Bill O'Reilly versus Jennifer Aniston

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Bill O'Reilly versus Jennifer Aniston
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Mon, 08-16-2010 - 11:08pm

Right versus left. O'Reilly is the right winger on with a conservative show on Murdoch's Fox News. Aniston donated to President Obama's campaign.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2010-08-13/jen-v-bill-whorsquos-right/2/

Seems like a Republican theme (at least when it comes to Republican men, e.g. President Bush but not the former First Lady) - discouraging choices for women.

O'Reilly: "If she wants to explain it," he said, "She can get her butt right in here!"

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2010/08/11/2010-08-11_fox_host_bill_oreilly_slams_jennifer_aniston_for_saying_women_dont_need_men_to_r.html#ixzz0wpRBFwzT

Why does Jennifer have to explain herself to Bill O'Reilly on his right wing show so he can make more money off her? Maybe O'Reilly should offer to go on Keith Olbermann's show and debate with her there.

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Tue, 08-17-2010 - 9:08am

I don't view JA's statement as promoting single parenthood instead I view it as a statement of fact.

I'm hoping that O'Reilly isn't a sperm donor. ;)

In my experience when my ex-DH was out of town, & after our divorce. I had much more quality time with my DD.

 


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Tue, 08-17-2010 - 3:36pm
One of the pieces showed how sloppy reporting has gotten. It said O'Reilly hosted a round table to discuss the matter. The fact is O'Reilly has many special segments on his program every week and once a week he does a regular segment on cultural matters with two female hosts, usually Gretchen Carlson and Margaret Hoover which is when this came up. It wasn't a special round table, he wasnt frothing at the mouth as one report said - in fact, he said Aniston made the remark in the contxt of promoting her latest movie and it was Carlson who said it was made because it was what Aniston as a 41 year old woman believes and she was Anistons main detractor. OReillys main point was not about Aniston but about how the importance of fathers gets devalued.n You can probably find the video of the actual segment which beats getting the skewed version from Daily Beast or Huffpo.
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Tue, 08-17-2010 - 11:20pm

Bill O'Reilly, the well known bully with an anger management problem who shouts shut up at people (really, I mean look at this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dpZb2zKx0U), started this whole thing, knows what he is doing and how to defend himself, and is not the one being picked on here.

And most people agree with Aniston, not the professional bloviator.

http://popwatch.ew.com/2010/08/13/jennifer-aniston-bill-oreilly-uff-da/

And this is not to mention this married and proclaimed family values man's extremely detailed sexual harassment lawsuit which makes for some interesting reading http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/funny/oreilly-hit-sex-harass-suit

or his consistent tendency to talk about porn (until he got called on it) http://www.slate.com/id/2108355

O'Reilly is a real pal to Aniston and women everywhere. He wants them to have choices. Like it's his way or the highway.

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Wed, 08-18-2010 - 9:07am

 


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Thu, 08-19-2010 - 8:10pm

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Thu, 08-19-2010 - 8:27pm

I think the point O'Reilly and Quayle were trying to make is that they don't think it's appropriate for Hollywood Celebs to blab on about discounting the value of a father in a child's life.

It seems some women are so selfish in wanting a child that they do not consider the real value of a father in their child's life and will raise this child without one....because it's what THEY want....not what the child would want.

IMO, a father is every bit as important in a child's life as a mother.

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Thu, 08-19-2010 - 8:38pm

A loving, caring & attentive parent is what is important in a child's life.


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Fri, 08-20-2010 - 11:17am

You're right. There are many successful one parent families out there.

However, I am just saying that it's a shame that we can't be more focused on the two parent families and are so quick to discount the value of a loving father in a child's life and the extreme importance of that.

I think O'Reilly and Quayle were trying to say just that. We as a society celebrate the "alternative" family all the time, but rarely, if ever, celebrate how important and crucial a loving father can be to a child.

It's a shame, IMO.

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Fri, 08-20-2010 - 11:45am

...but rarely, if ever, celebrate how important and crucial a loving father can be to a child.


I disagree.


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Fri, 08-20-2010 - 3:40pm

(IMHO, when it comes to O'Reilly, etal, it's just that women can now have children (more socially acceptable) even when they haven't been able to find a spouse. They should have that right. How is that in any way 'devaluing' fathers?)

When you have Hollywood celebs "glamorizing" raising a family without a father, because YOU (not you personally, you generally) don't want (or can't get) a husband or significant other, it devalues the importance of a father in a child's life.

It is always best for the child to have TWO loving parents, preferably a mother and a father. Each one brings a unique expertise to the raising of a child. Sure, it can be done with one, and sometimes there is no choice in the matter, but, IMO, it is aways better with TWO loving parents. THAT's what should be celebrated in Hollywood.

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