Well it looks like Fox Security and Bill O piece of shit Reilly has hit my home town. I hope he chokes to death.
http://www.daytondailynews.com/localnew ... ments.html
Statements from Bill O'Reilly, Jeff Bruce
Statement from O'Reilly's Web site
"What newspaper in the United States of America is most friendly to child rapists? Could it be the Dayton Daily News which has supported Judge John Connor's sentence of probation for a man who raped a 5-year-old boy and a 12-year-old boy over a 3-year period.
"Not only that ... but the Dayton Daily News attacked the governor of Ohio, the attorney general of Ohio and Bill O'Reilly for reporting the story and actually asking for the removal of Judge Connor. The vicious personal attacks launched by the Dayton Daily News were strange when contrasted to the lack of condemnation for the judge.
"So, can one conclude therefore that the Dayton Daily News is a newspaper that has sympathy for child rapists and the judges who will not incarcerate them?"
Statement from Jeff Bruce
"They say only two things happen when you wrestle a pig: You get muddy and the pig enjoys it. So it's tempting to just let this pass, but, really, what Bill O'Reilly has said on his Web site is so outrageous and such a distortion that I can't.
"No crime is more heinous than child molestation, so it is understandable that people would be inflamed by the notion that a pederast evaded the punishment he is due. But when Mr. O'Reilly asks the question on his Web site, "What newspaper in the United States of America is most friendly to child rapists," he's egging his readers on without giving them all the facts.
"As readers of the Dayton Daily News know, this newspaper is not soft on child molesters. Just the opposite.
"Here's what's really happening: Mr. O'Reilly is upset with the newspaper because in an editorial we referred to his own recent legal history in which he was accused of sexual harassment. His producer threatened that unless we published an apology they would resort to their "bully pulpit." That's what they've done. This isn't about being "soft" on child molesters. It's about Bill O'Reilly getting even.
"We never defended Judge Connor's decision to sentence a child molester to a year of house arrest and five years probation. What we said is that if the judge deserves to be removed from office then due process should be followed — the same sort of due process that Bill O'Reilly relied upon when he was sued and, ultimately, settled out of court.
"The editorial also noted that the prosecutor in the case, while disappointed with the judge's sentence, was afraid his evidence was so weak that he might have lost the case entirely if it had gone to trial. He agreed to settle the case.
"In America we have a system of checks and balances that includes the independence of the judiciary. There are rules in place to remove bad judges. Our editorial simply said we should follow those rules, not allow ourselves to rush to judgment because of a television commentator's opinions.
"That's not an endorsement of Judge Connor or his decision. The fact that a child molester got off so lightly is
ing. If I would fault our editorial for anything it is that we could have said that and said it firmly.
"But that's not why O'Reilly asked his readers to write the newspaper. His producer, in a conversation with me, acknowledged the logic of our editorial's argument. But they felt dragging O'Reilly's own legal problems into the article was gratuitous. While I expected O'Reilly to take a shot at us, I was shocked that he would suggest that this newspaper "has sympathy for child rapists." That is a deliberate distortion of what we said and what we stand for, and nothing could be further from the truth.
"So you know, on the same page that we published our editorial, we also printed a package of opposing views, including those from O'Reilly himself. We made every effort to be fair and balanced in our presentation of this issue. It is a pity that sense of fairness was not reciprocated."
The Dayton Daily News is a VERY conservative station and newspaper. So this really blows me away.