My Email to Fox's Bill O'Reilly.

Although I don’t agree with most of it, I watch Bill O’Reilly’s show on Fox every chance I get, practically daily in fact. And I don’t believe it is “fair and balanced”. Anyways, for what it is worth, here is an email I sent to Bill O’Reilly recently:

I don’t know if Mr. O’Reilly ever read my email or read it on the air (like I said I don’t watch him every day). But I thought I might share it with you all.

Thank you all:),


Good on you.

I love the segments where he shares his emails.

There’s nothing more masturbatory and narcissistic than reading your fan mail on the air, and whenever he does present one that contains an accusation or factual error it usually really is from a loon or something that he can easily disprove. You’ll probably never see him read a critical email that makes a tight argument (largely because he only reads those that are a sentence or two in length [and pro or anti you can usually tell they’d be written on torn notebook paper with a carpenter pencil if email didn’t exist]).

Although I’ve been listening to him on afternoon radio at work as the preferred alternative to Sean Hannity, I have watched his tv side twice this week, once on the run up to the debate, and last night when he tried to excoriate Barney Frank. BO went ballistic, more so than usual, interrupting Rep. Frank at every turn and yelling at him. I had to switch the channel. What an egotistical putz. I’ll continue to not watch him and I’ve switched to my cd player for the afternoon etainment.

One of my favorite O’Reilly moments was when he interviewed theological scholar and banana expert Kirk Cameron on atheists v. believers. Referring to a recent interview with guest Richard Dawkins. O’Reilly commented that the reason he beat Dawkins in the debate was because he said ‘you can’t tell me how the world started’". YouTube.

Yeah Bill… you took Dawkins down. That whole “then who made the universe, cause it’s here!” line was a master stroke that had never been deployed.
*Nutso Fundie trivia from imdb:Kirk Cameron, a Christian evangelist, refuses to kiss any woman other than his wife. To film a scene in which his character in this movie kisses his wife, the filmmakers had to dress Cameron’s real-life wife, Chelsea Noble, as the wife character (played throughout the rest of the movie by Erin Bethea) and shoot the kissing scene in shadow so the difference between Noble and Bethea would not be as evident on screen.

On his radio show recently, he was angrily blathering on about the bailout…uh…rescue plan, and telling a caller “Don’t you worry about it. I’m going to take care of it. I have a lot of pull with my radio and tv shows…”

I wish I could remember the exact words. I was thinking, “Wow. This yahoo has a really inflated opinion of himself.”

(I don’t actually listen to or watch his show. I was just scanning up and down the radio dial trying to find ‘not sports’.)

Do you have a link for this?

Ugh, he’s just so bad. The really uncomfortable thing is that even though a great many people understand that he’s a fookin’ loon, there’s a whole lotta people who believe he’s balanced and objective. Like my mother in law. After listening to her spew crazy talk for weeks about how the entire Internet is not to be trusted and yammering on about leftist bloggers (for the record, she’s never seen the Internet or read a blog), Mr. Athena finally asked her just what news she likes, since all the news he and I read (NY Times, Wall St. Journal, the Economist, etc. etc.) were suspect because they are either “bleeding heart liberals” or on the Internet (which invalidates them automatically), her answer was… “Bill O’Reilly.”

It boggles the mind. I feel bad I’m marginally related to her; Mr. Athena is downright embarrassed to share blood with her. The only thing that I take comfort in is that she’s too damn lazy to go register to vote.

It’s really too bad. She’s not a stupid person, but for whatever reason she clings to people like O’Reilly. I can understand having opposing viewpoints… I think I can see why some people are conservative even though I’m liberal, I don’t think they’re nuts for having different views than me. But I cannot, for the life of me, understand believing a yahoo like O’Reilly.


I’m still trying to figure out how the Wall St. Journal or the Economist (both of which I read online–no way I’m paying that kind of cash for a print version) are either bleeding-heart liberal or invalid because the exact same text is online and in print.

Besides, O’Reilly is up against Olbermann. You better believe I’m watching KO (and if I don’t get to watch Countdown at 6 or 8, it’s okay because I also get the video podcast.)

Ah I went over and read the Barney Frank/ BO transcript, I don’t care if you hate him or love him, or don’t care one way or the other this was a funny exchange.,2933,432173,00.html

Yeah, us too. The nearest I can figure is that it’s because Bill O’Reilly says so. :rolleyes:


I didn’t mean a cite, I mean an actual link to the video. I wanted to see the clip.