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Desperation on the Far Left

 

By Bill O'Reilly

 

After last week's election results, some in the Obama administration and most in the left-wing media are furious, and now desperation is setting in.

 

Two examples. First, Fox-o-phobia. That is the irrational fear of the Fox News Channel, which for the first time in history beat every other TV news agency on election night, a stunning turn of events.

 

That kind of power is frightening the far left, and last week we told you about Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank, a Fox hater, who wrote that FNC hosted a Republican victory party on election night.

 

Of course, that is a blatant lie, with Mr. Milbank writing: "To be fair and balanced, Fox brought in a nominal Democrat, pollster Doug Schoen. 'This is a complete repudiation of the Democratic party,' he proclaimed."

 

Milbank intentionally misled his readers. Fox News Channel had seven analysts on the Democratic side, and they did not marginalize their party.

 

So Megyn Kelly and I discussed the Milbank situation and then went on to analyze the Sharia law proposition in Oklahoma:

 

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

 

MEGYN KELLY, "AMERICA LIVE" HOST: If Sharia law says you can rape your husband if you're a man and she's a woman because you're married, our public policy in America doesn't allow that, so we don't have to enforce that law.

 

O'REILLY: Does Sharia law say we can behead Dana Milbank?

 

KELLY: I think.

 

O'REILLY: That was a joke for you Media Matters people out there because, you know, "O'Reilly says we want to behead Dana."

 

KELLY: Why do you even pay any attention to them? Who cares about them?

O'REILLY: Here's why: because I attack corruption at all levels.

 

(END VIDEO CLIP)

 

Milbank is now telling his readers that I want him dead: "Bill O'Reilly wants my head -- literally. On Thursday night, the Fox News host asked, as part of a show that would be seen by 5.5 million people: 'Does Sharia law say we can behead Dana Milbank?' He then added, 'That was a joke.'  Hilarious! Decapitation jokes just slay me."

 

Milbank is desperately trying to convince his readers that I want violence to befall him. Not true. I'd like honesty to befall Mr. Milbank.

 

But far more serious is what the Justice Department is doing to Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, and this is the second example of desperation on the left.

 

As you may know, Christie is emerging as a fierce advocate of smaller government and budget cutting. So now Attorney General Eric Holder is putting out that Christie did not properly follow hotel guidelines while he was a federal prosecutor for six years. The amount in question is about $2,000.

 

Now you don't have to be Dana Milbank to know this is bogus. The Justice Department isn't accusing Gov. Christie; it is just pointing out his accounting was a bit lax.

 

But why? Doesn't Holder have anything more important to do?

 

This is a desperate attempt to denigrate Christie, is it not? What other explanation is there for this? The governor should write Holder a check for the two grand and send it to him. Preposterous.

 

And that's "The Memo."

Pinheads & Patriots

 

As you may know, President Bush is very angry that rapper Kanye West called him a racist after Hurricane Katrina. Now Mr. West seems a bit contrite:

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

KANYE WEST, RAPPER: I would tell George Bush, in my moment of frustration, I didn't have the grounds to call him a racist. But I believe that in a situation of high emotion like that, we as human beings don't always choose the right words.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

 

So is Kanye West a patriot for saying that, or does he remain a pinhead? You can vote on BillOReilly.com.

 

Tuesday night we told you about Arnold Schwarzenegger saying it's no big deal to smoke pot. Seventy-seven percent of Americans say The Governator is a pinhead for that opinion. Just 23 percent believe he is a patriot.