Bill O’Reilly Books, Then Bumps, WorldNetDaily Birther

Joseph Farah is the editor of the uber-conservative WorldNetDaily. He is also one of the chief proponents of the Birther Conspiracy that holds that Barack Obama is not eligible to be president because, they hysterically allege, he isn’t a U.S. citizen. This thoroughly caramelized nut case for reversing last November’s election has been debunked repeatedly, but continues to be peddled by dogged rightist reality deniers.

Now, the WorldNetDaily is reporting that their leader, Mr. Farrah, was all set to appear on The O’Reilly Factor until his list of demands was rejected by Bill O’Reilly himself. Here is the list as printed at WND:

  • Though a sober and civil discourse is always welcome, shouting is not;
  • No other guests on during the segment with Mr. Farah;
  • Discussion to be limited to the facts of the story;
  • Accurate, approved description of Mr. Farah and news organization he represents;
  • Screen ID chyron to be approved by Mr. Farah.

If this account is true, then O’Reilly retracted his invitation to Farrah because he objected to constraints on his freedom to shout at people and distort facts. But just the fact that a right wing web editor felt it necessary to itemize a list of criteria that included no shouting, stick with the facts, and chyron approval, for a right wing TV host, is pretty delicious irony. Even O’Reilly’s natural allies don’t trust him.


7 thoughts on “Bill O’Reilly Books, Then Bumps, WorldNetDaily Birther

  1. In my opinion the Republican Party has been taken over the most extreme religious right (people who love to push their beliefs on others while trying to take away their rights) and that’s who they need to focus on if they real want to win. Good Luck, because as they said in WACO, “We Ain’t Coming Out”.

    In the same vein, to all the birthers in La, La Land, it is on you to prove to all of us that your assertion is true, if there are people who were there and support your position then show us the video (everyone has a price), either put up or frankly shut-up. I heard Orly Taitz, is selling a tape (I think it’s called “Money, Lies and Video tape”). She is from Orange County, CA, now I know what the mean when they say “behind the Orange Curtain”, when they talk about Orange County, the captial of Conspiracy Theories. You know Obama has a passport, he travel abroad before he was a Senator, but I guess he fooled them too?

  2. O’Reilly’s on record denouncing the Birthers, so it appears he booked the guy in order to shout him down. With the ground rules stating that – and other less than savory practices – off limit, there went his only reason for featuring Farrah. What I don’t understand, however, is why he didn’t have the guy on anyway and simply ignore the ground rules. Reputation? He could deny there was any such agreement and even if Farrah got it on record O’Reilly would weave some story to accrue to his favor and the audience would believe O’Reilly. So I’m not sure what the rationale was after all.

    • Those are good points. The O’Reilly I knew would have simply ignored the ground rules and had Farrah on anyway. Maybe there was another reason that O’Reilly bumped Farrah.

  3. I don’t put much stock in the birther movement and it doesn’t matter as I’ve lost faith in our government long before Obama came into office. Putting a black face on the NWO doesn’t fool me. But as a clumnist/blogger you should have your facts straight. Birthers don’t claim that Obama is not a U.S. citizen like you said in your article. They claim that he is not a “natural-born” citizen for two reasons. One is the possibility that he was not born in the U.S. and the other that both of his parents were not citizens. I normally enjoy your articles but to see you pounce on and misrepresent an entire movement puts you on the same level as the people your report on.

    • Wow. Way to blow up a little nitpick into a total denunciation. The point is that they don’t regard the President as eligible to hold the office. And whatever they regard as their reasons are ludicrous.

      I hope that you will find a way someday to enjoy my articles again.

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