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High School Student Takes On Fiery Newscaster Over Sex Ed Talk

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We've all seen full-grown adults crumble and fluster when faced with hard-charging newscasters who disagree with their points of view, but give credit to this Boulder high school sophomore Jesse Lange who takes on none other than the firebreathing Bill O'Reilly over a controversial sex and drug talk given at a Boulder high school:

Great to see the kid's calmness fluster the host. If you really want to read more about this, here are some mainstream news stories.

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If you think that Jesse Lange was on point, you're absolutely out of your mind. I wouldn't say he was calm nearly as much as he was smug.

Lange was intellectually irresponsible and provided a weak argument. If someone insists that a primary source means one thing when it clearly doesn't, there isn't much you can say to refute it. O'Reilly doesn't need any defense here; the video speaks for itself.

It's amazing to me to see how someone's political bent can affect their perceptions of reality. Smug? Jesse was nervous as hell! I know because I'm his dad and I was there. Jesse's just a kid, and Bill is a very hardened TV attack dog (by his own admission). Tell, me, Bill does not come across as smug to you? Strange. Anyway, Jesse's point was that any comment can be taken out of the larger context and used against the person who utters it. That's what Bill was doing, Jesse merely pointed out the hypocrisy.

It's amazing to me to see how someone's political bent can affect their perceptions of reality. Smug? Jesse was nervous as hell! I know because I'm his dad and I was there. Jesse's just a kid, and Bill is a very hardened TV attack dog (by his own admission). Tell, me, Bill does not come across as smug to you? Strange. Anyway, Jesse's point was that any comment can be taken out of the larger context and used against the person who utters it. That's what Bill was doing, Jesse merely pointed out the hypocrisy.

John,

I am not sure what you mean by 'political bent' - I didn't see any component of this issue as political.

I imagine that Jesse was very nervous and there's no doubt that he represented himself well enough [arguing with O'Reilly is no easy task]. I can't pretend like his points were solid, though - they weren't.

The context argument was clear. They went over the transcript and gave the context - the meaning didn't change. I thought it was a poor argument and his snippet from the Factor for Kids wasn't parallel.

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