Bill O'Reilly continues to deny he's got Dr. George Tiller's blood all over his well-stained hands. Bill-O used his Talking Points Memo segment this Monday to once again deny that his over the top rhetoric and calling Dr. George Tiller "Tiller the baby killer" night after night had anything to do whatsoever with his murder.
And just like all of the Republican candidates we saw polluting our airways on the Sunday shows this weekend, O'Reilly tripled down on the lie that Planned Parenthood is supposedly "selling baby parts" to help further inflame his wingnut audience. Nothing like continuing to fan the flames of a fire that's out of control, as you deny you're the one that threw the gasoline all over the ground.
Here's the transcript of his rant for anyone that can't or doesn't want to watch the clip:
O'REILLY: As you may know, 57-year-old Robert Dear is accused of killing a police officer and two civilians after he stormed a Planned Parenthood office in Colorado Springs.
Dear is a long time malcontent who has had problems wherever he has lived.
Unfortunately in a free society, disturbed individuals like Dear run unchecked and so we have to report murder after murder after murder.
Planned Parenthood officials are blaming the killings on harsh criticism directed at the organization after undercover videotapes exposed the sale of aborted baby body parts.
VICKI COWART, PRESIDENT AND CEO OF PLANNED PARENTHOOD ROCKY MOUNTAINS: "We have experienced so much hateful language, hateful speech, such a negative environment has been created around the work that Planned Parenthood does, around the idea of safe and legal abortion and we have seen that across the country from all sort of speakers in the last few months."
What Mrs. Cowart does not say is that Planned Parenthood is in the baby body parts business and deserves much of the harsh criticism directed toward it.
The situation is reminiscent of the assassination in 2009 of Doctor George Tiller, a late-term abortionist in Kansas.
For $5,000 dollars, Tiller would terminate any pregnancy for any reason.
He was nicknamed "Tiller the Baby Killer" by organizations who objected to his grizzly practices.
I reported extensively on Tiller and after he was assassinated by a man named Scott Roeder, some far left loons blamed me.
The truth is I reported accurately on Tiller, who's assistant was stripped of her medical license after the assassination. By the way, Roeder was given life imprisonment -- a well-deserved sentence.
The big picture is the assassin Roeder and the Colorado killer represent their sick selves, nothing more.
Same thing with the murder of nine-year-old Tyshawn Lee in Chicago who was gunned down on the street because his father is allegedly in a gang.
Twenty-seven-year-old Corey Morgan is charged with first-degree murder and 22-year-old Kevin Edwards is being sought for killing Tyshawn.
No matter what the circumstance, it would be wrong to demonize young black inner-city men for Tyshawn's murder.
It is exclusively on the killers, and no one else.
It is long past time that political zealots stop using heinous crimes to advance their ideology.
One more example.
Again in Chicago, demonstrators are protesting the police department after a teenager, 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, was shot dead by Chicago officer Jason Van Dyke.
Videotape shows Laquan holding a knife but far away from the police officers who were trying to contain him.
Laquan was high on PCP and was shot dead during the confrontation. Officer Van Dyke is now charged with first-degree murder.
The Chicago protests were largely peaceful, unlike Baltimore and Ferguson.
Also the Chicago P.D. is a troubled outfit and deserves to be investigated.
For years they've allowed mass murder to take place in poor neighborhoods.
And although it is wrong to convict anyone on television, the videotape on Laquan is troubling.
It is to the credit of the demonstrators in Chicago that they are getting their point across without harming other Americans.
But again, you can be sure some zealots will use the Chicago police shooting to demonize police all over the country.
And again that is flat out wrong.
And that's the memo.
h/t Media Matters