> When the ancient war dogs did battle on 19 Jul 2001 05:48:38 GMT,
> >>> Fox News (OREILLY FACTOR) is doing a story on "Should Pit Bulls Be
> >>> Banned in America?" It's on now, but here in my time zone (pacific)
> >>> the Pit Bull story is still upcoming.
> >>First off the bat. The email address:
> >Hey, I went to the Fox News site and did not find any reference to this
> >subject....I should admit to being somewhat stupid when it comes to the
> >internet and I apologize for that, I'm sorry.
> >What is this article or on air segment?
> It was an on-air segment. I freely admit that I usually LOVE Bill
> O'Reilly and his show. But this segment still has me so mad I could
> spit nails!!!!!!!!! All O'Reilly kept saying to this poor dog owner
> (who was trying pretty valiantly to defend her chosen breed) was "Why
> do we need these dogs? They're all aggressive and should be banned."
> And the dude from the Washington DC humane society who was on the
> pro-ban side of the argument kept talking about wanting to end the
> abuse of these poor fighting dogs by eventually legislating them right
> out of existence -- at least from the DC area.
> Grrrrrrr... My *** is still boiling!!!!!!!!! I'll be writing my
> letter in protest of O'Reilly's on-air antics as well as this subject.
> "No Spin Zone" indeed... :(
> Address permanently anti-spammed...
The guy from the DC Humane Society was Jim Monsma, and yes, his
claims that he wants to ban them to prevent abuse to the breed
is bogus -- he doesn't like Pitbulls. Period.
The other guest, Diane Jessup (Author "The Working Pitbull"
explained she had 13 Pitbulls of her own and that these dogs
can be safe in the right hands. I agree with that.
O'Reilly also claimed Pitbulls are responsible for 50% of dog
bite deaths and Diane Jessup disputed the claim and said 66%
were caused by Rottweilers. Of course, O'Reilly had the last
words and cut her off.....
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Keep in mind: RATINGS. O'Reilly did two other stories in the past
month, 1) the boy who was bitten by a shark 2) five people in the
Atlanta area bitten by copperhead snakes...sensational stories
that capture attention of viewers!
Don't worry, he's on Gary Condit's trail (and Alan Greenspan)
so he won't have much time to talk about dog breeds.