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San Francisco Supervisor Filing Resolution Calling on FOX News to Fire O'Reilly

Reported by Marie Therese - November 12, 2005

As reported earlier by Judy, O'Reilly is unhappy that San Francisco voted to discourage military recruiting in local schools and has made insensitive and crass comments suggesting the terrorists should feel free to blow up Coit Tower, a San Francisco landmark. According to a report aired last night on KPIX Channel 5, the CBS affiliate in San Francisco, Bill O'Reilly "is making no apologies about those comments." KPIX has received over 16,000 e-mails on this topic and an online poll on their website shows that respondents believe O'Reilly is either dangerous, self-promoting or clueless.

Earlier on Friday O'Reilly told conservative TalkRadio 910 hosts Armstrong and Getty: "'I'm from New York. There are dozens of people in my neighborhood, on Long Island, who are dead because of 9/11, and you people are telling me you're not going to allow military recruiting out there. Hey, it's serious, and I think you guys need a wake-up call."

[COMMENT: I'd like to remind Mr. O'Reilly - as someone who lives just north of San Francisco - that I know people who lost friends and relatives on Flight 93. One of my students and her mother missed the plane by a mere 10 minutes. 93's California-bound passengers - as we all know - went to heroic lengths to stop the hijackers. For Bill O'Reilly to make any kind of a derogatory comment about the City by the Bay using the September 11th tragedy as a justification is an outrage!]

Chris Daly, a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, told KPIX reporter Juliette Goodrich that he is taking action against O'Reilly by introducing a resolution to the Board next week asking that FOX News fire O'Reilly.

Daly said, "... to green light a terrorist attack, to green light violence in the way that he did on his radio program Tuesday night, you know, it shows a lot of hate. It doesn't show a lot of humanity and it's, I would say, un-American."

According to Daly, San Francisco's firefighters are livid because Coit Tower was built as a monument to firefighters.

Daly also remarked, "To basically choose that target in San Francisco, given the context of the bravery of the New York firefighters, you know, on September 11th, is just a doubly harsh message from Bill O'Reilly Tuesday night."

Here again are the contact numbers at FOX News and News Corporation, FNC's parent company. Please take a few minutes to let them know what you think, especially if you live in the Bay Area.


Bill O'Reilly, O'Reilly Factor Host : Phone: 212-301-3320; Email: oreilly@foxnews.com

John Moody, Senior Vice-President, News : Phone: 212-301-8560; Email: john.moody@foxnews.com


Andrew Butcher, Vice President
Corporate Affairs & Communications
Phone: 212-852-7070
Fax: 212-852-7147
Email: abutcher@newscorp.com

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