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  •  O'Reilly (none)
    is such a lying bully, but with a persecution complex.  Why do people think he's good?

    I'm a member of a minority group: the reality-based community.

    by Unstable Isotope on Thu Dec 16, 2004 at 05:18:30 PM PST

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    •  He's very good at... (none)
      getting his audience to take its eye off the ball. He cranks up the bullshit machine on stuff that doesn't matter so his loyal following won't notice their own house falling down around them.

      He's also good at peeing on your leg and telling you it's raining.

      Where can I get a "Don't blame me, I voted for Kerry" bumper sticker?

      by bobinson on Thu Dec 16, 2004 at 05:26:50 PM PST

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      •  He also knows what lies to say (4.00)
        the lies that his audience of inbred cretins and religious zealots want to hear, the lies that blame all their problems on other people rather than on their own stupidity and short-sighted greed. His audience is lazy, foreseeking complicated or lofty dreams that are lies that could be, instead wanting short, simple lies, lies that require no thinking, only gut reaction from the basest of the human emotions -- greed, hate, fear, the need to feel part of a chosen group, hatred of all not part of that group. He panders to the most animal of all animal instincts of the two-legged animals we call "humans" . And it works.

        Do you begin to see, then, what kind of world we are creating? It is the exact opposite of the stupid hedonistic Utopias that the old reformers imagined. A world of fear and treachery is torment, a world of trampling and being trampled upon, a world which will grow not less but more merciless as it refines itself. Progress in our world will be progress towards more pain. The old civilizations claimed that they were founded on love or justice. Ours is founded upon hatred. In our world there will be no emotions except fear, rage, triumph, and self-abasement. ... always -- do not forget this, Winston -- always there will be the intoxication of power, constantly increasing and constantly growing subtler. Always, at every moment, there will be the thrill of victory, the sensation of trampling on an enemy who is helpless. If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face -- forever. -- O'Brien as he tortures Winston Smith, 1984 by George Orwell

        -- Badtux the Orwellian Penguin

        Dreams are the lies that give meaning to our pathetic lives.

        by badtux on Thu Dec 16, 2004 at 08:33:04 PM PST

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    •  He riles up the "angry white man" (none)
      O'Reilly riles up the "angry white man" who thinks that he is so persecuted by the politically correct liberals.  He is everything that Media Matters called him and more. We need to hound him to death with the truth.

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