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Hey, Bill O'Reilly: Put up or shut up

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No wonder it is that liberals like MoveOn, / the Campaign for America's Future and Daily Kos want advertisers to back off Fox News. Bill O'Reilly has been calling Daily Kos a hate site that is no different from Klan and Nazi sites. O'Reilly's proof of liberal hate equal to that of the Nazis and Klan? The following comments from Daily Kos:

"The world would be better off without him." (regarding return of Tony Snow's cancer) "The pope is a primate." "Evangelicals are nut cases." "Better luck next time." (regarding a failed assassination of Vice President Cheney in Afghanistan) "Some attacks against coalition forces in Iraq are legitimate."
But wait. O'Reilly also has two photos to prove how much DailyKos is like the Nazis. Lat week O'Reilly showed the first photo of President Bush buggering an animal. Obviously, the photo was doctored. Then, after days of hype, O'Reilly revealed his coup de grace. A photo that he said was the vilest imaginable and proved how much Daily Kos was full of hate. Here's the photo. That's it. That's O'Reilly's proof that Daily Kos is so full of hate that it is no different from the Klan and Nazis. Is Bill so far gone that he doesn't know the difference between sophomoric satire and the likes of or Does O'Reilly really think that a poorly done photo in very poor taste is more vile than If so, then O'Reilly must have lost his grip as much as Pat Robertson who said
"Just like what Nazi Germany did to the Jews, so liberal America is now doing to the evangelical Christians. It's no different. It is the same thing. It is happening all over again. It is the Democratic Congress, the liberal-based media and the homosexuals who want to destroy the Christians. Wholesale abuse and discrimination and the worst bigotry directed toward any group in America today. More terrible than anything suffered by any minority in history."
Evangelical Christians are suffering at the hands of liberals more than the Jews suffered under the Nazis? Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell have suffered more than Afro-Americans? Daily Kos is as full of hate as the Klan and Nazis? I will kiss Bill O'Reilly's a$$ on live television if he can show - not tell - that major liberal politicos, preachers or pundits say stupid $#!+ like:
"My only regret with Timothy McVeigh is he did not go to the New York Times Building."
Lest Ann Coulter be taken in jest, she responded to a reporter's inquiry by saying:
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"Of course I regret it. I should have added, 'after everyone had left the building except the editors and reporters.'"
Obscure professor Ward Churchill dared to compare World Trade Center victims to "little Eichmanns." O'Reilly said that
"Churchill called them Nazis. For that he deserves to be shunned forever."
As O'Reilly said: "Hate is hate, sir." Yes, Bill, hate is hate and enough is enough. Your hate, right wing hate, left wing hate, no wing hate: hate is hate and doesn't get any prettier ever how you dress it up. So, put up or shut up, Bill. So far you have drawn solely from comments posted by readers or relatively unknown bloggers. I double dog dare you to match the quotes I've collected into a manuscript entitled "In Their Own Words: Crazy Crap Conservatives Say." There are hundreds of amazingly arrogant and mean things that prominent conservatives feel free to openly express. I haven't had a team of Google monkeys searching readers comments to find questionable comments and boorishly doctored photos. Right out in the open are hundreds of outrageous conservative quotes that would get any prominent liberal fried. For example, just imagine if Ward Churchill had said his only problem with McVeigh had been that he hadn't blown up Fox News. Churchill foolishly compared WTC victims to being like Eichmann. He didn't say that he wished that al-Qaeda had flown to Times Square and taken out Fox News. Yet Churchill is to be shunned forever while Ann Coulter is frequently welcomed on the O'Reilly Factor. Imagine a major moderate or liberal preacher saying something like
"We're fighting against humanism, we're fighting against liberalism...we are fighting against all the systems of Satan that are destroying our nation today...our battle is with Satan himself."
Jerry Falwell could get away saying that. A humanist wouldn't have stood a chance of saying that conservatives were in league with the devil without catching living hell. Nor could have a prominent humanist or progressive Christian have safely said
"The strategy against the American radical left should be the same as General Douglas MacArthur employed against the Japanese in the Pacific...bypass their strongholds, surround them, isolate them, bombard them, then blast the individuals out of their power bunkers with hand-to-hand combat. The battle for Iwo Jima was not pleasant, but our troops won it. The battle to regain the soul of America won't be pleasant either, but we will win it."
But Pat Robertson could and did. Brother Pat also got to say about the U.S. State Department that
"Maybe we need a very small nuke thrown off on Foggy Bottom to shake things up."
Show me where a major American liberal has said something like that, Bill, without having a visit from the authorities. Or show me where a prominent liberal has said
"I'm thinking about killing Michael Moore, and I'm wondering if I could kill him myself, or if I would need to hire somebody to do it. No, I think I could. I think he could be looking me in the eye, you know, and I could just be choking the life out -- is this wrong?"
That was Clear Channel radio and now CNN Headline News host Glenn Beck. What if that had been Michael Moore saying that on allegedly liberal CNN about Rush Limbaugh? So, this is the offer, Bill. Show me solid evidence of where modern prominent liberals have said as many equally hateful statements as have prominent conservatives, and I'll kiss your a$$ on live television. Oh, by the way, Bill, you asked what's the difference between David Duke and Daily Kos? Since you seem to be having difficulty sorting out reality, allow me to try to explain. Among other things, the Klan's man Duke ran as a Republican in Louisiana. And when asked about Duke being a Republican, Newt Gingrich said "We're a party of inclusion." Just know that what the Republicans are to real inclusion, you are to fair and balanced journalism.

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