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Friday, April 21, 2017

On Bill O'Reilly (UPDATED)

I personally had trouble liking the guy because of his constant interruptions of guests whose opinions I wanted to hear and his hawking of his merchandise, (even though the proceeds were said to help charities). But here is a sample of opinion on O'Reilly's departure that interested me:

Political Cartoons by Glenn McCoy

The NY Times called O'Reilly a "cable news giant"  Posted today, but it's a fait accompli, a done deal: You Can’t Fire Bill O’Reilly  . . . "But whatever the truth of the allegations against him, they are clouded by an organized campaign to target his advertisers and get him off the air.
"And they are celebrating their victory, not over O’Reilly, but over us. Because O’Reilly’s fans are their targets. His platform. our platform. We count on O’Reilly for gutsy and penetrating television news. The kind you cannot get on any other network. Or any other show on his now former network.
"O’Reilly’s adversaries — our adversaries — hate, yes hate, how he so easily sees through their hoax of the month, whether that be global warming, evil bankers, sympathetic criminals, Black Lives Matter, Cops Lives Don’t Matter, lower taxes, fewer sex offenders, real borders, and free people with guns and money to use as they choose." . . .

Destroying Bill O'Reilly . . . Let me be clear that I don't support sexual harassment or the mistreatment of anyone in the work environment.
"I do see a lot of selective indignation, especially when the allegations came from an article in the New York Times.  Isn't this the same paper that endorsed Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton and loves Ted Kennedy?"  
"Is Roger Simon right that this is really about Trump?  I think that Roger is on to something here: " . . .
If only he had been a liberal things would have been just fine. 
Emails show O'Reilly lawyers' last-ditch effort to save his job

The famous Fox host sharpened the differences between older, center-right Republicans and today’s young, cosmopolitan right-wingers.
. . . "Repulsed by the radicalism of Berkeley and the Black Panthers, offended by the lecturing of Jimmy Carter (crystallized in his “malaise” speech), but not far removed from the horrors of the Great Depression and World War II, they found themselves looking back affectionately to the economic ascendancy and cultural consolidation of the 1950s. And so they landed firmly on the right side of the political spectrum — but nearer its center than we often recall today. It was this audience that Fox News targeted when it was created in 1996 and that found a representative voice on The O’Reilly Report, which launched that same year." . . .

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