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Old 08-11-2010, 08:58 AM   #106
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While promoting her movie 'The Switch' earlier this week, Jennifer Aniston told reporters that women don't need men to start a family or be good mothers. When Bill O'Reilly caught wind of her bold statements, he debated the topic of single motherhood on 'The O'Reilly Factor' and called out the 41-year-old actress. "She's throwing a message out to 12-year-olds and 13-year-olds that, 'Hey you don't need a guy. You don't need a dad.' That is destructive to our society," O'Reilly railed.

FOX News contributor Margaret Hoover and FOX News anchor Gretchen Carlson debated the topic with O'Reilly, admitting young teens wouldn't be able to comprehend the vast differences between a 40-year-old woman and a teenager raising a child as a single mother. "She is glamorizing single parenthood," Carlson said.

In 'Switch,' Aniston plays a woman who elects to take on life as a single parent through artificial insemination. During the movie's press conference in LA, the actress admitted "times have changed" and women don't need to rely on men to be good mothers.

"Women are realizing more and more that you don't have to settle, they don't have to fiddle with a man to have that child," Aniston said. "They are realizing if it's that time in their life and they want this part they can do it with or without that."

O'Reilly called out the actress, deeming her message inappropriate. "Jennifer Aniston can hire a battery of people to help her. But she can't hire a dad. Dads bring a psychology to children that in this society is under emphasized. Men get hosed all day long in the parental arena," he ranted.

"Any man who leaves their children is not a man. Let's make that perfectly clear. But the fathers that do try hard are underappreciated and diminished by people like Jennifer Aniston," he continued.

Finally, O'Reilly challenged Aniston to come on his show and defend her statement. "If she wants to explain, she can get her butt right in here."
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Speaking as a parent, I think it takes two people (at least) to raise a child well.

I know I'd never want to do it on my own.

Full disclosure: I was raised by a single mom from the age of seven on, and she did an amazing job. But it wasn't easy for her. It would have been even harder if we hadn't lived with our grandparents for the first five years.
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"She's throwing a message out to 12-year-olds and 13-year-olds that, 'Hey you don't need a guy. You don't need a dad.' That is destructive to our society," O'Reilly railed.."
Did I wake up back in the 80s? Is he talking about Murphy Brown?

Dan Quayle, is that you???
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^Yeah

Obviously Jennifer Aniston is in the kind of financial position in which she would never have to make any choices based on that-or on settling for any kind of man who is not as right as possible, in order to have a child. I think she is well aware of that, but what's wrong with saying that you can do it on your own if you have the financial means?

I'm sure she's not saying that everyone can and should do it- she's hardly "destructive to society" and I don't think she's trying to diminish anyone. Women can be basically single parents with an uninvolved husband and father. Used to happen quite often years ago and maybe it does now more than people realize. A father is way more than a paycheck.
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Also, what 12- and 13-year olds are paying any sort of attention to Jennifer Aniston?
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Also, what 12- and 13-year olds are paying any sort of attention to Jennifer Aniston?
I don't think too many-not her demographic.

I think their parents are far more important as parenting models than celebrities are
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Speaking to People magazine, Aniston said

"Of course, the ideal scenario for parenting is obviously two parents of a mature age. Parenting is one of the hardest jobs on earth. "And, of course, many women dream of finding Prince Charming (with fatherly instincts), but for those who've not yet found their Bill O'Reilly, I'm just glad science has provided a few other options."

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Me-yow .

Of course being a single parent can't possibly be easy. Parenting would be a hard job no matter who's doing it. If there can be two parents around to share the load, that's certainly always good and definitely helpful, but the bottom line is that there's all kinds of families floating around there nowadays. So long as a child is getting the proper love and care they need, who the hell cares who's doing it or how many people are doing it? Bill needs to mind his own beeswax.

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but for those who've not yet found their Bill O'Reilly, I'm just glad science has provided a few other options."


this is the coolest thing jennifer aniston has ever said, and that includes everything spoken on celluloid.
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I think Bill O'Reilly is diminishing the single parents, whether by choice or not, who do a kick ass job raising their kids. It's just too bad for him that we all don't fit into his neat little box definition of what constitutes a healthy family situation.
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Fox News and Wall Street Journal parent company News Corp donated $1 million to the Republican Governors Association in June, Bloomberg Business Week reported.

The media conglomerate, controlled by Chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch, took advantage of the unlimited donations corporations can give to governors' associations (from Bloomberg BusinessWeek):

The Republicans' biggest corporate donor was New York-based News Corp. Teri Everett, a spokeswoman, said the company "actively supports organizations that advocate a pro-job, low tax, economic growth agenda."

News Corp. opposes proposed federal rule changes that would weaken the position of its Fox network in negotiations with cable companies. Governors may have a stake in the issue. In March, for example, New York Governor David Paterson stepped in with a call for binding arbitration in a dispute over fees between Bethpage, New York-based Cablevision Systems Corp. and Burbank, California-based Walt Disney Co.'s ABC.

News Corp made the $1 million donation on June 24, according to Politico's Ben Smith (and a filing).

As Smith points out, News Corp's highest-ranking Democratic executive, former #2 exec Peter Chernin, left the company last year. Murdoch's liaison to the Democratic party, communications executive Gary Ginsberg, also left the company last year.

"News Corporation believes in the power of free markets, and the RGA's pro-business agenda supports our priorities at this most critical time for our economy," a company spokesman told Smith.
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Is this type of stuff all he has to talk about? Oh yeah, he's the "culture warrior".


Bill O'Reilly caused quite a stir when he attacked Jennifer Aniston over her claims about single motherhood, and now he has a new celebrity target: Kim Kardashian.

The Fox News host went after the 29-year-old reality star Friday night for her photo shoot with 16-year-old sensation Justin Bieber.

"I think it's gross," Margaret Hoover said on "The O'Reilly Factor" Friday night. "It's like a pre-pubescent 16-year-old having an affair with a celebutante!"

When Fox Business contributor Rebecca Diamond said the photo shoot was "every 16-year-old male's dream," It is? O'Reilly took exception.

"I wanted to be a baseball player [when I was 16]. I didn't want to hang around with Kim Kardashian," he said. "I had a baseball bat and a glove and ice skates! That's what I was doing.

"I'll tell you this: If a 16-year-old girl was pictured with a 29-year-old man in any of that, he'd be in big trouble. Game over," O'Reilly said.

YouTube - Bill O'Reilly: Justin Bieber & Kim Kardashian
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This may be one of the signs of the apocalypse, but the man's got a point. There's a double-standard around that.
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There's a double-standard around that.
I agree. Justin Bieber also goes around talking about how these older women (for him that's women in their 20's) are so hot and he wants to kiss them, etc. If a 16 year old girl in music or Hollywood does that about older guys they're a ho or something less than that, but still not complimentary. That's a double standard too-it's somehow cute or funny or just typical 16 year old boy behavior for him.
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There's definitely a double standard there (same goes with the teacher/student situation in schools), and I'm fine with addressing that.

But it seems odd he's the one getting on the morality train here-wasn't he in some battle over accusations of sexual harassment some time back?

I guess my other question is, why are Justin and Kim newsworthy? Leave talk of them to the entertainment shows.

...then again...*Insert Fox News joke here*.

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