Bad, bad Bill O’Reilly

A Vermont newspaper columnist exposes O’Reilly (as if we didn’t already know) as the sensationalist, smearing sleazeball fucktard that falafel man is. A must for all Faux News critics.

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When I read what the guy and his newspaper went through, at first I wondered “Why does anyone bother to watch O’Lielly and all his foaming at the mouth? It’s a small issue about misinterpreting a judge doing something in a cold corner of the U.S. Is that worth paying a media assault squad to come on with camera lights blazing?”

Then I thought about “1984”, a book that serves me well to interpret these times. It’s the 2-Minutes Hate! All the people who have been beaten down economically by the Big Brother regime, who have been terrified that evil foreigners are coming to kill them, who are disgusted at the thought of people doing things that their own dark hearts desire to do (or might actually be doing, much to their guilt) — they need to get the bad feelings out by having someone to HATE! Allows them to channel the negative psychic energy onto the equivalent of the Biblical scapegoat, and gives them someone they can feel morally superior to. “My life might stink, but at least I’m not as bad as that judge who protects child molesters.”

So O’Reilly gives them a target for that night. What I wonder is why he bothers to send real people to shoot footage of this newspaper guy. That’s got to cost a few hundred dollars in salary and travel expenses. Why not just make it up? The credulous bumpkins who pay attention to that crap wouldn’t know the difference.

January 21, 2007 @ 5:27 am | Comment

A fair comparison. All the far-right windbags – Malkin, LGF, Sean Hannity, O’Reilly, et. al. – use hate as their tool for whipping up the masses, whether the object of hatred is Muslim or gay or traitorous liberal.

January 21, 2007 @ 8:41 am | Comment

One more small point I learned from the blogosphere revealing O’Reilly’s hypocrisy, as if any extras were needed. He’s been catching some flak about his comments re: the teenage boy who was abducted and lived with his captor for four years. Seems O’Reilly was criticising the BOY for not escaping sooner, and said he was having too much fun with his kidnapper. And he’s going after some judge for being too lenient on child abusers?

January 21, 2007 @ 12:47 pm | Comment

People actually waste their time watching those shows?

January 22, 2007 @ 6:29 am | Comment

What’s the deal with the falafel comment?

January 30, 2007 @ 8:25 am | Comment

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