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23 December, 2005

Bill O'Reilly is a hypocritical sack of shit

Please, make him stop. I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Bill O'Reilly is the dumbest motherfucker EVER. Bar none. From the upcoming issue of the New Yorker (big tip o' the cap to proudprogressiveCA over at dKos for digging this up!):
O’Reilly sat out Vietnam. In the war on the War on Christmas, however, he not only has been in the trenches but has gone over the top. “I am not going to let oppressive, totalitarian, anti-Christian forces in this country diminish and denigrate the holiday!” he said the other day. And, “I’m going to use all the power that I have on radio and television to bring horror into the world of people who are trying to do that!” And, “There is no reason on this earth that all of us cannot celebrate a public holiday devoted to generosity, peace, and love together!” And, “And anyone who tries to stop us from doing it is gonna face me!”

O’Reilly sees the War on Christmas as part of the “secular progressive agenda,” because “if you can get religion out, then you can pass secular progressive programs like legalization of narcotics, euthanasia, abortion at will, gay marriage.”

Perhaps we should deal with this statement by statement. Says chickenhawk O'Reilly:
“I am not going to let oppressive, totalitarian, anti-Christian forces in this country diminish and denigrate the holiday!”

I'm not really sure how allowing for multiple winter holidays to be celebrated in our public spaces denigrates Christmas. I don't hear pagans whining about how all the Christians "borrowed" the Yule Tree. They seem pretty content to share.

Look, I celebrate Christmas. That's how I was brought up. And I not only celebrate in the secular, gift-giving sense, but I also acknowledge the spiritual component: the celebration of the Light coming into the world. And you know what, most of the other winter holidays also celebrate Light in a time of darkness. Which is why I feel perfectly comfortable celebrating the Solstice or Hannukah in addition to Christmas. Let's celebrate together, right?

But I digress. Back to O'Lielly. Let's take these next three statements together:
“I’m going to use all the power that I have on radio and television to bring horror into the world of people who are trying to do that!” And, “There is no reason on this earth that all of us cannot celebrate a public holiday devoted to generosity, peace, and love together!” And, “And anyone who tries to stop us from doing it is gonna face me!”

Okaaaaaay. Either we're all going to love one another and get along during this season, or I'm going to Kick. Your. Ass. Who is denigrating the spirit of Christmas?

Which, of course, leads us to the money quote:
“[I]f you can get religion out, then you can pass secular progressive programs like legalization of narcotics, euthanasia, abortion at will, gay marriage.”

Damn. So that's what all this "Happy Holidays" business is about? Is O'Reilly afraid that the man on the street who has wished him "season's greetings" is going to get his son and daughter hooked on smack, and then have sex with his son and daughter, and then make the son and daughter have sex with each other, which causes the daughter to get pregnant, so Mr. "Happy Holidays" forces her to get an abortion, which, along with heroin addiction, causes her to be depressed? Is our perturbed pundit trembling at the thought of our swarthy secular-progressive euthanizing poor O'Reilly's daughter, rather than trying to treat the depression (life's a bitch without health insurance!), then running off and marrying his son, where they live happily ever after snorting lines of coke off of each other's butt cheeks before going out to recruit young children to be the next generation of homosexuals? Because if he really believes that shit, he's insane.

Unfortunately, here's the real nub of the matter:
Just as Christmas itself evolved as a way to synthesize a variety of winter festivals, so the War on Christmas fantasy is a way of grouping together a variety of enemies, where they can all be rhetorically machine-gunned at once. But the suspicion remains that a truer explanation for Fox’s militancy may be, like so much else at Yuletide, business. Christmas is the big retail season. What Fox retails is resentment.

So not only is O'Reilly a complete buffoon who has long since had any credibility in his "no spin zone," but he's a cynical slimeball who's out to make a buck peddling hate.

He is a pervert in evey sense of the word.

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