November 1, 2008

Here's another edition of the BillO Comedy Hour. O'Reilly is very worried that he's one of the only people who will be looking out for the folks if Obama and the Democrats win a strong majority in Congress. This is the talking point that Bill and Newt have been pushing: 'Be afraid of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, so don't vote for the Democrats,' even though Republican/Conservative rule has devastated our country and Iraq.

(rough transcript)

O', when you have a collision, say Obama wins the election of a committed left Congress and a committed left President with a committed left media, they all then meld together. I don't think this is healthy for the country. I mean, you're going to have a media that's very sympathetic to whatever Congress and the President does no matter what it is. And you're going to have very few voices, talk radio, this network, some people in dissent. I'm getting a little uneasy here, Juan.

Williams: Well, hold on. You had a Republican President, you had a Republican House and Republican Senate for most of the Bush administration...

O'Reilly: And a liberal media.

Williams: Well, but you know what, most of the media was intimidated, remember the whole idea was that this is a right-of-center country and this is a man in power. There's always deference showed to the President...

O'Reilly: It looks like the stars are aligned. {snip} But Mary Katherine, the collusion of a far left Congress to a far left media to a far left media being sympathetic to them makes me a little uneasy because there's no check and balance there, it all goes out the window. The media is supposed to be the check and balance on the Congress and there isn't any check anymore. They are actively rooting and promoting and that's what we have.

I didn't hear Bill complain when the media rolled over for Bush, allowing him to lie us into war and forgo every single campaign promise he made. You remember his "Compassionate Conservative" routine? And has Bill ever heard of the Blue Dogs? Of course everything Bill says is a complete lie in this clip, but we're used to that here at C&L. But if what O'Reilly says was actually true and the Democratic Party does achieve a solid majority after Nov. 4th then let me break down his argument.

1. Talk Radio: Rush Limbaugh and his followers will attack every single policy Obama tries to put forth that will try to help rescue this nation from the complete disaster that has been caused by Conservatism.

2. FOX News: Is an extension of right wing talk radio and so will also try to disrupt every policy decision Obama makes. And they will use every smear available to them.

3. Liberal media: Typical Conservative talking point that has been successful in intimidating the press from doing their job whenever it benefits Republicans.

4. When has O'Reilly ever worried about checks and balances?

But let's forget that. Why would Bill and the media be in "dissent" over Obama? Aren't they supposed to be covering the news as it happens? Being a watchdog of the government doesn't mean that the press has to disagree with their policy decisions from the outset, it means an eye is kept on them.

And so ends another edition of the Bill O'Reilly Comedy hour. FOX shouldn't feel too bad that The Half Hour News Hour failed so miserably. They already have a comedy show that's been running for a very long time now.

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