Video: O’Reilly smears Hot Air

posted at 10:22 pm on May 27, 2009 by Allahpundit

Ah, there’s nothing like yanking a comment out of context and using it to smear the entire site, even though neither Ed nor I have ever referred to Obama as “Hussein.” Bonus points to O’R for referring to the comment in question as a “blog posting” even though it’s anything but. And before our lefty commenters ask, yes, I have defended Kos from similar charges.

Exit question: How guilty to hold Carpenter for not objecting more vociferously in Hot Air’s defense?

Update (Ed): I put Bill O’Reilly in the same category as Alan Colmes, when he accused us of being a Birther site, even though we kept criticizing the people pushing it. Bottom line for me: if the O’Reilly Factor can’t figure out the difference between a blog post and a comment, they have no business opining about the Internet at all.


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Esthier? Baldi? blatantblue?!

Dude…

Jaibones on May 28, 2009 at 10:31 AM

Jealous? :)

baldilocks on May 28, 2009 at 11:49 AM

Baldilocks I’m confused by jailbones comment

blatantblue on May 28, 2009 at 11:51 AM

I’m just looking for a little affirmation here, bro.

Jaibones on May 28, 2009 at 12:03 PM

Jealous? :)

baldilocks on May 28, 2009 at 11:49 AM

More like beguiled!

Jaibones on May 28, 2009 at 12:06 PM

Lol I’ll affirm if I just know what you meant LOL

blatantblue on May 28, 2009 at 12:07 PM

Give Amanda a break. You can’t correct O’Reilly on anything, because he knows everything and is always right.

John the Libertarian on May 28, 2009 at 12:07 PM

Exit question: How guilty to hold Carpenter for not objecting more vociferously in Hot Air’s defense?

Stop right there–vociferously? Amanda sounds like a Brownie scout selling cookies every time she opens her mouth for crying out loud. Give her a break.

RepubChica on May 28, 2009 at 12:10 PM

That whole segment was a mess. He gave Sotomayor a pass by saying that her racist statement doesn’t necessarily make her a racist; it was just an improvident thing to say. Then later he slams the Kos and HA posters for being unaware of how racists their statements are. Come on, Mr. No Spin, at least be consistent.

EMD on May 28, 2009 at 12:18 PM

O’Rielly does not claim to be a spokesman for the right or left. I think he does a decent job of giving both sides of and isuue. FAIR AND BALANCED? Not bad.

TomLawler on May 28, 2009 at 12:21 PM

“Susan Boyle without the charm”. lol…now that’s hardcore. Must have been Blake.
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RepubChica on May 28, 2009 at 12:22 PM

When I saw that segment with Bill O’Reilly, I thought to myself “what?”. He picks a comment out of hundreds of comments that are posted every day on hotair. O’Reilly is trying way too hard to be so-called “fair and balance.” The right doesn’t have the loons out there like the left does, but there will always be someone. He doesn’t read blogs, so he probably had one of his staff member search for a comment that wasn’t good so he could appear “fair and balanced.”

Mark
http://mark24609.blogspot.com/2009/05/soaking-rich-part-564.html

mark24609 on May 28, 2009 at 12:23 PM

Bill O’Reilly is a bloviator. Pure and simple. He makes a big noisy fuss about being “fair”. Fine. However, to call Sotomayor what she is is being “mean” to most of the chattering class. Bill Sammon pointed out that the term “racist” is supposedly nuclear. Apparently it isn’t done in polite company. The double standard is alive and well. Robert Gibson warned us all yesterday that we had better not be too loud about opposing Sotomayor.
Bring it on. Oppose away. Someone has to stand up and fight this administration.
Not only is she a reverse racist, but her collegues don’t think much of her either. Apparently her judical temperment is not what it should be. Her opinions get reversed about 60% of the time. She appears to be incompetent. Now we have a racist incompetent. Why do we need to have anymore incompetents anywhere near the Supreme Court or the Executive Branch? Congress is filled with them. There are better people out there. She isn’t the one.

BetseyRoss on May 28, 2009 at 12:23 PM

O’Reilly’s show is a pretty decent most of the time.

O’Reilly himself? An arrogant egomaniac who is always right.

I doubt the guy has ever read a blog.

therightwinger on May 28, 2009 at 12:25 PM

O’Rielly does not claim to be a spokesman for the right or left….

TomLawler on May 28, 2009 at 12:21 PM

Bill-O consistently overreaches in his critique of the “Far Right” to create that facade you spoke about…personally I’d rather listen to Levin critique O’Reilly during that 8pm hour.

RepubChica on May 28, 2009 at 12:29 PM

I don’t go to Free Republic much (unfortunately for me), but my impression is that it’s certainly no Kos of the right.

petefrt on May 28, 2009 at 7:58 AM

The two get closer with each passing day.

JohnGalt23 on May 28, 2009 at 12:34 PM

So far as smears go, the comment he cherry-picked wasn’t even particularly aggregious. And considering she isn’t a Marxist Studies professor and/or an actual convicted terrorist, she’s probably about as good a SCOTUS pick as could be hoped for from Obama.

Blacklake on May 28, 2009 at 12:38 PM

Word of the day for BOR: toplofty.

Used in a sentence: BOR is among the toplofty, self-imagewise.

Akzed on May 28, 2009 at 12:43 PM

Hussein Hussein Hussein!

Luffa luffa luffa!

Akzed on May 28, 2009 at 12:43 PM

O’Reilly is a sanctimoneous, arrogant ass who irritates me by his manner even when I agree with him. He simply throws the occasional unimportant conservative person or group under the bus to enhance his phoney claim that he is unbiased. We fit the bill.

BTW I believe every bit of the sexual harrassment allegation against him that alleged he was a predatory bully with a vibrator up his … sleeve. Absolutely consistent with his narcissistic personality as seen on TV.

Venusian Visitor on May 28, 2009 at 12:44 PM

even though neither Ed nor I have ever referred to Obama as “Hussein.”

I don’t get this “Hussein” thing … I mean, that is his name isn’t it?

darwin on May 28, 2009 at 12:51 PM

A-Carp should have had your back a little better, but I’ve seen him do this to MKHammer plenty. As Limbaugh said, the guy is Ted Baxter

Dudley Smith on May 28, 2009 at 12:57 PM

As Limbaugh said, the guy is Ted Baxter

LOL!

Thanks, I needed that!

O’Reilly is an arrogant prick, but I watch mostly for the guests…Morris, Miller, Megyn, Rove, etc. And at least he has joined Beck in investigating ACORN…seemingly the only ones out there in the media with the Malkins to do it.

ornery_independent on May 28, 2009 at 1:13 PM

American Power tracked-back with, “Bill O’Reilly Slams Hot Air!”:

http://americanpowerblog.blogspot.com/2009/05/bill-oreilly-slams-hot-air.html

Donald Douglas on May 28, 2009 at 1:29 PM

As Limbaugh said, the guy is Ted Baxter

Dudley Smith on May 28, 2009 at 12:57 PM

LOL! Thanks, I needed that!

O’Reilly is an arrogant a**hole most of the time, and a pantywaist when it comes to criticizing The One, but I watch for the guests…Rove, Morris, Miller, Goldberg, Megyn, etc… And at least he has joined Beck in investigating ACORN, apparently now the only 2 guys in the media that have the Malkins to do it. He’s gonna ride Beck’s coattails on this story, and then steal it from him, IMO.

ornery_independent on May 28, 2009 at 1:46 PM

oops, sorry for the double-post…I blame gremlins in the system…no personal responsibility for me please!

ornery_independent on May 28, 2009 at 1:47 PM

Bill O’Reilly is a bloviator. Pure and simple. He makes a big noisy fuss about being “fair”.

BetseyRoss on May 28, 2009 at 12:23 PM

He’s supposed to be debating the founder of ACORN tonight. This is a golden opportunity to expose ACORN for the fraudulent organization that it is, but I expect that BOR will turn it into a shouting match like the Barney Frank interview.

UltimateBob on May 28, 2009 at 2:03 PM

O’Reily is a closet liberal. I have no doubt that he voted for the “One” to asauge his white guilt.

This guy is not fair and balanced no matter how many times he says it.

For him to say the the RNC should not fight the Sotomayor because she is not a racist says it all. She is a member of La Raza for christs sake and her words were not taken out of context.

Frankly O’Reily is phony and a jerk IMHO

ScottyDog on May 28, 2009 at 2:10 PM

I stopped watching Bill O’ a long time ago.

el rey on May 28, 2009 at 2:17 PM

God, does anyone even watch his program any longer? Granted, he gets more viewers the Olberdouche, but that’s not really saying much.

I just couldn’t stomach him any longer. Especially when he was at a Clinton campaign stop and she pointed him out to the crowd and acknowledged him from the stage. The look he had on his smug face as he just stood there as if he was the ruler of all he saw. I am no Clinton fan, but he came off as a real dick.

Hard to take a culture warrior serious when you know deep down he is full of crap.

RobertInLexington on May 28, 2009 at 2:35 PM

Fair enough, Laura, but I have a huge WTF?! for everyone here. ON a 500 comment thread with an Amanda Carpenter screencap, I can’t get an Amen for “not guilty by reason of smoldering hotness”?

This blog needs an enema.

Jaibones on May 28, 2009 at 10:30 AM

No one else has said, but here goes; Megyn Kelly gets the TV crown for beauty and brains. I don’t play for the other team (not that there’s anything wrong with that), but she is gorgeous. Amanada is pretty, but no one can hold a candle to Megyn even preggers.

Laura in Maryland on May 28, 2009 at 2:45 PM

O’Reilly’s a moron, as has been more than apparent since the last presidential campaign. Does anyone take that blowhard seriously?

Sign of the Dollar on May 28, 2009 at 3:23 PM

I don’t get this “Hussein” thing … I mean, that is his name isn’t it?

darwin on May 28, 2009 at 12:51 PM

It isn’t the fact that the poster posted the name “Hussein”, but rather, it was the tone in which he posted it!

ladyingray on May 28, 2009 at 3:41 PM

I see the overwhelming majority of posters believing that Sonia should be treated just like other nominees, like Bork, Roberts, Estrada, Meirs, etc.
No more, no less.
That has been stated over and over again.
We just want her treated, with equality, just like the other justices…no more, no less.

right2bright on May 28, 2009 at 3:50 PM

It isn’t the fact that the poster posted the name “Hussein”, but rather, it was the tone in which he posted it!

ladyingray on May 28, 2009 at 3:41 PM

I see. Well, we can’t go around writing comments with that kinda tone. No wonder O’Reilly called him out.

I hope someone made a call to the tone police. They’ll be able to ascertain his intentions as well!

darwin on May 28, 2009 at 4:04 PM

Hussein! Hussein! Hussein! Hussein! Hussein! Hussein!

Of course the BOR hasn’t done any research of Sotomayor on his own. Will someone tell him about her views on the 2nd Amendment?

No, good ol’ Bill decided that in this instance he should strike his reasonable (moderate) pose. You know, the guy who is above the wackjobs of the Left & the wingnuts of the Right.
He’s a deep thinker, you know.

thegreatbeast on May 28, 2009 at 4:10 PM

And just who are these maroons who hold out the hope that Sotomayor isn’t as liberal as Hussein thinks she is? Where the fudge can I get me some of that weed that those people are smoking?

thegreatbeast on May 28, 2009 at 4:15 PM

O’Reilly emphasizes the “socialist” part of the Hot Air comment as if Obama would ever consider nominating anything except a socialist.

Perhaps he should be the guy who makes the detailed argument explaining why Obama is not a socialist, because every other liberal and rino has taken a pass on that challenge so far.

Buddahpundit on May 28, 2009 at 4:49 PM

Buddahpundit on May 28, 2009 at 4:49 PM

O’Reilly was the first one of the major media figures who called the idiot messiah a socialist to his face, during the campaign, and demanded that he explain how his policies of redistribution through taxation were not socialism. Everyone ignored it until Joe The Plumber got the moron to talk about his “spread the wealth” plan.

This whole “smear” outrage is kind of embarrassing to watch. O’Reilly didn’t say anything bad about HotAir. Ed and Allah have their panties in a bunch about Hussein. A guy who calls himself ‘Allah’ doesn’t like calling another guy ‘Hussein’ even though that is his real name. Now, that is crazy!

progressoverpeace on May 28, 2009 at 4:59 PM

I see. Well, we can’t go around writing comments with that kinda tone. No wonder O’Reilly called him out.

I hope someone made a call to the tone police. They’ll be able to ascertain his intentions as well!

darwin on May 28, 2009 at 4:04 PM

Yes…just like Minority Report.

ladyingray on May 28, 2009 at 5:13 PM

She is a member of La Raza (The Race). This is an organization that promotes the Hispanic race above all others. It is widely known for it’s racist overtones by it’s admiitedly racist members. Enough said.

volsense on May 28, 2009 at 5:32 PM

This whole “smear” outrage is kind of embarrassing to watch. O’Reilly didn’t say anything bad about HotAir. Ed and Allah have their panties in a bunch about Hussein. A guy who calls himself ‘Allah’ doesn’t like calling another guy ‘Hussein’ even though that is his real name. Now, that is crazy!

progressoverpeace on May 28, 2009 at 4:59 PM

O’Reilly pulled this crap before, even more egregiously, with Free Republic. It takes a special kind of idiot to go on TV and imply that the people who build the soap box are responsible for anything that someone says while standing on it.

Buddahpundit on May 28, 2009 at 5:38 PM

Bottom line? O’Reilly is a douchnozzle, “looking out” for only O’Reilly.

Purple Avenger on May 28, 2009 at 5:50 PM

It isn’t the fact that the poster posted the name “Hussein”, but rather, it was the tone in which he posted it! ladyingray on May 28, 2009 at 3:41 PM

Tone? You’re kidding right!?
B. Hussein Obama kept his “Hussein name” for the same reason he bowed to the Saudi King, and has been buying time for Iran’s nukes! IMO, B. Hussein remains a muslim — as is also the default condition for all sons who are born to muslim fathers. Yes, for 20 years the faker has crawled deep into the greasy mumbo jumbo folds of Rev Wrights Black Nationalist robes – but, to call the issue from that symbiotic union, Christian, is at best a sick joke! The most we can hope for is that BO & Thugs fail to engineer a 2nd term — of course by them there may not be much left of the USA to salvage. Ladies don your Burkas!

“Let’s Roll”

On Watch on May 28, 2009 at 6:08 PM

This whole “smear” outrage is kind of embarrassing to watch. O’Reilly didn’t say anything bad about HotAir. Ed and Allah have their panties in a bunch about Hussein. A guy who calls himself ‘Allah’ doesn’t like calling another guy ‘Hussein’ even though that is his real name. Now, that is crazy!

progressoverpeace on May 28, 2009 at 4:59 PM

Well said. Sums up my take on this issue, also.

O’Reilly — though Pinhead on mislabelling comments as post/site-position material — is a loose move like driving recklessly for five minutes, but it’s not a big enough offense to ridicule O’Reilly in general or worse, dismiss him.

Like all of us, he has his opinions and sometimes they wander off into different, but, overall, he does a pretty good job of making sense on the big picture.

Lourdes on May 28, 2009 at 6:19 PM

…O’Reilly is in love with himself…and here I thought it was only a sneaky-pete motel thing….

…if the O’Reilly Factor can’t figure out the difference between a blog post and a comment, they have no business opining about the Internet at all.

…Mr. O proves, yet again, that he doesn’t understand the Internet…although that isn’t going to stop him from running his mouth like some sort of wierd, drunken uncle rattlin’ on about his time in Korea.

…O’Reilly yammers on, wandering all over the spectrum, bending over backwards to prove himself “even handed”…he pronounces, and it is therefore true.

…hope that it helps him sell Factor gear….

Puritan1648 on May 28, 2009 at 6:23 PM

O’Reilly pulled this crap before, even more egregiously, with Free Republic. It takes a special kind of idiot to go on TV and imply that the people who build the soap box are responsible for anything that someone says while standing on it.

Buddahpundit on May 28, 2009 at 5:38 PM

Essentially, at the heart of things, O’Reilly voices singular opinions and isn’t someone who associates with (in my view) many groups on a “I’m a member” level. It’s apparent from his other perspectives that he’s not a fan of internet opinion-sharing and seems somewhat intolerant of sites where overall opinions run a bit inflammatory to his own comfort level, such as the “Obama birth” circumstances.

About that “birther” nasty-tag, though, that expression reflects utter disrespect for those of us who’ve read the information (all of it, the whole thing) and come up with the same conclusion, as if on jury duty: Obama hasn’t proven his case beyond a reasonable doubt that he IS Constitutionally qualified for the Presidency and all his apologists in that regard inevitably regress into pejoratives about those of us who continue to state that as clearly as that: there is reason enough to question that Barack Hussein Obama or Barry Hussein Soetoro as Constitutionally qualified for the Presidency.

And, worse, if he isn’t, and there is more than enough question in that regard that he isn’t, then he’s engaged in a grimly horrific attack on this nation of mammoth proportions as are those attempting to rationalize this issue into “just going away”.

So O’Reilly’s odd (odd for him) denigration (“birthers” pejorative) in this regard is offensive to people who otherwise appreciate his programs and inquiries, interviews, etc. in media, but the same thing applies to Allahpundit on HotAir for doing the same thing.

At least FreeRepublic has allowed the investigation of this issue and the exchange of information pertinent to exposing problems in that regard. It’s very, very odd to me that this one issue would be so targeted by the more Leftwing among the Right and that only serves to create greater offense among people who are simply discussing a very troubling issue.

Lourdes on May 28, 2009 at 6:26 PM

That whole segment was a mess. He gave Sotomayor a pass by saying that her racist statement doesn’t necessarily make her a racist; it was just an improvident thing to say. Then later he slams the Kos and HA posters for being unaware of how racists their statements are. Come on, Mr. No Spin, at least be consistent.

EMD on May 28, 2009 at 12:18 PM

That specific observation is very right-on.

Lourdes on May 28, 2009 at 6:29 PM

But O’Reilly’s whole schtick on it being offensive for ~people~ to mention Barry/Barack HUSSEIN Obama/Soetoro’s middle name is strange. It’s the guy’s name, so he says it is.

What I think is MORE the issue, however, is that few, especially O’Reilly and other media, are not questioning the history of this one guy’s “name history” as to his identity.

Perhaps being too specific about Barry/Barack is similar to digging too deep with a tiny shovel and it irritates people that someone’s (at least) asking what’s under the cement.

It’s his IDENTITY that’s the issue and should be. The media’s keen on establishing and then selling no variation afterward a figurehead acceptance of individuals, which is what and how “celebrity” is created. The very wealthy, “power players” in media wage intimidations upon the rest and people soon just shut-up on issues that inevitably are too close to the bone.

I think the identity issue/s of Barry/Barack are digging too close to the bone and certain players don’t want the issue discussed and they recriminate against anyone and any site that does so. Thus, you get the “shut up” message “or else.” O’Reilly seems to be perpetuating that, sadly for him.

Lourdes on May 28, 2009 at 6:33 PM

I just read that Barry/Barack Hussein Sotoro/Obama accredited Dreamworks’ Jeffrey Katzenberg as being responsible for the current Presidency (“without you, it wouldn’t have happened” or some such statement by Obama yesterday in L.A.’s “Hollywood” pay-for-play dinner party to promote Barry/Barack and Sotomayor’s ghastly nomination).

So you see the level of influence the media plays in just about every aspect of Western society. A lot of that is evil, by the way, unfortunately, and the ramifications are immense, though subtle, and persistent.

I don’t care for Dreamworks’ work, by the way, thought the Panda film was a snoozer, turned it off about 1/4 way through, and previous animation features by Katzenberg’s crew have been similarly strange and uninspiring, not material I’d ever suggest to any child in my circle of influence.

I think the influences behind the current Presidency are being overlooked and intentionally hidden, however, if not discouraged at being examined more closely, and THAT’s the issue here, even with O’Reilly.

Lourdes on May 28, 2009 at 6:38 PM

when he accused us of being a Birther site,

what is a “birther” site???

seanrobins on May 28, 2009 at 6:51 PM

I don’t really like listening to things like this… I have found BOR really agonizing for a number of years now…. Beside, I figure that listening to him is YOUR (AP’s, etc.) job. :-)

Anyhow, what a dirtball Bill has mutated into over the years.

And what a place to come from in terms of what you stand for and believe in: The Left has the votes to push soto through, so don’t DARE even both to oppose her.

What a useless nothing.

seanrobins on May 28, 2009 at 6:58 PM

O’Reilly’s whole schtick on it being offensive for ~people~…

…and, there you have it in a sentence fragement…it’s schtick, pure and simple…he’s all about “looking out for you”, like some self-appointed ombudsman for “the folks”…until you disagree with him in some way….

…the man’s about as deep as a birdbath….

…that, and he has better, more informed guests on, and then monologues all over them….

…it’s time his viewership slipped…he isn’t making friends here….

Puritan1648 on May 28, 2009 at 7:02 PM

I listened to the spot. O’Reilly gets his information from the woman he is interviewing. Here is my crude summary:

She says conservative blogs describe the Judge as racist. A hotair blogger says judge is an unqualified militant and socialist, and some use of Obama’s middle name Hussein (proof of racism).

The lady summarizing the blogs simplified the criticisms. She did not mention Sotomayor’s membership in La Raza, or the judge’s discussion of the use of moral relativism in the same Berkely speech being cherry picked to make it look like all conservatives care about are the white guy statement in the speech.

Apparently, O’Reilly agrees that the use of Obama’s middle name is a sign of racism, at least as I understood him. I do not listen to O’Reilly much so I am not certain how he uses this litmus test.

O Reilly said, roughly transcribed:- who is writing this, does this person live in the Unitied states the guy or woman who writes this I guess is not living here…

implying that angry criticism by a political minority is stupid or insane

The gist of the O’Reilly interview is to prestend the La Raza connection is not there, and the MEChA connection to La Raza is not there, and the aztlan connection to MEChA is nnot there, and Sotomayor is being beaten up by people who do not have a clue

Enough of Bill Hussein O’Reilly. I stay away from his games.

entagor on May 28, 2009 at 7:05 PM

I give O’Gasbag as much attention as I do Arianna Huffington.

Veritas on May 28, 2009 at 7:13 PM

Its a plot by O’Reilly and his producers to get back at MM for refusing to go on the show.

slp on May 28, 2009 at 7:15 PM

BOR is off his pins…The reason…..Glenn Beck…Fox’s new STAR.

BOR has stolen Glenn’s ACORN story…Poor Glenn sees his hard work now being turned into mush by BOR’s RINO theories. Sad…America needs to bust ACORN and as we have no one in Congress doing the job, Glenn is a real hero, but BOR’s ego could not handle Glenn’s afternoon boffo ratings.

nondhimmie on May 28, 2009 at 7:26 PM

Yeah, what is up with O’Reilly lately? He cherry picks a comment and compares hotair to the Daily Kos? His head is up his butt…or O’s. My prediction…he’s going to mess up Beck’s investigation into Acorn. Beck shouldn’t have let him get involved. Obama is connected to Acorn…there is too much evidence for him to deny…but I’d bet O’Reilly does. Unless of course the Obama camp called in the “truth squad” like they did in Missouri during the election. MSNBC has a spot for O’Reilly.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iStZAbf47FA

njpat on May 28, 2009 at 7:47 PM

Write an article about the racist/sexist remarks that Dennis Miller made on O’Reilly’s show….actually, on second thought don’t….that would play into their hand and further divide us.

njpat on May 28, 2009 at 8:07 PM

Hussein Soetoro is an asshat and hates America – was that PC? I forget; is the truth “in” or “out” nowadays?

Ris4victory on May 28, 2009 at 8:10 PM

Bill is a bloviating gasbag. The only reason he is number one in his slot is because Bathtub boy is even worse!
Since the 2007 amnesty fight and Bill O bent over and wanted to defend the comprehensive sh*t burrito that congress was trying to feed us, I have watched him with a hairy eyeball. Now, I will just make sure to watch my cat lick her butt as I blog on the best conservative, or any other site, on this internet……HA!

HornetSting on May 28, 2009 at 8:11 PM

O’Reilly just called ACORN a quasi-socialist organization….how come he gets to smear?

ladyingray on May 28, 2009 at 8:28 PM

Did you see that arrogant acorn lady. What a baffoon. The last question, “Can we look at your books?” Ha, you wish, O’Reilly. See what being nice and ‘fair’ to quasi-socialist money laundering liberal agenda agencies will get you? Nothing, nada, zip.

HornetSting on May 28, 2009 at 8:31 PM

HornetSting on May 28, 2009 at 8:31 PM

Yeah, she was so open and upfront until that question. Then she froze up. Why? What’s she hiding?

I wanna know what happened to my tax dollars!!!

ladyingray on May 28, 2009 at 8:34 PM

HornetSting on May 28, 2009 at 8:31 PM
Yeah, she was so open and upfront until that question. Then she froze up. Why? What’s she hiding?

I wanna know what happened to my tax dollars!!!

ladyingray on May 28, 2009 at 8:34 PM

Absolutely!

HornetSting on May 28, 2009 at 8:35 PM

ATTENTION GUYS: MK is up next on O’Reilly.

ladyingray on May 28, 2009 at 8:37 PM

O’Reilly admitted he didn’t identify the comment as made by a poster and not MM or her staff.

Guess you had to, didn’t you BOR?

ladyingray on May 28, 2009 at 8:49 PM

O’reilly talking about Malkin’s commnets this morning.

MorningStar on May 28, 2009 at 8:50 PM

Bah… Not much of an apology from BOR… disappointing… elite gasbag…

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on May 28, 2009 at 8:50 PM

O’Reilly just spun. I just lost the last ounce of respect I had for him. What a talking head/blowhard.

PoliticallyIncorrectSandy on May 28, 2009 at 8:50 PM

yeah, he only apologized for not stating the comment was not from MM, Ed or AP…still dissed the blogs tho…

ladyingray on May 28, 2009 at 8:51 PM

Did you see that arrogant acorn lady. What a baffoon. The last question, “Can we look at your books?” Ha, you wish, O’Reilly. See what being nice and ‘fair’ to quasi-socialist money laundering liberal agenda agencies will get you? Nothing, nada, zip.

HornetSting on May 28, 2009 at 8:31 PM

Yeah, very telling. The ACORN lady (actually, both) waxed on romantically and resentfully about how the government is for all people, “not just the rich” and then the main ACORN lady (not the blind one) started ranting that ACORN was “MYYYYY organization…” under her CONTROLLLLLL…

Lourdes on May 28, 2009 at 9:05 PM

O’Reilly just spun. I just lost the last ounce of respect I had for him. What a talking head/blowhard.

PoliticallyIncorrectSandy on May 28, 2009 at 8:50 PM

No kidding. Well at least we know that his show once again beat the entire MSNBC line up and James Carville stabbed him in the back. O’Reilly’s ego is out of control. No one cares about Carville being a meanie to you. He’s a waste of a good time slot.

sherry on May 28, 2009 at 9:07 PM

Hussein Soetoro is an asshat and hates America – was that PC? I forget; is the truth “in” or “out” nowadays?

Ris4victory on May 28, 2009 at 8:10 PM

I think that is really Barry Hussein Soetoro, sometime bbefore it wasn’t that anymore.

MikeA on May 28, 2009 at 9:27 PM

Hussein Soetoro is an asshat and hates America – was that PC? I forget; is the truth “in” or “out” nowadays?

Ris4victory on May 28, 2009 at 8:10 PM

I think that was really Barry Hussein Soetoro, sometime before it wasn’t that anymore.

MikeA on May 28, 2009 at 9:30 PM

Barry Hussein Soetoro

What was wrong with that name that it needed to be changed anyway?

MikeA on May 28, 2009 at 9:31 PM

According to Bill I am merely a “civilian commenter.”

Joe Caps on May 28, 2009 at 9:38 PM

I think that was really Barry Hussein Soetoro, sometime before it wasn’t that anymore.

MikeA on May 28, 2009 at 9:30 PM

I believe his name is now, “John Smith”. He just did that yesterday and the MSM has already gone back and edited all of their articles to make it look like it was always “John Smith”

progressoverpeace on May 28, 2009 at 11:21 PM

O’Rielly is a pompous, narccistic gas bag. The fact that his ratings beat all of PMSNBC’s really shows how pathetic their shows are. Seriously, you have to really try in order to be worse than O’Rielly. Of course, Bathtub Boy succeeds at that.

Fed45 on May 29, 2009 at 12:49 AM

Maybe BOR will quote me tomorrow. Ooh boy, can’t wait

Keep it pithy!

tbear44 on May 29, 2009 at 2:47 AM

I fail to see how using actual comments from Hot Air is ‘smearing’ HA.

…then again I think Biden’s cocaine snorting daughter and Zero’s failure to meet the eligibility requirements to be President are actually, like newsworthy.

That’s just me though. I’m sure most Americans realize the BOR/HA spat is a MUCH more important topic to discuss.

Mr Purple on May 29, 2009 at 3:44 AM

No one else has said, but here goes; Megyn Kelly gets the TV crown for beauty and brains. I don’t play for the other team (not that there’s anything wrong with that), but she is gorgeous.

Laura in Maryland on May 28, 2009 at 2:45 PM

There can be little doubt that you are correct, although for my taste Martha MaCallum is a doll, too. Oh, hell, they all are…it’s kind of scary. The Boss is a stunner, too.

I just found it hard to believe that this red-haired dolly is in the video and we’re talking about pompous, arrogant, populust nitwit O’Reilly. Sad.

Jaibones on May 29, 2009 at 8:43 AM

‘Hussein’ even though that is his real name

Thats just it. Hussein is not his real name. Neither is Barry Soetoro. He’s probably had three names and may even have had a fourth.

Barak Hussein Obama is a completely artificed, read that FAKE, appellation, created for political purposes. Its a disgraceful JOKE. Since it is fake I feel no compunction using his fake middle name to refer to a fake person. A suit empty except for the malicious intent to destroy our country.

dogsoldier on May 29, 2009 at 9:53 AM

Oh by the way, his actual birth name is on his real birth certificate, wherever that is. There may be more than one reason he wont show the original…

dogsoldier on May 29, 2009 at 9:55 AM

I personally think Hot Air is over-reacting. A lot of posters do make similar comments here.

That’s indefensible.

Either own it or change it.

But to complain because it’s pointed out makes no sense to me.

AnninCA on May 29, 2009 at 12:19 PM

By the way, there’s simple software that uses word filters.

It’s not that hard to put comments into pending.

AnninCA on May 29, 2009 at 12:21 PM

Either own it or change it.

But to complain because it’s pointed out makes no sense to me.

AnninCA on May 29, 2009 at 12:19 PM

Own what? Why should the proprietors of Hot Air blog “own” comments as if they were Hot Air blog posts, as O’Reilly described the random comment he put up? You’ve got a lot to learn if you think the two are in anyway equivalent.

The content of comments belong to the author, just as the contents of blog posts belong to the authors. The content of the comment was described as it it were something the blog pundits endorse.

Look up section 230 of the Communications Decency act if you are under the misapprehension that comments on opinion pieces become the opinion of the author of the opinion piece.

SarahW on May 29, 2009 at 1:44 PM

O’Reilly’s the Joe Biden of Fox News!

Cybergeezer on May 29, 2009 at 4:06 PM

I just posted my analysis on the subject

http://mark24609.blogspot.com/2009/05/bill-oreillys-war-of-words.html

Mark

mark24609 on May 29, 2009 at 4:24 PM

Lessee, does “two-bit Malcolm X wannabe” and the “Obama-Mugabe” regime count as slurs.

Cause I’ll fess up to using both.

And if the little leprechaun doesn’t like it, he can bark up some other tree. At least I don’t get on national TV and shriek at people for an hour at a time.

NoDonkey on May 29, 2009 at 10:12 PM

Before we find Bill O’Reilly guilty of being illogical and intolerant, we need to take on Charles at LGF who blows away registered users simply because they question the “science” of Darwin’s Evolution Theory. I got banned for asking why he did this to loyal readers. I have not returned to the site nor will I ever do so.

herdgadfly on May 30, 2009 at 11:23 PM

Sotomayor is not a racist. She misspoke and accidentally joined La Raza not knowing that it meant “The Race”.

She misspoke
She misread
She misheard.

Monkey speak not evil, see no evil, hear no evil.

Geochelone on May 31, 2009 at 12:18 AM

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