As far as I know, the Catholic Church isn't on board with lying. But Catholic Bill O'Reilly, as I reported, doesn't seem to have a problem with it. Maybe, because he's looking out for us, he gets a special dispensation. Who knows. What I do know is that at the beginning of the "Watters World" segment, during which Jesse Watters interviewed some very articulate Brown University students about the "holiday tree," O'Reilly wasn't telling the truth.
Last night, after attacking RI Governor Lincoln Chafee for "messing around with Christmas," Bill O'Reilly said that "he didn't want to light a Christmas tree at the state capital."
That's a great, big, whopping lie. While the initial message, from the governor's office, was that there would be no tree lighting, this was, according to the Governor's spokesperson, a "miscommunication among the staff." On Wednesday, it was reported that Gov. Chafee told WPRO radio that "the formal decision about the event had not been made when his spokeswoman mistakenly told news outlets that there would be no tree lighting ceremony." At no point did the Governor indicate that he didn't, as Bill O'Reilly claimed, want to light the tree.
Bill's comment, during Wednesday's Talking Points, that Chafee is trying to "diminish Christmas" would seem to be an opinion and not based on any actual reality given that the governor said that "this should be a happy time of year and I want to make sure that I can do everything possible to keep it a happy time of year." That was reported on Wednesday so maybe Bill didn't know that?
Along with breaking the commandment about lying, O'Reilly seems to be "bearing false witness" and that's also considered to be confession worthy - not that O'Reilly cares!
For his latest foray into the world into the world of untruthiness, Bill gets the worst loofah rating.
Oh, and re that "chaos in RI" thing. A check of the Providence Journal and the major RI media outlet websites and videos indicate that the locals don't seem to think it's as big a deal as Manhasset NY resident, Bill O'Reilly, does!
Tell the truth, won’t you?
Yup, and the Catholic Church has lied constantly over the centuries …. for “higher purposes” that have only rarely – if ever – been something Jesus would have approved.
Correct me if I’m wrong, but wasn’t the disconnect between words and acts one of the prime reasons for the birth of Protestantism?
Carnival barkers and snake-oil salesmen hide there faces in shame at what this charlatan will say to make a buck.