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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.


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To: Jim Robinson

Re: my post above...

Heh...

That should be a challenge to his staff.

I don’t think he’s visited here.


251 posted on 07/31/2007 10:55:45 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (There ought to be one day-- just one-- when there is open season on senators. ~~ Will Rogers)
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To: Polybius

Eng was interviewed by John Gibson on fox shortly after he published this article in SFC.


252 posted on 07/31/2007 10:55:54 PM PDT by takenoprisoner (Forfeiture of liberty for alleged security undermines our credibility as a free nation.)
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To: flaglady47

Absolutely!!!!


253 posted on 07/31/2007 10:57:41 PM PDT by pissant (Duncan Hunter: Warrior, Statesman, Conservative)
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To: flaglady47

Bump good post


254 posted on 07/31/2007 10:58:16 PM PDT by A message
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To: familyop

We call that a clusterf****


255 posted on 07/31/2007 10:59:38 PM PDT by pissant (Duncan Hunter: Warrior, Statesman, Conservative)
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To: dixiechick2000
If he can’t produce the posts, and the threads, and the screen names involved, then he’s not ever again worth my time on the tube.

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.

256 posted on 07/31/2007 11:00:28 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: flaglady47; All
I think you win the award. I missed the show tonight. Read thru this thread and am stunned that Bill'O is trashing Free Republic like this. I am no fan of his, but I would think he would have been smarter than that. Obviously, he has no clue, and a lousy staff if they didn't research this site better. The lefties must have overloaded him with emails, and he ran with the "free and balanced" crap. A good reminder why I don't like the guy.
257 posted on 07/31/2007 11:00:30 PM PDT by Shortstop7
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To: Shortstop7

Students of journalism are students of journalism. Nothing has changed. I’d grade them behind the dumbest K-6 single-subject public school educators.


258 posted on 07/31/2007 11:03:16 PM PDT by IslandJeff (Jeremiah 2:14-22)
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To: flaglady47

Outstanding!!

B T T T


259 posted on 07/31/2007 11:03:49 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ( Hunter/Thompson/Thompson/Hunter in 08! "Read my lips....No new RINO's" !!)
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To: Prokopton

Truth is truth whether you countenance it or not.


260 posted on 07/31/2007 11:06:54 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Jim Robinson; kristinn
I love it.

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.

261 posted on 07/31/2007 11:08:24 PM PDT by Grammy (No matter the question, chocolate is the answer.)
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To: pissant; familyop

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)


262 posted on 07/31/2007 11:08:24 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (There ought to be one day-- just one-- when there is open season on senators. ~~ Will Rogers)
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To: stylecouncilor

Well met.


263 posted on 07/31/2007 11:08:56 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Jim Robinson

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.


264 posted on 07/31/2007 11:09:16 PM PDT by Perchant
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To: pissant
"We call that a clusterf****"

That's what I call it while in the presence of two or three adults who know me well but not in public. ...squeaky clean username here and all that, you know. Heh.

Yours,

snobby old familyop

;-)
265 posted on 07/31/2007 11:10:37 PM PDT by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt.)--has-been, will write Duncan Hunter in)
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To: Balata
"BOR doesn’t care about the truth. He just wants to be liked. That’s what ratings are all about."

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.

266 posted on 07/31/2007 11:11:03 PM PDT by Brandie (I am for Fred Thompson and or Duncan Hunter, color me a Conservative.)
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To: Cementjungle

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.


267 posted on 07/31/2007 11:12:48 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (There ought to be one day-- just one-- when there is open season on senators. ~~ Will Rogers)
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To: Perchant

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.


268 posted on 07/31/2007 11:12:52 PM PDT by IslandJeff (Jeremiah 2:14-22)
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To: dixiechick2000

That sailed over my head.


269 posted on 07/31/2007 11:14:40 PM PDT by pissant (Duncan Hunter: Warrior, Statesman, Conservative)
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To: dixiechick2000

“I hope he can back up his assertions.”

I doubt it. Nobody can find any of his assertions yet.


270 posted on 07/31/2007 11:17:41 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ( Hunter/Thompson/Thompson/Hunter in 08! "Read my lips....No new RINO's" !!)
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To: IslandJeff; Perchant

Overstated. Please, ignore or pull. We’re not Them.


271 posted on 07/31/2007 11:18:20 PM PDT by IslandJeff (Jeremiah 2:14-22)
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To: pissant

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.


272 posted on 07/31/2007 11:18:25 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (There ought to be one day-- just one-- when there is open season on senators. ~~ Will Rogers)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
"I doubt it. Nobody can find any of his assertions yet."


Now...isn't that interesting. lol

Bill (blowhard) O'Reilly is WRONG?

Maybe he ought to check out his staff.

273 posted on 07/31/2007 11:21:06 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (There ought to be one day-- just one-- when there is open season on senators. ~~ Will Rogers)
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To: pissant; dixiechick2000

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.


274 posted on 07/31/2007 11:22:59 PM PDT by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt.)--has-been, will write Duncan Hunter in)
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To: dixiechick2000; pissant

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.


275 posted on 07/31/2007 11:25:14 PM PDT by IslandJeff (Jeremiah 2:14-22)
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To: familyop; IslandJeff; pissant

You guys can think what you want.

My concerns are about FReeRepublic right now.


276 posted on 07/31/2007 11:27:53 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (There ought to be one day-- just one-- when there is open season on senators. ~~ Will Rogers)
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To: dixiechick2000

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 : )


277 posted on 07/31/2007 11:28:43 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ( Hunter/Thompson/Thompson/Hunter in 08! "Read my lips....No new RINO's" !!)
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To: familyop; IslandJeff; pissant

Exactly my point...you piled on.

Hope you feel like real men now.


278 posted on 07/31/2007 11:28:58 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (There ought to be one day-- just one-- when there is open season on senators. ~~ Will Rogers)
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To: dixiechick2000; pissant

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.”

;-)


279 posted on 07/31/2007 11:29:25 PM PDT by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt.)--has-been, will write Duncan Hunter in)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

I can bump that. ;o)


280 posted on 07/31/2007 11:30:27 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (There ought to be one day-- just one-- when there is open season on senators. ~~ Will Rogers)
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To: dixiechick2000

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.


281 posted on 07/31/2007 11:31:16 PM PDT by IslandJeff (Jeremiah 2:14-22)
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To: flaglady47
Great letter! I do hope O’Reilly reads it and responds.

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.

282 posted on 07/31/2007 11:37:28 PM PDT by PeskyOne
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To: mysterio

Lanny Davis accused FR of being a “hate site” last night so Bill had to prove or disprove tonight to appease the left.


283 posted on 07/31/2007 11:42:23 PM PDT by tinamina
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To: Always Right
All I can say is that I have never found anything offensive on Free Republic. A little nutty, a little heated perhaps, but I certainly don’t want a bland perusal of topical subjects. The moon bat sites are utterly vile. Some postings are somewhat coherent, and perhaps this is to be “fair and balanced.”
284 posted on 07/31/2007 11:42:34 PM PDT by ashtanga
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To: Jim Robinson

You mean he’s not just an egotistical, blowhard, cowardly pervert but a lying, egotistical, blowhard, cowardly pervert? Whoda thunk it?


285 posted on 07/31/2007 11:44:49 PM PDT by edsheppa
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To: Jim Robinson

So much for free speech...


286 posted on 07/31/2007 11:48:52 PM PDT by TheThinker
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To: stephenjohnbanker
"...it sounded to me that he tried to say that stuff was posted Today.”

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.

287 posted on 07/31/2007 11:50:19 PM PDT by highlander_UW (I don't know what my future holds, but I know Who holds my future)
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To: ashtanga

people can be vile here.....but almost all the time they are called on it....


288 posted on 07/31/2007 11:51:46 PM PDT by cherry
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To: highlander_UW

I suspect you are correct.


289 posted on 07/31/2007 11:52:27 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ( Hunter/Thompson/Thompson/Hunter in 08! "Read my lips....No new RINO's" !!)
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To: All

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.


290 posted on 07/31/2007 11:53:14 PM PDT by Theresawithanh (FRED!)
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To: Theresawithanh

Tomorrow will be interesting.............


291 posted on 07/31/2007 11:54:56 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ( Hunter/Thompson/Thompson/Hunter in 08! "Read my lips....No new RINO's" !!)
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To: flaglady47

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.


292 posted on 07/31/2007 11:58:42 PM PDT by MARTIAL MONK
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To: padre35
The intent of the lies against the Free Republic is to deflect public focus on the Daily Kos and other similar leftist forums. When you see Daily Kos comments about the need to hang President Bush for treason, statements that our troops are murdering and raping innocent Iraqi civilians, and photo shopped scenes of President Bush being fornicated by Senator Joe Lieberman, we have a picture of a forum gone wild. If mainstream America were to get a taste of what is going on in these leftist forums, they would get a bad case of food poisoning. Not here at the Free Republic.
293 posted on 08/01/2007 12:16:20 AM PDT by jonrick46
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To: All; y'all
The especially harsh term hypocrite is used in the Gospels twenty-three times. Christ often insulted the scribes, Pharisees and lawyers. He even called the Pharisees blind guides (Mat. 23:16, 24) and sons of hell (Mat. 23:15). Jesus spoke unkind words unacceptable today. He said to Peter "Get behind me, Satan" (Mat. 16:23). He told the Pharisees "You are of your father the devil" (John 8:44), and made a whip and cleared "thieves" from the temple (Mat. 21:12-13; Mark 11:15-17; Luke 19:45-46; John 2:14:15).

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....

294 posted on 08/01/2007 12:19:07 AM PDT by LowOiL (Paul wrote, "Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil" (Rom. 12:9))
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To: Jim Robinson
There are six things "the Lord hates," including "a heart that devises wicked plans… a false witness who speaks lies, and one who sows discord among brethren" (Prov. 6:16-19).

BOR is borderline on some of these right now.

295 posted on 08/01/2007 12:25:35 AM PDT by LowOiL (Paul wrote, "Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil" (Rom. 12:9))
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To: MARTIAL MONK

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.


296 posted on 08/01/2007 12:26:00 AM PDT by flaglady47 (Thinking out loud while grinding teeth in political frustration)
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To: Jim Robinson; kristinn
Here is my You Tube clip from Kristinn's appearance on the O'Reilly Fracture
297 posted on 08/01/2007 12:26:14 AM PDT by Syncro
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To: Jim Robinson

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.


298 posted on 08/01/2007 12:41:24 AM PDT by ClancyJ
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To: Jim Robinson
There appears to be something about TV talk shows that turns their hosts into BLOVIATORS.

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.

299 posted on 08/01/2007 12:47:48 AM PDT by etcetera (A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity. Sigmund Freud)
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To: flaglady47
I occasionally play spelling police here when it's worth a chuckle. I just went back and checked my post and, in LETTERS TEN FEET TALL with FLASHING LIGHTS AND ARROWS, I spelled excellent with an 'a'. I checked my keyboard and no one moved anything so, for the first time in my life, I have made a spelling error. I have abused others in the same position so I guess I'll have to go and abuse myself.

No, wait...

300 posted on 08/01/2007 12:48:26 AM PDT by MARTIAL MONK
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