Today DovBear engaged in his own Fisking of Bill O’Reilly’s current column called “War Party.” Dated December 30th it is clear that old Bill was short on substance and long on straw men arguments. I already dinged him in this post and in this post.
We covered many if not all of the issues Bill writes about in the existing column, I agree with him on a few points regarding Iraq and the problems with UN. But beyond that Billy Boy and I just don’t see eye to eye on the culture war he writes about.
Specifically we spelled out how Tocqueville’s position on the Tyranny of the Majority which Bill apparently has never read. And we discussed the real questions and concerns people have about public displays of religion.
I timed myself and it has taken me about 7 minutes to type this out and I haven’t bothered to try and edit it. In short I suspect that with this incredible ability and a desire to shout over those who disagree with me I could be a second rate talk show host because surely Bill didn’t spend any longer than I have writing his column.
And I am certainly willing to bet that he didn’t try and do it while assembling a lego village with one hand and entertaining an infant with the other. And in case you are wondering, I do have more than 2 hands, but that is a post for a later date.