Posts Tagged ‘Fox’

O’Reilly tries to correct Obama with Britain-bashing

April 30, 2009

Bill O’Reilly giddily “corrected” an answer Obama gave during his press conference last night on “The O’Reilly Factor” relating to the torture of detainees in the United States.  Here is the clip.

Thats the biggest projection since Ryus Ultra-Hadoken.

That's the biggest projection since Ryu's Ultra-Hadoken.

For those of you who haven’t seen the above video, I’ll try to give a fair interpretation of what was said by both Obama and O’Reilly.

Obama: Churchill understood that if you start taking intelligence shortcuts by torturing detainees, then that corrodes the character of a country.

O’Reilly: Obama should have used a better example than the British Government.  Afterall, they tortured several members of the Irish Republican Army.

Does Bill O’Reilly think that the average viewer of the O’Reilly Factor is so dumb, that they do not know that Winston Churchill was out of power and even dead by the time things started heating up the IRA in the 1970s?  Clearly Obama was evoking the pedastool that the world puts Churchill on when discussing war and foreign policy, not the actions of the entire history of the British government.

What’s next O’Reilly?  Maybe we can’t fully trust the marriage vows of Gordon Browne because Henry VIII went through so many wives.  Different times, different leaders, different situation.

I’m about to pull a Fox News.  Bill O’Reilly is sympathetic to terrorists.  With a name like O’Reilly and a proven track record of agressive attacks on the Britsh Government’s handling of the terrorist-Nazi-socio-fascist-communists of the IRA, I have to wonder who O’Reilly really pals around with on the weekends.  He’s got his eyes on Northern Ireland.

RWP Rating: Unusual

Is the United States a Christian Nation?

April 7, 2009

What is a Christian nation?

This is a hell of a question to start out this debate.  But it’s the only way that we’ll make any kind of headway.  We have to define our terms before we set out or we’ll just end up in a game of semantics.

I think the best way of answering this is by comparing the United States to other nations around the world.  For example, clearly the United States is more influenced by Christianity than The Netherlands.  We have laws against incest and (in some states) sodomy because of our Christian influence.

However, a nation that is influenced by a group of people doesn’t mean that it is founded on their principles.  For example, would we say that the United States is a White nation?  Of course not.  In fact, that’s a great way of getting your ass kicked.  Even though the founding documents were written by white people, we do not consider ourselves a White nation.

What is a Muslim Nation?

A Muslim nation is a nation where Sharia (Islamic law) is enforced.   Iran, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, and Yemen all enforce Sharia law.  In these communities, religious law is civil and criminal law.  Often, beards must be worn at certain lengths and women must cover their bodies completely or they will face criminal charges from the state.

What about our history?

So do we enforce the Ten Commandments in the Bible?  Have we ever?  The answer is yes and no.  During the days of the Puritans, the United States was a much different country.  Witches were burned at the stake and adulterers were made to bear the infamous A.  But these laws were a distortion of our Constitution.

The First Amendment of the Constitution reads:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Pretty clearly stated.  Our founding fathers escaped religious persecution to establish this nation.  The last thing they wanted to do was create a country that made all the same mistakes their homeland did.  Even though certain communities did adopt some Christian law into their governing arsenal, it turned out pretty terribly.  I think you’ll find few people willing to defend the Salem Witch Trials.

What about the law?

The Christian law never changes.  It was written in the books of the Bible 2000 years ago and there have been few amendments to it since.  However, our founding fathers purposely established this country in a way so that laws could change.  At the will of the people, through their representatives in Congress, we can change the laws by which we live.

Pound of Flesh?

Pound of Flesh?

The founding fathers knew the Bible.  Many of them were Christian.  But they purposely did not establish Christian law as United States law.   Even though many were devout Christians, the governing principles of the nation were purposely establish with no religion in mind.  Even though God/Creator/Supreme Judge is mentioned in some of our founding documents, there is no mention of biblical law or Jesus.

What about the faith of the founding fathers?

Many of the founding fathers were Christians and others were not.  Thomas Jefferson famously ripped every page out of the Bible that involved Jesus doing any type of miracle.  He believed that the supernatural aspects of the Bible distorted the moral teachings.  Jefferson even penned a new ending: rather than Jesus resurrecting from the dead, he is buried in the ground.

We cannot act like our founding fathers spoke in a unified voice.  There was dissension, there were disagreements.  I’m sure many of them thought that we should found a Christian nation.  However, that is not what they gave us.  They gave us a democratic republic.  A democratic republic where the will of the people reigned supreme and not the laws of their former homeland.

Fox Nation attempts to smear Obama

Fox Nation attempts to smear Obama

Conclusion

It’s easy for commentators on Fox News to say we are a Christian nation because we were founded by mostly Christian people.   But it’s not a debate that can take place in the 3-minute rush zone of a TV studio.  We have to address the issue from many facets, define our terms, and somehow explain the rich history of our nation.  The United States may be a nation of Christians, but it was not founded as a Christian nation.

Sean Hannity has never viewed porn, won’t admit to having sex

April 3, 2009

The discussion on Sean Hannity’s “Great American Panel” got a little too risque for its host last night.  When talking about a group of students from the University of Maryland that wanted to run a skin flick at the Student Union, Hannity tried to convince the other panel members that he had never seen porn in his life.

That tongue could be put to better use.

That tongue could be put to better use.

Also disturbing is the Hannity’s refusal to answer if he is a virgin.  Instead of saying no, he says “I have two children.”  That isn’t a “no,” Mr. Hannity.  There is all kinds of science these days that could make your wife get knocked up without your pecker ever penetrating.

Rather than merely admit that he has porked at least one philly during his 47-year-old life, Hannity would have the internet elite speculate on the origin of his two children.  Here’s one for him:  There is no compelling evidence that supports the notion that Hannity has had sex.  Based on what we’ve learned from his show, we can hypothesize that his kids could be the long, lost children of former NBA superstar Shawn Kemp (he’s got plenty already).

RWP Rating: Strange

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White House accidentally gives reporters phone sex line number

April 2, 2009

In a press release regarding the G20 conference in London, the White House accidentally gave reporters a phone sex line number instead of the number for an “on-the-record briefing call with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and National Security Advisor Jim Jones to discuss the NATO summit.”

Maybe it was Hillary on the other end...

Maybe it was Hillary on the other end...

Several media outlets called the number and were asked to enter a credit card number if “they were feeling nasty.”  The White House issued a second press release quickly with the amended phone number.

Fox News, harbingers of everything Fair and Balanced, asked Deputy White House Press Secretary Bill Burton to respond to the mishap.  Burton said, “A corrected phone number on a press release is probably one of the stupider things FOX News has covered lately.”

Fox responded with “Stupid is as Stupid does, Mr. Burton.”  The two are expected to meet each other in the alley sometime after the dismissal bell.

Any bets this was an April Fools joke that Fox is just too stupid to understand?  We had plenty of readers that got fooled by the horse shit we put up yesterday.  Check it out in our April Fools section.

RWP Rating: Strange

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Glenn Beck allegedly sued over 9/12 project

April 1, 2009

Early Wednesday morning, Glenn Beck allegedly received a phone call from the lawyers behind the 9/11 Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing emergency relief during national disasters.  According to preliminary reports, Beck’s Project may require a name change or face legal consequences.

Glenn Beck is super serial.

Glenn Beck is super serial.

Beck recently started a movement called the 9/12 Project.  A melodramatic attempt to capitalize on the worst tragedy in American history, nearly 8 years after the fact.  The name 9/12 refers to the country’s feelings the day after 9/11 as well as 9 principles and 12 values that Beck believes will offend the least number of Fox-watchers while still causing enough criticism to raise his ratings.

The controversey originated when Beck decided to remove one of his 12 values from the organization’s leger.  After defending the bonuses AIG executives received in the last week, Beck made the decision that “Thrift” needed to be removed from his list of 12 values.

After Thrift was removed, the organization had no choice but to fall into the new name The 9/11 Project, creating a conflict with the non-profit.  “It’s Unamerican, what they are doing,” said a spokesperson for Beck. “Personal responsibility is one of our most important values.  These handouts they give, they don’t help anyone.”

Beck could not be reached for comment.  However, a tearful apology or a tearful tirade involving the 9/11 Project is expected on Thursday night’s show.

RWP Rating: Crazy!

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