He then suggested Al Qaeda specifically blow up Coit Tower - which is dedicated as a memorial to fallen firefighters.
O'Reilly: "And if Al Qaeda comes in here and blows you up, we're not gonna do anything about it. We're going to say, look, every other place in America is off limits to you, except San Francisco. You wanna blow up the Coit Tower? Go ahead."
O'Reilly's comments were criticized by Mayor Gavin Newsom, Supervisors Daly and Peskin, President of the San Francisco Firefighters Union Local 798 John Hanley, local journalists at KRON, the SF Chronicle, CBS-5 and many community activists.
We need to alert the FCC to Clear Channel/KNEW's pattern of broadcasting anti-American hate speech over the public airwaves. There is a clear and consistent pattern of abuse of the public trust at KNEW910-AM, as seen in this 'Informal Objection' and the related 'Petition to Deny,' submitted to the FCC on November 1, 2005.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) grants radio station licenses to broadcasters for eight year terms. Each radio station must file for renewal with the FCC, during which time listeners may file an Informal Objection against the station's license renewal. These Objections must be filed with the FCC and the station owner before licenses expire in California on December 1, 2005.
TAKE ACTION NOW - DENY KNEW'S LICENSE RENEWAL: Print, sign and mail this Informal Objection to the FCC and a copy to the Station Owner . Simply print out the form letters, fill out your name at the top, sign at the bottom and send to the addresses provided BEFORE November 30, 2005.