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Bill O'Reilly: 'Whitney Houston Wanted to Kill Herself' — VIDEO

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FOX News pundit Bill O'Reilly used Whitney Houston's death to launch into a tirade against the legalization of drugs in his commentary about Whitney Houston's death on Monday.

Said O'Reilly: “Whitney Houston wanted to kill herself. Nobody takes drugs for that long if they want to stay on the planet. The hard truth is that some people will always want to destroy themselves, and there’s nothing society can do about it."

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  1. So why is it taking Rush Limbaugh so long? After all, "Nobody takes drugs for that long if they want to stay on the planet."

    Posted by: FunMe | Feb 14, 2012 3:06:15 PM


  2. People take drugs for that long not because they want to kill themselves but because addiction is a sickness. And did toxicology reports say she even died from drugs or alcohol?

    Posted by: JonBenet | Feb 14, 2012 3:12:14 PM


  3. O'Really, O'Reilly?
    Keep to what you know, Billy: Cheap-Asshat Entertainer for Faux news.

    Posted by: bozemanmontana | Feb 14, 2012 3:14:55 PM


  4. Hey Bill -- slow day for things to gin up an opinion about?

    Posted by: Demian | Feb 14, 2012 3:20:11 PM


  5. I... agree, actually.

    Posted by: Mike M. | Feb 14, 2012 3:25:36 PM


  6. No one sets out to become an addict. To equate being chemically/biologically trapped in active addiction to having a desire to destroy oneself is complete douchebaggery of the worst sort. Does he think that Ms. Houston enjoyed the pain and anguish that goes with addiction? Does he think she actively sought that out?

    Posted by: Jeffrey in St. Louis | Feb 14, 2012 3:26:04 PM


  7. so rush wants to kill himself

    oxitocin and all

    the majority of repub mormon utah wives wish to kill themselves via their valium. Utah Females take the largest amount of prescription drugs in the US

    Posted by: say what | Feb 14, 2012 3:26:12 PM


  8. Oh Bill... poor deluded Bill.

    People take drugs for all kinds of reasons. Pain, addiction, recreation, experimentation. And they drink for a variety of reasons too, let's not forget how potent alcohol can be in an alcoholic's hands.

    Every person is different.

    Plain and simple, some people have addiction issues with pot, coke, heroin, crack, booze, sex, porn, you name it. And many people do not, they can these things or or leave them.

    For the former, it doesn't mean they're suicidal, it just means they're addicted. They don't want to die, it's usually an accident, but they're too messed up to realize they've overdosed themselves.

    Posted by: johnny | Feb 14, 2012 3:26:59 PM


  9. ps

    bill is out of touch with reality since it has been reported it was over the counter drugs that did whitney in

    xanax, lipa something ,and 1 other were all found in the room + alcohol


    no crack etc

    Posted by: say what | Feb 14, 2012 3:27:36 PM


  10. PS: LOVE funme's Rush Limbaugh comment! LOL

    Posted by: johnny | Feb 14, 2012 3:27:58 PM


  11. Self destructive behavior does not equate perfectly with the desire to commit suicide. If it did, then every cigarette smoker in the country should be put on suicide watch because everyone knows that cigs will kill you.

    This is BO's way of saying that we really shouldn't feel all that bad about the death of a troubled black woman because, after all, she did it to herself.

    Posted by: Chadd | Feb 14, 2012 3:36:45 PM


  12. Drugs should stay illegal. Drugs bring lots of negativity to the society.
    But BOR is again pro gop, pro very hard society. In his statement he clearly shows his opposition to liberals.

    Posted by: Matt26 | Feb 14, 2012 3:41:58 PM


  13. @Chadd - you summed it up perfectly. O'Reilly speaking in code once again throws a bit of raw meat to his racist wingnut audience.

    Posted by: MikeH | Feb 14, 2012 3:45:59 PM


  14. Dear Bill,
    when we want your purile pseudo analysis we'll ask.

    Until then fook off .

    Yours,
    Jesus.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Feb 14, 2012 3:46:15 PM


  15. I agree . Tony Bennett is an idiot.

    Posted by: sebastien | Feb 14, 2012 3:47:56 PM


  16. Xanax is not an "over the counter" drug it requires a prescription. I think the lipa something refered to is lipator, an anti cholesterol med.

    Posted by: Rae | Feb 14, 2012 4:01:29 PM


  17. I have to partly agree with Bill O'Reilly here. Some people on this Earth have a suicide wish. They kill themselves slowly because they don't have the guts to kill themselves quickly.

    Posted by: jason | Feb 14, 2012 4:19:45 PM


  18. I love the way some people (as in this thread) now try to turn addicts into "innocent victims." Look, it may be that some people have a physiological tendency towards addiction.....but that tendency would never have come into play if they had not started abusing drugs in the first place.....and people generally abuse drugs because they are deeply unhappy or maladjusted in some way.

    So while his timing was not the best and his manner makes him a bit of an a-hole (what else is new?), his basic point is not entirely invalid.

    And what is so implausible about the idea that, like many others, Whitney just was not able to reconcile her sexuality with a religious upbringing that instructed her to think of that sexuality as the worst possible sin, one that would not permit her salvation if she insisted on acting on it?

    Let's not forget that she grew up in a Baptist church where her mother was a key figure.

    Just because someone becomes rich and famous does not necessarily mean that those issues go away.

    It is a tragic situation altogether--perhaps she is due some sympathy, but perhaps she is also due some blame--it is just hard to say without knowing all the facts......

    Posted by: Rick | Feb 14, 2012 4:30:16 PM


  19. Wow, it's amazing to see all of the trolls on this comment section. Really? You agree with Bill? That would explain your utter lack of education. Don't be a stupid gay, go back to school, fool! If you think it's easier to get rx drugs vs. illegal drugs, you really are stupid. The fact is, Whitney was an addict; she needed help. If anyone bears some responsibility it's Clive - he was close to her and knew what was up. He should've convinced her to get some real help. But he was too damn greedy.

    Posted by: wtf | Feb 14, 2012 4:30:45 PM


  20. I cant stand Bill, But I agree with him on this. She was almost 50 and still using drugs, Come on! enough is enough. Wheres your dignity! She had it all at one time. She threw away her gift that she was given. All for a little high! after years and years of smoking the pipe. arent ya a little tired of all. and feeling like crap all the time. you lose your voice, cant breath? she sounded awful these last few years. such a waste!

    Posted by: keke | Feb 14, 2012 4:52:27 PM


  21. as a medical student i ve seen doctors over prescribe these medications from benzos to vicodin and they do so when its not necessary,all in the name to keep those patients coming back and pay drs office visit fee each time they do.greed is killing all of us doctors to lawyers etc

    Posted by: nedu | Feb 14, 2012 5:00:47 PM


  22. O'Reilly is the ultimate troll. He just says provocative things to keep his name in the news and stir up peoples' ire. Let's all ignore him and allow him to sink into the oblivion he so richly deserves.

    Posted by: MajorTom | Feb 14, 2012 5:06:23 PM


  23. As someone who has known far more than his fair share of addicts, I partly agree with him. I had two junkie friends who said that they were committing suicide slowly. Another died while swimming because he'd done coke---a smart guy but a really stupid move. Another is in the hospital right now because he's in his 50s, still doing meth, and had three heart attacks on Thursday. And collapsing in the street and being hospitalized repeatedly is not something that a happy, healthy person would do. I know someone who did that four times last year.

    But addiction is a disease, and it doesn't matter how you grow up. Add fame and money to the mix, along with crews of sycophants and psychopaths, and it becomes much easier to do.

    Posted by: Paul R | Feb 14, 2012 5:23:17 PM


  24. There are self-destructive people, and some self-destructive people take drugs, but that does not follow that therefore drugs should be illegal. First of all, not all drugs that you can harm yourself with are illegal. Second, self-destruction can take other forms, such as overeating, and we are not going to ban food or police the consumption of food. Third, the illegality of some drugs has not stopped anyone from using them.

    Posted by: anon | Feb 14, 2012 5:31:42 PM


  25. Huston's death is a tragedy but for once O'reilly is right- I don't think there was a racial subtext to his message-drugs are evil and destroy lives- the next time you listen to Whitney's divine voice remember this gift from God was taken away from us by drugs

    Posted by: jaragon | Feb 14, 2012 6:02:17 PM


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