Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the cloudy, soon to be snow dusted island of Nantucket! Great to be with you on this Thursday morning here on little old Cape Cod–this 26th day of February, 2015–awaiting the storm that has crippled parts of the southern U.S. overnight, turning once warm destinations into frozen turnpikes, devoid of reason or rhyme…
Sounds like FOX “news” now don’t it?
Rachel Maddow, host of “TRMS” (weeknights at nine p.m. sharp, only on MSNBC!), had, as her guest last night, David Corn of “Mother Jones Magazine”, who spoke to the recent threat by TV personality Bill O’Reilly–working as a “newsman” on said FOX channel. The threat came when David exposed the liar, I’m sorry, “Billo the clown” (credit the great Keith Olbermann), take your pick, for his ‘reporting’ irregularities over the decades, especially the one when Bill was allegedly, according to Bill, “covering the Falklands War from the Falkland Islands…”. Going on to tell other whoppers like, “…yeah, I mean I saw guys in El Salvador shooting nuns in the back of the head…”, or, “…I knocked on the door (to the house where a man was held up after the Kennedy assassination; killing himself with a shotgun), of the house where this guy was, when all of a sudden, I heard a shot gun blast…”, his colleague gasping in horror wheezing out the syllables, “…oh my God!”.
Yes, it was David and another author who brought the world that story a week ago and that kind of honesty apparently spooked Billo, sparking this vicious attack, verbally for now, against a fellow journalist and former colleague. A great reporter who does not deserve to be threatened by some bombastic a$$hole who is in love with the sound of his own voice going on to tell a New York Times reporter, “…I expect David Corn to be in the kill zone, where he belongs.” Echoed by his original statement of, “…I’m coming after you with everything I’ve got; you can consider that a threat.”
Were you dropped on your head as a child Bill or just born this way?
In this age of ISIL, Al Qaeda, Russian aggression via a cunning kleptocrat (whom many Republicans secretly admire; once a lowly KGB field agent), yes, in this day and age of social media outrage and innuendo, fear and loathing everywhere one looks–least in the eyes of Rupurt Murdoch, proud owner of FOX. Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, isn’t that right you old scallywag? Arrrghhh matey!–indeed, in this insane world, the last thing we need is to have some lunatic man giving the Irish a bad name, threatening civility and the proposed safety assumed by ALL in our sacred and chosen profession of Journalism. I imagine that if Billo had been threatened by a filthy, liberal tree hugger, he would have been up in arms, ready to rumble as it were, perhaps even taking out a contract on the man? Is this what you mean by a credible threat a$$hole?
Bill O’Reilly who?
p.s., the nuns from El Salvador you lied about, they would like to have a word with you.
PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M