On his radio show this week, conservative talker Mark Levin said that Fox News host Bill O’Reilly, who on Tuesday claimed that opponents of same-sex marriage do nothing but “thump the Bible,” should stop degrading his audience. “Thump the Bible?” Levin asked. “Have I thumped the Bible once in an hour and a half on the air today? … Why are you putting down your audience? I thought you stood for the folks. And you sound like [President Barack] Obama, with the ‘clinging to their guns and religion’ line. You should show respect to your audience.”
Comments: I never thought O´Reilly to be much of a conservative, but to lash out calling gay marriage protesters Bible-thumpers was a little mean.
Maybe people will quit watching him the more he says stuff like that?
There are so, so many more meaningful things one can do than expense that hour of your life watching the show man O´Reilly. For example, rent Andy Griffith´s breakout movie, "A Face in the Crowd". Perhaps you´ll see a glimpse of Griffith´s character, Larry "Lonesome" Rhodes, when you next view O´Reilly.
O´Reilly´s appeal has been wearing very thin in recent years. He´s arrogant, a trait that defuses his arguments and opinions. This latest "thumping the Bible" comment is a whopper. It reveals what he really thinks of those Christians who actually take the Bible seriously, compared with those who call themselves Christians and haven´t got a clue about who God is or what He says -- all of which is ONLY in the Bible.
So if O´Reilly wants to diss his Christian listeners who take their faith seriously, that comment will do it.
As for "thumping the Bible", it is interesting that those who object so vociferously to those of us who view the Bible as our only source of truth and practice for the Christian life are often those who object to any other restrictions and rules in their own lives. I would guess that if you scratch O´Reilly not too deeply, you will find a secular autocrat, not unlike Obama.
His continued negative about the oil industry lost my respect for him long ago. Also, his excuses for the O turned me off. O´Reilly really thinks he is above others and therefore has enlisted himself as a protecter of the "folks". I don´t need his support.
I very seldom watch BORe & I agree with poster #7~ Was turned off when he sided with Kerry against the Swift Boat guys; insists John McCain is/was a hero; and for defending Hussein shamelessly until very recently. He´s not only arrogant, he thinks straddling the fence is a holy virtue.
When it comes to situations where children are at risk, no one beats O´Reilly at being the needed attack dog, but, on so many other issues, Bill´s "I´m just one of the guys" views of the world have, over the years, been bent by wealth and stardom. Hence both his increasing need to pontificate (Hey, Bill, there´s a word to share with your audience.) and his most recent resort to elite-speak, where "the folks" who are not so elite can be summed up as "bible thumpers."
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pete moss, 3/28/2013 10:16:36 AM (No. 9248036)
Fox is becoming less and less tolerable all the time. O´Reilly is nothing but an arrogant windbag. For somebody with such a high opinion of himself, he really is stupid. If he had a brain, he´d see Obama for what he really is ......... an America hating, want to be dictator. On the other hand, I really like Hannity and the Five, except for their token liberal, Bob Beckel.
O´Reilly seems unable to comprehend arguments that do not fit in his pre-decided world-view. He is very like a Liberal in that way. What he fails to comprehend is that the language and arguments used, should they prove victorious will open up a whole can of worms I´m sure he would rather avoid. If ´Love´ is the deciding factor, then why not multiple partners, animals, children, objects...
Don´t confuse love and sex. Love has nothing to do with sex, which is why so many marriages fail: the couples equate sex as love, and if something changes that makes the sex less important(any stress will do, thank you), decide a relationship is over.
A Caucasian cannot decide to be an Asian. A Black cannot decide to be white. You can ape the mannerisms of a culture, but you are what you are. They claim the same thing for homosexuality, except this is not the case.
Sex is a choice, not a condition of life. It is a means of propagating life - but not in homosexual sex.
And marriage, is only peripherally about sex, if you´ve got your head screwed on right - something the left his tried very hard to banish.
The real issue here is not even that the Homosexual crowd want to have the same legal rights, contractually as traditional couples, its that the anti-religion group wants a lever to attack and destroy religion. The goal is to demand religions give up their beliefs (theoretically protected by the First Amendment)
A lawyer can draw up a partnership agreement which includes the rights of survivorship if one partner dies and power of attorney if one partner is ill. All the financial benefits of marriage can be duplicated in a legal partnership. If the homo partners do not do this they then complain of unfairness because of marriage benefits.
This Bible Thumper hasn´t watched Bill in over two years. He is just another Moderate that knows what is best for us peons. The same can be said for the Moderates that post on here. Moderates are Liberal socially and Conservative when it comes to greed of money.
O´Rilley is just like Obama, arrogant, self centered, and it´s all about me, me, me! They both look at talk show host such as Rush as a right wing extremist. O´Riley favorite saying is "I´m always looking out for you." Balderdash! The only ones they are both looking after is themselves and their ratings.
O´Reilly is not QUITE as bad as many posters have painted him. But, he is difficult to watch because he does relate everything to himself.
His inside joke banter with Dennis Miller is really a pain to watch, too. I tune in to O´Reilly about once a month and wonder why I tried again after watching for a few minutes. Then "click" off to the science channel I go.
kerry and Swiftboat..Big Oil...just as leno has weak talent and bor has fuzzy sparring bloviators...notice he won´t get near an Allen West.. or, Thomas Sowell..or, David Horowitz..or, David Limbaugh..they´d make him look like a rambling bo bo, or, he´d constantly interrupt!! And, btw...can ailes answer why he allows boofies like juan and shep colmes, and beckel without holding them accountable for their unsubstantiated utterances??
Finally, someone says it up front. BOR is a sanctimonious puke who thinks every word that falls from his lips is a pearl. And somehow he has managed to avoid being painted with the truth that he´s a pig who was involved and caught in phone sex but had enough money to allow the women to be comforted and silenced with $$. What he did would have been a career ending scandal for anyone else. Yet, he e posits himself as one step lower than God, is rude, nasty, insulting, and often badly informed as he does his gag inducing number for "the folks."As for Megyn Kelly? She isn´t worth a sentence of time since she has all BOR´s affectations and more—if it´s possible to pontificate more than BOR, she does but makes it worse with her cloying commentary she spews while annoying an audience with her blonde Fox hair flips.
Thanks Mark. You hit the nail on his pointed head. .
I would infinitely prefer to have dinner with Mark Levin than Bill O´Reilly. Mr. Levin might let me say what I think, even if it isn´t what he thinks. Mr. O´Reilly would likely let me say that what he thinks is what I think. Otherwise he´d interrupt me.
I had said I was really going off FOX after years of faithful viewing. Indeed, I have done just that. To my surprise, don´t even miss their Jerry Springer-like treatment of the news. Once you don´t watch it, then tune in, you can clearly see how condescending they are to viewers. Yesterday, got on just in time to see Megyn (who looked like she was too late to get her hair done) act as though it was so terribly ludicrous to take seriously ANY criticism of Bill Clinton because he signed DOMA. She tows the liberal framework just like MSM. I am not fooled any longer.
BOR loves the sound of his own voice and thinks TV cameras were made just for him. He is an arrogant fool who thinks he´s right just because he yells louder than anyone else. Totally obnoxious. He probably doesn´t think we´re smart enough to remember when he was constantly singing Obamanazi´s praises, before the tanking economy finally started hitting him in the backside. Wish FOX would do away with Beckle, Geraldo, Juan, Colmes, DR. Lamont, plus a few others. ´Fair and Balanced´ only gives these fools a forum to spout their ignorance for the Low Information Voters to parrot.
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