BillO Mocks Helen Thomas, Calls Her "Old Lady", "Wicked Witch Of The East"

BillO, the eternal class act, ridicules Helen Thomas by calling her the "wicked witch of the east" and imitating her voice in a very, um, unflattering way.

O'Reilly: The White House press corps looked intimidated to me... Except for that, what's her name? The old lady, Helen Thomas. [squawking sound]

Colmes: Is that your Helen Thomas impression?

O'Reilly: Yea! [squawking sound]

Colmes: I didn't know you did impersonations.

O'Reilly: It's like the wicked witch of the east! If I were Obama, I would've poured water on her, and she would dissolve!

Colmes: It's not nice to make fun of an old woman, Bill.

O'Reilly: It doesn't matter.

It must be tough for a hack like Bill O'Reilly to to appreciate -- let alone respect -- a journalistic legend like Helen Thomas. While BIllO was crapping his pants as a child, Thomas was holding JFK's feet to the fire. Perhaps he's just jealous that he will never get near a WH briefing room?

As Amato was quick to remind me, BillO can't even insult someone correctly. He meant to say wicked witch of the west, not east. What a tool.

Bonnie Erbe of US News & World Report unloads:

Bill O'Reilly mocks everyone—all right, I get it. He's a venom-spitting curmudgeon and works hard to build that image and protect his niche. But calling veteran journalist Helen Thomas a "wicked witch" after her question to President Obama at his news conference last night was not only ugly, it was petty.

O'Reilly is living proof there are a lot of hateful TV viewers out there because they must get a rise out of watching an angry homunculus who's outlived his useful life span. What else would prompt someone to watch his show? Quite frankly I'd have a better time parking on a freeway in rush hour and dealing with all the angry motorists, than watching Venom Boy spew. Can't somebody recommend to O'Reilly a competent psychotherapist? But then where would angry TV news viewers go to watch highly-paid cobras?

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