Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Oh, O'Reilly

I should pay no attention to Bill O'Reilly because he has gone totally bonkers. But it's sort of funny. O'Reilly has notched up the culture wars a tad:

Bill O'Reilly on the Today Show this morning:

These pin-heads running around going, "Get out of Iraq now" don't know what they are talking about. These are the same people before Hitler invaded in WWII that were saying, "He's not such a bad guy." They don't get it.

You should click on the link to look at the picture of O'Reilly. He looks like he is melting, like a snowman. I'm only writing this because he calls thinking people pin-heads.

More generally, his language has become one of eager hatred:

From the November 28 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor:

O'REILLY: It is now time to draw the line, ladies and gentlemen. We must decide whether we value our heritage or not. Make no mistake about this. Merry Christmas is an emotional, but small, issue. The drastic change the secular progressive movement wants in this country is the big issue.

Those people want an America free from spirituality and judgments about personal behavior. And they may get it.

So "Talking Points" is putting together a coalition of the willing to fight against this secular movement. George Soros and Peter Lewis, the money men behind the secular curtain, have financed a number of websites which routinely attack those with whom they disagree in the most vile ways.

Most mainstream media avoid the far-left smear sites, but some help them. In the coming weeks, we will expose those media which pass along the vicious personal attacks.

We've already listed some of them on And we hope you steer clear of those organizations.

If traditional America rises up and punishes the mainstream media, which furthers the cause of Soros and the ACLU [American Civil Liberties Union], they will lose. The defamation pipeline that has been cleverly devised will collapse. If Christmas in America can be marginalized, any tradition can be, including marriage and the way you raise your kids. This is what the culture war is all about.

And what will we marginalize next? Easter bunnies? Falafels?

Note also how our side is described as "special interests" and George Soros as the money man, while O'Reilly's side is described as "traditional America". Let me correct that false framing: O'Reilly's side is financed by Scaife and other wingnut billionaires and its beneficiaries consist of O'Reilly and Fox News.