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Amazed and confused --
Bill O'Reily has actually said something I agree with. . .

(from PopEater.com)

Clementi, a freshman at Rutgers University, jumped to his death from the George Washington Bridge after his roommate, Dharun Ravi, 18, allegedly used a web cam in their dorm room to secretly stream a romantic encounter between Clementi and another man. Ravi's alleged behavior inspired disgust from conservative commentator Bill O'Reilly, who, when responding to analyst Gretchen Carlson's assertion on FOX News' 'The O'Reilly Factor' that Ravi and his accomplice, Molly Wei, 18, "are probably good kids who did an immensely stupid thing," said, "I don't believe that. I don't think you can be a good kid and plan that kind of stuff out in the cruel nature that they did ... I think they're bad kids. They're bad kids, and they should have been raised better."
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embroiderama From: embroiderama Date: October 6th, 2010 09:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Is your icon perfect or what?
crystalsc From: crystalsc Date: October 7th, 2010 04:15 am (UTC) (Link)
Hubby and I had the same conversation. No one likes to assume people are bad and I think he thought maybe they were just bullying. I said that it goes beyond bullying. It was malicious. Even at 18 I knew not to do something like that to someone. You have to have a real nastiness inside you to do something like that, imo.
liliaeth From: liliaeth Date: October 7th, 2010 11:46 am (UTC) (Link)
Thing is though, that there's no such thing as 'just' bullying. Bullying in and of itself is a serious situation that can destroy a child's life. Even if it's just a 'little' thing, like hiding stuff or calling names.
ashkitty From: ashkitty Date: October 7th, 2010 12:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, he does have the odd not-batshit moment.

(And I don't think 'just' bullying makes you a good kid. Bullying is pretty much the definition of what makes you a bad kid.)
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