Keith calls out Bill O'Reilly and the Fox News Channel for the part they may have played in the death of Dr. George Tiller. He notes Frank Schaeffer's apology at the Huffington Post for the part he and his father played in radicalizing the anti-abortion movement. O'Reilly of course, thinks he bears no responsibility for his actions and his words.
Keith has a recommendation for all of us who disagree with the hate speech on Fox with how to deal with it:
So, what to do? Viewer boycotts mean little. You are already here. You are not watching Fox News channel. Advertiser Boycotts are of limited value. Most make barely a dent in a company. Besides which in this economy, an advertiser who found its sales boosted by association with malaria would start breading mosquitoes.
If there is a solution, it is perhaps an indirect boycott. It is probably your experience as it has been mine that stores, bars, restaurants, waiting rooms, often show Fox News on their televisions. Don't write a letter. Don't make a threat. Just get up and explain if they will not change the channel, leave the place and say calmly why it is you are taking your business elsewhere.
If you know a viewer of that channel, show them this tape, or just the tape of the attacks on Dr. Tiller that set the stage for his assassination. Fox News channel will never restrain itself from incitement to murder and terrorism. Not until its profits begin to decline, when its growth stops. So, not so much a boycott here as a quarantine, because this has got to stop.
Keith pledged to retire his imitations of Bill O'Reilly as part of the boycott but not criticizing his words.
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