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More irresponsible right-wing rhetoric

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From page A11 | January 09, 2013 |

In a prior letter I pointed out how ridiculous it was for columnist Thomas Sowell to compare President Obama to Jim Jones.

Now comes a column in the Jan. 7 Daily Republic by Bill O’Reilly in which he compares the state of Rhode Island to North Korea. In his comment Mr. O’Reilly states North Korea “does not permit the celebration of Christmas and anyone caught worshiping Jesus can be tortured or executed. Sounds like Rhode Island.”

By that statement, Mr. O’Reilly is saying that anyone in Rhode Island caught worshipping Jesus can be tortured or executed. To compare disputes in Rhode Island over whether state-sponsored events should include the Christian celebration of Christmas with the repression of religion in North Korea is ridiculous and Mr. O’Reilly should be ashamed of himself for doing so.

Charles McLaughlin

Fairfield

Letter to the Editor

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  • richJanuary 07, 2013 - 6:13 pm

    Thought crime komrade, call the stasi! No such utterence shall be allowed. All power to the state! Forward komrades, forward! All glory to dear leader komrade Obama!

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  • rlw895January 07, 2013 - 10:13 pm

    It may be that Bill isn't used to being challenged. Certainly not being called on the carpet by any editors. He's become reckless. But as long as it pays...

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  • G MANJanuary 07, 2013 - 10:45 pm

    SIMPLE ANSWERS FOR SIMPLE MINDS AND SIMPLE PEOPLE! Mr. McLaughlin's comment expresses the truth about Bill O'Reilly, Thomas Sowell, and the rest of the "RIGHT WING" MEDIA. They take a snippet of information and twist it into something outrageous to satisfy and trick the simple minds that believe this rhetoric. The stock in trade of right wing media. Like Pavlov's dogs, their audiences react to their hate speech. Key words link previous propaganda to current events. Little by little our freedoms, which the right wing claims to defend, are being eroded by the fear and hate so carefully cultivated by the neoconservative movement. Freedom of speech, religion, and association are being constrained by legislation such as THE PATRIOT ACT. The goodwill and reputation of this nation across this world, developed over the first 3/4 of the last century, has all but disappeared. "DEFENSE SPENDING" is bankrupting this country, not the 47% of Americans Candidate Mitt Romney told his real base, the rich and powerful at a fundraiser last year. These people are the real beneficiaries of such rhetoric. More money, more power, and more control to the already rich and powerful. The victims? The people of our nation and the world, real Americans just trying to make it. In the world today the AMERICAN DREAM is becoming just a dream. Home ownership. A game of MONOPOLY. As demonstrated by last decade's housing market failure. Good jobs. Gone overseas. China does not need an army to defeat us, they have our jobs. Who makes the items we buy and use every day? CHINA. Deregulation, NAFTA, GATT, the policies and legislation intended to improve America's failing economy works for CORPORATE AMERICA, NOT REAL AMERICANS. Today MONEY TALKS, THE REST OF US WALK. The ideal of democracy is fading. Government of the people, by the people is being replaced by GOVERNMENT OF THE PEOPLE, BY THE RICH PEOPLE. Something our founding fathers felt was reason to separate themselves from their colonial masters. Read our history, educate yourself, FREEDOM IS A CONSTANT STRUGGLE.

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  • rlw895January 08, 2013 - 12:42 pm

    Hey, G MAN, there is someone else who frequents these pages who call himself G-Man. You are obviously not the same guy, unless G-Man has taken up heavy sarcasm. You might want to change your ID to avoid confusion. But if not, most of us will eventually learn that G MAN is not G-Man.

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  • G MANFebruary 12, 2013 - 6:49 pm

    THANKS

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  • DJKJanuary 09, 2013 - 7:20 am

    Bill-O certainly has a lot of followers. I wonder if he thinks he's Jesus with a "flock"? baa-baa.

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  • MarkJanuary 09, 2013 - 12:03 pm

    I find it interesting when someone on the right makes a ridiculous comparison to make a point, people get all bent out of shape. When someone on the left says something equally ridiculous, there's silent acceptance.

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  • Danny BuntinJanuary 09, 2013 - 4:14 pm

    @MARK: Great, another false equivalency drone. State your examples please. Equating a trash fire to a forest fire is not being to fair yourself.

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  • MRCJanuary 09, 2013 - 8:00 pm

    Really Charles??? You actually think Bill O'Reilly is really saying that anyone caught worshiping Jesus in Rhode Island can be tortured or executed, really. Boy you are wound pretty tight!! Let me help you out with Merriam Webster's definition of hyperbole for kids "extravagant exaggeration used to emphasize a point". Hope that's not over your head. Wow!

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  • Danny BuntinJanuary 09, 2013 - 8:30 pm

    Or you could just define it as Billo lying to the folks. No need to read Billos articles through a nuance lens. He is all about putting fear into people. Because like any other bully, without fear - he is nothing.

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  • MRCJanuary 09, 2013 - 8:52 pm

    Does Bill O really scare you? This is the answer Wiki Answers gives to the the question why a person scares easily. "A person can get scared easily depending on a number of things including the situation. But I think it's mainly because of being vulnerable and not "knowing" or being "unprepared"." Now by no means do I think Wiki Answers is the gospel but it is interesting.

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  • The end game is near.January 09, 2013 - 9:26 pm

    This country is being run Tyrants...my recommendation is to take the moral high ground until the Government starts to commit crimes while trying to disarm us..after that the CRIMINAL will be obvious and what happens..HAPPENS!

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  • rlw895January 12, 2013 - 2:24 pm

    Not gonna happen. But in the meantime, taking the "moral high ground" sounds good. Just try not to imagine things happening that aren't.

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