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Hi, I’m Bill O’Reilly. Thank you for watching us tonight.
Hating America. That is the subject of this evening’s “Talking Points Memo.”
According to a new poll, 40 percent of Canadian teenagers think America is
an evil country. Among French-Canadian teens, the number jumps to 64
percent. Those numbers can be laid right on the doorstep of the Canadian
media and government
As you may know, the FOX News Channel is not allowed in Canada, but CNN is.
Fair and balanced? You decide.
The USA takes a relentless pounding from many Canadian news organizations
and from the liberal government. So, what can we expect from the kids?
They’re not getting a full picture. And neither is most of the world.
Increasingly, the bully America is being portrayed as the devil. And the
far left in this country is gleefully piling on. Guys like Michael Moore
[are] running around the world telling everybody what a bad place America
is. Moore and his enablers should be very proud of themselves
For the benefit of the Canadian kids, let’s take a look at the record:
.The foreign and defense policies of Ronald Reagan (search) resulted in the
dissolution of the Soviet Union and the freeing of approximately 122 million
people in Eastern Europe.
. The state of Israel would cease to exist if not for American protection,
and about 5.5 million Jews would be in grave danger.
. Nearly 23 million Taiwanese would be denied freedom if not for American
protection. More than 48 million South Koreans would be living under a
dictatorship if not for American protection. USA action led to the removal
of the Serbian dictator Milosevic (search), who was responsible for the
murders of hundreds of thousands of people in the Balkans.
. The USA and Britain removed the Iraqi dictator Hussein, who was
responsible for the murders of hundreds of thousands of people in the Middle
East. And we have also removed the terrorist Taliban government in
. America is sending $15 billion to Africa to help victims of AIDS. We were
unable to find out how much France contributes, if anything. To be fair,
Canada sends $270 million, which is substantial.
. American action in Central America, Grenada, and Haiti
has kept millions of people out of totalitarian regimes. Of course, all of
this has cost every American taxpayer big. And thousands of American
servicepeople have lost their lives protecting people overseas.
It is insulting and dishonest for Americans and Canadians and Europeans to
condemn this country because they don’t like certain policies. Dissent is
good. Slander is unacceptable.
The truth is that the USA has freed more human beings in 230 years than the
rest of the world combined. France has freed almost no one. Ditto Canada.
So, pardon me as I object to the Michael Moores of the world – and that man
is too cowardly to come in here, all right? Pardon me as I object to the
anti-American foreign press and bums like Chirac in France and Chretien in
America has a provable history of freeing oppressed people all over the
world in fighting evil dictators. Canada should be ashamed that so many of
its young people are flat out ignorant. And Americans should wise up and
realize we are living in a changing world. Old friends are not necessarily