Bill O'Reilly brought on pseudo-psychiatrist Keith Ablow last night to explain the whole 'Gangnam Style' phenomenon to him. Or at least that was the purported reason. The result was the usual idiocy, mixed with a fair bit of xenophobia. In other words, regular fare for the old white farts who watch O'Reilly who are just as befuddled by modernity as O'Reilly seems to be. Why would Americans be listening to a song “without intelligible words", where they have no idea what the meaning is, sung mostly in a foreign language by a fat little Korean bouncing around like he was riding a horse?
O'Reilly asked "What's going on?"
Ablow responded, as only Fox News contributors can: "I think what this fellow is tapping into... is the fact that people don't want any meaning right now. It is just is sort of like a drug and that seems to be what most people seem to want right now. Not reality, not feeling, not meaning."
O'Reilly: "So it means nothing but it's got a nice upbeat to it but you can do the pony and ride around."
Ablow: "The meaning is that it means nothing."
So there you have it. A song has no meaning because a couple of middle-aged white guys says it doesn't.