Monday, April 09, 2007

Bill O'Reilly Manufactures Some Outrage

It's good for ratings.

Watch the clip for the Geraldo Rivera - Bill O'Reilly main event. It's hack-tacular! I'm giving this one to Geraldo, who attempts to temper the manufactured O'Reilly outrage against illegal alien drunk driving with a little logic. Too late, though -- O'Reilly has found an audience formula that works and he's going to milk it. Just like he distorted the relevance of a few oddball occurrences to whip up War On Christmas outrage, he again tries to gin up the audience with a new angle on illegal aliens.

Fact: Nearly 13,000 traffic fatalities in 2005 involved a driver who was over .08. I couldn't find stats on 2006 but, you know, if you're going to manufacture some drunk driving outrage why not broaden your scope a little?

Note to Geraldo: Dude, you signed on with this outfit. You're not a stupid man -- you know what happens when you lie down with dogs. You can't expect to be a party to every slimy distortion they come up with and then suddenly freak out when they hit on a topic near and dear to your heart. Either you have integrity or you don't. Make your choice and live with it.

Via Americablog.


Anonymous Valerie said...

I just came across your blog and I like your take on things. I'm not a huge fan of Geraldo's but I was on his side in this argument. America has it's war on drugs, but doesn't see that literally the most dangerous drug is legal ... alcohol. It kills more people than all of the illegal and prescription drugs combined.

11:11 PM, April 09, 2007  
Blogger Logic101 said...

Hi Valerie, thanks for stopping by!

7:43 AM, April 10, 2007  

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