Monday, November 05, 2007

The Protocols of the Unlearned Elders of O'Reilly (A Healthy Reminder)

FOX NEWS UNIVERSE (An L.L.C.)--Bill must think he has it good with all the hotties working at Fox News, but he surely knows he can't flirt with, hit on them, and probably shouldn't even legitimately ask them for a date (loofah). Yes, he thinks he has it good, but take a looky at Bill...he's a bad drawing from Hanna-Barbera Studios (circa 1964), isn't he? No, it isn't because he's older, either. Was he ever young? NO. He looked like a fat-faced moron back in 1975 too. But one might deduce that he never grew-up emotionally. Neither have his loyal viewers.

Looking like a badly drawn version of Barney Rubble has it's perks, however. Losers like Bill feel sorry for him, those other badly drawn people called 'conservatives.' Fool me once--shame on you. Fool me twice--shame on me. What kind of moron is a person who can claim a lifetime of being fooled? A mainstream conservative...or anyone in middle management. Besides being utterly humiliated by his own behavior directed towards former producer Andrea Mackris (who is a very beautiful Greek-American woman, incidentally), he made some comments on comedian and senatorial candidate from Minnesota, Al Franken, and they're equally creepy.

As most readers probably know by now, Franken has been a thorn in the side of the right-wing media for some time and writes periodically on their idiocy (an easy job, really) in bestselling-books, as well as having a radio show on Air America, etc. . He's also one of the the few American entertainers who has performed before our troops for the USO, gratis. Before and during 2004, Franken had done a pretty good job of belittling Fox News, O'Reilly, and similar human oddities. So he likes easy targets...

Apparently, Bill O'Reilly took it personally, and viewed Franken as a highly-effective threat to the ideology and objectives of the neocons and their sundry co-conspirators...namely those within the White House. How do we know this? From the Mackris affidavit, and it's a facet of the whole affair that got very little coverage. One might ask themselves why, but the answer would probably be similar to why we're in Iraq right now (the media are co-conspirators). On April 13th, 2004, when President Bush's approval ratings were still floating on a wave of fear thanks to the attacks of September 11th, 2001, O'Reilly said this to Mackris about Al Franken:

If you cross FOX NEWS CHANNEL, it's not just me, it's [Ed.-Former Reagan campaign manager and FOX NEWS founder & President] Roger Ailes who will go after you. I'm the street guy [shill] out front making loud noises about the issues, but Ailes operates behind the scenes, strategizes and makes things happen so that one day BAM! The person gets what's coming to them but never sees it coming. Look at Al Franken, one day he's going to get a knock on his door and life as he's known it will change forever. That day will happen, trust me. (Mackris affidavit, October 2004)

As we all know, that day never happened, and it never will. A stunning array of scandals like that of Mark Foley's pedophilia, the convictions of Republican incumbents for corruption (such as Randy 'Duke' Cunningham, lobbyist Jack Abramoff, and numerous others), Katrina, the 2006 midterm elections and the miring of American troops in Iraq has eroded the president's and the GOP's general support throughout the nation. Not that they really had much before 9/11--not all Americans shit where they eat, especially Black Americans. That's why they couldn't be allowed to vote. O'Reilly might have been right when he made these comments about Al Franken, but he would be wrong today--the public is watching very closely, and we won't have this kind of political harassment.

One must assume that the comments quoted by Mackris in the affidavit are at least partially true, if not wholly so, and they fit O'Reilly's public persona as well as what we can safely assume is his hilarious private one. But it's worse--much worse, and one has to ponder why this aspect of the story hasn't seen more light.
What you have within O'Reilly's comments are an impulse very much akin to criminal intent, if not implying prior-knowledge of a criminal conspiracy to misuse federal agencies for personal and political-gain and revenge.

It seems fairly obvious that Bill O'Reilly was intimating that Al Franken would be harassed by agents of the federal government, also supported in the affidavit's later attributions to statements he made on April 13th, 2004. This is probably why he wanted the tapes that Ms. Mackris had in her possession before they both finally settled. She wouldn't have had to present them before a court--their admissibility is unimportant. She would have released them onto the internet and to all other takers.

56. During the course of the conversation, Defendant BILL O'REILLY bizarrely rambled further about Al Franken: "Ailes knows very powerful people and this goes all the way to the top." Plaintiff queried: "To the top of what?" Defendant responded: "Top of the country. Just look who's on the cover of his book [Bush and Cheney], they're watching him and will be for years. [Al Franken's] finished, and he's going to be sorry he ever took FOX NEWS CHANNEL on." Plaintiff found O'REILLY'S paranoid rambling both strange and alarming. (ibid)

I would imagine Ms. Mackris did find it all strange and alarming. 2004 was a very scary year to be an American if one had their eyes open. Hey, at least Andrea has millions of dumbo's dollars. She should start her own media company. One has to wonder what other victims the White House and Fox had in-mind.

Consider that around the time of the Mackris-O'Reilly conversation, the investigation into Deborah Jeane Palfrey had begun, the illegal warrantless surveillance programs were running full-bore, and the plans to steal the 2004 elections were being hatched. Bill O'Reilly, the patron saint of human failures. You know, the moral imbeciles behind the immediate 30% increase in O'Reilly's ratings when the suit was settled out of court on October 28th, 2004, and everyone who voted for George W. Bush twice. The settlement between Bill O'Reilly and Andrea Mackris came when the national elections were just days away. Ponder that fact, because the media will not.