Bill O’Reilly sounded a lot like his crybaby BFF, Donald Trump, while lashing out at The View’s Joy Behar for being disrespectful to the president-elect. Of course, O’Reilly has no problem working on Fox where hosts are regularly way more disrespectful to President Obama.
On a day when Trump couldn't stop whining about Saturday Night Live's spoof of him, O'Reilly went after The View. While speaking with Fox's Martha MacCallum on The Factor, O'Reilly announced, "I’m never going on The View again, ever. OK?"
To explain, O’Reilly played a clip of Behar saying, “He’s not right in the head. Donald Trump has never appeared stable, to me, when he has come on the show. He has not.”
“There is Behar saying the president-elect is not right in the head,” O’Reilly said, as if he had somehow been insulted. "Enough. Alright? That’s ABC News, by the way … That’s a disgrace.”
The full clip is here from the December 7, 2016 The View:
Then, also just like his BFF, O’Reilly started smearing the show. He prompted a compliant MacCallum to start talking about how The View's ratings are down. For extra credit, MacCallum just happened to mention how their dear leader’s favorability ratings are up.
Of course, nobody mentioned that Trump’s favorability is much lower than either President Obama or George W. Bush right after their elections.
“I don’t object to them hammering Donald Trump,” O’Reilly contended. “But to say that he’s not right in the head? That’s disrespectful to not only the president-elect but to the whole process, alright?”
If you ask me, that’s nothing compared to the disrespect to our sitting president that Donald Trump showed when he bogusly suggested our first African American president was born in Africa and thus not American enough to be president. That was not only a false smear perpetrated by Trump but it was a false smear that Fox promoted and legitimized. I have never heard an apology, either. That’s not counting all the “too pro-Muslim to protect America” dog whistles blown on Fox that sound just like Trump.
“So that’s it. No more View for me!” O’Reilly declared. When MacCallum asked what could tempt him to return, he said, “Nothing!”
Then he held up his right hand, as if taking an oath. “Will never go there again!”
Something tells me The View will not be overly upset.
Crossposted at Newshounds.us