Skip to comments.Bill O'Reilly, why so seriously ignorant about Obama?
Posted on 09/18/2009 9:46:38 AM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
Did you happen to see Bill O'Reilly last night, scratching his head to a gelatinous mass over the increasing anger in America with Barack Obama? Throughout the program he puzzled that somehow, increasing numbers of Americans actually tie the scandals of ACORN to the Communisty Organizer in Chief. But, he knows much too much, from way too many interviews and conversations with the powerful, to be so gullible as to fall into that trap, himself. After all, reports of nefarious Acornistas are unheard of, to even ABC's Charlie Gibson.
I have a friend who talks about "aperceptive filters" established beliefs, which inhibit the formation of new understanding. Such a mental block must plague many establishment conservatives, from Fox News' O'Reilly and Neil Cavuto, to what, all but a dozen or so in Congress. Apparently, to them, considerations of global Marxist-fascist conspiracies are mind game relics so Twentieth Century. Surely, nothing of the sort ever took root in America, anyway....
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He’s not ignorant about Obama, O’Reilly is just another sellout in the media. He’s nothing more. He’s more MSM than Fox.
Yes, O’Reilly is not that comfortable with the right. He always seems to be wanting to play up to the left, as if anyone there likes him. Ridiculing the Swiftboaters. Not wanting to admit the birthers have a point. Must ‘correct’ the record if anyone says there were over 75,000 people at the 9-12 rally.
I don’t watch BOR anymore. He insults my intelligence.
I would bet he voted for BOR. He seems to protect him at times. BOR is just an entertainer, not a serious news reporter. I see Glenn Beck replacing him when his contract is up for renewal.
I watched BOR last night and was screaming at the TV. He was arrogant and dense. I wish Fox would give Beck the primetime slot.
0’Reilly is a blowhard idiot who might be right half the time, but his personality and the times he’s so off-base make him not worth even occasionally watching.
His comments against Free Republic over the years is only one aspect of his idiocy.
He is irrelevant on the political scene and, frankly, all other venues.
He had a guest on the other night, and the guest said Obama is liar and O’Reilly keep saying “really, really he is a liar?”
When it comes to Obama is he a moron.
As for Cavuto, a few years ago Debbie Schlussel was on and she said Muslims in Michigan were chanting “death to Israel”. Cavuto’s only response was I do not believe you.
O’Reilly’s Schtick is that he is a “carefully thoughtful” moderate. It requires him to strain his credibility from time to time when only someone extremely partisan or woefully ignorant would stay in the middle.
I’ve seen him maybe five times. I stopped taking him seriously the second time.
The other night he disparaged the 9/12 marches as being “overwhelmingly white”.
It is all about him patting himself on the back and because of that, I cannot watch him for more than 10 minutes a day anymore.
Aside from dealing quasi-conservative pap, he refuses to recognize some real bad actors and actions. He takes "candor, intelligence and goodwill" to mean he's supposed to be totally blind, not just vision impaired.
Occasionally I like Bilious, but more often not.
I think he’s brown nosing because he wants BHO back on the Factor.
BOR is still one of their top rated shows. I think it has to do with what time it is on. If Beck would have that time, he would blow bill completely out of water.
OReily has to straddle the fence for Fox’s sake at BALANCED REPORTING. He knows the score as well as Hannity who follows his show. Bill makes GOBS of dough for playing the “Balanced” part but he is SMART. Why would he report in any other way?????
O’Reilly was bamdazzled by Barry when he interviewed him....the man has not been the same since.
Bill O’Reilly is a snot nosed New York, Country Club PUNK!
He’s nearing retirement.
I think he’s been bought off.
An old line Dinosaur Media guy, he still religiously reads, and believes, whatever the media template that is put out. He merely postures as “Populist” to get his audience.
Why anyone watches this transparent ego maniacal blow hard fraud is beyond me. Whenever a Conservative person or group fights back against the Leftist Propaganda machine, BOR will rush to the mic to trash that Conservative like all the rest of the Leftist media.
Strike 1, he defended Dan Rather during the transparent Bush National Guard smear and he joined in the smear of the Swift Boat vets.
Strike 2, He did a total fraudulent hack job "report" on Free Republic labeling all Freepers hatemongers.
Strike 3. He engaged in the most gutter slime out and out lying about the 09-12 Citizens rally. He has mindlessly echoed the shameless lies put out by the Democrat National Committee about "racism"
He is gutter slime ego maniacal fraud. Frankly Fox News should simply fire him and move Glen Beck to his time slot. They would double their audience and quit wasting their money paying this fraudulent clown.
Mike Gallagher just sat there slacked jawed in disbelief!
WE HAVE A WINNER HERE!!!!!!
Someone should have shot back and said, “Bill, your SHOW is overwhelmingly white”
BOR is all talk and no *ock.
O’Reilly fancies himself an intellectual, which means he likes to listen to guys like Obama who like to talk to guys like O’Reilly who fancy themselves intellectuals.
“BOR is still one of their top rated shows. I think it has to do with what time it is on. If Beck would have that time, he would blow bill completely out of water.”
And it keeps Bill “Willie Stark” O’Reilly up at night.
but there is a way to be balanced without being stupid. BOR does not know this.
Mel is right. If Beck( who btw has outdrawn BOR several times and beck is on much earlier) was on in Bill’s slot he would have incredible numbers
BOR makes a point and even if pointed out it ids wrong refuses to admit
he is a pos
“OReilly fancies himself an intellectual, which means he likes to listen to guys like Obama who like to talk to guys like OReilly who fancy themselves intellectuals.”
Post of the day! LOL!
Sometimes I think Bi8ll O’Reilly gets so tangled up in his ego-mania that his blind spot is at the end of his nose.
This egoistical nitwit is so into himself he cannot admit most of the time he is wrong. This windbag is sick.
And don’t forget his dishonest criticism of Free Republic. He had his staff cherry pick posts by trolls (most of which were almost immediately removed, and in some cases, zotted) and show screen shots as examples of what’s posted here. I despise him for that.
I was watching BOR last night and he too had me throwing things at the TV set.
O’Reilly is not a conservative per se, never has been, but he has really been hacking me off more and more of late with his lunkheaded denseness and his increasing love for the sound of his own voice.
I don’t watch as much as I used to especially if TV Land is running “Married with Children” opposite him....:)
Totally BS. All of Fox is balanced reporting EXCEPT BOR. All he does is mindlessly echo the Liberal Media Establishment's talking points and trash Conservatives. He has YET to stand up and defend a single Conservative ever. All he does is echo what ever CBS and NY Times are saying about them. He is fraud and a clown.
PS per BOR, because you are a member of Free Republic, you are a member of a hate site engaging in hate speech.
Ditto. Bill used to be a schoolteacher. No doubt one of the ones with a leftist slant. He never mentions his former schoolteacher union ties does he?
The fact that this is hurting America and the conservative movement and our efforts to slow down and stop the Obama Machine just don't add up to much if you are Mr. Ego AKA Bill O'Reilly. Time for Freepers to cut him loose like we did with George Will and other part-time conservatives. Either you are with us or you are against us.
That was when I started screaming.
BOR knows Glenn Beck is overtaking him and doesn't know what to do...
Beck is so good because he is seeking the truth, wherever it takes him. I'm not sure what BOR is seeking...
The unrelenting media attacks have really taken their toll. O’Reilly has been beaten into a simpering, clueless, pretend “Independent”.
He went to Harvard correspondence kiddy academy( Kennedy Skool ).
What do you expect?
I like the Beck radio show a lot more however, he is hilarious on the radio. I died laughing in the car the morning they were laughing at Kennedy requesting Chapaquidick jokes. That was hilarious. Priceless.
I feel the exact same way and I bet there are millions likke us. Gee won’t be too sad when BOR can no longer claim he is the top rated cable show.
The refusal to research how many were in DC is a classic example. The DC Fire Dept NEVER issued asn official estimate and the guy who said 75 admitted it was early and he was eyeballing.
If BOR thinks he is getting obamites on board they can have him.
I think we FReepers should email Fox and let them know hoq we view BORs continued misstatements
Sorry, but when the overwhelming evidence is against the leftist, I see no reason to play devil's advocate and argue their point for them.
I used to like his show but the final straw was the way he reported the DC tea party.
BOR is a “feeler”, not a thinker.
I doubt that he does his own research because he never knows all the details of an issue. That black dem strategist, “something Lamont Hill”, told him that Giles and O’Keefe had been kicked out of many ACORN offices. In truth, they hadn’t been kicked out of one. Still, BOR took it as gospel and kept spreading the lie, once in his segment with Dennis Miller.
He says Hussein’s connection with ACORN is weak.
Anyone following the story knows the truth and he makes himself look like an idiot when gives incorrect information.
Good to hear someone else share these thoughts about Bill Bennett.
Smart man but (like so many talk show hosts...) his opinion is the only right one and the only one that counts. As a result, you can tell that he (and others) don’t really even listen to callers because they are so anxious to get rid of the caller so they can refute what was said with the correct (their!) opinion.
Just the way I see it...
Very cute! :-) It describes him perfectly!
Bilious the BORe.