Just for shits & giggles, I wandered over to Media Matters for America and browsed the list of Bill O’Reilly’s bullshit claims. I would advise you to avoid doing so if you are easily angered, because that mother-fucker… I’ll let his words do the talking (then I’ll do some talking)…
"Viagra is used to help a medical condition -- that's why it's covered. Birth control is not a medical condition, it is a choice. Why should I or anybody else have to pay for other people's choices?"
That gem is from July 17, 2008, on The O’Reilly Factor, while discussing health insurance companies covering Viagra but not birth control. Unfortunately for O’Reilly’s accuracy, various international health organizations have, in fact, defined contraception as a medical necessity.
"[Sen. Barack] Obama must condemn organizations like MoveOn and the Daily Kos if he truly wants to run without a race component. These are the people that are dividing Americans along racial lines. It is not a stretch to say MoveOn is the new Klan."
From July 23, 2008, again on The O’Reilly Factor. Actually, Bill, it’s quite a big fucking stretch. On one hand you have The Klan, a group born out of the post-Civil War racism of the South that advocates white supremacy & uses terrorist tactics to suppress the civil liberties of others. The Klan has lynched people, erected burning crosses on front lawns, and physically assaulted un-affiliated Americans since 1865. On the other hand you have Moveon.org, a non-profit progressive advocacy group born out of the Clinton impeachment fiasco that promotes public understanding of political issues. Moveon.org has created poignant commercials criticizing the current Administration, raised money for Democratic candidates nationwide, and published two books on modern political issues since 1999. Big fucking difference.
"But it's an amazing amount of kids involved with this -- 20 -- in an affluent school district. This isn't, you know, the inner city; you would think that these kids would have some kind of a values system."
On June 10th, 2008, again on his stupid fucking “news” show, this is how he responded to a story about seven ninth-graders at Pascack Valley High School in New Jersey that were suspended for distributing topless photographs of their classmates. Apparently, only rich folks teach their children about morality and “values”. Us po’ kids gotta’ learn that shit on the street!
What a dick. He’s a dick squared, even.