Bill “Douchebag” O’Reilly says atheists want to ‘revoke Christmas.’

As per usual Bill O’Reilly’s waging his one-man War!On!Christmas! nonsense again this year. He’s all upset over the fact that the Freedom from Religion Foundation have put a plaque critical of religion in the Washington state capitol alongside of a Nativity scene.

This all came about after the settlement of a lawsuit filed by Christians that resulted in an official state policy allowing the placement of privately sponsored displays in the state capitol to anyone willing to fund them. It’s an either/or situation. Either you prohibit all displays or you permit all displays and the state decided it would accommodate all points of view leading to the FFRF to request and receive permission to have their sign included. Needless to say, O’Reilly’s been damn near just this side of exploding ever since. First he let loose with this lengthy segment wherein he rants and raves about how the governor of the state is a coward for allowing atheists to exercise their First Amendment rights and then he sits down with “Fox and Friends” co-host Gretchen Carlson for a mutual whine fest wherein Gretchen states that she believes atheists should be allowed to exercise their free speech, but not on December 25th and Billo claims that the next thing atheists will want to do is revoke Christmas as a Federal holiday:

I can’t speak for all atheists obviously, but the last thing any of the ones I know want to do is revoke Christmas as a Federal holiday. Are you kidding? Time off paid and an excuse to hang out with relatives eating and drinking too much while giving each other shit we probably don’t really need? I don’t care what the fuck you call it, I’m in like Flynn on that holiday. We’ll just ignore the rituals we don’t like and partake of the ones we do.

Once again proving that at least one or two people at Fox aren’t totally brain dead, I was impressed with the following heated debate over the atheist sign between Billo and Fox legal analyst Megyn Kelly:

Megyn gets it. Legally the FFRF has every right to be there under the terms of the settlement. If the governor had tried to keep them out it surely would have led to yet another lawsuit. Douchebag Billo is fine with that despite the fact that it would be another financial burden during tough economic times and a case the state surely would have lost. Bill doesn’t give a damn about things such as free speech or equal access if it requires that viewpoints he doesn’t like have to be heard. Of course that should be obvious from the fact that he regularly cuts off the mic of guests he’s losing arguments against. Billo doesn’t give a fuck about the rule of law or fairness, he just doesn’t want his sensitive feelings to be hurt by those mean old atheists.

I am now perpard to say that FOX News isn’t ALL bad.

There’s at least one anchor on the FOX News Channel that I can respect and that’s Shep Smith. In addition to challenging Joe the Plumber on the whole “a vote for Obama is a vote for the death of Israel” nonsense, he went on Bill “Douchebag” O’Reilly’s show and explained to him the job of a real journalist as opposed to Sean Hannity or even Billo himself:

I thought the playful jab at O’Reilly at the end was pretty funny and probably truer in intent than Billo realizes. At any rate I’m heartened to see that at least one person reporting the news on FOX is not afraid to be an actual journalist.

Found over on Think Progress.

FOX producer gets a taste of his own medicine.

This was too delicious not to share. It seems a producer for Bill “Douchebag” O’Reilly’s show The O’Reilly Factor attempted to do some ambush journalism on Bill Moyers at the National Conference for Media Reform. Moyer’s handles the situation very well indeed and then when the producer, Porter Barry, attempts to leave several of the other journalists start their own ambush interview of Barry:

It’s always nice to see the schoolyard bullies get a little of what they give out.

Update: Here’s all that Bill “Douchebag” O’Reilly bothered to use on his show from that confrontation:

Compare that to what was recorded above and you’ll see Douchebaggery at its finest taking place. And what the fuck is this bullshit about a Body Language Expert on O’Reilly’s show to analyze the clip? How is that in any way relevant to what was actually fucking said? It’s not, but it’s typical for what O’Reilly tries to pass off as journalism.

 

O’Reilly doesn’t do well on the Letterman show

Last night O’Reilly was on the Letterman show. The segment started amicably, but when O’Reilly started in on his “War on Christmas shtick” things started going down hill for him. Then O’Reilly shifted topics to the war in Iraq. Well, all I can say is that Letterman was beautiful.

The video clip of the segment is on the first link here.