<!-- Begin meta tags generated by ORblogs --> </meta name="keywords" content="progressive, liberal, politics, government, edit, language, grammar, accuracy, honesty, clarity, world, news, media" /> </> <!-- End meta tags generated by ORblogs -->> Editor at Large: Oh no! Mr. Bill!

Friday, November 11, 2005

Oh no! Mr. Bill!

This wouldn't have anything to do with your prodigious homophobia, would it, Mr. O'Reilly? Wanting San Francisco - and especially Coit Tower, snicker snicker - blown up by terrorists, simply because San Franciscans voted to ban handgun ownership and military recruiting in their public schools?

Yeah, yeah, we know: radio talk show hosts exaggerate. It's how you whip your ignorant audience into a frenzy and keep them under your spell. But when you suggest that al Qaeda come in and blow a particular city off the map, it goes beyond exaggeration into the realm of terrorist threat. Here are your exact words:

"You know, if I'm the president of the United States, I walk right into Union Square, I set up my little presidential podium and I say, 'Listen, citizens of San Francisco, if you vote against military recruiting, you're not going to get another nickel in federal funds.' Fine. You want to be your own country? Go right ahead. And if al Qaeda comes in here and blows you up, we're not going to do anything about it. We're going to say, look, every other place in America is off limits to you except San Francisco. You want to blow up the Coit Tower? Go ahead."

Yeah, gotta blow that tower up, especially. Wouldn't want any graphic reminders of how prodigious your homophobia is...


(Thanks to the prodigious Eric Dickey.)


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