Bill O'Reilly's claim that his journalistic coverage of four wars put him on the same footing of bravery as military service was not just outrageous but was voted the Most Outrageous Quote of the Week by our readers this week. It was another slam dunk of outrageouness.
To refresh your memory, O'Reilly's quote came after he called military members cowardly because they preferred to remain anonymous in their complaint about nativity scenes at Guantanamo Bay. He was needled for calling them cowardly - especially when he never served, himself - by Military Religious Freedom Foundation’s Mikey Weinstein. O'Reilly's award-winning response was: “Cut him off, he’s a jerk. I covered four wars with a pen, OK, Mr. Weinstein? So don’t impugn my courage ever again. You’re a weasel.”
It earned O'Reilly 130, or 53%, of the 244 votes cast.
You can view the full poll and its results here.
He not only covered it, he invented it. What a guy!!!!!