- The Washington Times - Sunday, June 7, 2009

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

Greg Pierce affords conservative talker Bill O’Reilly a remarkably uncritical forum in which to deny any complicity in the murder of Dr. George Tiller (“O’Reilly’s Response,” Inside Politics, Nation, Thursday). I find this odd because Mr. O’Reilly has become a very wealthy man thanks in large part to his regular screeds decrying what he perceives to be the pernicious influence of rap music. According to Mr. O’Reilly, lyrics he considers to be obscene, violent and racist must have a destructive effect on listeners, even to the point where they might inspire someone to commit an anti-social act.

For Mr. O’Reilly then to insist that his repeated descriptions of Dr. Tiller as a “Nazi,” “Stalinist,” “mass murderer” and “baby killer” could not possibly have led a listener to take violent action against the doctor is indicative of either raging hypocrisy or a deficient intellect.

SCOTT KENYON

Vienna

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