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(Gawker)   Say what you will about Bill O'Reilly, but no one half-apologizes like this guy   (gawker.com) divider line 86
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2012-07-03 12:55:45 PM
Pompous ass O'Reilly thinks he is never wrong, since he is the smartest man in America. You can't explain that.
 
2012-07-03 01:13:35 PM
I like Bill because he DOES IT LIVE. He WRITES IT, and DOES IT LIVE.
 
2012-07-03 01:14:52 PM
Loofah out loud
 
2012-07-03 01:18:13 PM
no one half-apologizes like this guy

He can half-ass it, since he's such a halfwit.
 
2012-07-03 01:19:34 PM
For someone so ugly, you don't look half bad. is that like a half-apology?
 
2012-07-03 01:20:04 PM
how does one exactly 'half-ass' something?
If there were only half an ass, wouldn't that ass be dead?
It would require its upper half for blood to come from the brain, food manipulation and movement.
The lower half would help to maintain the upper half and without it blood loss would be critical if not fatal.
 
2012-07-03 01:20:17 PM
"It's a tax"

"I'm an idiot if that's true!"

. . .

"Well I may be an idiot, but only because there was no way to know it was a tax!"

That's class.
 
2012-07-03 01:20:17 PM
It is amusing how many people think they know more about Constitutional law than Supreme Court justices.

Now obviously, the SC itself disagrees on some points here, but most of the yammering gasbags going on about this bullshiat aren't lawyers, much less lawyers who specialize in the Constitution.

It's too bad you're not required by news organizations to demonstrate your knowledge of a subject (by, for example, having a college degree in it, at least) before you can open your gaping piehole about it. That would probably slow stuff down. You want to be the first people on the air when you're misinforming the public. Can't have anybody scooping you on shiat that didn't actually happen.
 
2012-07-03 01:21:08 PM
Wow, he really can't bring himself to say he was wrong. What an ass.
 
2012-07-03 01:23:43 PM
He does enjoys rubbing falafel on people too!

falafelfactor.home.comcast.net
 
2012-07-03 01:24:58 PM

Smelly Pirate Hooker: much less lawyers who specialize in the Constitution.



And knowing the Constitution means you'll never do things to contradict it! For example, there's no such thing as a Constitutional lawyer who becomes President and assassinates US citizens with flying robots.
 
2012-07-03 01:26:15 PM
least he made an attempt, I would imagine most pompous anchors wouldn't even bring it up if they were wrong.

/trying to imagine what it would have been like if Olberman tried and do something like this. This situation is the reason I am sad he is off the air.
//other than that CYA
///slashies
////I long for a reincarnation of Long Duck Dong
 
2012-07-03 01:32:07 PM
and of course, turns it into an opportunity to talk about evil MediaMatters
 
2012-07-03 01:32:18 PM

Jake Havechek: Pompous ass O'Reilly thinks he is never wrong, since he is the smartest man in America. You can't explain that.


I don't trust Harvard-educated East Coast intellectuals.
 
2012-07-03 01:32:53 PM
Let me guess. He says something like "I guess I'm an idiot because I never would have guessed the court would make such an unconscionable error."

*checks*

"I'm not really sorry, but I am a man of my word, so I apologize for not factoring in the John Roberts situation," O'Reilly said. "Truthfully, I never in a million years would thought the chief justice would go beyond the scope of the commerce clause to date and into taxation. I may be an idiot for not considering that."

Yep.
 
2012-07-03 01:33:31 PM

Heathen: least he made an attempt, I would imagine most pompous anchors wouldn't even bring it up if they were wrong.

/trying to imagine what it would have been like if Olberman tried and do something like this. This situation is the reason I am sad he is off the air.
//other than that CYA
///slashies
////I long for a reincarnation of Long Duck Dong


He got called on it by another media outlet and pissed on them for bringing it up. His attempt was prompted by others and half-assed. No credit for him for anything.
 
2012-07-03 01:34:18 PM
he basically said he would say it and he said it... just didn't mean a word of it... kind of like when you force a kid to say sorry...
 
2012-07-03 01:37:04 PM

you are a puppet: Loofah out loud


The word is, "falafel."
 
2012-07-03 01:37:35 PM
Bill O'Reilly doesn't apologize. He settles out of court.
 
2012-07-03 01:39:17 PM

Smelly Pirate Hooker: It is amusing how many people think they know more about Constitutional law than Supreme Court justices.


Just because the SCOTUS ruled it constitutional doesn't make it so.
 
2012-07-03 01:39:51 PM
I wouldn't call that an attempt at an apology as much as a "fark you" to everyone who called him on him being a retard.

/I guess someone must call that an apology. Not me,
 
2012-07-03 01:40:43 PM

manimal2878: Wow, he really can't bring himself to say he was wrong. What an ass.


Jake Havechek: Pompous ass O'Reilly thinks he is never wrong, since he is the smartest man in America. You can't explain that.


Yeah, he's basically like every farker on every message board on the Internet. This behavior comes as a total surprise.
 
2012-07-03 01:41:17 PM
I remember a show (not that I watch him, but the segment was reported elsewhere) where he was slamming some high-school about allowing a speaker to talk about drugs realistically (speaker was of course anti-drug but admitted that drugs are pleasurable which is why so many people become users).

Anyway, he had two students on - one who supported Bill's message (that the speaker shouldn't have been allowed) and a student whose point was that the speaker was highly effective and it was good he spoke on campus.

The "pro speaker" kid got his chance and proceeded to own O'Reilly using QUOTES FROM O'REILLY'S OWN BOOK.

O'Reilly's response? He called the kid a "pinhead". Quite the rebuttal, Billy-bob!
 
2012-07-03 01:44:07 PM
Link

Here's the link to O'Reilly getting owned by a teenager.
 
2012-07-03 01:44:17 PM

Embden.Meyerhof: Smelly Pirate Hooker: much less lawyers who specialize in the Constitution.


And knowing the Constitution means you'll never do things to contradict it! For example, there's no such thing as a Constitutional lawyer who becomes President and assassinates US citizens with flying robots.


Don't remember the right of not to get taken out by drones...stop making things up. And of course these individuals were just everyday soccer moms right-o?
 
2012-07-03 01:48:06 PM

skrame: manimal2878: Wow, he really can't bring himself to say he was wrong. What an ass.

Jake Havechek: Pompous ass O'Reilly thinks he is never wrong, since he is the smartest man in America. You can't explain that.

Yeah, he's basically like every farker on every message board on the Internet. This behavior comes as a total surprise.


It would seem you're including yourself..."every farker"? That's quite the admission.
 
2012-07-03 01:51:58 PM

Embden.Meyerhof: Smelly Pirate Hooker:
President and assassinates US citizens with flying robots.


When you say it like that, I am totally ok with it!

/flying robots can do no wrong
//even when assassinating US citizens
 
2012-07-03 01:52:43 PM

Embden.Meyerhof: Smelly Pirate Hooker: much less lawyers who specialize in the Constitution.


And knowing the Constitution means you'll never do things to contradict it! For example, there's no such thing as a Constitutional lawyer who becomes President and assassinates US citizens with flying robots.


they aren't citizens if they're guilty of committing terrorist and treasonous acts against the state. they relinquish their citizenship voluntarily when they choose to go down that road.
 
2012-07-03 01:56:07 PM

skrame: Yeah, he's basically like every farker on every message board on the Internet.


... And we are done here.
 
2012-07-03 01:57:27 PM
I'm kind of amazed that people even go on his show any more. They're presumably invited on because they know something about something, then he just interrupts and lectures them. I guess being on any show is exposure, but what kind of exposure are people expecting by being interrupted and lectured?
 
2012-07-03 01:58:37 PM

Embden.Meyerhof: For example, there's no such thing as a Constitutional lawyer who becomes President and assassinates US citizens with flying robots.


Well, when you put it that way....

I mean you left out the whole part after "citizens", you know, the part that reads "who have publicly renounced their citizenship, and actively engaged in war against the United States, while aiding and abetting and arming those who would kill her loyal citizens" part.

What's the penalty for treason, again?

And when Gee Dubya declared the "Global War on Terrorism" and said that America's military reach encompassed the entire globe in the service of said war, you couldn't imagine that it might involve killing some bad guys? If you did, you were equally incensed then right?

Oh. but you're upset that it was done via "flying robots". Gotcha.

What the difference between dead? Carpet bomb, sniper bullet, piano wire garrote, flame thrower, rocket, cruise missile, drone-based rocket, what's the difference? Dead's dead.

Oh, right. The Sheriff has a D after his name.

(Bet you thought I was going to say he's a Ni-Bong, didn't you?)
 
2012-07-03 01:58:51 PM

Fuggin Bizzy: Smelly Pirate Hooker: It is amusing how many people think they know more about Constitutional law than Supreme Court justices.

Just because the SCOTUS ruled it constitutional doesn't make it so.


t1.gstatic.com
"it's more of a guideline than an actual rule"
 
2012-07-03 01:59:20 PM

DaCaptain19: skrame: manimal2878: Wow, he really can't bring himself to say he was wrong. What an ass.

Jake Havechek: Pompous ass O'Reilly thinks he is never wrong, since he is the smartest man in America. You can't explain that.

Yeah, he's basically like every farker on every message board on the Internet. This behavior comes as a total surprise.

It would seem you're including yourself..."every farker"? That's quite the admission.


Looking down your nose at others FAIL!
 
2012-07-03 02:08:24 PM
What was he wrong about? That it would get struck down but it actually narrowly escaped exactly that. Whoah. He mispredicted a SCOTUS call. Whoah.
 
2012-07-03 02:11:40 PM
Repugnant TV pundit fails to be properly contrite on air?

You can't explain that.
 
2012-07-03 02:11:53 PM

Fiction Fan: I like Bill because he DOES IT LIVE. He WRITES IT, and DOES IT LIVE.


Too bad the farkin' thing sucks.
 
2012-07-03 02:13:10 PM

Smelly Pirate Hooker: t is amusing how many people think they know more about Constitutional law than Supreme Court justices.


Except that the SCOTUS justices often make partisan rulings that completely ignore the text of the Constitution in order to justify the expansion of government power. One does not need to be a Constitutional scholar to call bullshiat on such antics.

A prime example is the "reasonable suspicion" standard, which the court blatantly pulled out of their asses in Terry v. Ohio. I defy you to find the words "reasonable suspicion" in the Constitution.
 
2012-07-03 02:15:04 PM
If he were ever to apologize, he would immediately lose most of his viewers. Thoughtful, intelligent people don't watch Bill O'Reilly - people watch him to re-enforce their conservative value system, and he does this in a (mostly) calm and efficient manner.

Complaining about Billy O being an irrational douche is like going to church and complaining that, statistically, prayers have no effect on outcome. You simply don't understand the product being provided.
 
2012-07-03 02:16:36 PM
People still watch him? Hell, some of the most conservative people I know think he's an idiot.
 
2012-07-03 02:22:47 PM

skrame: Yeah, he's basically like every farker on every message board on the Internet.


Bullshiat. Bill O'Reilly just talks about using falafel as a sex toy. I'm out there doing it.
 
2012-07-03 02:25:20 PM
i feel bad for him.

he's a lost soul, swimming in a fish bowl.
 
2012-07-03 02:25:35 PM

clyph: A prime example is the "reasonable suspicion" standard, which the court blatantly pulled out of their asses in Terry v. Ohio. I defy you to find the words "reasonable suspicion" in the Constitution.


Sheesh, you're an ass.

You remind me of my sister, who during my father's litigious estate proceedings (we had no liquid assets, and the heirs were demanding cash, when all we had was mortgaged real estate), called me one night and screamed at me for over an hour culminating in this accusation "You are taking food out of my children's mouths! I only have three thousand dollars in the bank, but I will spend it all to make you give me what's mine!"

We've since reconciled, but she says to this day "I never said I was going to sue you". (Although she and my other siblings did, three times, losing every time.)

Lesson? Words have consequences beyond their explicit meaning.

You are protected from "unreasonable searches and seizures" by the text of the Constitution. It does not explicitly say the some searches and seizures are in fact reasonable, but that follows from the language. So, once it is established that some searches and seizures are reasonable, where does one draw the line? And who draws that line?

The Supreme Court, that's who. (Until and unless Congress legislates otherwise.)

This simple lesson in the plain meaning of the English language and Constitutional construction is provided as a courtesy to those uninformed people who think the Constitution grants rights, rather than limits powers.

Class dismissed.
 
2012-07-03 02:26:12 PM

clyph: A prime example is the "reasonable suspicion" standard, which the court blatantly pulled out of their asses in Terry v. Ohio. I defy you to find the words "reasonable suspicion" in the Constitution.


Neither are the words "peanut butter" but no one is throwing me in jail for eating it. The power of the Constitution is not limited to its literal words.

Strict constructionists conservatives have had 200+ years to change the Constitution to remove the right of judicial review. It's too late to complain now, just because it's not going the way you want it.
 
2012-07-03 02:26:17 PM

JackieRabbit: People still watch him? Hell, some of the most conservative people I know think he's an idiot.


Unfortunately, he's arguably the #2 most influential person in media, behind Rush Limbaugh. And it's not even all that arguable. Check his ratings.
 
2012-07-03 02:27:33 PM

semiotix: skrame: Yeah, he's basically like every farker on every message board on the Internet.

Bullshiat. Bill O'Reilly just talks about using falafel as a sex toy. I'm out there doing it.


win.
 
2012-07-03 02:28:48 PM
I can't tell if he's better at self-fellating or self-martyrdom. That clip made me ill.
 
2012-07-03 02:29:49 PM
He cracked me up a couple of years ago when he had Barney Frank on. Basically telling him that he is everything that is wrong with America and the human race.
And then he ends it with "and no offense to mister Frank".
 
2012-07-03 02:30:23 PM

Fiction Fan: I like Bill because he DOES IT LIVE. He WRITES IT, and DOES IT LIVE.


I LOL'd. Good one.
 
2012-07-03 02:35:06 PM

Hobodeluxe: Embden.Meyerhof: Smelly Pirate Hooker: much less lawyers who specialize in the Constitution.


And knowing the Constitution means you'll never do things to contradict it! For example, there's no such thing as a Constitutional lawyer who becomes President and assassinates US citizens with flying robots.

they aren't citizens if they're guilty of committing terrorist and treasonous acts against the state. they relinquish their citizenship voluntarily when they choose to go down that road.


And who gets to decide what those acts are? I caulks just as easily call them from fighters.
 
2012-07-03 02:46:10 PM

FelixInt: JackieRabbit: People still watch him? Hell, some of the most conservative people I know think he's an idiot.

Unfortunately, he's arguably the #2 most influential person in media, behind Rush Limbaugh. And it's not even all that arguable. Check his ratings.


Rating don't equal influence.

If they did, we could say that the cast of 60 Minutes is hugely more influential than O'Reilly - they get around 8 million viewers while O'Reilly gets 3.5 million.

Link

Then there's the Bachelorette...hell, even the Big Balls on "Wipeout" double O'Reilly's viewers.

John Henson - More Influential Than Bill O'Reilly
 
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