Wednesday, July 14, 2004

"I'm Not Going to Dress You Down Anymore"

I was listening to the Al Franken Show online, and he interviewed Jeremy Glick, whose story I was familiar with from Franken's book Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them. Long story short, Glick's father was killed on September 11 and Glick signed an antiwar petition and actively protested the war in Afghanistan. He was on the O'Reilly Factor and Bill O'Reilly got so enraged that he told Glick to shut up.

O'REILLY: All right. You didn't support the action against Afghanistan to remove the Taliban. You were against it, OK.

GLICK: Why would I want to brutalize and further punish the people in Afghanistan...

O'REILLY: Who killed your father!

GLICK: The people in Afghanistan...

O'REILLY: Who killed your father.

GLICK: ... didn't kill my father.

O'REILLY: Sure they did. The al Qaeda people were trained there.

GLICK: The al Qaeda people? What about the Afghan people?

O'REILLY: See, I'm more angry about it than you are!

GLICK: So what about George Bush?

O'REILLY: What about George Bush? He had nothing to do with it.

GLICK: The director -- senior as director of the CIA.

O'REILLY: He had nothing to do with it.

GLICK: So the people that trained a hundred thousand Mujahadeen who were...

O'REILLY: Man, I hope your mom isn't watching this.

GLICK: Well, I hope she is.

O'REILLY: I hope your mother is not watching this because you -- that's it. I'm not going to say anymore.


O'REILLY: In respect for your father...

GLICK: On September 14, do you want to know what I'm doing?

O'REILLY: Shut up. Shut up.

GLICK: Oh, please don't tell me to shut up.

O'REILLY: As respect -- as respect -- in respect for your father, who was a Port Authority worker, a fine American, who got killed unnecessarily by barbarians...

GLICK: By radical extremists who were trained by this government...

O'REILLY: Out of respect for him...

GLICK: ... not the people of America.

O'REILLY: ... I'm not going to...

GLICK: ... The people of the ruling class, the small minority.

O'REILLY: Cut his mic. I'm not going to dress you down anymore, out of respect for your father. We will be back in a moment with more of the Factor.

GLICK: That means we're done?

O'REILLY: We're done.
Anyway, this is relevant because my father enjoys watching the O'Reilly Factor. I wonder what he would make of the above.


  1. Thanks for posting this... that's frightening!

  2. Your Dad likes Bill O'Reilly? It's amazing that you turned out normal.