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Bill Maher: I’d Bet My Own Money On ‘Multi-Tasking Ninja’ Obama Getting Re-Elected

Sometimes Mediaite, with its “right of center” orientation comes up with some good articles.  This is one of them…

Mediaite

Bill Maher was in high spirits last night appearing with Joy Beharto celebrate President Obama’s national security success with Obama and laughing, “this has got to eat at [Republicans] because this is supposed to be what they’re good at.” Maher was so impressed with our President, the “multi-tasking ninja,” that he concluded if Republicans can’t give Obama credit now, then they probably wouldn’t ever be able to do it for anything.

Maher particularly focused on the “faded clown” Donald Trump:

“When I hear Donald Trump say ‘he’s the worst president ever’ – really? You know – got health care passed, stopped a depression from happening, you know the economy, the shape it was in compared to where it is now, finally got this bin Laden monkey off our back. It’s just hatred. They’re just haters.”

One point of clarification though, Trump’s criticism of Obama was made before Bin Laden’s death, and since the capture, Trump wisely demonstrated a different, congratulatory tone towards Obama.

Maher was much funnier though addressing some of the other potential Republican presidential candidates. Suggesting Republicans “can’t rely on Tim Pawlenty’s raw sex appeal forever” and that Michele Bachmann is “for people who find Sarah Palin too intellectual,” Maher made a confident prediction. Maher declared, “if I was betting my own money, I would bet anything on [Obama's] re-election.” If the election were held very soon that certainly seems like a smart bet, but with the election still far away, only time will tell if Obama’s earned goodwill can hold over.

Roy Sekoff On Sharron Angle’s ‘Willie Horton Ad’ (VIDEO)

HuffPost editor Roy Sekoff taped an appearance on “The Joy Behar Show” Tuesday in which he and the CNN Headline News host decried a recent ad by Nevada GOP Senate candidate Sharron Angle.

“It’s getting worse,” Sekoff told Behar. “They’ve been playing the fear card for many years. As you said, Willie Horton, they play the race card. It’s this ominous ‘the scary, the other,’ and we’ve seen a lot more of this since Obama became president.”

Roy Sekoff On Sharron Angle’s ‘Willie Horton Ad…, posted with vodpod

Juan Williams FIRED: NPR Sacks Analyst Over Fox News Muslim Comments

This is what happens when one puts his foot in his mouth!  Kudos to NPR.

Huffington Post

NPR announced late on Wednesday night that it has terminated the contract of longtime analyst Juan Williams over his comments on Fox News that, when he is on a plane with Muslims, “I get nervous.”

NPR’s media reporter David Folkenflik broke the news on Twitter.

Williams’ comments came during a discussion with Bill O’Reilly on Monday’s “O’Reilly Factor.” O’Reilly asked Williams if he had been in the wrong during his now-infamous appearance on “The View” last week. (There, O’Reilly’s statement that “Muslims killed us on 9/11″ caused Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg to walk off the set in anger.)

Williams replied that he thought O’Reilly had, in fact, been right. He continued:

“I mean, look, Bill, I’m not a bigot. You know the kind of books I’ve written about the civil rights movement in this country. But when I get on the plane, I got to tell you, if I see people who are in Muslim garb and I think, you know, they are identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims, I get worried. I get nervous.”

Williams did go on to tell O’Reilly that he had to be “careful” to stress that he was not talking about all Muslims when he criticized some and that America was not at war with Islam. He also compared blaming all Muslims for the actions of extremists to blaming all Christians for the actions of Timothy McVeigh. (O’Reilly responded that he was “done” being careful.)

In a statement, NPR said that it had informed Williams of its decision on Wednesday night, and that his remarks were “inconsistent with our editorial standards and practices, and undermined his credibility as a news analyst with NPR.”

Williams had been a contributor and analyst at NPR for decades, but his dual role on Fox News — where he has also been a longtime and frequent contributor — drew so many complaints from NPR’s listeners that it asked Fox News to stop identifying Williams as an “NPR News Political Analyst” in 2009.

‘The View’ Reacts To Bill O’Reilly: ‘Condescending,’ ‘Disrespectful’ (VIDEO)

Bill O’Reilly, the pinhead from Fox News Asylum, made a complete fool of himself on The View last week.  The ladies of The View discussed it today…

Huffington Post – Media

The ladies of “The View” appeared live Monday for the first time since Bill O’Reilly’s controversial appearance on the program that prompted Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg to walk off the set Thursday.

Barbara Walters, who Thursday said that the two co-hosts should not have walked off, continued her admonishment of their walk-off.

“We must be able to have conversations without fury, without rage, without screaming, without obscenities, without walking off,” she said. “It’s very dramatic, people love train-wrecks, people want us to do more of it because it’s good for the ratings. You don’t walk out of your own home. You can walk out of somebody else’s home, you don’t walk out of your own home. He was someone we invited. We are used to Bill O’Reilly. He loves this, he loves to pull your chain, he loves to get you angry. This is just what he wanted.”

Behar defended her walk-off, saying, “On this show we always speak about standing up to bigotry, so I stood up.”

Goldberg said that she found O’Reilly both “condescending” and “disrespectful,” and said that O’Reilly “started with” her as soon as he came onto the set.

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After O’Reilly’s Rants About How ‘Muslims Killed Us On 9/11!’ Goldberg And Behar Storm Off Set

In my opinion, Bill O’Reilly is as dumb as a sack of bricks and as bigoted as they come.

Think Progress

This morning, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly appeared on The View and chatted with the hosts about a variety of the day’s issues. At one point, the discussion turned to the topic of Park 51, the Islamic community center that is being planned to be built two blocks from ground zero in New York City.

O’Reilly proclaimed his strong opposition to building the community center, and the hosts began to press him on his position. Goldberg asked him why he and other Park 51 opponents are so against building the institution. O’Reilly responded by saying it was “inappropriate.” Goldberg then asked the Fox News host why he thought it was inappropriate, and he responded, “Muslims killed us on 9/11!” Goldberg responded by saying, “Oh my God!” and then used expletives censored by the station. O’Reilly continued to repeat his phrase, and co-host Joy Behar proclaimed, “I don’t want to sit here,” and got up and left. She was soon joined by Goldberg, who walked off the stage as the crowd cheered.

O’REILLY: Muslims killed us on 9/11!

GOLDBERG: Oh my God! That is so (expletive)

O’REILLY: Muslims didn’t kill us on 9/11? (crosstalk)

GOLDBERG: What religion was Mr. McVeigh?

O’REILLY: Muslims killed us on 9/11!

BEHAR: I don’t want to sit here.

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O’Reilly has previously said that Park 51 shouldn’t be built because there are already “more than 100 mosques in New York City.” One has to wonder how far away they have to be from Ground Zero for him to not wrongly place responsibility on them for the acts of a handful of extremists.