“We are living in a rough age, with technological advances changing behavior and perspective. The downside of that is turning us into a nation where hatred is almost celebrated in some quarters,” O’Reilly stated. “Roger Ailes experienced that hatred and it killed him. That is the truth.”
Bill O’Reilly does the please don’t back out on Wednesday night.. Comical really, See video.
Published on Jan 28, 2016
This one is just for laughs folks! If Donald Trump’s appearance on O’Reilly talking boycotting the Fox News Debate was an old school short film it would go something like this.
How many ways is O’Reilly wrong? Start with a few obvious and recent ways. Last week he went hard after the Internet (or technology encompassing it). The old adage that money is the root of all evil has been revised by O’Reilly: the Internet is now the source of all evil. He went on a rant at how it was not structured in a way that benefits people, but that people create an alternative reality on the web and are increasingly drawn into it.
All the good flow of information at one’s fingertips is lost on O’Reilly. He sees it as bad. Maybe it needs government control to assure people use it correctly? Mary Katherine Ham tried to enlighten him, to no avail. He just blurted on how it was bad for people, namely kids. (urchins as he calls them) He even brought her back to argue the point.
WaPost reported Erik Wemple | February 18 :
Fox News star host Bill O’Reilly last night went after his fellow Americans. They’re too uninformed, he said.
To establish the point, O’Reilly relied on data, citing a 2011 Newsweek study showing that U.S. citizens who take the citizenship test given to foreigners perform miserably. How many couldn’t name the sitting vice president of the United States? Twenty-nine percent. A good 44 percent couldn’t define the Bill of Rights. After running through the numbers, O’Reilly said, ”That’s a disaster.”
To explain the point, O’Reilly didn’t rely on data. He merely argued that the main culprit for American’s poor level of informedness was the public schools. Then: “Number two, the Internet has created a generation of self-absorbed, addicted, distracted and ignorant people. The powerful machines, hand-held many of them, are diverting a lot of Americans away from real life. You can now create your own world on the net devoid of reality, and millions of Americans are doing that. The result is that a very few shrewd people are now wielding enormous power.”
Its the “Machines”, stupid! Sounds sci-fi-ish. Is there a book in it, “Killing the Internet”? As WaPo reported, they seem as dumb as before it. I want to blame the Internet for electing the DIC, but can’t. There may be a case to make on “information overload”… not so much for information overlord. Ease up on Newsweek – causes indigestion.
A second error is when he decided, based on logic known only to Bill, that Obama would approve the Keystone XL pipeline. He’s peddled that one a few times. First off, Obama is not really logical. He’s an ideological creature, as in ideologue. What would it benefit his ideology to approve it? Why would he spend so much political capital opposing it? He put it in the safe hands of John Kerry. I bet Kerry is telling him to approve it. The XL pipeline could benefit the same industry he is at war with – energy.
Obama has dragged his feet for 5 years but Bill assumes he’ll come to his senses and approve the Keystone pipeline.(possibly this year) I don’t get the rationale for that optimistic prediction. Maybe it is romantic wishful thinking. Whatever, he has yet to reveal the basis for his bold prediction. The folks and their machines might have a better handle on that than O’Reilly.
On Wednesday, apparently O’Reilly put on his Nostradamus hat. He made a great prediction that Eric Holder would have to step down and resign. Someone really should get a note to that guy to ease up on the pomegranate juice, it must be fermenting.
Johnny Carson had a bit where he made predictions as Carnac the Magnificent. It was funny anyway. More than I can say for the seriously typecast Bill O.
Hasn’t he realized Holder is Obama’s biggest right hand guy, who knows almost as much as Valerie Jarrett? Did he not realize how dependent Obama is on him? I wrote somewhere that Holder is the one guy who could not get tossed under the bus, he knows too much. Holder is Obama’s “red line.” That’s more believable. But O’Reilly gets in his prediction mode, as if that makes it a self-fulfilling prophecy.
And didn’t he notice how Holder personally attacked Issa at the hearing? Yea, that looked like a guy on the verge of resigning, didn’t it? He would single-handedly make government use every resource it has, including impeachment, to get him out. He is there to the bitter end, whatever that is.
Maybe O’Reilly should ease up on the books, it really is going to his head. Bill, take a break, and take some deep breaths.
I wonder if he can predict the end of the O’Reilly Factor? Inquiring minds want to know.
Bill O’Reilly skews opponents of same-sex marriage, calling them Bible thumpers.
And when people take issue with him for his characterization, like Rush Limbaugh, he blows his top. Laura Ingraham was on the receiving end when he dug his heels in and repeatedly said his term was “accurate” and deserving.
She disagreed and he went bully on her. Apparently the spin did not stop for same-sex marriage. Then he lied when he said he gve her “a good two minutes” – little over 60 seconds– to counter his position, after he cut her off twice before that.
So the spin did not stop there.
And Bill is the chief “Culture Warrior”?
Mark Levin responds to the remarks. (audio)