Bill O'Reilly's Ludicrous Claim to Hold Liberal Positions
Bill O'Reilly repeatedly claims that he's "not a conservative" and "doesn't push a conservative agenda." As evidence of his not being a conservative, he cites as his "liberal" views that he is pro-environment, pro-choice and anti-death penalty.
Other than his bald claim, you would never know those things from his TV program, since virtually every segment relating to those issues -- and they are few and far between -- involves O'Reilly criticizing one or more pro-environmental, pro-choice and/or anti-death penalty groups for their tactics or positions on a specific controversy.
There has rarely, if ever been a segment where he advocated a pro-environmental, pro-choice or anti-death penalty position. He once stated that even though he's against the death penalty, he hoped a certain criminal would get sentenced to death! This is quite a statement from someone who touts his anti-death penalty views as evidence that he is not a conservative.
O'Reilly has, as far as I can recall in the
past three years, had
no segments where one of the innocents sentenced to death and then freed
has been a guest.
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