O'Reilly's "Spin"

Bill O’Reilly has officially lost it. He has been slowing losing his wits and his audience for the last several months but this “spin” of his is just too much…

Dan Rather did not get what he deserved in this case. He made a mistake, as we all do, but he is not a dishonest man…

Dan Rather is guilty of not being skeptical enough about a story that was politically loaded. I believe Rather, along with Andy Rooney, Walter Cronkite and other guardsmen of the old CBS News, is liberal in his thinking. That is certainly a legitimate debate – how for years CBS News has taken a rather progressive outlook. But holding a political point of view is the right of every American, and it does not entitle people to practice character assassination or deny the presumption of innocence. Dan Rather was slimed. It was disgraceful…

Unfair freedom of speech did him in…

Further…

“Unfair freedom of speech?” When Rather responded with outrageous smears of his own (dark mutterings about “right-wing attack machines”) and eleven days of stonewalling and blatant lying, digging up phony experts and claiming to have an “unimpeachable source” who turned out to be a Bush-hater with a history of mental problems?

Bill O’Reilly is defending the indefensible, and it looks an awful lot like the Old Boy network closing ranks, with more than a hint of fear.

This is a sad development. Bill O’Reilly used to be the voice of sanity and reason.

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