He has done precisely what was predicted. He now blames the Democrats for the shootings in Arizona and says that the accused shooter, Jared Lee Loughner, has the support of the Democratic Party.
O'Reilly says, "The merchants of hate who are peddling this stuff should be accountable." You're right, Bill, you should be accountable. And, we're doing it.
O'Reilly refers to the people criticizing him with, "That was the exploitation of the murders for political means." We can turn around that same phrase to describe O'Reilly: The exploitation of political means for the murders.
All of the right-wing pundits and commentators are saying, as predicted, that the right-wing guns and violence imagery aimed at Democrats did not in any way affect Loughner's motivation. They say there is not evidence of that.
The fact that they removed these images right after a shooting in which they are clearly inciting violence by gunfire is just coincidence, I guess.
The proper question to the right-wing commentators saying there's no evidence Loughner was influenced by right-wing guns and violence images and rhetoric is: Where is the evidence that he wasn't?
We'll be waiting for them to answer that question for a long, long time.