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Bill O’Reilly’s Anti-gun Blarney
The New American ^ | 25 July 2012 | Selwyn Duke

Posted on 07/25/2012 7:21:51 AM PDT by Paladins Prayer

We expect anti-gun nonsense from people such as Bill Moyers and Little Big Gulp Bloomberg, but we might hope that Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly wouldn’t evoke an eye-rolling “Oh, really!” when discussing the subject. But as the crusty commentator further proved last night while arguing with a guest, Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), he still hasn’t done his homework on the firearms issue.

In full-fire mode while talking about the Aurora tragedy with Chaffetz, O’Reilly insisted that there should be special reporting to the FBI when people purchase, as he put it, “heavy weapons … mortars, howitzers, machine guns....” The ignorance displayed through that comment is profound.

First, if we instituted O’Reilly’s policy, obtaining a mortar, howitzer, or machine gun would be far easier than it currently is, as such weapons are tightly controlled under the National Firearms Act. In fact, the hoops one must jump through to purchase such weaponry include, but may not be limited to

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I watched the O'Reilly video. He really did act like a dope. Pathetic.
1 posted on 07/25/2012 7:22:01 AM PDT by Paladins Prayer
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To: Paladins Prayer

BOR needs to be Swift-Boated.


2 posted on 07/25/2012 7:24:07 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladins Prayer

Bill, you ignorant slut...


3 posted on 07/25/2012 7:25:31 AM PDT by Lexington Green (''Those who bite the hand that feeds them will lick the boots that kick them.'' -- Eric Hoffer)
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To: Paladins Prayer
How dare you.

O'Reilly has a graduate degree from Harvard, just like the President does.

We lowlifes should simply stand in quiet awe, contemplating their towering genius.

4 posted on 07/25/2012 7:25:52 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: Paladins Prayer

That was one of the most ignorant rants I’ve ever seen. And the guest could do little to counter O’Reilly’s talk-over though to his credit, he did try. To say O’Reilly is misinformed is far too generous -— this is willful ignorance.


5 posted on 07/25/2012 7:27:01 AM PDT by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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To: Paladins Prayer

I had it on while at the gym on the bike..Trust me, they have very few channels at the gym. Normally I avoid that guy like the plague.

It was typical O’Reilly, all emotion with no logic based argument presented. The minute he is faced with a refute to his emotion, he poo-poos it, shouts loud over his opponent and doesn’t engage on his debate opponent’s arguement.


6 posted on 07/25/2012 7:27:37 AM PDT by Chuzzlewit
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To: Paladins Prayer

So Bill is not play acting Devil’s Advocate role?

/I confess I didn’t watch the exchange.

I watched BOR years ago, after a couple months simply could not stand it/him any more.


7 posted on 07/25/2012 7:31:03 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Paladins Prayer

With BOR, it’s all about him.


8 posted on 07/25/2012 7:31:28 AM PDT by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: Paladins Prayer

O’Reilly is like the video version of the NY Post.


9 posted on 07/25/2012 7:33:44 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: Paladins Prayer

I gave up on O’Rielly years ago when he proved himself to be weak and pandering, especially to big problems, like Obama, that challenge the very existence of our nation and freedoms.

He always takes the middle ground, and never stands and fights for the big issues. He is useless in our fight to save our freedoms and our nation.


10 posted on 07/25/2012 7:35:59 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: Paladins Prayer

WHOA! We can buy MORTARS if we jump through the right hoops? The NFA paperwork for even a silencer is enough to make a grown man cry. I can’t imagine what sort of paperwork I’d need to buy an M30 or an M121 launcher and shells.


11 posted on 07/25/2012 7:38:41 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Paladins Prayer
So typical of O'Reilly, too.

After confronted with the facts re bazookas and fully auto weapons not being sold without ATF oversight, he got huffy, uber defensive, and started whining about ammunition.

O'Reilly is not willing to fact check, just like his buddy Brian Ross, n'est ce pas?

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12 posted on 07/25/2012 7:39:31 AM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Paladins Prayer

>I watched the O’Reilly video. He really did act like a dope. Pathetic.

Act like? My infrequent watching of him tends to indicate he is a dope.


13 posted on 07/25/2012 7:39:35 AM PDT by drbuzzard (All animals are created equal, but some are more equal than others.)
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To: Paladins Prayer

O’Reilly’s an ignorant ass.


14 posted on 07/25/2012 7:39:50 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: Paladins Prayer

15 posted on 07/25/2012 7:40:03 AM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (Tosca, mi fai dimenticare Iddio!!!!!)
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To: Chuzzlewit
It's probably some sort of burnout, 10 - 15 years ago he seemed sensible and genuine, as of late he leaves a lot to be desired.
16 posted on 07/25/2012 7:40:40 AM PDT by Gertie
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To: Paladins Prayer

O’Reilly essentially is a dope. Well, more specifically...a jackass.


17 posted on 07/25/2012 7:40:50 AM PDT by Jagdgewehr (It will take blood)
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To: Seaplaner
I should have added his favorite descriptive...DISGRACEFUL!
18 posted on 07/25/2012 7:40:56 AM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Paladins Prayer

Question: What is the positive that one might expect from watching BOR?

Normally, I look for the information from his quests.

If they are not allowed to speak, then what would be the point?

I stopped watching BOR until he is through those difficult menopausal years days.


19 posted on 07/25/2012 7:47:34 AM PDT by LachlanMinnesota
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To: Paladins Prayer

I think as conservatives we gain credibility with everyone when we recognize that even a fellow conservative is full of it.
Bill is full of himself. He is, in his own words, a “pinhead”.

I will gladly distance myself from that moron.


20 posted on 07/25/2012 7:48:00 AM PDT by Wildbill22
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To: bossmechanic

O’Reilly is a rude, pompous statist gasbag. Stopped watching him long ago.

As FNC gets more and more left-wing, he’ll be unleashed.


21 posted on 07/25/2012 7:50:43 AM PDT by rashley (Rashley)
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To: Gertie
It's probably some sort of burnout, 10 - 15 years ago he seemed sensible and genuine, as of late he leaves a lot to be desired.

Lately he has been threatening to retire and pull all his money out of US investments and move them into offshore tax havens if the Obama administration raises taxes on the wealthy. Ironically, that's the most effective argument I've heard so far for supporting the Obama tax plan...

22 posted on 07/25/2012 7:52:34 AM PDT by apillar
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To: Wildbill22

“I think as conservatives we gain credibility with everyone when we recognize that even a fellow conservative is full of it.”

To suggest that Bill O’Reilly is a conservative...Ha...He is not one, and at best he could be labeled a pseudo-conservative (someone left of center masquerading as a conservative).

Bill is full of it...and it is brown stuff.


23 posted on 07/25/2012 7:59:03 AM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
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To: Paladins Prayer

We have to realize that the biggest “spinner” in The NO Spin Zone is O’Gasbag. Like most jerks that went to BU, he’s a self-serving jerk who’s biggest problem is how to get FUBO back in for an “interview.” He will sell his soul for ratings. The other area where he’s basically in the tank is on the “birther” stuff. He just “knows” from his “research” that FUBO is a natural born citizen.


24 posted on 07/25/2012 7:59:36 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: Wildbill22
I think as conservatives we gain credibility with everyone when we recognize that even a fellow conservative is full of it.

I wouldn't even call O'Reilly a conservative, if anything he's a populist. He sticks his finger in the air to see which way public opinon is blowing on an issue then takes that side. If you watch him for any period of time you realize that he NEVER goes out on a limb and takes a truly controversial or unpopular view on anything. On the issue of gun control he screwed up, he assumed that in the aftermath of the shooting people would be more supportive of gun control, (probably because that's what he was hearing from his liberal New York friends), he was wrong. I predict he will either drop the issue or backtrack in the next couple days. He doesn't like taking flak.

25 posted on 07/25/2012 8:00:50 AM PDT by apillar
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To: Paladins Prayer
BOR attempts to cover his ignorance with yells, shouts, flailing arms, flying spittle, wide ‘rolling’ eyes and constant interruptions. BOR has lost both the battle and the war.
26 posted on 07/25/2012 8:01:17 AM PDT by JPG (Whatever semantics are used, it is still a TAX.)
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To: Paladins Prayer

We have to realize that the biggest “spinner” in The NO Spin Zone is O’Gasbag. Like most jerks that went to BU ( the biggest “collection” in their main library is that of Dan Rather’s “papers”), he’s a self-serving jerk who’s biggest problem is how to get FUBO back in for an “interview.” He will sell his soul for ratings. The other area where he’s basically in the tank is on the “birther” stuff. He just “knows” from his “research” that FUBO is a natural born citizen.


27 posted on 07/25/2012 8:07:30 AM PDT by vette6387
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...he still hasn’t done his homework on the firearms issue.

Sure he has. He knows the facts. It's all about him, his show, his ratings and, most of all, his wallet.

28 posted on 07/25/2012 8:07:46 AM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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he's a finger-in-the-air populist ... Rush has BORe pegged

with apologies to Ted Knight

Find O'Reilly

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29 posted on 07/25/2012 8:14:01 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Paladins Prayer

BOR is not a conservative and is a narcissist just like his pal obama. I switch to the Military Channel when he is on.


30 posted on 07/25/2012 8:16:21 AM PDT by jesseam (eliev)
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea
In other words, his eyes are brown because he is soooo full of it.

vaudine

31 posted on 07/25/2012 8:16:58 AM PDT by vaudine
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To: Elle Bee

“Find O’Reilly”

That’s him, the one on the left in the pic on the right!


32 posted on 07/25/2012 8:18:14 AM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
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To: dragonblustar
"With BOR, it’s all about him."

The problem is that he has the ratings. By appealing to the lowest common denominator, he gets the biggest audience but when you look at his competition what do you expect?

33 posted on 07/25/2012 8:21:47 AM PDT by I am Richard Brandon
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To: Paladins Prayer

There is a reason why Rush dubbed him Ted Baxter.


34 posted on 07/25/2012 8:24:11 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea
you've insulted chimps everywhere

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35 posted on 07/25/2012 8:34:52 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Paladins Prayer

God has given me just some many minutes in my life. I simply refuse to waste them watching any MSM news channel. FOX, CNN, whatever, I do not waste my time on them. I come to FR and the Internet to check out the news I want to check out each day and can simply move on without having to listen to their crap.


36 posted on 07/25/2012 8:38:38 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (You can almost hear the footsteps of Jesus. He is right at the door!)
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To: Paladins Prayer

Totally what I expect of BOR.
37 posted on 07/25/2012 8:40:55 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: Elle Bee

“...you’ve insulted chimps everywhere...”

My apologies to the chimps...sometimes we get our spellings confused, as in ‘chimp’ vs ‘chump’


38 posted on 07/25/2012 8:41:48 AM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

I don’t see the comparison to Ted Baxter, except a similarity in looks. Ted Baxter was constantly being put down by his co-workers and he was funny. I liked Ted Baxter. He wasn’t mean or spoke down to Mary, Lou, or Murray. If anything, it was the reverse. O’Reilly is full of himself, panders to Obama, and is just plain rude.

There was also a certain vulnerability to Ted Baxter, which isn’t there with O’Reilly.


39 posted on 07/25/2012 8:47:24 AM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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” O’Reilly is full of himself, “

And not the sharpest knife in the drawer. Hence the tag Ted Baxter.


40 posted on 07/25/2012 8:50:41 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: wideawake

You can always tell a Harvard man, but not much.


41 posted on 07/25/2012 8:52:39 AM PDT by itsahoot (Old people cost too much money. They make lots of typos too.)
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To: Chuzzlewit
Bill O’Reilly’s typical M.O. is to invite an expert on a particular subject on his show so that he can interrupt them, to tell them HIS uninformed emotion based opinion on their area of expertise.
42 posted on 07/25/2012 9:01:43 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: Paladins Prayer

Another display of “my way or the high way” by the Dean of No Spin....breaking his own rules by spinning out of control. O’Reilly as the good Doctor was pointing out between interruptions that under Freedom, certain things are going to happen that no one can fully control.


43 posted on 07/25/2012 9:04:53 AM PDT by yoe
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To: JPG
The truth about this administration and guns, or any of our elected is being overlooked imho......Fast & Furious, a crime that few are willing to try to get to the truth about "selling guns over the border" Bill should have seen this as part of the cover up with less shouting and bloviating on his part. No elected is going to stick his or her neck out about more "gun laws" until after November.
44 posted on 07/25/2012 9:14:36 AM PDT by yoe
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To: Paladins Prayer

BOR really showed his ass last night...

I have to believe BOR was putting on an act to get rating because I find it hard to believe he or his staff is that misinformed...


45 posted on 07/25/2012 9:17:51 AM PDT by Popman (In a place you only dream of Where your soul is always free)
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To: rashley
As FNC gets more and more left-wing...

Someone should tell the MSM who still characterize FNC as far right; or at least, a mouthpiece for the RNC.

46 posted on 07/25/2012 9:19:15 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: Paladins Prayer
Never watch ZerO'Reilly. What makes someone who started on Inside Edition a newsman? Hey ZerO'Reilly:
47 posted on 07/25/2012 9:24:44 AM PDT by CharlesMartelsGhost
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To: luvbach1

It’s an old Stalinist tactic: anyone not at least as radical- Leftist as the ones in control (media, Democrats, unions, Greens, et al.) is “Right-wing” or “reactionary.”

How else could a big-Government statist like Bush (any of them) be considered a Right-winger?


48 posted on 07/25/2012 9:52:05 AM PDT by rashley (Rashley)
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To: Paladins Prayer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXTT3A0B1Vs


49 posted on 07/25/2012 9:59:37 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: rashley

Agree fully with your post #48.


50 posted on 07/25/2012 10:35:20 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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