A reader writes:
I turned on the O'Reilly Factor last night just to see how Bill would spin things now that it seemed clear that the Dems would control all of congress. The election, sadly, has not thrown enough cold water in his face. O'Reilly is still serving his radical Republican masters. I watched as he shouted down a representative from the Heritage Foundation (maybe it was Cato?) as she began to describe why the Republicans lost. She echoed you, Andrew, when she said that the Republicans lost because they had abandoned their conservative values.
O'Reilly would hear NONE of this. He cut her off, and then admonished her for this "rhetoric" (his exact word), and he then went on to explain that the war in Iraq was the sole reason for the loss and that Americans were overly emotional about the war. When the guest speaker once again tried to explain that it was about a loss in conservative principles, O'Reilly dismissed her entirely. Just another example of why he won't debate you on conservatism. Simply, O'Reilly is not a conservative, he is a Republican. A 21st century, strictly ideological, strictly partisan, it's-all-good-so-long-as-it's-my-guy-in-power Republican.
And a scaredy cat.