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(Mediaite)   Confronted by a Fox News analyst literally holding Obama's plan in her hand, O'Reilly admits he was wron-haha no, he moves the goalposts   (mediaite.com) divider line 144
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2013-03-06 10:23:07 PM
How can a man that stupid be paid millions of dollars for his opinion?
 
2013-03-06 11:36:13 PM

NewportBarGuy: How can a man that stupid be paid millions of dollars for his opinion?


api.ning.com
 
2013-03-07 12:01:01 AM
Still keeping us infromed.
 
2013-03-07 12:01:42 AM

NewportBarGuy: How can a man that stupid be paid millions of dollars for his opinion?


Because it sells.

News Networks are not really news. Just like Professional Wrestling is Sports-Entertainment, news networks are News-Entertainment. There is a little bit of truth here and there, but at the end of the day, its all a work used to get people to pay money.
 
2013-03-07 12:02:16 AM
When O'Reilly said, "this is where you and I will never agree," Powers shot back, "Because I use facts?"

Is it really worth arguing with conservatives when they don't value facts?
 
2013-03-07 12:05:09 AM

NewportBarGuy: How can a man that stupid be paid millions of dollars for his opinion?


This is why.
 
2013-03-07 12:06:49 AM

spongeboob: When O'Reilly said, "this is where you and I will never agree," Powers shot back, "Because I use facts?"

Is it really worth arguing with conservatives when they don't value facts?


The sad thing? The gal is going to be luck to have a job after this. Worse? The cuts proposed were used until recently as PROOF that Obama was the Debbil Himself by the same folks who are now chanting the new "truth."
 
2013-03-07 12:07:56 AM

cman: Because it sells.

News Networks are not really news. Just like Professional Wrestling is Sports-Entertainment, news networks are News-Entertainment. There is a little bit of truth here and there, but at the end of the day, its all a work used to get people to pay money.


How f*king sad is that? Newsfotainment, I swear to f*ck, I've never been happier since cutting the umbilical cord. They provide absolutely no pertinent data. It's all a bunch of bullsh*t. They talk merely to hear themselves talk.

I can glean more from Google News and Fark than from these assholes. WHY DO PEOPLE GIVE THEM MONEY? They are f*cking idiots.

The same people who pay to watch FOX and b*tch about crackheads... Just ironic. It's the same addiction.
 
2013-03-07 12:10:27 AM

PacManDreaming: This is why.


That might be the worst song in the history of ever. OF EVER!
 
2013-03-07 12:13:26 AM
Bill O'Reilly has never been wrong about anything.  Just ask Bill O'Reilly.
 
2013-03-07 12:13:46 AM

NewportBarGuy: cman: Because it sells.

News Networks are not really news. Just like Professional Wrestling is Sports-Entertainment, news networks are News-Entertainment. There is a little bit of truth here and there, but at the end of the day, its all a work used to get people to pay money.

How f*king sad is that? Newsfotainment, I swear to f*ck, I've never been happier since cutting the umbilical cord. They provide absolutely no pertinent data. It's all a bunch of bullsh*t. They talk merely to hear themselves talk.

I can glean more from Google News and Fark than from these assholes. WHY DO PEOPLE GIVE THEM MONEY? They are f*cking idiots.

The same people who pay to watch FOX and b*tch about crackheads... Just ironic. It's the same addiction.


Americans like to see people act like idiots. Why do you think Snooki is so popular? Because she is as dumb as paint.

Real serious networks that tried to do some good like CurrentTV end up losing at the end because it is not entertaining as MSNBC.
 
2013-03-07 12:18:27 AM
So I take it there is now an opening for news analyst at fox for not towing the party line?

Ah, agitprop.
 
2013-03-07 12:19:52 AM

hubiestubert: spongeboob: When O'Reilly said, "this is where you and I will never agree," Powers shot back, "Because I use facts?"

Is it really worth arguing with conservatives when they don't value facts?

The sad thing? The gal is going to be luck to have a job after this. Worse? The cuts proposed were used until recently as PROOF that Obama was the Debbil Himself by the same folks who are now chanting the new "truth."


It makes me long for Revolutionary France these days, sad as it is.  But that would certainly fix things.
 
2013-03-07 12:20:00 AM

cman: Real serious networks that tried to do some good like CurrentTV end up losing at the end because it is not entertaining as MSNBC.


Because the American populace is f*cking retarded. We've proven that point time and time again.
 
2013-03-07 12:22:23 AM
And on his next show, he will parse her words, change the context of his own words, alter the focus of the argument and completely abandon his original point, content in knowing that his viewers are so farking stupid that they will believe that he was right all along.
 
2013-03-07 12:30:55 AM
Hey, Bill-O Douche-- tell us again how the American soldiers massacred the German prisoners at Malmedy.
 
2013-03-07 12:35:21 AM

Speaker2Animals: Hey, Bill-O Douche-- tell us again how the American soldiers massacred the German prisoners at Malmedy.


When American soldiers killed Nazis taken Prisoner, they deserved it.

Frankly, I can't imagine coming across an atrocity like Dachau and not summarily executing the people involved in it's perpetration.

One of the best movie scenes I've ever seen.
 
2013-03-07 12:42:41 AM
This was 100% staged.

Just like trolls on fark, they always mess up. Saying he's just a 'simple man' was the giveaway. This appeals to his base perfectly. "Facts don't matter I know what I feel."
 
2013-03-07 12:58:23 AM
My guess is this is all part of a Fox News pivot.  I'm sure that they see the writing on the wall regarding the future of the GOP.
 
2013-03-07 01:18:10 AM
I'll go one further.  Not only was it staged and a pivot.  It's also matched like WWE event.
 
2013-03-07 01:21:48 AM

justtray: This was 100% staged.

Just like trolls on fark, they always mess up. Saying he's just a 'simple man' was the giveaway. This appeals to his base perfectly. "Facts don't matter I know what I feel."


That's pretty standard faux humility from Bill-O.  He does that a lot.  The message he's trying to send is: I'm super smart

It's like Michael Jordan saying he's OK at basketball.
 
2013-03-07 01:31:35 AM

Elandriel: My guess is this is all part of a Fox News pivot.


not a snowballs chance in hell
 
2013-03-07 01:35:38 AM
 
2013-03-07 01:47:42 AM

justtray: This was 100% staged.

Just like trolls on fark, they always mess up. Saying he's just a 'simple man' was the giveaway. This appeals to his base perfectly. "Facts don't matter I know what I feel."


I thought he was claiming to be a Peabody Award winning journalist?
 
2013-03-07 02:04:41 AM

NewportBarGuy: cman: Because it sells.

News Networks are not really news. Just like Professional Wrestling is Sports-Entertainment, news networks are News-Entertainment. There is a little bit of truth here and there, but at the end of the day, its all a work used to get people to pay money.

How f*king sad is that? Newsfotainment, I swear to f*ck, I've never been happier since cutting the umbilical cord. They provide absolutely no pertinent data. It's all a bunch of bullsh*t. They talk merely to hear themselves talk.

I can glean more from Google News and Fark than from these assholes. WHY DO PEOPLE GIVE THEM MONEY? They are f*cking idiots.

The same people who pay to watch FOX and b*tch about crackheads... Just ironic. It's the same addiction.


People tune in to what they want to hear. It's the same with all cable news, really. None of them are actually stupid, they know what they are doing and are able to come off as brilliant commentators to their specific audience. To those folks, he stuck it to her, and she had nothing. And I can't explain that.
 
2013-03-07 02:22:18 AM

violentsalvation: People tune in to what they want to hear. It's the same with all cable news, really.


Fox and MSNBC maybe(I don't know since I've never watched MSNBC), but no way with CNN. CNN is now nearly indistinguishable from TMZ or E!. Basically Fox is a full time propaganda/pr machine for the right. MSNBC seems to be the kinda propaganda/pr machine for the left. CNN is for those who want to know what's trending on twitter.
 
2013-03-07 02:38:44 AM

log_jammin: violentsalvation: People tune in to what they want to hear. It's the same with all cable news, really.

Fox and MSNBC maybe(I don't know since I've never watched MSNBC), but no way with CNN. CNN is now nearly indistinguishable from TMZ or E!. Basically Fox is a full time propaganda/pr machine for the right. MSNBC seems to be the kinda propaganda/pr machine for the left. CNN is for those who want to know what's trending on twitter.


Agreed entirely. CNN is sadly now the MTV of news, and when they have real news, I read about it two days earlier on Fark. I guess it works for that audience? I dunno. Sucks because they had bureaus all over the world and so much potential.
 
2013-03-07 03:42:10 AM

NewportBarGuy: How can a man that stupid be paid millions of dollars for his opinion?


I think I've just figured out how to solve my money problems. Quick, someone get me a blunt instrument - I must make myself more stupid!
 
2013-03-07 05:24:09 AM
If this wasn't staged, we'll be seeing followups regarding death threats aimed at the woman within the week.
 
2013-03-07 05:30:37 AM
Jesus. I don't watch O'Reilly and I'm tired of his "I'm a simple man" schtick when he gets caught lying. If it is so common I notice it, how farking willfully ignorant do his followers have to be?

/rhetorical question
 
2013-03-07 05:32:05 AM
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2013-03-07 05:33:21 AM

ib_thinkin: I must make myself more stupid!


Settle down Harrison Bergeron
 
2013-03-07 05:35:52 AM
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2013-03-07 05:38:31 AM

NewportBarGuy: How can a man that stupid be paid millions of dollars for his opinion?


Because he has no shame and is quite good at his job, which is to rile up the base.
 
2013-03-07 06:00:26 AM
Would it be wrong to start praying for the gods to smite this fool with the next mass shooter?
 
2013-03-07 06:02:01 AM
Kirsten Powers? WTF?

Fox News must have told her they have taken her long enough and she was being replaced.
 
2013-03-07 06:19:34 AM

hubiestubert: The sad thing? The gal is going to be luck to have a job after this. Worse? The cuts proposed were used until recently as PROOF that Obama was the Debbil Himself by the same folks who are now chanting the new "truth."

Kirsten Powers has been routinely saying the same thing as O'Reilly. Here is an example:

KIRSTEN POWERS, COLUMNIST, NEW YORK POST: There will be huge impacts. And people being laid off is actually a big deal. It's not good for the economy. If you look at the cuts and what happened to the Defense Department alone what that would do to the economy in terms of the unemployment rate is serious. I don't think that anybody has really laid forth any kind of serious plan. The president's plan doesn't talk about entitlement spending at all and continues to load everything onto the Defense Department. Link

 
2013-03-07 06:19:51 AM
Christ, what an asshole.
 
2013-03-07 06:24:00 AM

NewportBarGuy: How can a man that stupid be paid millions of dollars for his opinion?


Obama doesn't make that much.
 
2013-03-07 06:27:19 AM
Listen, can you give one specific cut Obama has offered that would completely fix the budget? I'm a simple man, I need you to describe in four words or less the cuts Obama will make to fix everything. If you can't do that, then you're lying if you claim he's offered any budget cuts at all.
 
2013-03-07 06:27:54 AM

Delay: Kirsten Powers has been routinely saying the same thing as O'Reilly. Here is an example:

KIRSTEN POWERS, COLUMNIST, NEW YORK POST: [...] I don't think that anybody has really laid forth any kind of serious plan.


Bold for your pleasure.

She's saying that the plan isn't really serious.  The president doesn't mean it; it's just a bargaining chip.

Which is at least a valid position, unlike stating that the president hasn't come up with a specific plan.
 
2013-03-07 06:30:40 AM

andrewagill: She's saying that the plan isn't really serious. The president doesn't mean it; it's just a bargaining chip.


Unlike the GOP's budget that includes defunding an organisation that doesn't bloody exist...

/Snark aimed at her, not you.
 
2013-03-07 06:32:25 AM

violentsalvation: log_jammin: violentsalvation: People tune in to what they want to hear. It's the same with all cable news, really.

Fox and MSNBC maybe(I don't know since I've never watched MSNBC), but no way with CNN. CNN is now nearly indistinguishable from TMZ or E!. Basically Fox is a full time propaganda/pr machine for the right. MSNBC seems to be the kinda propaganda/pr machine for the left. CNN is for those who want to know what's trending on twitter.

Agreed entirely. CNN is sadly now the MTV of news, and when they have real news, I read about it two days earlier on Fark. I guess it works for that audience? I dunno. Sucks because they had bureaus all over the world and so much potential.


CNN was always junk, though not nearly as trashy and vile as it is now (comparing it to MTV is apt). What really put it over the edge was the first gulf war. Ooh streaking jets, flying bombs, splodey stuff, rugged reporters in quasi-military Halloween costumes. We ate that shiat up with a spoon. They have been slowly settling ever deeper into that "reality news" cesspool ever since.

We, the American cable news viewers, created that. We watched.
 
2013-03-07 06:35:47 AM

mediablitz: Jesus. I don't watch O'Reilly and I'm tired of his "I'm a simple man" schtick when he gets caught lying. If it is so common I notice it, how farking willfully ignorant do his followers have to be?

/rhetorical question


The world is a scary place nowadays, and for some people, they long for a simpler time, when things weren't so complicated. The US was the "good guys", the Communists were the "bad guys", and 'shades of grey' were for big city types. Fox News gives those people a return to those simpler times. Fox provides a clear enemy (Democrats and Terrorists), offers up heroes (The US Military, Conservative lawmakers), and provides the 'news' in easy-to-digest news-bites that often come off as folksy or a chat with neighbors.

While Fox News also has shows that provide more complexity to their viewers, those are usually directed towards the "Angry White Man', conspiracy theorists, or simple Racists. But shows like The O'Reilley Factor, Fox & Friends, etc, I believe those are largely targeted at older viewers who pine for a simpler age.
 
2013-03-07 06:42:41 AM
Isn't his schtick having the "No Spin Zone"? I've seen pulsars that spin less then that idiot.
 
2013-03-07 06:47:19 AM

armoredbulldozer: NewportBarGuy: How can a man that stupid be paid millions of dollars for his opinion?

Obama doesn't make that much.


You day job... keep it.
 
2013-03-07 06:47:21 AM
Facts go in. Screaming comes out. Never a miscommunication.
 
2013-03-07 06:55:56 AM
It's a Politics Tab thread coming to life on the small screen
 
2013-03-07 07:00:08 AM
When O'Reilly said, "this is where you and I will never agree," Powers shot back, "Because I use facts?"

You know it's bad when even a fellow Fox correspondent is scoring message-board level snarks against you.
 
2013-03-07 07:02:20 AM

NewportBarGuy: How can a man that stupid be paid millions of dollars for his opinion?


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