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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
The moderators do a great job of holding up the standards that Jim has set for Free Republic. However, they need all of our help--in exercising our good judgment when posting and in hitting the abuse button when out of line comments are made.
We are not a politically correct site, however the posting guidelines need to be adhered to. The comments cited by O'Reilly are literally drops in the bucket of the millions of comments posted on FR and do not represent what FR is about. However, the better we take care of FR, the less chances we'll give people to pull stunts like O'Reilly did last night.
I want to thank everyone for the kind and supportive comments last night. It was not a 'fun' interview, but hopefully some good will come out of it.
Most extreme posts are probably trolls anyway.
...go for it. short/concise.
Can we still use the term “islamic terrorism”?
The “homosexuals are dogs” comment is taken out of context. ....
That comment was posted two days ago and has also been removed by the moderators.
***Why remove it? If it’s taken out of context, that says it all about Bill O’Reilly’s standards.
If there is no link that is One Big apology he owes us.
I didn’t catch this. Hopefully Bill did an equal segment on the kind of comments that show up at DU an KOS. Right?
Thank you for your service to our country.
This is a losing game. I’m been offended by many of the things I’ve read on here and I’ve probably offended many people on here.
I don’t think O’Reilly understands the CONCEPT of trolling... I think he has no idea what it is.
For example, some of the phone calls he gets on the radio are clearly “radio trolls” — people just calling to get him angry, who don’t believe any of what they say.
Nothing personal, but I would ban the “stray bullet” poster.
And people who are withfred...
Exactly. "Dogs in the Manger" is a metaphor, from a fable. The American Heritage Dictionary defines it thus: "One who prevents others from enjoying what one has no use for oneself." This is NOT the same as calling homosexuals dogs.
Is it necessary to be a smart ass on a serious topic FR is trying to address?
Oh ...and thanks!
Oh please. Stray bullets are pretty rare, especially around a president.
I’m not sure I would go that far, but it was definitely in very poor taste. It definitely crossed the line.
Please: NO profanity, NO personal attacks, NO racism or violence in posts.
Hey bill,trolls,learn it,live it,love it!
For BOR’s minions to scour the millions of FR posts to come up with those examples and him to portray them as typical of FR says much more about who BOR is and what he’s about than it does about FR.
THANK YOU, Kristinn. Your service to FR and our country and to us posters is priceless.
By the way, I saw the original dog in the manger comment and saw absolutely nothing wrong with it. O’Reilly is grasping at straws. Ooops! He’ll probably now say that I accused him of stealing from McDonalds.
Given the volume of traffic here, is that all he could pull out? Lame doesn’t even begin to describe it.
I think BOR is upset over being called out on FR for his ‘lesbian-gangs-raping-young-girls’ story that was proven false.
I guess the joke about a bus load of lawyers going over the cliff is now off limits.
And that is not one of those 'my best friends are black' statements.
And for the record, BOR is a big egotistical gasbag on many things. His only advantage is that he is better than the alternative. Glenn Beck comes on an hour later, and is FAR better than BORF.
I've seldom been on a thread where anyone who gets bashed but I have run across various anti gay comment in the past. Never saw one bashing blacks.
The trolls at Kos whined we are a hate site and I believe provided these links to Fox, you got ambushed.
I can tell you one thing, I can read posts for hours (I think I’m addicted) here on FR, but I can’t listen to O’Reilly for a complete show without him saying something I think is crass, and I turn him off.
Ban EQAB? Heck, no. Go run thru his postings. He’s one of us.
Did Bore O’Reilly comment about all the times when our political opponents suffer personal tragedy we offer prayers and hopes to those families despite our differences.
Unlike the lefties who offer heaping vulgarity when a Conservative suffers personal tragedy.
I agree. I don't know if you can un-remove a post, but just on principle a comment taken out of context like that shoudn't be removed.
As you say, we are not a politically correct forum. OTOH, 99.99% of all posts on FR do not contain the graphic rhetoric O’Reilly spoke of last night.
“I didnt catch this. Hopefully Bill did an equal segment on the kind of comments that show up at DU an KOS. Right?”
I watched....Kos was mentioned. Not one comment was made regarding DU. A rep from Kos was there, and Kristinn did a great job for Free Republic....when BOR let him talk.
Where is the "I hate blacks" post????
The meaning of the "homosexuals are dogs" was twisted out of context.
O'Reilly blew it bigtime, and has enraged a heckuva lot of former viewers of his show. Big mistake.
I'd say that's a smoking gun against "The Factor", because the "I H@te B1@ck$"(/grin)accusation was probably the most inflammatory. You deserve a follow up interview to approach him with your findings, but I doubt it will ever happen. From now on we'll have to refer to "The O'rielly Factor" as a "hate show" the next time he has a guest who has ever had a remotely racist or controversial thing to say.
Wishing someone dead is tasteless.
No link for the "I hate Blacks" comment.
Gee, The Factor got only one of three and that's all it takes to make a "hate site"? I've heard worse on The Factor. I guess The Factor is a hate program.
I like both Free Republic and O'Reilly, I guess I'm just an across the board hater. ;^)
This is really pathetic of O'Reilly. I think he felt he had to do it, but the level of research for this assault is ridiculous.
The Warren Reports suggests magic bullets are much more likely.
You did greatr Kristinn..
I was shocked that O’Reilly might find posts like he named..
But O’Reilly knows better than to just throw out an accusation and not have proof...where were the posts..he had no trouble showing a video of part of FR ...
why didnt he had the offending words on video or a printout?
I was waiting to see them..crickets...
Harold Ford looked like Obama as usual...he’s still running for re-election for his senate seat, 2006
Kristinn should tell BOR that FR has done better work on rooting out false journos than he has. Let us not forget Rather-Gate. And there are other examples, my feeble mind is just too old to remember them.
You did marvelously.
I would have exploded and done no service to my fellow FReepers. I would still be cursing today. ;-)
The question is, are we going to get a retraction on the comments that were not here or misquoted?
I’m glad I stopped watching that gasbag awhile ago. If there is ONE site that keeps it “clean” it’s this one. For the Bloviator to call this a hate site strains the bounds of accuracy.
I posted on an earlier post from an article stajackson wrote to BOR. I felt from the beginning he had his nitwit producers come on FR and engage and bait freepers. Some of those producers could have written on FR what Bill spoke about. He is a worthless entertainer and the more freepers tune him out, the more his numbers will drop.
OReily became national on Current Affair. Out of conext was tabloid television’s bread and butter.
We should not be surprised he takes things out of context for sensationalism now.
Yep, and repeated numerous times.