Why Is MYDD not outraged?

Why Is MYDD not outraged by O'Reilly's racist "lynching" remark?
Until MYDD shows some outrage against a major main stream news pundit who threatens to lynch a black women, then I will never give the site respect again.

The O'Reilly quote was:

"I don't want to go on a lynching party against Michelle Obama unless there's evidence, hard facts, that say this is how the woman really feels. If that's how she really feels -- that America is a bad country or a flawed nation, whatever -- then that's legit. We'll track it down."

Tags: boycott, Fox News, O'Reilly, Outrage. (all tags)

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68 Comments

Thing is...

I ALWAYS boycott faux news! Of course o'lielly should be smacked hard!

by kevin22262 2008-02-20 07:10PM | 0 recs
Boycotting a NEWS source...
Implies putting pressure on that NEWS source's sponsors to pull their advertising.
I am not buying anything that endorses FOX NEWS.
by fetboy 2008-02-20 07:15PM | 0 recs
Re: Why Is MYDD not outraged?

I say no.  Not because I don't think the comment is slimy.  It is.  Not because I don't support Obama.  I do.

But I don't support boycotts aimed at prohibiting free speech.

That being said, I don't watch much television, and I rarely watch Fox.  It's not even that the reactionary politics bother me.  They do.  I just don't like being yelled at in my own living room.  And they all yell on that network.

by Drummond 2008-02-20 07:10PM | 0 recs
Listen to yourself!
So, we should accept public lynching threats made by a major main stream media pundit?
I am not asking you to stop watching FOX NEWS, I already knew you probably didn't, but I am asking everyone here as MYDD to speak out against this, and to put pressure on FOX NEWS sponsors to pull their advertising by not buying their products.
You probably boycotted South African during apartheid in a similar manner, so why are you not showing the same outrage against FOX NEWS.
by fetboy 2008-02-20 07:28PM | 0 recs
Re: Listen to yourself!

I did boycott South Africa, but the S.A. government was guilty of actions, not words.

And I have nothing against speaking up against O'Reilly and his comments.  But trying to suppress his speech is a different matter.

Bear in mind, I'm one of those folk who thought the ACLU were justified in defending the Nazis' rights to demonstrate in Illinois years ago.

by Drummond 2008-02-21 06:45AM | 0 recs
Re: Why Is MYDD not outraged?

You can support someone's right to say something while refusing to support the actual speech. Obviously, we can express disagreement with his words. And, a boycott in direct response to his words is itself an expression of disagreement. More specifically, it is a coordinated effort to refuse indirect support through his advertisers. But, ultimately, a boycott is not an effort to interfere with his right to speak. It is just intended to influence (through good old market forces) those who pay for him to share his words with million. He's still free to say whatever he wants, but his right to free expression does not entail a right to the support of advertisers and shareholders. Accordingly, a boycott doesn't interfere with Bill's right to free expression since it is a just campaign to diminish the support he relies upon to broadcast it on television.

by DPW 2008-02-20 09:10PM | 0 recs
Re: Why Is MYDD not outraged?

I didn't like it when it happened to Ellen DeGeneres.  I just don't think boycotts are an appropriate response to words.  Respond to words with words of your own.  That's my credo.

by Drummond 2008-02-21 06:47AM | 0 recs
most qualified

liberal senator?

Give me a break!

by kevin22262 2008-02-20 07:11PM | 0 recs
You could

use reality.

by kevin22262 2008-02-20 07:37PM | 0 recs
Re: He is ranked as such

Yes, by the same conservative publication that ranked the Democratic ticket as two of the most liberal Senators in 2004. Come on, you would never believe a word they say on any other subject, why would you take their word on this?

by itsthemedia 2008-02-20 08:19PM | 0 recs
Re: He is ranked as such

The National Journal was called out by Media Matters for their goofy definition of a liberal and questionable methodology.  Why anyone relies on that "most liberal" label is a mystery.

by newhorizon 2008-02-20 08:37PM | 0 recs
Stop the political talk you two
This has nothing to do with Clinton or Obama.
This has to with condemning O'Reilly, and seeing to it that lynching threats are never tolerated under any circumstances.
by fetboy 2008-02-20 08:53PM | 0 recs
Keep it up

He wasn't saying that he'd lynch anyone...he was saying something tongue in cheek.
Again, playing the race card will not win an election against John McCain or Hilary Clinton...it will create tension.

The sexist, racist comments YOU'VE made on this site warrent boycotting!

by freespeechnow 2008-02-20 09:29PM | 0 recs
I am not playing the race card

Or any card for any politician.
I am condemning a subtle racist who issued a lynch threat to a fellow human being on nation wide television.
I am not asking people to condemn O'Reilly for political reasons, I am asking all Americans to condemn Bill O'Rielly in order to preserve racial harmony, and because suspending or firing Bill O'Reilly is the only decent thing for FOX NEWS to do.
But FOX NEWS can hardly be consider decent.

I was unaware that I ever made racist or sexist comments.
Just because I want Hillary Clinton to step aside to save the Democratic party does not make me sexist or racist.  

by fetboy 2008-02-20 09:38PM | 0 recs
Re: Keep it up

WHAT!

O'Reily... scourge of the left, uses the word lynching in reference to a black women... AND THATS OKAY!!?!?!?!?

Its Tounge in Cheek!?

But Shuster says Pimp and he needs to be fired...

You people are terrible... Moronic pigs who cant even get over their Hillcrush to see that Racism still exists...

Maybe when you accept that the queen was not corronated, you can re-enter reality-land, I will stamp your hand.

by Wiz in Wis 2008-02-21 04:17AM | 0 recs
Re: Keep it up

You aren't doing yourself any favors by defending a racist, misogynist, torture loving freak like Falafel Boy.

by Denny Crane 2008-02-21 05:35AM | 0 recs
Re: Why Is MYDD not outraged?

take that act back to dKos. that's the outrage capitol of the blogosphere. if you're going to do back somersaults every time limbaugh and oreilly say something outrageous, you're playing their game. and michelle obama created the opportunity. i swear, she reminds me of what richard burton said about elizabeth taylor - "that woman never had an unexpressed thought". people on the stage of presidential politics need to think about what they say.

by campskunk 2008-02-20 07:22PM | 0 recs
Re: Why Is MYDD not outraged?
Can you think of anything worse that O'Reilly has said?
A public lynching threat is the lowest a man can go, and he should be publicly admonished harshly for what he did.
by fetboy 2008-02-20 07:26PM | 0 recs
yeah

bob kerry,andrew cuomo and bill clinton are racists.

by Seymour Glass 2008-02-20 07:32PM | 0 recs
Bull Sh*t

None of those guy ever made lynching threats. Or did they?

by fetboy 2008-02-20 07:47PM | 0 recs
Re: Bull Sh*t

You know, sometimes this website gets me so mad, I wish I could just run out in the streets and have an arguement with a Hillary supporter.

But I live in Milwaukee... we don't have any here

Come to think of it, we really don't have that many in Wisconsin...

But then, you knew that already :-P

by Wiz in Wis 2008-02-21 04:36AM | 0 recs
So we do nothing?

This isn't about who we should vote for, this is about taking action against those that issue lynching threats (Just like what happened in Gena GA.).

by fetboy 2008-02-20 08:07PM | 0 recs
Re: Why Is MYDD not outraged?

Boy ALLin, you just can't possibly think that Obama or Mrs Obama have been victims of anything, can you. But Poor Mrs 50 million, she HAD A CARTOON THAT WAS MEAN WRITTEN ABOUT HER!

Yeah, so then condemn that ad, and like any good progressive, condemn what was said about Michelle Obama. Or are you just too obtuse to give a shit about the "poor downtrodden blacks"

Yeah, they whine too much. If only there was a way to get this black women to shut up... hmmmm

by Wiz in Wis 2008-02-21 04:23AM | 0 recs
us boycotting fox news

wouldn't that be like huckabee boycotting a satanic bookstore?  sure it outrages us, but we don't go there anyway.

by Doug Tuttle 2008-02-20 07:45PM | 0 recs
Re: us boycotting fox news

Do yo buy products that sponsor FOX NEWS?

by fetboy 2008-02-20 07:51PM | 0 recs
Re: Why Is MYDD not outraged?

MyDD has lots of problems with MSNBC not being sufficiently PC, and for once throwing around a word they should not have.  But lynching isn't really that big of a deal.

by williestark 2008-02-20 07:46PM | 0 recs
Re: Why Is MYDD not outraged?

Thats because the only person treated unfairly in the HISTORY OF MANKIND was Hillary Clinton and her most loyal, loving husband, Bill

by Wiz in Wis 2008-02-21 04:25AM | 0 recs
Re: Why Is MYDD not outraged?

You know, if sexism isn't a big deal to KOS-Obama types, then racism shouldn't be either...or else you're a hypocrite.

by Sensible 2008-02-21 04:33AM | 0 recs
Re: Why Is MYDD not outraged?

O'Reilly's entire raison d'etre is to feed on your outrage, like a vampire grows strong on your blood.  The one thing he can endure least is being ignored.  Join us in ignoring him.

by Shaun Appleby 2008-02-20 07:48PM | 0 recs
Re: Why Is MYDD not outraged?

The worse thing he could suffer is to have the advertising on his show pulled.

by fetboy 2008-02-20 07:52PM | 0 recs
Re: Why Is MYDD not outraged?

Agreed.  And if he is widely ignored that will surely happen.  Look, I have no objection to a cool, analytical email campaign against Fox advertisers.  That seems sensible.  But to create a media furore will feed the monster, he thrives on it, requires it.  Revenge is a dish best eaten cold.

by Shaun Appleby 2008-02-20 07:57PM | 0 recs
This outraged
Requires appropriate action. No way as decent Americans can we allow this outrage to fo without redress.
No one, regardless of their race, beliefs, views, or social position should have to suffer a lynching threat.
Put aside politics for awhile, and realize just how horrible what O"Reilly said was.
It demands action.
by fetboy 2008-02-20 08:04PM | 0 recs
Re: This outraged

I agree it is horrible, but that is O'Reilly's chosen professional speciality, if you can call it that.  Are there no racial vilification statutes under which he could be prosecuted in markets receiving his cable cast?  But then he could spend a month sounding of about that in the name of free speech and want to test the law in the Supreme Court.  See?  He has set himself up as an outrage magnet and by being outraged you are in some counter-intuitive way feeding his message.

I detest the man and agree what he has done is reprehensible.  I just don't see how it benefits us to be outraged, in this instance.

by Shaun Appleby 2008-02-20 08:14PM | 0 recs
Re: This outraged
I don't think too many people are going to give O'Reilly sympathy if he is suspended or fired for what he said.
But a lot people are going to be very pissed off if he is not admonished harshly.
Do you want to see the racial disharmony that will result if no action is taken against O'Reilly's outrageous remark, or do you want appropriate  action taken against him?
by fetboy 2008-02-20 08:18PM | 0 recs
Re: This outraged

Personally I would like to see him squashed like a bug.  What's your plan?

by Shaun Appleby 2008-02-20 08:29PM | 0 recs
My plan
Convince people to boycott his show, by publicly stating that they will not buy products that sponsor his show.
This has nothing to do with Obama, this has to do with getting O'Reilly suspended or fired for issuing a lynching threat to another human being.
by fetboy 2008-02-20 08:49PM | 0 recs
Re: My plan

Why not just get an email campaign going directly to the customer relations departments of each sponsor?  Post the email addresses for each segment if you can and encourage people to send a pro forma, non-aggressive but firm email to them in turn on the days they broadcast their adds protesting and saying why in a dignified way.

Don't bother telling O'Reilly.  He'll figure it out soon enough.

by Shaun Appleby 2008-02-20 08:59PM | 0 recs
Re: My plan
"Why not just get an email campaign going directly to the customer relations departments of each sponsor?  Post the email addresses for each segment if you can and encourage people to send a pro forma, non-aggressive but firm email to them in turn on the days they broadcast their adds protesting and saying why in a dignified way."
That is exactly what I am hoping you all (and everybody else) will do.
by fetboy 2008-02-20 09:19PM | 0 recs
Re: My plan

Well, get going.  I look forward to your diary with the addresses and a sample message.

by Shaun Appleby 2008-02-20 10:11PM | 0 recs
This isn't about who we should vote for
This is about protecting people (all people) from lynch mobs.
Get that in your thick head.
Somethings transcend political divides. Lynch threat are unacceptable under any circumstances, and those that promote lynch threats should be admonished harshly in every way possible regardless of who they threaten.
by fetboy 2008-02-20 07:58PM | 0 recs
All lynch threats are unacceptable
Maybe if the "lynching Joke" had been appropriately addressed from the beginning, matters would have gotten out of control in Jenna.
Jenna GA should be a warning of the racial disharmony that could develop if O'Reilly is not suspended or fired by FOX NEWS.
by fetboy 2008-02-20 08:12PM | 0 recs
Correction!

Maybe if the "lynching Joke" had been appropriately addressed from the beginning, matters would NOT have gotten out of control in Jenna.

by fetboy 2008-02-20 08:13PM | 0 recs
Re: This isn't about who we should vote for
So you are outraged when someone calls you thick headed, but not outraged when a major main stream new pundit threatens to lynch a black woman.
You are an interesting character, and I hope you are unique, because it would be a travesty if many Hillary Clinton supporters think like you do.
by fetboy 2008-02-20 08:40PM | 0 recs
Re: This isn't about who we should vote for

Yes, protecting WOMEN isn't important though.

by Sensible 2008-02-21 04:34AM | 0 recs
Re: Why Is MYDD not outraged?
So you are going to do nothing about this outrage because you are a Hillary Clinton supporter?
Wow!
Obviously racial harmony is not big on your agenda.
When Schuster accused Hillary of using (pimping) Chelsea in a strange sort of way, I said I was glad he apologized, and that I was glad he was suspended, even though I think the guy is an otherwise decent man.
Bill O'Reilly is definitely not a decent man, and he should be harshly admonished for what he said for the good of our nation.
by fetboy 2008-02-20 08:25PM | 0 recs
Re: Why Is MYDD not outraged?

Where is everybody when they are calling
our only successful two term Democratic President
in half century a Racist?
by BlueSea 2008-02-20 08:30PM | 0 recs
Re: Why Is MYDD not outraged?

No one got away with calling Bill Clinton a racist. A race baiter maybe, particularly after the South Carolina primary, but never a racist.

by fetboy 2008-02-20 08:43PM | 0 recs
Bill O'Rielly on the other hand

Is a subtle racist, and issued a lynching threat, and should be admonished harshly for issuing that lynching threat.

by fetboy 2008-02-20 08:45PM | 0 recs
Re: Why Is MYDD not outraged?


Race baiter huh?

Suddenly turned in to a Race baiter according to you after 35 years of his association & Service for AA community.

By the way its not only the Fox but also MSNBC
involved in the mud slinging on exemplary record
of Bill Clinton.

by BlueSea 2008-02-20 08:57PM | 0 recs
Re: Why Is MYDD not outraged?
I am not asking anyone to condemn Bill Clinton, and I never will.
I am asking people to condemn Bill O'Reilly.
The former is one of the better President this country has had. But the later is a subtle racist who issued a lynch threat on nation television to a fellow human being.
Do you see the difference?
I praise one, and condemning the other.
But Clinton's Jesse Jackson comment after the South Carolina primary was one of the many reasons why I didn't feel good about voting for Hillary Clinton.
by fetboy 2008-02-20 09:29PM | 0 recs
Re: Why Is MYDD not outraged?


Iam glad you didnt compare Bill clinton to
Bill O.

Jesse jackson didnt have any problem with
Bill clinton's comment? Have you tried to look in to the whole context there? it is easy to throw disparaging and hurtful comments? But it is one thing to come from Sean Hannity's mouth which is not totally surprising. They Question Mother theresa's character if they suspect she were a Democrat. So called Democrats like Donna Brazile. C'mon

by BlueSea 2008-02-20 09:41PM | 0 recs
I had a problem with
Bill Clinton's "Jesse Jackson" comment after the South Carolina primary. But it didn't make me love Bill or Hillary any less than before (am I still love Bill and Hillary Clinton, but I wish Hillary would step aside in the presidential race for the betterment of the Democratic party).
In any case that is another issue entirely.
Lets keep the focus on BillO.
BillO is the racist scum I want to fry.
This has nothing to do politics, this has to do with combating lynching threats. And I think Hillary Clinton is all for combating lynching threats (hell, even Dubya is).
by fetboy 2008-02-20 10:48PM | 0 recs
Re: Why Is MYDD not outraged?

Um, you obviously don't read the KOS-Obama

by Sensible 2008-02-21 04:35AM | 0 recs
Exactly

Let Barack, Michelle and their obnoxious supporters fight their own battles. No one had a problem calling Bill Clinton, BILL CLINTON, a racist after all his hard work. Barack will have to build his new coalition to fight for him this time

by Wiseprince 2008-02-21 03:08AM | 0 recs
Re: Why Is MYDD not outraged?


If somebody wants real outrage they should watch
Keith Olberman taking the Bill O to cleaners. If he hasnt done so on wednesday, he will do it on
thursday.

Two self serving media personalities building each other while right wing and left wing crazies
going at one another with raze.

by BlueSea 2008-02-20 08:48PM | 0 recs
Re: Why Is MYDD not outraged?

Yes, it was horrible - incredibly offensive and completely unconscionable. And everyone who hears about this is right to feel outraged and disgusted.

But I keep reading comments which suggest that we try to get O'Reilly fired. ...Are you kidding me? They will NEVER fire him, no matter what we do (and  no matter what HE does!). Never. FOX is a pathetic Right-wing Circus, and O'Reilly is the main attraction at the Freak Show. From their perspective, he's just about the best thing they've got going for themselves.

No amount of writing and boycotting will make any difference. And if we make this into a huge public issue, Billy-boy's ratings will skyrocket as he rails against the "Left-wing lunatics" who have the gall to attack His Assholiness for exercising his right to free speech. FOX news is so disgusting, they probably wouldn't fire that man unless he ACTUALLY lynched someone right in front of the cameras. And even then, they'd probably wait to find out whether a jury would definitely convict him.

If something major has to be done to O'Reilly, let the Obama campaign handle it.

And take solace in the fact that in a few years' time, when the bigoted old jackass finally chokes on his own ignorance and kicks the proverbial bucket, FOX News will implode.

by sricki 2008-02-20 09:43PM | 0 recs
Nothing pisses off Americans more
than racist do.
The more we point out that BillO is a racist, and he is, the more American will hate him. Even hard core Republicans don't want to be associated with racists.
by fetboy 2008-02-20 10:42PM | 0 recs
Which makes it all the worst

When you call Bill and Hillary Clinton racist. Now you Barack can fight his own battles with his new coalition.

by Wiseprince 2008-02-21 03:09AM | 0 recs
I don't know how current this list of endorsements

is, but here is a link.

http://www.debone.com/boycottFoxNewsSpon sors.html

Check it out, and please consider boycotting.

by fetboy 2008-02-20 10:34PM | 0 recs
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by fetboy 2008-02-20 10:38PM | 0 recs
Re: Are you kidding me?!?

I agree!

Barack Obama is a threat to our national security! He must be stopped!

Booooo! Obama! BOooooo!

by dem sam 2008-02-20 11:20PM | 0 recs
Re: Why Is MYDD not outraged?

Here's the problem:
The Obamas or their campaign has been screaming racism! for the most innocuous comments that they have lost credibility to call anyone a racist anymore even someone as vile as Bill O'Reilly.

Obama has said he doesn't want to fight the fights of the past. Well this is one of them and I guess I'll just have to take his word on it.

by Ga6thDem 2008-02-21 02:26AM | 0 recs
Re: Why Is MYDD not outraged?

Well said. Obama has said he wants to be a post-racial president, or were those just words?

by superetendar 2008-02-21 03:04AM | 0 recs
Just words?!?!

Never...

by Wiseprince 2008-02-21 03:11AM | 0 recs
Re: Why Is MYDD not outraged?

I don't think Obama has been playing the race card. But it's a card that his supporters can go all in with and win.

I think O'Reilly should be suspended because Imus got fired and Shuster got suspended. His word choice was very poor but in analyzing the actual quote it wasn't meant as a literal lynch mob.

by falcon4e 2008-02-21 04:06AM | 0 recs
Re: Why Is MYDD not outraged?

Like most of the folks here, I imagine, I am already boycotting Faux News. I never heard what O'Reilly said because I never listen to him. Of course what he said was despicable. Just about everything he says is despicable. Nothing we do or say is going to change that. Why waste our outrage on something we can't change? There are lots of better targets where we CAN make a difference.

by Not the only Dem in KS 2008-02-21 04:11AM | 0 recs
Re: Why Is MYDD not outraged?

I think I am starting to get this,

Since the Hillary people are used to all this, they just take it in stride.

Like when Chelsea was attacked, they all just shrugged and said "well, goes with the territory" and moved on.

Yeah, I remember that episode of "NOT FUCKING REAL"

by Wiz in Wis 2008-02-21 04:30AM | 0 recs
Re: Why Is MYDD not outraged?

I think O' is a fool, who says things to get attention like all the other shock (c)jocks -

I dont watch fox news, so i dont know the sponsors on his show, maybe you should provide a list, much like Hillary supporters did in regards to david schuster.

Also - if you showed at least a semblance of outrage with pimpgate, people would be more sympathetic to your outrage now.

just my 2cents.

by sepulvedaj3 2008-02-21 06:10AM | 0 recs

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