"[I]f Al Qaeda comes in here and blows you up, we're not going to do anything about it. ... You want to blow up the Coit Tower? Go ahead."
Seriously, it's a good thing we have people like Bill O'Rielly around. What would we do without his efforts to blacklist Americans who had the audacity to be against an immoral and corrupt war? (www.huffingtonpost.com/arianna-huffington/the-bill-oreilly-blackli_b_10823.html)
To be fair, people deserve to hear the full statements Bill O'Rielly made before we make judgement: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/arianna-huffington/the-bill-oreilly-blackli_b_10823.html
They sound so much scarrier when heard in full. Good ol'Bill needs to be fired for these statements. They are undemocratic to the core, rude and should not be acceptable at Fox News. First, there are republicans in San Francisco. San Francisco is a diverse city full of all sorts of people, not just gay, anti-military pot smokers; in condemning the city of San Francisco, he's also condemning the type of people he deems "American."
Secondly, America is all about diversity in opinion. I'm sure some of you would critique me in saying this as I am condemning Bill O'Rielly, but the truth is Fox News is it's own corporation. It has the right to deem what is appropriate to say or do on it's own employees. Bill O'Rielly, in his statements, not only speaks for him but also the entirety of Fox News.
America is a diverse country. Not every city is filled with the same people, who do the same things. Some cities are going to be more progressive than others. Some places are more accepting than others. Some places are predominantly filled with a population that values life - all life, not just those of Americans who agree with Bill O'Rielly. San Francisco is free to be anti-military if it wants, but it has no more power than Boston or Saint Louis in determining whether or not troops will be there. That decision is decided by the representatives in government of the entire population.
One would hope that Bill O'Rielly would realize that and stop saying such horrible statements. If he claims to care about Americans and want a safe America, he should want it for ALL Americans, not just those like him. And for heaven's sake, blacklisting is an evil practice. One would hope Americans don't long for the McCarthy era...