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What Bill O’Reilly Didn’t Tell You About 9-11 Victim’s Father

Reported by Priscilla - November 2, 2009 -

Newsbusters, the love child of Fox Fave Brent Bozell (but in a Christian, chaste, and heterosexual way) frequently whines about how librul interviewers on librul TV don’t tell the audience about their guests’ librul connections. Their position is rather hypocritical seeing that their favorite network, Fox Opinion News, does the same thing. Last week, I did a thread about how Dr. Jason Fodeman wasn’t just a fresh faced young medical school graduate without an axe to grind; but rather, a right wing partisan whose right wing partisanship began with a book, written when he was 17, which attacked the Clinton’s. Last week, Bill O’Reilly attacked the city of Kent, Connecticut for denying the request of a local man, whose son was killed on 9-11, to have the words “murdered by Muslim terrorists,” engraved on the public memorial on town property. Bill was outraged and asserted that he will harass the town until they say “uncle” and get that incendiary wording on that memorial. But like Fox&Friends, Bill didn’t provide any background information on Peter Gadiel apart from the 9-11 connection. Turns out that Gadiel is no stranger to right wing politics and no stranger to Fox News. And that’s fine. But shouldn’t O’Reilly have said something. Just saying….

Peter Gadiel is on the Board of “9/11 Famlies For A Secure America Foundation” which is a spin off from the anti-immigration group “Federation for American Immigration Reform.” The first person named to the 9/11 Families Board was former Colorado Governor Richard Lamm who has said that "new cultures" in the U.S. are "diluting what we are and who we are." According to Mr. Gadiel’s description on the 9/11 website “He has volunteered full time since 2002 to help persuade government to secure America's borders, and for eliminating the magnets which draw illegal aliens to the United States including amnesty, the ability to work in the U.S., 'free' public education, 'free' health care, welfare, drivers' licenses, government guaranteed mortgages, etc.” He was a speaker at a 2007 “Hold Their Feet To The Fire” rally which consisted of right wing radio hosts, led by Roger Hedgecock, to “expose illegal alien amnesty.” He is also quoted as saying “Americans must sleep with loaded pistols at their bedsides because so many of them have been attacked by illegal aliens [who were] ‘just going to America for a job.’” And a search of You Tube finds Gadiel appearing on Neil Cavuto’s show (speaking about granting drivers licenses to illegals) and being interviewed by Greg Jarrett about a billboard in North Carolina which claimed that giving licenses to illegals was giving licenses to terrorists. He also appeared on Hannity & Colmes where he discussed the life sentence of Zacarias Moussaoui. Not surprisingly, he has appeard on CNN”s Lou Dobbs show during which Dobbs said that Gadiel was being investigated by Mexico over Gadiel’s statement regarding a Mexican identification card.

So while Mr. Gadiel has every right to follow his bliss, a little background is instructive. It puts the issue of “murdered by Muslim terrorists” in a different perspective – perspective not included in the O’Reilly harangue about “political correctness.”