Skip to comments.I'm not going to call Bill O'Reilly a liar... yet, but...
Posted on 07/31/2007 8:35:37 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
I'm not going to call Bill O'Reilly a liar... yet, but... on his TV show today, he read off a laundry list of ridiculous "hate" statements like "I hate blacks," "Hillary should be assassinated" and "homosexuals are dogs" that he said he personally found on Free Republic and claims that they were posted here today. I do not believe that. I doubt that he personally logged on to FR and I doubt he found any such thing posted here today.
Who knows what we may have missed and is buried deep in our archives of millions of posts, but our readers do a pretty good job of alerting us to anything out of bounds that is posted and we pull it. Also, one of our readers found a couple of the quotes he alleges, and if they are the ones O'Reilly is complaining about, he took them way out of context. They were simply quotes in the articles posted not statements posted by FReepers.
As soon as he provides me a list of the alleged posts and their URLs, I'll believe him. If he doesn't... then... well, guess he'll deserve to be known as what he is.
Re: my post above...
That should be a challenge to his staff.
I don’t think he’s visited here.
Eng was interviewed by John Gibson on fox shortly after he published this article in SFC.
Bump good post
We call that a clusterf****
Even if he could produce some mis-guided posts, it was still unfair to portray them as being representative of what FR is all about.
Students of journalism are students of journalism. Nothing has changed. I’d grade them behind the dumbest K-6 single-subject public school educators.
B T T T
Truth is truth whether you countenance it or not.
On the 1874548th thread posted, with hundreds of responses to most threads (some in the tens of thousands) the best BOR could come up with is a 6 year old quote from an article (”homosexuals are dogs”) and a more recent quote, (”I hate blacks”) also from an article, to cite against us to prove how “hateful” we are.
Jim, you should be proud of your site. That is a spectacular run of clean, honorable, decent posting. Kudos.
kristinn, you should be proud of yourself for even bothering to show up on the Factor. BOR didn’t really want someone there to debate, he just wanted someone there to scold. You were dignified in the midst of his set up, and you done us proud. Kudos to you as well.
No...we call that letting your staff do your work.
Now...lets see...what party is that staff?
We are being “clusterf****” alright...
and it’s from some “those” people.
Please...let’s do something to stop the vitriol.
That doesn’t mean we can’t argue...reasonably. ;o)
O’Reilly has a message board for “premium members” on his website. I guess someone could theoretically go there and post the most vile thing imaginable about black people and send the proof of its existence on the website to every black group in the country while asserting that the comment is indicative of O’Reilly himself. I wonder how he would react to that.
Your right, but the funny thing is. I got really fed up with BOR during the last election and seldom watch him anymore. I watch something else during his hour then turn on Fox when it is time for Hannity. haha BOR just made too many stupid comments that were not how a conservative would say or think for me.
I was giving him the benefit of the doubt.
However, after his treatment of the Swift Boaters,
and now this, he won’t have my support again.
But, if he’s sliming FR like this, on the public
airwaves, there may be repercussions.
I hope he can back up his assertions.
Take this pebble from my hand, Grasshopper.
There are few rules in this cage match. Frankly, there’s little differentiation between Media Culture and Terrorists. Act accordingly, but, as always, with honor.
That sailed over my head.
“I hope he can back up his assertions.”
I doubt it. Nobody can find any of his assertions yet.
Overstated. Please, ignore or pull. We’re not Them.
Well...too bad for you.
Frankly, I think we should unite more than we smear.
I like you, personally.
But, I don’t like what I’ve seen lately.
As one who would vote for Hunter in a heartbeat,
you turn me off to his threads because of your
constant berating on Fred threads.
Now...isn't that interesting. lol
Bill (blowhard) O'Reilly is WRONG?
Maybe he ought to check out his staff.
It appears that she’s trying to say that we’re the ones tossing the name-calling and accusations around. BTW, my list of quotes from the bandwagon is much longer now.
Off-topic, but I should respond. “Rudy” is doing well everywhere else but FR. We (the Mayor’s supporters) understand, and have come to grips with it. House rules.
P’s “smearing” of Senator Thompson, in relief of what happened around here in March and April doesn’t even move the needle. In retrospect, it’s largely just Spring Training versus what Hil, the MSM, and the DNC are going to throw at any nominee.
Yes, we’re all on the same team. Passions run high.
As they should, arguably.
You guys can think what you want.
My concerns are about FReeRepublic right now.
He better do SOMETHING in the way of a retraction. FReepers are amongst the worst people to slander. We are intelligent, and we do our homework. And Bill’s boss has deep pockets : )
Exactly my point...you piled on.
Hope you feel like real men now.
BTW, I lived most of my life in the “south.” ...put some earplugs in and moved west a few years ago. It’s peaceful here for me, because the lefties think I’m such a “neanderthall.”
I can bump that. ;o)
FR will be eternal, as long as we financially support it and can keep from killing each other before general elections.
Emphasis on former. For its warts, this is LibertyBrainGrandCentralStation.
I would like to know why he thinks a paid moderator would do a better job than a volunteer. That was a stupid suggestion IMO. Money can’t buy integrity, and it’s insulting to suggest that money would make someone more diligent than the moderators we have. It’s another example of O’Reilly letting his mouth exceed his alleged intellect.
Lanny Davis accused FR of being a “hate site” last night so Bill had to prove or disprove tonight to appease the left.
You mean he’s not just an egotistical, blowhard, cowardly pervert but a lying, egotistical, blowhard, cowardly pervert? Whoda thunk it?
So much for free speech...
I don't have the transcript, but as I recall, he did say something akin to "and that was just today". Dishonest of him. Let's see if he has the honesty to correct the record and apologize...I suspect what we'll see will be just spin.
people can be vile here.....but almost all the time they are called on it....
I suspect you are correct.
Mr. O’Reilly, if you or any of your staff are reading this, BACK UP YOUR CLAIMS! I’ve been a regular reader for about 6 years, and I’ve never seen anything like that posted here.
Tomorrow will be interesting.............
If I had to choose one letter of the number presented tonight to represent a clear perspective of Free Republic, this would be the one. BOR has doubtless received a number of illtempered responses which do not contribute to his understanding of the contrast between FR and KOS. This may not meet his pithy standards but it is an excellant piece of writing.
Gentiles (as symbols of the godless) and sodomites are called "dogs" in the Bible (Mat. 7:6; 15:26; Deut. 23:17-18; Ps. 22:16; 59:5-6; Phil. 3:2; Rev. 22:15). And Jesus was harsh (not only to the Pharisees, as some believers wrongly assume but) to all the unrepentant (see His use of "hypocrite"). Jesus instructs Christians to not "cast your pearls before swine" (Mat. 7:6). Yet the silly dilemma now is, "Who could Christ possibly have meant by that, for we are too loving, tolerant, polite and respectful to refer to any human being by that mean-spirited term."
In the King James Version, the seductive women among the people of God are worse than "whores" (Ezek. 16:33). That crude term appears in the Bible dozens of times. The men who use those women are "whoremongers" (1 Tim. 1:10; Heb. 13:4; Rev. 21:8; 22:15), which is the most raw term in the English language to describe promiscuous men. God describes other sinners in terms of filthy excrement (Isa. 64:6) and even worse (2 Ki. 18:27; Isa. 36:12).
BOR can slander Jesus now... and I bookmarked the posts for him....
BOR is borderline on some of these right now.
Thank you for your kind words about my letter to BOR. I hope he reads it too, but I won’t hold my breath and turn blue.
There have been gross comments on FR and I have hit the abuse button many times. Especially the gay comments. Don’t feel our site needs explicit trash comments so some bozo can show how macho he is. And, don’t feel I should have to wade through trash, gross comments to read a thread. Of course I could ignore the thread, but often you just run across some poster showing how clever they think they are with language that should remain in a men’s room.
But, I think the site is monitored very well. And I have found the moderators to be very quick especially if alerted to the problem.
Bill chooses to hunt through thousands of posts to find the 2 or 3 that he could use to show he is fair and balanced.
How nice. He does not have a clue about this site or he would realize the quality, content and purpose of the site.
Cheap shot Bill. And you did take the time to find an outstanding spokesperson to come on your show. Wonder if he has a clue about all that spokesperson has done over the years.
All in the name of Bill O’Reilly with no thought to how he damaged the reputation of the site.
Gee, I could use his show as an example of trashiness on Fox with all the dwelling on nudity, covering of lewd behavior, etc.
It happened to Scarborough, O'Reilly, Hannity. Even Leftists succumb - that lobotomized Colmes and all the wussie dufus-types on MSNBC.
Must be something to do with how the hot lights bake the makeup on their faces and scramble up their brains.