Outrageous Quote of the Week - Week of April 1st
Reported by Marie Therese - April 10, 2007 -
Bill O'Reilly took another one in last week's OQ poll. With 67% of the votes, his despicable and pithy comment to retired Colonel Ann Wright - "Cut her mic!" - summed up the intolerance of this bloviating blowhard.
Click below the fold for this week's offerings. We've departed a bit by including the Ann Coulter quotes, since - as Chrish pointed out in her post - FOX News has ignored them while hauling Don Imus (deservedly) over the coals for his racial slurs. So we've designated the Coulter quotes as "honorary FOXisms" and included them for your perusal.
Option A: "You know. Rosie [O'Donnell] got her start because she was nice. She needs to go back to being nice and when you're this mean, this is anger turned outwards. She's depressed and she needs to get on medication." - Dennis Kneale, Managing Editor, Forbes Magazine, Forbes on FOX, April 7, 2007
"These people can't even wrap up genocide. We've been hearing about this slaughter in Darfur forever - and they still haven't finished. The aggressors are moving like termites across that country. It's like genocide by committee. Who's running this holocaust in Darfur, FEMA?
"This is truly a war in which we have absolutely no interest." - Ann Coulter on topic of Darfur genocide, April 4, 2007
Option C: "Over 30% of the taxes paid in this country are paid by people who are in the top ten percent. ... What are you gonna do, soak 'em some more? You want them to pay 100 percent of the taxes so all of the other people go - that's crazy. You know there's a price to pay for being a citizen in this. We call this program "The Cost of Freedom." There's a cost here for these people. Everybody has to pay and everybody should pay something." - Wayne Rogers on the topic of possible tax increases for the wealthiest 10% of Americans. Cashin' In, April 7, 2007
"On this week, let us remember the message of Passover is that freedom doesn't come easy.
"Moses had to grab Jews by the scruff of their necks and drag them to the desert for 40 years to get a generation capable of living in freedom - and even then the Jews were complaining about it being too drafty. The first "stiff-necked" generation didn't even want to leave Egyptian captivity.
"Once free, they complained about the food, which apparently compared unfavorably to the food back in Egypt. Kind of reminds you of liberals talking about Saddam's rape rooms.
"Even in the desert, the Jews would not stop with the golden calves. God nearly let the whole lot of them perish in the desert, he was so angry about their idolatrous ways. Only when he had a new generation, born in freedom, that didn't complain about the food, did he lead them to the promised land. For you liberals still reading, this is all extensively covered in a book known as the 'Bible.'" - Ann Coulter, online column, April 4, 2007
Option E: "The science is out on global warming. There are a number of scientists who say the earth is cooling. There are others that say it's not. I know that the leadership in the House and the Senate right now are trying to suppress the scientific community from coming forward and saying anything in opposition to what they want." - Bob Murray, CEO, Murray Energy, Inc. a coal mining company. In 2006, Murray's PAC donated $202,000 to 24 Republicans and 0 Democrats. Your World with Neil Cavuto, April 5, 2007