Bill O’Reilly Calls Palin Hackers Scummy; BillOreilly.com Gets Hacked After

Posted Sep 20, 2008

FOX News anchor, Bill O’Reilly is known for several things.  He’s known as “Papa Bear” by Comedy Central news anchors Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert.  He’s also known for the viral video of flipping out and yelling “WE’LL DO IT LIVE, F**KING THING SUCKS!!”  Recently he spoke out against those who hacked and published information about Sarah Palin’s e-mail account.

“I’m not going to mention the website that posted this, but it’s one of those despicable, slimy, scummy websites,” stated O’Reilly. “Everybody knows where this stuff is, OK, and they know the people who run the website, so why can’t they go there tonight to the guy’s house who runs it, put him in cuffs and take him down and book him?” 

Here is some advice for Bill O’Reilly. Do not publicly criticize hackers.  Hackers weren’t too happy with O’Reilly’s reaction so they hacked into his website, BillOreilly.com and sent a few screenshots to Wikileaks.org.

Megyn Kelly, an attorney that O’Reilly interviewed believes that websites that published the screenshots will not be charged with crimes because it is protected by the 1st Amendment.  O’Reilly disagrees and argues with her in this clip.  I agree with Kelly because “The Supreme Court has said that when a news organization obtains information that is news-worthy,” even if it’s stolen, news organizations can publish it as long as they didn’t help with the actual hack.  The 1st Amendment Freedom of the Press right protects this.  Below is the video clip.