Bad, bad Bill O’Reilly

As if we didn’t know already. Still, this wonderful round-up (blogspot site so use your proxy) is devastating and will leave you pondering the scary fact that somehow this creature has become America’s most-watched television “pundit.” His rampage against Daily Kos is a frightening example of the old blacklist mentality. It’s just too bad the Kos response is to campaign for advertisers to stop sponsoring Fox, leaving them wide open to similar charges of blacklisting. There’s got to be a better way to alert the public that this fiend is a conscious and persistent falsifier of information and is intentionally and insidiously deceiving his audience, generating a lot of misplaced rage and hatred along the way. Then again, anyone who at this point is still among his audience is probably unsalvagable anyway.

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Richard Burger is the author of Behind the Red Door: Sex in China, an exploration of China's sexual revolution and its clash with traditional Chinese values.

The Discussion: 12 Comments

Too bad you guys can’t get MSNBC so you could watch Chris Matthews dissect Bill O on his show.

Bill O has lost alot of steam, mostly because he doesn’t have Michelle Malkin’s looks or is nearly as vicious and bold as Ann Coulter.

July 31, 2007 @ 11:31 am | Comment

Keith Olbermann does great Billo deconstructions too. I think he really enjoys getting under O’Reilly’s skin.

July 31, 2007 @ 1:38 pm | Comment

Kebab boy and Lisa AGREE! Wow!!
And I myself take almost the opposite position. What a strange and varied cross-section of folks (myself included) this here China blogosphere attracts… ;)

July 31, 2007 @ 2:58 pm | Comment

Are there any TV commentators that AREN’T silly dildoes? I don’t get enough US channels to know if there are any worth watching. Certainly not on my cable package.

July 31, 2007 @ 11:15 pm | Comment

Wow. Lisa (the quintessential Southern Californian) criticises Bill O’Reilly.

Wow. In Southern California, that takes about as much moral courage as a CCP member criticising America on CCTV.

I am just astonished by Lisa’s moral courage.
(Insert a hundred “sarcasm” emoticons here….)

August 1, 2007 @ 3:29 am | Comment

I was in shanghai and watching Fox news in 2003 when Bill O declared “we need clean arabs to help us find the dirty arabs, ’cause only a clean arab can sniff out a dirty arab!”

I laughed my ass off and yet was disgusted at the same time. And I pictured Bill O as a rural southern US sheriff trying to classify a good Negro from an uppity one.

August 1, 2007 @ 3:50 am | Comment

Well, it’s hard to top the confusion of “loofah” and “falafel.”

August 1, 2007 @ 10:36 am | Comment

when i coached debate in college, even high school students hated bill o’reilly

August 1, 2007 @ 3:42 pm | Comment

You’ll be happy to know, Daily Kos has decided to take the high road in this situation.

No. Wait. They handed out copies of the sexual harassment suit against him to his neighbors and put up signs calling him a pervert in his yard.

http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2007/7/31/9920/91146

August 2, 2007 @ 11:33 am | Comment

I am thoroughly enjoying orly’s daily indignation. I can’t believe for a second he doesn’t realise how silly he is coming across. ah well, give a dog bone.

and while I do not advocate violence of any sort, especially against the females of this world, I would love to see someone punch that malkin woman firmly on the nose.

orly entertains me, she just drives me up the wall with her kindergarted debate (“you are wrong” “no, you are”, “no, you are” etc, etc) and her pathetic attempts to always get the last word.

August 2, 2007 @ 1:01 pm | Comment

“I would love to see someone punch that malkin woman firmly on the nose.”

As long as its done in the center of a pool of lime green jello.

August 2, 2007 @ 1:40 pm | Comment

As long as its done in the center of a pool of lime green jello.

Ewww….BLEACH, need bleach NOW!

August 5, 2007 @ 8:13 pm | Comment

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