This headline came across my home page today "O'Reilly calls Olbermann a 'hateful commentator" and still needing my 1st chuckle of the day, I clicked on the humorous headline and found this waiting for me.
Fox's Bill O'Reilly marks no-name's exit
By DAVID BAUDER AP Television Writer The Associated Press
Tuesday, January 25, 2011 5:20 PM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — Bill O'Reilly marked the departure of rival Keith Olbermann from MSNBC, but wouldn't say his name.
The host of "The O'Reilly Factor" on Fox News Channel, a frequent target of Olbermann's barbs, noted on Monday's broadcast that a "hateful commentator" has been replaced by MSNBC.
There was nothing much in the article I hadn't read and was about to close it out when something, caught my eye about the story. An article about the Faux News Commontater "Bill O'Liely" was listed under entertainment news and not real news.
Thanks Charter, I wont even complain about the next rate hike if you keep on getting it right like this.
Um, dude? O'Reilly is not a news show. It is an op-ed show. Ergo, it is an entertainment show.
This is hard to understand why?
Every word out of his mouth is considered to be gospel by large segments of this country, just as Glenn Beck's words are. This is not opinions to these viewers, it's cold hard facts and treated as such. I suppose it makes sense considering how many people would rather be entertained than informed. It appears you can call anything news and alot of people will vote according to current affairs or what ever warped version of them they get fed. At least it doesn't lead to violence, right.
Nonetheless, O'Reilly, Beck, and Rush are all entertainers at their core. Just because someone develops the opinion "it's news" doesn't make it so.
I couldn't agee with more. Now if we could convince the tea baggers of this fact.
Stump, you know full well that the term "tea baggers" is used by the left for no other reason than the sexual connotation. I don't suppose you would consider knocking it off.....
Tea baggers selected this name to identify themselves did they not? The fact that they didn't make the obvious connection is not my fault. And even if I would consider doing what you ask, it wont be the sputnik moment you think it will be.
i'm a loyal republican on the central com. in my county, and serve as an officer there,... and i might add i have to resist the urge to vomit in my mouth and swallow hard more often than not,... take the double entandre as far as you want there,.. and if i have to hear the term tea bagger one more time i'm gona scream,... but mostly i'm tired of hearing it from socialy tone deaf ditto heads who have no idea what the other meaning might be for this term,.... i mean realy,.... could one single neo-con nerd have simply googled this before turning it into a national campaign?????
i'm realy worried some compleet dip shit is gona start an add campaign gainst "blowing our hard earned tax dollars",... we'll be asked to oder specialy printed fans from a website, i'm sure they'll be 9.95 or 2 for 14.95,.... and we'll be enchoraged to mail them to our congressmen and women,... i can hear it now ..... "i blew my senator, have you blown your state rep?"
and yet,.... i'm still a republican,... WOW,... now i'm pissed at me.
Tea Bagger is an obscene and in at least half the cases an innacurate term. I prefer "TeaTard."
i couldnt agree more! if they made a koolaid brand tea-bag, the world would be a more perfect place for ditto heads.
Lmao Jack, thanks for that tirade of sorts. I often wonder myself about the refusal to use at least use google before speaking in public and on the record that is so popular these days. I know most try to be P.C. but what happened to P.C.S., political common sense? There are only two reasons to refer to yourself as tea baggers in my opinion. Either you have spent your entire life in solitary confinement and don't know how the phrase is often used, or you know the secondary use and know that it will become a term of disrespect and keep each side from coming any closer to actually working together for the country as a whole. I'm sure there is a fancy term for that but alas, I was educated in a public school in SC. The textile workers they were busy educating back then didn't need the info or the ability to think for that matter, lol.
Ralph I think tea tard is an insult to respectable tards everywhere. Oh boy, that one's gonna cost me.
Maybe we will knock off calling them tea baggers when Fox changes its name to Fox Entertainment so its clear to said tea baggers that what they are watching is NOT REAL NEWS.
They don't seem to get the distinction.
Nice dodge. The left continues to use this term for no other reason than it was revealed as a homosexual sexual term, choosing to ignore the historical significance of the term Tea Party.
For the record, I'm not crazy about terms such as libtard or Demorats, or other terms slung by the right.
Guess I'm naively hoping for some civility in the discussion. We are a group of writers here, correct? You'd think we could do better.....
Actually, I think the main reason some on the left continue to use the term "teabaggers" is because it's just darn funny. The fact that they themselves coined the term was an early indication of their penchant for saying and doing stupid things. It still fits!
Perhaps they are concerned about more important things than homosexual slang terms....
Concerned about gays in the military - concerned about gay marriage - we know what they obsess about.
Et tu, Doug? Well, at least our leftist friends are united in such lowest common denominator discourse....
Not really. Some of us choose not to use the term. I don't feel it's necessary as a substantial number of tea party members continue to provide fresh foolishness to address.
If the party does something to warrant criticism, then by all means have at it.
All I'm saying is that such low blows are uncalled for, especially among a group of people who should be the best at expressing their views....
I will take your comments seriously as soon as you also address them to those on the forums who use the terms "libturd," "libtard," and "dummycrat."
Keep in mind, the tea partiers coined their own term and are now dealing with the consequences of their own lack of forethought.
If you look back over my posts, I have done exactly that. Name calling has no place if we ever hope to have any sort of relevant discussion.
But for you, pretty panther (because you're the first one to give me a reasonable response), I'll do it again right here and call on my conservative friends on these forums to leave personal slams out of the equation.
And tea partiers, right or wrong, coined the term based on an event of historical significance of our nation. I would not expect anyone to seek out every bastardization of a given term before deciding on it.
And it's not the first time...even AC/DC named their band without knowing that it was also a reference to sexual orientation.
Hey man! Teabagging can be fun for all not just homosexuals.
And I'm sorry but not making fun of them for it is like asking me not to make fun of the Wikileaks Task force (WTF). As far as I am concerned they both totally asked for it.
actually this is the first reference to homosexuality I have heard in connection to tea bagging. Always heard it used in a heterosexual context but I realize a mustache wouldn't get in the way.
MM, do you actually believe that showing the truth to the tea party will change the brand of punch they serve at their get togethers? They have been exposed to lot's of truth and this hasn't changed their minds about the Faux News Opinion Service and it's message from the messiah.
not all republicans drink the koolaid,..... personaly i like my wisky strait and my pooliics realistic,... keep it up stump parrish
What? Another Republican who laughs at the Tea Party and refuses to defend Palin? I thought my husband was the only one!
I'll stick to good rum on the rocks with a twist of lime. The lime allows me to claim that I dont drink my liquor straight.
I to am enjoying the banter and your sense of humor, thanks for stopping by.
I have to agree with Stump on this one.
How can we resist picking up on the name they gave themselves?
Even without the sexual connotation (which I have to admit is spot-on for them as well!), the name truly fits.
If you are a member of the Tea Party you are identifying yourself with tea. You gather your strength from dipping yourself in boiling anger.
Would you prefer we call them tea cups? Tea cup is a very, very, very small dog.
If I were a Republican I'd be pissed, too.
But the word "tea bagger" wouldn't even make my top 10 list of reasons to be pissed at the Tea Party!
Second reference to ditto heads. Does that mean Rush is in your top 20 also?
Yes! Write the hub!! I want to read it!! MM
I think there's definitely psychotropic in the koolaid.
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