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O’Leilly

A couple nights ago, Lori Lipman Brown of the Secular Coalition for America appeared on The O’Reilly Factor.

While the full clip is not yet available, Media Matters did happen to get a part of it.

Which part? The part where Bill O’Reilly is caught in a blatant lie.

Read the report and see the clip here.

Essentially, O’Reilly claimed that Best Buy employees are forbidden from saying “Merry Christmas,” which turns out to be… well… untrue.

Bill O’Reilly say something wrong? I know… I know. My world is flipped upside down, too.

One commenter wrote this regarding the segment:

I watched this segment last night and Bill was clearly agitated because this woman [Lori Lipman Brown] was calm and resolute in her arguments. That always throws him off his game as he becomes visibly unsettled when his guest presents themselves as informed and intelligent.

Go Lori!


[tags]Lori Lipman Brown, Secular Coalition for America, Bill O’Reilly, The O’Reilly Factor, Media Matters, Best Buy, Merry Christmas, War on Christmas, atheist, atheism, Christianity[/tags]

  • Siamang

    I think we should spread a rumor that Rupert Murdoch has threatened to fire anyone who mentions Jesus, God or The Iraq Study Group without calling it the (Iraq Surrender Group) on the air on FOXNews.

    Why does Bill O’ Reilly call it the “atheistic” point of view?

    Is it a rule that all Fox commentators either have to eliminate or add a meaningless syllable to every group they want to show derision to?

    The Democrat Party
    The atheistic point of view.

    What do you expect from those Christianistical people?

  • julie marie

    you mean those christianistically conservativion republicanits?

  • Siamang

    BWAAAAAA!!!!!

  • http://spinsycle.blogspot.com/ spin sycle

    how about Christyrannical!

  • Avery

    As an atheist I have no problem saying Merry Christmas….it is a federal holiday… and the more we say it the more wind that will take out of the sails of the “War on Christmas” position. It will emphasize the secular/cultural aspects of the holiday. Most of it has nothing to do with religion anyway. On the other hand a private business has the right to make whatever business decisions it wants. It an employer wants to start a company meeting out with a prayer, we are powerless to do anything about(as long as there is no harassment or coercion involved), and if a company wants to say Happy Holidays…so be it.

  • txatheist

    Avery said

    It an employer wants to start a company meeting out with a prayer, we are powerless to do anything about(as long as there is no harassment or coercion involved), and if a company wants to say Happy Holidays…so be it.

    Hobby Lobby and Chik-fil-A are private businesses and I do something about it. I have never shopped or eaten there since I found out they are a outright xian owned company. Hobby Lobby prints a full page ad in the Austin American Statesman on 12/25 acknowledging you know who’s birthday and Chik-fil-A asks employees to sign an oath of integrity to high standards that Jesus would abide to. They are also both closed on Sundays which is an exception for a large retailer and chain fast foot restaurant but that’s their choice.

  • Richard Wade

    O’Really makes Geraldo look like a great journalist. When he doesn’t have facts to support his position, he pulls “facts” of his own making out of the air like a magician. About 90 percent of his interviews with anyone is him talking. That’s why he calls it the “O’Really Factor,” never letting the conversation stray far from his favorite subject. He’s a verbal bully who doesn’t know how to handle an imperturbable guest. I suspect that most of his viewers are simpletons who think he’s brilliant. Long live Keith Olberman!