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O'Reilly lies again

September 22, 2003 Leave a comment Go to comments

The Recall Follies and More Dishonesty in the Media

Writing in The Seattle Post Intelligencer, left wing columnist says Joel Connelly says, “Our culture is debased and stifled by Rupert Murdoch’s media empire. Where once there was [William] Buckley, now we see FOX loudmouth Bill O’Reilly shouting ‘Shut up! Shut up!’ and ‘I don’t care what you think!’ at the anti-war son of a World Trade Center victim…”

Wow, that sounds bad. Doesn’t it? Sounds like I’m just the worst guy ever. Well, here’s the truth. And Connelly knows the truth. He’s so blatantly dishonest, he would never write it. The man involved is named Jeremy Glick. We invited him on The Factor last February because he signed an advertisement accusing the USA of being a terrorist country.

Here’s what Glick said to us. “Our current President now inherited a legacy from his father that’s responsible for training militarily, economically, and situating geopolitically the parties involved in the alleged assassination and murder of my father and countless thousands of others.”

Alleged assassination? Glick was saying without a shred of evidence that President Bush and Bush the elder were directly responsible for 9/11. Now that kind of stuff is not only loony, it’s defamation. So I terminated the interview, after which Glick had to be escorted out of the building by FOX [News] security because of his demeanor

Ok, first, O’Reilly did NOT terminate the interview at that point. He didn’t even seem that bothered by it.

GLICK: So what about George Bush?

O’REILLY: What about George Bush? He had nothing to do with it.

GLICK: The director — senior as director of the CIA.

O’REILLY: He had nothing to do with it.

GLICK: So the people that trained a hundred thousand Mujahadeen who were…

O’REILLY: Man, I hope your mom isn’t watching this.

GLICK: Well, I hope she is.

O’REILLY: I hope your mother is not watching this because you — that’s it. I’m not going to say anymore.


O’REILLY: In respect for your father…

GLICK: On September 14, do you want to know what I’m doing?

O’REILLY: Shut up. Shut up.

GLICK: Oh, please don’t tell me to shut up.

O’REILLY: As respect — as respect — in respect for your father, who was a Port Authority worker, a fine American, who got killed unnecessarily by barbarians…

GLICK: By radical extremists who were trained by this government…

O’REILLY: Out of respect for him…

GLICK: … not the people of America.

O’REILLY: … I’m not going to…

GLICK: … The people of the ruling class, the small minority.

O’REILLY: Cut his mic. I’m not going to dress you down anymore, out of respect for your father.

O’Reilly seems to get away with a bit of a sleight of hand. He claims “Glick was saying without a shred of evidence that President Bush and Bush the elder were directly responsible for 9/11. Now that kind of stuff is not only loony, it’s defamation.” But he’s not. He’s saying Dubya is continuing the legacy, by bombing Afghanistan, of his father, who armed the precursor to al Qaeda in Afghanistan in the 80s. He’s not mentioning 9/11! O’Reilly twists it, because he knows he can’t deny the fact that we armed the Muhjadeen through the Pakistanis during the Cold War. It’s undeniable. O’Reilly should be sued by Connelly for libel. This is becoming pathological, considering he did about the same thing during the Peabody/Franken debacle. This is pathetic, and O’Reilly is even more of a disgrace than he already was.

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  1. September 23, 2003 at 8:03 am

    o’reilly is all about one thing: o’reilly. he’ll twist anything around to position himself as victim or champion, whichever the situation dictates to endear himself to his empty-headed legion.

    even the oc register, which is as republican as a newspaper can be, dropped his column for that very reason:

    “We published a number of his columns throughout the fall and into the spring,” said Taylor. “Then we started to notice something. The columns were more and more about Bill O?Reilly and Bill O?Reilly?s television show and what happened to Bill O?Reilly on Bill O?Reilly?s television show.”


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