Bill O’Reilly tonight responded to criticisms from the right over his commentary last week that gay marriage opponents need to do more than just “thump the Bible” if they want to win the argument. After a Talking Points Memo largely focused on mocking liberal media attempts to gin up a feud between himself and Rush Limbaugh, O’Reilly brought on Laura Ingraham, who actually told O’Reilly he was wrong in saying what he said. O’Reilly was stunned with Ingraham, shouting over her and telling her “I’m disappointed in you.” Ingraham first surprised O’Reilly by agreeing that there actually is a
Comments: I´m beginning to wonder about O´Reilly. He´s bad, but he is worse than he has ever been. I knew what she was trying to explain in that using the term "Bible thumper" was not the best way to get his message across and he refused to let her speak. It was really painful and frustrating to watch. If I was Laura I would have walked off the set.
I won´t watch O´Reilly but did see the video. He is a blowhard and sounded very defensive. He doesn´t like to be challenged. I thought Laura showed a great deal of patience with him. Never could stand his type, know-it-all with an enormous ego.
Bill OReilly was super obnoxious to Laura Ingraham and he was as obnoxious the other night when he insinuated that right wingers (Constitutional conservatives) thump the bible over same sex marriage. Thump the bible?Some of us are secular or religious Jews, Christians of all stripes, agnostics or atheists, but we do believe that marriage is, as the dictionary reads, is between a man and a woman. If that is bigotry, I guess ´bigotry´ has been redifined in the dictionary already.
The rewriting is occuring so fast, we just can´t keep up with it.
It´s all manufactured, if that word even still applies. She´s not offended, not in a real way. He´s almost not real himself. Just has to gin up some controversy. Used to be controversy had substance. Now it´s whatever is not stale already.
But hey, as long as the Gold, Dried Food, Flowers, Gold, etc. "folks" are buying time, what´s not to love?
Hey Ted, if a Muslim can site the Koran and have that considered a legitimate argument for HIS homophobia or stance against Gay Marriage then I can site the Bible. I´d like to see you tell a Muslim to his face that he can´t use the Koran as a basis for his views.
It was a ridiculous display of anger, whether real or feigned. For someone who never misses a chance to remind viewers of his Catholic credentials, Bill´s use of "Bible thumpers" diminishes his credibility on that score.
The way he blew up at Ms. Ingraham made me think how it must be a relief for the ex-Mrs. O´Reilly to be free of that egomaniac. Unfortuntely, it seems that there is a bitter battle going on over child custody, which may explain why Bill´s fuse seems quite short these days.
Does anyone take Loofah Boy seriously? Or Ms. Ingram or any of these talking heads who add little to our quality of life yet who collect large paychecks for their services? Fox is turning into Jerry Springer Lite of late.
BOR was a real jerk to Laura tonight and she handled it perfectly, making him look like the loud, obnoxious, egotistical bag of wind that he is. Just because a person believes the Word of God and applies those values in his or her life, doesn´t make them a "Bible-thumping" fanatic as he disrespectfully insinuated. He wouldn´t dare call a muzzy a "Koran-thumper" because he wouldn´t want to "offend" him, but the double standard is so pervasive he´s as entrenched in it as the leftist loons. Typical Bill, if he can´t be right, he can at least be wrong louder than anybody else.
Kudos to Laura for biting her tongue on this one. I´ve noticed tension between Bill and Laura in other segments, but this one just about spilled over. This segment reinforces my feeling that the show is much more watchable when Laura is host. In fact, there may be something to that. Eh, Fox?
O´Reilly´s just no-talent blowhard. I never thought it possible, but I actually felt sorry for Alan Colmes when O´Reilly had his meltdown over Colmes´ remarks some weeks ago. By the way, Laura aint exactly a paragon of self-control, either, I might add.
O´Reilly was himself and that´s unwatchable and embarrassing.
Ingraham was pathetic, more concerned about maintaining her relationship with BOR/FOX News than attacking O´Reilly´s simple-minded stance. LI is a trained lawyer but has a history of poorly presented arguments so no surprises tonight. Between the two, that was 6:42 of horrible tv.
BTW, loved BOR´s claim of no feuds. Al Franken, anyone?
I watched it tonight. O´Reilly came across as a rude jerk! When he said that he will not get into a feud, he came across as a lying, sanctimonious, self-righteous blowhard. I am sick and tired of how he always says he is looking out for the folks. Laura Ingraham held her cool. I could tell that she bit her tongue a few times.
Laura was a class act and behaved like the lady we know her to be. Bill, on the other hand, was Bill, warts and all.
Rush has always stayed away from any contact with O´Reilly and this has proven to be very prudent on his part. O´Reilly is concerned with the show bizz aspect of these controversies whereas Rush is more concerned with the Nation,the Constitution, and our conservative way of life. I´m with Rush 100%.
BOR is stupid for saying what he said and lumping all people into one group. But he does have a point in that using the Bible is a very ineffective way to argue policy changes. To win this argument, however, is very easy. All you have to do is clearly define the REAL issue here:
1) Nobody is stopping anyone from getting married in a private ceremony. 2) The REAL issue is whether or not the state should recognize said "marriage" legally. 3) If the state does recognize same-sex marriage, it will completely redefine the institution. 4) Is state recognition of marriage a right? No. It is a license, thus a privilege. Not all relationships are accepted by the state. Sibling marriage is not accepted. 5) Are gays being discriminated? No. Heterosexuals may not marry someone of the same sex either and have it recognized as legal. Gays can still marry the opposite sex.
BOR is insistent that OB spends less money on living expenses than W did. I don´t recall W having as many Czars as Ob or Laura having as many staff. And W didn´t have as many lavish parties as Ob or jet around all over the place giving speeches. I don´t know where BOR got his figures but I imagine he asked the WH for them and we know how they like to fudge figures!
I stopped watching FOX News long, long ago, and much of it had to do with the ridiculous blowhard Bill O´Reilly. When the new Washington Times network starts up, I´ll resume watching cable news. Until then, I avoid ALL shills for the Democrat Party, and get MY "fair and balanced" news on the internet, from credible sources.
Bill O´Reilly, the "pithy opiner", can go straight to hell.
There´s a feud between BOR and Rush? I´m sure it´s news to Rush. As if. Bill you aren´t on the same planet with Rush. You are a speck of dust in the life of Rush. What a joke. But he was especially disgusting towards Laura last night. But I don´t feel a bit sorry for her. She treats some of callers and even guests almost as bad, cutting them off and yelling at them.
I have many Catholic friends and I have great respect for their religion. That said, the vast majority hasn´t a clue what is actually said in the bible. That was my first thought when I heard the O´Reilly exchange.
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lil dotty, 4/3/2013 11:29:04 AM (No. 9257247)
Seem to remember reading Bill is in the process of getting a Divorce. Perhaps this fact alone has caused him to experience this mental disorder. Having had my disagreements with Laura, Charles K, and others, to see Bill going for throats is tiresome. Believe it might be to keep his ratings afloat. IE his tip of the week and other ´incidental´ tidbits of info he throws at us each broadcast. It´s all about him donchaknow. Bill, open your eyes. You are not fair to anyone when you refuse to acknowledge the facts of our pResident in office.
Keep it up BOR. You just get worse and with any luck you´ll have enough nails to seal your own coffin...soon.
I didn´t see the show with Laura Ingraham since I stopped tuning in a long time ago. Each time I post about another BOR event I offer a reminder about who you really are—a pontificating puke who spent his off time supposedly "sex counseling" a couple women who weren´t seeking advice and who accused you of being a phone sex pig. Have you forgotten how lucky you are to have enough $$ to pay them off with a settlement that included a confidentiality clause before it went viral—you must have set a new speed record acting so fast the story ended ended before it began?
Here´s to BOR: Money talks and loud mouth pukes with money walk.
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