Viewer Mail for Monday, August 17
By: Factor ProducersAugust 17, 2009
The media went wild when Gov. Mark Sanford (R-SC) admitted to infidelity. So why isn't it reporting all the developments in the John Edward affair with as much gusto?
"The John Edwards affair is not even close to on par with the Mark Sanford affair. Edwards ran for President, possibly paying illegal hush money to his mistress and love child, while lying about it all."
"The mainstream media ignores the John Edwards' love child story, while going out of its way to create stories to keep Sarah Palin in the news."
"Your guest keeps saying John Edwards is old news. She should tell President Obama that the next time he says he inherited Bush's mess."
Santa Maria, CA
"The reason the media makes a bigger deal out of the indiscretions of Republicans is because of the moral foundation of conservative ideology."
Chapel Hill, NC
"Both Sanford and Edwards lied to the American public, lied to their families, and completely destroyed the sanctity of marriage. There is no difference between them."
"The two men are not equal. Edwards fathered a child and stands accused of committing fraud with campaign money. Sanford did neither of those two things."
"Your guests said John Edwards is no longer relevant because he's out of office. Would they apply the same logic to Sarah Palin, for example?"
South Bend, IN
"I absolutely agree that there's not enough coverage of the John Edwards story. The media coverage of conservative scandals is elevated to an appalling degree."
Eden Prairie, MN
In an effort to turn kids against McDonalds' meat products, the animal activists at PETA are targeting Happy Meals.
"There is no excuse for PETA to be giving children nightmares to further their agenda. Parents should hold them responsible."
"What gives PETA the right to upset my grandchildren by showing Ronald McDonald running around with a knife?"
"PETA people are not loons! What's wrong with telling kids the truth?"
"The McCruelty campaign is being run by McIdiots."
Green Valley, AZ
"It's a free country, and compassionate kids should be raised by their parents, not PETA."
Sun Prairie, WI
"Kids do not want to know where their McNuggets come from. Why can't we just let our kids be kids?"
Punta Gorda, FL
"What's next for PETA -- cruelty to lobsters? They're dropped alive into scalding water, you know."
"Scaring kids is gutless. PETA representatives should grow up and take their beef to the adults who are responsible for the behavior they disagree with."
Actor Brad Pitt tells Bill Maher he gave up marijuana when he became a father, but boasts about his artistic ability to roll a joint.
"Brad Pitt doesn't believe smoking pot made his life miserable, so he won't say it did just to please the likes of you, O'Reilly. He is a responsible father and should be commended."
"I watched the Brad Pitt interview, and it was Bill Maher who pursued the marijuana discussion. In my opinion, Mr. Pitt seemed uncomfortable talking about it."
Colorado Springs, CO
"Celebrities like Brad Pitt need to understand that illegal drug use keeps urban areas mired in poverty."
"Why is Brad Pitt everywhere talking about politics? Is he running for office or something?"
"I believe Brad Pitt when he says he no longer smokes pot. But Bill Maher is obviously still on drugs."
40 YEARS LATER
As hippies everywhere celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Woodstock festival, O'Reilly explains why he wasn't in on the fun.
"My wife and I are huge fans of the show. Thank you for not going to Woodstock and doing LSD. You might not be where you are today."
"While you were painting houses in 1969, I was delivering toilets for my Uncle Eddie in Newark, NJ, so I couldn't go to Woodstock either. I love the music, but I don't think I missed a thing."
"My blue-collar family relied on my earnings from my summer job. I had to decline tickets. And as Robert Frost would say, it made all the difference."
Glen Head, NY
"I gave a copy of 'Bold Fresh' to my terminally ill friend. I know it was the last amusing thing she ever read."