Skip to comments.O'Reilly Factor Provides Free Republic Offending Comments Links
Posted on 08/01/2007 4:09:49 PM PDT by kristinnEdited on 08/01/2007 4:30:51 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
I received an e-mail today from the Fox News producer who booked me for the O'Reilly Factor last night. The links have been forwarded to Jim Robinson for review.
Jim asked me to start a thread with the links so that Freepers, and everyone else, could see for themselves what the fuss is about.
The Hillary Clinton stray bullet assassination comment was a very bad joke comment that someone posted two days ago. It was flagged last night after the O'Reilly Factor broadcast and was removed by a moderator. It is available for the time being in Google cache:
To: Virginia Ridgerunner I like my scenario better:
After eight years of the economy faltering, interest rates are 19%, 900,000 people are dead in Iraq since we left, taxes have gone up by 60% and Chile, Bolivia and Columbia are now Communist regimes, a stray bullet at a NARAL rally catches President Clinton and kills her.
As they take away Cindy Sheehan she screams why did she have to remove the troops? We were winning.
The next day the dow goes up 2000 points and closes at 2150.
4 posted on 07/30/2007 11:00:43 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The Democrat Party: "Everyone is equal, but some are more equal then others.")
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Don't even bother trying to defend that one. Assassination jokes have no place on Free Republic. Yes, Cindy Sheehan has written of her fantasizies about killing President Bush--and she's not joking, but that's her problem. We're better than that.
The "homosexuals are dogs" comment is taken out of context. The actual quote is "Homosexuals are the modern day dogs in the manger." That was in reference to an article about proprieters in the U.K. not being allowed to deny hotel accomodations to homosexual couples on account of religious belief.
The American Heritage online dictionary gives this description for the phrase: dog in the manger, NOUN: Inflected forms: pl. dogs in the manger. One who prevents others from enjoying what one has no use for oneself. ETYMOLOGY: From a fable in which a dog prevented an ox from eating hay he did not want himself.
That comment was posted two days ago and has also been removed by the moderators. It is available for now in Google cache.
The "I hate blacks" comment was nowhere to be found in the other threads referenced.
The threads are about crime in the black community, gangsta culture and Jesse Jackson. Two of the threads are in the Smoky Backroom.
Time for the Truth About Black Crime Rates
Jesse Jackson interview about Imus
Sagging Pants May Have Contributed To Fatal Shooting
I think we can effectively rule out O’Reilly today with the MN bridge collapse. If Bill’s on at all it will only be to provide backup commentary to Shep or whoever else takes over for Shep.
You’re quite the drama queen, aren’t you?
i see nothing wrong with it
I didn’t get hooked until Season 4 - and now, it’s so sad...I own all the seasons 1 -5 and will be buying 6 when it comes up for sale.
I have no life other than worshipping Jack Bauer.
I am doomed.
Fox probably didn't find those posts, they were more than likely directed to them.
Let us keep an eye on posts and hit the abuse button. Err on the side of keeping FR’s integrity intact. (Not that we owe anything to pinhead, moron BOR).
And I'm addicted to FreeRepublic!
I’d say we’re starting to feel the tingling of the coming totalitarian state.
“America the melting pot” is becoming “America the boiling pot” and we are the toads, and the water’s starting to warm nicely.
How do you think this conversation would be going on an underground chat room?
Maybe like this?
“Who typed that statement!?”
“When did they say it? Do you think we’ll be banned?”
“Do you think we’re allowed to say such-n-so?”
Really folks.....haven’t we just outsourced the power to squelch free speech to the media?
>> Standards? What standards. You have got to be kidding me. I post on here from time to time but I find a large number of people to be extremely hateful. yaddayaddayadda
Just had a little look-see at a screenful of /your/ posts, there, pot-kettle-black.
You seem just like most of the rest of us. Once in awhile you’re a bit over the top yourself.
FR is not a tea party. It’s an opinion forum. A little rough-and-tumble occasionally.
I can speak only for myself, but I like it that way. Beats political correctness, anyway.
Must be where he gets his own material eh.
We have a Death, "scenario", not a threat etc. If that was reported it would have been pulled, but it really is more a bad joke than anything else.
The, "Dog in the Manger", comment was not presented that way but as Homosexuals are dogs, a completely different meaning. That was no accident.
The last is the worst. O'Reilly said "I Hate Blacks". Where is it? Racist statements are the most inflamatory.
Moderators cannot pull non-existant posts.
O'Reilly's entire report was a deliberate act of malignant dishonesty. It is a defamatory and nasty hatchet job.
What can we do? Should we all write in?
I usually reserve this comment for members of allied military members, but in this case......
Thank you for your service. :-)
If you follow O’Reilly’s orders to you from last night, you will need to have each and every poster submit comments to a ‘professional’ reviewer before they are posted on the site.
That would end FreeRepublic and that’s no stretch.
Each of the comments you posted were twisted out of context by O’Reilly. The comment about Hillary catching a stray bullet is not an assassination ideation but an accident ideation. Any candidate or President can have an accident and it is fair game to discuss what might happen in the aftermath.
I still think Jim Robinson needs to retain a lawyer and write a letter to Foxnews accusing them of slander, demanding an on-air retraction of Mr. O’Reilly’s comments.
Also it is not a stretch to say that Mr. O’Reilly has threatened FreeRepublic members with their right of free speech. Last night’s episode showed that he is for ending free exchange on interent forums unless they are ‘professionally’ moderated. That is clearly a threat to censor internet discussions.
I haven’t watched O’Reilly in years and only caught the You Tube broadcast or your interview linked here in FR. His ratings are declining and it is obvious why that is happening.
On the other hand FreeRepublic’s reputation is still growing. His tirade leveled at you last night gave the site a lot of free publicity. People that are curious after listening to him last night will wander into FR and see that it is a great source of information and debate.
BTW you did great at keeping calm and poised.
But now he needs to be slapped with a letter that lays out the slanderous elements of his comments last night and then he needs to retract his comments and apologize on-air to FR and all its members.
You need to give us some examples of what you consider hateful. For example, if I called your said post intolerant, you just being overly sensitive, and your comments a pile of whining excrement, would that be considered by you to be hateful or just...dare I say...truthful?
Did O’Reilly criticize FR for having crude offensive material? Because that would be ironic considering a few months back this happened:
Megyn Kelly on the O’Reilly factor said that a rape victim lost on both ends because the rape only lasted two minutes. O’Reilly brushed it off and no one acknowleged it.
"I hate blacks" for example was an Asian paper's "I Hate Blacks" column. Also, I found two others; to wit, "The reason is not that I hate blacks. . . ." and "...his name used to be 'I hate blacks, Jews and Sp***', now he is a loving member of the Democrat party!"
I asked that he post links to prove his assertions because that one did not pass muster.
If what the producer sent to you is all they can come up with then the whole bunch of them are "whirling dervishes".
So he made a booboo. If he is any kind of a man he will correct it. Bottom line is he looks out for our children. I'll give a man a lot of slack for that when otherwise I might not give him the time of day. I think Bill is in a slump but he is on our side.
I have a feeling it's all going to work out fine for all of us. Right Bill?
I don't think that O'Reilly understands the American right.
I'd say 0 for 3. An Internet joke about a fictional character being shot (there is no President Hillary Clinton) is not a wish for an assassination.
Frankly, I don’t like the loose definition of “hate speech” being thrown around like a beach ball.
We cannot ignore color or gender or culture when the issue is at odds with the laws and the fabric of the Republic of America.
For the most part, Free Republic is a color blind community. But we are not blind to trends and cultures that threaten our very existence as a nation. Hate speech is not defined as calling for enforcement of immigration laws. Hate speech is not defined as identification of a criminal or terrorist because of race. Hate speech is an accusation loosely thrown around as a means of intimidating anyone who speaks out against any culture that attempts to change or control the beliefs of the majority view.
I think O Reilly is a troll looking for ratings. I bet he gets his share of hate mail. I am sure, if his hate mail was published, it would be far worse than any comment posted on Free Republic.
I admire your ability to face O Reilly. But he makes it hard to get in a word edgewise with his self serving agenda.
Don't bother with this guy. I think we have a drive-by here.
I challenge you to directly compare the participants here on Free Republic and the Daily Kos websites to a face to face debate on any issue, you pick them, give us a call, and we’ll be there...
I put our membership up anyday against the participants of the Daily Kos, and you sir are welcome to moderate...
That should be quite an eye opening experience!
(lets see if this comment makes it on the show)
There are still some tacky posts not pulled by the mods and we can do better, but I doubt it will happen. It’s sad that BOR can twist this stuff to trash us. I think the publicity is better than not though. People will see for themselves when they come to check us out.
Damn a bridge collapse in minneapolis, cars and buses including a school bus went into the water.
O’Reilly probably knows all about Dan Rather and doesn’t want to discuss the matter lest we continue the work we’ve begun here and pursue it to the point where FOX puts him on the street.
There was a thread discussing a column titled, “I Hate Blacks”. If that is what O’Reilly was talking about he
presented it dishonestly.
(No suck up , just the facts.)
My wife calls this place my cult site, she just doesn't understand why someone would be so interested in the discussion with like minded people.
She spends most of any extra time helping at the church.
Bless her heart. (Are there such a thing as coattails to heaven? ;-D
Ya know, nine years ago when I signed up I never thought a web site could have such an impact on the political scene, people's lives, etc..
Just saw that myself. I’m just going to step away from the kbd for a while, I think.
You did a great job.
It is exceedingly rare to see anything disgusting on FR.
>> Must be where he gets his own material eh.
My guess is, there are a number of “professional” pundits who use FR as a source for material.
I can’t quote the exact case, but a couple times I have heard Rush expound on a news item and adopt a point-of-view on it that seemed exactly like what I just read on FR! Maybe a coincidence... maybe not.
And why not? FR is a superb news portal! All the news I care to read (and then some), and plenty of thought provoking comments, some of which even make sense. ;-)
Kristinn I think PJ Bridgade need to do Rather gate reset on BILL
Feel free to start with youself.
Oh, yeah, MySpace with the 29,000 known sexual predators that they just got around to booting out of the place..... at least they’ve done something now, but how long were all those scumbags there, trolling for fresh victims? O’Reilly should focus on NewsCorp for awhile!
Ya know, nine years ago when I signed up I never thought a web site could have such an impact on the political scene, people’s lives, etc..
***Ditto here. It’s been an interesting ride.
I wouldn’t be a BIT surprised to see YOUR post # 55 showcased on O’Reilly tonite or soon, and to see hymn wagging it in our faces while saying “see? even FR members agree with me”.
Maybe that was your intent? Maybe you’d even like some facetime as a “guest”?
O’Reilly isn’t worth watching and you’re not worth reading - the common denominator is less-than-honest spin.
You ummmmmm just want us to “debate” them correct ?
Thanks Jet! read this days ago and figured out how things would come out. I found it on Yahoo while searching on Freerepublic/news.
Who would have thought it would show up in news?
If I had known Kristinn was slated to be on I would had alerted him.
Yeah, Bill. What about those irresponsible people at NewsCorp?