It's 'Armageddon because after bashing the machine, Bill O'Reilly has co-opted the machine.' Lapdog sycophant, Jesse Watters came on the Factor to assess the reaction on Twitter to Bill-O personally tweeting on the @OReillyFactor account. His most popular tweet, which he signs with a B'O-R, was one that denigrated Hillary Clinton, naturally.
Hillary Clinton says she is now a progressive Democrat; four months ago she was a moderate. Is this another example of deceit? Likely. -BO'R
— Bill O'Reilly (@oreillyfactor) January 6, 2016
Previously, Twitter became a hot bed of controversy for Bill-O and Donald Trump because O'Reilly opined that Trump's tweets were getting him in some hot water.
"I've known Donald Trump for years. He wants people to like him," O'Reilly said. "When people criticize him, he takes it personally."
"And then, you know, this machine, this tweeting thing, that's like the worst thing you could give Donald Trump, is this tweeting thing," O'Reilly added. "So I just think this is just a extension of his reality show, 'The Apprentice.' This is just theater right now. … The personal stuff is a piffle."
This led to retribution, as expected, from Trump.
.@oreillyfactor, why don't you have some knowledgeable talking heads on your show for a change instead of the same old Trump haters. Boring!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 22, 2015
The reason O'Reilly has succumbed to high-tech land, he tells his ill-informed viewers, is because he's trying to protect them from all the unfounded, negative attacks out there that they don't see. Poor Fox 'News' needs a savior, and nobody, as far as Bill-O is concerned, is better to fight the pretend fight than he is. His viewers see none of that because they are living in their own right-wing bubble, where they should stay, in their blissful ignorance.
O'Reilly also took a little flack for agreeing that President Obama's tears were genuine, during his press conference, the one that explained his Executive Order that reinforces current gun laws. Watters pointed out that his followers were none too pleased that he believes that dead children do upset the POTUS, especially after his personal involvement with the parents of the child victims of Sandy Hook.
The big takeaway from this experience was how he could finally see how Twitter can trip someone up very easily, even if the accuser is a Black man. There really is a way to fact check someone over something they tweeted, and those people don't necessarily have to be White.
Trump has attacked Samuel L. Jackson for calling out the reality show politician over his comments regarding a previous game of golf they played together. Trump denied that they played together and tweeted that lie. Oops! Busted!
I don’t know @SamuelLJackson, to best of my knowledge haven't played golf w/him & think he does too many TV commercials—boring. Not a fan.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 5, 2016
Watters begrudgingly admitted that Samuel L. Jackson was correct. Here's what sparked the disagreement.
"I’ve golfed with him.” The actor revealed that just recently he got a bill from Trump National Golf Club. “And I haven’t been there in four or five years, so I had my assistant call. They said it was for membership dues. And I said, ‘I’m not a member,’ and they said, ‘Yeah, you are—you have a member number.’ Apparently he’d made me a member of one of his golf clubs, and I didn’t even know it!”
After clarifying that he has no intention of paying his alleged debt to Trump, Jackson added, “I don’t know what the Don’s up to. Interesting character. More P.T. Barnum than politician. I don’t think he believes half the things he says.”
How revolting! He invites him to play golf on his course and then charges him for membership dues? Call the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on this duplicitous shyster!
After showing Jackson's appearance on Seth Meyers' show where he nailed Trump for his lie, O'Reilly has an epiphany.
"This is the problem with tweeting. Because if you say you didn't play golf with him and then it turns out that you did, no oh yeah, now I remember, so you gotta be careful, and I've told Trump that a million times, you gotta be careful before you tweet, you gotta think about it.
So take note, Fox 'News' audience. People can fact check things that you claim are false and call bullshit on your lies. Might this be the dawn of a new era of enlightenment? No, these are Republicans, the regressive party. That's not possible.