Monday, October 30, 2006

Get Him, Dave!

And by the way, he doesn't have anywhere near "the highest ratings in cable."


norm said...

Did you see this punk on Oprah?
He talked about his appearance on Letterman saying, Letterman went off on him but O'riley was all cool and laid back and just let Letterman rant.

O'riley also said there was a culture war in America. We all had to decide if we were traditionalists or secular progressives. There was absolutely no middle ground.
He then went on to say he did not polarize people.

Then,later on, when a lady in the audience said we were killing innocent people in Iraq by bombing cities, O'riley said we didn't bomb any Iraqi cities(!).

There were a couple other things that drove me nuts.
Like when he said he ranted in public because he was on TV and had to sell his show...then a lady called him on it and said he should treat these subjects more responsibly and not just as something to sell.
He responded that he didn't do that.
Or, when he said he didn't think an audience member's opinions weren't "wrong" but they were "dangerous"
What the heck?

norm said...

O'riley was also shown an old clip where he said he would never trust Bush again if it turned out he was wrong about WMDs.
He said that was true, he'd never trust Bush again.
But then he got angry at an audience member who suggested Bush might be capable of lying.
I don't understand how anyone can listen to this guy and believe a word that comes out of his mouth.

Boski93 said...

Sadly Bill O'Reily makes me think that maybe the English weren't rough enough on the Irish.

Bill you are climbing the charts on worst things to come out of Ireland. (Sure I know you not born in the land Hibernia, but since you are of Celtic heritige you make me cringe.)

1. The Potato Famine
2. Oliver Crommwell plays the hits
3. The Troubles
4. Bill O'Riley
5. Michael Flatley

I hope all of this makes sense.

peeky said...

his loofah shower fantasies that involve ladies not his wife which were verbalized and subsequently misinterpreted as offensive are terrifically entertaining. also, i hope he and rush limbaugh drop dead!

Michael Markowitz said...

I firmly believe that Ann Coulter, Bill O'Reilly, Rush Limbaugh and the like are valuable tools of the White House/RNC Noise Machine.

I think if the Republicans, for example, want to go after Michael J. Fox, they can't without looking like cruel, bloodsucking assholes. But if they tell Rush to go throw all kinds of offensive shit against the wall, then they can all go on TV for a week and say, "Well, of course, what Rush did was inexcusable, but there is a larger point here..." They get to criticize MJF, keep the non-story alive, make the poor man have to come out and defend his right to speak his mind, and STILL come off as reasonable!

They thereby move the goalposts of the debate (and decency). It gets to the point where Matt Lauer asked a guest, "Didn't Rush Limbaugh just say what a lot of people were thinking?" Um, no, a lot of people weren't thinking that, until the Republican Noise Machine beat the drum for a few days.

Since when is an advocacy ad featuring someone suffering from an ailment "controversial"???

And I guarantee when MJF did an ad for Arlen Spector, the Republicans had no problem.