Bill O'Reilly

Mad at god

You know, am I mad at God? Yeah, I’m mad at him. I wish I had more protection. I wish this stuff didn’t happen. I can’t explain it to you. Yeah, I’m mad at him.

– Conservative pundit Bill O’Reilly, October 22, 2017, blaming his god for his own sexual misconduct at work

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Roy Moore

Slaves and gays

In 1857 the United States Supreme Court did rule that black people were property. Of course that contradicted the Constitution, and it took a civil war to overturn it. But this ruling in Obergefell is even worse in a sense because it forces not only people to recognize marriage other than the institution ordained of God and recognized by nearly every state in the union, it says that you now must do away with the definition of marriage and make it between two persons of the same gender or leading on, as one of the dissenting justices said, to polygamy, to multi-partner marriages.

– Conservative Republican Roy Moore, 2016, comparing the Dred Scott Decision, which made African Americans could not be citizens, to the Obergefell Decision, which legalized gay marriage

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Tucker Carlson

Peurto Ricans are white, so it’s not racist

As a factual matter, Puerto Rico is 75 percent white, according to the U.S. Census. So, I’m not sure how it’s — I’m reading the Census numbers. I’m not sure how that’s racist. I mean, maybe he doesn’t like Puerto Ricans or maybe he did a bad job, that’s all fair, but racist?

– Conservative pundit Tucker Carlson, October 29, 2017, appearing to not realize that census racial demographic data is self-reported and that most Americans don’t consider Puerto Ricans white

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Danielle Pletka

War on men

I have no doubt that sexual harassment is real and that many women suffer from it. But I have a strong suspicion that this is yet another one in a series of -isms and complaints and grievances in our society that are used as wedges, that are used as bludgeons, that are part of a, frankly, what many men feel is a war on men, certainly in universities.

– Conservative pundit Danielle Pletka, October 22, 2017

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Dana Loesch, NRA-TV

Terrorism

We are witnesses to the most ruthless attack on a president, and the people who voted for him, and the free system that allowed it to happen in American history. From the highest levels of government, to their media, universities and billionaires, their hateful defiance of his legitimacy is an insult to each of us. But the ultimate insult is that they think we’re so stupid that we’ll let them get away with it. These saboteurs, slashing away with their leaks and sneers, their phony accusations and gagging sanctimony, drive their daggers through the heart of our future, poisoning our belief that honest custody of our institutions will ever again be possible. So they can then build their utopia from the ashes of what they burned down. No, their fate will be failure and they will perish in the political flames of their own fires. We are the National Rifle Association of America. And we are Freedom’s Safest Place.

– Terrorist organizer Dana Loesch, October 20, 2017, in an extremist-recruitment video for the NRA

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Bill O'Reilly

Men are the real victims

I didn’t whine about it and call up my senator and say, “Hey, I’m 10 times better than this one that’s making more money than me,” bop, bop, bop. And the other thing is that, in a lot of the situations that I was in, particularly at the network news — and I worked for ABC News and CBS News before I came to Fox News — women were treated better than men. They were treated better than men.

They had a little cabal and they intimidated the men in the organization and said, “If you look at me cross-eyed, I’m gonna bring you up to Human Resources and destroy your life,” and every man in the place was terrified of them. And that actually happened.

So, when I’m reading Lis’ book — and I recommend the book because it will stimulate discussion with your wife, your girlfriend, whoever, and you know, you can learn from it. The book again is The 51% Minority. I’m not sympathetic to Lis’ argument at all. I think that Lis has put forth this argument based upon facts. It is true that women make less and that, you know, women have a bigger burden because they have children at home and — that’s all true. But I say the government is not gonna change that and that, in a lot of places, women have formed cabals to terrorize the men because they take advantage of, “Oh, we’re downtrodden. You’re kicking us in the teeth.”

– Conservative pundit Bill O’Reilly, 2007, discussing a book on inequality for women in the workplace

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Bill O'Reilly

Eye candy

Bill O’Reilly: I don’t expect anything from you, Lis. You know that. You’re here — you’re here because you’re eye candy. That’s why you’re here.

Lis Wiehl: What? This is radio.

O’Reilly: I know. But — for me. I don’t care about the people listening. You’re here because you’re good-looking, so I got somebody to look over.

– Family-values conservative, Bill O’Reilly,

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