posted on Mar, 31 2008 @ 07:35 PM
This "debate" was completely different through my eyes. Debate deserves to be in quotes because Phil's actions would have gotten him removed from
any real debate. He spent the entire segment talking over and interrupting his opponent.
As to the actual content, you obviously agree with most of what Phil had to say and strongly dislike O'Reilly judging from your statements. Hence,
you determined that Phil "cleaned the floor" with him. To me, I thought most of Phil's statements were poorly thought out and based on BS. I
agree with most of what O'Reilly said. One difference is that I actually didn't dislike Phil before seeing this. I used to occasionally watch his
talk show with my mother when I was a teenager . I also remember when he had a late night show on one of the news channels and I enjoyed it.
However, he's a kook now.
Not only do I not think Phil "cleaned the floor" as you put it. I think O'Reilly won the argument purely based on conduct. His little digression
regarding his nephew was a waste of time, but Phil's attempt to personally attack O'Reilly regarding his willingness to send his family members into
harm's way when he knew nothing of the sort was sleazy and did not belong in the argument. I've learned from personal experience that letting anger
take over while in any argument is a quick route to making yourself look like an ass. Both men did that here, although Phil was the bigger ass.