Oh man, I hate Bill O'Reilly. In fact, the American right just sucks in general. No, sod it, let's go for broke here; the political right is divorced from reality. And humanity.
Have you ever seen a bunch of hysterical madmen (and madwomen, don't want to be sexist and discriminatory here) in your entire life?
For ages and ages, it was seen as hip and trendy to slag off the "loony left". But soon the "loony" left started winning the arguments. First it was gay rights. Then it was women's rights. Currently the "loony" left is winning the arguments over the Iraq war. Soon the left will win the arguments full stop, and the right wing of the political spectrum as we know it will cease to exist. And, I tell ya what, I can't wait for that day to come. No siree.
I remember a picture of a t-shirt critical of former "Spare" AMICUS General Secretary Roger Lyons (he of the "25p Bun
" fame) made by this site
being worn by a site's supporter next to the aforementioned Lyons. Unfortunatly, I can't seem to find the picture, but I was suddenly reminded of it, and a thought came into my head, like they don't for O'Reilly and his ilk (they wait for their thoughts to come from the Republican spin doctors on Capitol Hill).
So, here's the scoop. Pictured above is a new t-shirt available in the DETB
store. It's only US$17.99 - just a shade over £10. Factor in shipping, you're probably looking at around GB£12. That's fuck all for a T-shirt. In any case, you should buy it (Hey, I'm not doing this for the money, I probably make less than a buck each on the shirts) and take it with you when you go to New York City. Go to the Avenue of the Americas and find Fox News' studios there, and you can probably see right into them.
The first person to get the t-shirt seen on screen wins.
If you don't want to shell out for the t-shirt, and would rather make it yourself, then email me and I will willingly send you the artwork, but you could also probably re-create the artwork yourself.
Come on, world. It's time America's largest news channel actually reflected the views of the majority of ordinary Americans for once. Do it, not for me, or for you, but for the good of humanity.NB. This site does not endorse the killing of right-wingers. Though we won't shed any tears, we don't encourage it either.
Update: It seems someone has complained to CafePress.com about the "Kill Bill O'Reilly" shirt, and the artwork has been barred, so naturally I've been forced to delete the shirt and withdraw it from sale.
There are some serious implications to this. There are hundreds of thousands of shops on CafePress.com and, unless they employ an army of people monitoring what's on sale (which I assume they don't) then it took someone to spot it and complain to CafePress.com.
First things first - what I did, in the UK at least, is not illegal. Using copyrighted material for the purposes of satire is allowed, under the Copyrights & Patents Act. Commercial exploitation of such material is also allowed. Indeed, there is a thriving market of such tee-shirts in markets and online, and of course such material is carried every week in Private Eye.
Of course, the laws might differ in the US and this might be the reason why CafePress.com barred it. But I can't see that being the case (and I'd really appreciate legal advice on this).
My real issue is that someone, rather than have the guts to tell me that they disagreed with the t-shirt, just told CafePress.com. They could have emailed me. They could have left a comment - hey, I've got anonoymous commenting enabled here.
Let me repeat what I said above:This site does not endorse the killing of right-wingers. Though we won't shed any tears, we don't encourage it either.
Killing right-wingers is a dumb thing to do, and I certainly don't endorse it (despite O'Reilly calling for the murder of hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqis through his fanatical support of the Iraq war - oh, irony). I don't think that anyone who would buy the shirt would have killed O'Reilly either.
But someone's just trampled on my free speech. For all their blathering about defending "freedom", they've just crushed mine. Nice going, jerk. Don't you ever, ever, talk about freedom again. Rip it out of your dictionary.