O’REILLY THROWN UNDER THE BUS

“In Germany, they first came for the gypsies, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a gypsy. Then they came for the Bolsheviks, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Bolshevik. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics. I didn’t speak up then because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak up.” – Martin Niemoller, A Lutheran Pastor arrested by the Gestapo in 1937

We can update that quote to today, First, they came for Glenn Beck and I said nothing because I wasn’t a Glenn Beck fan. Then they came for Bill O’Reilly and I said nothing because I wasn’t an O’Reilly fan. Then they came for Hannity………..

Who will speak when they come for me?

Do any of you actually think Media Matters cares if O’Reilly made sexist remarks to women? O’Reilly has consistently been the highest rated Fox News show. Beck was one of the highest rated when he was forced off Fox. I’m not particularly an O’Reilly fan. He’s a bit too “fair and balanced” for me. But we can’t sit by and allow Media Matters to pick off our Conservative voices one by one. I heard that Fox plans to replace O’Reilly with a “non-political” commentator. Really? Who would that be?

I’ve heard from many Conservatives on Facebook and Twitter who don’t like Fox and don’t care if O’Reilly is fired, some who are cheering his firing. They don’t think O’Reilly or Fox are Conservative enough. But that isn’t the point. Conservatives have ONLY ONE network that comes close to reflecting their values. Are we going to “say nothing” and watch the ONLY Conservative network turned into yet ANOTHER Liberal propaganda outlet?

The election of Trump will not stop this. In fact, I believe his election has caused the Left to double down on their attempts to silence Conservative voices. They are SO angry and SO well funded. They can pay people to sit in their basements and call advertisers to threaten boycotts if they continue to sponsor Conservative shows. We don’t have the means of combatting them. This is not grassroots outrage over O’Reilly harassing women, it is a well funded, well organized campaign to silence Conservatives and they have no intention of stopping. Just click on this link to see who’s behind this. https://mediamatters.org

The Left marches in lock step. We are all too willing to throw our own under the bus. We complain about the biased media, the media that out right lies, the media that ignores news that conflicts with their world view, the media that changes “Allah Akbar” to “God is Great”, the media that ignores the Rule of Law, but we believe them when they say a Conservative did something wrong.

I don’t know all the details of the allegations against O’Reilly but I read about the latest one. She is a Black woman who said Beck “leered” at her and he once called her “hot chocolate”. Really? Have we forgotten the Lacrosse trial? A completely made up media story that ruined many young men’s lives? Or the fake claim that one out of five college girls are raped on college campuses?

“Settling” a lawsuit is not an admission of guilt. I think we all know it’s cheaper than going to trial……and that’s why many file lawsuits. Do you remember the Black fireman, here in Los Angeles, who had always been a jokester and liked by his fellow firemen, who sued Los Angeles because, as a joke, his fellow firemen put dog food in his spaghetti sauce. He said it was a racist act. There were pictures of him pulling jokes on other firemen and he worked for years with them and never claimed racism. It was pretty clear it was just “boys being boys”, but Los Angeles settled for millions.

I don’t know if O’Reilly “harassed” women or not but you and I both know people are offended today by things they weren’t offended by ten or twenty years ago…or ever before. These days women are offended by being whistled at (personally, I miss being whistled at). But I’m not going to throw O’Reilly under the bus without the facts nor will I remain silent and allow Media Matters to take down Conservative voices.

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About madderthanhell

Retired casting director. Mother of two daughters. Grandmother of twin boys and two step grandsons. Lived in California all my life. Co-organizer of two Tea Parties. Past member of Republican Central Committee.
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11 Responses to O’REILLY THROWN UNDER THE BUS

  1. Frank says:

    Fox is the only “Conservative” channel? Must be some good reason for that don’t ya think? Isn’t Fox the channel that incredibly said Obama was not born in the USA over and over and over? Isn’t Fox the channel that is most watched by those good old boys in Mississippi? Isn’t Fox the channel that denies man-made Climate Change and has a lot of lunatics convinced that it’s a “hoax”? Isn’t Bill O’Reilly just like Trump who think it’s okay to grope and demean women? If all of this is what people call “Conservative” I don’t think I’d ever want to be one…but I’m just a junior in college so maybe I am wrong. And while your Avatar/photo show you to be very lovely young woman, it is doubtful anyone would whistle at you. That is just so 60’s.

    Hang in there! The USA will soon figure out that Trump has been doing the same things as O’Reilly and will also be ousted.

    • Frank, yes, there is a reason Fox is the only Conservative network. The Entertainment biz is union run. Everyone is in a union or they don’t work. Studies show more than 90% of news commentators and journalists are Liberals. Fox is the only one brave enough to fight against the tide. However, the fact that the media is Liberal, doesn’t mean that America is. You are VERY naive and you are undoubtedly going to a Liberal college that doesn’t allow Conservative ideas. You point out issues you think proves Fox is fake news. Let’s talk fake news. ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, CNN, PBS, NPR all said “you can keep your doctor/plan”, “Benghazi was caused by a video”, “The IRS was not targeting Conservative groups”, “Islam is the religion of peace”, “Fort Hood was workplace violence”, etc. etc.

      FYI, polls have shown Fox to be the most trusted network, even by Liberals. Polls show people don’t trust the main stream media at all. I wonder if you know who Kermit Gosnell is? And how many actual scientists do you know? I know MANY and have brought scientists from around the world to discuss “climate change” and whatever effect man has on climate is too small to worry about. But if you want global governance and to control everything humans do, climate change is the perfect vehicle. FYI, Climate Change isn’t even in the top 15 things people are worried about.

      And, to give you an idea how little you look into the opinions you are so eager to share, thank you for your compliment, but my avatar picture was taken on my 70th birthday. If you had bothered to read any of my blogs or my profile you would know I’m a mother and grandmother, retired from the Entertainment Industry and now run a non-profit.

      Have you not realized by now that Trump is doing what he was ELECTED to do? If Trump had been harassing women we’d know it by now due to the spying the Obama administration has been doing. I suggest you look at the Clinton’s and Kennedy’s if you want to talk about sexual abuse. After all Teddy KILLED a woman. And Clinton lost a law suit to one. LOL, you are SO young, I forgive you.

  2. Oh, please keep dazzling us with your intolerant, unscientific, claims of tolerance and science. It’s SO entertaining.

  3. Linda says:

    Hey Frank, if you really believe all that stuff you wrote, you are living in a world in which no one else lives.

    • Frank says:

      Hey Linda–I guess seeing is believing these days. Here’s a great and very short video that neatly sums up what and who Bill O’Reilly was and is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNfFU2MhsJE

      This isn’t about right v left. It’s about right v wrong. And just as Trump is wrong for our country, so was O’Reilly wrong for ANY news organization.

      • Seriously? I was a casting director for 30 years, I’ve seen worse behavior behind and in front of the camera. And let’s talk about right vs wrong. You are aware that Teddy Kennedy KILLED a woman, aren’t you? And that Bill Clinton is a rapist and serial sexual abuser. And how about Anthony Weiner? I could put together a video of Chris Matthews being as abusive. Yet, Liberals canonize these men.

        Media Matters spent MILLIONS to get O’Reilly off the air. I’m not a fan of his but we Conservatives aren’t interested in character assignation and destroying people’s lives because they disagree with us. Yes, people lose their temper at friends, family and c-workers, if everyone who got mad was fired no one would have a job. Sh*t happens, GROW UP!

        BTW, as an example of your poor research ability, as much as I appreciate your compliment about my avatar picture, it was taken on my 70th birthday.

  4. Frank says:

    Wow! You were 70 in your avatar photo? How long ago was that?

    The thing about people like O’Reilly and Trump is they are inherently dishonest people who use their fame to take advantage of women for their own perverted sense of satisfaction. Since you were in the Entertainment Industry, what would you have said or done if Trump grabbed you in your private parts? Would you have the guts to stand up to the guy?

    O’Reilly has a long history of sexual harassment. Who pays out 13 million dollars if they are completely innocent as he says he is? Bill O’Reilly is a liar and worked for a fake news channel. I heard today he is planing to charge people to watch his new streaming service. Who would pay to see a disgraced pervert try to defend himself?

    Take care of yourself!

    • Have you looked into the sexual harassment charges made against O’Reilly? I find it laughable that I defend him since I don’t like him, but I’ve always been more interested in the truth than thinking I’m right. Yes, people settle law suites ALL THE TIME when they are innocent of the charges. It’s much cheaper, less tine consuming and less public than going to trial. Celebrities know even the “accusation” of wrong doing hurts their image. The worst charges I’ve seen against O’Reilly is that he called Kirsten Powers “blonde” and that he called a Black woman “hot chocolate”. Wow, he should be hanged!!

      Trump was indulging in “locker room talk”, there is absolutely no evidence he ever grabbed any woman that way. If he had they would be in front of a camera right now. And, yes, I was sexually harassed in the entertainment business. I’ve been sexually harassed in various businesses. It’s a man problem, not an entertainment problem. Some men who achieve power misuse it. Yes, I was strong enough to handle them. If a man said something inappropriate to me I told him if he ever spoke like that again I’d tell everyone what he said. If he touched me I screamed very loud. You’d be surprised how well that works. My first job in Hollywood was for an Academy Award winning producer. He stood behind me as I was typing and very quickly put his hands down my shirt. I grabbed his hands, dug my fingernails into them, screamed, and stood up. Everyone in the office came running. He never touched me again.

      I noticed you completely ignored Kennedy, Clinton, Weiner and all the Liberals who lie to you daily and have NOT lost their jobs. We, on the right, don’t try to silence the Left. We BELIEVE in free speech. We don’t believe in shouting down those we disagree with. Doesn’t it trouble you, as a college student that Conservatives are not allowed to speak on college campuses? What are you afraid of? No one is forcing you to listen to them. You don’t have to go hear them. But why would you deny people who DO want to hear them the right to do so. And wouldn’t it be more productive to listen to what they have to say and if you think they are wrong tell they why you think so? That USED to be what happened at college campuses. They encouraged the free expression of ideas.

      Do you think there is no one at ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, CNN, PBS, NPR harassing women? Do you imagine Liberal President’s, politicians and journalists are not inherently dishonest? REALLY? It’s up to you to find the truth. I do my own research. I wonder if you know who Kermit Gosnell is?

      That picture was taken a few years ago but is what I look like still today. I was blessed with good genes, as are my beautiful, successful daughters. My mother is 97 and writing a book as we speak.

      • Frank says:

        Good genes in your family! People are living much longer than they formerly did.

        Your post is about Bill O’Reilly…so back to it. Yes. I have researched his past behavior from multiple sources: WAPO, WSJ, NYT, Washington Times, Fox News etc. The guy is a bad dude! His daughter witnessed him choking his wife and dragging her down the stairs. O’Reilly of course, denies it. In an interview on Thursday, Brit Hume acknowledged that an accusation of domestic abuse did not prove O’Reilly was guilty of domestic abuse. But he added, “I think that if O’Reilly thinks he did not drag his wife by her neck down a staircase, he should explain why his daughter told a court-appointed forensic examiner that she saw him do that.” O’Reilly does not have custody of his kids as a result and his wife has since remarried.

        What separates men like O’Reilly and Trump from people like Tom Hanks, Brit Hume, Harry S. Truman (best biography of an American President I’ve ever read–by David McCullough) and Barack Obama? Class and dignity in my opinion. Whether or not you like or dislike these people, there has never been any accusations of such atrocities against women. Personally, I cannot imagine myself ever demeaning or harming any woman (or anyone) in thought, word and deed.

        Am a big Golden State Warrior fan. Are you anywhere near there? I feel so badly for their head coach, Steve Kerr who is enduring excruciating pain and probably will not coach again this year. Kerr is also a very dignified and classy guy in my opinion.

        Live as long as your mom!

  5. Thank you, I suspect I will live as long.

    I like Brit Hume, I know Tom Hanks a bit. Nice guy, but not as saintly as you think. Harry Truman dropped the atomic bomb and many condemn him for that. I agree with his decision. And I like that he went home after his term and didn’t feel the need to inject himself in to any other President’s decisions. Obama is another thing. Class and dignity are certainly not words I’d use to describe him. He lied to you every time he was in front of a microphone. Could you keep your doctor and your plan? Was Benghazi caused by a video? Did Beau Bergdahl serve with honor and distinction? Was Fort Hood “work place violence”? Did he use the IRS to target Tea Party groups?

    Did Obama sexually harass women? I doubt it, I don’t think women are his preference. That hardly makes him a saint. Our GDP never reached a 3% increase during his terms and that wasn’t an accident. All his policies and regulations reduced our wealth, pushed more people into poverty, drove more businesses out of business or the country and lowered our standard of living. He destabilized the Middle East. I never saw any indication that he even liked this country.

    You keep ignoring Kennedy, Clinton and Weiner. You said you researched O’Reilly but you only spoke about domestic violence not about sexual harassment. I have yet to see the evidence. I don’t take Brit Hume’s or anyone else’s speculation as fact. And that doesn’t change the fact that Media Matters went after O’Reilly to silence Conservative voices NOT because he harassed women. AND if the Left is SO concerned about women being abused, why are they SO supportive of Muslim’s and Sharia law that give women no rights and allows abuse?

    I was not a fan of Trump’s. I was a Ted Cruz delegate. I’m still not a Trump fan but I DO like a lot of what he is doing. I like Justice Gorsuch, I love that he is cutting many business killing regulations, I love that he is allowing us to use our natural resources, I like General “Mad Dog” Mattis, I like Niki Haley at the UN, I LOVE that he is planning to pull out of the Paris Climate Change deal, BUT I don’t like many things too. I didn’t like his “healthcare” plan. For an educated man he’s the most inarticulate I’ve ever heard. But I’m more concerned with what he does than what he says. There is no evidence Trump ever harassed women, in fact, he treated women exceptionally well in his businesses. Gave them positions of authority and paid them very well. I bet you don’t know that a homeless Black women was found in and empty room in Trump Tower and he not only allowed her to stay, he has room service deliver her three meals a day and she has maid service. I think she’s been there 8 years. Look it up.

    You seem like a nice young man, you have a lot of life to live and if you keep your mind open to other opinions you just may evolve over the years. The things I believed when I was 20 were opposite of what I believed in my 30’s.

    I was a Laker fan…..when Pat Riley was coach. He was good friends of a producer I worked for and I met him many times at events. It was an unbeatable team and he was a great coach…..and a gentleman…..and very handsome.

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