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Mark Levin Goes Off On Bill O’Reilly For His ‘Hit’ On Michele Bachmann
Mediate ^ | 3-21-13 | Andrew Kirell

Posted on 03/21/2013 3:07:40 PM PDT by Dysart

On Thursday night, conservative radio host Mark Levin attacked Fox News host Bill O’Reilly and the “has-beens” at CNN for their “hit” on Rep. Michele Bachmann after she was caught racing away from a CNN reporter confronting her over factually inaccurate claims about the president’s “lavish” White House living.

On Tuesday, CNN reporter Dana Bash attempted to confront Bachmann over her claims that the president has an extraordinarily luxurious lifestyle, but was famously met with deflection and a race away from the camera. On The O’Reilly Factor last night, the eponymous Fox host criticized Bachmann for her “trivial attacks on President Obama [that] are obscuring serious problems in this country,” emphasizing that the congresswoman’s “small ball” behavior “trivializes” the real issues at hand.

“Why is Bill O’Reilly doing a hit on Michele Bachmann the way he did a hit on Sarah Palin the other day?” Levin asked before mimicked the host by mock-asking questions about how many chefs were on Air Force One.

“‘Have conservatives hurt themselves over criticizing Obama over crazy stuff?’ What kind of question is that on Fox?” an exasperated Levin asked. “Isn’t it enough we’ve got MSLSD to contend with, and CNN to contend with? What are all these little cheap shots?”

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bachmann; billoreilly; cino; cnn; danabash; foxnonconservative; hit; levin; loofahman; marklevin; michelebachmann; newscorp; oreally; tedbaxter
Yes, there's audio of the slapdown at the source.
1 posted on 03/21/2013 3:07:40 PM PDT by Dysart
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To: Dysart

Does anybody even listen to Ted Baxter anymore? We can hardly stand the sight of him.


2 posted on 03/21/2013 3:09:32 PM 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: Dysart

Anyone who thinks Bill O’Reilly is a conservative has never watched his show for more than five minutes. At best he’s center-right on some issues, in a Long Island sort of way.


3 posted on 03/21/2013 3:13:27 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: Dysart
O’Reilly is an ass. I record his show but only usually watch about 15 minutes. Sometimes this jackass is so sick I just delete the rest of the show. His limited knowledge of the law and his love of King Obama being a kind man is so sicking I can't believe it.
4 posted on 03/21/2013 3:17:06 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
O'Reilly is a raging liberal who spouts just enough anti-liberal talking points to convince some people that he is anything but.

btw...Bachmann was wrong when she said Obamugabe has a presidential dog walker. Obamugabe does it himself.

5 posted on 03/21/2013 3:19:47 PM PDT by South40 (I Love The "New & Improved" Free Republic!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think he’s starting to lose it. Has let emotion overwhelm his reason, and this has been evident over the last few weeks. Heard something about ongoing legal action and maybe that’s stressing him. As for his political views, he’s a moderate, leaning left socially and right economically, for obvious reasons. I don’t think he claims to be conservative; I don’t know how he could do that with a straight face.


6 posted on 03/21/2013 3:20:58 PM PDT by Dysart ( Democracy is the road to socialism-- Karl Marx)
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To: Dysart

I long ago stopped watching or listening to anything that BOR says. The guy is a sanctimonious, bloviating Narcissist that cannot refrain from reminding all of us that a Harvard degree is woe-fully overrated.


7 posted on 03/21/2013 3:21:04 PM PDT by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: South40

That’s a “Wookie Walker”; not quite the same. I’d rather walk Bo. I wouldn’t go near Her LardAss, even at gunpoint.


8 posted on 03/21/2013 3:29:33 PM PDT by carriage_hill (The Most Insidious Power The Corrupt, Criminal Media Has, Is The Power To Ignore The Truth.)
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To: Howie66

I long ago stopped watching or listening to anything that BOR says. The guy is a sanctimonious, bloviating Narcissist that cannot refrain from reminding all of us that a Harvard degree is woe-fully overrated.


And remember: According to him, he’s been to every city, town, country and continent on earth.

He’s a smug jerk.


9 posted on 03/21/2013 3:29:40 PM PDT by laplata
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To: Dysart
Why is Bill O’Reilly doing a hit on Michele Bachmann the way he did a hit on Sarah Palin the other day?

Because he thinks that if he plays ROVEr the lapdog for the Party Establishment, they'll take care of him.

10 posted on 03/21/2013 3:36:21 PM PDT by zigzagzoom
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To: Dysart
Hey but BO is Mr. Know it all.


11 posted on 03/21/2013 3:39:29 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Dysart
If Bachmann were a democrat the media would've focused on her points on Benghazi, which were the meat of her comments. Since she's a republican they find some silly assed innacuracies and focus on them.

Disgusting bottom feeders. BOR ought to be careful who he throws in with - people are liable to get them confused.

12 posted on 03/21/2013 3:41:38 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: zigzagzoom
they'll take care of him.

I swear, if anyone ever deserved a "blanket party" it's him...well maybe Whoraldo too.

Yeah, probably Schlepper Smith as well.

13 posted on 03/21/2013 3:42:11 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Hey RATS! Control your murdering freaks.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The only time he hit the mark on any topic was when he went after Tiller the Killer, the late term abortionist from Kansas.


14 posted on 03/21/2013 3:42:26 PM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I dont think anyone is stupid enough to believe Bill O’Reilly is Conservative..he’s a liberal, he voted for Obama..twice..I dont care what he says he’s a bleeding heart liberal


15 posted on 03/21/2013 3:43:20 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“...in a Long Island sort of way.”

Ha ha!


16 posted on 03/21/2013 3:46:01 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Bachmann gave bad info. Maybe she was given it by someone she trusted but either she didn’t check or didn’t care. If you get called on the innaccuracies in your statements and run away then fie on you. Conservatives have been shooting themselves in the ankles repeatedly by their overblown rhetoric which often contain egregious inaccuracies. Jim Hoft at Gateway is guilty of this every day with headlines that often don’t match the linked stories. Levin hates BOR and that’s okay, he hates Savage as well, but defending Bachmann here is silly. Bachmann too often opens her mouth and sticks her foot in it. Think vaccines.


17 posted on 03/21/2013 3:46:49 PM PDT by xkaydet65
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To: Dysart

I saw that ludicrous CNN harassment of Bachmann the other morning, when flipping through the channels. You mean O’Reilly actually turned that around into a criticism of Bachmann??? Good grief, no wonder I never watch FoxNews anymore. The whole network should just change its name from FoxNews to “Karl Rove’s Anus.”


18 posted on 03/21/2013 3:47:32 PM PDT by greene66
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To: Dysart

Its the truth. We have some kind of royal presidency thing going on and it needs to stop. In fact the whole government spends money like the supply is endless.


19 posted on 03/21/2013 3:47:54 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: skeeter
If Bachmann were a democrat the media would've focused on her points on Benghazi, which were the meat of her comments. Since she's a republican they find some silly assed innacuracies and focus on them.

They don't want anyone finding out that she's really on the ball with national security. She is on the permanent select committee on intelligence. She's pretty firm on the fiscal front as well.
20 posted on 03/21/2013 3:55:12 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Dysart

I think BOR has fried his brain and is mentally tied up with his divorce. I started to relike him when he went off on Comes but I got fooled.


21 posted on 03/21/2013 3:58:38 PM PDT by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: Dysart

Who the HELL DOESN’T think they spend TWICE AS MUCH as the Previous Presidents??? BOR is a BORE!!


22 posted on 03/21/2013 4:06:01 PM PDT by Ann Archy
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To: xkaydet65
Think vaccines.

Think vaccines, eh? That vaccine Congressman Bachmann was criticizing does not cause mental retardation -- it only causes death in some cases. Golly gee.... What an idiot she is /utter sarcasm off

23 posted on 03/21/2013 4:10:38 PM PDT by Stepan12
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To: cripplecreek
The leftist media really have a great process here.

Conservative politicians, like all politicians, are constantly speaking into a microphone and sometimes what they say is inaccurate. All the press has to do is take one of those inaccuracies, blow it all out of proportion so thats all anyone hears, and everyone can then dismiss every other issue of substance that conservative politician might have addressed.

The beauty of this system the media have is about half of those on our side throw their gutless selves right on the bandwagon.

Meanwhile our president and his party are allowed to reel off lie after lie. Its almost funny.

24 posted on 03/21/2013 4:12:31 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

not only is he not conservative but lately he has given himself away (talking about the Bible series) that he is not even a Christian. Yes, he is a Catholic but knows absolutely NO scriptural doctrine. A “Christian” knows and believes the “Word of God”. He does not.


25 posted on 03/21/2013 4:22:22 PM PDT by fish hawk (no tyrant can remain in power without the consent and cooperation of his victims.)
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To: xkaydet65

I disagree. Most of the time Michelle Bachmann is spot on and is one of the few who has the guts to stand up and say what needs to be said as in Huma Abedin and her family’s ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and her firm insistence that Obamacare must be repealed. I also agree with her stance on blanket vaccinations of 13 year old girls with the HPV vaccine. Rick Perry learned that the hard way.

Bachmann is one of the few good legislators we have. We need to stand up for her.


26 posted on 03/21/2013 4:23:14 PM 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: xkaydet65
Bachmann gave bad info. Maybe she was given it by someone she trusted but either she didn’t check or didn’t care. If you get called on the innaccuracies in your statements and run away then fie on you.

You're right.

I have no time for that blowhard O'Reilly, but Bachmann is a clown whose mouth often runs faster than her brain.

She knows that she got caught, because she didn't even bother to defend her remarks. And then when questioned, she tried to change the subject while fleeing as fast as she could.

If you're a public official, you can't just stand in front of an audience and spout wild, easily disproven lies. And then when you get caught in those lies, you can't try to run away from the reporter asking you.

Bachmann does more to damage the conservative movement than advance it. The moderates we need see her and laugh. If she's not man enough to take her lumps, then she should keep her fool mouth shut.
27 posted on 03/21/2013 4:24:17 PM PDT by highball ("I never should have switched from scotch to martinis." -- the last words of Humphrey Bogart)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Dysart.
On The O'Reilly Factor last night, the eponymous Fox host criticized Bachmann for her "trivial attacks on President Obama [that] are obscuring serious problems in this country," emphasizing that the congresswoman's "small ball" behavior "trivializes" the real issues at hand.
Yeah, like why aren't we teaching kids in school about the Malmedy Massacre of innocent German soldiers? O'Reilly should have been fired and blackballed after that piece of O'Reilly stupidity.


28 posted on 03/21/2013 4:31:40 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Dysart

Roger Ailes is the GOPe

Watch Hannity fold


29 posted on 03/21/2013 4:36:47 PM PDT by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: Dysart

Levin and Beck seem to be the only critics of the GOP-e. I’d put Mark at #1. He’s the best. Give him a show on Fox, please!


30 posted on 03/21/2013 4:44:57 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: xkaydet65

Those vaccines are deadly. You do not know what you talk about. You believe what you hear instead of checking out the facts.

Why don’t you put out the facts pro and con on those vaccines.

We will decide when you present all the facts.

Thanks!


31 posted on 03/21/2013 4:51:24 PM PDT by dforest (I have now entered the Twilight Zone.)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Always liked but bought both of his books this wk— I know, what took so long?— and i have even greater respect for the guy. Nobody better.


32 posted on 03/21/2013 4:51:45 PM PDT by Dysart ( Democracy is the road to socialism-- Karl Marx)
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To: highball

A dope like you must be drinking Ripple.


33 posted on 03/21/2013 4:52:51 PM PDT by dforest (I have now entered the Twilight Zone.)
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To: Dysart

The White House frugal? HA.


34 posted on 03/21/2013 5:03:57 PM PDT by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: greene66

Fux News.


35 posted on 03/21/2013 5:05:05 PM PDT by 353FMG ( I refuse to specify whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: highball

What are you talking about?

Most of her speech was about Benghazi, and CNN was so fascinated by her statement about a dog walker, that they chased her down in the hallway...

It’s a shame they didn’t show the same zeal for the Benghazi story 6 months ago...

She got her information from a book about Obama.
Do we really doubt that Obama lives a life of excess in the White House with all the vacations, golfing, parties, food tasters, caligraphers, etc.

CNN is a joke.
Bill O’Reilly is a joke.
End of story.


36 posted on 03/21/2013 5:06:38 PM PDT by HawkHogan
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To: dforest

Those vaccines were not the stuff of presidential politics. Bachmann thought she had a way to get rid of Perry and made herself look less like a presidential candidate thanDonald Duck.She’a as close to maxine waters as the GOP has and the crime is that she is intelligent enough to know better.


37 posted on 03/21/2013 5:59:26 PM PDT by xkaydet65
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To: HawkHogan

Then she should have limited her remarks to Benghazi.

But she has a nasty habit of getting on a roll and saying profoundly goofy things.

If she had the courage to actually face the reporter, instead of trying to run away, I’d respect her more. But this just feeds into silly media stereotypes of conservatives, making it harder to reach the moderates we need to listen to our message. I care more about that than blindly defending a woman who can’t defend herself.


38 posted on 03/21/2013 6:42:51 PM PDT by highball ("I never should have switched from scotch to martinis." -- the last words of Humphrey Bogart)
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To: HawkHogan

I actually think every Repub politician should add a little “BO the dog handler is paid $102,000” type comment to every single interview they do. Low info voters ears perk up when they hear that kind of stuff. Heck...just have all Repubs have a daily talking point on the Obama’s spending and drop it every chance they get. The left does it all day long and it WORKS.


39 posted on 03/21/2013 6:49:57 PM PDT by happyhomemaker (Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Rom 12:12)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bill O’Reilly is an IDIOT. This Harvard Alumni, 4.5 years ago claimed Obama is an intelligent man and will rule down the middle. This IDIOT said that despite Obama’s partisan history and Obama’s radical friends (e.g. Bill Ayers and Reverend Wright).


40 posted on 03/21/2013 6:52:37 PM PDT by Chgogal (Obama murdered the SEALs.They "were hung out to dry, basically exposed like a set of dog balls,...")
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To: xkaydet65

>> “ Think vaccines” <<

.
Blew your cover, huh?

Bachman is right on WRT vaccines, and most everything else.


41 posted on 03/21/2013 7:11:08 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Dysart

I disagree with O’Really that the charges are “trivial”.

Obama asks Americans to sacrifice while he lives it up and plays golf. Nothing wrong with living it up and playing golf but don’t be a damn hypocrite about it.


42 posted on 03/22/2013 3:43:27 AM PDT by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: editor-surveyor

Yeah, I’ve been undercover here for 13 years.


43 posted on 03/22/2013 5:48:06 AM PDT by xkaydet65
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To: xkaydet65

Means nothing.

Bobj was on FR in the early summer of ‘97 and still turned troll just a while back.


44 posted on 03/22/2013 10:41:47 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
Give him a show on Fox, please!

Agree! Or, at least move his radio show up to Hannity's timeslot. What a one-two punch a Rush/Levin line up would be :)

45 posted on 03/22/2013 10:49:09 AM PDT by Jane Long (Background checks? Dandy idea, Mr. President. Shoulda started with yours. - Sarah Palin)
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To: editor-surveyor

Wow do you keep a log? What’s next? You out me to the Robinsons?? You should change your handle to gatekeeper.


46 posted on 03/22/2013 11:16:12 AM PDT by xkaydet65
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To: xkaydet65

You should change your habits to Truth Keeper.


47 posted on 03/22/2013 11:26:41 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Dysart

Everything that’s wrong with O’Reilly in one story.

The real story isn’t Bachmann getting details right or wrong. The real story is a blatant example of the media ferociously attacking critics of the ruling regime—which is exactly the opposite of the alleged duty of the press in a free society.


48 posted on 03/22/2013 1:49:20 PM PDT by denydenydeny (Admiration of absolute government is proportionate to the contempt one has for others.-Tocqueville)
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To: denydenydeny

“The real story isn’t Bachmann getting details right or wrong. The real story is a blatant example of the media ferociously attacking critics of the ruling regime”

No, it’s both. But when Bachmann lies, and runs away from those lies rather than face the press, it harms her credibility when she goes after the legitimate outrages of the regime.

Bachmann is Obamaa’s useful idiot, great for stirring up people who already hate Obama but turning the mushy middle (where elections are won) away from the GOP by making him somehow seem more reasonable.


49 posted on 03/22/2013 7:58:53 PM PDT by highball ("I never should have switched from scotch to martinis." -- the last words of Humphrey Bogart)
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