December 15, 2009, - 12:10 pm

No Tears for Bill O’Reilly Or “Law & Order” Cretins: A Pox on Both Their Houses

By Debbie Schlussel

Bill O’Reilly is upset that “Law & Order” attacked him on last Thursday’s episode.  Sorry, I don’t sympathize with him.  I only sympathize with Rush Limbaugh, who was also unfairly attacked as causing killings of illegal aliens’ children a/k/a “anchor babies” on the fictional NBC drama.

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Why?  Well, first of all, what goes around comes around.  And here’s a very appropriate equation: Bill O’Reilly = Pot (Kettle + Black). In 2005, Bill O’Reilly, on his failed and now defunct nationally syndicated radio show, defamed the Jews the same way he now claims “Law & Order” defamed him.  When Jews were being expelled from their Gaza homes–where Jews lived off and on for thousands of years amidst various enemy conquerors–O’Reilly had this to say about why Jews live there:

They want cheap land.  The Jews lived there because it was cheap.

This is the same Bill O’Reilly who is now upset that “Law & Order” dialogue describes him as “like a cancer spreading ignorance and hate.”

Hmmm . . . when you tell your audience that Jews are cheap, is that not “spreading ignorance and hate”?

Yep, let’s hear it for Bill O’Reilly’s repeating old anti-Semitic canards about Jews being “cheap” (even though I’d bet most Jews with his multi-million dollar income give far more to charity than he does).  It’s pretty obvious why he’s such a fan of Mel Gibson.

Now, though, I’m supposed to feel sorry that the touchy, thin-skinned, easily-angered FOX News Channel bombast and hypocrite is upset that someone has defamed him.  He had no problem defaming a whole people–a whole ethnic group, a whole religion.  So, I really have no sympathy for him.  Rush, on the other hand, was, indeed, unfairly attacked in the same breath on the “Law and Order” show.  But, ever the more classy and brainy specimen by far, Rush refused to comment on it, on his nationally syndicated radio show.

I feel for Rush and secure-borders conservatives, like you and me, who are the real targets of the “Law & Order” episode. It was an attack on all of us who want our borders secure and want illegal aliens out. We do not encourage murder or anything of the sort. We encourage enforcing the immigration laws on the books.

Then, there’s O’Reilly’s claim on his show that “Law & Order” was once a great show.  Really?  When?  I’ve never liked the show.  I remember, once at my parents’ home, when my mother insisted on watching it, and my dad dismissed it as “very pretentious and left-wing.”  And that was almost two decades ago, when the TV franchise began.  My dad was right on target then and right on target now.  The show hasn’t changed.  It’s always been aimed at dummies who desperately believe they’re smart and highbrow (and gullibly buy into liberal-left politics and outlooks on American life).  Bill O’Reilly just discovered America on this?  It appears so.  And, so, it’s yet another of the many signs we’ve had over the years that he’s one of those dummies who desperately want to believe their brain power is greater than in reality.

The show has always been left-wing and always preachy.  It goes after White people and Jews, who are its frequent villains, with Muslims and illegal aliens as its frequently “wrongly accused” and “unfairly villainized.”  As I told you last year, “Law and Order” producer Dick Wolf admitted that he limits minority criminals on the show–he specifically cited Blacks and Muslims–to only four or five episodes out of a season of 22-24 episodes long.  As I noted then, that’s interesting, since 83% of criminals–esp. 83% of criminals in New York, where the show takes place–are not White people.

That didn’t bother Bill O’Reilly, enough for him to mention it on his show.

And, earlier this year, Wolf told the media in Britain that his “fantasy wish” was to create a “Law and Order” spin-off set in a Muslim country.

That didn’t bother Bill O’Reilly, either.

So, since Bill O’Reilly has never been bothered by “Law and Order” until now–when he’s been personally attacked, I simply can’t be bothered that he’s bothered.

Frankly, one could do a show about either “Law and Order” far-left producer Dick Wolf or his equally unsympathetic, fake conservative counterpart at FOX News channel, Mr. O’Reilly.  And, either way, this title would be accurate:   “Flaw & Disorder.”

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In its early years it was just a crime procedural show that told good crime-solving stories but then it veered into becoming a preachy left-wing political drama disguised as a crime procedural show. And the villains on L&0 and its spin-offs are nothing like real-life villains. To depict real-life crime would be politically incorrect and we can’t have that in Hollywood. (Incidentally, that’s why its having low ratings and looks set to be cancelled after a record 18 seasons.) I don’t much care for Bill O’Reilly’s hypocrisy and the real point isn’t that he was targeted but rather that leftists and liberals practice the censorship of which they accuse the Right. They leave out perspectives and situations that don’t fit into their worldview. They don’t depict the real America in Hollywood movies or for that matter in TV Land.

NormanF on December 15, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    Michael Moriarty has slammed this vicious show. The producer, Rene Balcer, is a big, big leftist (and anti-Semite) as is Dick Wolf. Time to shut the show down. It has not been good in many years.

    JJ: It was never good. And whether or not Bill O’Reilly was slammed on it is a distinction without a difference. DS

    JulieJ on December 15, 2009 at 3:31 pm

OK, you believe O’Reilly holds anti-semitic views. You hate Sean Hannity, who you have stated pals around with neo-Nazi anti-semities. And you also dislike Glenn Beck. You also criticized Rupert Murdoch from allowing an Arab to buy significant shares in News Corp., which you claim has caused FOX News to slant pro-Muslim.

Anyone on FOX News, or anyone of cable news for that matter, whom you respect? How about Greta? I believe she’s a scientologist – any anti-semitic skeletons in her closet?

J: “You believe,” “you claim,” blah, blah, blah. Sorry, but these are all facts. If you don’t want to face facts, why would you read this site? Bill O’Reilly said those things. Do you think calling Jews “cheap” isn’t anti-Semitic? Do you think it’s okay that Glenn Beck repeatedly pushes us on the fakery that most Muslims are moderate and puts on extremist Muslims, who aren’t moderate as “moderates? Do you think it’s okay that he repeatedly promotes Hezbollah’s best friend in Congress, Darrell Issa, as a hero? Do you think it’s okay that FOX News changed its news coverage of Muslim riots in France to “civilian” riots because Prince Al-Waleed called Rupert Murdoch and a half-hour later they softened their coverage? It’s not me “claiming” it. Prince AlWaleed reported it to a Murdoch-owned newspaper. Greta and Vannity BOTH gave long interviews to James Traficant to spew his anti-Israel, anti-Semitic garbage. And Vannity did, in fact, pal around with Neo-Nazi Hal Turner, whom he repeatedly had on his show, gave his private cell number to, defended on the net, and gave a tour of FOX News with his son. I didn’t make these things up. They happened.

WAKE. THE. HECK. UP.

Fox News is only slightly better than MSNBC and CNN, because they know people like you are so gullible and desperate that they will accept just barely better than the worst. You are naive, indeed. This site is for critical thinkers who look at the facts and challenge their views, not for the desperately gullible who ingest automatically whatever FOX News feeds them as the heroic gospel. I suppose you also believe FOX News’ corporate position endorsing global warming theories, too, and I’m not allowed to criticize that either? DS

jayeeegee on December 15, 2009 at 1:27 pm

The real agenda here is to smear conservative talk radio so that the Hollywood left can help Barry Soetoro implement his full Amnesty plan for Illegals.

Debbie is right about O’Reilly who just last night called anyone that disagrees with his opinions on Obama “haters”. He specifically called out the right wing ideologs that watch his show as “haters”.

O’Reilly is no friend to those of us that believe in a secure border and enforcing our immigration laws.This is a quote from his show 7-23-2004:”You do the guest worker program that Bush has instituted. And if you stay out of trouble and get a job, you can work toward legalization. Most Americans are OK with that.”

He flip flopped after that show due to the massive email he received from outraged viewers but he still believes in giving criminals amnesty.He constantly gives traitor Juan Hernandez air time on his show.

O’Reilly is a phony that tries to hide his elitist left views by saying he is an independent. What a bunch of BS. He is a leftist that tried to become a conservative to boost his ratings.

Proof of this is that he always panders to minorities like Al Sharpton who is a frequent guest on his show. I believe O’Reilly suffers from white guilt like the rest of state controlled media. He should be embarrassed for giving that thug time on his show to spout his racist propaganda.

The Rockefeller elite use smear tactics to reign in one of their own and O’Reilly is one of New World Order Elite.Expect him to capitulate and go soft on the borders when Barry introduces his amnesty plan into congress.

SD: BULL’S EYE. You get it. DS

ScottyDog on December 15, 2009 at 1:38 pm

Debbie’s point is conservatives shouldn’t take everything at face value, even when it comes from “our” side. Its human nature to want to believe all the guys on the Right wear white hats. Life is a good deal more complicated than that and the truth of the matter is the conservative movement is lost in the political wilderness and embracing its dark side is a sign of desperation – not a sign of strength. We need to have faith in our principles and to do the right thing and to admit some people aren’t desirable to have either representing us or as allies. We’ll be the stronger for it when we’re self-critical and think and make our judgments based on the truth, not on fantasies or wishful thinking. When we do, as Debbie noted in her response to ScottyD, we will finally do “get” it.

NormanF on December 15, 2009 at 1:53 pm

[Debbie - This site is for critical thinkers who look at the facts and challenge their views]

Amen and Thank you!!!!!

I_AM_ME on December 15, 2009 at 2:11 pm

oreilly is a puke bag always spewing “looking out for you”
Not one mention of the pedophile czar kevin jennings!

Lilly West on December 15, 2009 at 2:19 pm

Mad TV did a pretty funny skit based on CSI China: “We never catch anybody!”

pinandpuller on December 15, 2009 at 2:26 pm

I have read that Bill attends pro Israel fundraisers. I suspect that he had foot in mouth disease that day. I think he gets it on the War on Terror. L & O is a despicable show that slams devout Christians and Jews. It even had an episode in which CHRISTIANS stoned a woman to death! I wish I am making this up. The ugliest permutation of this show is the SVU variation. Time for these shows to tank.

JJ: Another gullible country heard from. You apparently believe everything you read. The “pro-Israel” fundraisers Bill O’Reilly attends are for a far-left organization called, “One Voice,” which morally equivocates Israeli victims and Palestinian terrorists and did a campaign commercial for Palestinian elections featuring Richard Gere and two pro-HAMAS terrorists urging people to go vote. The organization also wants every Palestinian anywhere to have an equal vote with every Israeli and enable them to vote via computer on every single future Israeli policy decision. If that’s “pro-Israel,” who needs HAMAS? WAKE. UP.

Since when is blatant anti-Semitism–calling Jews “cheap”–a “foot in the mouth”? Sorry, but you are just as anti-Semitic as he is if you excuse it this way (whether or not you are Jewish as you claim). I guess you will have to excuse left-wing anti-Semites by saying they had their foot in their mouths on the day they uttered anti-Semitism. Pathetic.

And, uh, where have you been? Law & Order has always been bad–for two decades. Where have you been, and why are you suddenly now supporting it to tank because it attacked Bill “Mel Gibson” O’Reilly? DS

JulieJ on December 15, 2009 at 3:25 pm

Law and Order was always a left wing piece of sh*t. One early program was about Jewelry shot owner who shot 2 black when they ran out of the shop after the robbery. This was based on a non-racial incident in Calgary. The robbers were white. This case was reject by the jury in Calgary in 2 minutes. The program also criticized Rudy Giuliani real law and order plan for New York.. Rich white people make up a miniscule proportion of murderers. Unlike what is shown on law and order.

madman on December 15, 2009 at 3:30 pm

Madman, no TV crime show is realistic. In real life, murder cases don’t get solved in an hour and the vast majority of murderers are minorities. But you can’t show that on TV and rich white people are a safer target. And it plays on the meme that “money is the root of all evil.”

Yeah, sure.

NormanF on December 15, 2009 at 4:59 pm

I always thought potato head was just a fence-sitter, always taking the path of least resistance to the easy money.

Pile On O'Reilly on December 15, 2009 at 5:34 pm

O’Reilly is less of a journalist than he is a self serving egotist. His “Looking out for the folks” repetitive phrase is a rhetorical device to disguise his “looking out for his career, cash flow and book sales”.

He’s clearly an elitist of the “east coast” variety, pedantic, and generally relies on his bombast and 120 decibel (threshold of pain level) arguing technique (accompanied by feigned outrage) with the likes of Barney Frank and his ilk, to bring people in to see what he’ll do next. He’s vapid, shallow and so full of himself that I’m sure his blue eyes will turn brown from the content of his head in time.

As far as I’m concerned, Billy boy is a blowhard who rides the weathervane, with little substance, and of late, even less ability to cover up his elitist, diatribes as “moderate”. I still can’t for the life of me figure out why the far left hates him as they do- he’s clearly one of their own in method, reasoning and looking down his nose at the world.

I’d bet most of his “number one for 8 years” in his time slot on cable news, is simply from all those lefties who tune in to get their blood pressure and idiotic blogging urges to both be reckoned on the Richter Scale.

Mistress_Dee on December 15, 2009 at 6:03 pm

I can’t remember the specifics, but I thought I remembered that O’Reilly made some kind of nitwit trip to the Mideast a few years ago in a hostage situation and made inappropriate overtures and concessions to the Arabs.

Actions speak louder than words. Attendance at a couple of pro-Israel functions, if true (and there’s great latitude in the definition of ‘pro-Israel’) does not negate his actions. If he does engage in modest pro-Israel activities, that makes his betrayal of Jews all the worse, because he has gained misplaced credibility.

We really got a lesson in the opportunism of these media people; Lou Dobbs, who appeared to be against illegal immigration for years has suddenly changed his mind. It shows that he was an opportunist both before and after. O’Reilly does not have any convictions except O’Reilly. The fact that his anti-Semitism is likely motivated by opportunism does not make it any better.

L: You are correct. O’Reilly sent his producers to Saudi Arabia and helped the Saudis forever keep an American woman’s children. And you are right on target about his “convictions.” But on anti-Semitism, I believe he’s genuine. You can’t fake that. DS

Little Al on December 15, 2009 at 6:17 pm

I would’ve thought Bill O’Reilly would’ve learned from Al Franken what happens when you gripe too much about a pest. All you do is give it too much publicity.

Richard on December 15, 2009 at 8:24 pm

I don’t think Bill O’Reilly is happy about this post.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tJjNVVwRCY

CaliforniaScreaming on December 15, 2009 at 9:05 pm

CaliforniaScreaming on December 15, 2009 at 9:05 pm

WOW! What an utter______________________ (fill in whatever pejorative you’re thinking, because it’s probably appropriate)

I just can’t bring myself to say in public what my brain is thinking about him, so I guess I’ll go with JERK, but even that is way to nice.

Yep, Debbie is right, he got (probably just a tiny bit of) what he deserves.

Whew! How clowns like him and Buchanan ever get to be called “conservative” is beyond me.

yonason on December 15, 2009 at 10:21 pm

Well in this case I have to say that I always liked Law and Order for I learned different things. In this situation I love it now more even I have not watched it for almost two years.

Daniel. on December 15, 2009 at 11:17 pm

Spot on! It is pathetic that Fox has so many lack of talent hacks broadcasting from a station that for now has a chance to get the real word out on defending this country from the Leftists and Islamic Extremists.

Jay on December 16, 2009 at 12:53 am

Now I know why O Reilly has been soft on Obama lately, tonight he said he was invited to a White House Christmas party! Kiss A##s, I am so sick of his comment when Talking about Obummer “just to be fair”
that is weak. It is just as bad as Obama with his “let me be clear” saying.As for Jews being tight that is a myth, I have worked for many different groups and cultures and I found Italians and Irish to be very cheap and tight,just my experience.
O Reilly always goes to his wing man and former liberal Bernie Goldberg,” so Bernie how are the right wingers and talk show hosts behaving?” Like Bernie is some sort of expert,-please!
Enough of that race pimp Al Sharpton, he is always on the show.

Delta George on December 16, 2009 at 2:03 am

Huh, Debbie, I clicked on the link in your article and it took me to your 2008 column. And here’s what I found:

Here’s a quote from your own column in 2008:
“One way Mr. Wolf maintains this consistency is by making most of the victims wealthy white people, which he believes viewers are more interested in watching. He limits the number of shows containing minority victims, including blacks and Muslims, to four or five episodes a season out of 22 to 24.”

Wolf makes most of the VICTIMS wealthy white people. VICTIMS. Not the criminals, the VICTIMS. Get the difference?

So how does it follow that, to quote your column today, that “he limits minority criminals on the show–he specifically cited Blacks and Muslims–to only four or five episodes out of a season of 22-24 episodes?”

Your argument doesn’t make any sense.

Bryan Bell on December 16, 2009 at 6:59 am

what? Jews are Cheap!

Hater4real on December 16, 2009 at 8:44 am

Actually Law & Order was a decent show its first few seasons when Michael Moriarty was the Executive DA. It has become a cesspool the last few seasons (as has its spin offs). As for O’Reilly, I don’t blame him for being ticked off and the fact that the man is a bloviator should not matter. O’Reilly never claimed to be a conservative and he is not a conservative by any stretch – he tends to be more libertarian. There was one episode of Law & Order Criminal Intent which was based on the incident which a Russian was poisoned n London. L & O CI turned into an Israeli Mossad incident and frankly it was borderline anti Semitic.

http://www.tv.com/law-and-order-criminal-intent/30/episode/967360/summary.html

Hannibal on December 16, 2009 at 8:36 pm

“Your argument doesn’t make any sense.” — Bryan Bell on December 16, 2009 at 6:59 am

From what I’ve seen of them, the perps are also rich & white. Admittedly it’s not obvious from the way it’s written, but Debbie is right. The show, for all it’s pretense of realism, isn’t very in several respects, one being the relative frequency of real crimes when compared to what they portray. And that, if I understand her correctly, is her point. It does make sense, though one has to think about it a bit (and have seen it a few times) to realize that.

yonason on December 17, 2009 at 5:53 am

I just saw an episode of Law & Order SVU where they blamed ISRAEL for taking forensic science 20 years back by inventing a way to fake blood DNA. They also stated that every criminal convicted on the base of DNA in the past should be set free now as the DNA was probably faked (due to the Israeli invention).

SK on December 20, 2009 at 8:31 am

Bill O’Reilly IS an elitist – no doubt! Every time I hear him say “the folks” I want to smack him.. He is a condescending educated fool who is starting to be found out by “the folks”.
It seems ironic to me when I hear Rush and Mark Levin on radio speaking about events and the next day billi-boy and Glenn Beck
come up with the same ideas — not classy!

MARY WEINBERGER on February 18, 2010 at 12:35 pm

Hah,right on target Debbie,I ve watched the show a couple times when Angie Harmon was on,but even then you are right it was self serving,pandering and preachy,as much as I liked Angie and still do,I couldn t watch that show…O’Reilly insults us conservatives at every opportunity he has,call us all kinds of hostile names,I watched him at first but then I realized he was a flake,her subs aren t much better,so now he is offended,good for him,he is getting a taste of his own medicine.

Juan on February 3, 2012 at 11:23 pm

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