Is there anyone on earth more narcissistic and deluded than Bill O'Reilly? (Or anyone more sycophantic than Juan Williams?)
The whining and sniveling is just embarrassing. Man up Billo ---- if you can't take the heat then maybe you ought to reconsider your inflammatory rhetoric.
In case anyone's wondering about the tenor of his "criticism" here's a little example (via Newshounds):
You know, I've been covering the news in America for 30 years and this Kansas situation is the worst thing I've ever seen.
A doctor named George Tiller is operating a late-term abortion mill that will destroy a viable baby up until birthing for a mental health exception, which much of the time is an episode of simple depression experienced by the mother.
Wednesday night on this broadcast, a pro-life advocate told us that Tiller injects poison into the baby's heart while it is still in the womb, then removes the dead baby and cremates it. We have not been able to confirm the cremation assertion, but a letter purported to be from Tiller himself describes the injection.
Now even if you are pro-choice, you must see the ramifications of this barbaric display. If we as a society allow an undefined mental health exception in late term abortions, then babies can be killed for almost any reason. And in Kansas hundreds, maybe thousands, of babies have been aborted by Dr. Tiller — the price is $5,000 dollars each.
Is this the America we want? Is it? This is the kind of stuff that happened in Mao's China and Hitler's Germany and Stalin's Soviet Union.
Americans cannot turn away from this; cannot ignore it. There should be thousands of people demonstrating outside Tiller's abortion clinic in Wichita.
The new attorney general in Kansas, Paul Morrison, says he might pursue the investigations into Tiller's late-term operations and also into the abortions of girls ages 10 to 15 that have not been reported to authorities in Kansas, as required by law.
We hope Morrison does that, as this kind of stuff simply cannot be tolerated by a civilized society.
America is in the middle of an intense culture war, where the lives of babies are at stake. This has nothing to do with reproductive rights or any other euphemism. This has to do with terminating the lives of viable babies, because the mother wants to back out of the pregnancy in the late stages.
If we allow this, America will no longer be a noble nation — a country that stands for human rights and protection of the innocent.
If we allow Dr. George Tiller and his acolytes to continue, we can no longer pass judgment on any behavior by anybody.
What Tiller is doing is that bad.
O'Reilly has a perfect right to say whatever he wants. But he should be a little bit more humble and contrite when one of his many disturbed, gun nut fanboys decides to take him seriously and starts murdering people.
It's hard for me to choose which fatuous wingnut gasbag I loathe the most, but I think Billo wins by a nose. His arrogance is so simultaneously cloying and macho that his act seems like some kind of retro, angry white man, drag queen performance art. It's disturbing.
He must be feeling the heat from Beck who his giving him a run for his money on the Howard Beale betting pool.
Update: In case anyone thinks that O'Reilly doesn't speak in the language of the "extremists" check out Randall Terry's full statement (which was heavily edited by the mainstream media.)
Following is the statement of Randall Terry, Founder, Operation Rescue.
"Dr. Tiller was a mass murderer.
"I grieve for him that he did not have an opportunity to properly prepare his soul to face his Maker. Unless some miracle happened, he left this life with his hands drenched with the innocent blood of tens of thousands of babies that he murdered. Surely there will be a dreadful accounting for what he has done.
"I believe George Tiller was one of the most evil men on the planet; every bit as vile as the Nazi war criminals who were hunted down, tried, and sentenced after they participated in the 'legal' murder of the Jews that fell into their hands. But even Mr. Tiller - like other murderers - deserved a trial of his peers, and a legal execution, not vigilantly justice.
"His killing presents us a severe challenge.
"The arch proponents of child killing such as Planned Parenthood, the National Organization of Women, NARAL, and a host of other enemies of children are already blaming the pro-life movement for Dr. Tiller's death.
"The child killers, and their allies in the Obama administration and on Capitol Hill, will attempt to browbeat the pro-life movement into surrendering our most effective weapons in this battle: our rhetoric, our actions, and our images.
"Pro-lifers must not flinch, waver, or in any way alter our course in our epic struggle to make child killing illegal again.
"Our rhetoric must bear witness to the truth: abortion is murder.
"Our actions must be equal to this crime: we must continue with vigorous (yet peaceful) actions such as have been used by every social revolution since America's birth. The easiest picture to have is that of the civil rights activists of the 1960s. They held 'illegal' marches, freedom rides, and 'sit-ins' at lunch counters; they were met with water canons, dogs, police brutality, arrests, and jail. If we are going to end child killing, we must unflinchingly adopt the strategies of heroes past.
"Our images must reflect the truth. We must continue to show the victims' bodies that we have pulled out of dumpsters; we must not retreat a single inch from showing the decapitated heads of little boys and girls, the arms and legs that were suctioned or carved out of their mothers wombs; we must paint the picture of sewers and landfills being used as unholy graves for these holy victims.
"Of course we are peaceful; that is why this horrific shooting in a church has immediately garnered national attention. It is precisely because we are peaceful that Dr. Tiller's killing sticks out like a huge wart on an otherwise flawless complexion. If abortionists were gunned down every week, it would gather no more attention than crack dealers who are gunned down every week."