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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

But How Did They Find Her?

Amanda Terkel, blogger for Think Progress, was ambushed after she wrote about O'Reilly's comments directed toward a rape victim and his being offered to keynote a fundraiser for the foundation.

* as an interesting sidenote, you'll notice that for an additional $75 you could have your picture taken with O'Reilly and get your book signed. pathetic *

Amanda then became the latest victim of O'Reilly's selective, moral outrage and he sent his mouth-agape stalker - Jesse Waters - to ambush her while she was on vacation. But, the story doesn't end there:

Watters and his camera man accosted me at approximately 3:45 p.m. on Saturday, March 21, in Winchester, VA, which is a two-hour drive from Washington, DC. My friend and I were in this small town for a short weekend vacation and had told no one about where we were going. I can only infer that the two men staked out my apartment and then followed me for two hours. Looking back, my friend and I remember seeing their tan SUV following us for much of the trip.

The question I want to know is how did they find out where she lived?

It's a given that O'Reilly is quite frightened of a woman with an opinion that is unafraid to voice it. But when you use your "connections" to find out where a person lives and stalk them out of state in order to somehow prove that you are powerful, then perhaps the validity of your program and your career should be questioned.

David Neiwert @ crooksandliars reminds us that this isn't the first time that O'Reilly had made offensive comments about a victim and was asked to speak at a fundraiser that highlighted the plight of those victims:

No doubt O'Reilly is still reeling from the embarrassment of a previous case where his grotesquely insensitive remarks came back to haunt him: namely, the Shawn Hornbeck incident, in which O'Reilly first suggested that a boy who had been kept a captive of a child molester for years had somehow "wanted it." As it happened, he was scheduled to speak before a conference for the families of missing kids. The ensuing uproar didn't subside until his appearance was cancelled.

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