O’Reilly Fires Up the Bluster Machine

Bill O’Reilly is mad as hell and he’s not gonna take it anymore! You liberal commie pinko bastards who have been criticizing his network over their repeated attempts to pretend racism wasn’t the reason for the Charleston shootings will rue the day you messed with him!

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly exploded on Wednesday against what he described as a campaign to demonize both the US and his network.

“You want a war? You got a war. I’m not gonna sit here any longer and take this garbage,” he said. “People who lie, run the country down, or are racist themselves are gonna be called out right here on the Factor.”

“Don’t make me angry; you wouldn’t like me when I’m angry.” Look out guys, he’s gonna call you out. And then…well, nothing. He’ll rant and rave and call you names and that’ll be the end of it. It’s kind of like a toy poodle getting mad and nipping at your ankles. I love it when he gets all blustery. Someone get this man some falafel, quick.

O’Reilly bemoaned what he called “the insane rhetoric on cable news,” while accusing Yahoo of prioritizing “anti-Fox defamation.”

Well if there’s anyone who knows about insane rhetoric and defamation, it’s Bill O’Reilly.

Meanwhile, O’Reilly argued, Fox was unfairly lambasted for questioning the notion that prioritization of white people is a problem in the US, which he called a “blatant dishonesty.”

“The truth is, there is no organized effort to harm black people by white people. That doesn’t exist here,” he said.

It’s true. He has looked long and hard from the veranda of his mansion in the Hamptons and he can’t see racism anywhere. Okay, so he can’t see any black people either, but that’s beside the point.

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  • John Pieret

    I just looked in the OED and there was BillyO’s picture … right next to the entry on “buffoon.”

  • Pierce R. Butler

    …People who lie, run the country down, or are racist themselves are gonna be called out right here on the Factor.

    And by “calling out” he means, “And our next guest, please welcome to the Factor®, is …”

  • Die Anyway

    >”The truth is, there is no organized effort to harm black people by white people. That doesn’t exist here,” he said.

    Ok, I’ll bite. I think he’s essentially correct. I’m going to discount the KKK and other skinhead, neo-nazi type groups. Those are organized by a handful of people who are white but they are not #allwhitepeople. So, no ‘organized effort to harm black people’. What I see it as is an emergent property. Take a majority that is visually distinguishable from a minority and this property of discrimination will arise. No organized effort necessary. What is necessary in a civil society is an effort to combat that tendency. O’Reilly doesn’t seem to want to do that, which tells you which way he would prefer it to turn out.

  • Doug Little

    I just looked in the OED and there was BillyO’s picture … right next to the entry on “buffoon.”

    No John I’m pretty sure that the buffoon entry has an image of Donald Trump beside it. You sure you have the right edition?

  • dingojack

    John Pieret — your optician called to remind you to update the prescription for your glasses…

    :) Dingo

  • shouldbeworking

    O’Reilly wouldn’t approve of being in a foreign dictionary! Those contain words that are illegal immigrants. It would have to be Webster’s or nothing.

  • Michael Heath

    A company of journalists would fire a person for a rant like that. Fox News has instead been featuring O’Reilly’s rant as a lead-in to his show.

    This after all is the network that went full-bore racist in 2008 when it became clear Barack Obama would win the Democratic nomination.

    And let’s not forget the inherent racism of Fox News’ audience.

  • http://artk.typepad.com ArtK

    ”The truth is, there is no organized effort to harm black people by white people. That doesn’t exist here,” he said.

    Something interesting in this. He is, of course, correct. There is no organized effort. It’s institutional and cultural. But the implication here is that if something bad is happening, there must be some intelligent agent behind it, acting with intent. Otherwise, it doesn’t happen. In this case, O’Reilly is trying to say that because there is no organized effort, racism doesn’t exist.

    I wonder if this relates to the conservative/religious desire to personify “evil,” and lay blame for natural disasters on God’s anger. The idea that “shit happens,” seems impossible for them to understand.

  • dugglebogey

    Bill is a genius! He’s hit on exactly what black people need!

    A super privileged multimillionaire white guy to tell them “there’s no such thing as racism.”

    Just brilliant.

  • tfkreference

    Tides come in, tides go out, the sun rises, the sun sets, black people get shot by a white guy who penned a racist manifesto, you can’t explain that.