by Scoobie Davis
Exclusive: Bill O'Reilly Confronted about Phony "War on Christmas"
The other day, I wrote a rather vitriolic rant about the phony "war on Christmas" put forth by the usual suspects. I called O'Reilly's radio show today and confronted him about it--I posed as "Stanley" from San Diego. Background: before O'Reilly took my call, he was discussing a controversy in which the group American Atheists were trying to remove memorial crosses for slain Utah troopers from public lands. After reading the transcript of my call, decide for yourself who is smearing whom:
O'REILLY: Stanley, San Diego, California. What's going on, Stanley?
SCOOBIE: Hello, Bill. I really think this whole, like, fight for Christmas has been overblown and I think it's largely hypocritical. For one thing, the newspaper that's championing this--this so-called fight to protect Christmas--is the Washington Times which is owned by Sun Myung Moon who paid black ministers to throw crosses into dumpsters. So when you talk about this Utah cross controversy, why don't you denounce somebody like Sun Myung Moon?
[O'REILLY DISCONNECTS SCOOBIE]
O'REILLY: Because I don't know anything about him, and I didn't even know the Washington Times was involved with this, and I wouldn't smear Sun Myung Moon anyway, the way you just did, Stanley. I mean, you're taking it right out of the left-wing playbook: can't win the debate, smear the person. You ought to be ashamed of yourself.
[O'REILLY GOES TO NEXT CALLER]
UPDATE: Here's another call to O'Reilly