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O'Reilly Wants University Of Oregon President Fired

Reported by Deborah - May 17, 2006

Tonight Dave Frohnmayer, University of Oregon President, got the O'Reilly kiss of death because a school publication printed some controversial drawings of Jesus and Frohnmayer's reaction , in O'Reilly's opinion, was inadequate. Claiming that the publication, The Insurgent, hates Christianity, O'Reilly said the University of Oregon has done nothing and Frohnmayer is too afraid to appear on The Factor. So he invited two students from the University who were protesting the inflammatory drawings to discuss the issue. Needless to say, O'Reilly viewers did not get the full story.

According to the University Newspaper, Oregon Daily Emerald,

"In its March issue, The Insurgent published pictures of Jesus making love to another man, articles about Christianity’s negative influence on society and cartoons satirizing Jesus’ crucifixion in response to controversy surrounding 12 Danish cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad reprinted by the Oregon Commentator last month."

According to the same article, the University stopped the Insurgent from using the in house bulk mail to send out the March issues and 700 copies were sitting in the post office.This fact was not mentioned by O'Reilly.

O'Reilly did not mention the origin and motivation behind the publication of the cartoons. He was too busy making Nazi and KKK comparisons claiming that the University would have done something about that sort of thing. When the student guest claimed that there was nothing Frohnmayer could do O'Reilly balked, "What's he there for? That's why he needs to be fired!"

University president Dave Frohnmayer responded to the issue by stating, “While I am an ardent supporter of free speech, I also have strong beliefs that this freedom should be exercised with maturity and good judgment,” adding that “creating controversy for controversy’s sake” was not wise, nor was making individuals “feel that they or their beliefs are unwelcome and belittled.”

Jethro Higgins one of the students protesting the cartoons, claimed that there had been three grievances submitted to the student government with no satisfaction adding that he had 91 names on a petition and has recieved support from the Knights of Columbus. O'Reilly wanted to know why there wasn't more protest from the student body and seemed to dismiss the students suggestion that something was being done.

O'Reilly ended the segment claiming that it was a secular attack adding, "Frohnmayer is a coward and needs to get out".

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