Bill O’Reilly doesn’t think President Obama is a secret Muslim, he just thinks Obama has a secret, deep “emotional attachment to the Muslim world.” And that just happens to be anti-American.
O’REILLY: Many Americans, including this one, believe Barack Obama’s emotional attachment to the Muslim world has hurt the USA. There’s no question the Obama administration’s greatest failure is allowing the Islamic terror group ISIS to run wild, murdering thousands of innocent people all over the world, including many Muslims. Mr. Obama has never, never acknowledged that mistake. Nor does he define the ISIS threat accurately.
That was bad enough but O’Reilly’s “proof” of Obama’s overly-Islamic worldview was as bogus as BFF Trump’s birtherism:
O'REILLY: Barack Obama’s father, who abandoned his family, was a Muslim who eventually turned atheist. Then his mother married another Muslim, moving young Barry to Indonesia where he was exposed to the Islamic world, even though he did attend a Catholic school in first grade.
According to his half-sister, Barack Obama attended his half brother’s wedding in the early 1990s. Malik Obama was a Muslim. The Factor has obtained pictures allegedly from that wedding, which we believe was held in Maryland. Details on the ceremony, the exact location, whether the reports that Barack Obama was the best man are very difficult to verify at this point. What we can tell you with certainty is that Barack Obama has deep emotional ties to Islam.
Got that? Obama’s father, who was an atheist by the time Obama was born and whom he barely knew, set the stage for Obama’s Muslim leanings, maybe through DNA, who knows? But then Obama’s mother suspiciously “married another Muslim” and moved him to Muslims-R-Us Indonesia. And then Obama served as best man at his half-brother’s Muslim wedding (and may have tried to hide the evidence). Combine that with his refusal to say "Islamic terrorism" and what more could anyone need to know that our president is dangerously sympathetic to the jihadis?
Obama should be more like himself, O’Reilly advised. Because O’Reilly criticized the Catholic Church “with a vengeance” over the pedophile priest scandal. Here’s what O’Reilly said in a clip he played:
O’REILLY: As we now know, the leaders of the Catholic Church in America covered up the sexual abuse. At least some of them did. It’s my opinion the cardinal law in Boston could be arrested and charged with criminal negligence in the matter. Remember, law admits to transferring pedophile priests to place where they had continuing contact with children. Americans have the right to demand, and I mean, demand that their authorities take care of cardinal law, not the pope, that Americans and authorities take care of a man who aided and abetted the molestation of American children. We have the right, every American citizen, to demand that this cardinal law is removed. It’s way beyond just Catholics.
After holding himself up as a paragon of religious integrity, O’Reilly admonished Obama to “do what I did: Aggressively call out those who abuse the Muslim faith, who commit atrocities under a religious banner. He should make defeating the Jihad a central issue. And stop trying to diminish Islamic terrorism by avoiding the simple truth.”
But here’s the thing, O’Reilly did not call the sexual abuse “Catholic pedophilia” and he probably never would. Nor, in his self-aggrandizing rant, did he say anything to suggest that solving the problem had anything to do with how it was labeled. And he certainly didn’t suggest that attending a Catholic wedding as a best man would turn anyone into a softie on the sex abuse.
In case anyone thinks O’Reilly wasn’t blowing a big, race-baiting dog whistle, Alex Jones heard it, praised it and repeated it.
Watch it below, from the July 6 The O’Reilly Factor.
(Transcript via FoxNews.com, lightly edited)
O’Reilly has no solution as to working through that. But, he’s just a TV talking head with absolutely no authority over anything but his TV show.
It should read: It’s as if BOR has decided to totally play up to the Trump crowd who have shown on numerous occasions that they prefer to function without any facts or logic.
I don’t recall hearing BOR refer to the sexual abuse in the Catholic church as “Catholic pedophilia” either, Ellen. He never called out the Catholic religion – he called out those responsible for the heinous acts just as Obama HAS done. And never mind the fact that, under Obama, more terrorists have been killed than FOX “news” likes to admit.
BOR is letting his own personal biases get in the way of honest analysis and it should be challenged if he actually thinks that Obama “is allowing” ISIS to run wild. Since BOR is so fond of looking back at Obama’s personal life and trying to connect it to situations in the Mid-East today, how about he actually look back to something that matters such as how BushCo’s actions (in Iraq/Saddam’s elite army) played a key part with ISIS’ coming into power?
So Obama should “aggressively call out those who abuse the Muslim faith, who commit atrocities under a religious banner”, eh, BOR? Well, if you bothered to do even the smallest amount of effin’ research, you’d know that Obama HAS indeed called out those who abuse the Muslim faith!
Obama: “We are at war with people who have perverted Islam.” He continues by saying, “They try to portray themselves as religious leaders, holy warriors in defense of Islam. We must never accept the premise that they put forward because it is a lie. Nor should we grant these terrorists the religious legitimacy that they seek. They are not religious leaders. They are terrorists.” He has said this sort of thing more than once yet BOR sits there and demands that Obama call them out when he already has?!
I mean, seriously, what the hell is going on with BOR? Why is BOR choosing to flat-out lie about Obama? It’s as if BOR has decided to totally play up to the Trump crowd (who have shown on numerous occasions) that they prefer to function without any facts or logic. What’s his game here with this deceptive and bogus rant? Is he hoping that by painting Obama as an anti-American President who favors the Muslim faith over his duties to the country, it will get his viewers all riled up and it will perhaps distract them from the Ailes sexual harassment case?
You mean, beat his wife in the presence of his two daughters, undergo a nasty divorce and subsequently lose custody of his children?
I don’t think so, BillO . . .