One of the provisions of the new PATRIOT Act signed in to law by George W. Bush makes it illegal to make threats to try and coerce someone to change their opinions. It is defined as an act of terrorism.Anybody who would continue to do so can be reported to the FBI.
Lately, Bill O'Reilly has been getting phone calls to is daily radio show who disagree with him. It is not against the law to disagree with O'Reilly, and given that his show claims to be "fair and balanced, one would think that he would welcome opinions from both sides an issue. But lately, O'Reilly has threatened to turn those who disagree with him over to Fox security. And at least two callers have received threatening phone calls from Fox security.
One caller made the mistake of mentioning Keith Olberman's name. Olberman and O'Reilly are in a pissing match with each other, watching neither, I'm not sure what the gripes are, and as far as I know, Olberman is using people's dislike for O'Reilly to build ratings for his own show.
Meanwhile O'Reilly's ratings have slipped 21%, although it would be unfair to give credit to Olberman for the ratings slip. O'Reilly has a daily radio show for two hours, plus the O'Reilly Factor nightly on Fox as well as a newspaper column . Overexposure will hurt any celebrity's career, and there's only so much Bill O'Reilly that even his biggest fans can take in a day.
This blog, like any other is just a matter of opinion. You can take it or leave it. And there's an option for you to dissent, and perhaps, through reason, you can get me to see things in a different light.
In the meantime, you could send O'reilly some falafel. Or a loofa on a pita.