporters or commentators or editorializers, or all of the above at the same time.

10 posted on 05/09/2012 6:40:54 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If you read the whole article, Jon Lovitz caves in to O’Reilly. Another worthless “entertainer.”


11 posted on 05/09/2012 6:41:01 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: Free ThinkerNY

BO is such a putz!


12 posted on 05/09/2012 6:41:17 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Mases Could Be Farts)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

O’Reilly is Mr PC. He is arrogant, pompous, and annoying.

I make it a habit to not watch his show because he is a loudmouth and believes his opinion is the only one with merit. In short, he is an idiot not worth my time.


13 posted on 05/09/2012 6:41:48 PM PDT by mardi59 (THE REBELLION IS ON!!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

An old Navy E-9 Chief Petty Officer told me when I was an Ensign that “you had to give respect to receive it.”. While I greatly respect a Commanding Officer position, if he or she (now) didn’t deserve respect I couldn’t give it to the person!


14 posted on 05/09/2012 6:42:22 PM PDT by NavyCaptain (NavyCaptain)
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To: bicyclerepair

You’ll be getting hate mail from toilets all over the country.


15 posted on 05/09/2012 6:42:47 PM PDT by Dick Bachert
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Why people watch this creep, I'll never know.

BO=JO

16 posted on 05/09/2012 6:46:23 PM PDT by Post5203 (Newter 0bama...The real Axis of Evil...Washington, New York City and Hollywood.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

17 posted on 05/09/2012 6:47:10 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hey Bill! If you think Lovitz was disrespectful you should come and talk to me and my buds!


18 posted on 05/09/2012 6:48:06 PM PDT by Bigun ("The most fearsome words in the English language are I'm from the government and I'm here to help!")
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To: South40

I quit even before that. Still can’t understand the respect some here on FR still give the blowhard!


19 posted on 05/09/2012 6:49:56 PM PDT by packrat35 (When will we admit we are now almost a police state?)
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To: laweeks

I stopped watching Bill O’Reilly a Year ago....

I havent missed a thing.

He interupts every Guest and barks out His opinions as if they trump any of his Guest’s.

He is a pompous Turd sniffer.


20 posted on 05/09/2012 6:51:12 PM PDT by LtKerst
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To: Free ThinkerNY; mickie; flaglady47
In an ensuing segment after the Lovitz film clip, Dennis Miller put O'Reilly right in his place when defending his (Miller's) comedian friend Lovitz.

There was visible enmity between the two on the subject....but after saying his piece Miller backed off rather than fight with the host. The segment was very tense, in my opinion.

An unsmiling Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia Attorney General, also lambasted O'Reilly tonight in regards to the Norfolk racial beating and O'Reilly's week-long reportage of same. There was also thinly veiled hostility in the interaction between the two.

All in all, not a very good night for the Bloviator who is used to having his own way and the last word on everything.

Leni

21 posted on 05/09/2012 6:57:34 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Free ThinkerNY
O’Reilly agreed, but noted that in today’s day and age, everything’s instantly shared online. Even though he’s “sympathetic,” he said, “I want the presidency, the office to be respected. I don’t want those people using those kinds of terms to describe any president. Do you see my point?”

I don't see his point, no. A comedian unleashing profanity about the president - any president - in a stand-up act in a private club for the amusement of customers who paid to hear him is not a problem. Wasn't when the target was Bush or Palin, isn't now. O'Reilly is making a silly argument in a vain attempt to win "fairness" points from liberals who've never worried about things like fairness.
22 posted on 05/09/2012 7:06:40 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: Free ThinkerNY

A flaming liberal like John Lovitz finally speaks some truth about Obama and Mr. Fair and Balanced feels the urge to chastise him. What a pandering-to-the-left freakin’ moron O’Reily is.

Bill is an egotistical jack-ass. Mr. “fair and balanced” my arse.

The day he called Ibrahim Hooper a quote, “stand up guy”, you know.. the guy who is the national communications director and spokesperson for the council on American islamic relations (CAIR), was the day I finally said to H@#% with Bill O’Reily.

Hey Bill, truth is what’s fair. Pandering to cretins in order to “appear” fair and balanced does not make one “acutally” fair and balanced.


23 posted on 05/09/2012 7:10:40 PM PDT by CaptainKrunch (Freedom is what's fair.)
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To: laweeks
If you read the whole article, Jon Lovitz caves in to O’Reilly. Another worthless “entertainer.”

Respect is earned.

Baxter genuflicts for an opportunity to interview Obama once again.

“He who does not have the courage to speak up for his rights cannot earn the respect of others.” -  Rene G. Torres quotes

Any excuse will serve a tyrant - Aesop

The tyrant always talks as if he's preserving the best interests of his people when he actually acts to undermine them. Ramman Kenoun

“Every tyrant who has lived has believed in freedom - for himself”  Elbert Hubbard quotes

“Both oligarch and tyrant mistrust the people, and therefore deprive them of their arms.” -  Aristotle quotes

Any dictator would admire the uniformity and obedience of the U.S. media. Noam Chomsky

It is a paradox that every dictator has climbed to power on the ladder of free speech. Immediately on attaining power each dictator has suppressed all free speech except his own - Herbert Hoover

Perhaps the fact that we have seen millions voting themselves into complete dependence on a tyrant has made our generation understand that to choose one's government is not necessarily to secure freedom - Friedrich August von Hayek

24 posted on 05/09/2012 7:11:42 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: Bratch
BOR's fraternal twin:


25 posted on 05/09/2012 7:20:21 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: packrat35
Maybe the BOR supporters can explain that whole loofah-felafel thing again.

I'll go get some popcorn - be right back.

26 posted on 05/09/2012 7:23:37 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Jack Hydrazine

You got it right! It was Flavor-Aid,not Kool-Aid that the people at Jonestown drank.


27 posted on 05/09/2012 7:29:39 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you so much,Pumpkin. You're the best cat in the world.)
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To: CaptainKrunch
That's the ticket!

Why is it nobody screamed when "comedians" solicited presidential assassins against George Bush but the mildest rebuke of the current regime is seen as a Nuremberg crime?

28 posted on 05/09/2012 7:30:01 PM PDT by stormhill
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To: laweeks

AMEN


29 posted on 05/09/2012 7:36:12 PM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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BOR purposefully playing a strained center position so he can interview the president on his show at a future date. PERIOD!


30 posted on 05/09/2012 7:36:51 PM PDT by RBStealth
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

31 posted on 05/09/2012 7:40:44 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: South40

Right there with you! O’Bloviator was done right then with the missus and me.


32 posted on 05/09/2012 7:47:56 PM PDT by Dahoser (Separation of church and state? No, we need separation of media and state.)
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To: stormhill
"Why is it nobody screamed when "comedians" solicited presidential assassins against George Bush but the mildest rebuke of the current regime is seen as a Nuremberg crime?"

LOL.

 

33 posted on 05/09/2012 7:53:10 PM PDT by CaptainKrunch (Freedom is what's fair.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
never watch BO...neither one of them...the blow hard one on fox nor the other POS in wash...BO stands for body odor...you have to hold your nose for all three!
34 posted on 05/09/2012 8:03:50 PM PDT by ldish (Give me Freedom and Liberty or let's kick some a**!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
never watch BO...neither one of them...the blow hard one on fox nor the other POS in wash...BO stands for body odor...you have to hold your nose for all three!
35 posted on 05/09/2012 8:04:49 PM PDT by ldish (Give me Freedom and Liberty or let's kick some a**!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I feel bad for laughing at this.

I just got done watching a program about Jonestown on History Channel Two.

They played an actual recording of Jones’last words and he sounded like he might have been high. He did a lot of drugs.

Do you happen to know how many days it took for the news of the deaths to reach the U.S.?


36 posted on 05/09/2012 8:08:11 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you so much,Pumpkin. You're the best cat in the world.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I haven’t had Kool-Aid in a while;I would put WAY too much sugar in it,LOL.


37 posted on 05/09/2012 8:09:31 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you so much,Pumpkin. You're the best cat in the world.)
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To: packrat35

Because it actually is a fair-and-balanced show, unlike, say, ABC/NBC/CBS/CNN or Hannity/Rush. If you only want your viewpoint parroted back to you watch one of the other shows. O’Reilly is the show to watch if you like hearing debate and a variety of opinions on an issue. The typical trope for O’Reilly-haters here on FR is to post an opinion of O’Reilly’s that they disagreed with and then claim he’s an idiot and they’ll never watch the show. Which means you simply miss the point of a fair-and-balanced show where you’re going to be exposed to a mix of opinions you like and ones you don’t. With O’Reilly, you know you’ll almost always get to hear both opinions on an issue in a debate format. Which is what makes it one of the most interesting and entertaining news programs on TV.


38 posted on 05/09/2012 8:31:51 PM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
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To: mardi59
I make it a habit to not watch his show because he is a loudmouth and believes his opinion is the only one with merit.

No, you have it 100% completely backwards. The people who host purely liberal or conservative shows are the ones who believe their opinions are the only ones with merit. Because O'Reilly always brings guests on who vehemently disagree with him or with each other, he proves that he respects and gives voice to a variety of opinions. You're free to dislike his aggressive personality, but I prefer to watch entertaining shows and not snoozefests where people do nothing but monologue endlessly or be "polite" and "civil" to each other. Yawn.

39 posted on 05/09/2012 8:34:51 PM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

"It's fun to do something funny and have the director laughing.
It makes you feel good." -- Jon Lovitz

40 posted on 05/09/2012 8:37:09 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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Lovitz going off on Obama and the Buffet tax was excellent.


41 posted on 05/09/2012 8:41:21 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
“You were kind of disrespectful,”...respect has to be earned - this man of no integrity or decency, who refers to citizens of this country as "bitter people clinging to their Bibles and guns", has earned none......
42 posted on 05/09/2012 8:57:08 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

Three days?


43 posted on 05/09/2012 9:19:20 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

It took three days? Damn.

Unless you’re taking a guess. I didn’t know so that’s why I asked you. Nowadays it would be within minutes.


44 posted on 05/09/2012 9:37:42 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you so much,Pumpkin. You're the best cat in the world.)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

I remember it on the news when I was a kid. From what I remember reading about it later it took a few days for the world to know because Congressman Ryan’s delegation was murdered as well as several journalists with him.

I’m leaning toward the story that it was a CIA op for indoctrinating Americans with Marxist ideology. Jim Jones didn’t want that to be found out so that’s why he had everyone killed with cyanide-laced Flavor-Aid.


45 posted on 05/09/2012 10:20:42 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Dahoser
Right there with you! O’Bloviator was done right then with the missus and me.

The Swift Boat vets fought and bled for this country. Who the heck is BOR to say war veterans have no right to be heard?

BOR has also trashed the Tea Party.

He's a liberal who pretends to be independent so he can appease the left on what is widely considered to be a conservative leaning news network. I have no use for him.

46 posted on 05/09/2012 10:27:23 PM PDT by South40
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To: AnotherUnixGeek
O'Reilly is making a silly argument in a vain attempt to win "fairness" points from liberals who've never worried about things like fairness.

And declare their hate of him, anyway.

47 posted on 05/09/2012 10:54:10 PM PDT by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Why don’t they replace Ted Baxter with Laura Ingrahm she is 3 times smarter and a true conservative.


48 posted on 05/09/2012 11:01:42 PM PDT by Mogollon (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God. -- Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Congressman Ryan didn’t even need to go down there.It says a lot about him that he did.

How many other politicians would have? Probably none.

Only 1/3 of the people were ID’d.


49 posted on 05/09/2012 11:23:52 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you so much,Pumpkin. You're the best cat in the world.)
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To: South40

I haven’t watched him in a while either.


50 posted on 05/09/2012 11:25:28 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you so much,Pumpkin. You're the best cat in the world.)
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