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Free Speech: The Bill o' Rights giveth, the Bill O'Reilly taketh away.

Reported by Chrish - April 9, 2007 -

One of Bill O'Reilly's recent targets has been actor Charlie Sheen, who openly questions the official storyline of the events of September 11th and is in talks to narrate a new release of the alternative theory documentary Loose Change. O'Reilly insists that accepting such a role will cause harm to Sheen's career and asks viewers to vote in one of his unscientific polls (to what end we can only wonder).

On the FOX News website O'Reilly's Most Ridiculous Item reads

We're getting quite a bit of action on our billoreilly.com poll question: Will actor Charlie Sheen damage his career if he narrates a 9/11 conspiracy film?

Some of those voting are far left Kool-Aid drinkers told to support Sheen by nutty Web sites they visit.

Now I really feel sorry for these people, I do, as they are similar to the ones who followed crazy Jim Jones down to South America in the `70s and wound up drinking a poison Kool-Aid-like substance which of course killed them.

People who are incapable of thinking of themselves are always exploited, always, thus the name, Kool-Aid drinkers.

In addition, they are ridiculous. But we want you to vote on our poll, those of you who are thinking for yourselves.

When you visit the site, the question is posed as above, with yes or no as the only answers available. There are no further questions about ideology, party, or where you learned of the poll. We can safely surmise the answers are coming out more "no" than O'Reilly would like, so he blames the phantom far left for skewing his silly poll.

But what is really ridiculous is O'Reilly's mindset that everyone who says something HE disagrees with should suffer for it, either losing employment or office, and he uses his national "no-spin" platform to go after them. He won't have to go far this time, though. Just this afternoon I saw Charlie Sheen in a baseball uniform, plugging away for DirectTV - owned by FOX News owner News Corp.

Will O'Reilly go after News Corp. with the same glee and fervor which he has shown going after ABC and Disney in the aftermath of Rosie O'Donnell's comments? Not likely.