Here’s a quote from O’Reilly:
I don’t own an iPod. I would never wear an iPod… If this is your primary focus in life – the machines… it’s going to have a staggeringly negative effect, all of this, for America… did you ever talk to these computer geeks? I mean, can you carry on a conversation with them? …I really fear for the United States because, believe me, the jihadists? They’re not playing the video games. They’re killing real people over there.
(quote obtained from Think Progress)
Yes, O’Reilly, it’s bad if people in our country understand computers. We don’t want them to understand that the terrorists are employing crackers (black hat hackers) to put their videos up on American servers and create online forums where more hatred can be spewed. He makes it sounds like using an iPod will cause America to lose the battle against the terrorists.
And here’s the real kicker – if you become a premium member of Fox, you’ll get podcasts of O’Reilly. So even though iPods are evil and terrorists will win, he has podcasts up for people to listen on their…what? what?? YES their iPods!
What a moron!