Suspect in Tiller murder is an O’Reily fan
Here is a compilation from Keith Olbermann showing the culpability of Fox News channel in the death of Dr. George Tiller. On over 20 different occasions, the TV station ran stories on Tiller, accusing him of being a murderer, and even giving him a nickname: ‘Tiller the Baby Killer’.
Fox News would never admit to their culpability in the matter, even if over the years they have done their best to dehumanize him. This is the true power of this network; when you are considered an enemy, you are subject not just to slander, but to unsubtle threats on your person. Comparing George Tiller (a man who by all accounts was kind, brave and patient) to Hitler was an invitation to murder. That the suspected killer, Scott Philip Roeder, frequented the forums in Fox News should surprise no one, nor should we be shocked that the response from the O’Reily camp is to sweep this under the rug.
It’s a shame there really is no accountability in news anymore. Had this occurred during the ‘Golden Age’ of television, heads would have rolled. These days, however, the only thing that matters is the bottom line, and so long as religious wackos continue to tune in to Fox for information, they will continue to spout their hatred to the world.
***UPDATE*** I guess Rachel Maddow agrees with me on this point. Here’s her video care of Crooks and Liars.