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i gotta stop watching bill o'reilly and fox news!  

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O.K, I gotta stop watching Fox, Bill O'Reilly, and Sean Hannity! But if I do, how would I ever have clear and convincing evidence that pure unadulterated racist ignorance exists disguised as "fair and balanced" reporting?

I've just seen two segments from tonight's O'Reilly's Factor. The first segment, of course, was more Obama bashing - so what's new? Absolutely NOTHING! During this segment, one Republican woman - white of course; and one Obama guessed it - were having it out with O'Reilly trying to be the mediator. Anyway - sorry, didn't catch their names - but the segment was spent undermining African Americans supporting Obama. Yes, you guessed it! Those of us supporting Obama are only doing so because he's Black! The Republican, and O'Reilly, continued to discount the evidence that Obama has garnered support from people across color and gender lines. Hey! It ain't many of us in Utah, Alaska, OR Iowa! And ain't no way he could have the popular, delegate, and superdelegate votes if we were the only folks voting! But, that didn't matter to these two numb-skulls (The Repub and O'Reilly)! But get this, my Republican gendered-sister said that (and I paraphrase) that the race issue was going to kill the Democrats because they divide along racial lines and talk about it! And that's the reason the Republican Party doesn't have that problem. As my kids say OMG! OMG! And as I say WTF!

So, I should have turned. Right? NOOOOO, not me! The Obama-bashing was over so what else could they do? Well, just before O'Reilly broke for commercial he showed a YouTube video of a high school dance in Memphis. Yeah, you guessed it (if you haven't seen it already) - the teenagers were gyrating, bumping, grinding, and simulating sexual acts on the dance floor. When he comes back from commercial, he has the Interim Superintendent of Memphis Schools as a guest. O'Reilly begins to tell this man that there's something wrong with the school...something wrong with the students! And THAT something has been wrong with both for a very long time. He badgers the superintendent - then shows more of the video. O'Reilly then continues to and all but calls for the principal's head on a platter. And of course, the students seen were Black. The superintendent is Black. The principal is Black. D*MN!!!

Now, I'm not going to find the video to watch it again or post it here. Just won't add more fuel to the fire for the folks in Memphis. But, I have no doubt that they will take the appropriate and necessary steps to deal with what is not only embarrassing but certainly infuriating. If they were mine - there would certainly be some real a*s whooping going on! But, I am providing a link to the list of companies advertising on Fox provided by Eddie Griffin; because this O'Reilly segment is yet another illustration of this network's continued racist reporting! It was not only NOT NEWS but also NOT NECESSARY! Oh yeah, that link also has a petition if you're interested.

Perhaps Mr. O'Reilly could hook the Memphis School Officials up with some of their counterparts who have experience embarrassing acts at the hands of their student. I am sure that officials from the schools listed below have resolved all of the problems they may have had with their students.

Moses Lake, Wash. Two students and one teacher killed, one other wounded when 14-year-old Barry Loukaitis opened fire on his algebra class.

Bethel, Alaska. Principal and one student killed, two others wounded by Evan Ramsey, 16.

Pearl, Miss. Two students killed and seven wounded by Luke Woodham, 16, who was also accused of killing his mother. He and his friends were said to be outcasts who worshiped Satan.

West Paducah, Ky. Three students killed, five wounded by Michael Carneal, 14, as they participated in a prayer circle at Heath High School.

Stamps, Ark. Two students wounded. Colt Todd, 14, was hiding in the woods when he shot the students as they stood in the parking lot.

Jonesboro, Ark. Four students and one teacher killed, ten others wounded outside as Westside Middle School emptied during a false fire alarm. Mitchell Johnson, 13, and Andrew Golden, 11, shot at their classmates and teachers from the woods.

Edinboro, Pa. One teacher, John Gillette, killed, two students wounded at a dance at James W. Parker Middle School. Andrew Wurst, 14, was charged.

Springfield, Ore. Two students killed, 22 others wounded in the cafeteria at Thurston High School by 15-year-old Kip Kinkel. Kinkel had been arrested and released a day earlier for bringing a gun to school. His parents were later found dead at home.

Littleton, Colo. 14 students (including killers) and one teacher killed, 23 others wounded at Columbine High School in the nation's deadliest school shooting. Eric Harris, 18, and Dylan Klebold, 17, had plotted for a year to kill at least 500 and blow up their school. At the end of their hour-long rampage, they turned their guns on themselves.

Fort Gibson, Okla. Four students wounded as Seth Trickey, 13, opened fire with a 9mm semiautomatic handgun at Fort Gibson Middle School.

Lake Worth, Fla. One teacher, Barry Grunow, shot and killed at Lake Worth Middle School by Nate Brazill, 13, with .25-caliber semiautomatic pistol on the last day of classes.

Santee, Calif. Two killed and 13 wounded by Charles Andrew Williams, 15, firing from a bathroom at Santana High School.

Williamsport, Pa. Elizabeth Catherine Bush, 14, wounded student Kimberly Marchese in the cafeteria of Bishop Neumann High School; she was depressed and frequently teased.

Granite Hills, Calif. One teacher and three students wounded by Jason Hoffman, 18, at Granite Hills High School. A policeman shot and wounded Hoffman.

Caro, Mich. Chris Buschbacher, 17, took two hostages at the Caro Learning Center before killing himself.

Red Lion, Pa. James Sheets, 14, killed principal Eugene Segro of Red Lion Area Junior High School before killing himself.
Cold Spring, Minn. Two students are killed at Rocori High School by John Jason McLaughlin, 15.

Red Lake, Minn.Jeff Weise, 16, killed grandfather and companion, then arrived at school where he killed a teacher, a security guard, 5 students, and finally himself, leaving a total of 10 dead.

Essex, Vt. Christopher Williams, 27, looking for his ex-girlfriend at Essex Elementary School, shot two teachers, killing one and wounding another. Before going to the school, he had killed the ex-girlfriend's mother.

Bailey, Colo. Adult male held six students hostage at Platte Canyon High School and then shot and killed Emily Keyes, 16, and himself.

Cazenovia, Wis. A 15-year-old student shot and killed Weston School principal John Klang.

Tacoma, Wash. Douglas Chanthabouly, 18, shot fellow student Samnang Kok, 17, in the hallway of Henry Foss High School.

Oxnard, California. A 14-year-old boy shot a student at E.O. Green Junior High School causing the 15-year-old victim to be brain dead.

Obliged to you for hearing me, and now old Sojourner('s Place) ain't got nothing more to say. ~~SjP

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My Sister who speaks only the truth, I quit watching O'reilly & Sean the idiot Hannity along time ago. I'm not fixin' to end up in prison.

I luv it when white folks tell me that the only reason I am voting for the great Senator Obama is based on the fact that I AM BLACK, HE IS BLACK.

My response, "Oh is that right? So what you're telling me is that the only reason you are Voting for HRC and John McCain is that YOU are White and THEY are White?"

Huh-- I can't hear them speaking?

That comment right there is never followed up with a rational sense of reply.

Have a Flawless Day My Friend!
My asthma is allowing me to breathe once again....ahhhh

May 13, 2008 at 2:07 PM

Ms. are so on point with this one!

I have never seen a Bill O'Reilly episode and probably never will...I just cannot allow my blood pressure to be raised over his stupidity and one-sided views...

May 13, 2008 at 2:37 PM

VickiLynn - you got bail money?

MsMarvalus - you got some meds?

Cause, I think I'm gonna need both if I don't stop!


May 13, 2008 at 3:54 PM

Thank you for watching, so we don't have to.

May 13, 2008 at 8:50 PM

Honjii-much obliged for your visit to SjP's and you're welcome. SjP

May 13, 2008 at 11:11 PM

Watching Riley and his ilk are asking for a stroke. All he does is push his racist agenda. As for the video I caught it last week and I think that it is wrong the way that people are focusing on the race of the kids involved rather than the overt sexuality of western culture. Those kids were behaving as society taught them to behave. Almost everywhere you turn sex without responsibility is glorified.

May 14, 2008 at 12:32 AM

Couldn't agree with you more, Renee. Couldn't agree with you more! SjP

May 14, 2008 at 12:53 AM

You're stronger than I am. I normally don't watch FAUX news ....I'd have to be heavily medicated to tolerate that nonsense. I do make exceptions when someone is scheduled to be on that will go head to head with O'Lielly which is rare.

May 14, 2008 at 2:54 PM

I don't watch any news channels. It's depressing. My life is too full and blessed to be contaminated with negativity just for the sake of being aware. I'll find out eventually. ;)

Perhaps your anxiety is an internal alarm. I would disconnect for a while, or maybe longer.

May 17, 2008 at 5:35 PM

Believer - you certainly have a valid point, and one that I will certainly consider. But, I watch the news - even Fox - not merely to be aware but more importantly to know when to take cover...don't want to be rescued eventually if I can help it.


May 17, 2008 at 10:14 PM

"...don't want to be rescued eventually if I can help it."


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