On Wednesday, Bill O'Reilly continued defending his slanderous assault on Arianna Huffington, repeatedly comparing her to the KKK and Nazis after blaming her personally for a handful of cherry-picked comments from readers of her website, The Huffington Post.
What makes O'Reilly's phony outrage all the more ridiculous is the fact that his own site has been caught spewing even worse comments from his 'premium' members than the few from HuffingtonPost that he's pretending to get all riled up about. Let's recap just a few of the comments about Hillary Clinton from billoreilly.com:
If Hillary wins, I will be respectful of our leader. If you could read my thoughts, I would be on the SS [Secret Service] watch list.
As a woman, i would open the door for her.....now, if there was nothing on the other side but empty space and a 50 foot drop into a moat filled leeches and (gulp) rats...well, I can't be held responsible.
If Hillary wins which I hope she won't. My guns are loaded for the revolt are yours?
Pot, meet kettle ...
Why Fox News, or any network, would continue to allow someone with such a long history of racist remarks even before his Sylvia's restaurant rant which gained so much attention, much less the same man who just two weeks ago threatened "to go on a lynching party against Michelle Obama," to get away with baselessly and repeatedly calling anyone a racist genocidal murderer on air is shocking.
As Media Matters notes, "O'Reilly frequently attacks those with whom he disagrees, comparing them to the Nazis or the Ku Klux Klan." Last year it was the DailyKos, now it's HuffingtonPost. I'm really quite surprised he hasn't set his sights on C&L by now. Perhaps it's because he knows we're well versed here in the 'three magic words' guaranteed to keep BillO at bay: Malmedy, Mackris, and loofah (and for those of you taking notes, falafel will work just as well).