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    Re: Anyone see O'Reilly on Letterman the other night?

    I don't think Letterman lost his audience. It's also not a political show so you have all kinds of people in the audience some of which that will disagree with him politically.
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    Re: Anyone see O'Reilly on Letterman the other night?

    Quote Originally Posted by NYDCYankee
    Of course O Reilly is a tool, but Dave wouldn't even say he respected his opinion.

    I wouldn't either, considering how full of s*** OReilly is. These fake war on Christmas stories are too much.
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    Re: Anyone see O'Reilly on Letterman the other night?

    You can watch the whole segment at www.billoreilly.com
    http://www.billoreilly.com/site/preview?pid=3683

    I thought it was facinating TV, and I don't think that Letterman ever looked more ignorant (and i'm a huge fan of his).

    btw - I think the Christmas thing is blown out of proportion, and that Cindy Sheehan can say whatever she wants, but Dave embarassed himself IMO.
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    Re: Anyone see O'Reilly on Letterman the other night?

    I did not see the interview, but from the transcripts I've read and clips I have seen, I think Letterman came off looking worse than O'Reilly. As a conservative, I have issues with some of O'Reilly's "conservative-only-when-it's-convenient" ramblings, but I love the way he takes on Hollywood (because no one else will).

    Dave's admission that he hadn't seen the show but based what he was saying on what he had "heard and read" shows that he was ill-informed and somewhat ignorant (this doesn't surprise me, as 70% of the political arguements I get into with people are based on things they "heard", "read", or "were told").

    Dave - like so many others - was quick to belittle and disrespect an opinion he didn't agree with. Belittling an opinion does not make it wrong, Dave - just different from yours.

    Anyone who thinks the "war on Christmas" isn't a big deal hasn't been paying attention. When national chain stores like Kmart, Wal Mart, Target, JC Penney (I could go on and on) ban employees from using "Merry Christmas" as a greeting (this was already starting back in the 80s when I worked at Macy's. Back then they just "frowned" upon it), you have to start to wonder what is going on.

    I would tell Dave two things if I saw him in the street: one, just because YOU don't pay attention to something doesn't mean it's not happening, and two, how about TRYING to be funny again?

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    PS - I checked out the spinnerific article at mediamatters.org, and I have a message for the dolts over there: it's not where the non-secular version of Silent Night came from that is important, it's the fact that they sang it in the first place. Nice try, though.
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    Re: Anyone see O'Reilly on Letterman the other night?

    Letterman was a bit of a tool but turnabout is fair play. Nice to see O'Reilly get a dose of his own medicine. Happy Holidays Bill.
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    Re: Anyone see O'Reilly on Letterman the other night?

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteRFNY
    PS - I checked out the spinnerific article at mediamatters.org, and I have a message for the dolts over there: it's not where the non-secular version of Silent Night came from that is important, it's the fact that they sang it in the first place. Nice try, though.
    I actually do think the "War on Christmas" as O'Reilly and Gibson have droned on about it is hokum (there IS an attack on religion in this country - saying "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas" isn't part of that). But when I read the media matters piece I was struck by the same thing - how does the background of the guy who wrote it change what O'Reilly was complaining about? Was that version of the song specifically used because it was PC? THAT is what's in question.

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    Re: Anyone see O'Reilly on Letterman the other night?

    The most interesting thing in this whole thread is discovering just how ignorant the people on mediamatters are.

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    Re: Anyone see O'Reilly on Letterman the other night?

    I can't wait for Conan to go head to head with Dave


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    Re: Anyone see O'Reilly on Letterman the other night?

    Quote Originally Posted by BronxByTheBay
    there IS an attack on religion in this country - saying "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas" isn't part of that
    I would agree, except when businesses start ordering thier employees NOT to say "Merry Christmas" as a greeting - EVER - there's something more sinister afoot.

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    The most interesting thing in this whole thread is discovering just how ignorant the people on mediamatters are.
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    Re: Anyone see O'Reilly on Letterman the other night?

    I think that as a business they want to appear to be non-religious. They want "Happy Holidays" to be the message, because it wishes everyone to have a nice "Holy Day" season, regardless of their beliefs.

    But you know the hypocrites will have St. Nick in the stores, to draw in the mom's and kids..
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    Re: Anyone see O'Reilly on Letterman the other night?

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteRFNY
    I would agree, except when businesses start ordering thier employees NOT to say "Merry Christmas" as a greeting - EVER - there's something more sinister afoot.
    Look, I agree that people's sensativities are at dumbass-levels. I wish private companies would show a little more sack. But look at it this way: you own a company and both Christmas and Chanukah are coming up - doesn't "Happy Holidays" make more sense?

    Now if anyone is ever fired for saying "merry Christmas", sign me up for the class action lawsuit.

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    Re: Anyone see O'Reilly on Letterman the other night?

    I just watched the entire clip. I'm not going to pick sides here, but I thought this show was somewhat similar to the Tonight Show, being the lighter side of life? That debate was far too serious...something you'd see on Meet the Press.
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