Like Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly is concerned about not rushing to judgment in the Trayvon Martin case. Also like Hannity, what O’Reilly really means is that blacks and liberals should not rush to judgment against shooter George Zimmerman who seems to have racially profiled the unarmed Martin before shooting him. Because when it came to Dr. George Tiller, an abortion provider, O’Reilly convicted him when the only crime committed was that of not comporting with O’Reilly’s version of morality.
In his Talking Points segment last night, O’Reilly did allow as how Trayvon’s parents should be “cut some slack” because of the enormity of their loss. But that did not stop him from playing clips of the parents making statements that he later characterized as “irresponsible,” “bloviating” and “inciting violence” when they came from others, especially in the media. So while making a stand at generosity toward the parents, O'Reilly undercut and insulted them. Nice.
“Why don’t we just all pull back and let the system work here?” O’Reilly said. “It’s wrong to convict anybody on television.”
Then what excuse is there for O’Reilly's inflammatory attacks on Dr. Tiller? O'Reilly repeatedly called Dr. Tiller “baby killer” even though Tiller had not been arrested, much less convicted of any crime. Tiller was later assassinated by an anti-abortion extremist – and yet O’Reilly continued to smear him.
If O’Reilly has apologized for any of those convictions on television, let me know, because I missed it.
Video from last night’s O’Reilly Factor available at Mediaite.
5/12/19 - The video originally embedded in this post is no longer available. This post was updated to link to video of O'Reilly smears of Tiller still available.
Geez, I need another cup of coffee.
This is what BOR does all the time – he says things such as “with all due respect”/“cut some slack” but doesn’t actually mean it. It’s just empty words that he uses when he needs to try and play up his-called so “fair & balanced” cred (which is nothing more than a dishonest facade).
So BOR doesn’t like rushes to judgement, eh? Considering what he did to Tiller (and, no doubt many others too if one were to research what BOR has said about some of his other targets of outrage), he has no right to call out anyone regarding judgements towards Zimmerman. This is just another example of how BOR operates in a world of his own double standards.
Besides flat-out calling Tiller a murderer, BOR accused Tiller of doing “Nazi” stuff, of covering up for “child rapists” and of “improperly influencing” an election. BOR went on to accuse a judge in the matter and Gov. Sebelius of being complicit in murder, of having their heads turned by money and the desire to be popular with certain people. BOR had no actual proof of criminal wrong doing by Tiller, the judge or Sebelius but that didn’t stop him from accusing them being involved in criminal acts.
BOR = does as I say, not as I do. Mr. “no spin” is a complete effin’ hypocrite.