by Larry Simons
October 13, 2007
On the October 8 telecast of The O’ Reilly Factor, Loofah boy discussed the newly revealed details of what pedophile Michael Devlin did to Shawn Hornbeck (the 15 year old Missouri teenager kidnapped at age 11) in the early stages and during the course of the 4 years Hornbeck was held captive by Devlin.
During the entire segment when Billo is describing the acts as “evil”, “brutal” and even acknowledges the acts as “atrocities” and that Devlin should be executed for the crimes, not ONCE does he offer anything that can even remotely be interpreted as an apology to Hornbeck for saying Hornbeck could have escaped if he “wanted to” and the fact that he didn’t was because he “liked his circumstances” and it was “fun” to be with Devlin.
On the January 15, 2007 telecast of The O’ Reilly Factor, Billo whistled a different tune, saying this about Shawn Hornbeck’s experience:
"The situation here for this kid looks to me to be a lot more fun than what he had under his old parents. He didn't have to go to school. He could run around and do whatever he wanted."
When Van Susteren pointed out that "[s]ome kids like school," O'Reilly replied: "Well, I don't believe this kid did. And I think when it all comes down, what's going to happen is, there was an element here that this kid liked about his circumstances."
........OR ARE WE TAKING YOU "OUT OF CONTEXT"????? BASTARD!Watch the clip:
This is what Billo had to say the other night (October 8, 2007): (my comments in purple)
O'REILLY: I'm Bill O'Reilly.
In the "Unresolved Problem" segment tonight, two difficult situations, both involving torture allegations.
Forty-one-year-old Michael Devlin pleaded guilty today to kidnapping and sexually brutalizing two young boys in Missouri. One of them he had held captive for four years. (Billo: The situation here for this kid looks to me to be a lot more fun than what he had under his old parents…..there was an element here that this kid liked about his circumstances.)
Devlin will spend the rest of his life in prison, but is that enough punishment for a monster like this? (Punishment? For providing “fun”)
O'REILLY: Now, Devlin. I have to tell the audience that I have seen the FBI report, because kidnapping is a federal crime. And I'm not going to name the boys, because the boys have been through enough. (Translation: “I’m not going to say Hornbeck’s name out loud in hopes that my indoctrinated sheep will forget about this story so that I will never, ever have to mention the comment I made in January 2007 that Shawn Hornbeck had ‘fun’ and he ‘liked his circumstances’ and so I will never have to apologize….because I won’t apologize anyway)
But the boy -- one boy was taken to Quantico, Virginia, and put under FBI supervision to try to get him back psychologically. And I saw the report. And I have never, in my 30 years of doing reporting, seen worse atrocities committed on a human being that Michael Devlin committed on this boy he held for four years. (Billo: The situation here for this kid looks to me to be a lot more fun than what he had under his old parents…..there was an element here that this kid liked about his circumstances.)
I don't think life in prison is enough for this guy. I wouldn't execute him. But there's got to be a hard-labor component. (Billo: The situation here for this kid looks to me to be a lot more fun than what he had under his old parents…..there was an element here that this kid liked about his circumstances.)
But Monica, the failure of our elected officials to deal with the horror of these kind of individuals. (Horror? Don’t you mean FUN Billo?) You know, you have eight states that still haven't passed Jessica's Law here. I think it's cowardice. Why do you think the politicians don't engage on this more?
CROWLEY: It is a very curious question that you raise, Bill. Because to me, you know, when I look at politicians running for president or other high office, it seems like an issue like child predators would be a no-brainer for them. Very easy. Sort of a softball issue for them, that they're going to prosecute these guys to the wall.
O'REILLY: Yeah, go after them.
CROWLEY: And yet, neither Republicans nor Democrats -- I don't think I've heard a single presidential candidate talk about it yet.
O'REILLY: We had -- Ted Kennedy did the right thing, finally, after we, you know, brought it right to his doorstep on the computer setup, and we have to get these guys in a database.
But Powers, in Vermont, they actually celebrated not passing Jessica's Law. They're actually proud of the fact that they're not tough on these people.
POWERS: I mean, I can't understand it. And I don't understand, frankly, why the pedophiles get back out, because they have such a high rate of recommitting these crimes. And so why -- why are they getting out of jail in the first place? And –
O'REILLY: Well, the horror that they wreak on children is beyond anybody's comprehension. (There you go saying “horror” again instead of "FUN")
POWERS: And there is a bizarre, like, lax attitude about it.
O'REILLY: I actually had nightmares after I read that report about this Devlin, what he did to that boy. I mean, you know, I've seen it all. I have seen it all. This guy -- Devlin is the right name for this guy, ladies and gentlemen. (You had nightmares reading that Hornbeck had FUN and he LIKED his circumstances, Billo?)
CROWLEY: You know, it seems like such an obvious issue for somebody like Senator Hillary Clinton, who's running for president as sort of –
O'REILLY: They're not going to touch it. They're afraid of it.
CROWLEY: -- the nation's maternal candidate. Rudy Giuliani, former prosecutor.
O'REILLY: Well, he may. He may. But they ought to get behind it.
CROWLEY: Mitt Romney, running on family values. These guys should be talking about it.
O'REILLY: They ought to get behind it. All right, ladies. Thanks very much. We appreciate it.
From the February 20 broadcast of The O'Reilly Factor:
O'REILLY: The issue of child rape is extremely complicated. Each situation's different. When the Shawn Hornbeck case broke, many pinheads in the media ran out screaming "Stockholm syndrome." That is the captive identifies with the captor. That's just bull. And anyone who said that's irresponsible.
What happened to Shawn Hornbeck and thousands of other kids is called child sexual abuse accommodation syndrome. That is, the child is literally tortured into accepting his circumstance. This is so evil, it's almost beyond comprehension. The guy who did this to Shawn Hornbeck, Michael Devlin, doesn't deserve to live another day in this world. That's how evil the man is.
"Talking Points" is not going to report specifics about the Devlin case. I'm going leave that to the authorities. But everybody should know this is beyond horrifying. And no rehab should ever be in play.
The bottom line is that every American must understand child molestation is evil, not a disease, not an aberration. It's evil, and it must be punished as harshly as possible. I hope you watch the Oprah program tomorrow. And we'll discuss it later on that night on the Factor. OK? Right here tomorrow evening. And that's the "Memo."
Billo: The situation here for this kid looks to me to be a lot more fun than what he had under his old parents…..there was an element here that this kid liked about his circumstances.
Here are Shawn Hornbeck's parents (Craig and Pam Akers) on Countdown with Keith Olbermann telling Keith that Bill O' Reilly should not speak unless he has FACTS, and that they have NOT received an apology yet, either to them OR to Shawn Hornbeck!
WHEN WILL YOU APOLOGIZE BILLO?????????????