It’s time for Fox to fire Bill O’Reilly. They won’t (duh), but there is now ample cause — proof of contempt for basic ethics and flagrant abuse of his bully pulpit. Read the transcripts carefully to see what that bastard did.

The Discussion: 32 Comments

Re. your Oreilly comments…are you off your meds?
Please…remove the ideological blinders for a moment before you make such silly statements.
His is an OPINION show…!!! and he did report the essence of (the plagiarist) Biden’s comments that calls for shutting down Gitmo based on mere allegations alone.
No wonder the once proud Left has become an intellectual wasteland.

June 9, 2005 @ 6:41 pm | Comment

Did you read the transcript? Obviously you didn’t. He chopped up Biden’s words, and then he actually stole some of those words as his own!! Again, did you read the transcript? I don’t think so. And if you did, then you’re playing games.

June 9, 2005 @ 6:47 pm | Comment

Just who are BO’s advertisers?

I am tired of his opinions and gross misstatement of reality. He is a wasteland all by himself. Carl, I suggest you quit wasting your intelllectual energy and my time with
your attempts to defend the indefensible.

If BO’s sponsors and advertisers can be hooted and hollored at with enough voices and emails protesting their support for his program, the public might to rid of him for good. Attribution: the idea of protesting to the sponsors and advertisers was put forward someone else on another blog.

June 9, 2005 @ 8:12 pm | Comment

Hi Richard, I am so glad I read Your Peking Duck Website and Post here.

I Posted a message on the link You have here with Perspectives, about and to Bill O’Reilly, on the Perspectives message Board. I posted about Bill Wasz and Bill’s Death. Also, I reminded O’Reilly about Bill Wasz’s Involvement in The OJ Simpson Case, and My Involvement in The OJ Simpson Case.

I hope You read what I posted to and about Bill O’Reilly on the Perspectives Website.

Thanks Richard,

Mario G. Nitrini 111

June 9, 2005 @ 8:14 pm | Comment

Mario, there are a lot of posts on Perspective. How can I find yours?

June 9, 2005 @ 8:24 pm | Comment

Richard, click the Link You have on Demagogue, and then Schroll down a little ways on Perspectives. Please Let Me KNOW if You got to My Post there.

Remeber when I Posted, I think it was in November here on “The Peking Duck” about O’Reilly and some of My Invovement in The OJ Simpson Case???? It was the Beach Photo You had of O’Reilly called, I think the Carabbian Stud. This guy is Something else, HE’S NO GOOD.

Thanks Richard, let Me know if You see My Post on Perspectives.

Mario G. Nitrini 111

June 9, 2005 @ 8:41 pm | Comment

Pundits and op-ed columinsts apparently have carte blanche to cut and paste quotes and other material to fit their agenda. Like Paul Krugman, columist for the New York Times, has a tendency to do some interesting things with data.

I find Bill O’Reillly entertaining and I have no problem with his ranting since he is a pundit. Would you have the same problem with Al Franken on the other side of the aisle?

June 9, 2005 @ 9:16 pm | Comment

Personally I have trouble with a guy who confuses loofahs and falafels.

June 9, 2005 @ 9:24 pm | Comment

That is pretty egregious. Who the hell does he think he is, Michael Moore?

June 9, 2005 @ 9:35 pm | Comment

Huh, I didn’t know that Michael Moore had this problem too. But since I don’t follow his doings as obsessively as certain members of the Right seem to, guess I missed it.

June 9, 2005 @ 9:51 pm | Comment

and he did report the essence of (the plagiarist) Biden’s comments that calls for shutting down Gitmo based on mere allegations alone.
Posted by: carl palm

Actually the DoD has admitted to almost all of the offences mentioned in the Newsweek article. All but flushing the Koran down the toilet.

And Conrad, I see you’re still whipping your straw man version of Michael Moore. Is he still fat? And I thought Howard Dean was the new Michael Moore.

June 9, 2005 @ 9:53 pm | Comment

Like Paul Krugman, columist for the New York Times, has a tendency to do some interesting things with data.
Posted by glenzo

Yeah, like show true numbers that display what a hack Alan Greenspin is and the Bushevik innumeracy from Furious George through Secretary Snow.

Funny how Okrent made those accusations with no proof and still hasn’t provided any. Talk about a wanker. Aggregiously lie on your way out the door of employment and then when you’re called on it completely fail to provide any specifics. Wanker-ific! Right up there with the disin-Glenn-uous one, his “heh-indeedy” self.

June 9, 2005 @ 10:54 pm | Comment

Michael Moore is nothing but an O10 obnoxiously opportunistic, objectionably obstructional, obscenely obese, odoriferous, offal-filled orangutan’s orifice…there glad to get it out of my system, now I can move onto Coward D.

June 10, 2005 @ 12:19 am | Comment

Like I said…some folks pay way more attention to Michael Moore than a supposedly lefty like myself. Why is that? I find it odd. He’s not on TV with a regular show, like Mr. O’Reilly. Moore made his movie and has faded into the background, until his next film comes out. And some folks are obsessed with him. How come? It makes me think he must be, I dunno, really scary or something.

June 10, 2005 @ 12:33 am | Comment

Michael who, I thought we had moved onto Coward D already.

June 10, 2005 @ 12:53 am | Comment

johnlennon…I’m confused on so many levels at this point. Like, who is Coward D? And why are you calling yourself johnlennon? I’m guessing you can’t sing harmonies for shit.

June 10, 2005 @ 1:01 am | Comment

Othe rLisa> Loofahs and falafels?! Oh dear that had me in tears just now, not sure why. SOme things one occasionaly finds absolutely hilarious. Dear me. SOmetimes your comments are just so off the cuff. Keep ’em coming please.

June 10, 2005 @ 2:45 am | Comment

Hit a sour note didn’t I. If I were to let on to you my fair assessment of my diseased, ooops thats deceased namesake which I won’t it would be abusing our host’s hospitality, plus you wouldn’t like the languages which would have been necessary if I were to explain myself.

June 10, 2005 @ 4:58 am | Comment

Would you have the same problem with Al Franken on the other side of the aisle?–

If you have a similar example of Franken being blatantly misleading I’d love to see it. The ball is in your court. Franken is too smart to have to resort to such devious tricks.

Everything Tom and Lisa said.

June 10, 2005 @ 7:52 am | Comment

Mario, I saw your coiments. Good luck with the cause!

June 10, 2005 @ 7:59 am | Comment

Wow, what a snarky bunch. What devious tricks?

No one’s perfect, but a pundit is a pundit and you have to always take these guys with a grain of salt. To say that Bill O’Teilly should resign is just too frightenly abstract for a simple man like me to understand.

And Tom, are you drunk again?

June 10, 2005 @ 8:37 am | Comment

Glenzo, it’s quite obvious you didn’t look carefully at what O’Reilly did with Biden’s words. As a former journalist, I can safely tell you it is grounds for dismissal. Unfortunately, there are no standards at Fox. It is an anomaly, a true cesspool of non-strop smears and propaganda.

As for being snarky, you, I’m afraid, win the prize.

June 10, 2005 @ 9:07 am | Comment

I’d rather they kept him around, so that Air America can keep savaging him and blowing holes in the “liberal media” whine. Just as Limbaugh took on Sam Donaldson and Cokie Roberts in the ’90s, O’Reilly will be a nice target in 2006.

June 10, 2005 @ 9:56 am | Comment

John01, for more on the falafel/loofah confusion, go here: – it’s pretty funny. And, well, icky.

June 10, 2005 @ 10:33 am | Comment

I kind of agree Devi, but he’s got such as massive following, and it would be sweet to see him get the comeuppance he deserves and for all those salivating fans to see their idol collapse. God knows he deserves it.

June 10, 2005 @ 10:50 am | Comment

Other Lisa:
Why would that Mackris lady continue to listen to BO talk like he allegdly did and, christ, while “beating off”? Apparently, repeatedly. Why didn’t she just hang up on the prevert? Unless of course, she was setting him up for a lawsuit and maybe recording him.`Which then brings this question to mind, if she was intentional listening to the pervert’s sexual rants, how can she claim she “… sustained conscious pain and suffering, physical injury, great mental distress, shock, fright and humiliation.”? That language is typical lawyer allegations in court cases, but the situation suggests to me something does not quite add up. However, I know nothing more about the matter than what I am reading here and on Smoking Gun.

June 10, 2005 @ 7:21 pm | Comment

Good questions, Pete. I’m not sure, but I thought this was an ongoing issue, where O’Reilly harrassed her repeatedly, and this was where she finally caught him and got him to stop. But as I said, I’m not certain.

June 10, 2005 @ 7:27 pm | Comment

Of course I didn’t look closely at what he said. I don’t care what he said. He’s not a journalist, he’s a pundit. Like op-ed columnists, they don’t have to adhere to journalistic standards. Although journalists do the same thing. The first comment on this thread was themost appropriate.

June 10, 2005 @ 7:32 pm | Comment

Well, if you didn’t look at the evidence at hand you have no right to comment on it. Even pundits have standards, and those that pull stunts like this would be promptly fired from the “MSM.” It’s okay for him to “opine” and “bloviate.” It’s not okay for him to take the words of others and distort them obscenely.

June 10, 2005 @ 7:36 pm | Comment

Can’t really comment on Makris, but the loofah/falafel confusion was priceless.

June 10, 2005 @ 10:30 pm | Comment

Oh ya. BO got it stuck there, Other Lisa.

June 11, 2005 @ 12:27 am | Comment

I’d hate to say it, but the right is taking over the media in the United States.

August 31, 2005 @ 3:15 pm | Comment

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