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Bill O'Reilly Claims iPods are Dangerous to America

Reported by Janie - November 20, 2006 -

Bill O'Reilly, apparent Luddite, attacked iPods for endangering America during his radio show last week, despite the fact premium membership on his website provides "Talking Point podcasts."

(Hat tip to ThinkProgress)

During his radio broadcast, O'Reilly said:

"I don’t own an iPod. I would never wear an iPod… If this is your primary focus in life - the machines… it’s going to have a staggeringly negative effect, all of this, for America… did you ever talk to these computer geeks? I mean, can you carry on a conversation with them? …I really fear for the United States because, believe me, the jihadists? They’re not playing the video games. They’re killing real people over there."

However, one of the "advantages" to becoming a premium member on O'Reillys' website, is to receive podcasts:

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According to O'Reilly's logic - if you don't want to help the terrorists, don't buy an O'Reilly premium membership!