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".
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