1/6/09 1:05 PM

'Walk Away from These Right Wing Liars!'

J$P Audio! O'Reilly erupts against talk radio, calls Barney Frank a 'fat toad':

From The Radio Factor, September 25 2008

UPDATE: Complete audio (minus commercials) of the entire hour here.

S. Weasel
Ugh! I hate O'Reilly. I don't suppose you could summarize what his beef is with right wing talk radio so I don't have to listen...?
September 25, 2008, 1:38:07 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Thanks Bill, you are a winner. Far Right Fringe Wingnuts are just as dangerous as the Far Left.

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September 25, 2008, 1:38:12 PM EDT – Like – Reply

BOR is a blowhard. But then again, he's only half wrong. Should the cover of this mess been exposed a long time ago? Yes.
Regarding "big fat cigar," he's talking about Rush Limbaugh. News flash BOR, Rush is just flat-out smarter than you. You think I'm going to trust YOU?

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September 25, 2008, 1:40:37 PM EDT – Like – Reply

O'Reilly, needless to say, is an idiot.  
Someone needs to send him this memo, and he needs to read it.  
The Administration's Unheeded Warnings About the Systemic Risk Posed by the GSEs
For many years the President and his Administration have not only warned of the systemic consequences of financial turmoil at a housing government-sponsored enterprise (GSE) but also put forward thoughtful plans to reduce the risk that either Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac would encounter such difficulties. President Bush publicly called for GSE reform 17 times in 2008 alone before Congress acted.
September 25, 2008, 1:46:40 PM EDT – Like – Reply

The Dude
I heard this live. It was awesome. He was pretty much right on, though.
September 25, 2008, 1:55:21 PM EDT – Like – Reply

The clip is 2:45 long... listen to it, before you post... please.
We already have comments for the chuckle-heads, who just assume, and don't actually listen before commenting.
Great clip! He was really fired up... and he's 100% correct. There is enough blame to go around... stop all the partisan blah-blah and FIX IT!
WTG O'Reilly!
(Although, the "big fat toad" was kinda unnecessary. Apologies for that, say you got heated about the issue, and you lost your cool for a second.)
September 25, 2008, 2:00:22 PM EDT – Like – Reply

I'm a conservative and usually try to avoid name-calling, but Bill O'Reilly is a putz. No other way to explain it.
He's all over the place on the issues. He's just a putz!

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September 25, 2008, 2:01:49 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Of course he was, like Rush cares about the little people. He's an entertainer, what's the difference between Rush and Alec Baldwin? Nothing, except ideaology.
I know he hurts to fess up to reality, but that's the truth.
September 25, 2008, 2:04:08 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Dan Tanna
I think O'Reilly is correct on this one...and Im one of the evil speculators he rails against. But, lets face it, the people who depend on employers are going to be screwed....
Bush, as much as I support him, fell down on this, and the Democrats, screwed the pooch too. Now we have a mess, that in all likelyhood will get worse before it gets better. However, while everyone, especially over at CNBC, is saying the sky is falling, opportuity still abounds....and most likely, after this period we will have great growth, much like after the 1987 crash....the world was suppose to end then....and it didnt. It wont end now.
September 25, 2008, 2:16:00 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mr Bigtime Radio
Bill specifically tries to be a consumer advocate in the political realm. Unfortunately this often means feeling with ones heart instead of thinking through to figure out if your truly a conservative or a socialist as there IS NO middle ground between diametric opposites. As a result Bill's often all over the map politically for better or worse. I think its his big Irish heart but I wish he saw the light like Stossel did years ago and understand consumer advocate is not an honest intellectual position. I hope this wasn't a populist act trying to appeal to the little guy and also very sorry if he honestly lost it for real as well.
September 25, 2008, 2:30:18 PM EDT – Like – Reply

To put it out there, I am a Conservative. Having said that, I have to agree with O'reilly here. The blame game really needs to be aside for now until we figure this mess out. As much as I may like many of the conservative radio hosts O'Reilly is attacking here, they do get too deep in their ideology at times. Deficit Spending is a great example, very few in talk radio called out Bush or Republicans for their wasteful spending and before you knew it, the Republicans lost the house in 2006. Rumsfeld mismanaged the Iraq war in the beginning, while the left was screaming surrender, talk radio should have said more than simply "stay the course". Petreaus had his surge plan on the table for a long time but was ignored by Rumsfeld and talk radio. Illegal Immigration is another big issue. Talk radio still to this day seems to focus on on libeal social policy but alot of their scorn should be directed at big business and their twisted definition of free trade and affordable labor.  
On this current economic crisis, talk radio has every right to point to mistakes made by clinton and the connections the democrats have to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, at the same time however I would like to hear real conservative solutions and reforms that will help us fix this problem with as little cost to the tacpayer as possible and to prevent it from happening again. Those responsible, in Washington and Wall Street, Repub or Dem, need to be held accountable. Seeing Chris Dodd and Barney Frank on TV trying to cover their butts is sickening, and I can relate compeltely to O'Reilly's frustration. They need to be investigated along with those on Wall Street. But we can start blaming after we finished reforming.

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September 25, 2008, 2:30:56 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Some of you are very easily fooled. You think O'Reilly isn't making millions? He's just jealous of Rush and Sean and a few others who do a better radio show than he does. This financial mess goes back even to Carter, as well as Clinton, but it mostly is the fault of Congress as in Dodd, Frank, and their buddies.

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September 25, 2008, 2:31:53 PM EDT – Like – Reply

I recall Bush, Henry Snow and McCain warning of this financial crisis looming on a number of occassions, McCain co-authored a bill, Dems killed it.

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September 25, 2008, 2:36:16 PM EDT – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
We're walking a fine line here. I don't want the thread to descend into pure political bickering, but obviously some reaction to the opinions of O'Reilly is inevitable. If your message gets edited slightly don't take it personally. I just don't want things getting too far off the main focus of this site (cable news and cable news personalities) and into a left-right political brouhaha.
That said, keep 'em coming.
September 25, 2008, 2:37:37 PM EDT – Like – Reply

I usually agree with most topics that O'Reilly talks about, but I don't think he's educated himself on the timeline and history for this financial meltdown. He wants to blame right wing talk radio? Huh? Sorry...but Rush Limbaugh did not create this mess O'Reilly.
Please do your homework Bill and put your anger where it belongs. You have insulted my intelligence by spewing your lack of intelligence on the financial issues.
September 25, 2008, 2:39:33 PM EDT – Like – Reply

BOR is the Lou Dobbs of Fox News.  
Acting like he's all holier than now because he doesn't take sides etc etc. All Rush is saying is that politically the Liberal Dems are primarily responsible for holding up legislation over the past 10 years that may have averted this mess, and its true. There are others at fault but politically the Dems are.
September 25, 2008, 2:53:55 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Bush supported FM/FM reform many times but didn't lead strongly enough. Bottom line is the Dems have their finger prints all over this scandal. and where was BOR in 2005 when the Dems blocked important FM/FM reform?
I don't remember him warning us.
September 25, 2008, 2:55:01 PM EDT – Like – Reply

What Bill does not seem to realize is that if the president or any other government offical were to have said they were dealing in bad paper, don't invest in them... the lawyers would have been coming out of the woodwork to sue not only the president but also the United States Goverment.
September 25, 2008, 3:02:30 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Chris Jones
I love it when Bill goes nuclear, he should do it more often.
September 25, 2008, 3:03:22 PM EDT – Like – Reply

im in a unique position where i can listen to talk radio all day at my job. Orielly is somewhat right on talk radio, but not totally. The whole jist of the talk radio scene over the last few days, WHO CAN WE TRUST!!!! The same people that started, and "frankly" stifled reforms, are the same ones handling the bailout. If this is a temp. fix...fine, but we all know some will try and make the Govt involvement in this permanent and that IS socialism

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September 25, 2008, 3:06:21 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Whoa, on a rant or what...
September 25, 2008, 3:07:01 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Sometimes I think I can hear "The Entertainer" (the theme music to "The Sting"). I open a door and see ALL THESE GUYS (Barney Frank, Obama, McCain, Dodd, Paulson, and all the rest) sitting around laughing and joking while they're counting my money (and your money). Meanwhile, ALL the talking heads continue to make millions while we start to call each other 'comrade'. Is it one big puppet show, and we're the puppets?
September 25, 2008, 3:07:35 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Could he just come out and say he hates Rush, he would feel better. If he actually listened to Rush he would get the whole picture. Jealousy is an ugly thing. He needs to realize we can listen to his show, Rush, Hannity, etc and get the real story for oursleves. Chill O Chill.
September 25, 2008, 3:11:18 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Yea, the last two comments are close to how I feel. Most workers/students will not have any influence on what's going to happen in the next few days.
September 25, 2008, 3:38:39 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Olby Sucks
The newsliars are a day late and a dollar short (no pun intended, Johnny) on this O'Reilly story. 290 visitors here and 29 there. It's "Doocy" time over there. No surprise for a bottom rung/4th rate excuse for a blog. :lol:
September 25, 2008, 3:48:35 PM EDT – Like – Reply

while i am generally no bill fan, i believe his anger and incredulousness is absolutely genuine. i dont think there is a contrived bone in his body when it comes to these occaisional fits. i dont agree with him on many fronts on the bailout issue, and i believe he is wrong about limbaugh but i will not assail his honesty.

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September 25, 2008, 3:50:37 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Bill is a falafel (yes falafel) using know nothing duche bag. Bluster is the only way he knows how to entertain. Guy's a joke and should listen to Rush and take notes.  
September 25, 2008, 3:51:24 PM EDT – Like – Reply

New Agency Proposed to Oversee Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae  
[b]September 11, 2003[/b]
The Bush administration today recommended the most significant regulatory overhaul in the housing finance industry since the savings and loan crisis a decade ago.
..."These two entities -- Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac -- are not facing any kind of financial crisis," said Representative Barney Frank...

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September 25, 2008, 3:52:32 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Bill L
BOR, I admire your heart and passion, however, your ability to clearly analyze FACTS and come to a well though out conclusion are many times hampered by your emotions. I agree w/ a swift punch and a kick in the ass of both Chris Dodd and Barney Frank. Each are complicit in this mess and are engaging in CYA. There is a trail of verifiable information that points most clearly to "social engineering" of lending practices without a consideration of the ill effect. These were eggs laid by democrat politicians and now the chickens have come home to roost. Investigate the corruption, prosicute where applicable, fire congressional members that supported these lending modifications and let this be an example that CONGRESS IS OUR COUNTRY'S BIGGEST PROBLEMS. Oh yeah Bill, drop the BIG Oil bit... study up on profit margins.
September 25, 2008, 3:57:44 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Chris Pimental
Nuclear indeed. Bravo.
September 25, 2008, 4:08:06 PM EDT – Like – Reply

This douche bag has lost it. I guess this is what happens when you make dirty phone calls to your producer. Him and Olbermann are made for each other.

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September 25, 2008, 4:22:19 PM EDT – Like – Reply

tom w
Thanks bill for calling a spade a spade, down the middle, the only main stream media Guy that has the balls to call them out. we deserve truth and acountability.
September 25, 2008, 4:34:00 PM EDT – Like – Reply

I've never heard him explode like this before but he needs to sit and look at the facts on who tried to prevent it and who blocked it...
September 25, 2008, 4:38:23 PM EDT – Like – Reply

I don't understand all the negative reactions to what Bill O'Reilly was saying here. Is there something wrong with railing against corruption and partisan dishonesty?
And so what if he's loud about it? If ever there was a time to be angry, this is that time! BO is just reflecting what everyone who's hurting from this disaster is feeling these days.
September 25, 2008, 4:45:44 PM EDT – Like – Reply

I don't think BOR is blaming the right wing for the problem. I think he is blaming the far right as personified by talk radio as blocking what BOR sees as a solution.
The basic problem was caused by bad loans that were spurred on by "the fat toad" and Dodd and Schummer. The aforementioned championed home ownership for lower income people - people that ultimately shouldn't have had home loans.
September 25, 2008, 4:57:02 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
If anyone wants to hear the full hour (without commercials) where BOR's eruption occurred, here's the link to Fox News Radio's free podcast:
September 25, 2008, 5:02:02 PM EDT – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
Thanks for that. That's a good link to have. I'm going to add it to the main post.
September 25, 2008, 5:02:56 PM EDT – Like – Reply

I don't know which would be better-- O'Reilly vs The Judge in a bailout vs no bailout smackdown, or O'Reilly vs Rivera as to who most outrageously makes every issue about himself.
September 25, 2008, 5:35:34 PM EDT – Like – Reply

"Deficit Spending is a great example, very few in talk radio called out Bush or Republicans for their wasteful spending"
You clearly don't listen to much talk radio.
September 25, 2008, 5:58:07 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
I see it up now. The link is wrong. Here it is through TinyURL: http://tinyurl.com/478aok
Hopefully, that helps.
28:51 into the complete audio, BOR explains why he didn't name names when going after the right-wing talkers. When a caller asked why he only named people like Barney Frank and Chris Dodd, and if the reason was contractual, BOR responded: "It's not contractual. It's just that I don't get to hear...because I'm on the radio and working on television...I don't get to hear what the right-wing ideologues are exactly saying on the radio. ... I know what they're saying because we get summaries of their opinions. ... You know, look, there are two reasons I don't name names. Number one, I don't want to cheap shot anybody, and I didn't hear them say it. So, I want to be cautious. Number two, they don't hold any power other than the court of public opinion, Al [caller], whereas Frank and Dodd and Bush, these are elected people. You see what I'm talking about?" When Al said BOR carries a lot of weight with what he talks about on his show and so do the other talkers, BOR responded: "And you know who they are if you listen to them. See, look, there may be a right-wing talk show host who feels the way I do; who knows that the bailout has to happen. And I haven't heard that person. All right? So, I don't know. Maybe Michael Reagan. I don't know. So, I feel that I got my point across to people who listen to these programs, listen to a specific radio commentator, who know the commentator is saying 'Oh, don't do the bailout. Oh, this is socialism.' Then, they can apply the name; I don't have to. So, I'm trying to be fair here. I'm not trying to cut people off and up. I don't want to cut up President Bush and Barney Frank or even Dodd." And now, I'm tired of transcribing. Listen for yourself.
September 25, 2008, 5:58:40 PM EDT – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
Thanks for the link correction.
September 25, 2008, 6:05:14 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Jack F.
I have no idea what he's talking about. I was hoping he would tell me what would happen after we do drop 1 T dollars on failed private businesses. Does that actually solve the problem of giving loans to people that can't pay them back? Can we get Ron Paul to run for President again. I think this two party system is going to kill us all.
September 25, 2008, 6:12:49 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
You're welcome.
September 25, 2008, 6:21:28 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
I think invoking that name should void further political/ideological comments to this thread. That name equals massive topic drift and challenge/response battles from followers.
September 25, 2008, 6:26:12 PM EDT – Like – Reply

I don't no why all the folks are going negative on Bill. People on both sides saw this coming yet. Nobody REALLY spoke up. Now it's just finger pointing. If anybody listened to Bill on the radio the last day or two, he was talking about how people were getting angry about this.
Now, if people don't like Bill yelling at both sides, you can always watch a certain ' journalist ' at 8 PM Eastern tonight, and watch him spin it to blame George Bush and Republicans and not the lilly white, pure as the driven snow Dems.
OR! At 9 PM you can go over to FNC and watch Mr. Hannity work his magic. Only one difference. The 'journalist' will have his crew of talking parrots. Mr. Hannity will have to put up with that pesky Mr. Colmes.
Look, Bill got pissed, as we all know he does once in a while. Is it his passion or his schtick? You can decide. Again, if the alarm was this bad, it doesn't matter who's watch it happened on or who started it. People get pissed and they take it out on whoever is in charge. Stay tuned!
BTW This whole thing is sort of mute anyway. Jerry Doyle has been talking about this, since last May on his radio show. ( I just had to get that in Johnny, lol)
September 25, 2008, 6:41:05 PM EDT – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
I've never heard Jerry Doyle on the radio. To me he'll always be Garibaldi.
September 25, 2008, 6:43:33 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Kirk G
BOR is sounding like Dobbs more and more every day, to bad.
September 25, 2008, 6:44:02 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Olby Sucks
There was a guy on Greta last night. Some self made billionare, a football team owner. He said this bail out will only make things worse down the road. The banks will get the money, but, they won't know what to do with it. Also, with no transparency it will be a recipe for chaos. He said much more, all good points. My opinion is throwing money at a problem has never worked. Why would it work this time?
September 25, 2008, 6:49:25 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C. | Homepage | 09.25.08 - 6:31 pm |  
Oh leave those RP people alone Mike. It's like a voice in the woods at this point with them.
Only kidding RP people!!!!
September 25, 2008, 6:50:03 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Funny I saw him on the street once in Vegas. What did I yell?
Hey Garibaldi!!!!!
September 25, 2008, 6:53:51 PM EDT – Like – Reply

**$&$&$!!! We'll do it live! *$(%(!$ thing sucks!*$&$&$!!! We'll do it live! *$(%(!$ thing sucks!$!!! We'll do it live! *$(%(!$ thing sucks!
September 25, 2008, 7:31:35 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
I think I meant "evoking."
September 25, 2008, 8:47:42 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
Media Matters has picked up on this:
Their angle? BOR wants to hit Barney Frank and Chris Dodd, then break their fingers off. Boy, is it a good thing I linked earlier to the full hour.
Expect either a Worst Person nod by Keith "Man on Fan" Olbermann, or a full segment devoted to the supposed violent fantasies of Sideshow Bob, Frank Burns, Ted Baxter, Billo the Clown [Ding!], or whatever names he spits out of his Olbsessed mouth.
September 25, 2008, 9:29:32 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Hot Air has an interesting clip of Mark Levin answering O'Reilly, Johnny.
September 25, 2008, 10:26:29 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Fox Fan
I just listened to that clip, CC. I'm with Levin on this one, minus the O'Reilly bashing. 
Jack F. at 6:17 is right on!
September 25, 2008, 10:56:52 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
I tried listening, but he said BOR has no ratings and will be off radio soon. I have lost all respect for Mark Levin. I don't care that he shares my disliking of Keith. Dr. Levin, you hit way below the belt. Allahpundit, you did, too. Now, I remember why I quit going to Hot Air in the first place: because it's a site filled with rank hatred of anybody that isn't in lockstep with their views or their founder's views...plus the views at their founder's personal blog. But I digress.
September 25, 2008, 11:54:05 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Olby Sucks
**$&$&$!!! We'll do it live! *$(%(!$ thing sucks! Mike | 09.25.08 - 7:36 pm | # This made it through moderation, how? That's "mike" a sock puppet from the dogpound.*$&$&$!!! We'll do it live! *$(%(!$ thing sucks! Mike | 09.25.08 - 7:36 pm | # This made it through moderation, how? That's "mike" a sock puppet from the dogpound.$!!! We'll do it live! *$(%(!$ thing sucks!
Mike | 09.25.08 - 7:36 pm | # 
This made it through moderation, how? That's "mike" a sock puppet from the dogpound.
September 25, 2008, 11:58:36 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Olby Sucks
Mike C. | Homepage | 09.25.08 - 11:59 pm | # 
Do you agree with everything O'Reilly says?
September 26, 2008, 1:22:34 AM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
OS, I don't see your question to me in this thread yet, but it's showing up in recent comments. No, I don't agree with everything BOR says, but I am a loyal fan and take attacks personally. I like his non-partisan vision. I'm a partisan guy, don't get me wrong, but I'm not a doctrinaire ideologue. That's what drew me to BOR. I like that about Dennis Miller, too; no doctrinaire on his radio show.
Maybe I was too impulsive in saying I've lost all respect for Levin. I'll defend conservatives when they're being [unfairly] attacked by those on the opposite end of the spectrum, like Bathtub Boy himself. BOR is down the middle, but I don't like attacks on him, either.
But anyway, I need to go to sleep. I have to up around 9:00 or 9:30.
September 26, 2008, 1:45:10 AM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
And now that I published my comment, your comment is finally up in this thread and not just in the recent comments widget.
September 26, 2008, 1:46:14 AM EDT – Like – Reply

I just listened to that clip, CC. I'm with Levin on this one, minus the O'Reilly bashing.
Jack F. at 6:17 is right on!
Fox Fan | 09.25.08 - 11:01 pm | # 
I go back and forth. 
I know the govt is going to have to do something or there will be no money to lend for the sort of things that foster economic progress. 
Though I'm livid with these lending firms, I don't much care for capping salaries in private industry, etc.
September 26, 2008, 8:01:17 AM EDT – Like – Reply

Fox Fan
I'm stuck wondering who the liars are that we need to walk away from. 
Here we have Bush and O'Reilly telling us that the US will melt down unless every taxpayer in the country forks over $2000 of their money to them so they can pay off companies that are the biggest financial failures in history. (700B/350M) 
Then we have REAL fiscal conservatives like Levin and some of the House reps telling us that the whole thing is a wasteful farce and that the economy is big enough to stabilize itself. 
Stealing $2000 of my money to pay financial fools to stay in business- not exactly my idea of helping out Americans. Bush and O'Reilly are overblowing the danger of having these banks, these behemoth, lobbyist investment firms, of going under and both just lost their fiscal conservative cards.
September 26, 2008, 9:57:25 AM EDT – Like – Reply

Olby Sucks
Maybe Bush and O'Reilly are Fannie/Freddie stock holders? This whole thing is sickening.
September 26, 2008, 12:29:59 PM EDT – Like – Reply