Thursday, October 13, 2005

Sen Joseph McCarthy and Bill O'Reilly--Separated at Birth?

From Salon:

McCarthy: You know the [American] Civil Liberties Union has been listed as "a front for, and doing the work of," the Communist Party?

O'Reilly: There is no question the ACLU and the judges who side with them are terror allies. (July 25, 2005)

McCarthy: Now, you wrote a book in 1932. I'm going to ask you again: At the time you wrote this book, did you feel that professors should be given the right to teach sophomores that marriage -- and I quote -- 'should be cast out of our civilization as antiquated and stupid religious phenomena?' Was that your feeling at that time?

O'Reilly: You can understand how people like me and maybe a lot of people watching think you are a loony lefty when your book, 'Fanatics & Fools' ... is endorsed by the following: Molly Ivins; Bill Maher, Bill Moyers; and Larry David. Why don't you get Che Guevara on that, oh, he's dead. How about Fidel Castro? Come on, they are the far left fringe. That's who you're hanging with ... (April 20, 2004)

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