Bill O’Reilly on the end of civility in America

The subject of Bill O’Reilly’s Monday night “Talking Points” memo was the end of civility in America.

Americans in recent years have been incapable of debating without interjecting name-calling into the process. Witness MSNBC’s Chris Matthews and Toure’, and yes, Fox Sports’ Jason Whitlock.

Our First Amendment freedom of speech carries with it a corresponding obligation to respect those with whom we disagree.

Ad hominem arguments have no place in a civilized society and, in O’Reilly’s opinion, are nothing short of evil.


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  • seazen

    If only all of us could be a civil, reasonable, humble, and well-intentioned as O'Reilly and the rest of the super intelligent patriots on Fox News. What a special guy!

    • speak out

      I guess that included Bechel, Estrich, Williams and Colmes as well.

      • speak out

        Oh, you do not recognize those. Just indictates that you only follow the more reasonable newscasts

  • margaret perone

    I commend Bill O Reilly for bringing this to attention….It is a disgrace what is happening and its time for the people that abuse the freedom of speech like this to be addressed…………and fired, if there is no apology…. This is so wrong, and will divide us even more with remarks like this….. What the heck has happened to our country….

  • http://www.apeoplescourt.com Jillian

    Confronting evil and prejudice is almost impossible with the ABUSE of our freedom of speech. The power of the evil drama of lies and accusations and interjecting name-calling is so destructive. In court, they just say you are 'out of order' to shut you up so you can't defend your position. The ABuse of Women Business Owners is a battle that needs addressing too. So far it has run amuck in my life for the past 4 years and so far I have not had the power to stop it. Wrongfully incarcerating a 62 year old widow with NO prior record for not turning in some impossible interim 'paperwork', ruining her reputation, her business and future; That's my story which does have 'national' impact. Send me a news crew, I have a story that needs to be told and I thought I was the only one until I recently met a woman with the same fight.