Bill O’Reilly can’t be this stupid. (Can he?)


In response to reports that actor and comedian Chevy Chase called President Bush a “dumb f—” while co-hosting a December 14 People For the American Way awards ceremony in Washington, DC, FOX News host Bill O’Reilly asserted on the December 16 O’Reilly Factor that “you don’t see this kind of thing on the right.” He added: “You don’t see prominent conservatives cursing out Democratic members of Congress, for example.”


From Atrios.

The Discussion: 8 Comments

The Cheney incident is a good counter-example which someone should point out to O’Reilly, but it’s certainly not the same thing. Chevy Chase said what he said as part of his official remarks at an awards ceremony, while Cheney said something privately to a man that had made many harsh, unfounded public attacks on him and then had the hypocrisy to walk up and try to pretend to be his friend behind the scenes.

We only know what Cheney said because people nearby overheard and reported it – it wasn’t a public statement at a microphone during a ceremony. So, I’m not sure that O’Reilly would accept that as a similar example. Do you think it’s the same?

December 18, 2004 @ 12:58 pm | Comment


Dick Cheney is the vice-president of the United States.

Chevy Chase is a washed-up, third-rate actor.

Which is more significant?

December 18, 2004 @ 2:02 pm | Comment

And Cheney said it on the open floor of the US Senate and refused to apologize, despite the holier-than-thou right-wing crackdown on naughty language….

December 18, 2004 @ 5:18 pm | Comment

Pretty dumb, all right. Wonder where O’Reilly has been for the last year or two? Besides in court, I mean.

December 19, 2004 @ 2:00 am | Comment

O’Reilly reminds me of Lewis Black in his Back in Black segments, on Jon Stewart’s Daily Show. Except in O’Reilly’s case, the comedy’s unintentional.

December 19, 2004 @ 7:26 am | Comment

Huge homophobe Chevy Chase is on the left? News to me!

December 20, 2004 @ 8:24 am | Comment

but on the Senate floor legislators and politicians have absolutel privilege.

you can say anything you want and not get sued, and possibly the senators don’t care so much personally, and will likely just get uppity for political reasons, while the rest of us ignorant jackasses feel like it’s worth mentioning till our heads blow up.

December 22, 2004 @ 6:34 pm | Comment

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April 3, 2005 @ 10:57 am | Comment

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