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In case some of you don’t remember, in March of 2006 the Student Insurgent put out cartoons of Jesus with an erection. The publication was a direct response to the Commentator‘s own publication earlier that month of the famous Danish Muhammad cartoons.

Through our vast array of connections, our very own Tyler Graf ended up on the “O’Reilly Factor” defending the Insurgent‘s decision to publish the cartoons.

Now what’s really funny out of all this, of course, is how O’Reilly reacted. The video of the conversation is above, but I’ll spare you the 7 minutes and highlight the hilarious parts.

O’Reilly: The question is “Why isn’t there a student outcry over this?” Why?

Graf: I think there is a student outcry over this.

O’Reilly: I haven’t seen it.

Graf: Well there have been these petitions filed, there have been grievances filed. The fact of the matter is, though, is that there’s very little that the student government can do in this instance.

Mr. O’Reilly had just finished being told just what was happening on campus concerning the issue. In addition to this, the little boy sitting next to Tyler Graf is Jethro Higgins, head panty tangler and leader of the aforementioned petitions. Haven’t seen the student outcry, Bill? The man is sitting right in front of you.

It gets better.

Graf: This is an anarchist, Marxist publication—they have strange views.

O’Reilly: I understand, and that’s why there shouldn’t be any student money in a publication as irresponsible as them.

Yeah, Bill’s right! We shouldn’t allow a diversity of ideas on college campuses. We should just squash down those who are “weird” or “yucky”.

While we certainly have our own beef about the funding of the Insurgent, it’s mostly about how they get paid tons of cash ($21,427 to be exact) to put out 4 issues a year. Oh, and how they use up all of that money and then ask for more.

If you want a good laugh, O’Reilly’s always there to help.

  1. Vincent says:

    I’m not sure O’Reilly lets Tyler actually complete a sentence at any point in the interview. What a tool.

    In any case, don’t forget that the Insurgent spends a lot of its money doing stuff like taking road trips in University vans to go to “Anarchist Book Fairs” in California, giving random hitchhikers rides in said van, and then boasting about it (as well as going to parties where things they weren’t comfortable talking about on the record happened) in the pages of their magazine.

    The Insurgent and the people involved with it personify the pervasive mindset that understands student money as a resource to be plundered.

  2. C.T. Behemoth says:

    How much does it cost to put out one of the OC’s issues? Just wondering because the $5K/issue makes we want to insurge.

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