Thursday, December 07, 2006

"They're all Muslims, doing what they do."

The ever-charming O'Reilly, incredibly, seems to have outdone himself. via Media Matters:

"On the November 29 broadcast of his nationally syndicated radio show, Bill O'Reilly denied that Iraq is in a "civil war as NBC News wants you to think" and asserted that "they're all Muslims, and they're doing what they do. They're killing each other. And they're killing Americans."

As Media Matters for America has noted, while criticizing NBC's decision to use the phrase "civil war" to describe the situation in Iraq, on the November 28 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor, O'Reilly said, "[T]he American media is not helping anyone by oversimplifying the situation and rooting for the USA to lose in Iraq."

From the November 29 edition of Westwood One's The Radio Factor with Bill O'Reilly:

O'REILLY: So all of those things have combined. It's not a civil war as NBC News wants you to think. It has nothing to do with that. It has to do with a lot of bad guys going into an area and seizing the opportunity to create death and mayhem. And they're all Muslims, and they're doing what they do. They're killing each other. And they're killing Americans."


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Yeah, I know: it's O'Rilly? whaddya expect. that doesn't make it any better. The man has a nationally syndicated radio program and TV program; -someone- must still be listening, seeing as how he still has a damn job at all.

And this is what passes for commentary. "Oh well, bunch of savages: that's just what they do! Certainly -we'd- never act in such a way in similar circumstances, even though I -already- clearly am in the process of melting down and no one's even bombed my family or destroyed my drinking water supply! No, I would -never- come after you with a chainsaw! I am 100% sane!! WoohooHOO, hoo HOO, hoo HOO!--"

jesus wept. yeah, I dunno about you, but personally I don't find this shit amusing anymore.

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update--oh, I'm kidding myself, of course it gets worse! Here:

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From the December 5 edition of Westwood One's The Radio Factor with Bill O'Reilly:

O'REILLY: The United States will never be conquered by Muslims -- ever. But you don't want it to reach the point where, we have to, example, you know, level cities like Tehran, kill hundreds of thousands of people, which we may have to do -- which we have already done in Germany and Japan. OK? We have already killed hundreds of thousands of people on one day. Now, do we want to do that again? Of course not, but we may have to.

Example: If Iran takes over Iraq and then fosters a revolution inside Saudi Arabia, which Iran wants to do, and overthrows that kingdom and gets control of all the oil and says we're not selling to the USA, we are going to level that country, because you, [caller], need gasoline to live. See? Now that's the biggest example I can give you."

12 comments:

fastlad said...

The call is coming from inside the house.

Minor Ripper said...

great post--thanks...don't know if you've seen this video of Ann Coulter, but it's pretty classic:
www.minor-ripper.blogspot.com

belledame222 said...

Jesus fuck. Why'd she think potential draftees were fleeing to Canada, hm? They really dug the Mounties and the maple syrup? whadda maroon.

Donna said...

I personally know alot of these wingnut assholes, my father is one in fact. The illogic and simpleminded thinking is what kills me. Even if you don't care about the common humanity of muslims and are only concerned with oil, it is easier to get from countries at peace. Just look at how the Iraq War is working out for oil sales in that country. It was already low before the war now it's nearing non-existent. So now, someone explain to me how we get oil out of a leveled Saudi Arabia?

If we had a government that was actually concerned with our security then alternative energy would be a top priority instead of enriching oil industry cronies.

Donna said...

Oh and fastlad, I laughed my butt off at your comment. I'm not sure to read it as a profound statement or a non-sequitur.

Belle, have you checked the children?

emily said...

ORLY? YARLY?

I think this post is in severe need of an owl picture. Please rectify the situation :)

Alon Levy said...

The United States will never be conquered by Muslims -- ever.

That's right. The US won't be conquered by Muslims, because they're not particularly interested in conquering it.

Islam is so thoroughly a Western religion that the "Muslims will destroy us all" cries sound exactly like similar propaganda about members of another monotheistic religion, that even propelled someone to power in a major European country in 1933.

R. Mildred said...

Islam is so thoroughly a Western religion that the "Muslims will destroy us all" cries sound exactly like similar propaganda about members of another monotheistic religion, that even propelled someone to power in a major European country in 1933.

That wasn't that staunchly christian guy who was always going on about god and who's cronies declared that that other "secular" abrahamic faith was waging a war on christmas, was it?

What was his name again?

You just kinda wish they'd get a new hymn book this century, their material is over a hundred years old for goodness sake.

it is easier to get from countries at peace.

Actually most of our oil comes from canada, always has, always will do, venezuala (cannot be bothered to look that up right now) exports as much oil to us as the middle eastern states do, the thing is that the oil men have a lucrative business processing it into usable fuel, and to maximise profits they make damn sure that's as expensive as possible.

belledame222 said...

I'm amazed we haven't declared war on Venezuela, or at least tried (more seriously) to instill a coup on Chavez.

i wonder sometimes if in fact we hadn't been so embroiled in the ME, if that would indeed have been on the agenda.

as it stands, even unreality-based megalomaniacs bump up against logistics sooner or later. they simply haven't the resources to seriously open up yet another front even if they wanted to.

belledame222 said...

and yeah, the "secular" gag gets more and more transparent all the time, love letters to Lieberman notwithstanding.

Alon Levy said...

Actually, Donna, American aggression has little to do with oil. The US invaded countries at will when it was a net oil exporter, and kept invading countries at will when it became a net oil importer.

R. Mildred, it's not just "secular," but "secular liberal internationalist capitalist communist." I'm not exaggerating - he really did claim capitalism and communism were both Jewish conspiracies to destroy Germany.

Donna said...

Alon, I'm mostly commenting on the last paragraph of the post, where falafel boy is ranting about leveling Saudi Arabia. Although I do think it has alot to do with oil anyway, even if we do not import alot of our oil from the ME. They help control oil prices along with other exporters, so they still effect us one way or another. I'll go check your link now and see if I change my mind.