We haven’t covered the Bill O’Reilly controversy yet in which he thinks bravely fighting against the War on Christmas™ is the same as fighting in a Combat Zone. O’Reilly (R-War Hero) has been accused of Brian Williamsing his war reporting.
Williams offered a heartfelt apology and NBC followed that with an investigation. In contrast, Fox News’ executives have rushed to O’Reilly’s defense.
Ooo, that liberal media is so biased.
“Fox News Chairman and C.E.O. Roger Ailes and all senior management are in full support of Bill O’Reilly,” a spokeswoman said in a statement.
Naturally, to discount claims from Mother Jones and some of his former colleagues with CBS, O’Reilly threatened a New York Times, because that’s what heroes do. If a hero doesn’t like your face, they will go all up in your face.
The New York Times reports:
Mr. O’Reilly’s efforts to refute the claims by Mother Jones and some former CBS News colleagues occurred both on the air and off on Monday. During a phone conversation, he told a reporter for The New York Times that there would be repercussions if he felt any of the reporter’s coverage was inappropriate. “I am coming after you with everything I have,” Mr. O’Reilly said. “You can take it as a threat.”
Wow. Does anyone else picture O’Reilly pulling up at the reporter’s house in a clown car with Roger Ailes and Rupert Murdoch stuffed in the back seat, just before they commence with punching the poor guy in the throat with their clawed little hands?
On Monday evening, Talking Points Memo reached out to Mother Jones Washington Bureau Chief David Corn who said:
“Mother Jones published a story that was based on reporting and facts. O’Reilly replied with insult, denial, bombast, and threatening rhetoric. He said I deserved “to be put in the kill zone”–and he and Fox News have refused to renounce this violent remark. Now we see he has threatened another reporter. It’s not shocking that he resorts to such bullying. Perhaps the only surprise is how easily he gets away with all this.”
Careful there, Mr. Corn. O’Reilly will throat-punch you, then call you a pinhead.
In light of O’Reilly threatening a reporter for having the audacity to report the news, I suggest we keep talking about O’Reilly’s time in the Falklands.
Has Sarah Palin weighed in yet? She was all over the Brian Williams’ controversy.
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