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The Bill O’Reilly Thing

20th April 2017

I must confess that Bill O’Reilly has always rubbed me the wrong way. I never watched him and never felt even the faintest impulse to do so. He struck me as the sort of arrogant I’m-the-smartest-guy-in-the-room jerks that populate the Crust, mostly on the Left but sometimes on the Right, concerning which the gene pool would profit by their absence.

I have no idea whether there is any substance to the accusations that supposedly underlay his situation or whether this was a successful witch-hunt by the Usual Suspects. Rush Limbaugh suggests that it was a carefully calculated campaign engineered by the New York Times and various fell0w-travellers, and that may be true. In any event, I will shed no tears for his demise.

4 Responses to “The Bill O’Reilly Thing”

  1. Thomas Says:

    My sentiments, exactly. I watched O’Reilly for about 10 minutes to see what all the fuss was about. What I saw was a blustering, rude person with politics to the right of another blustering rude person named Chris Matthews. (I watched Matthews fairly often during the Lewinsky affair because his indignation about Clinton was refreshing, coming from a “liberal.”)

  2. RealRick Says:

    I have to agree with you, Tim. I will add that if his ratings were going up instead of down, the result might have been different. In the entertainment business, the degree of importance of any event gets divided by your Q factor to determine the outcome.

  3. Elganned Says:

    I concur. Now if they could only find a way to expel Tucker Carlson, Fox would be well on the way to becoming a real news channel.

  4. bluebird of bitterness Says:

    I always found O’Reilly’s manner off-putting. I was always kind of surprised that he was as popular as he was.