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Thursday, September 20, 2007

O'Reilly Sinks to New Low: His Site is Giving Away "Please Don't Taze Me, Bro" Bumper Stickers

There seems to be one aspect of the tasering of Andrew Meyer at the University of Florida, after he was pulled away by police in the middle of asking a series of questions of John Kerry, that most people at least acknowledge if they do not strongly agree with: Meyer should not have been tasered.

There is much disagreement about whether Meyer was deprived of his First Amendment rights (I think he obviously was), but few disagree over the inappropriateness of the tasering.

Not Bill O'Reilly. Apparently the tasering of a person already down on the floor and totally under police control is of so little import to him, and indeed such an occasion for humor, that he is allowing 'Please Don't Taze Me, Bro' bumper stickers to be given away on his site, with every purchase of a pen, books, or whatever else some lucky fan may decide to acquire.

You can hear Andrew Meyer saying "Don't taze me, bro" to the police, several times - right before they tasered him.

This plea not to be hurt is a source of amusement to O'Reilly?

Something he thinks worthy to lubricate sales of his promo items on his web site?

If ever there was an example of the disregard someone has for the First Amendment, not to mention an indifference to human suffering, O'Reilly has just demonstrated it.
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