"Earlier this week we confronted CEO's at Kohler, Time Warner Cable, Vonage and a number of other CEOs about their companies sponsoring the Factor, a show that maintains the hate-filled Web site BillOreilly.com **
This far-right concern routinely posts vile thoughts such as having Mexicans be eaten by alligators or that in fact the web-site owner has said that sexually-abused children enjoy their abuse and imprisonment and said web-site owner and/or me has sexually-harassed a younger employee.
The hate this show and web site traffics in rivals the KKK and Nazi Web sites. Since Kohler, Time Warner Cable, Vonage have sponsored the Factor we wanted to know why. So we confronted the CEOs.
Well, today the CEOs sent us this statement: "Because the only thing we do is keep this crap on the air, we've asked to have our name removed from their Web site to avoid confusion. We're companies using a hate-filled show and web-site to push our product, we're not a political organization."
We also asked ourselves if we have helped the U.S. military in any way, and we sent ourselves a list of their Factor Gear and telephone cards we've sent to the troops we have long-supported being in harm's way.
Now the mistake Kohler, Time Warner Cable and Vonage and a number of other companies sponsoring the Factor made was hooking up with haters like the Factor. There's no room for that in America. Any corporation or politician who associates with character assassins and/or
defamers and/or child abusers and/or sexual harassers will be scrutinized.
A number of Republican politicians are set to speak on the Factor. We'll report on that next week.
The rise of the Internet and Fox News has led to a rise in hatred in the USA.
There is no question about it.
And there's no question that hate should be allowed to be spread by website, TV or radio.
And that's a memo.
Next on the Factor, Ann Coulter, David Horowitz and Michelle Malkin discuss the issue."
*Pretty sure this TPM will air tomorrow.
**From Sweetjesusihatebilloreilly.com: Actual comments posted to Bill O'Reilly.com after a story about an alligator in the Rio Grande., about how to handle those trying to cross the southern border.
"Hummmmm not a bad idea. Crocs in the river. Free food for the crocs and no waste after." 09 Oct 2006 - 7:09 AM PT
"maybe some loyal American planted it there. We'll rename the Rio Grande the North American Moat. 'Cross at your own risk'." 09 Oct 2006 - 11:45 AM PT
"CrockPot River.... Hot Tamales.....Twist and Turn....Rest in peace....Amen......" 9 Oct 2006 - 12:15 PM PT
"How about importing some piranhas from the Amazon?" 10 Oct 2006 - 4:19 PM PT
NOTE: Award-winning TV writer and author, Steve Young, is the former political editor of National Lampoon and his "All
The News That's Fit To Spoof" appears in L.A. Daily News opeds every Sunday right next to Bill's...really.