Bill O’Reilly, who with Glenn Beck on the payroll is suddenly Fox News’ moderate pundit, has offered to pay the $16,500 in legal costs that Albert Snyder was ordered to fork over to the Westboro Baptist Church, to pay the church’s way through Snyder’s Supreme Court lawsuit.
“That is an outrage,” says O’Reilly. “I will pay Mr. Snyder’s obligation. I am not going to let this injustice stand. It’s obvious they were disturbing the peace by disrupting the funeral. They should have been arrested, but our system is so screwed up, so screwed up, that loons are allowed to run wild. Snyder is fighting the good fight, and he is taking his case to the Supreme Court as he should. We are behind him 100 percent.”
At least we know where his priorities stand: Military families first, free speech second, wingnut lunatic groups third.
(Also worth noting: Mere laypersons are donating to Snyder’s legal costs.)