No spin zone

January 11th, 2013

A week after calling for an apology from him, U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa appeared Friday on conservative host Bill O’Reilly’s Fox News program to confront him about a recent report examining Hawaii’s liberal values and his characterization of the islands’ Asian population.

Hanabusa said producers contacted her to see if she wanted to discusss the matter on air.

“I think whenever you’re able to tell him what you think, irrespective of whether he’s listening or he will be convinced or not, the reason you’re doing it is because you’re hoping that there’s some people out there whose image of Hawaii that he may have painted will somehow think twice about what he has said,” Hanabusa said in an interview after the segment, taped earlier Friday, aired on “The O’Reilly Factor.”

The entire segment here from

Hanabusa called for an apology from O’Reilly last week, catching the attention of MSNBC host Ed Schultz and Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert:

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One Response to “No spin zone”

  1. Chicken Grease:

    O’Reilly’s a Grease’s hero, no matter what. Shouldn’t even SAY “no matter what” — tell a Grease O’Reilly was wrong; because YOU’d be wrong, instead. He was absolutely right along with his reporter.

    When you live in a “make nice”-”no make argument”-”no grumble, humble” state like ours, you’re bound to miss such truths as Bill O’Reilly accorded. We’re a state who tolerates too much weather news on TV (really? Oh, it’s somewhere between the 70s and 80s all year long? Thanks, weatherman. Might’ve gotten killed by the weather if it weren’t for you.)

    We know what’s said behind our island deco styled houses; rivals rivalry between types from Middle Earth a Grease thinks. Better hope O’Reilly doesn’t get wind of THAT island rhetoric.

    It’s Hanabusa that’s wrong. C’mon, lady. As an elected official, even, at least KNOW the truths of this state enough to work on more important things than begging for an apology you’ll never get. No geev’ ‘em apology, O’Reilly (as if a Grease has to say,)

    Oh, wait, don’t tell a Grease — “like a cluck cluck w/out its (or “it’s” as certain folks would incorrectly spell) head.” Money on beak. “Manok.” All yawners. All can read those if they get hard time sleep.

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