February 17, 2009

The absurdity that is known as Bill O'Reilly continues to get more absurd with each passing day if you can believe that. C&L wrote about BillO's mean spirited attack on Helen Thomas after she asked a question that he deemed ridiculous to President Obama during his first national press conference. He called the plus-eighty year old Thomas a witch and an old woman.

He took so much heat for it that he lied about what he actually said: O'Reilly flat-out lies to defend calling Helen Thomas the 'wicked witch'

On Monday's Factor, he used an online poll that came from his own website which was voted on for the most part by his followers that said he shouldn't have to apologize to her by a 93-7% margin as some sort of rationalization that the PC police are dead. And then linked a completely irrelevant protest to make his case. No, seriously. He's delusional.

Now last week, you may remember, I made fun of Helen Thomas for asking a dopey question at the first presidential press conference.

Well, soon after that, the far-left kooks cranked up, and a women's group demanded that I, your humble correspondent, apologize to Ms. Thomas.

So I asked you about that, and the results are in. About 75,000 folks voted. Big number in our BillOReilly.com poll. A whopping 93 percent say I should not apologize to Helen. Only 7 percent say I should.

Now, according to a Pew study, 47 percent of people watching "The Factor" are women. So that's not good news for the left-wing women's group. And about 50 percent of "Factor" viewers are either independents or Democrats. More bad news for the far-left loons.

So what I'm getting from this is that many Americans are fed up with out of control PC nonsense, and there is plenty of it around.

Mary Katherine Ham actually tells him that his poll is meaningless but his spin is that normally they are, like 75% usually would have voted in his favor, but the higher percentage proves that it's accurate and he turns that around into some nonsense that since half of his crowd are women, then it's OK that he made fun of her. If you look at his own site it says this about the Bill O'Reilly polls.

Please note that this poll is not scientific. Only one vote per poll per visitor is accepted.

His own poll refutes his own talking point. The jokes write themselves. I can understand why NPR asked FOX to pull their association off of Juan Williams when describing him on Bill O to their viewers.

NPR’s vice president of news, Ellen Weiss, "has asked Williams to ask that Fox remove his NPR identification whenever he is on O’Reilly." A Fox spokesperson reportedly said they would be thrilled to drop the mention of NPR. Fox responded: "We were actually doing NPR a favor by even plugging them but we have no problem dropping the mention on the chyron along with their exposure to millions of O’Reilly Factor viewers."

In fact Eric Boehlert writes: Isn't Juan Williams violating NPR's code of ethics?

In this clip Williams acts once again like O'Reilly's puppy and defends him almost with a religious fervor. He's an embarrassment. Juan, are they really paying you that much for you to sell your soul to Bill?

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