June 20, 2014

This is why Fox News must and will die a natural death. Bill O'Reilly put his sexist on for Geraldo Rivera, letting his true feelings be known. Women, be cautioned that your feminine sensibilities might not be able to handle the truth.

NY Mag:

Even on New York City’s Upper East Side, Bill O’Reilly can draw a packed house of true believers. When he took the stage at the 92nd Street Y on Wednesday night for a conversation with his fellow Fox News host Geraldo Rivera, O’Reilly was greeted rapturously by an almost entirely white, white-haired audience (the man in front of me used binoculars to see the stage 23 rows ahead) who whooped and chuckled at the mere mention of President Barack Obama and his potential Democratic successor in 2016. “Hillary Clinton would envy Bill O’Reilly’s book sales,” said Rivera, by way of introduction, to spirited applause.

His opening question was a sarcastic, “Why are you so unremittingly hostile to President Obama?” The crowd hollered again. “I’m an ombudsman for the folks,” O’Reilly replied, insisting he merely speaks truth to power. “When they do bad things, I point them out.”

While Obama is currently the one doing those things, would the country have been better off with Hillary Clinton, Rivera wondered. “With Hillary you get Bill. And Bill knows what’s going on,” said O’Reilly. “You may not like him but he knows what’s going on. Hillary doesn’t understand how the world works. She doesn’t. But you elect Hillary, he’s there. Whether his attention is diverted, I don’t know ... But he’s there.” (“If you go after Mrs. Clinton, you’re going to be a bully and a woman-hater, misogynist and all of that,” he added later.)

Hey, BillO. You don't have to be a bully and a woman-hater to have your head up your ass like you do. Hillary doesn't understand how the world works? Really? I daresay she has a better clue than any of the bloviating talking heads on Fox News.

This business of marginalizing Hillary Clinton by suggesting that as long as she has her man by her side, she will have what she needs to make the world work is absurd. I realize he's playing to his skeered white man audience, but it just sounds antique and stupid.

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