In his talking points segment on Monday Bill O’Reilly showed us once again that no one does hyperbole and the distortion of fact better than he can. Now he’s worried for the nation because the two Supreme Court rulings handed down Monday shows him that only one more “liberal” Supreme Court Justice means the end of freedom “forever” in the United States.
He calls the two rulings “victories” for “traditional” Americans, saying that in the Hobby Lobby case a blow was struck in support of “small corporations” (13,000 employees in the case of Hobby Lobby) which may not wish to provide insurance that covers “abortions.”
“The Obama administration wants all corporations to fund things like the morning after pill which many religious Americans believe is an abortion inducing medication. By the way the national media did not report that, they continued to say the Hobby Lobby case is about birth control per se, which it is absolutely not,” he said.
Nice try on that distortion of the facts, Bill. The national media has reported that the argument in the Hobby Lobby case is that some types of birth control are believed by the uninformed to work by causing a spontaneous abortion. That is where the argument fails; none of the named medications or devices cause abortions and this fact has been proven more than once, but in O’Reilly’s world, religious beliefs should trump science facts.
“The very disturbing part of the Supreme Courts opinion,” he continued, “is that the four liberal Justices apparently believe that American taxpayers should fund abortions…That’s hard to believe because religious freedom is a hallmark of the Constitution. If you sincerely believe that abortion is morally wrong, you have a right to opt out, but these four Justices would deny you that right.”
He then goes on to completely misrepresent what SCOTUS’s other opinion handed down on Monday said, which found that people who don’t wish to join a union cannot be forced to pay union dues for the benefits they receive as a result of union negotiations. In O’Reilly’s world, paying for services rendered constitutes being forced to join the union.
It is these two 5-4 vote decisions that has Bill worried:
“If one more liberal Supreme Court Justice is appointed, one more, freedom in America will be compromised forever. And you know what? Most Americans do not understand that at all. On a practical basis, what are these four liberal Justices thinking about? Do they not understand that the Obama administration has screwed up just about everything? Do they not understand that the federal government in Washington is not solving the nation’s problems?”
At the end of his rant, he tells us that he is going to look at the “border chaos” that this administration has done nothing about, completely ignoring the facts which show that this administration has presided over more than 2 million deportations, with an April Pew Research Hispanic Trends Project study finding that we have reached a net zero rate of undocumented immigrants.
Watch O’Reilly’s indignant rant below.