Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Three Bill O'Reilly Gobsmackers in Thirty Seconds

I was cable grazing last night and my hand slipped and for a few moments the TV rested on FOX news, with Bill O'Reilly. And while I tried to shield my eyes from the poisonous radiation I accidentally watched thirty seconds before I had to go rinse out with an emetic.

But all we needed were those thirty seconds for Bill O'Reilly to come out with three of the most amazing gobsmackers I've ever heard!

First, he was complaining about MSNBC. He actually had the gall to say that MSNBC was "campaigning" for a President and should have their license revoked for...get this...being partisan! I mean, you can talk about irony, but this is a level of irony that I've just never seen before - it's almost defies gravity. It's a little like Adolph Hitler complaining about the way the Catholic church treats Jews. I mean, really....

Next, he had on the interview with Obama. First, kudos for Obama for going on O'Reilly's show after O'Reilly's saying "I don't want to go on a lynching party" against Michelle, or that wonderful incident in Harlem where he was surprised that blacks eat with knives and forks just like normal folks do.

Naturally, the first thing O'Reilly asks Obama about was Jeremiah Wright and William Ayers. And about William Ayers Obama starts to explain that he knows thousands of people...and O'Reilly interrupts and says, "I don't know anyone like that."

Oh yeah? What about child pornographers Paul and Myrtis Gauthreaux, who were featured on O'Reilly's show and then committed suicide? Here are some other people O'Reilly knows: Ann Coulter, his soulmate. Al Sharpton. Hillary Clinton. Phil Donahue. Al Franken. Nas. Keith Olbermann. Or how about the family member of a 9/11 victim who he treated like dirt?

But O'Reilly doesn't need to know people like that. He is people like that, having been embroiled in his own sexual harassment lawsuit against his former producer, Andrea Mackris.

Okay, I admit my hand worked at this point and skipped passed the rest of the interview (the irony had knocked my finger off the changer and I just couldn't take any more of O'Reilly using our next President as a battling boy for his own blowhardism) but flipping back I was able to catch the third gobsmacker:

Discussing that CNN was going to have a feature on Sarah Palin's religion, he says, and I pretty much quote here, "I hope CNN is careful about this. We don't want anyone disrespecting a candidate's religion."

Ok. After all they've gone on about Obama-Ossama, Mr. Islam...about Jeremaih Wright just thirty seconds before...I dropped on the floor laughing.

I'd link to some O'Reilly videos here (there are plenty on the net) but I don't want to be responsible for anyone busting a gut and being rushed to the emergency room. Does he even realize that he's gone so far past being even a charicature of himself? This guy is SO hilarious he makes Stephen Colbert look like a serious journalist. I don't see why FOX doesn't just label itself a comedy channel.

1 comment:

aege8th said...

I live for the day when O'Reilly is suffocated by his own bullshit.