During the Democratic National Convention, Bill O'Reilly's hired stalker Jesse T Watters trolled the convention floor in search of footage for his Emmy Award (just kidding) "humor" segment, "Watters World." Most of the time, it's relatively innocuous and involves Jesse trying to get people to say something stupid. (Pot meet Kettle?). But when Watters confronted Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, Watters - ready for it - blamed Menino for the shooting at the Family Research Council. And that begs the question of whether the erstwhile Jesse, applying that principal of causation to Bill O'Reilly, would blame his boss for Dr. George Tiller's murder?
Watters said this to Mayor Menino: “Do you feel bad about the fact that you've created all this controversy that this crazed gunman went up and shot up this conservative outfit.”
Watters was referring to the shooting which occurred at the headquarters of the conservative Family Research Council. The shooting occurred after the controversy surrounding remarks, made by Boston Mayor Menino and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel, about not wanting the chicken franchise, Chick fil-A, to be located in their cities due to the anti-homosexual views of the franchise's president who supports the FRC. Protests for and against the food chain ensued. Shortly after that, the shooting occurred. The accused shooter carried Chick fil-A bags and allegedly muttered "I don't like your politics" before he shot a security guard in the arm.
But Watters established, as fact, that Mayor Menino "created controversy" which resulted in a "crazed gunman" who "shot up" the Family Research Council headquarters. The first problem with Watters' comment is that the shooter shot only one person, in the arm, before he was subdued. He didn't let loose, as did other recent crazed gunmen, rounds of ammunition. The second, and most problematic issue, is that Mayor Menino did not engage in incendiary rhetoric which would have, in any way, motivated the shooter. He said that he would block the chicken franchise, Chick fil-A from coming to Boston because he objected to what he felt were intolerant views against gays by the president of Chick fil-A. It does not appear that Menino ever mentioned the Family Research Council.
So does Watter's "logic" about Menino being responsible for the FRC shooting also apply to Bill O'Reilly regarding Dr. Tiller? Unlike Menino, who didn't attack the Family Research Council and who merely expressed his opinion that the management of Chick fil-A was bigoted, O'Reilly used his nationally televised show to conduct a lengthy attack on Dr. Tiller as a "baby killer."(Incendiary rhetoric?) But according to Watters, Menino was directly responsible for the shooting and should feel guilty about it. And if that's the case, the same question could be asked of Bill O'Reilly, albeit with some minor changes: "Do you feel bad about the fact that you've created all this controversy that this crazed gunman went up and shot this abortion provider?" We know that O'Reilly has absolutely no qualms about his crusade against Tiller. He never apologized to Tiller's widow for his ongoing and baseless demonization of her husband. But what say you Jesse T Watters?
Being born and bred in the country, I agree with your parting shot: if there ever is a nuclear war, it’s mainly the small-scale dirt farmers of Africa, Asia and South America who will survive. The farmers of North America and Europe no longer have the lore, the skills or the seeds to grow things without machines.
On a more general note: what struck me the last time I watched Bill O’Reilly’s show was his fixation with the verb “to kill”. After promoting his two books with that verb in the title, he used the word repeatedly throughout his show that followed the attacks on the US diplomatic installations.
I take total exception to the fact that such a man can seriously be considered a Catholic. My consolation is that – if the religion I was born into really has the right goods on the afterlife – he will be directed to the broad gate leading to levels 7 and 8 of Hell. That’s where he shall find fellow-travellers, including the “FoxNoise Sheeple”, a particularly mindless subspecies of the wilfully ignorant species called the foxy faithful.
Meanwhile, I’ll continue to do what I can to earn a place on Level 1 (limbo) hoping that there will be a plate-glass window overlooking the despatching station.
And I suppose I should ask you why you even bothered to venture to this site? Were you misled in your interwebs search, thinking this was a FoxNoise enabling website, only to be disappointed that the folks here are NOT the typical FoxNoise sheeple? Or were you paid to troll here? It’s gotta be one or the other and I really don’t believe you have the smarts to do an interwebs search on your own. Most of the folks at FoxNoise don’t.
I’m guessing by that last question, Watters wouldn’t just be walking away from me, he’d be running. (Unless he’s actually gay and into older men. Then, it would be MY turn to run away. I’m just not into sleazy closet creeps.)
The Mayor: Do you feel guilty Jesse for working for a man who cheated on his wife with another woman, and demonized Dr. George Tiller on his show, resulting in the death of the doctor?
We guarantee the masses, Intern Jesse would never allowed that segment to air.
This is how you deal with Intern Jesse. If you run into the boy, and he ask you silly questions, keep repeating the above statements. Sooner or later, the boy Jesse will walk away in frustration.
It’s very easy to dish it back to these Fox “News” frauds.
NOTE TO BILLY
Letting a boy do a man’s work. Stop hiding underneath your desk, you coward, and go out and do the reporting yourself. Or are you afraid?