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Bill O'Reilly sends goons to stalk and ambush woman blogger

Posted By on Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 4:11 PM

That champion of women everywhere - Bill O’Reilly - was really strutting his stuff this week!

Bill O'Reilly sends goons to stalk and ambush woman blogger

Bill O'Reilly's 'great ambushers...of justice' stalks blogger
Muriel Kane
Published: Monday March 23, 2009

Blogger Amanda Terkel has become the latest victim of an ambush by a producer for Fox News host Bill O'Reilly.

The O'Reilly Factor's producers -- who have been dubbed "great ambushers...of justice" by The Daily Show's Jon Stewart -- are well-known for attempting to catch competing journalists as they go about their daily routines and firing accusatory questions at them.

Terkel had criticized O'Reilly for accepting an invitation to speak before a support group for rape survivors, even though he had suggested on his radio show last year that an 18-year-old, 5-foot-2-inch college student who was raped and murdered would "be alive today" if she hadn't been drunk and wearing an outfit with a bare midriff.

"This weekend, while on vacation, I was ambushed by O’’Reilly’’s top hit man, producer Jesse Watters, who accosted me on the street and told me that because I highlighted O’’Reilly’’s comments, I was causing 'pain and suffering' to rape victims and their families," Terkel writes. "He of course offered no proof to back up this claim, instead choosing to shout questions at me."

The producer accused ThinkProgress of being part of a "smear pipeline" and demanded that Terkel offer an apology on camera to rape victims. "O’’Reilly never asked me for a statement nor invited me on his show before sending Watters to harass me," Terkel emphasizes. "Since I’’m a 5 ft, 100 pound woman with an opinion that he doesn’t like, perhaps O’’Reilly believes I deserve to be treated this way."

What makes the incident particularly disturbing is that it occurred while Terkel was on vacation, and the Fox producer and cameraman had apparently been stalking her for some time. She explains, "My friend and I were in this small town for a short weekend vacation and had told no one about where we were going. I can only infer that the two men staked out my apartment and then followed me for two hours. Looking back, my friend and I remember seeing their tan SUV following us for much of the trip."

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 From the good folks at Community Access Television. For more info, or to register:

Create-Connect-Community Media Summit
March 27 & 28th at the Cosmopolitan

Events scheduled for Friday are Free! & Open to the Public:

Friday, March 27 at the Cosmopolitan Hotel
ACM Regional Board Meeting
4-6pm in Fulbright Room
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Show your Stuff - Video Reception
6-9pm in Pike Room
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Reception Videos::

Sunshine Morgan - Reawakening
Sheree Burnett  - The Coffee Moochers
Aiden Burnett - Game Rev
Jon Hayden  - Words of Faith
Dan Vega & Roger Henry, One Whirled View
Paper Tiger TV
Free Speech TV


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Saturday, March 28 at The Cosmopolitan

Show Your Stuff Trade Show
8am - 5pm 
Garland Room

Trade Show,
Continental Breakfast/Showing of “ What’s Going on in Community Media?”
Garland Room   

Opening Session: 

8:30 - 9:00am 
Colleen Pancake introduces Mayor, Lioneld Jordan
Marion Orton/Alderwoman Brenda Thiel introduce Charles Benton of the Benton Foundation - Opening Keynote

Diversity Discussion:
Garland Room

Subject & Facilitator: 
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LA VOZ DE LATINO - Luty Romero
WOMAN  TO WOMAN -  Seajay Crosson
LGBT & Q -   Jori Costello
SENIORS - Marion Orton
YOUTH - Jeff Montgomery
McIlroy Room
Professor Larry Foley, Raising Funds for Independent Films

PEG Center Tour:  
Fayetteville Government Channel, Engineer, Neal Bilbe
Community Access Television, Office Coordinator, Heather Drain
101 W. Rock Street

10:30 - 11am
Everyone Can Sing Choir
Garland Room

Garland Room 
Lunch Keynote:   
Roger Henry/Dan Vega introduce Sara Strahan & Antonia
Levy (Paper Tiger TV)

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Love or Money -  Mashburn Foundation Scholarship recipients

Freedom Stage 
Garland Room    
Hostess of the Open Mic:  Jennifer Nesbitt

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McIlroy Room 
New Media & You
Moderator - Jon Carlson
Stefan Wray - Channel Austin
Ann Theis - Denver Open Media via the Internet

UATV Tour:   
UATV, Station Manager, Dan Phillips

Free Speech Lecture at Lemke School of Journalism
 Kimpel Hall room 111
Dr. Steve Sheppard - Free Speech:  Public vs. Private Speech

3:00 - 4:30pm
McIlroy Room
The State of Community Media Today and Tomorrow 
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David Hawkswor- DH Consulting
Linda Litowsky - Channel Austin
Fred Fman -  Houston Media Source
JoMcMahon- Benton Community Access Association
Don  Marr - Chief of Staff, City of Fayetteville

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FAT CAT Awards Banquet
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