Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Bill O'Reilly is a coward
That's not really news, but he confirmed it again this week.

Last night, O'Reilly claimed that his invitation to al Qaida to blow up the Coit Tower was nothing more than a "satirical riff", a "monologue" if you will. He called anyone who criticised his muderous joke "guttersnipes" with "far-left Internet smear sites." He said that the Mayor of San Francisco was afraid to appear on his show and called the voters "loopy" for not voting the way he wanted the to. He the brought on his guests, Todd Chretien, the author of the proposition that so offended O'Reilly, and Jeff Katz, a right-wing San Francisco talk-show host, whose sole purpose seemed to be to provide O'Reilly with a two-to-one advantage in the following conversation.
CHRETIEN: I'll tell you what, Bill. If you feel that strongly about defending it, and we challenge you to come to San Francisco and let's have a 60-minute debate moderated by a neutral person. And you can debate that we should keep our troops in Iraq and we should keep the military.

O'REILLY: Not about Iraq.

CHRETIEN: And we'll debate --

O'REILLY: Not about Iraq.

CHRETIEN: --getting the troops home now --


CHRETIEN: --and getting the military recruiters out of the school.

O'REILLY: Mr. Chretien, Mr. Chretien.

CHRETIEN: So if you're up for that --

O'REILLY: No, no, look.

CHRETIEN: -- we're happy to have you. We won't back down. Will you?

O'REILLY: All right, why would I debate someone like you who keeps deflecting the issue into Iraq? This wasn't about Iraq.

CHRETIEN: Where do you think they go once they get recruited, Bill?

O'REILLY: It was about denying the military access to your schools. That's what it was about.

CHRETIEN: That's right.

O'REILLY: You deflected into Iraq. I'm not going to debate somebody like you who won't even stay on point.


CHRETIEN: Come on, Bill, don't back down. Come to San Francisco and debate us.

O'REILLY: Mr. Chretien, look, if I thought you were going to debate the war on terror in an honest way, I'd kick your butt up and down the street.

CHRETIEN: OK, bring it on, as the president said.

O'REILLY: But all you want to do is put on a dog and pony show with your little left-wing moon friends.

So, the manly Bill could kick Chretien's butt up and down the street if he wasn't washing his hair that night. Dad was right; the loudest bullies are the biggest cowards.

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