Saturday, March 04, 2006

Maybe Bill O'Reilly Should Stay Away From Telephones Entirely

This is mind-boggling.

If you didn't see it on Countdown, Crooks and Liars has the you-gotta-hear-it-to-believe-it clip. (It says it's slow to load, but mine loaded right away.)

A caller to Bill O'Reilly's radio show asked why he's always picking on Keith Olbermann, and such is Bill's hatred for Keith that Bill hung up. Nothing special there.

But then...

Bill went off on a rant about how callers need to remember that he has their phone numbers and now they'll turned over to "Fox Security" (!) and "this guy's going to be getting a little visit" (!!) and that "Fox Security" will turn listener's numbers over to the "local authorities and they'll be held accountable." (!!!)


As a former prosecutor Keith interviewed pointed out, by saying these things, in fact, Bill broke the law.

The tape of this exchange, which was on O'Reilly's website, was yanked. No surprise.

But wait, there's more. Some Olbermann-friendly callers to O'Reilly's show have reported receiving threatening calls from a man identifying himself as a former cop and now head of Fox Security!

This is illegal, right?

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