indie rap group makes waves with o’reilly death threats

from raw replay: A provocative new song from a little-known hip hop group is making waves for advocating the murder of two well known conservative icons.

The East Coast Avengers, a Boston-based threesome, last week leaked to the Internet a copy of their new song “Kill Bill O’Reilly.” The song’s profane, sometimes crass lyrics don’t dance around the band’s desire to see the Fox News host killed.

i wipe the dirt from my hands as i walk from your grave
those ain’t facts those are lies in the statements you made so
we gotta get em get em we gotta chill em chill em
we gotta dead em dead em we gotta kill em kill em

The band goes after many of O’Reilly’s better known controversies, such as the sexual harassment lawsuit he settled with a former producer, his claim that there was no such thing as homeless veterans and his defense of the Iraq war despite having never served in combat himself.

At one point, the group also takes aim at right-wing blogger Michelle Malkin, causing her to remind them that she’s ended her stint as an O’Reilly guest host. Conservative blog NewsBusters accuses the group of taking its talking points from liberal media watchdog Media Matters for America.

First posted at a Wired blog last week, the controversial song seems aimed at drumming up some free publicity for the band’s album, Prison Planet, to be released next month. The album title seems to be an homage to the Web site of the same name. PrisonPlanet.com’s founder Alex Jones, a prominent conspiracy theorist who believes that 9/11 was an inside job, is listed as one of the East Coast Avenger’s top friends on the group’s MySpace page.
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update: olbermann defends o’reilly
from raw replay: Keith Olbermann said he disagreed with a song that calls for the death of Fox’s Bill O’Reilly. This video is from MSNBC’s Countdown, broadcast August 19, 2008.