Wingnut on Wingnut Crime: Deace vs O’Reilly

Bill O’Reilly recently came out in favor of marriage equality (after previously claiming it would lead to people marrying animals) and his fellow wingnuts are losing their minds over it. Wingnut talk show host Steve Deace even says that O’Reilly’s statements are a “hanging offense.”

Vander Plaats: If you usurp the will of the people—we saw it in Iowa, you usurp the will of the people, three justices get removed, there’s a credibility gap with the three justices that continue to serve— if you usurp the vote of the people of California you will set off a constitutional crisis against these United States and it should be a constitutional crisis. People like you and me and others, we’d help do our part to set off a constitutional crisis if that is in fact what they came back with.

Deace: I’ve got a bee in my bonnet big time and it’s Bill O’Reilly at Fox News. I don’t like charlatans, I don’t like frauds; give me Rachel Maddow, at least she’s honest. But when you are trying to profit off of the very people you are betraying and you have tried to condescend them and patronize them for years and then at the moment they probably need you to return the favor of all the money they made you over the last fifteen years the most, you stab them in the back, throw them under the bus and use the enemy’s own language against them. To me that’s a hanging offense; that is a hanging offense.

Oh, okay. If you want to hang Bill O’Reilly, I’m not gonna complain.

23 comments on this post.
  1. Randomfactor:

    Use a new rope, though. The man’s a celebrity.

  2. John Pieret:

    Oh, okay. If you want to hang Bill O’Reilly, I’m not gonna complain.

    Well … as long as it is a metaphorical hanging.

  3. Zinc Avenger (Sarcasm Tags 3.0 Compliant):

    It’s not as if US Christianity is new to this sort of thing. I am not at all surprised the quicker-on-the-uptake among them are already hauling on the wheel and pulling in the sails, desperately trying to turn the good ship “Inflexible Absolutely Perfect And Unchangeable Biblical Morality Given By God And Not To Be Questioned By Mere Humans” before it runs aground on the reefs of public opinion and the rubes stop tithing.

  4. jnorris:

    I don’t believe Bill O’Reilly’s ego will let him be killed.

  5. scienceavenger:

    I want to hear O’Reilly explain what changed to make him no longer think it’ll lead to people marrying animals, or why he no longer sees that as a problem. Part of a sincere change of heart is knowing why your former position was wrong.

  6. lofgren:

    Thank god O’Reilly isn’t black. That could have been embarrassing.

  7. Taz:

    People like you and me and others, we’d help do our part to set off a constitutional crisis

    What the hell does that mean?

  8. typecaster:

    Well, the Second Amendment is part of the Constitution, isn’t it? Do they need to spell it out?

  9. timberwoof:

    I don’t think Billo actually supports gay marriage; I think he grudgingly recognizes that public opinion has changed and feels bound to respect such votes. He said the decision should be left up to the states; he did not say that it was a fundamental right that states can’t take away. The recent tiff Billo recently had with whats-her-name was merely mutual tone-trolling over how to best present their position.

  10. Chris A:

    I think he grudgingly recognizes that public opinion has changed and feels bound to respect such votes that his money machine will dry up if he does not conform.

    FTFY

  11. lofgren:

    I don’t believe Bill O’Reilly’s ego will let him be killed.

    His ego has become so powerful, it functions like Green Lantern’s ring, protecting him from harm even while he is unconscious.

  12. Trebuchet:

    @timberwoof, #9:

    I suspect that “leave it up to the states” is going to be the new fallback position for a lot of homophobes. It’s better, from their point of view, than the federal government (or the courts) allowing it across the board.

  13. Synfandel:

    What’s with the phrase “these United States”? Is there some risk that we might mistakenly think he’s talking about some other United States?

  14. d.c.wilson:

    I want to hear O’Reilly explain what changed to make him no longer think it’ll lead to people marrying animals, or why he no longer sees that as a problem. Part of a sincere change of heart is knowing why your former position was wrong.

    That’s easy. He’ll deny having ever made any such a claim and anyone who remembers differently is a liar and a pinhead.

  15. fastlane:

    ” I don’t like frauds; give me Rachel Maddow, at least she’s honest.”

    I bet that hurt for him to say. Let’s hope they settle it the old fashioned way with duelling pistols behind the set of Fox and Friends…..

  16. fifthdentist:

    Or better yet, fastlane,ON the set of Fox and Fiends. That way if they miss each other, at least there’s a chance of hitting Doocy or Gretchen or the other dumb guy’s who’s not Doocy.

  17. Doug Little:

    But when you are trying to profit off of the very people you are betraying and you have tried to condescend them and patronize them for years and then at the moment they probably need you to return the favor of all the money they made you over the last fifteen years the most, you stab them in the back, throw them under the bus and use the enemy’s own language against them.

    What he’s only just getting this? This is some kind of big revelation to him?

  18. Doug Little:

    His ego has become so powerful, it functions like Green Lantern’s ring, protecting him from harm even while he is unconscious.

    Oh Shit! don’t start up the unconscious argument again.

  19. Gvlgeologist, FCD:

    @Synfandel:

    Well, he’s trying to make sure that people know he’s not talking about the rock band (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/These_United_States), or other United States (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_%28disambiguation%29). Wouldn’t want to make a mistake like that!

  20. regexp:

    I haven’t been paying too much attention to O’Reilly the last couple of years (since I cancelled cable) but he has publicly come out in support of gay adoption and civil unions years ago (stating he has gay friends raising a child that a straight couple abandoned). He has also roasted Stephen Bennett (an “ex-gay”) on air. Its not too hard of a stretch to support same-sex marriage for him.

    Saying that – he is sill a blowhard.

  21. skinnercitycyclist:

    To me that’s a hanging offense; that is a hanging offense.

    Oh, okay. If you want to hang Bill O’Reilly, I’m not gonna complain.

    Well … as long as it is a metaphorical hanging.

    Given the inability of Deace and his ilk to understand metaphor, I do not know whether we can be sure Bill is safe.

  22. abb3w:

    Prosecute after, yes. Complain, no.

  23. baal:

    “(after previously claiming it would lead to people marrying animals)”
    As long as I get to marry a goat it’ll all be ok. I’m not really a horse person and it’d be sad to out live one rabbit wife after another. Llamas on the other hand, wow!

    Until recently, pretty much every mention of bestiality was Rick Santorum related. John Stewart has shown me the error of my ways, however. Gohmert made the argument recently that since it’s unreasonable to draw a line on ammo clips size, we’ll all be unable to tell other lines like who we want to have sex with and even be unable to tell the difference between species.

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