posted on Jul, 22 2004 @ 04:50 PM
I'm not a big fan of O'Reilly because of something that happened to me one night.
My dad is the Executive Director of the United Way here. Just after the 9/11 attacks, O'Reilly was on tv one night saying that the United Way wasn't
lifting one finger to help the families, and how could they be so insensitive, etc. Well, the truth is that the United Way had set up a special
helpline just for victims and their families, and was there in New York working closely with the Red Cross. I'm not sure of the exact numbers, but
there was well over $25 million dollars already there in New York being used to help these families.
Well, my dad and I see this, and he is, of course, pretty mad that O'Reilly would say this, but perhaps he just wrong information, so my dad calls up
his show. The screener answers, and my dad gives his name and position, and puts my dad on hold. He sat on hold for over two hours and
O'Reilly would get call after call of people slamming the United Way for being a "so-called charitable organization." O'Reillly kept saying, "I
can't even get anyone from the United Way on the phone to defend them. No one from the United Way will call up. That's pretty embarassing on their
part, don't you think?"
That's why I don't like Bill O'Reilly.