In all honesty, I Couldn't' watch the entire video. I ended up skipping over most of it and watching the last 1/4 or so. O'Reilly is mentally ill. That's not just rhetoric. He's seriously a deranged human being who should be committed, not given a platform to spread his illness to others.
Joan held her own. I just wish she hadn't gone on to begin with. I promised I wouldn't do this but I just can't help myself, Joan. I told you so. Nothing can be gained other than legitimizing O'Reilly and Fox News when real democrats agree to appear on air. You aren't going to change any minds. All you're going to do is either give them an opportunity to ambush you or use your appearance as proof that they are fair & balance - which we all know is a farce.
Maybe you can stomach the entire piece, but like I said, I couldn't.
From Jason Linkins:
[Via Media Monitor Jon] Wow. Joan Walsh went on the O'Reilly Factor tonight having publicly vowed to be well-prepared to defend the reproductive rights of women and the legality of Dr. George Tiller's clinical practice, and truly doled out some major ownage without raising her voice or raising the temperature at all. It was an artful performance of talking headery, and what can I say? By the end of their two segments, O'Reilly is reduced to a gibbering, shout-faced wreck. If you need to know how far Walsh pummeled O'Reilly into pure insipidity, wait for the moment where he says to her: "My constitutional rights say I can say what I say, you can say what you say, as vile as you say it, you can say it, and I would never condemn you for saying it. You are misguided, you have blood on your hands because you portrayed this man as a hero."
Right. Bill O'Reilly would never condemn you for speaking your mind, if you don't count the whole YOU ARE VILE and YOU HAVE BLOOD ON YOUR HANDS condemnation part!read more...