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O'Reilly: Supreme Court decision "huge loss for far left"

Reported by Chrish - March 7, 2006

Bill O'Reilly insisted on framing today's Supreme Court ruling that Law schools across the country have to allow military recruiters onto their campuses as a "huge loss for the far left" .

The hyperbole continued throughout, with O'Reilly saying "they got their butt kicked" and "the far left gets a licking, and that's good,..."

Megyn Kendall, herself a lawyer , reported on the case. She laid it out fairly well and explained both the basis for the suit and the ruling. O'Reilly made sure to coax from her that in addition to 36 law shools across the country, virtually all the major schools, the evil ACLU was involved, filing an amicus brief in support of FAIR (Forum for Academic and Institutional Rights), who filed the suit.

Comment: O'Reilly misrepresented the case and the issue. In his zeal to again link the "far left" with "anti-military" for his viewers he missed a golden opportunity to portray them as pro-gay rights! That was the crux of the matter, an objection to hosting career booths on campus for an organization, the military, that blatantly discriminates against gays and lesbians.

As someone who has been called "off the charts left" by the big BORe I must say this ruling neither surprised nor fazed me. If he wasn't so far to the right, maybe he'd have a little better perspective.

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