The O’Reilly Sucks Blog generally does an interesting job of analyzing some of the garbage that Bill O’Reilly serves up on his Fox News right-wing show, The O’Reilly Factor. Lately, O’Reilly has been on a mission to have the tragic massacre that went down at Fort Hood a terrorist attack. This is being done for two primary reasons: 1. There is increasing hatred toward Muslims in this nation. 2. If he can call it a terrorist attack then he can later use it to attack President Obama. Frankly, I could really care less what it is called. Whether it’s a massacre or it’s called a terrorist attack means little to the victims and their families right now. Those who want to force a label on it, and particularly those who are trying to have it called a terrorist attack, are trying to exploit this horrific crime to score political points against President Obama.
Consider this lengthy passage from The O’Reilly Sucks Blog:
The TPM was called Military Controversy. The Army denies they were given information about Hasan talking to Al Qaeda. Billy said they must do an investigation. Then he declared once again that the Fort Hood shooting was terrorism, who decided it, he did. Hey Billy, what happened to we report you decide. What’s really sad is O’Reilly played a clip of a couple Fox News analysts saying Obama gave a good speech at the memorial, and that it proves they are not biased against Obama. What a fricking joke, that does not cancel out the other 99% of the time Fox attacks Obama.
Then Dick Morris was on to discuss it. The crazy Dick Morris claims that the Fort Hood shooting was a terrorist attack, and that it happened under Obama so he is done. What a massive idiot he is, it was one man, in the military. It was not a terrorist attack, and anyone who says it is needs to be locked up in a padded room. A terrorist attack is on civilians, this was a man in the military attacking other people in the military. It’s insane to call it a terrorist attack, the man was in the U.S. military for Gods sake.
These right-wing fools like Dick Morris are actually blaming Obama, Morris said Obama allowed it to happen because he is soft on terror. When this guy Hasan joined the military when Bush was the President, and the military is supposed to police their own people, the President has nothing to do with who the military sign up. Obama has nothing to do with it, yet here you have Dick Morris saying it’s Obama’s fault. This is insanity, and O’Reilly let that fool sit there and blame it on Obama. They should call him Dick (Beck) Morris, it was just ridiculous. The people to blame are in the military and the FBI, they let this guy Hasan go on about his business when they knew he could be trouble, so they are to blame not Obama.
Then O’Reilly had Sally Quinn on to discuss the Fort Hood shooting even more. O’Reilly spent the entire segment trying to force her to call it a terrorist act. She would not do it, and said it was complicated. Then at the very end of the segment Billy finally got her to say it was a terrorist act. But she said it in a sarcastic way, just to make O’Reilly happy, she was not being serious, and she was laughing as she said it. Then in the next segment with Ralph Nader O’Reilly said he got Sally quinn to admit it was a terrorist act, and he was serious, when she only admittted it in a sarcastic way, and she was not being serious. She said we should wait until the military and the FBI decide he is a terrorist, Billy said we already know he is, and 90% of the people watching him do too.
Billy had Ralph Nader on to discuss politics and terrorism. Billy asked Nader about the Fort Hood shooting, he wanted to know if Nader would call it terrorism. Nader said he will not call it a terrorist act, he called it a massacre, and said he will let the military decide what it is. O’Reilly is calling it a terrorist attack. Then Nader told O’Reilly he was not invited on to talk about terrorism, he was invited on to talk about his new book. So Billy tried to do a bait and switch on Nader and he would not fall for it. Then O’Reilly asked him again about the Fort Hood shooting, and Nader said he will only call it a massacre.
O’Reilly would not let it go, and kept talking about the Fort Hood shooting, even though Nader said he was not invited on to talk about it. Billy said Nader was dodging the issue, then repeated that statement 2 or 3 times trying to force Nader to answer him, and Nader got a little mad. Then he brought up how O’Reilly was wrong about Iraq, and that led to thousands of innocent people getting killed, so Billy admitted he was wrong and changed the subject real fast, then he told Nader to go ahead and talk about his book. Stupid O’Reilly tried to pull a bait and switch on Nader and he would not bite, haha, good for you Ralph. More guests should do what he did when O’Jackass pulls his bait and switch tricks.
This is an attempt by O’Reilly and his fellow conservatives to begin to build their case for attack President Obama by exploiting this tragedy at Fort Hood. It is deplorable for these conservatives to use this horrible crime for their own partisan purposes.