Skip to comments.Bill O'Reilly, Hiding Under The Desk!!
Posted on 08/02/2007 6:36:11 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
O'Reilly Factor Partial Transcript of the interview with Kristinn on 7-31-07
Transcript From the July 31 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor:
"From the July 31 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor:
O'REILLY: In the "Impact" segment tonight, as we've been reporting, the hate website Daily Kos has intimidated the Democratic presidential candidates with the exception of Senator Biden. So they are speaking at the Kos convention this coming weekend. There's no question that the most vile stuff imaginable is posted on this hate site and others like it.
Now, some on the left justify the garbage by pointing to right-wing websites like FreeRepublic.com, whose postings can get nasty as well.
With us now in the studio -- former Democratic Congressman Harold Ford Jr., now a Fox News analyst, and from Washington, Kristinn Taylor, a spokesperson for the Free Republic.
Mr. Taylor, I have to say, you know, we pulled a bunch of stuff off your website today and it's pretty vile; it's pretty awful. You've got some pretty sick people posting -- a couple of examples: "Homosexuals are dogs." "I hate blacks." "Hillary Clinton should be assassinated." "A stray bullet should kill her" -- and on and on and on.
TAYLOR: Well, Bill, all those things --
O'REILLY: You know, this is all on your website today.
TAYLOR: Well, all those things that you said violate our posting guidelines, and if we find them, we will remove them. That's not what we're about.
O'REILLY: What do you mean, if we find them?
TAYLOR: If we find them. We --
O'REILLY: This is what I don't understand. I found them, and it wasn't hard. And I went back and we did a trace just on me and some of the stuff that has been posted about me on your website, and it's just unbelievable. But when you say, "if we find them," shouldn't there be somebody there supervising this website?
TAYLOR: We do have volunteer moderators.
TAYLOR: However, now, there are thousands upon thousands of comments that are posted to the site every day. We don't exercise prior restraint. We rely on the good sense of people that are posting there, and 99 percent of them are good people who stay within our guidelines.
TAYLOR: You also have people that come on the site deliberately to post things to make the site look bad.
O'REILLY: That's right.
TAYLOR: We used to have people that would post hardcore pornography pictures.
O'REILLY: But here -- let me give you -- let me give you some advice. That's the same argument that the left-wing Nazi hate sites make -- that it's not really them; it's others. Don't you have an obligation to the country to have not volunteers, but to have a professional person sit there and enforce some kind of standards for your website?
TAYLOR: It costs money, Bill. It costs money. Free Republic operates on donations.
O'REILLY: You got a lot people -- you know what? I bet you if you asked for donations for that, you would be able -- because as you said, most people are good people who come in. They would give you money so that they wouldn't have to be besmirched by these sick people. And they're sick.
But you're right, a lot of it's planted. And a lot of it is just crazy people who are surfing. But I believe you have an obligation, Mr. Taylor, to clean this thing up. It doesn't do you any good, because that's what they seize on.
TAYLOR: We do. I agree with you, Bill, and whenever we find it -- if I find it -- I report it to our moderators and they take care of it.
O'REILLY: All right. Well, you should do a better job because just today this is vile, hateful stuff.
Now, Harold Ford Jr. was the subject of some of this when you ran the last time around. But I have to say, and this is absolutely my opinion, I looked at Free Republic and I looked at Daily Kos, and Daily Kos is far worse. They revel in this kind of stuff.
The cartoon last night we showed of President Bush and Joseph Lieberman -- way beyond anything of free speech. It's hate. It's hate.
Now, you as an African-American, and you as somebody who's been subjected to hate, I mean, why aren't the Democrats distancing themselves from this?
FORD: Well, let me be clear. I'm not here to represent Daily Kos or Free Republic. I'm a believer and a supporter of free speech.
Nonetheless, there comes a time in political debate when one would hope it would be elevated to discussing the big, big issues. I'm the chair of a group called the Democratic Leadership Council. We've been subjected to untrue and awful and malicious things by a number of different websites.
We just continue to move forward and trek ahead. I do think that there's a lot to be said for providing resources and people who support these sites, the good people who may believe in -- what I don't understand is what Free Republic, frankly, believes in, because if you feel comfortable enough to post "I hate blacks" on a website -- you don't find people posting that on a Fox News website. So, there must --
O'REILLY: No, you don't, because we have standards. And that's what I told Mr. Taylor, that he's got to be more vigilant and hire somebody professionally to regulate it......"
What O'Reilly said relative to the links provided by his producer are not mere mischaracterizations, they are out and out lies. Nothing in the bold was an accurate description of the posts here.
Links provided by O'Reilly Factor Producer
O'Reilly Factor Provides Free Republic Offending Comments Links
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
Tonight in answering his viewer mail he makes the a smarmy comment, "Free Republic Needs a full time monitor. or words to that effect." After sandbagging Kristinn and taking some cheap shots at FR to provide the illusion that he is "fair and balanced", he wants to move on. I don't think so.
Bill O’Reilly = Hillary Clinton with a scrotum.
O'Reilly's logic is stupid.
Personally, I am glad that Bill O’Reilly is making himself known to Freepers as to what he truly is, O’Reilly has just done Free Republic a service.
O’Reilly is a creep.
O’Reilly: Liberal Jews Are All Big-City Newspapers Have Left
...and Bill O’Reilly’s conspiracy propaganda claiming that Jewish people are trying to abolish Christmas trees and the like.
The closest thing to "hate" found on FR might be our unbending condemnation of the Islamic push to rule the world.
If O'Reilly wants to take up the Islamic side and bash us, well then he has lost all credibility. I know Geraldo is not happy with us at all over illegals.
O’Reilly blew it! He needs to sincerely apologize at the very least. I seem to remember a similar situation here in Fresno when a city-sponsored group called FR a “hate group” on city stationary. There was a big ruckus and Jim Robinson won.
Oh man, you are in trouble!
You just called O’Reilly a “Limey.”
Now that will make the Irishman mad!
Someone wrote in that 100% of the bad postings were plants and BOR said there is no way to know that, but Free Republic needs a full time monitor which it doesn't have today.
It is clear to me that he got his gigantic little ego bruised and now he wants to make us pay! I truly believe he is positioning himself in a good light for the Senate hearings on the new "Fairness Doctrine" because he feels that Empress Hillary will become President.
We have a perfect chance to prove the Cable Channel Personality corollary to the unified idiom of the Peter Principle.
"The bigger the bloviated personality rises to his own level of incompetence the harder he will fall"
I doubt he has a scrotum. Seriously, why does anybody watch that blowhard. He’s a cartoon of what’s wrong with television “news”.
The fact of the matter is that Bill O’Reilly is a big mouthed showman who sets up these situations to get some sparks and he plays gotcha-games with the guests he brings on his show, and he hides behind the whole ‘no spin zone’ BS (while he is madly spinning his own views), and anyone who disagrees with him, is labeled a ‘bloviator’ or worse.
What this really tells us is that O’Reilly is running out of tricks, and he’s trying to gin up some new controversies to keep his numbers up there.
And the bottom line?
Bill O’Reilly has begun the process of being ‘Ratherized’ right here on FR, because he is just as guilty of spewing hate, lies and trying to incite murder (Matt Drudge) as any hatemonger out there.
O’Reilly has met the enemy, and it’s the same face he sees in the mirror every morning.
Bill does the same thing to Ann Coulter. He condemns left wing hate speech, but then says the right has it's own haters, too. Equating Ann Coulter with the crazies on the left. Ann is a polarizing writer, but that doesn't make her a hater.
To his credit, OReilly noted that the amount of controversial content at FreeRepublic pales in comparison to that which appears on a near-daily basis at DailyKos. O'Reilly went on to add that they (at the Kos) seem to revel in hate.
Still, Bill O'Reilly uses his position as a national figure in a way that I'm thankful for. He goes after judges who are lenient on child abusers, he draws attention to the borders, he takes on the liberal media while he himself is a liberal pinhead. It is intellectual laziness to equate Ann Coulter with the hate on the left just as it is to equate freerepublic with the Daily Kos. Perhaps, it comes naturally if you're a Independent Kool-Aid drinker?
Time to boycott O’Reilly. When he comes on...turn him off, and let FOXNEWS know that you’re doing it.
We've all been slandered to some degree.
We MUST make him retract and admit he lied.
We need to BOYCOTT FOX NEWS and email daily until such time as O'Reilly retracts, publically.
Give O’Really??? a break.
Remember he alone brought down big oil to give us $3.00 a gallon gasoline.
Hey you pompus ass, how bout embargoing that big fat mouth of your for once.
>> Bill O’Reilly, The Lying Limey From Levittown!!!
I think you’re batting 2 for 3 on that headline.
Any thread in which the topic is Hillary or Cindy Sheehan, for example, is not exactly a friendly thing to see. I don't even click on such anymore because all those threads contain are personal attacks, no debate of the issues. Most of the personal attacks on Hillary are of a joking nature ... no more or less than Letterman or Leno do every night.
That said ... we all know that FR is not a 'hate' site and that O'Reilly has absolutely no clue when he opines on this subject and he is apparently not open-minded enough to learn about FR when he has the chance. That is his loss. But he will use everything ugly that is said about him on this site to further his argument.
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