This isn't the first time BillO has attacked Arianna and obviously it won't be his last. You see, the conservative media is a bit unnerved right now
February 27, 2008

This isn't the first time BillO has attacked Arianna and obviously it won't be his last. You see, the conservative media is a bit unnerved right now and are acting like fools as is evident by this latest Factor smear. He's upset because some idiots left vile comments about Nancy Reagan which is unfortunate on the Huff Po, but happens on the internet, as all of us know. It's very difficult to get them all.

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O'Reilly: I have no respect for the woman. I think that she is hurting the country...

O'Reilly: What's the difference between the KKK and Arianna Huffington? What's the difference?

Ham: I think there is a difference,.

O'Reilly: I don't see any difference between Huffington and the Nazis. It's her, It's her, It's her...I didn't say she's a Nazi.

Ham: Alright.

O'Reilly: There's no difference between what the two do.

Say, what? OMG. What the heck is he talking about? Yea, Bill, if Arianna actually had a hand in genocide, you poor ignorant fool---you might try to say they took similar actions, but let's look at you. O'Reilly says Americans should start holding people accountable for what they say, so I think Billo should be fired for saying this about Michelle Obama:

O’Reilly: “I don’t want to go on a lynching party against Michelle Obama unless there’s evidence, hard facts, that say this is how the woman really feels...

And he still has a job? He has the audacity to compare Arianna to the KKK and then want to lynch Michelle Obama if he feels she wasn't jingoistic enough. Jesse Jackson brought up BillO's rant on MSNBC after Tuesday's debate and said that this type of rhetoric can lead to violent episodes in our country.

I spoke with Arianna about it last night and she feels he really crossed the line. He's been crossing the line for years now, but nobody ever called him on it before the blogs showed up. Hey Bill, we're not going anywhere. I wonder if he'll go to Sylvia's and discuss lynching Michelle Obama with FOX's Juan Williams.

At least Mary Katharine Ham pulls back from this one. You may not agree with all of Arianna's politics, but where she's full of grace and elegance---O'Reilly is an angry, pathetic, right wing media parasite. Print that, Howard Kurtz.

We did an excellent job helping Jane with the letter writing campaign about the AP in conjunction with FDL. It works. (Hint, hint.) He will continually go after the left in this sick, sick fashion.

UPDATE: (Nicole) I don't think Billo knows who he's dealing with:

Arianna's courage comes from a mother who stood up when others would have run, a single Greek woman who faced down real Nazis, real soldiers with real guns, real Nazis who killed millions of innocent people and came close to destroying our world, not blowhards with a falafel.

Fire away Billy, I promise you that Arianna can take all you can dish out, and a hell of a lot more.

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