He didn’t mean to, butBill O’Reilly highlighted one major difference between neo-conservatives and progressives with his vile suggestiong that Air American Radio staffers be arrested. O’Reill stated, “So, all those clowns over at the liberal radio network, we could incarcerate them immediately. Will you have that done, please? Send over the FBI and just put them in chains, because they, you know, they’re undermining everything and they don’t care, couldn’t care less.”
O’Reilly’s comments illustrate that neo-conservatives do not believe that anyone who disagrees with them should be allowed to speak. Neocons are all for silencing disagreement in any way possible, using any conceivable reason. Progressives, on the other hand, believe the exact opposite. We even support O’Reilly’s right to make such absurd statements.
One wonders if he realizes just how bad this statement makes him sound.