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June 17, 2003

piling on

Everybody else is giving Bill o'reilly hell, so I might as well jump on the bandwagon. He is pissed at bloggers. OH. MY. GOD!

Bill, your overbearing gasbaggery pissed me off a long time ago. You never "interview" people on your show, you BROWBEAT THEM and it's sometimes an ugly sight when your guest actually has something to say. Especially when it's something I WANT TO HEAR except your goddam victim guest can never get a word in edgewise over your blustering bombast.

Bill, you SUCK! I would like to buy you for what you are worth and sell you for what you THINK you are worth. I could retire as a wealthy man.

Now, Bill has once again been slandered and lied about on the internet. I did that. Let more whining commence.

I tried to search for it, but I can't find it right now. Somebody posted an "O'Reilly Meter" and ran transcripts of his "interviews" through it. The one I saw came from Virginia Postrel's site when Bombastic Bill had Jacob Sullum on the show to talk about his new book, Saying Yes, which advocates the end of the assinine War on Drugs.

After the "interview" was finished, O'Reilly had out-talked, out-screamed and out-assholed his "guest." He spoke more words than the Sullum did. O'Reilly won points for BREAKING IN on a response to a question, giving the guest NO CHANCE TO TALK, refusing to LISTEN TO WHAT HIS GUEST HAD TO SAY and generally being a rude shithead because he disagreed with the guest's viewpoint.

Hey! I do shit like that on my blog all the time. But it's MY BLOG. I don't claim to be doing interviews in a "no-spin" zone.

Does anybody have a link to the "O'Reilly Meter?" I would like to send it to Bill to make him feel better.

(UPDATE) kim du toit has an opinion on this matter, too. And I have suffered the same gun fantasies that he has. I never acted on them, although the urge was strong. My television is one lucky TV.

Comments

O'reilly is as big of a joke as our selected-President sometimes, well, ok, most times...at least Bill can pronounce words and knows how to spell them correctly...and actually knows what they mean...

Posted by: btezra on June 17, 2003 05:32 PM

Remember he used to do that show *inside edition* ?.. I thought that show was kinda cheesy. I know he's a blow hard but I have to confess I'm usually cheering him on...As my Mom used to say "Everyone to their own taste said Nelly as she kissed the cow...

Posted by: Trease on June 17, 2003 06:14 PM

God-DAMN, Rob! Thank you for 1. Calling Bill O'Reilly what he really is; and 2. spelling "whining" correctly. While I'm nog "whinging" about it, I sure do hate to see it misspelled! ;-)

Go, dude!

Posted by: Joni on June 17, 2003 07:35 PM

People, people, people . . .

Imagine my profound disappointment at you sad, miserable lot. Did one of you go read the column that started this tempest? No? You should.

Shame on Glenn Reynolds. He distorted what O'Reilly DID say for his own gain. And THAT is what the O'Reilly column was about - people that purposefully distort and lie with reckless abandon. The column also has a few choice words for child molesters that use the internet for nefarious ends.

Overall, I guess that it what O'Reilly's complaint really is - people using the internet to do evil when they know better. After all, he only mentioned himself in ONE paragraph, as an example. Should we fisk the hell out of Reynolds the next time he mentions HIMSELF? Hmmmm?

Get a grip, people. And get ahold of the facts. If you read Reynolds' (P)MSNBC column, he has to splice together two different parts of O'Reilly's article to make his point against Ol' Bill.

Acidman, didn't you have a rant not long ago against reporters that do that? Didn't you say something about not liking "..."? My memory is not the best, but I could swear this is the case. And Reynolds does exactly THAT in his column. Look close, and the pullquote has "..." in the middle of it.

Acidman, until now I gave you credit for having some mighty fine brain matter. Not anymore you dust-farting old coot. You made the rookie mistake of leaping before you looked. The rest of you joined in.

Shame on you all. Oh, and bite me.

Posted by: Buster on June 17, 2003 08:23 PM

"NOG"???

Posted by: stevie on June 17, 2003 09:08 PM

Bill O'Reilly is a terrible interviewer, no doubt about it. But he is right about one thing, they web is full of vermin and they really need to be exterminated.

I think you would make a good exterminator A-man.

Posted by: Dawn on June 17, 2003 09:17 PM

Sorry. O'Reilly, like most bullies, turned out to be a wuss. He deserves to be b***hed slapped.

Posted by: Velociman on June 17, 2003 09:36 PM

Actually, you're looking for the "Mullen (Jerk) Meter". Here's the link: http://www.mit.edu:8001/people/ed_k/meter.html

Mullen LIKES O'Reilly, and rates him well on his 8 criteria for being a jerk. When I rated him though, I got a 12..

Posted by: Kat on June 17, 2003 09:40 PM

Actually, the WORLD is full of vermin who should be eliminated....other than that, I totally agree. One further thought, though...

Acidman for President.....Now THAT would be interesting.

Posted by: stevie on June 17, 2003 10:13 PM

Just wondering: Did anyone send this Permalink to O'Reilly?

Posted by: Indigo on June 17, 2003 10:45 PM

Oh yes, let us police the internet. The masses have no business opining about anybody 'famous', irregardless of how inaccurate their spewings.

No thanx on the invite to bite you, I don't know where your @$$erier has been .

Posted by: quark2 on June 17, 2003 11:42 PM
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