In a smug fugue of self-righteous gloatation, Billo told Fox News viewers Monday he brought down Seattle's "nutty-left newspaper," the Seattle Post Intelligencer, after confronting Publisher Roger Oglesby who refused to be "interviewed" as he stepped out of his car at his Capitol Hill home and ambushed by squeaky O'Reilly Mini-me, Jesse Watters.
O'Reilly's investigation and exposure of Oglesby and the paper's "outlandish left-wing zealotry'" was, he says, what caused Seattleites' "critical mass."
"It's clear even in left-wing Seattle the folks want no part of the left-wing operation."
(The sale of the paper was announced Friday by the Hearst Corporation. It's the oldest in Seattle and has long, if not always, been second to the home-owned Times... O'Reilly claims that newspapers are in trouble because they're too liberal, never mind the Internet, or that the Times while stodgy would never be described as "conservative" by any conservative. O'Reilly is always careful to castigate the P-I, and Seattle -- but never Hearst, one of the county's largest media corporations. That's because the bestsellingness of authors like O'Reilly is seen to correllate with author asskissedness with the not-so-gentle media giant. Billo wouldn't want to screw up his chances for a write-up in Parade, the nations largest circulation print magazine...).
O'Reilly, who hates our freedom, claims he wanted to talk to Oglesby about the paper's refusing to cooperate with the FBI when they were trying to locate two men who were taking pictures and "acting suspiciously on a ferry."
Although he claims to have broken this story, it had raged for weeks in the msm, and the blogs before Billo noticed it. In the incident, the P-I would not publish pictures of two unknown men who might have been Middle Eastern who were acting "suspicious" on the Washington state ferry in 2007.
Shamefully, The Seattle Times and the teevee stations ran the pictures despite the men were guilty of nothing. The Post-Intelligencer took a lot of heat, but was exonerated later when the men were discovered to be European "ferry-buffs."
Last summer, the FBI launched an international search for two men after crew members and riders on a Washington State Ferry reported their unusual behavior — namely that they were taking pictures below deck, in areas that don't hold much interest for most tourists.
A ferry captain snapped their photo, which was passed along to the FBI.
Turns out the men, both citizens of a European Union nation, were captivated by the car-carrying capacity of local ferries.
"Where these gentlemen live, they don't have vehicle ferries. They were fascinated that a ferry could hold that many cars and wanted to show folks back home," FBI Special Agent Robbie Burroughs said Monday.
We will miss the Seattle P-I.