Over the past four years, Fox News referred to Dr. George Tiller in the
terms of a criminal using names like “Tiller the baby killer”. With
Tiller’s death on Sunday, former religious right leader Frank Schaeffer
took responsibility for his role in creating a climate that made his murder by a Christian
conservative terrorist likely.
However, Bill O’Reilly, who used segments of his show to condemn Tiller
and stoke public anger, refused to apologize for his role in similarly
attacking Tiller. Keith Olbermann pointed out that words, especially
words broadcast to millions of people, have consequences and Bill
O’Reilly’s actions merit a boycott of his show and network. Olbermann
himself has called a moratorium on showing O’Reilly clips on
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