Bill O’Reilly’s Tip of the Day last night was about the importance of respecting people with other opinions. “Strong beliefs are good…. But disliking people with whom you disagree is destructive,” he said. That’s the segment that closes The O’Reilly Factor. So what to make of his diatribe against everyone he disagrees with at the opening of his show? The list of targets began with the obviously grieving mother of the Tsarnaev bombing suspects, moved on to an MSNBC pundit, then the “radicalized” university system and concluding with the announcement that he is beginning a jihad against any “high-profile person starts to spout gibberish about deadly terrorism.”
What he meant, of course, was any high-profile person who isn’t anti-Muslim enough. And we know whom he had in mind:
There is no question that many on the left are very disappointed that two suspects in the terror bombings are Muslim.
As an example of the supposed idiocy, O’Reilly played a clip of the wailing Tsarnaev's mother. Instead of sympathy for a woman who has just lost one son, whose other son may be put to death and whose family has been fingered as international villains – perhaps via circumstances that had little or nothing to do with her – O’Reilly chose to mock and denigrate her as one of the “crazy people who deny reality” that “Islamic jihad is a threat to the world.”
Next, he ridiculed an MSNBC pundit for saying that the way O’Reilly and Charles Krauthammer have been talking are precursors to the “Obama’s a secret Muslim” meme.
Shaking his head, O’Reilly said, “Hard to believe that person is given a national platform by NBC News.”
Oh, really? In that case, Bill, you’ll want to check out the Hannity show's recent guest, Bill Cunningham, and while you're at it, you should really pay a little visit to Fox host Andrea Tantaros because each of them have actually revived that smear this week - via the same national platform you use. And while you haven’t made that actual smear, you just hint that Obama's somehow "too Muslim" by “just wondering” why Obama won’t say “Islamic jihad.” As if that has anything to do with how Obama actually prosecutes the war on terror. Which, I can’t help but notice, you’re still avoiding discussing.
Instead, it was on to O’Reilly’s next target, American universities, “now so radicalized, it’s absurd.” Get it? O’Reilly is suggesting – some might call it a precursor to saying – that universities are of a piece with or maybe even incubators for Islamic terrorists.
O’Reilly concluded by saying:
So Talking Points is going on a jihad of another stripe. Every time, every time, a high profile person starts to spout gibberish about deadly terrorism, I will embarrass that person on this broadcast. Public opinion’s the only way to stop this madness.
You might want to start by looking in the mirror, Bill. Because you’re not just spouting gibberish, you’re embarrassing yourself at the same time.
You interviewed EVERYBODY on “the left” and came to that conclusion?
As an upstanding & faithful Roman Catholic I have to say this:
HATE IS NOT ENOUGH …
I got a church shot up and a doctor killed- Don’t mess with me on this! Support The Factor’s hate speech!!!
I’ll give orally this, he does look like one of those worms!
The Spice must flow! :-)
Even stranger was the inclusion midway through the show of Glenn Beck’s odd consipiracy theories. Beck is of course still obsessed with the Saudi student who was questioned and released. Beck doesn’t seem to understand that Homeland Security could show him as a person of interest while questioning him and then drop the status after determining he wasn’t involved with anything. I wonder if this was the big reveal that Beck was threatening last week – when he demanded that President Obama obey him OR ELSE by this past Monday…
Oooh, I’m skeeeeered!!
BillO’s “jihad” is gonna be about as effective as his French Boycott . . .
Fear not fellow Hounds. The War on Memorial Day should be starting real soon.
1. Muslims are all anti-American.
2. President Obama is a secret Muslim.
3. Ergo, President Obama is anti-American.
Three more years of this partisan crap is more than we should have to endure.