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Re: 21ST CENTURY FOX HAS JUST ANNOUNCED THAT BILL O'REILLY IS OUT!!

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Rker-  you can't understand Government  overreach in this situation rker because it 

makes no sense,  unless one is  speaking about Trump coming out and saying that O'Reilly did nothing wrong.  other than that, it's just a way to divert from the truth.


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Re: 21ST CENTURY FOX HAS JUST ANNOUNCED THAT BILL O'REILLY IS OUT!!

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ChasKy53 wrote:

KidBoy2 wrote:
rker posted..

And what has that got to do with FOX and Bill O'Reilly? What?

Absolutely not one thing, Is just that I keep remembering for the last 8 years you told all of us how much money the Obamas were spending tax payer monies so now I believe is my turn.

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I did point out, as did our news media did that several times were the Obama's spent taxpayers money on unneeded travel. It seems that upset you and others that seem to think that the Obama's did not have to be responsible for their spending...that and the fact that Mr Obama said that it was time that our government keep spending down. That is what I call being two faced.

You can point out how Trump is using taxpayers money for unneeded travel...that would be a good topic for a thread but it has nothing to do with this thread as its about O'Reilly.

But isn't it "two faced" for someone to complain about Obama's expenditures for vacations yet be silent about Trump spending as much in one month as Obama spent in an entire year?

 

As far as O'Reilly goes .............. I don't see how anyone can accept and /or condone his actions and not want him to suffer the consequences of them.


You are absolutely correct, because for actually 8 years we heard about Michelle's expenditures, and Obama's expenditures, but maintaining silence now when Trump's will surpass "Obama's expenditures"  seems comfusing. It is all about credibility of posts.

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Re: 21ST CENTURY FOX HAS JUST ANNOUNCED THAT BILL O'REILLY IS OUT!!

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rk9152 wrote:

ChasKy53 wrote:

rk9152 wrote:

The obsession with O'Reilly and Fox news in general by the radical left here and in the MSM is quite telling. 

 

As happens here, when confronted with uncomfortable truths, attack the source. All the excitement is also a tribute to the success of Fox. It's like the attacks on guys like Limbaugh - his success is an embarrassment to the left who can't compete and can only try to use government overreach to shut him down.


"Government overreach" ??????   Fox made a decision, not the government.  The
Right accepting the actions of the likes of O'Reilly, Ailes, and even FOX  covering things up at first is  "quite telling".


By reading carefully first, one stands more of a chance of having their response sound intelligent. The "government overreach" clearly referred to "guys like Limbaugh".



rk9152 wrote:

ChasKy53 wrote:

rk9152 wrote:

The obsession with O'Reilly and Fox news in general by the radical left here and in the MSM is quite telling. 

 

As happens here, when confronted with uncomfortable truths, attack the source. All the excitement is also a tribute to the success of Fox. It's like the attacks on guys like Limbaugh - his success is an embarrassment to the left who can't compete and can only try to use government overreach to shut him down.


"Government overreach" ??????   Fox made a decision, not the government.  The
Right accepting the actions of the likes of O'Reilly, Ailes, and even FOX  covering things up at first is  "quite telling".


By reading carefully first, one stands more of a chance of having their response sound intelligent. The "government overreach" clearly referred to "guys like Limbaugh".


HUH!!!!! dont even understand as to the conclusion that the firing of O'Reilly  was an overeach by the goverment?  how did that happened?

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Re: 21ST CENTURY FOX HAS JUST ANNOUNCED THAT BILL O'REILLY IS OUT!!

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ChasKy53 wrote:

rk9152 wrote:

The obsession with O'Reilly and Fox news in general by the radical left here and in the MSM is quite telling. 

 

As happens here, when confronted with uncomfortable truths, attack the source. All the excitement is also a tribute to the success of Fox. It's like the attacks on guys like Limbaugh - his success is an embarrassment to the left who can't compete and can only try to use government overreach to shut him down.


"Government overreach" ??????   Fox made a decision, not the government.  The
Right accepting the actions of the likes of O'Reilly, Ailes, and even FOX  covering things up at first is  "quite telling".


By reading carefully first, one stands more of a chance of having their response sound intelligent. The "government overreach" clearly referred to "guys like Limbaugh".

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Richva- looks to me like O'Reilly has not only been called out as a sexual predator,  but also as a liar, a racist,  and a fraud!! 

Nice job Richva!


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Myexper- I am so impressed!! NO, I MEAN I AM REALLY IMPRESSED!!

You really did your homework!  I've always thought O'Reilly was a despicable sad excuse for a human being,  but having read your list,  I realize I was wrong to put him in the human category at all.

 Wonderful job 


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KidBoy2 wrote:

I stand by this..

I see the left calling the truth with facts LIES....that is telling and in fact the left are the ones that can not accept the FACT that O'Reilly backs up with what he says with facts. But if you listen to the O'Reilly haters you will not know the truth...I see that everyday....they are in denial as they can not accept the truth...they do not live in the real world. I do!


O’Reilly Hosted A Fake Swedish Defense “Advisor” To Fearmonger About Refugees.
O’Reilly Claimed “He Acted Heroically In A War Zone That He Apparently Never Set Foot On.”
O’Reilly Falsely Claimed He “Heard” A Gunshot Blast That Killed A Figure In The Investigation Into JFK’s Assassination.
O'Reilly Inflated Or Misrepresented Multiple Other Incidents Related To His Career During The 1970s, 1980s, And 1990s. 
https://mediamatters.org/research/2017/04/19/he-leaves-fox-here-are-bill-o-reilly-s-worst-moments-ai...



 

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Re: 21ST CENTURY FOX HAS JUST ANNOUNCED THAT BILL O'REILLY IS OUT!!

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myexper posted..

I got the LIES thing correct too KidBoy2.
And here's a partial list:

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Thanks for that list it was fun reading.

Please do not believe everything that you read....much of what you post is what the O'Reilly haters have said...some of it could be true.

FYI When one reports the news they report the news .... is always correct..of course it is not.



I stand by this..

I see the left calling the truth with facts LIES....that is telling and in fact the left are the ones that can not accept the FACT that O'Reilly backs up with what he says with facts. But if you listen to the O'Reilly haters you will not know the truth...I see that everyday....they are in denial as they can not accept the truth...they do not live in the real world. I do!





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Re: 21ST CENTURY FOX HAS JUST ANNOUNCED THAT BILL O'REILLY IS OUT!!

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KidBoy2 wrote:
myexper posted...

Your opinion,
Nope fact!
just like many that admit that they do not watch O"Reilly but act like they are experts about what his program is about.
Nope .... I have watched O'Reilly .... for laughs.
His program was all about distorting the truth (lies) and boasting about himself (a blowhard).

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I see the left calling the truth with facts LIES....that is telling and in fact the left are the ones that can not accept the FACT that O'Reilly backs up with what he says with facts. But if you listen to the O'Reilly haters you will not know the truth...I see that everyday....they are in denial as they can not accept the truth...they do not live in the real world. I do!

You did get one thing correct about O'Reilly he is a blowhard and if you watch him you would know he says so .

I got the LIES thing correct too KidBoy2.

And here's a partial list:

 

  1. O’Reilly bragged repeatedly he won two Peabody Awards hosting Inside Edition in the 90s. He won zero.

    2. O’Reilly bragged that he actually had won a Polk Award hosting Inside Edition. He won zero of those, too. To be specific, the show did win that award—a year after O’Reilly stopped hosting.
    3. O’Reilly then said he never claimed to have won a Peabody Award. He actually did make that claim, repeatedly, using the award as proof that Inside Edition was not a tabloid show but very good journalism. He later admitted to making the original Peabody claim, but now he just says the Peabody guys are unfair liberals.
    4. Repeatedly claiming he’s “an average guy,” O’Reilly has claimed that he “came from nothing” and “you don’t come from any lower than I came from on the economic scale.” Actually, O’Reilly’s mother has repeatedly talked to the press about regular vacations the family took to Florida, that O’Reilly went to private school and college, and that they lived in an affluent New York suburb.
    5. Responding to critics who say Fox News is too conservative, O’Reilly has long claimed to be a “normal guy” and a registered independent. It turned out, contradicting that claim, that he was a registered Republican.
    6. He insisted that he is really an Independent and that when he registered to vote in 1994, there was no independent option and that he was “somehow assigned Republican status.” In 2004, comedian (now a senator) Al Franken went back and looked at O’Reilly’s voter registration form. Actually, there was an Independent option right next to the Republican box. O’Reilly had chosen Republican and then lied about it for the next decade on television.
    7. NPR’s Mike Pesca reported O’Reilly’s political registration in 2001 on the radio. O’Reilly called it a “hatchet job” and said, “I’ve never heard of Mike Pesca.” Pesca had interviewed O’Reilly on tape for an hour for the report.
    8. In 2004, O’Reilly said Iraq was producing chemical weapons in the run up to the 2003 Iraq war. They were not.
    9. O’Reilly said Al Qaeda was working with Saddam Hussein’s Iraq even after the claims were widely disproven. They were not.
    10. Early in the Iraq war, O’Reilly started a boycott of French goods in protest of the lack of French support for the war. In April 2004, O’Reilly said “they've lost billions of dollars in France according to the Paris Business Review." Such a publication doesn’t exist, first of all, and trade between the U.S. and France actually increased in the time between the war’s beginning and that statement. O’Reilly continued to brag about that “successful” boycott for years afterwards.
    11. O’Reilly claimed that former Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean wanted to pull out of Iraq “immediately” in 2004. Actually, Dean said, “I think it was a mistake to go into Iraq in the long run. Now that we’re there, we’re stuck there, and the [Bush] administration has no plan for how to deal with it, and we cannot leave because losing the peace is not an option. We cannot leave Iraq.”
    12. O’Reilly claimed President Bush never said “mission accomplished” regarding the Iraq war. Bush said that in 2003, never mind standing in front of an enormous “Mission Accomplished” banner on an aircraft carrier for a world-class photo op.
    13. O’Reilly claimed the Iraq war was France’s fault because the country never pushed for weapons inspections. In fact, they did.
    14. In 2005, O’Reilly said “the secular progressive movement would like to have marriage abolished … that's what this gay marriage thing is all about.” While it was clear even back then that this was a lie about the marriage equality movement, with broader legalization we can now look to 252,000 same-sex married couples as even clearer proof that marriage equality has always been about equality and not abolishment.
    15. O’Reilly claimed that gay marriage killed straight marriage, particularly pointing to heterosexual marriage rates falling in Sweden after same-sex marriage was allowed in 1995. Actually, Swedish marriage rates rose following the passing of the law. Marriage rates are falling in the U.S., but it’s been dropping since well before any gay marriage law was passed in America.
    16. He said the reason “many, many, many” of the Hurricane Katrina victims didn’t leave New Orleans before the storm was because they’re “drug addicted” and “thugs” who wouldn’t leave without a fix. Actually, many victims were poor and owned no vehicles. Reasons for staying vary, but drug addiction was never a significant contributor.
    17. He said no one on Fox News ever claimed Obamacare would send people to jail for not paying health coverage bills. They did.
    18. O’Reilly claimed Obama never ordered the military to assist during attacks on Benghazi. Obama did.
    19. In a 2014 interview, Obama said that people believe verifiably false conspiracy theories about Benghazi  because “folks like you [O’Reilly] are telling them that.” O’Reilly denied it—but, of course, he pushed the conspiratorial narrative.
    20. He claimed poverty has gone up in the last half century despite the federal government spending “trillions” on “social engineering.” Wrong—poverty is down.
    21. He said “the only reason to use marijuana is to get high.” Actually, it’s used for medical purposes in much of the United States. Marijuana helps to subdue pain for arthritis sufferers, for instance, or stop seizures in other individuals, including children.
    22. Annoyed with legalization in Colorado, O'Reilly claimed the Denver Post “actually hired an editor to promote pot.” They hired an editor to report, not promote.
    23. He claimed Obama failed to prosecute an easy voter-intimidation criminal case against the the New Black Panther Party because they didn’t want to charge minorities with violating civil rights. Actually, the Bush administration did that.
    24. He said France and Germany taxed citizens at 80 percent. Actually, that’s double the real tax rate.
    25. In the lead up to the 2004 election, O’Reilly claimed the U.S. exported more goods than it imported  “because everybody wants our stuff, and we're not wild about snails.” That’s another snipe at France. In fact, we had a trade deficit, including with France.
    26. O’Reilly made up a quote saying that liberal financier George Soros wanted his elderly father dead. Actually, Soros didn’t say that.
    27. He claimed Democrats lost voters in the 2004 presidential election over its gains in 2000. Actually, Democrats gained 5 million voters.
    28. O’Reilly claimed Bush won the 2004 election because Independents chose the Republican. Actually, Independents voted Democrat.
    29. He claimed the Bush tax cuts didn’t create a budget deficit, and that the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were the real reason behind the budget issues. Actually, Bush hit a deficit before 9/11 or any war began.
    30. O'Reilly claimed that Hillary Clinton didn’t go to a single funeral or memorial service of a 9/11 victim. Not true. Further, as senator of New York at the time, Clinton took on the causes of first responders and won the endorsement of two NYC firefighters unions for her support.
    31. O’Reilly said that illegal immigrants were “biological weapons” that killed more people than 9/11. Shortly thereafter, he claimed he never said that.
    32. He said Fox News has more liberals than conservatives on air. Well, that flies in the face of common sense—and this study from around the same time O’Reilly made that assertion. Newer studies aren’t much kinder.
    33. One of O’Reilly’s signature moments was screaming at the son of a 9/11 victim on air and then repeatedly claiming the son, Jeremy Glick, was a 9/11 truther who blamed America for the attacks. In fact, Glick said he believed that American support for the Afghan mujahideen in the 1980s laid the groundwork for Al Qaeda. There’s a difference, and Glick was right.
    34. O’Reilly said Bush didn’t oppose the creation of the 9/11 commission. He did.
    35. O’Reilly likes to say there is a War on Christmas. To support that, he claimed red and green clothes—Christmas colors—had been banned by a public school in Texas run by “fascism.” That was not true.
    36. Talking about the War on Christmas, O’Reilly claimed Circuit City was owned by Indians. It was never owned by Indians.
    37. Did someone say War on Christmas? O’Reilly claimed that a public school changed the lyrics to "Silent Night" in order to secularize it. Actually, it was an entirely new song written on the old tune, changed by the former president of Ronald Reagan’s church and performed in churches around the country.
    38. O’Reilly said Best Buy banned the phrase “Merry Christmas.” They didn’t.
    39. O’Reilly claimed the income tax originated with Karl Marx. Actually, it existed before Marx was born.
    40. During the Bush years, O’Reilly said the Clinton tax rates were higher than at any point since World War II. That’s wrong; taxes had been higher numerous times throughout the latter half of the 20th century.
    41. In 2005, O’Reilly said the Bush administration was not engaging in torture. He pointed to a State Department report on human rights that criticized torture—except in the U.S. In any event, we can be sure now that torture took place.
    42. In 2006, O’Reilly said there was no evidence the U.S. used electric shock torture. There was evidence then, and there is evidence now.
    43. O’Reilly also claimed that Geneva Convention protections apply only to uniformed soldiers fighting for a recognized country, as opposed to stateless terrorists. That’s not true. The Geneva Convention applies to everyone.
    44. When O’Reilly gets things wrong, he’s exceptional at talking about how right he is. When he claimed federal housing assistance rose 1,400 percent from Clinton to Bush, he was off by 1,378 percent. When he was called out on it, he said “these are hard numbers.”
    45. One of O’Reilly’s favorite targets is the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). He’s famously stated that the ACLU supports pedophiles and a child’s "constitutional right to have sex with adults." This is not at all what the ACLU does.
    46. O’Reilly claimed that Hillary Clinton can “write anything off” against the Bill Clinton presidential library, thus giving her access to vast funds. Actually, the library’s finances are handled by the government.
    47. Making the case that the Democrats went over the line in their questioning of the Bush administration, O’Reilly claimed that Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Ca.) questioned Condoleeza Rice's "respect for the troops.” Actually, Boxer questioned Rice’s "respect for the truth."
    48. O’Reilly claimed that Bush’s tax cuts meant that "federal tax revenues will be more this year than at any time during the Clinton administration." Actually, the year 2000 had the highest inflation-adjusted revenue until 2013.
    49. Following the recent massacre at Charlie Hebdo headquarters, O’Reilly said France brought terrorism on itself because they allowed “no-go zones” where Muslims don’t let outsiders in. That’s not true.
    50. O’Reilly then claimed he never said there were no-go zones in France. He said exactly that.
    51. While opining about black America’s problems, O’Reilly claimed the Irish and African-American experiences were equivalent because both “had to leave” their homelands and came to America “with nothing.” Actually, in case you don’t have a history book on hand, Africans were forced to leave in bondage, kept in slavery for hundreds of years, and then, after the abolition of slavery, were thoroughly and systematically oppressed by legal, economic, and social forces that often persist in some form to this day.
    52. O’Reilly said the black dropout rate was worse at the end of the Clinton presidency than at the beginning. It was better.
    53. Criticizing public broadcasting, O’Reilly said PBS is going bankrupt. Actually, PBS’s funding—both public and private—has doubled to about $500 million since O’Reilly first went on Fox in the 1990s.
    54. While in a rant against public spending, O’Reilly claimed liberal Californians wanted the federal government to pay for plastic surgery for prisoners, particularly pointing to an inmate who had “breast reduction surgery” as a liberal cause that targeted “our money.” Actually, that inmate was having a tumor removed.
    55. O’Reilly claimed that Cindy Sheehan, the mother of a slain Iraq war veteran and a prominent anti-war activist, lied and changed her story about a meeting with President Bush. She didn’t change her story.
    56. O’Reilly claimed that courtroom perjury is on the rise because “they’ve done away with” swearing on the bible before testimony. Actually, the bible is still used before courtroom testimony, and there has been no quantifiable rise in perjury.
    57. While criticizing the 9th circuit appeals court, O’Reilly said they had their cases overturned at a record rate. That’s not true.
    58. O’Reilly claimed that Thomas Jefferson would have mocked “secular fools” over separation of church and state. Actually, Jefferson famously wrote about his support for that separation.
    59. During a heatwave in the southwest, O’Reilly said the dozens of dead homeless people could have found “some place to cool off,” but they were “mentally incapable of taking care of themselves.” Actually, the number of homeless outpaced the number of beds available by thousands.
    60. Arguing about abortion, O’Reilly said a woman’s life could never be in danger during pregnancy. That’s obviously not true.
    61. O’Reilly claimed most Republicans didn’t want NAFTA. Actually, most voted for it.
    62. O’Reilly claimed he didn’t compare the Koran to Mein Kampf. He did and he continues to do so.
    63. In 2001, O’Reilly claimed 58 percent of single mothers are on welfare. The number was more like 14 percent, less than a quarter of what O’Reilly claimed.
    64. In defense of Florida governor Jeb Bush’s education policies, O’Reilly claimed 37 percent of state universities were black. The number was 18 percent, less than half of what O’Reilly claimed.
   
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KidBoy2 wrote:
rker posted..

And what has that got to do with FOX and Bill O'Reilly? What?

Absolutely not one thing, Is just that I keep remembering for the last 8 years you told all of us how much money the Obamas were spending tax payer monies so now I believe is my turn.

==================================================

I did point out, as did our news media did that several times were the Obama's spent taxpayers money on unneeded travel. It seems that upset you and others that seem to think that the Obama's did not have to be responsible for their spending...that and the fact that Mr Obama said that it was time that our government keep spending down. That is what I call being two faced.

You can point out how Trump is using taxpayers money for unneeded travel...that would be a good topic for a thread but it has nothing to do with this thread as its about O'Reilly.

But isn't it "two faced" for someone to complain about Obama's expenditures for vacations yet be silent about Trump spending as much in one month as Obama spent in an entire year?

 

As far as O'Reilly goes .............. I don't see how anyone can accept and /or condone his actions and not want him to suffer the consequences of them.


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