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Tilting at Windmills

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December 27, 2003
By: Kevin Drum

BILL O'REILLY, CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGIST....If Bill O'Reilly really said what Matt Yglesias says he said, he needs to take a break. A nice, lo-o-o-o-ng break.

Look, evolutionary psychology is controversial for a whole lot of reasons, but if there's one thing it can explain it's the human desire to have sex. And despite what O'Reilly and other bluenoses seem to think, I'm pretty sure that the per capita amount of sex in the world today isn't any larger than it was a thousand years ago, rap music and Britney Spears notwithstanding.

Really, though, who cares what O'Reilly thinks of rap? The real reason for this post is to give me an excuse to reprint this O'Reilly statement from March 18:

Here's, here's the bottom line on this for every American and everybody in the world, nobody knows for sure, all right? We don't know what he has. We think he has 8,500 liters of anthrax. But let's see. But there's a doubt on both sides. And I said on my program, if, if the Americans go in and overthrow Saddam Hussein and it's clean, he has nothing, I will apologize to the nation, and I will not trust the Bush Administration again, all right? But I'm giving my government the benefit of the doubt.

So, Bill, how's it going? Still giving the Bushies the benefit of the doubt?

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