Kirsten Powers was nothing less than magnificent on The O’Reilly Factor last night. She took on both Bill O’Reilly and conservative guest Kate Obenshain over O’Reilly’s attempt to smear a Wisconson public school, a teacher and its teachers union over the reinstatement of the teacher after he was caught looking at pornography on school grounds.
You really have to watch the segment to get the full appreciation of how terrific she was.
The only thing that would have been better was if, when O’Reilly attacked her for not condemning the teacher for looking at porn on the job, she had pointed out that O’Reilly, himself, had been accused of harassing a female subordinate with far more lewd behavior. And he still has a job, eh?
But Powers is a paid contributor to Fox News, so I guess that might be asking for a bit too much.
Meanwhile, go Kirsten!
The arbitrator ruled the district’s termination of Harris’ employment was overreaching because a district investigation found other employees were “doing the same or similar types of things — viewing pornographic materials in various ways, receiving inappropriate emails, forwarding them to others, failing to discourage the senders, attempting to or in fact accessing inappropriate websites.
So it may well be that he was just looking at something “inappropriate” that was rather mild and not poring over some hardcore pornographic video.
In my last job, there were very strict rules about what could be done on work computers. But people often sent me material that was not appropriate for one reason or another that I read. I also remember one late afternoon when a friend and I googled for info about a local fire and somehow a porn site popped up on my computer and wouldn’t go away. We were laughing hysterically. But thank God no boss came by
Now, a teacher’s personal home computer—provided it’s not connected to the school’s network—is different. But if the teacher is trying to prevent his/her own children from accessing “offensive” sites becomes the “Administrator” and can set a personal ID and password allowing him/her to access any site (of course, he/she needs to log out completely; otherwise, anyone else in the house can then access all those “nasty” sites).
After all, we’re interested in being fair here.
“During the course of this dinner, in approximately May 2003, Defendant BILL O’REILLY, without solicitation or invite, regaled Plaintiff and her friend with stories concerning the loss of his virginity to a girl in a car at JFK, two “really wild” Scandanavian airline stewardesses he had gotten together with, and a “girl” at a sex show in Thailand who had shown him things in a backroom that “blew [his] mind.” Defendant then stated he was going to Italy to meet the Pope, that his pregnant wife was staying at home with his daughter, and implied he was looking forward to some extra-marital dalliances with the “hot” Italian women."
He who is without sin may cast the first loofah.
Can O’Reilly really say that he doesn’t treat Dems(even FoxNews Dems) worse than he treats Conservative Republicans given his vast record of disdain for anyone to the left of his rigid right-wing ideology?
Viewing pornography on public school grounds should be felony, no matter who you are. Every American should pull their children out of public schools. Power’s comments: I’m speechless.