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I served in the US Navy from 2002-08; four of those years were as a Nuclear Propulsion Operator aboard an aircraft carrier. I engage in political activism in various Democratic circles when I am able to. I have a cat, and I am an uncle.

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Sunday, February 6, 2011

OBAMA v. O’REILLY


So, we are in the third quarter of Super Bowl XLV. Our score is Green Bay 21, Pittsburgh 17. Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall recently scored a touchdown on an 8 yard run.

My prediction was looking well through the first half. There is still a lot of football left to play.




So, earlier today Bill O’Reilly interviewed President Barack Obama from The White House


Bill O’Reilly showed that he cannot conduct a competent interview with his constant interrupting and interjecting his own opinions.

This is evidence of the modern political debate that is taking place in this country. President Obama represents those who are sane and calm and willing to engage in a rational debate and uses facts to back up their positions. Bill O’Reiley represents the side that does nothing but make noise without anything to back up their positions.

Reminds me of a quote from Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-NY):

“You are entitled to your own opinion, but you are not entitled to your own facts.”

Maybe O’Reilly should do a little bit of research (a foreign concept for a Fox News propagandist journalist) about how the judicial process works before showing his lack of knowledge about how the American court process works. Twelve federal judges may have ruled that the health care law is unconstitutional, but there is only ONE court that has the final say in constitutional matters: the Supreme Court.

The criticism I have of Obama is that he was not aggressive enough with Fox News calling them out calling the health care bill “ObamaCare.” He did call them out for the demonization of the bill that by claiming that health care is not socialistic idea and how it is not in our country’s best interest to engage in debates that have already taken place and produced an end result.

In the end Bill O’Reilly proved that Fox News despite their ratings is all style without any substance. A high school student conducting this interview for their school's paper would have been more believable than O’Reilly’s feeble attempt.

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