As you probably have heard by now, especially if you follow this blog and watched the Keith Olberman video posted yesterday, many people are placing the blame of Dr. George Tiller’s death on Bill O’Reilly‘s shoulders. At least, blaming him for inciting violence against Dr. Tiller.
Here are a few choice things O’Reilly has said over the years about Dr. Tiller:
- “Tiller the baby killer”
- “blood on his hands”
- “I wouldn’t want to be these people if there is a Judgment Day”
- “If I could get my hands on Tiller…”
Over the past four or five years, it has been documented, Bill O’Reilly referenced Dr. Tiller 29 times! Make that 29 separate episodes of The O’Reilly Factor. At one point, he even sicked favorite ambush journalist, Jesse Watters, on Dr. Tiller, who was forced to call 911.
Of course, Bill O’Reilly was quick to blame “far-left zealots” and “Fox News haters.” While he claims that everything he said about Dr. Tiller was true, it does little to assuage the fact that it’s the number of incidents and the language used that are the real issues. It can also be said that, based on the quotes listed above, O’Reilly included hurtful subjective rhetoric that has no place on a “news” channel, or he is an absolute liar.