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Writer/Producer of ‘Killing Lincoln’ TV Drama: Booth was Tea Party ‘Poster Child’

Bill O’Reilly Cannot Be Pleased

COMMENTARY | According to Breitbart’s “Big Hollywood” Erik Jendresen, the writer and producer of “Killing Lincoln,” the drama based on a book by Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly, suggested that John Wilkes Booth “could be the poster child of the Tea Party.”

One hardly knows where to begin.

Booth was an egotistical actor with radical political views who decided that killing President Abraham Lincoln would somehow reverse the verdict of Appomattox and cause the Confederacy to rise again. He has more in common with an Alec Baldwin or Sean Penn than any of the sober, middle class people who belong to the tea party.

While Booth believed that political change could only be accomplished in blood, the tea party is about as violent as a meeting of the Kiwanis Club, which is to say not at all. While Booth believed in a system that promoted human slavery, the tea party opposes the sort of slavery brought forth by an expansionist government that taxes and spends like there is no tomorrow.

Jendresen’s ignorance of history and modern politics unfortunately places in doubt whether the TV version of “Killing Lincoln,” scheduled to air on the National Geographic Channel in February, 2013, has any value. If Jendresen is so wrong about Booth’s nature and the modern tea party, what else has he gotten wrong?

Naturally Jendresen’s expression of ignorance and bigotry placed O’Reilly, who has been basking in the glory of having one of his books dramatized and is using his hit show to publicize the TV drama, in an uncomfortable position. Does he publicly call Jendresen a “pinhead,” his favorite word for people who babble nonsense? Or does he keep his silence, for the good of the project, and thus risk harming his credibility, not to mention offending his fan base, heavy as it is with tea party members? [more]

470_2564595Don’t Tread on Me. Really. I mean it.


GEEZ! When I heard this story on Rush this morning I came out of my chair. Unbelievable. The. Ignorance. I had a lengthy email back and forth with a friend awhile ago who was shocked SHOCKED that I supported the tea party. This is a direct quote from him. A nice guy. We’ve been friends/coworkers for YEARS.

“Strange…it seems like with you involved the Tea Party should have been a lot less ugly than it seemed to be.”

Unbelievable. The. Ignorance.


  1. F.D.R. in Hell

    January 7th, 2013

    His grandson, Phone has no comment.

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  2. KF

    January 7th, 2013

    When people ask “who listens to [Chrissy Matthews, MSLSD, Meet de Pressed, etc] anyhow” now you know the answer. The old media is falling but the Commies still have a firm hold on education.

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  3. AbigailAdams

    January 7th, 2013

    Hmmm. I don’t think there are as many tea partiers listening to O’Reilly as he would like to think. Not real tea partiers (read: conservatives). O’Reilly is such a gas bag. I only watch occassionally for Millertime.

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  4. AbigailAdams

    January 7th, 2013

    We don’t watch Nat’l Geographic in our home anymore. They’re not into truth as much as Leftist propaganda.

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  5. illustr8r

    January 7th, 2013

    @AbrigailAdams I haven’t watched much of any Fox News since the election. Random days for a few minutes and then off to something frivolous like HGTV or FoodNetwork. Just don’t have the bandwidth for the talking heads anymore…although I still listen to Rush and Levin.

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  6. Bad Brad

    January 7th, 2013

    illustr8r, The wife and I just started watching FOX again last week. Curiously absent are Carl Rove, and Dick Morse.

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  7. really enraged

    January 7th, 2013

    My guess is that O’Really will keep his mouth shut since I think he’s more about watching out for himself. Could be wrong – hope so.

    The true killer line in the broadcast the lovely Illustr8r heard, though, was Rush’s reference to “Ted Baxter’s book, ‘Killing Lincoln’”.

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  8. Mr. Pinko

    January 7th, 2013

    Booth was an AC-TOR = LIB-E-RAL lol

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  9. Stranded in Sonoma

    January 7th, 2013

    If Jendresen is so wrong about Booth’s nature and the modern tea party, what else has he gotten wrong?

    If Jendresen is saying that John Wilkes Booth’s views are in line with today’s Tea Party, be prepared for this: the show will claim that Lincoln was a democrat or had “democrat leanings” so Booth, the Tea Party person, killed him. Even though Booth was a staunch democrat, slaver, and segregationist.

    Remember the 2004 movie The Confederate States of America? The plot of the movie is that the south won the Civil War and the country has slavery and white supremacy to this day and the “liberals” escaped to Canada. My nephew was raving about the movie when he saw it and when he told me about the liberals moving to Canada I said, “So all of the Republicans moved to Canada?”

    He looked at me and said no, the democrats. I told him no, the democrats were in charge of the Confederacy and it was the democrats that championed slavery and segregation. Then I told him to prove me wrong. He was adamant about his take on the movie and I told him they got it wrong. Lincoln was a Republican and that meant he was anti-slavery and the Confederates (democrats) detested him for it.

    This piece of shit on celluloid about Lincoln will be more of the same.

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  10. Nutjob

    January 7th, 2013

    These progturds are determined to re-write history to suit their outcome and agenda.

    I’ll bet half of the twits who believed this thought Lincoln was a vampire slayer too!

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  11. AbigailAdams

    January 7th, 2013

    @illustr8r — I don’t think I’ve watch an entire hour of FOX since the elections. The only thing I like are Susteran’s interviews with committee members (and the one she did recently with Tim Scott) and sometimes Brett Baer (sp?) I’m reading Gutfeld’s book right now and I’ve found a great historian (new to me), Gordon S. Wood. Hard to unpack him, but well worth it. The book I’m now reading is his work on the history of U.S. History — the change of the story by Progressive historians in the last century, the emphasis on finding “facts” to support a latter day social movement and the response to revisionist history. It’s fabulous.

    We can’t let idiots go around thinking Lincoln was a Democrat or a left-leaning anything.

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  12. AbigailAdams

    January 7th, 2013

    We have moderation???

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  13. Serious Putty

    January 7th, 2013

    I’ll take O’reilly over matthews any day.

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  14. Illustr8r

    January 7th, 2013

    @AA I love Gordon S. Woods- he defended the tea party against an anti-tea party writer (Lepore-I think was the name).

    It just seems that up is down, black is white (racist!) you get the idea. ;)

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  15. Andrea Shea King

    January 8th, 2013

    I laughed out loud when I heard Rush referring to “Ted Baxter’s” new book “Killing Lincoln”. Of course, The King of Cable didn’t write that book any more than he wrote “Killing Kennedy” or whatever the heck its titled.

    O’Bloviator is so full of hot air its a wonder he doesn’t end up in Oz. And Illustr8tr, I’m with you — I turned on Fox today for the first time in two weeks — as luck would have it, Shemp was on. I lasted three minutes before hitting the kill switch.

    Fox is dead to me. They can take their cleavage, “f-me” shoes, fake lashes and bleached hair.

    I’m getting so much more out of Beck’s The Blaze — he’s opening up the American Dream Lab this week, kicking it off with Walt Disney’s dream. Very cool.

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  16. 99th Squad Leader

    January 8th, 2013

    Booth and his cohorts had more in common with Hitler and the Nazi Party.

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  17. Stache

    January 10th, 2013

    @Nutjob -
    Wait. What? Lincoln wasn’t a vampire slayer?

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