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Looney French Law

Reported by Deborah - December 16, 2004

O'Reilly's segment tease referred to the new law protecting minorities in France as "looney" tonight.This new law makes it illegal to criticize minorities in light of all the anti jewish sentiment in the country. O'Reilly wasn't about to give France credit for a humanitarian effort so he made it sound unimportant and unworkable. 12/16/04

O'Reilly's two guests for this segment were a former Chirac campaign organizer, De Mesterton and Jack O'Sullivan, British Newspaper Editor. After agreeing that this new French law can not possibly work
the disxcussion turned to the movement to secularism in Europe.

De Mesterton reported that the Jewish population in France no longer feels welcome and something needs to be done for the 600,000 Jews in France. Also Chirac owes the gay population some support.

O'Sullivan claimed that religion has lost popularity and the national indicators of related social decay like single parents and divorce can be traced to the decrease in religious beliefs.

O'Reilly added that in the U.S. " the leadership is religious while the press is secular" giving a statistic of 90% of Americans believe in God and there is no way to maintain any standards of right and wrong in a secular society.

comment: Here's another example of O'Reilly hypocrisy. First ignoring the humanitarian principles expressed in the French law, even though the country is secular,then stating that a secular country can't maintain moral standards without religious guidance. This was probably O'Reilly's substitute tonight for his Seige on Christmas series but this topic got religion and French-bashing into one segment. Very efficient.

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