Tag: O’Reilly

NPR's "Explanation"

I’m actually a bit surprised that the Juan Williams firing by National Public Radio (NPR) continues to be a controversy nearly a week after it occurred. I’m not displeased by the ongoing discussion—it’s more of a pleasant surprise. The most galling feature of the entire episode is the hypocrisy exhibited by NPR. The ombudsman for the network [or should I say ombudswoman to be politically correct?], attempted the other day to explain the decision in greater detail. I’ve read it…. Read more »

Military Ballots and Political Correctness

I would hate to omit some stories in the rush of election coverage, but there is one that is directly related to the upcoming elections that should make anyone wonder what’s going on. Of all the people who should be allowed to vote, those serving in the armed forces overseas, particularly in Afghanistan, should have top priority. They are literally the front line of defense against terrorism. Yet two of our largest states, New York and Illinois, missed deadlines for sending troops… Read more »

More Liberal Facism

The theme of Jonah Goldberg’s book Liberal Fascism just received another confirmation yesterday. In the book, he argues that liberals aren’t really all that liberal. Classic liberalism believed in liberty; modern liberalism, which often goes by the name progressivism, is anything but devoted to liberty. Rather, it imposes a uniformity of thought that none dare challenge without consequences. So what happened yesterday to further authenticate his theme? Well, a bona fide liberal stepped over a political correctness line and lost his… Read more »

Islam and Political Correctness

Is rational discussion at an all-time low? Has political correctness gotten so out of control that no one is allowed to criticize Islam? One might be excused for thinking so after the temper tantrum on The View Thursday. Why anyone would watch The View is beyond me, but sometimes it does have a guest who challenges the liberal worldview. It was Bill O’Reilly’s turn Thursday to cause the ladies to nearly faint from shock. In a discussion that led to… Read more »

Race, Sherrod, and Victimhood

Racial issues ought to be receding in America. Yet they have once again intruded onto the national consciousness. It all started [at least the latest round] when the NAACP passed a resolution calling on the Tea Party to excise the racists in their midst. No real evidence was presented that racism was a major problem within the movement, but that apparently was beside the point. I commented on this in my July 14 post, if you want to review it…. Read more »