O’Reilly Sexpade blunder

Anyone following this lurid sex scandal (and who isn’t?) will enjoy this funny analysis of how Bill has only made his messy situation worse by firing the producer making the charges against him.

I am not a lawyer, but I can read. Even my non-legal mind knows you don’t fire someone who sues you. Because now she has unfair termination as an additional cause.

Let me explain this slowly, so even the simple among us can understand it:

Bill, the word is deposition. It is what Benedict Morelli will conduct this winter. It will involve every senior person at Fox, every staff member and every bed partner you had there. Your wife will read the details of your extramarital affairs and may well decide to file for divorce.

He will not only ask, but will find every woman you hit on, not only on Fox, but at every other job you had. Boston, ABC, whatever the fuck that other show was, all of them. We’re talking a long witness list. In fact, he may well try to establish that a culture of concubinage existed at Fox. What does that mean? It means that senior Fox execuitives pick sexual partners from the people they supervise. (See the Texas Prison Rape story for grim details). This is like letting the FBI into your cocaine filled warehouse.

Being the dumb Irish bully that you are, you’re going to provide me with days of copy and amusement.

But because seeing evident stupidity makes me ill, here’s a suggestion: SETTLE THIS FUCKING THING MONDAY. Because, you just made Fox compound your stupidity with their stupidity and this will go before a Fox-hating, Post-hating Manhattan jury. Ms. Mackris will enjoy her summers on the Cote D’Azure, her winter vacation in Gstaad, and a Palm Beach condo because of your uncontrolled anger and rage. She will be RICH, as in seven figure plus rich.

If it were anyone but Bill O’Reilly I would probably feel a touch of sympathy, as it’s part of my bleeding-heart nature to feel bad for people in trouble. But since it’s Bill, I can scarcely conceal the schadenfreude — in fact, there’s a lot more freude than schaden. After all, this is the self-anointed pope of morality, the paternalistic critic of all things improper. He is wiser than we mortals, and he knows what’s good and bad, right and wrong.

Of course, anyone with minimal grey matter has known all along it’s a sham. It’s nice that the rest of the world now knows, too.

The Discussion: 7 Comments

The author’s right, he isn’t a lawyer. It’s perfectly okay to fire someone who files a false or unfounded claim. People get fired for filing lawsuits all the time. Furthermore, the authors description of the deposition process is very flawed.

BTW, what happened to the argument that it’s just sex? Or does that only apply to Democratic Presidents?

October 17, 2004 @ 9:10 pm | Comment

I agree, it’s just sex! But you and your buddies decided it’s okay to crucify someone for their sex play, so now it’s our turn. Try and stop us, if you dare!

October 17, 2004 @ 9:23 pm | Comment

That was one of the most revealing comments I’ve ever seen and it does not reflect well upon you.

October 18, 2004 @ 2:46 am | Comment

Conrad, I was purely joking. I was against using Ryan’s divorce records against him in Illinois, and I am generally against using sexual gossip to destroy someone’s reputation. But O’Reilly presents a different scenario, as do Jimmy Swaggart and Jim Baker and William Bennet because they proclaimed themselves paragons of decency and virtue. And this is harrassment — not playing around. That’s criminal, if true. All I was saying to you is that I’ve read you heap plenty of ciritcism on Clinton, who wasn’t even accused of harrassment, so why the surprise over giving equal treatment to the guy on the right? When I said “Try and stop us” I was being purely humorous — sorry if it was misunderstood.

October 18, 2004 @ 8:05 am | Comment

do you have a job now, Richard and Conrad, i think both you guys are just meaningless losers in your life

October 18, 2004 @ 1:10 pm | Comment

Oh god, not George! I wasn’t ready for that shock — get me my smelling salts!

October 18, 2004 @ 2:34 pm | Comment

Conrad really has to get a sense of humour. With his current social skills it is hardly surprising his love life revolves around domestic helpers acquired in New Makati on a Sunday…

October 19, 2004 @ 4:15 am | Comment

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