Skip to comments.Bill O’Reilly’s Anti-gun Blarney
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 Newss Bill OReilly wouldnt 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 hasnt done his homework on the firearms issue.
In full-fire mode while talking about the Aurora tragedy with Chaffetz, OReilly 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 OReillys 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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BOR needs to be Swift-Boated.
Bill, you ignorant slut...
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.
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.
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.
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.
With BOR, it’s all about him.
O’Reilly is like the video version of the NY Post.
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.
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.
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?
>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.
O’Reilly’s an ignorant ass.
O’Reilly essentially is a dope. Well, more specifically...a jackass.
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.
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.
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.
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...
“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.
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.
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.
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.
Sure he has. He knows the facts. It's all about him, his show, his ratings and, most of all, his wallet.
with apologies to Ted Knight
BOR is not a conservative and is a narcissist just like his pal obama. I switch to the Military Channel when he is on.
That’s him, the one on the left in the pic on the right!
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?
There is a reason why Rush dubbed him Ted Baxter.
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.
“...you’ve insulted chimps everywhere...”
My apologies to the chimps...sometimes we get our spellings confused, as in ‘chimp’ vs ‘chump’
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.
” OReilly is full of himself, “
And not the sharpest knife in the drawer. Hence the tag Ted Baxter.
You can always tell a Harvard man, but not much.
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.
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...
Someone should tell the MSM who still characterize FNC as far right; or at least, a mouthpiece for the RNC.
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?
Agree fully with your post #48.