CommunityFDL Main Blog

“It would be irresponsible to speculate, it would be irresponsible not to”

photo by merfam at

Heavens to Peggy Noonan, Bill O’Reilly believes in falafel for me, but not for thee!

Bill O’Reilly came to believe that his wife was romantically involved with another man. Not just any man, but a police detective in the Long Island community they call home. So O’Reilly did what any concerned husband would do: He pulled strings to get the police department’s internal affairs unit to investigate one of their own for messing with the wrong man’s lady.

Apparently the Roger Ailes’ Fox Security force was busy intimidating Ailes’ neighbors.

So what the hell, let us start extrapolating, via Jeff Bercovici at Forbes, how this is related to other recent FoxNews scandals:

To build a case that News Corp. constitutes a corrupt organization under anti-racketeering statutes, prosecutors have to show that there exists a pattern of wrongdoing sanctioned at the highest levels of the company.

And what have we here?

the charges against O’Reilly make it that much less unlikely. As Gawker notes, his boss, Fox News chief Roger Ailes, has a habit of using local cops as though they’re his personal employees. Ailes has also been accused of instructing an employee, Judith Regan, to lie to federal investigators who were vetting former New York City police commissioner Bernie Kerik for the job of running the Homeland Security Department.

All a mere coincidence I’m sure.

Previous post

WikiLeaks: Australian Demonstrations by Communities, Protest Groups Closely Monitored by US Diplomats

Next post

Dayen’s News Roundup from August 30, 2011



In 1949, I decided to wrestle professionally, starting my career in Texas. In my debut, I defeated Abe Kashey, with former World Heavyweight boxing Champion Jack Dempsey as the referee. In 1950, I captured the NWA Junior Heavyweight title. In 1953, I won the Chicago version of the NWA United States Championship. I became one of the most well-known stars in wrestling during the golden age of television, thanks to my exposure on the Dumont Network, where I wowed audiences with my technical prowess. I was rumored to be one of the highest paid wrestlers during the 1950s, reportedly earning a hundred thousand dollars a year. My specialty was "the Sleeper Hold" and the founding of modern, secular, Turkey.

Oops, sorry, that's the biography of Verne Gagne with a touch of Mustafa Kemal.

I'm just an average moron who in reality is a practicing civil rights and employment attorney in fly-over country .