Thursday, May 10, 2007

French breathe sigh of relief: Bill O'Reilly lifts boycott!

Sarkozy's popularity has just gotten a firm boost. The French economy, suffocated by Bill-O's bumper sticker campaign calling for a boycott of France, can breathe again, as American French wine aficionados, snail guzzlers and other lovers of French haute cuisine can now indulge again without feeling unpatriotic, un-American or even feel like traitors. These and other French imports have just restarted to flow liberally to France's renewed ally once again. Vive la France!

Word on the streets of Paris had it that by last week Segolene Royale was wetting her knickers, that out of sheer necessity torn jeans had become le nouveau chic, that the French couldn't afford their daily ballon de vin de table anymore and that they had been reduced to eating garlic soup only (cheap AND nutritious!) And all thanks to the pivotal efforts of goofball Billy Oh Really! Sarkozy did the right thing and buckled under the pressure, naturellement. The alliance is saved and Bill-O is a heroe...

Billy boy was quite correct in calling his calling-off of the boycott [ahem!], "the most ridiculous item of the day":
O'REILLY: Time now for the "Most Ridiculous Item of the Day."

The Factor is lifting the boycott of France. However, "Boycott France" bumper stickers do remain available on BillOReilly.com for nostalgia purposes. And you never know: We may have to reimpose it.

France's new president, Nicolas Sarkozy -- we believe he will be much more fair when dealing with the USA, helping out NATO, and fighting the war on terror. The fact that thugs took to the streets after Sarkozy won tells you what you need to know about the election.

If these animals don't like Sarkozy, then he must be doing something right. Anyway, many on the Factor staff are very pleased the boycott is lifted so they can eat their little truffles and escargot and drink their overpriced wine.

For me, I like visiting France, but I'm going to wait and see what happens before checking into some chi-chi farmhouse in Provence. To not do so would be ridiculous. Boycott on France lifted.

On a more serious note, read about Billy's attempts at self-aggrandising by overstating and plainly distorting the results of his one-man crusade against France.

Bill, I don't even always disagree with you but you're a bit of nutter, aren't you?

Dear Americans, by the way, if you've been watching Bill-O and consorts, take my advice: take Bill's "analysis" (cough!) of France's riots with a big bag of salt, as a pinch wouldn't cover it...

10 Comments:

At 4:54 PM, Blogger Eitan Ha'ahzari said...

Bill O'Reilly: good man, and quality reporter, if fact one of the few programs in which politics are involved and for which I have the stomach for is "The O'Reilly Factor." In general Fox is probably the most pro-Israel network around the world.

 
At 4:54 PM, Blogger Eitan Ha'ahzari said...

note to the Sentinel: he told you we don't always agree...stupid.

 
At 8:12 PM, Blogger Cookie..... said...

I encourage folks to watch O'Reilly with some consistancy...in this way...most will see that he presents views both left and right of center, on a regular basis. He will, almost always, have individuals from both sides of an issue, giving both a chance to present their perspectives. Watch and judge for yourselves....

 
At 2:37 PM, Blogger Eitan Ha'ahzari said...

Gert: Like Cookie said, it seems like O'Reilly gives takes on both sides of the issues at hand. Try and take him for what he is and not for what you perceive him to be.

(Told you, Sent)

 
At 3:05 PM, Blogger Gert said...

Bill O'Reilly, "fair and balanced (TM)"? HIHIHIHI!!! HOHOHOHO!!! HAHAHAHA!!!

Eitan, you've said it yourself: the "most-pro-Israel" channel cannot be unbiased, that would be an oxymoron.

I watch Bill-O A LOT: mostly for laughs...

Try watching some serious commentators and not some sock puppet. He ain't too bright either. Sorry guys, Bill-O remains a source of amusement to me but nothing more...

 
At 4:15 PM, Blogger Eitan Ha'ahzari said...

Gert: true, he's pro-Israeli but since everyone else(all the other news channels) are frantically up in arms over Israeli "aggression" against the poor, miserable Palis, there has to be something to balance the anti-Zionist news-act, doesn't there, Gert?

Or is it OK in your mind to constantly pick on Zionists?

 
At 4:39 PM, Blogger Gert said...

Poppycock. I watch (very regularly) ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN and Fox. I see almost no "Zionist bashing" at all.

My own criticism of some aspects of Israeli policy vis-à-vis the conflict has nothing to with anti-Zionism or anti-Israelism either.

Faux Noise are entitled to their own views which are often quite interesting but unbiased, give me a break... They're about as "fair and balanced" as Conservapedia.

And Bill-O? He definitely does have a problem with facts. See for example here (do read it and do watch the vid).

When Billy can't win the argument, he starts shouting people down (see also the recent Wesley Clark incident). Bill-O is a buffoon and a very amusing one. He's an older version of that other moron, Sean Hannity. Problem with Hannity and O'Reilly is that they give patriotism a bad name (lol). Poor Alan Colmes: he's definitely the voice of reason on Shox Noise.

Did you see that blabbermouth and self-proclaimed "terrorism expert", Steve Emerson on Norman Finkelstein last night? Let me tell you, I'm no fan of Finkelstein any more; his "Holocaust Industry" stance is quite ridiculous but to call the son of two Holocaust survivors a "Holocaust denier" or "Holocaust minimiser" is pure slander, like so much of Hannity's chosen topics.

 
At 6:06 PM, Blogger Eitan Ha'ahzari said...

Gert: info. appreciated, as usual. I'll watch the video and then get back to you with any further feedback. You might just have won this argument...depends on the vid though...

 
At 6:11 PM, Blogger Eitan Ha'ahzari said...

O.K. Gert, just checked out that post and it says nothing, absolutely nothing about O'Reilly's charachter or about his "bullying people around." The one who was doing the trash talking was the host of that show. No, seems like this debate is still open.

p.s. I saw wickey's comment. I-N-S-A-N-E should be the correct spelling of "Rickey" don't ya think?

 
At 2:47 PM, Blogger Gert said...

Eitan:

Nope, the "debate" isn't open anymore. Read the transcript again: Bill-O demostrably lied on two counts. That isn't up for discussion.

I have plenty more such transcipts, if you're interested...

 

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