Viewer Mail for Thursday, December 17
By: Factor ProducersDecember 17, 2009
O'Reilly takes Laura Ingraham to task for accusing him of "gushing" over the Obamas at the White House Christmas party.
"You are definitely a patriot for going to Obama's party, but the Obamas are pinheads for not coming on the Factor."
South Lake Tahoe, CA
"Just because you reported something positive about Michelle Obama, it doesn't mean you were gushing. Laura finds it impossible to accept that there's anything good to say about the Obamas."
"I'll give Mrs. Obama the benefit of the doubt when she publicly apologizes for her remarks during the campaign that denigrated generations of proud Americans."
"Laura Ingraham is right. Your comments about Michelle Obama were a slobbering love affair."
"What did you expect? Of course, Michelle Obama was gracious, charming, and friendly. She couldn't act any other way towards you at a Christmas party!"
Palo Alto, CA
"It's about time someone calls Miss Laura out for being so far right. She's too far out there to be good for the conservative cause."
"Laura Ingraham really seems to be oblivious to the fact that there are good people on both sides of the political aisle. It's important to show some respect, even if you disagree on most issues."
ATHLETE OF THE DECADE?
In the midst of his personal scandal, the Associated Press names Tiger Woods the athlete of the decade. Controversy aside, O'Reilly doesn't even think golf is a sport!
"Tiger Woods should definitely not be the athlete of the decade. Qualities like leadership. integrity and honesty should be factored in."
"Like it or not, professional athletes are role models for millions of kids. Recognizing Tiger Woods in the midst of his recent behavior is opprobrious."
San Antonio, TX
"The way you play golf, it may be a game. The way Tiger plays golf, it is a sport."
"I'm not sure either if Tiger Woods is a great athlete. I'll reserve judgment until he does something athletic. Can golf really be considered a sport if you don't even move your feet while playing?"
Lee's Summit, MO
"Of course, golf is a sport! It takes talent and practice. It may not be as labor intensive as football or hockey, but it's still a sport."
"I'm not a fan of Tiger Woods, but when one can hit a golf ball 200 yards and leave it within a couple of feet of the pin, they are definitely playing a sport, not a game."
MTV puts out a new ad campaign to try to deter teenagers from emailing and texting nude photos of themselves.
"High school kids know that sending nude photos of themselves is wrong, but they don't care. They think everyone does it, so it's no big deal."
"Teenagers, unfortunately, don't think five minutes past their actions. Combine that with apathetic parents, and I'm not surprised teens do so much sexting."
Staten Island, NY
"When I was in school, the worst thing we could do was chew gum in class. What has this world come to?"
Monroe Township, NJ
"MTV should be applauded for taking a proactive stand against texting."
"The best way to prevent these things from happening is to be intimately involved in your child's life. Young people today have entirely too much freedom."
Plant City, FL
"My parents taught me right from wrong. If I chose wrong, there would be consequences. Kids today just don't respect right and wrong."
"Just because my generation grew up with technology at our fingertips doesn't give teens an excuse to send racy text and photos. Everyone still knows right from wrong."
"Perhaps the parents of young people should use the line my mother did: If you wouldn't want to see it on the front page of the newspaper, don't write it or photograph it."
HE'S A POET!
On the CBS "Early Show," Al Gore reads a very long poem he wrote about global warming.
"I too had to wipe tears form my eyes after listening to Al Gore's poetry reading. It was from laughing so hard."
Upper St. Clair, PA
"Could you please tell me what happened in the last ten minutes of last night's Factor? The last thing I remember was Al Gore reading a poem. Then I fell asleep."
Playa del Rey, CA
"I am amazed that Al Gore could actually read his poetry without laughing. Can you imagine what America would be like if he'd won the election?"
"A mental evaluation is definitely required immediately."
West Springfield, MA
"You really should have given a viewer warning before Al Gore's poem. I almost threw up."
"If you replace waterboarding at Gitmo with Al Gore's poetry reading, we will get far more information out of the terrorists."
Culver City, CA
"Shame on you, Bill. It's the Christmas season and Al Gore's poem almost made me cry."
West Newton, MA
"I must say that listening to Al Gore go on and on with his poetry was the longest 30 seconds of my entire life."
Surf City, NC
"I believe that Al Gore needs to quit contributing to greenhouse gases by reading his poetry aloud."