On the other hand, Loofah boy says HE is the patriot----why? Because he can PREDICT SUPERBOWL WINNERS!
by Larry Simons
February 7, 2008
Well, it didn’t take long for Billo to attack singer and activist Willie Nelson for comments he made concerning 9-11 on the Alex Jones radio show on Monday. Although some had doubted that this story would be aired at all because of the fact that it cannot be refuted that Nelson is a true American icon, the story was mentioned on a few news programs. Last night the propaganda king himself Bill O’ Reilly briefly mentioned it in his idiotic segment, “Pinheads and Patriots”.
Watch the clip:
Congratulations Loofah boy. You once again managed to fool your sheep by providing a 20-second snippet from an hour-long interview, and from those 20 seconds you were able to provide sound, intellectual debate on this clip, right? Oh, wait….you provided NO debate, NO intellectual insight on this at ALL. Billo just played the clip above and afterward said, “Good grief……pinhead.” Now THAT’S really sticking it to Willie Nelson, Billo!
Keep in mind one thing. I have no problem with the fact that O’ Reilly played just a short clip, because the clip that was played provided enough audio to gather that yes, Nelson does believe the twin towers may have been imploded. My problem comes from the fact that if this had been done to Billo (airing 20 seconds of a one-hour interview), he would be ready to hang the person reporting it from the highest noose and would claim, “THEY TOOK ME OUT OF CONTEXT!, THEY TOOK ME OUT OF CONTEXT!”, despite the fact that dozens of times in the past when O’Reilly has been criticized for controversial comments, COMPLETE transcripts were provided that showed the ENTIRE context of Billo’s dialogue and yet Billo would still cry, “Out of context!”
Of course, Billo can do this to others and he is completely justified for doing so. Mr. Falafel knows damned well that if he had played more of the interview or allowed 5-6 minutes to the segment and had a spokesman for Nelson on the show (ya know, since FOX is “fair and balanced”), then the public would have understood Nelson’s position a little more (even if they still had disagreed with him).
Billo leaves NO room for his sheep to objectionable about things like this. He is not happy unless EVERYONE believes the EXACT same thing he does, and he will do everything in his power to make that happen. If that means to censor, ignore, lie, twist, spin, manipulate, distort or ….yes, to even “take out of context”, Billo will do that.
Only Billo could call an American icon like Willie Nelson a pinhead and not be questioned by his devoted sheep. Dislike Willie Nelson all you want. Whether it’s because he smokes pot, or if you don’t like his music, or because of his tax evasion issues in the early 90’s. Regardless of what the reason is, none of this makes him un-American. Bill O’Reilly is a tool for a propaganda machine known as FOX News. Of course he will object to someone saying 9-11 was an inside job. That goes against the sole purpose of FOX News’ existence…..to be a mouthpiece for the White House.
If O’ Reilly disagrees with Nelson, why doesn’t he invite Nelson on the show? Why not a 5-6 minute segment on it and Billo can choose who he wants to be on his side? James Meigs (of Popular Mechanics) maybe? No, you won’t ever see that segment, because Billo only tells his sheep just enough information to have them think someone is nuts without providing any real debate, any specific information, any facts, any “fair and balanced” dialogue……nothing but “The seventy four year old singer counts himself among the 9/11 conspiracy nuts". Good job Billo….calling us “nuts”. We haven’t heard that one yet.
Billo has covered the 9-11 cover-up issue several times on his show. Personally, I have never seen O' Liar cover this topic fairly. In the rare instances where he actually has a member of 9-11 truth on the show, such as Jim Fetzer or Kevin Barrett, he has them on alone and usually it is at the end of the show. Billo is gracious enough to give them maybe 2 minutes, but even then Billo continually interrupts and talks over them so that their total talking time is roughly 20 seconds.
On the surface, it may appear as if O' Reilly gives 9-11 truth a platform for exposure because he doesn't have anyone who supports the official story on at the same time. But see, that's just it. Having another guest on with an opposing view would then make it a debate and it would require a longer segment, and of course Billo will never give 9-11 truth a long segment.
When Billo has defenders of the official story on, like James Meigs, he gives them much longer amounts of time (usually in the first 20-30 minutes of the show) and never has anyone from 9-11 truth on to defend their side. That's "fair and balanced" alright. One side of the story where both the host and the guest agree.
Then, if calling Nelson a “pinhead” wasn’t enough, Billo tops it off by calling himself a patriot! Wow, really? Billo must have done something noble. Did Billo protest the war or someone’s individual rights? Did he enlist to fight in the war? Did he become an activist? Uh..no, but what he did do was just as patriotic! Yes, that’s right…..Billo has predicted the winners of the last five Superbowls. Huh?
"I have the longest winning streak in the country. So in the Superbowl predicting category, I'm a Patriot", O’ Reilly bellowed. OK, nevermind how ridiculous that is. A 2nd grader could see just how stupid of a remark that is. Let’s actually analyze it. What does patriotism have to do with the Superbowl? Or picking winners? Where’s the connection? Just like the entire point of Billo’s show…….there IS none.
Besides, I thought you didn’t achieve patriot status until you correctly predicted at least TEN Superbowl winners! He’s only predicted FIVE! BILLO-----YOU’RE UN-AMERICAN! Hell, he didn’t even PICK the Patriots to win! You can’t actually BE a patriot and not pick a team CALLED the Patriots, can you??
I didn’t think so!
Does Billo even know what the MEANING to the word “patriot” is? In past segments of “Pinheads…” here are things that Billo has called “patriotic”:
*Julia Roberts for fighting back to paparazzi
*A mall Santa for having kids wish for their Daddy to come back from Iraq, and the father is there when they uncover their eyes
*Taye Diggs for singing in New Orleans
*A cop getting a woman out of a car on a railroad track before the train hit her
So, you see, Billo doesn’t know what a patriot even IS. He thinks being a patriot is simply just doing something good. All of the things above are good deeds, but not patriotic. Patriotism involves devotion and love for your country. Patriotism can also be dissent and disagreement with your government if you feel they are corrupt and not following your country’s rules or creed (or Constitution). To Bill O’ Reilly, you could be a patriot if you get your neighbor’s cat out of a tree.
Nelson, on the other hand, has done REAL patriotic deeds in his life, whether you agree that they are acts of patriotism or not. That doesn’t change the fact that they are. He has done benefit concerts for Earthquake victims, has defended and fought for his usage of marijuana (whether you think it’s immoral or not does not change the fact that fighting for this could be his Constitutional right to do so), has invested in bio-diesel plants that make fuel from vegetable oil and has given his money, time and efforts in numerous causes for animals, farmers and peace.
Nelson has also protested the IRS and at one time did not pay his taxes. Of course, we all know that the Income Tax is unconstitutional for an individuals’ labor. The tax code CLEARLY says the Income Tax is “voluntary compliance”. Voluntary, not mandatory. Yet Nelson was drug through the mud for years and insulted for this. Why? Because of the ignorance of the American people in not knowing what the Constitution says. What in the hell has Bill O’ Reilly done? I’ll tell you what he’s done……..NOTHING.
The bottom line is this: Bill O’ Reilly is a controlled media propagandist who wouldn’t know fairness and truth even if you could find them in a loofah. His job is to spew lies and spin to the American people on a daily basis. He’s a proven liar, neo-con and tool for the far-right. He has no interest in anything truthful or to “look out for you”. Only Bill O’ Reilly can call himself a patriot because he knows no one else will.