Joan Walsh,of Salon.com, is usually such an eloquent debater who really makes some great points.But,I have to say,that Mr. O’Reilly really kept his gloves on in this one!
Ms. Walsh did not have any facts to back up her point of view.And there was no real passion behind her argument.Unlike Mr. O’Reilly.No matter which side of this debate you are on,there is no denying that Mr. O’Reilly really made her look like the vile one. Her opinion on late-term abortion sounded so crude & clinical! Joan Walsh simply did not present a winning argument.
I may believe in abortion rights.But,I draw the line when it comes to aborting babies after the first trimester.Obviously,I find late-term abortion to be an abhorrent reality.Yes,it’s legal.But,like Mr. O’Reilly said,that does not make it right. As much as I hate to admit it,I have to agree with Mr. O’ Reilly.
But,I do think that he could have provoked violence with his references to the late Dr. George Tiller as “Tiller The Baby Killer“. We need to remember that words can really be influential before we utter phrases like that on national television.Mr. O’Reilly should admit that he went overboard & tone his rhetoric down.
Here’s more on their debate from mediabistro:
On Wednesday’s Hardball with Chris Matthews, Walsh was critical of O’Reilly and seemed to connect him to the murder of Dr. George Tiller. “When Bill O’Reilly goes on TV every night and calls Dr. Tiller a baby killer and a Nazi and a Mengele, and shows where he works, why do we put up with that?” she asked. “Why is that entertainment in our culture? It’s demonizing a private citizen for doing a lawful job? Why are people doing that? Why is that acceptable?” (She expanded on this in a blog post.)
Last night O’Reilly called Walsh “one of the most extreme” critics of him for “telling the truth about Dr. Tiller.”
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