Bill O'Reilly Attacks 'Far Left' For Criticism Over Death of George Tiller

In a much anticipated episode of the O'Reilly Factor, Bill O'Reilly addressed the murder of George Tiller, whom he frequently referred to as "Tiller the Baby Killer," decrying the use of violence for political purposes and lashing out at those on the "far left" who dare to criticize him.

In the "Talking Points" segment at the top of his show, O'Reilly immediately condemned Tiller's murder saying that "anarchy and vigilantism will destroy a society" and that the act was a "clear thing Americans should condemn." But once O'Reilly got the formalities out of the way, he wasted no time blasting anyone who dared to implicate him in any of this.

"When I heard about Tiller's murder I knew that pro-abortion zealots and Fox News-haters would blame us for the crime."

He went on to call out a laundry list of "vicious individuals" for implying that his incendiary rhetoric towards Tiller may have inspired the violence, among which were Arianna Huffington, Markos Moulitsas of Daily Kos (naturally!), former 60 Minutes producer Mary Mapes, he said that Helen Kennedy of the New York Daily News lied when she said O'Reilly was guilty of "rants" against Tiller, and "far left columnist" Mike Hendricks of the Kansas City Star. He closed by saying that the "far left is exploiting, EXPLOITING, the death" of Dr. Tiller for political gain, and then reminded viewers that Tiller was responsible for destroying "60,000 fetuses who will never become American citizens."

So yeah, Bill O'Reilly gave everyone pretty much exactly what they expected tonight—-A load of BS.

UPDATE: Later in his show O'Reilly had two abortion opponents on the show to back up his claim that "the far left is exploiting this, trying to shut guys like me up."

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