Bill O’Reilly joined the Fox News war on police filming the police last night. But don’t expect any complaints about recording anybody Fox dislikes any time soon.
As we noted when Greg Gutfeld suggested that what really went wrong at the now-infamous McKinney, Texas pool party wasn’t the out-of-control police officer but that somebody recorded the events, Fox loves undercover teacher gotcha videos. Same thing with those discredited – and illegal - ACORN videos. And the network actually cheered on rancher Cliven Bundy when his peeps pointed guns at law enforcers.
But recording police when numerous incidents of brutality have been uncovered? Now, that’s a crime! Or at least it should be, according to O’Reilly.
Last night, O’Reilly was ticked off about an ACLU app to record the police. Long time Fox watchers know that on Fox, an organization devoted to defending American civil liberties is almost always demonized as anti-American. O’Reilly described the ACLU by saying it “generally speaking, wants to harm the police. Or as they would say, hold them accountable.”
“The question: is it legal?” O’Reilly asked accusingly.
Short answer: yes, perfectly.
“Is there anything nefarious about this?” O'Reilly asked guest Lis Wiehl, a regular Fox News legal commentator.
“Not at all,” she told him.
O’Reilly tried to argue that somebody videotaping the police would be “interfering” with their work. But Wiehl disagreed. “Just that casual person out there, taking the photos, they’re allowed to do that,” she said.
Even Fox News toady Kimberly Guilfoyle didn’t argue otherwise. However she did complain, “It also gets worse than that” because there’s an option on the app that alerts other users to something happening so that they can go there and record, too.
So O’Reilly went with Plan B.
“Can the ACLU be sued by a police union - hint, hint?” he asked.
That didn’t seem too promising, either. Wiehl said that police officers in Michigan say that they hope the app captures them doing good work.
“Theoretical,” O’Reilly said dismissively.
But he had to admit, “So right now, you’re both saying there’s nothing the cops can do to stop this.”
“Unfortunately, it’s legal, but it’s probably gonna create problems,” Guilfoyle said.
Watch it below, from last night’s The O’Reilly Factor.
The security at this horrendous skyscraper are worse.
Oh, BillO won’t mind — as long as the cop is black . . .
Many already have dash cams and many have cameras attached to their uniforms which can be a benefit to all involved.
Is O’Reilly familiar with the long running(read successful) show, on FOX no less, called COPS? Apparently he doesn’t know that they actually had a CAMERA CREW riding along with them to video-tape average citizens being stopped by the Police!
Christ this man is a hypocritical idiot.
O’reilly is an idiot!
What it comes down to is that the folks have their cell phone cams and the police need body cams. Between the 2, hopefully (instead of unfortunately) the truth will come out whenever there’s a need to verify the events of an incident. As I’ve said in the Gutfeld post, Little Brother is watching. Quit your whining and get used to it, BOR.