Celebrating Bill O’Reilly No Longer Being A Factor

Stephen Colbert hearts Bill O'Reilly
Stephen Colbert says a sad goodbye to Papa Bear Bill O’Reilly.

See, the joke is that Bill O’Reilly’s show was (note the past tense) The O’Reilly Factor.

*insert laugh track from 1983*  

Now that FOX News fired the man who launched a thousand alt-right ships, let’s take a minute to appreciate the same market forces that pushed him off the air are also strangling TJ Kirk’s (once The Amazing Atheist) YouTube income.


You didn’t know about big advertisers leaving YouTube because of questionable content. Well, there you go. Sometimes the invisible hand of the market does something good. It seems that given enough time and pressure big name advertisers don’t want to be associated with media personalities who leave the taste of stale cum in your mouth.

A little harsh? Let’s see what some funny people had to say about Bill O’Reilly’s career and his downfall.  Maybe I’ll throw in a few happy tweets that have been brined with schadenfreude.






There were a lot of comedy writers who went with “O’Reilly is killing his own career joke.” Bill pushed out a bunch of non-clickbait titled books like Killing Lincoln, Killing Reagan, and Killing That Other Guy. It’s a lesson in the convergent evolution of jokes. Convergent evolution is the appearance of apparently similar structures in organisms of different lines of descent. Different species adapt in a similar manner to the same environmental pressures. Platypuses have duck bills, but they aren’t related to ducks. In a similar way, comedy writers are trying to make jokes off the news. It’s only natural that different individuals come up with the same lazy joke.


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