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  •  Thought about it... (none)
    This isn't as big a deal as we are making it out to be, but if it were reversed the right would be making an even bigger deal out of it. That being said I think our actions were a good salvo in the war of ideas. It's not worth a full pitched battle, but they were well worth some righteous indignation. The comments got some publicity and hopefully the push back will make some people see what a wing nut this man is. Also, engaging his sponsors makes them aware that we are listening.

    I am totally confident not that the world will get better, but that we should not give up the game... -Howard Zinn

    by Jawis on Sun Nov 13, 2005 at 09:55:15 AM PST

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    •  It's all about the sponsors (none)
      We are educating the sponsors, that's what this is all about.

      If you look through all the hyperbole, what Bill O'Reilly said was that al Qaeda could "go ahead" with an attack on San Francisco, because he disagreed with the voters of that city.

      The debate is whether or not that statement was hyperbole, or whether he meant it.

      I thought about this long and hard before I posted the original diary, and I believe that O'Reilly meant what he said -- he used the hyperbole in order to disguise the fact that he really meant every word he said.

      And he later admitted that he meant what he said.

      This is the true danger of the conservative pundits like O'Reilly, Coulter, and Hannity.  They are so consumed with whatever drives them (which I believe is money and exposure) that they are willing to let people die.  Oh, they won't pull the trigger themselves, but they have made statement after statement, and written book after book, about the expendability of Liberals, which is a bogeyman term that they have created, and they will shed zero tears if someone acts upon it.  

      Coulter said it was a shame that McVeigh didn't blow up the New York Times building.  O'Reilly now says that al Qaeda should launch an attack on San Francisco.

      Remember, McVeigh was driven by extreme hate speech to blow up the Oklahoma City office building.  The hate speech is now on MAINSTREAM TELEVISION AND RADIO.  Someone is going to act on it in the future, and that frightens me.

      The sooner the sponsors recognize who they are sponsoring, the sooner they will pull the funding to these animals, and the sooner our public discourse will return to its noble roots - informing the public, not manipulating the public.

      Uh, huh uh, huh, he said long and hard, huh, uh huh, huh.

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