Bill O’Reilly brought on Bernard Goldberg tonight to take on the almost immediate politicization of last Friday’s tragic shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut. Both O’Reilly and Goldberg agreed that the liberal media was very quick to jumpstart the gun control debate, but Goldberg acknowledged there was a fair amount of politicization on the right from people who he said want assault weapons not because of the Second Amendment, but because of their paranoia over the government coming to take away their guns. (Snip) O’Reilly was amazed at how it “took minutes” for liberal pundits to direct
Comments: Goldberg´s criticism of conservatives was outrageous. What Huckabee said about taking God out of schools and society was absolutely correct. And his criticism of Rush (although not mentioned by name) who said you cannnot have a culture, a society where over a million babies are aborted every year and not have a dwindling respect for the sanctity of life. Goldberg was absolutely wrong. I don´t call that politicizing, I call those comments statement of facts.
This tragedy was the worst reported that I have ever seen. All stations were disgusting in the way they handled this. I would expect this from the commi MSM, but was surprised how bad Fox has handled this also.
What SHOULD have been discussed on O´Reilly was this:
1. Why do liberals think we/they are entitled NOT to be harmed by evil? Are they special? If you think about it, this coincides with their "be nice to the terrorists and they won´t hurt us" beliefs. Or their belief that there is no such thing as evil.
2. Why do liberals and leftists want to emasculate America making us dependent/weak with no self defenses? TAKING OUR POWER AWAY IN EVERY WAY. And what about those who live in the concrete jungles of NYC and others? Have they lost their abilities to defend themselves and their families? I think they need to see the Jack Nicholson movie, "Wolf". And should cars and airplanes be regulated since they kill people?
3. Why are so many liberals quick to smear the entire country with the act of one mentally ill person?
4. And lastly, for O´Reilly: Did you not know about Lanza burning himself with a lighter?? Is this not true?
This simply reveals what seems to me to be his shallow approach to most subjects. This explains why he seems to have no firm moral core: he can vascillate easily from one side to the other.
Most events and trends in history are complex and irreducible to simple notions or solutions or diagnoses.
Why won´t people step back and take a breath? No-one has all the facts. "All" the facts may never be known. For one thing and most importantly we´ll never get into Lanza´s mind.
But look at his eyes: they´re the window to his soul ...perhaps. Vacant, wide, pleading, horror-struck.
The Dem/lefties do what they always do and that is to fan the flames of emotion, a lot of it irrational, and becoming tinged with anger and hostility.
We´d all better watch out. This community organizer, rabble-rouser, this POTUS who with incredible alacrity stirs up strife between races, ethnic groups, young and old, even playing the disgusting marxist "hate the rich" game, he is just fine with roiling emotions.
The entire segment, Goldberg and Mr.O. was pure cow flop. The Facturd let Goldberg get away with saying everyone has taken advantage of the CT horror, not counting themselves, of course, but with no specifics. Pure cow flop.
Wrong, Goldberg. Another fool who talks about guns like he knows anything beyond the thousands of hours of media brainwashing on the subject. Try this for the ´truth,´ Bernie. If any gun is wrong, they are ALL wrong. You start with the supposition that a citizen with a clean record can´t be trusted with certain weapons that paranoid gun haters have suddenly decided are now too dangerous for any American to own. Except for people who they approve of, THOSE people can be armed with anything they want. We are either dangerous children or we are of equal standing with people like Feinstein and Schumer who carry whatever they want. Man up and get to the bottom line you poser.
The media and their reporting on mass shootings is 100% the cause for them all. Every one has to be worse tha the last in order to make the news. This last one even got the flag lowered to half mast, must be a hero to who ever ordered it lowered.
I watched the segnment. O´Really?´s monumental ignorance on the subject of guns was handily eclipsed by Bernie´s colossal ignorance. I´m still waiting for the Aurora"s report to confirm most of the killing was done by the shotgun, and I´m willing to bet the handguns were the culprit here.
Will somebody please drill it into O´Really?´s thick skull that semi-automatic means one bullet per trigger pull. Make him sit down and watch some reruns of Chuck Conners in The Rifleman TV series.
I haven´t watched any of this sickening coverage. The media went wall-to-wall with it, and did so regardless of whether they had accurate facts. I am sick of the wallowing in the grief and misery of the families. The media wonder how this happened, well, what is a future shooter to think when they see all this coverage over one sick person´s acts? Will they want this same fame?
Bernie has made the connection between the media´s bias and our ill informed public, but he hasn´t quite gotten to the part where he´s still ill informed and thinking with a leftist/collectivist mindset.
It´s been a while since he broke out with "Bias", so maybe the scales never will fall from his eyes. But we can always hope.
The FOX NEWS coverage has been just as bad as the other networks. Insinuations, gossip as the bass for whole segments. Gee, don´t let facts get in the way. The preachiness of most of the top anchors has been nauseating. Why grieving parents give ANY media ANYTHING is completely beyond me. Bernie and Bill were both disgusting in this segment. Bernie loves bashing conservatives.
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