"No experiment can be more interesting than that we are now trying, and which we trust will end in establishing the fact, that man may be governed by reason and truth. Our first object should therefore be, to leave open to him all the avenues to truth. The most effectual hitherto found, is the freedom of the press. It is, therefore, the first shut up by those who fear the investigation of their actions." --Thomas Jefferson to John Tyler, 1804.

If you let O’Reilly run wild

This week’s “Rogue of the Week” for Willamette Week is a national figure, but a former Portland (KATU-TV) broadcaster, Bill O’Reilly. O’Reilly was only engaging in his usual routine of overheated misinformation, but this time he was pointing it back at Portland. Hence the reference.

Details at the link. In general, as the Week suggested, if you take O’Reilly’s core shot – “If you let the crazy educators run wild, which they are in many, many parts of the country, then we’re just going to lose the country, because the kids are confused. They don’t know what the heck is going on” – and replace the references to educators and kids with “O’Reilly” and “his viewers,” you’ve about nailed it.

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  1. One must be sure the Commie threat needed God to combat it.

    Oh well, last I knew our City Council still opens with a prayer and while Baker City is pretty nice place to live I’m unsure it’s for that reason.

    June 29, 2008

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