Olbermann: Why Does O'Reilly Still Have A Job?

countdown-hornbeck-oreilly.jpg As John noted on Wednesday, Bill O'Reilly tried to blame Shawn Hornbeck, the 15 year old boy abducted in Missouri four years ago, for not trying to escape from his captor, saying he "didn't buy" Stockholm Syndrome, and later adding, "there was an element here that this kid liked about his circumstances." Naturally, Keith took issue with this and wondered aloud about how O'Reilly still has a job.

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"We've all gotten a lot of amusement from Mr. O'Reilly's baseline idiocy, but this is reprehensible. It reeks of perversity and inhumanity. Simply put, Mr. O'Reilly no longer deserves any place on the public stage."

Despite O'Reilly's bloviating about protecting our children, it's appalling that he could even suggest such a thing. Let him know how you feel. And, please, be polite.

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