Monday, February 6, 2017

Time out. Bill O'Reilly called Putin a "killer" to Trump's face the other night, and regrettably, there was no objection from Trump. 

Putin a killer? O'Reilly didn't even specify who Putin killed. George W. Bush invaded Iraq, based on lies, and 268,000 were killed since 2003. That includes combatants whom we were trying to kill and civilians whom we were willing to kill. The figure comes from Iraq Body Count, and I'll provide the link:

  • IBC’s figures are not statistical ‘estimates’ but a record of actual, documented deaths.
  • IBC records solely violent deaths.
And Bill O'Reilly actively supported and aggressively promoted that war. He was the William Randolph Hearst of the Iraq War. Hearst was the newspaper magnate, and someone who was, proportionately, much richer than, say, Donald Trump, who vehemently pushed for war with Spain. And, he eventually got his war, just as O'Reilly got his war. It was O'Reilly who trashed the French for pleading for restraint. He called for changing the term "french fries" to "freedom fries," and he called for a boycott of all French goods. I don't know what they make in France besides wine and champagne, but whatever it is, O'Reilly didn't want you to buy it. 

It was a disgusting time in late 2002/early 2003 in which the media in general, and Fox News in particular, was "all war, all the time" and Bill O'Reilly was their leading spokesman. In this article, Truthout reviews all the help George W. Bush got from journalists, and tops on their list is Bill O'Reilly:

And though O'Reilly eventually went on to say that he was deceived by the Bush administration, has he ever called for the arrest and prosecution of George W. Bush? No, he has not. At least Vincent Bugliosi, whom I revile for his support of the official story of the JFK assassination, called for Bush's arrest and prosecution for mass murder.

Famed Charles Manson prosecutor and three time #1 New York Times bestselling author Vincent Bugliosi has written the most powerful, explosive, and thought-provoking book of his storied career.
In The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder, Bugliosi presents a tight, meticulously researched legal case that puts George W. Bush on trial in an American courtroom for the murder of nearly 4,000 American soldiers fighting the war in Iraq. Bugliosi sets forth the legal architecture and incontrovertible evidence that President Bush took this nation to war in Iraq under false pretenses—a war that has not only caused the deaths of American soldiers but also over 100,000 innocent Iraqi men, women, and children; cost the United States over one trillion dollars thus far with no end in sight; and alienated many American allies in the Western world.
And Bill O'Reilly has the nerve to call Vladimir Putin a killer? Better not invite me on your program, Bill. I won't be nice. 

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