O'Reilly Says Media "Raped the President Verbally"
Can anyone tell me what the hell a Ã¢â‚¬Å“verbal rapeÃ¢â‚¬Â is?
For some reason, thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s what Bill OÃ¢â‚¬â„¢Reilly thinks the media is doing to George W. Bush in the wake of former White House press secretary Scott McClellanÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s book, What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and WashingtonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Culture of Deception. This is how BOR described it during his interview with McClellan:
MCCLELLAN: I'm trying to take my partisan hat off and look at the real problems we've got in this country and D.C. And how do we fix those? That's what I did. It's much larger than the president or Karl Rove or any one person. This is about something bigger. And that's the message that has been getting lost while people try to turn this book into a gotcha points. It's not about that. It's about sharing my experiences so we can learn from it.
O'REILLY: Then why didn't you lecture the far-left guys who did turn it into gotcha points? Why didn't you tell that to them?
MCCLELLAN: I think I did say that same message that people have been trying to turn this into gotcha points. And we need to focus on the larger message.
O'REILLY: You sat there while these people at NBC and some at CNN just raped the president verbally. Just killed him. And you sat there and you did not defend him. You didn't do it.
MCCLELLAN: I said he's a good man. I still have personal affection for him.
O'REILLY: You said that, but you allowed them to do that in your presence.Ã¢â‚¬Å“Raped the president verballyÃ¢â‚¬Â? Seriously, what the fuck does that mean?
How do you Ã¢â‚¬Å“verbally rapeÃ¢â‚¬Â someone? Does BOR actually think that discussing the lies, failures, and broken promises of the Bush administration as discussed in a book is somehow the equivalent of the media violently forcing Bush to have sex with them? What kind of perverted bizarro world is that? Exactly how was Bush violated? Did BOR defend Bill Clinton as the victim of verbal rape during the coverage of the Monica Lewinsky trial? If I receive a bad job evaluation because I am genuinely bad at my job, have I been verbally raped?