O’Reilly: Criticism of Me is a Win for Terrorists

Now that Bill O’Reilly has been caught in multiple lies over a long period of time, he’s doing what he always does when he’s caught red-handed: Calling people names and trying to distract attention away from himself, this time by invoking the terrorists.

On the February 24 edition of Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor, O’Reilly attempted to shift focus away from scrutiny surrounding discrepancies in his accounts of his reporting career by claiming that Fox News is under attack. Pointing to criticism disputing his claims about covering the 1982 Falklands War as a CBS News correspondent, O’Reilly claimed that despite rebutting such criticism, the media attacks against him have been “vicious, it’s more vicious now than it [has] ever been.” O’Reilly asserted that the reason he and his Fox News colleagues are under attack is because “Fox gives voice to conservatives and traditional people,” and are “putting tremendous pressure on the Obama administration to fight the terror savages,” and holding Hillary Clinton accountable ahead of a potential 2016 presidential bid. O’Reilly added, “On a personal note, I’m pretty tired of all the garbage.”

Yeah? So are we. Maybe you should shut up then. You lied, Bill, repeatedly. You’ve been caught. And because you’ve been caught and the evidence is obvious for all to see, all you can do is bully and threaten people and question the motives of those who caught you.

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  • grumpyoldfart

    I’ll bet he’s pissed off when he sees the unsympathetic smirks on the faces of his colleagues.

  • dingojack

    Oh Ed, the solution for defeating ISIL is obvious — book Billo a five-star hotel in Ankara and he’ll single-handedly defeat the ‘terror-savages’ by the following morning, armed only with an avocado spoon and a dodgy Romanian-English phrasebook! (While scoring the highest score in the NCAA history twice-over!!)


  • http://motherwell.livejournal.com/ Raging Bee

    Well, yeah, the terrorists do indeed win whenever influential people in their enemies’ camp are exposed for being morons, bigots and con-men. So the best way to keep the terrorists from winning, is to make sure that morons, bigots and con-men don’t get to be influential in the first place, and to get rid of those who already are.

    Thanks, Billo, you just admitted how truly dangerous your disgraceful phoniness and chickenahwkery are to America. Now it’s time for you to do the right thing, and disappear forever, with or without an explicit apology.

  • Reginald Selkirk

    … and holding Hillary Clinton accountable ahead of a potential 2016 presidential bid.

    Good point. Someone needs to call Clinton to task for her story about landing in Bosnia under fire. Who better to do that than Mr. Falafel?

  • dingojack

    And all that whilst not leaving his suite. What a guy!


  • http://artk.typepad.com ArtK

    There’s an old, old lesson that Bill never learned and probably never will learn. Something about glass houses and rocks, I believe. Or, even older: “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.” Bill has no problem throwing stones at people.

  • dingojack

    ArtK – you forgot the venerable First Rule of Holes.


  • http://artk.typepad.com ArtK


    Yes, and the Streisand Effect as well.

  • http://www.facebook.com/den.wilson d.c.wilson

    I have no doubt that the people at Fox are loving every minute of the O’Reilly scandal. It feeds right into their fantasies that the “Librul media” is afraid of them and out to get them. Besides, it’s not like they have any intention of disciplining him for lying when lying is practically his job description.

  • Jared James

    If only we’d been wise enough to elect this eminent champion of Truth, Justice and Freedom to be our President, it could be treason to point out that he’s a sniveling, infantile professional victim.

  • Alverant

    “Fox gives voice to conservatives and traditional people”

    So he admits cons want to be lied to?

  • Doc Bill

    We could end ISIS by simply turning O’Reilly loose on them with a loofa.

  • Pierce R. Butler

    … trying to distract attention away from himself…

    Be fair, now: such a reversal of O’Reilly’s natural inclinations must hurt, a lot!

  • caseloweraz

    O’Reilly: “Fox . . . [is] . . . putting tremendous pressure on the Obama administration to fight the terror savages…”

    This is a covert reference to O’Reilly’s competition, Michael Savage, amirite?

  • http://kamakanui.zenfolio.com Kamaka

    Bullies do love to play the victim card. It’s what they do. It provides surety in identifying abusive assholes.

  • John Pieret

    by claiming that Fox News is under attack

    Not too self-important a git, are you, Billy?

  • Michael Heath

    As repugnant as Bill O’Reilly is, the real perps here is his audience. Fuck them for the implications of O’Reilly and Fox News’ success.

  • dan4

    @16: I remember when John Edwards criticized Fox News for not being fair to Democrats, O’Reilly responded by saying that Edwards always got a fair shake on his show (i.e. conflating the network in general with O’Reilly’s show).

  • thebookofdave

    all you can do is bully and threaten people and question the motives of those who caught you.

    Not true. He has a new opportunity to brag about surviving a fatwa on his head, and tell us about the many close calls he had against machine gun attacks of the liberal left media.

  • anubisprime

    Michael Heath @ 17

    the real perps here is his audience

    Yep without such support he would just be a toddler stomping his foot for attention.

  • dingojack

    MH – no the toddler behaving badly is ‘the perp’, the others are merely aiding & abetting.