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Perquita Burgess and the Defenestration of Bill O’Reilly: “A Very Plantational Remark”
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While I’m trawling in my archives, I may as well give a mention to this column from February 2001: a modest, qualified appreciation of Bill O’Reilly, to whose show on Fox News I had become mildly addicted.

That was sixteen years ago. The addiction wore off; but I’ve checked in with the Big Mick from time to time, when eight o’clock comes around and I have nothing much else I feel like doing. It’s easy watching and sometimes interesting.

It was, I should say. As no doubt you all know by now, Fox News has dropped O’Reilly.

The cause of the dropping is given as sexual harassment on Bill’s part towards female staffers. I’ve totally lost touch with what the phrase “sexual harassment” means nowadays, so I browsed some of the news stories.

Here’s one of O’Reilly’s accusers, Perquita Burgess, who was a temp at Fox News some years ago. How many years ago? Nobody seems to know, but it was some time prior to 2010.

Samples from Ms Burgess, as reported in the newspapers. Quote:

Three to four weeks after she was hired, they were on the elevator alone. She says he let her off the elevator first. As he was walking in front of her, he said, “Looking good there, girl,” which was the first time he spoke to her.

End quote. Oh, the humanity!

Second quote. I should say that Ms Burgess is a mulatto, or possibly a quadroon. Quote:

Burgess claims that when she was eating lunch outside one day, O’Reilly saw her and said, “Hey, hot chocolate,” as he walked past her without looking at her. She was “mortified,” she told The View [that’s some kind of TV program] and took it as a, quote, “very plantational remark .”

End quote, end quote.

Earlier this month the New York Times reported that Fox News and O’Reilly between them had paid out $13 million to various women accusers. That report prompted advertisers to pull out from O’Reilly’s show, though his viewership actually increased.

What to make of all this? Color me skeptical. In the first place, if Perquita Burgess’ stories are representative, Bill was no more than boorish, a thing women knew how to deal with when I was doing office work. Heck, they had a whole repertoire of ways to deal with it, ranging from the icy stare to a knee in the groin. Trust me on this.

What happened to “I am woman, hear me roar?” I thought women were supposed to be powerful and defiant nowadays, modeling themselves on the fearless little girl facing down the bull on the Wall Street traffic island. With Ms Burgess it’s more a case of “I am woman, hear me whimper.”

And the guy’s 67 years old. Do younger Americans have any idea how tiresome it is, trying to keep up with social decorums that change week by week? I honestly did not know that saying “Looking good there, girl” to a female office colleague is insulting. How much time does Ms Burgess spend dressing and putting her makeup on in the morning in order to … look good? Next week I suppose a breezy “Good morning!” will count as sexual harassment.

Things seem to be headed in the same direction they’ve gone in Britain, where elderly gentlemen with distinguished careers in show business and the public service are humiliated and bankrupted because some neurotic female claims he put his hand on her knee back in 1973.

I don’t know the truth about what Bill O’Reilly did, and neither do you. It looks to me, though, like a lawyers’ ramp. Bill O’Reilly and Fox News have deep pockets. In the mental atmosphere of today, when there is no greater glory than to declare oneself a Victim-American, especially if your victimizer is a white male, and doubly especially if he is a conservative, this stuff will naturally come up, like crabgrass on a springtime lawn.

It goes without saying, of course, that the Social Justice Warriors hyperventilating about Bill O’Reilly complimenting some broad’s looks, were cheering on a different Bill, Bill Clinton, when he was banging interns two at a time across the Oval Office desk. What lying hypocritical scum these people are!

Well, Bill’s gone and I’ll miss him … a little. He had a screen presence that not many TV presenters have. Something about the guy kept you watching. I’ve tuned in to the Factor a couple of times this week, when Dana Perino’s been hosting. She’s fine: speaks clearly, asks intelligent questions, doesn’t embarrass herself. At the risk of ending up in the next prison cell to O’Reilly, I’ll add that she’s easy on the eye. And yet … no presence. After ten minutes watching I feel an irresistible urge to go hammer some nails into wood.

If some of the news reports are to be believed, what O’Reilly’s defenstration actually represents is, an instance of Robert Conquest’s Second Law of politics. Just to remind you, Conquest’s three laws are:

  1. Everyone is conservative about what he knows best.
  2. Any organization not explicitly and constitutionally right-wing will sooner or later become left-wing.
  3. The behavior of any bureaucratic organization can best be understood by assuming that it is controlled by a secret cabal of its enemies.

Fox News is falling victim to the Second Law. New York Daily News, April 19th, headline:

Rupert Murdoch’s sons’ progressive wives helped oust Bill O’Reilly from Fox News Channel.

Rupert Murdoch, the Fox News supremo, is 86 years old, and presumably just as tired as you or I will be at that age. His fortysomething sons, James and Lachlan, are both metropolitan sophisticates with trophy wives who are even more so. You can imagine how icky they find an older white guy like O’Reilly, with his neanderthal opinions and 1970-ish social habits. Eiuw!

Fox News is not, so far as I know, “explicitly and constitutionally right-wing.” Conquest’s Second Law therefore decrees that it will become left-wing, like the rest of the legacy media.

Tucker Carlson, watch your back.

(Reprinted from VDare.com by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. If you aren’t engaging in wordplay, this could easily be interpreted as a Freudian slip.

    “After ten minutes watching I feel an irresistible urge to go hammer some nails into wood.”

    It’s got literally everything.

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  2. “Next week I suppose a breezy “Good morning!” will count as sexual harassment.’

    I’m pretty sure it already does.

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    • Replies: @WGG
    This is what happens when a society is so anti-family that they reduce all women to their sexual market value (smv). When a woman has one that is low, she will either imagine advances to assuage her own ego or, if she is slightly more self-aware, she will fake them to impress others. In either case, she must demonstrably reject the invented sexual advances. In the first scenario, she must demonstrably reject in order to create a plausible reason in her own mind why nothing ever comes of these "advances". In the second, a polite "I'm flattered but no thank you" would not be a gossip-worthy event.

    In a healthy society, these women would become more devoted to their families if their smv had gone down. Now they just go insane.
    , @Pat Boyle
    Are these two videos real? Are there really women this crazy out on the street?
  3. All I will say about Perquita and is that even a name?
    I ain’t sayin she’s a golddigger
    But she didn’t sue no broke nigger!

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  4. Anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    Sounds like Derb’s channeling Camille Paglia. But she’s a lot better informed. Anyone who thinks shouting “Hey, Hot Chocolate”to a black employee, or “Looking good!” as a woman walks in front of you, isn’t going to land you in the HR Dept. hasn’t worked in a office since Coolidge. Pete Campbell in the Mad Men ’60s might have tried those lines, to “act macho,” but even Don Draper himself told him he’d wind up in an object of pity in a corner office. Kinda like O’Reilly, really.

    As for O’Reilly, good riddance. He was King Cuck on every issue, mouthpiece of the moldiest Establishment dogmas (as in his “Killing” books), and most importantly, the chief figure in the decline of TV opinion shows into rude, over-talking shoutfests.

    O’Reilly, like Hannity, always reminded me of my drunken uncles and cousins at wakes; bleary-eyed, blotchy faced, stinking of cheap whisky(e)y; full of good (bad) advice and firmly believing that “Get wise to yourself” and “Straighten up and fly right” shouted over and over were devastating comebacks and unanswerable arguments.

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    • Replies: @David
    You're being a jerk but you're right about O'Reilly being one too. I picked up one of his books at a friend's house. In the first two pages he boasted about committing three crimes. While in college, he says, he started a painting business. His competitive advantage was that he didn't pay any tax, he over-billed his customers, and when he damaged something, like spilling paint on shrubs, he simple pulled them out, assuming the client wouldn't notice until he was paid and gone. At the end of this tale, he congratulates himself on his initiative, which so many of his contemporaries -- he says -- sadly lacked.

    It's the lack of trustworthiness in America that is its primary problem.
    , @Dumbo
    Good description of O'Reilly. A rude, drunken Irish, who would have thought.

    Still, a sad way to go. Perquita, seriously? Sure, she's an opportunist golddigger, but if he really tried any lines with her, it shows incredible bad taste.
  5. @Anon
    Sounds like Derb's channeling Camille Paglia. But she's a lot better informed. Anyone who thinks shouting "Hey, Hot Chocolate"to a black employee, or "Looking good!" as a woman walks in front of you, isn't going to land you in the HR Dept. hasn't worked in a office since Coolidge. Pete Campbell in the Mad Men '60s might have tried those lines, to "act macho," but even Don Draper himself told him he'd wind up in an object of pity in a corner office. Kinda like O'Reilly, really.

    As for O'Reilly, good riddance. He was King Cuck on every issue, mouthpiece of the moldiest Establishment dogmas (as in his "Killing" books), and most importantly, the chief figure in the decline of TV opinion shows into rude, over-talking shoutfests.

    O'Reilly, like Hannity, always reminded me of my drunken uncles and cousins at wakes; bleary-eyed, blotchy faced, stinking of cheap whisky(e)y; full of good (bad) advice and firmly believing that "Get wise to yourself" and "Straighten up and fly right" shouted over and over were devastating comebacks and unanswerable arguments.

    You’re being a jerk but you’re right about O’Reilly being one too. I picked up one of his books at a friend’s house. In the first two pages he boasted about committing three crimes. While in college, he says, he started a painting business. His competitive advantage was that he didn’t pay any tax, he over-billed his customers, and when he damaged something, like spilling paint on shrubs, he simple pulled them out, assuming the client wouldn’t notice until he was paid and gone. At the end of this tale, he congratulates himself on his initiative, which so many of his contemporaries — he says — sadly lacked.

    It’s the lack of trustworthiness in America that is its primary problem.

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    • Replies: @Barnard
    O'Reilly was good on some issues. He brought a much wider audience to the War on Christmas than it would have ever received if it had only been promoted by Tom Piatak and VDare. When someone with a high profile takes up the cause, it can help embolden ordinary people to push back.
    He pushed hard against Pepsi for doing an ad campaign with Ludacris in 2002 and got them to drop the ad. He was consistently critical of the hip hop music industry, which in my opinion, is the most destructive cultural force we have. O'Reilly was also consistently a proponent of securing the border, even though he was pretty bad on deportations. He stuck with that position even while the invade the world, invite the world crowd was at the height of it's power.

    John Derbyshire's comments on O'Reilly's firing are the best I have seen so far. He wasn't great, but this is nothing to happy about and the people brought O'Reilly will be embolden to go after lesser targets for lesser offenses in the future.
    , @jim jones
    These sound like the standard tricks of any contractor, if you were competent you would be able to hold down a steady job.
  6. @Dumbo
    "Next week I suppose a breezy “Good morning!” will count as sexual harassment.'

    I'm pretty sure it already does.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpvnO0p9KvU

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MVyQNNFobA

    This is what happens when a society is so anti-family that they reduce all women to their sexual market value (smv). When a woman has one that is low, she will either imagine advances to assuage her own ego or, if she is slightly more self-aware, she will fake them to impress others. In either case, she must demonstrably reject the invented sexual advances. In the first scenario, she must demonstrably reject in order to create a plausible reason in her own mind why nothing ever comes of these “advances”. In the second, a polite “I’m flattered but no thank you” would not be a gossip-worthy event.

    In a healthy society, these women would become more devoted to their families if their smv had gone down. Now they just go insane.

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  7. At a recent company conference, they had a special track one afternoon just for women (Gee, there was no track dedicated to supporting and encouraging men. What’s that about equality?). The women who attended got an inspirational t-shirt (at least I assume it was inspirational. Read on.).

    The t-shirt had a very large paragraph of text running from upper left to lower right of the front of the shirt.

    I finally had to comment to one of the women I know — who I trust to be generally good-humored about these things:

    “I like the t-shirt, but you’re going to have to tell me what it says — there’s no way I can look at it long enough to read it without being in danger of being accused of staring at a woman’s chest.”

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  8. Perquita – not even K-Lo. Bloomberg best hope WK jurors are Well Poisoned with Cathedral PC. #UberYentaSophistry

    Hope inspiration t’s are xxxxxxxxxxxxl.

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  9. @Anon
    Sounds like Derb's channeling Camille Paglia. But she's a lot better informed. Anyone who thinks shouting "Hey, Hot Chocolate"to a black employee, or "Looking good!" as a woman walks in front of you, isn't going to land you in the HR Dept. hasn't worked in a office since Coolidge. Pete Campbell in the Mad Men '60s might have tried those lines, to "act macho," but even Don Draper himself told him he'd wind up in an object of pity in a corner office. Kinda like O'Reilly, really.

    As for O'Reilly, good riddance. He was King Cuck on every issue, mouthpiece of the moldiest Establishment dogmas (as in his "Killing" books), and most importantly, the chief figure in the decline of TV opinion shows into rude, over-talking shoutfests.

    O'Reilly, like Hannity, always reminded me of my drunken uncles and cousins at wakes; bleary-eyed, blotchy faced, stinking of cheap whisky(e)y; full of good (bad) advice and firmly believing that "Get wise to yourself" and "Straighten up and fly right" shouted over and over were devastating comebacks and unanswerable arguments.

    Good description of O’Reilly. A rude, drunken Irish, who would have thought.

    Still, a sad way to go. Perquita, seriously? Sure, she’s an opportunist golddigger, but if he really tried any lines with her, it shows incredible bad taste.

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  10. Was O’Reilly really brought down by talking bimbos? Or had the Murdocks simply despaired of his ever retiring and weary of paying him a kings ransom? It doesn’t matter. I’m just glad he is gone. I wish the Murdocks were gone also.

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  11. @David
    You're being a jerk but you're right about O'Reilly being one too. I picked up one of his books at a friend's house. In the first two pages he boasted about committing three crimes. While in college, he says, he started a painting business. His competitive advantage was that he didn't pay any tax, he over-billed his customers, and when he damaged something, like spilling paint on shrubs, he simple pulled them out, assuming the client wouldn't notice until he was paid and gone. At the end of this tale, he congratulates himself on his initiative, which so many of his contemporaries -- he says -- sadly lacked.

    It's the lack of trustworthiness in America that is its primary problem.

    O’Reilly was good on some issues. He brought a much wider audience to the War on Christmas than it would have ever received if it had only been promoted by Tom Piatak and VDare. When someone with a high profile takes up the cause, it can help embolden ordinary people to push back.
    He pushed hard against Pepsi for doing an ad campaign with Ludacris in 2002 and got them to drop the ad. He was consistently critical of the hip hop music industry, which in my opinion, is the most destructive cultural force we have. O’Reilly was also consistently a proponent of securing the border, even though he was pretty bad on deportations. He stuck with that position even while the invade the world, invite the world crowd was at the height of it’s power.

    John Derbyshire’s comments on O’Reilly’s firing are the best I have seen so far. He wasn’t great, but this is nothing to happy about and the people brought O’Reilly will be embolden to go after lesser targets for lesser offenses in the future.

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  12. She was “mortified,” she told The View [that’s some kind of TV program] and took it as a, quote, “very plantational remark .”

    Translation: “it’s a nigger’s plantation now, and that was a very anti-nigger-plantation sort of remark.”

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  13. Still, a sad way to go. Perquita, seriously? Sure, she’s an opportunist golddigger, but if he really tried any lines with her, it shows incredible bad taste.

    After running an image search on her, it seems likely that he was just trying to be nice, banter a bit.

    I wouldn’t mind nailing Perino, or hammering some wood into her, either.

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    • Replies: @Pat Boyle
    This whole thing may only be beginning. Given the track record by black women for accusations about white men, there's a substantial probability that he never said any such thing. This may be another Duke Field Hockey hoax.

    If so Bill may sue them. He got I understand $25 million in severance pay. So if he has any kind of a case he might score some really big bucks.

    O'Reilly is feisty and he doesn't like to lose. It is not inconceivable that he may show up on Fox again .
  14. No mention of the 16 white broads that had a problem with him? Why does this not surprise me, Old Sport?

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  15. And the guy’s 67 years old. Do younger Americans have any idea how tiresome it is, trying to keep up with social decorums that change week by week? I honestly did not know that saying “Looking good there, girl” to a female office colleague is insulting.

    Isn’t that the same kind of excuse the Moroccan immigrants use in Stockholm?

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    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
    Are the Muslim and African immigrants in Sweden, Germany, and France etc. merely saying things like "looking good there, girl"? Please.
    , @Bill
    Yes, and that's a good reason not to have them in Stockholm. OTOH, it isn't a good reason to deport old people.
  16. Earlier this month the New York Times reported that Fox News and O’Reilly between them had paid out $13 million to various women accusers.

    Assuming the Times is accurate here (big assumption, I know), that’s not the kind of money that someone pays simply to make a crazy person go away. That amount says at least one accuser had a claim with real substance (not just “he hurt my feelings”), and that FOX/Bill O. had a good chance of losing. For example (and I’m not saying that this is what actually happened), “Do you know how hot you look in high heels? I can really help you advance around here. Maybe we can discuss it over dinner at my place?” followed by a demotion of the uncooperative target female.

    In any event, we’ll never know what really happened, because that kind of a payday comes with ironclad confidentiality provisions. The only women who would be flapping their gums about Bill O’s sins now would be women who didn’t get settlements.

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    • Replies: @Quartermaster
    Murdoch warned his sons with the first talking bimbo that made harassment accusations that if they didn't fight, they'd end up paying out much more. He can now say "told you so."

    What happens with this stuff is that one starts it looking for a payday. Then, when the payoffs start, others come out of the wood work with similar accusations. Frankly, most, if not all, are simple liars. Including the first one.

    This is what comes from women being reduced to their sexual market value - something that feminism does rather efficiently.
  17. O’Reilly doesn’t drink at all, or so he says, so the “drunk” angle is off the table.

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  18. @Dumbo
    "Next week I suppose a breezy “Good morning!” will count as sexual harassment.'

    I'm pretty sure it already does.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpvnO0p9KvU

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MVyQNNFobA

    Are these two videos real? Are there really women this crazy out on the street?

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  19. @Svigor

    Still, a sad way to go. Perquita, seriously? Sure, she’s an opportunist golddigger, but if he really tried any lines with her, it shows incredible bad taste.
     
    After running an image search on her, it seems likely that he was just trying to be nice, banter a bit.

    I wouldn't mind nailing Perino, or hammering some wood into her, either.

    This whole thing may only be beginning. Given the track record by black women for accusations about white men, there’s a substantial probability that he never said any such thing. This may be another Duke Field Hockey hoax.

    If so Bill may sue them. He got I understand $25 million in severance pay. So if he has any kind of a case he might score some really big bucks.

    O’Reilly is feisty and he doesn’t like to lose. It is not inconceivable that he may show up on Fox again .

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    • Replies: @Avery
    {He got I understand $25 million in severance pay. So if he has any kind of a case he might score some really big bucks.}

    It is standard practice that when you receive a (negotiated) severance pay from your employer, you agree not to sue for wrongful termination. He can't sue Fox if he agreed to the severance pay. He won't sue her, because she has nothing.
  20. Perquita is an afro sounding name, so even without seeing the picture I probably would have guessed the race of the female. Blacks do tend to get creative when they name their chillens.

    Ms. Perquita is no cup of hot chocolate in my eyes and O’Reilly has poor taste in women if that was intended as a pick up line. She’s more like chocolate thunder.

    I don’t like how O’Reilly was forced out, but he never was a defender of white racial interests and repeatedly used his position to call for amnesty for illegal aliens and to offer solutions to help black America. He was a multiracialist and distorter of American history in that he suppressed the racial basis of America’s founding and celebrated MLK and the civil rights movement.

    He is also a warmonger and Likudnik who endlessly shilled for wars to benefit the state of Israel.

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  21. anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    Good riddance!

    O’reilly was an oaf and a bully. His replacement, Tucker Carlson, couldn’t be any more different to Bill: Tucker is nerdy, intelligent and gentle. I’m so sick of this macho boomer conservatism: ‘Muh war!’, ‘let’s bomb them AArabs’, ‘kill dem fags!’, etc. That kind of conservatism has gotten us nowhere.

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    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
    When did O'Reilly express the sentiment "kill them fags" or anything like it? There's plenty to complain about with O'Reilly without fabricating or exaggerating.
  22. @Pat Boyle
    This whole thing may only be beginning. Given the track record by black women for accusations about white men, there's a substantial probability that he never said any such thing. This may be another Duke Field Hockey hoax.

    If so Bill may sue them. He got I understand $25 million in severance pay. So if he has any kind of a case he might score some really big bucks.

    O'Reilly is feisty and he doesn't like to lose. It is not inconceivable that he may show up on Fox again .

    {He got I understand $25 million in severance pay. So if he has any kind of a case he might score some really big bucks.}

    It is standard practice that when you receive a (negotiated) severance pay from your employer, you agree not to sue for wrongful termination. He can’t sue Fox if he agreed to the severance pay. He won’t sue her, because she has nothing.

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  23. Yeah I don’t doubt that there’s plenty of actual fire behind that 13m worth of smoke. And I don’t really give a crap about O’Reilly (I never liked him), except insofar as 1 the charges are false, and 2, the charges are absurd, but “genuine” as far as the law is concerned.

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    • Replies: @Alden
    Plaintiff's in civil suit must prove something. I believe the first settlement was because of genuine harassment. Only thing I like about Fox is the colors of the dresses. And that disgusting liberal Bob Becheley or whatever is back on. Once he said he and his father sat down and wept when MLK died. I totally absolutely can't stand him.
  24. “he never was a defender of white racial interests and repeatedly used his position to call for amnesty for illegal aliens and to offer solutions to help black America. He was a multiracialist and distorter of American history in that he suppressed the racial basis of America’s founding and celebrated MLK and the civil rights movement.

    He is also a warmonger and Likudnik who endlessly shilled for wars to benefit the state of Israel.”

    That’s exactly my position on O’Reilly. I’m not a conservative at all. I am a White Nationalist. My priorities are: affirmative action, the propaganda war on Whites and the cover up of black on White crime especially rape. Plus, I never liked his sanctimonious voice and endless pro Israel blathering. I recommend his book Killing Lincoln. It has more interesting information than any “scholarly” Lincoln biography I have ever read.

    For instance the smuggler who rowed Booth across the Potomac to Virginia was actually a slave.
    Like a lot of slaves, he had his own little business, in this case smuggling and split the profit with his owner (sorry to use the word).

    Here are a few things male Los Angeles Police said in the presence of women cops that roused the ire of Marxist morbidly obese lesbian anti White Jewish politician Jackie Goldberg

    A male uniform desk cop answered the phone and called the woman detective on the other end Ma’am. A Lieutenant at the change of shift muster told the troops to “pipe down guys and gals” Guys was ok but not gals. Another man said a woman’s new hair do looked good.
    But the women who complained were Jackie Goldberg’s spies in the department. We no longer have to endure Goldberg’s c**p. We have term limits and she rotated between every political position she could and finally retired.

    The thing is, it’s not men in the workplace but men on the street and in public including airports who are the worst annoyances. What I hate most is when they sneak up behind and start talking into my neck.

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  25. @Svigor
    Yeah I don't doubt that there's plenty of actual fire behind that 13m worth of smoke. And I don't really give a crap about O'Reilly (I never liked him), except insofar as 1 the charges are false, and 2, the charges are absurd, but "genuine" as far as the law is concerned.

    Plaintiff’s in civil suit must prove something. I believe the first settlement was because of genuine harassment. Only thing I like about Fox is the colors of the dresses. And that disgusting liberal Bob Becheley or whatever is back on. Once he said he and his father sat down and wept when MLK died. I totally absolutely can’t stand him.

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    • Replies: @Jim Bob Lassiter
    "Plaintiff’s [sic]in [sic]civil suit must prove something."-- Allow me to make a gentle correction.

    Plaintiff(s) must convince a judge (or a six or twelve person jury) via preponderance of evidence that defendant(s) "did something" (or failed to do something).
  26. @Truth

    And the guy’s 67 years old. Do younger Americans have any idea how tiresome it is, trying to keep up with social decorums that change week by week? I honestly did not know that saying “Looking good there, girl” to a female office colleague is insulting.
     
    Isn't that the same kind of excuse the Moroccan immigrants use in Stockholm?

    Are the Muslim and African immigrants in Sweden, Germany, and France etc. merely saying things like “looking good there, girl”? Please.

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  27. @anon
    Good riddance!

    O'reilly was an oaf and a bully. His replacement, Tucker Carlson, couldn't be any more different to Bill: Tucker is nerdy, intelligent and gentle. I'm so sick of this macho boomer conservatism: 'Muh war!', 'let's bomb them AArabs', 'kill dem fags!', etc. That kind of conservatism has gotten us nowhere.

    When did O’Reilly express the sentiment “kill them fags” or anything like it? There’s plenty to complain about with O’Reilly without fabricating or exaggerating.

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  28. What got O’Reilly off the air was simply a continuous effort by SJWs to harass advertisers one by one intensely until, one by one, they agreed to drop O’Reilly to stop the harassment.

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  29. @Clark Westwood

    Earlier this month the New York Times reported that Fox News and O’Reilly between them had paid out $13 million to various women accusers.
     
    Assuming the Times is accurate here (big assumption, I know), that's not the kind of money that someone pays simply to make a crazy person go away. That amount says at least one accuser had a claim with real substance (not just "he hurt my feelings"), and that FOX/Bill O. had a good chance of losing. For example (and I'm not saying that this is what actually happened), "Do you know how hot you look in high heels? I can really help you advance around here. Maybe we can discuss it over dinner at my place?" followed by a demotion of the uncooperative target female.

    In any event, we'll never know what really happened, because that kind of a payday comes with ironclad confidentiality provisions. The only women who would be flapping their gums about Bill O's sins now would be women who didn't get settlements.

    Murdoch warned his sons with the first talking bimbo that made harassment accusations that if they didn’t fight, they’d end up paying out much more. He can now say “told you so.”

    What happens with this stuff is that one starts it looking for a payday. Then, when the payoffs start, others come out of the wood work with similar accusations. Frankly, most, if not all, are simple liars. Including the first one.

    This is what comes from women being reduced to their sexual market value – something that feminism does rather efficiently.

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  30. “This is what comes from women being reduced to their sexual market value – something that feminism does rather efficiently.”

    You’ve been reading Return of Kings for WAY too long.

    “Frankly, most, if not all, are simple liars. Including the first one.”

    Spoken like a beta orbiter.

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  31. It seems to be a fairly common phenomenon for men who are rich and successful in media or politics to run into some kind of problems with inappropriate sexual behavior. One can think of numerous examples of cringeworthy behavior that has been reported in the media.

    One such example was Governor Sanford of South Carolina who disappeared and was found to be cavorting with a floozie in Argentina, or Eliot Spitzer.

    The problem is that if you are well known, you cannot just disappear on a golfing vacation in Thailand or Brazil, and because you are so well known, hookers are off limits. This leads to frustration, after all what is the good of being rich and famous if you can’t use that to get laid with someone other than your ageing wife. And look at Mick Jagger, still reproducing at 70 years of age!

    So you try to flirt with women in the workplace, or whom you meet through your work, because you are damn sure they are giving it to lesser men, and you don’t see why you should not have a shot at what others are having.

    Of course it is a bad mistake, because unless you hit on a bona fide gold digger, like John Edwards did, you will probably end up making a fool of yourself, or worse. Probably you should reach an accommodation with the wife, like Bill Cosby did, or bite the bullet and divorce her and get a young ‘un.

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  32. @Truth

    And the guy’s 67 years old. Do younger Americans have any idea how tiresome it is, trying to keep up with social decorums that change week by week? I honestly did not know that saying “Looking good there, girl” to a female office colleague is insulting.
     
    Isn't that the same kind of excuse the Moroccan immigrants use in Stockholm?

    Yes, and that’s a good reason not to have them in Stockholm. OTOH, it isn’t a good reason to deport old people.

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  33. Sensible whites learned long long ago not to refer to grownup blacks as “boy” or “girl.”

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    "Sensible whites learned long long ago not to refer to grownup blacks as “boy” or “girl.”"

    Indeed. Now they call them "vibrants".
  34. Oprah is starting to get a little age on her jiggabette self.

    How does “The Perquita Burgess Show” sound?

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  35. @Alden
    Plaintiff's in civil suit must prove something. I believe the first settlement was because of genuine harassment. Only thing I like about Fox is the colors of the dresses. And that disgusting liberal Bob Becheley or whatever is back on. Once he said he and his father sat down and wept when MLK died. I totally absolutely can't stand him.

    “Plaintiff’s [sic]in [sic]civil suit must prove something.”– Allow me to make a gentle correction.

    Plaintiff(s) must convince a judge (or a six or twelve person jury) via preponderance of evidence that defendant(s) “did something” (or failed to do something).

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  36. Does anyone other than Mr. Derbyshire call Mr. O’ Reilly “the Big Mick?”

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  37. @David
    You're being a jerk but you're right about O'Reilly being one too. I picked up one of his books at a friend's house. In the first two pages he boasted about committing three crimes. While in college, he says, he started a painting business. His competitive advantage was that he didn't pay any tax, he over-billed his customers, and when he damaged something, like spilling paint on shrubs, he simple pulled them out, assuming the client wouldn't notice until he was paid and gone. At the end of this tale, he congratulates himself on his initiative, which so many of his contemporaries -- he says -- sadly lacked.

    It's the lack of trustworthiness in America that is its primary problem.

    These sound like the standard tricks of any contractor, if you were competent you would be able to hold down a steady job.

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  38. @Mark Caplan
    Sensible whites learned long long ago not to refer to grownup blacks as "boy" or "girl."

    “Sensible whites learned long long ago not to refer to grownup blacks as “boy” or “girl.””

    Indeed. Now they call them “vibrants”.

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  39. Tucker Carlson, watch your back.

    Pshaw! No mere gaggle of Social Justice Warriors will be permitted to traduce the name of Tucker “The Uncuckable” Carlson.

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