Friday, November 14, 2008

"My Viewers Will Kill You. Literally."

Bill O'Reilly is loathsome:

Even moreso than the Times, Fox News can't seem to let go of trite and clichéd red state-blue state dichotomies, even in the face of Barack Obama's bountiful harvest of "red" electoral votes. Exhibit A: Bill O'Reilly warning Daily Show host Jon Stewart not to visit the "center-right" South on pain of death, and criticizing his "Greenwich Village... crew." We wouldn't be speaking in some kind of code here, would we Bill? And your viewers are used to you referring to them as a bunch of bloodthirsty animals? Ah right, they get the "joke."

I'm from the South, including some areas that are decidedly not "center-right." Trust me, Jon Stewart would be a lot safer with me in Missouri City, Texas, than O'Reilly ever would.

Also, earlier on his show "The O'Reilly Factor," Dennis Miller got into the clown act. Things naturally devolved once the topic of Rep. Barney Frank came up:
Last night on the O’Reilly Factor, Dennis Miller said President-elect Obama should “flatten these punks at AIG.” When O’Reilly suggested Obama should arrest Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), Miller laughed and said, “Barney might want to be arrested.” O’Reilly laughed and then acted disgusted by the idea of homosexuality.

Once upon a time, I expected better of Miller. But Bill seems capable of bringing out the worst in everyone.

UPDATE: Bill O'Reilly is a journalist? Really?

UPDATE 2: The 10 stupidest things O'Reilly has ever said. I'm sure the competition was fierce.


Knockout Ed said...

Dennis Miller, how far he has fallen. Can he be any more irrelevant?

blackink said...

The only thing going for Miller is that he was, uh, wordsy.

But as for that politi-comedy genre, Bill Maher left Miller in the dust a looooong time ago.