Thursday, July 12, 2007

Bill O's "Cultural Strikeout"

An email I received last night around 9:17: "Watch Bill O'Reilly on the repeat tonight at 11 on Fox News if you can. It's the first segment and your blood will boil."

So I set the recorder -- the first time in history I've ever taped Bill-O.

The report in question was described by Bill-O as "The Culture War goes to the ballpark." He seems outraged that a free hat giveaway for the San Diego Padres occurred on the same day as a "Gay Day" at the park, which meant that "thousands of gay adults co-mingled with straight families."

I'll link to the full report if it hits YouTube later today.

"This is social engineering by the Padres," Bill-O told viewers last night, adding in other derogatory comments about the "radical gay agenda."

Memo to Bill: Kids and gays "co-mingle" every day. They teach children at schools all over the country. They read you the news on TV, or drive the school bus, or prepare that dinner at your favorite restaurant. They entertain you. They drive the school bus. They pour that beer for you at the ballpark. They play professional sports.

The subtext here is that "gays are predators and that kids shouldn't be around them." This is outrageous. This is wrong. This is sad.


UPDATE: The video is now up on YouTube. Somewhere in this video, you may even find today's predicted Worst Person in the World, and "her" name isn't Bill. But rest assured: Bill-O still sits comfortably in the Number 2 slot.


JR said...

Bill O'Reilly and the "expert" on family that he had on simply hate. And since when did kissing become sexual contact? Freaking idiots.

Patrick said...

We need to do something. Gay people need to do something ... anything to get this guy off the air. His kind do more damage to our community than most people like to believe. Lots ... LOTS .. of moderate Americans watch this crap and accept his fear mongering as 'common sense'. How can we NOT do something until he gets booted? We've got to do something now. Now!

Tom said...

I agree with Patrick. What can we do?

Emily Litella said...

Even more terrible are the stunts that these padres use to lure impresionable young children into the ir hands like that. I thought those scandals were over already.

Huh? What? Oh, you mean the baseball team? Nevermind.

Bobby M. said...

This is sickening....I just don't get it, except that hatred springs from fear and contempt springs from ignorance...both fear and contempt can be overcome with exposure and knowledge.

So, my fear and contempt for "Papa Bear" can be overcome if I have a beer with him and expose myself to him.....

Frankly, I'd feel better after punching him in the throat.

Sincerely though, openess, information and resolve can change minds and expose ignorant people to the truth, and truth alleviates fear and prejudice.

"Like an unchecked cancer, hate corrodes the personality and eats away its vital unity. Hate destroys a man's sense of values and his objectivity. It causes him to describe the beautiful as ugly and the ugly as beautiful, and to confuse the true with the false and the false with the true."

- Martin Luther King Jr.