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An Open Letter to Bill O'Reilly

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Dear Bill:

On yesterday's program, you had this to say:

I mean, they lie all the time. They -- I don't know whether you know this or not, but they contacted the Secret Service saying that there was somebody on BillOReilly.com threatening Senator Clinton. I mean, this is how insane these people are.

Hmmmm. So, you have the nerve to call me insane. And by 'me' you mean the mysterious 'them.' You also say I lie all the time. And by that you mean 'THEY' lie all the time.

Come on Bill, get real. The insanity in this discussion is how hypocritical you are. You have called open forum discussions 'bull' on more than one occasion, stating that "these things can be moderated." This was the basis for your attacks on Daily Kos, a widely respected blog, and a sponsor of YearlyKos Convention, which is associated with the former by name only. I wonder if you or your producer decided to shortchange the facts on that.

But, thanks to the handiwork of John Aravosis at AmericaBlog, we know that your own blog contains many of the same hateful, vile comments that you have criticized liberal blogs for. You may not understand the nature of the blogosphere, so let me tell you a little bit about it. Millions of people engage in the reading of and commenting on their content. Of course you're going to get some foul language and hateful remarks when you've got that many people. It's the nature of free speech.

The difference, however, is that none of the liberal blogs and websites are being investigated by the Secret Service. Yours is. Will you cooperate and identify the member of BillOReilly.com that posted the threatening comment?

In your asinine comments on your show yesterday, you didn't even bother to say that the comment that I referred to the Secret Service actually existed. Further, you didn't take responsibility for the threatening comment on your website, furthering your hypocrisy.

But, then again, I haven't come to expect much from you or your show. You're nothing more than the classic shock jock with a video camera. In the future, please stop referring to your program as a news show. It's an opinion show. And, in my opinion, yours is wrong.

Best-

Lane Hudson

P.S.- I just saw the clip from your show tonight where you accused Jane Hall of lying. You're the liar. You had the hateful comments on your website that she said you did. They were not immediately removed. You should be ashamed and you're a coward for cutting off her microphone. Of course, that's typical when you're trying to cover your a**.