Bill O'Reilly and Ann Coulter are soul mates of hate in that they both have no problem in personally attacking anybody or anything that doesn't comport with their toxic world views. As such, it was no surprise that O'Reilly, on Monday night, attacked Fordham University and its Jesuit president after the Fordham college Republicans rescinded their invitation for Coulter to speak at the university. O'Reilly, who took personal umbrage at the "insult" to Coulter; also sent out his stalker, Jesse T Watters, to try to humiliate Fordham's students in order to make the case that the students are "idiots." There is rich irony in the words of Fordham President Joseph McShane, SJ, who said that Coulter's "rhetoric is often hateful and needlessly provocative-more heat than light-and her message is aimed squarely at the darker side of our nature" as the same could be said of Bill O'Reilly.
O'Reilly, without referencing the actual words of the Jesuit Fordham president, said that McShane "took the side of the anti-Coulter forces personally insulting Ann." O'Reilly didn't report that McShane supported the right of Coulter to speak. He noted that Fordham hosted Princeton professor Peter Singer who, according to Bill and the radical pro-lifers, says "it's acceptable to kill babies after they are born." (Singer was speaking about severely disabled newborns. He feels that in addition to withholding extraordinary measures, the parents should be able to, if they choose, take steps to end the child's life "swiftly and humanely." He states that it would be wrong to kill a healthy child.)
Because, according to Bill, "this is chaos," Jesse Watters was sent to Fordham. Watters interviewed students who were mixed in their reaction to the cancellation of Coulter's speech. He managed to trip up one co-ed who said that she didn't like Coulter because of what she said after 9-11 but couldn't remember what she said. Too bad she couldn't because I would have liked to have seen Watters reaction to Coulter's comment, about the 9-11 widows, that she had "never seen people enjoying their husband's death's so much" and that the widow's "used their personal tragedy "to make a political point."
Watters asked what another person thought of Fordham's invite to Peter Singer and why there was no condemnation by the administration. (Watters didn't speak to any administrators). After a student said that any discussion with Coulter devolves into name calling, Watters played video in which Coulter mocked Michael Moore. More than "infanticide," Watters seemed obsessed with Singer's support of "bestiality." (Singer supports inter-species sex as long as the animal isn't harmed) Naturally, Watters tried to make the interviewees look stupid, including a young man who said that Coulter has made racist statements but who, according to what appeared to be spliced footage, couldn't cite anything specific such as "our blacks are better than their blacks," and "thank God the white man did win or we would not have the sort of equality and freedom, or life, that we have now."
Bill said that he invited the president of Fordham to come on but he declined because he "can't defend" himself on this." To Bill's query of controversial speakers at Fordham, Watters, on cue, said Bill Maher. This prompted O'Reilly to scold President McShane: "If you're going to have a guy like Bill Maher who really, really has said a lot of vitriolic personal attack stuff and you're not going to have Ann Coulter. Ya gotta explain that." (Maher is a comedian; Coulter is a supposed political pundit).Watters went back to his obsession with Singer by mentioning Singer's support of bestiality and infanticide. When Watters whined that the school didn't provide any official spokespersons, O'Reilly said "they wouldn't cooperate." Watters and O'Reilly agreed that this is "embarrassing." O'Reilly joked that the Fordham students are "idiots."
Notice that neither O'Reilly nor Watters tried to speak with the president of the college Republicans, Theodore Conrad, who said, about Coulter, that "the things that she said are not things our club stands for or anything at Fordham stands for and I feel we would be doing a lot of people a disservice in bringing a speaker like that to Fordham. The bad outweighs the good in this." Neither O'Reilly nor Watters mentioned that the school wanted to invite conservative George Will but didn't have enough money to do so. But when one traffics in hate speech, as do Bill O'Reilly and Ann Coulter, truth becomes a casuality.
And if Watters has a problem with views on bestiality one wonders what he thinks of his boss' fantasy about sneaking up on his producer and grabbing her breasts in order to rub them with a loofah and falafal?!
Btw, BOR and Watters brought up things that Singer has said in order to make the case that Coulter should have been allowed to speak there. However, when they did that, didn’t they both break BOR’s own rule that you don’t “justify bad behavior by pointing to other bad behavior”? Tsk, tsk, BOR – you can’t even live by your own rules! Bwaaah!
Thank you! Newshounds!
PS: Would have been interesting to watch the club members as Ann Coulter gave her talk, though. Might it not have been like Borat during the rodeo segment?
This to me speaks VOLUMES.
The new generation of Republicans:
1. Does NOT by her books
2. Does NOT watch FOX news. (or they would not
have been surprised by the cr@p she spews)
3. Has had enough with the ‘Hate Speech’ so relevant
in Republican politics. Conrad, president of College Republicans at Rose Hill: “The things that she said are not things our club stands for or anything at Fordham stands for and I feel we would be doing a lot of people a disservice in bringing a speaker like that to Fordham. The bad outweighs the good in this. We were not aware of comments that had been previously made,â Conrad said when the decision to book Coulter as a speaker was made in September."
Either way. The future of America seems brighter to me.
We NEED a 2 party system and it’s about time the second party pulled their heads out of their @sses.
Welcome to a saner world Fordham, Class of 2013-2015.
First, Billdo knows very well mAnn Coulter’s ignorance and reputation because both have built their fortunes peddling crap and hate. Billdo once had to “correct” mAnn when she was lionizing McCarthyism on his show. Perhaps Billdo the Philanderer, er, Philosopher may remember mAnn’s “Jews need to be perfected” or “Who is going to vote for someone named Barack HUSSEIN Obama”
Second, Mr. I-don’t-do-personal-attacks or name calling devouts a segment to showcase his hypocrisy, engaging in smears and pounding his mighty loofah in righteous indignation. Pure comedy gold.
Third. You-know-who keeps tabs on this type of issues. Perhaps he could relay to Billdo that some people wanted to have George Will as speaker but they couldn’t afford it.
And perhaps Billdo in his mighty wisdom and generosity would offer to cover the expense.
We need a word more potent than “pathetic” for how out of his league he was.
And doesn’t Ann love to say (or at least imply) that the reason she’s hated is because she’s so far above her critics that she can take them in droves without breaking a sweat? You made her look weak there, boys…
There are literally books full of her offensive comments, starting with the titles she chooses – which are clearly intended to be incendiary.