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Posted: 9/29/2004 1:38:57 PM EST
I don't know whether to flame the guy, or thank him

Just because I sent an email to him criticizing him for his disrespect of our president (during his recent interview), he called me a "right-wing, bomb-thrower"

WTF?

He's talking to the Leader of the Free World, and he treats the interview as if he were swapping stories with Michael Moore or something.

Very disrespectful, in my view, and I had to say so.

Bomb-thrower?

I dont think so

Right-winger?

Guilty
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 1:44:07 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 1:45:44 PM EST
oh that was you.

I personally dont see why a citizen (not military) can't chat with the president like he is just one of us.

He works for us.
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 1:49:03 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 1:49:28 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 1:50:17 PM EST
I've noticed that President Bush seems more approachable and at ease or more personable than most other presidents have been. I think that's a good thing as it makes him more down to earth than Mr Stiff-Neck.
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 1:50:57 PM EST
I agree.
I thought his manners were lacking.

A little respect is in order.

O'Reilly to the President:

"C'mon!"

That was embarrassing.
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 1:50:59 PM EST
so you think it was over the top to criticize him?

maybe so, but I just thought he was pompous about it, and came across as "I'm bill fucking Oreilly"

Plus, the story wasn't The Factor but what the man had to say on issues/the campaign
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 1:52:34 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/29/2004 1:54:11 PM EST by FLAL1A]

Originally Posted By Mak762:
oh that was you.

I personally dont see why a citizen (not military) can't chat with the president like he is just one of us.

He works for us.



That's true, but he's the guy we've agreed to trust with the safety of our selves and our families in areas of operation over which we are powerless. He's entitled to some respect. I stand up when a man 30 years older than I enters a room; I wouldn't talk to the president as I would to the guy on the next bar stool, even if (God forbid) the president were John Kerry. Now, if he put his feet up, cracked a beer, and said "FLAL1A, it's just you and me. Let's talk straight," I'd have no problem saying "Mr. President, I think you're a dumbass and you're screwing up badly. Here's why." If he didn't say "Let's talk straight," I'd say "Mr. President, I have some problems with some of your policies, and I'd like to explain them to you."
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 1:55:14 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 1:55:48 PM EST

Originally Posted By Cincinnatus:
I agree.
I thought his manners were lacking.

A little respect is in order.

O'Reilly to the President:

"C'mon!"

That was embarrassing.



Respect --------- maybe a little
but he works for the American people -- he is not royalty.
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 1:57:44 PM EST
I would be honored if Billy-boy called me a "right-wing, bomb-thrower".
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 2:00:35 PM EST
True.
But the interview made me uncomfortable.
My wife noticed too.
We cringed at his manner.

I don't think that the President need to be treated as royalty, but I DO think he should be treated with a slight degree of formality.
It's the classy thing to do.

You call ambassadors "exellency", you call bishops "your emminence", you call older women "ma'am".

It's what makes us different from the savages.
Culture, class, Western Civ, Chivalry.

It's called being a gentleman.
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 2:03:58 PM EST
Whatever happened to having some repsect and self-dignity in certain situations??

Some people just have to act informal. Just to prove a point. It's stupid.

It's like people who won't dress appropriately for a funeral, wedding, etc......

It's like people who think they can act however, and do what ever, and say whatever they want, irregardless of the situation.

Link Posted: 9/29/2004 2:04:55 PM EST

Originally Posted By Cincinnatus:
True.
But the interview made me uncomfortable.
My wife noticed too.
We cringed at his manner.

I don't think that the President need to be treated as royalty, but I DO think he should be treated with a slight degree of formality.
It's the classy thing to do.

You call ambassadors "exellency", you call bishops "your emminence", you call older women "ma'am".

It's what makes us different from the savages.
Culture, class, Western Civ, Chivalry.

It's called being a gentleman.



BINGO. Cincinnatus is my new hero. This Cincinnatus, I mean. The old Cincinnatus has always been one of my heroes.
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 2:05:25 PM EST

Originally Posted By redfisher:
I don't know whether to flame the guy, or thank him

Just because I sent an email to him criticizing him for his disrespect of our president (during his recent interview), he called me a "right-wing, bomb-thrower"

WTF?

He's talking to the Leader of the Free World, and he treats the interview as if he were swapping stories with Michael Moore or something.

Very disrespectful, in my view, and I had to say so.

Bomb-thrower?

I dont think so

Right-winger?

Guilty



He's an assclown that is ate up with himself !
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 2:07:13 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/29/2004 2:07:32 PM EST by mcgrubbs]
I call all females ma'am.

It's just simpler that way.
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 2:12:36 PM EST
Bill O'Reilly is a self-absorbed salesman and the product he is selling is himself.

He is not, I repeat, NOT conservative.
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 2:24:51 PM EST
Bill O'Reilly is a self-absorbed indignation peddler.

Congrats on getting his attention.
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 2:27:30 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/29/2004 2:29:05 PM EST by Sub-MOA]

Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:
Bill O'Reilly is a self-absorbed salesman and the product he is selling is himself.

He is not, I repeat, NOT conservative.



+1

90% of the ideology O'Reilly spouts is worse than the most pernicious lefty humanistic crap. I have more respect for Dan Rather. At least Rather doesn't pretend to be something he isn't.

I guess what really bugs me about O'Reilly is his knack of treating EVERYONE like a brain damaged child.

Pfft! Fuck that lefty shitbird. Just another reason not to turn the TV on.

Link Posted: 9/29/2004 2:28:30 PM EST

Originally Posted By Cincinnatus:
True.
But the interview made me uncomfortable.
My wife noticed too.
We cringed at his manner.

I don't think that the President need to be treated as royalty, but I DO think he should be treated with a slight degree of formality.
It's the classy thing to do.

You call ambassadors "exellency", you call bishops "your emminence", you call older women "ma'am".

It's what makes us different from the savages.
Culture, class, Western Civ, Chivalry.

It's called being a gentleman.


Agreed
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 3:33:58 PM EST

Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:
Bill O'Reilly is a self-absorbed salesman and the product he is selling is himself.

He is not, I repeat, NOT conservative.



+1

Except he is a terrible salesman since he is losing his audience like crazy right now.

Don't let "The Leprechaun" get to you (credit to Michael Savage).
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 3:39:30 PM EST

Originally Posted By Sub-MOA:

I guess what really bugs me about O'Reilly is his knack of treating EVERYONE like a brain damaged child.




Those are the words I have been searching for. I happen to like Michael Savage even though he is a raging lunatic and I often dissagree with him. Thing is....savage is a raging lunatic, but he doesn't talk down to you and doesn't pretend like he needs to hold your hand. He is entertainment and knows it. O'reily, on the other hand, has this attitude that if he wasn't there to hold your hand and wipe your ass, you'd shit your pants and die hungry sitting in a corner.
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 3:41:10 PM EST
If it wasn't for Bills ego well, there wouldn't be any....Bill
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 4:01:39 PM EST
Did any of you guys see 60 minutes with the O'Reilly interview? There were several issues that had a very leftist view.
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 4:13:36 PM EST
HAHA, I just heard him read your email. You're a celebrity now!

He called you a "kool-aid conservative"
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 4:15:25 PM EST
I'm Bill O'reilly. Bitch!!!
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 4:35:55 PM EST
I thought OReillys interview was EXCELLENT.

I had no problem with the "tone" of the interview.

Yes, hes the President - but he's a public servant.

The office is due respect, the man should answer our questions.

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