Saturday, December 28, 2013

Bill O'Reilly Courageously Covered War With a Pen

"Bill O'Reilly (Catholic Christian) has a new front in the War on Christmas: two nativity scenes in Guantanamo Bay. Unfortunately for Bill O'Reilly, he was no match for the Military Religious Freedom Foundation's Mikey Weinstein, who successfully lobbied to have them removed. Let's just say that the segment ended with O'Reilly cutting Weinstein's mike and proclaiming that his having covered "four wars with a pen" was comparable to military service.

Bill O'Reilly was scornful from the beginning. Apparently, he took the loss of the nativity scenes personally, even though they were more than 1,400 miles away. He was also peeved that Weinstein would not reveal who had complained. O'Reilly seemed to feel he had some kind of divine right to the information, that the complainers owed it to him to come forward and that they must be cowards if they didn't.

You could tell that O'Reilly was fighting to keep his temper because first he told the seemingly unflappable Weinstein to "Calm down, calm down." But before long, it was O'Reilly who was yelling, "It's a national holiday!"

Near the end, Weinstein asked if O'Reilly had ever served in the military. No, O'Reilly said, he had not. That's when the fireworks started."* Cenk Uygur, Ben Mankiewicz, John Iadarola and Jimmy Dore break it down on The Young Turks.


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