Monday, August 6, 2007

Bill O'Reilly wants you to shut up

That's the title of this great profile of Billy Boy on Slate. It's a look at how often bully boy Billy likes to tell his "guests" to shut up. Well worth reading.

Bill's most outrageous "shut up" moment, as mentioned in the Slate piece, was Feb. 2, 2003, and his on-air verbal berating of Jeremy Glick, who had lost his dad on 9/11. It must be seen to be believed. Here's a clip of it, from "Outfoxed":

Sunday, August 5, 2007

The best of Bill (getting slapped down) on YouTube

There are so many great clips of Bill being humbled on YouTube. Here are just a couple of my favorites. First, from October, 2006, on "Late Night With David Letterman." Letterman shows him for the phony he is.:

Next, is Phil Donahue's appearance on "The Factor." Phil takes him down hard and shows how much smarter he is than O'Reilly.

I think this next one is my favorite. As a guest to be interviewed on "The O'Reilly Factor," Stephen Colbert stays in character the whole time and thoroughly embarrasses "Papa Bear," who tries to play the game but never seems to figure it out. It's a delight to see.

Let us know what YouTube Papa Bear moments you'd like us to feature.

Ad campaign against Fox News scores big hit: Lowe's pulls ads from O'Reilly show

The Fox Attackers coalition, which is targeting advertisers at Fox News, scored a big victory Friday. Lowe's home improvement stores is pulling its ads from "The O'Reilly Factor."

A reader posted this at the Daily Kos on Friday. It's here.

Here's the letter Lowe's sent and that was posted, dated Friday:

Replied On 07/27/07 15:41:09

Dear Lowe's Customer,

Thank you for your comments regarding the program, The O'Reilly Factor.

Lowe's has strict guidelines that govern the placement of our advertising. Our company advertises primarily in national, network prime-time television programs and on a variety of cable outlets.

Lowe's constantly reviews advertising buys to make certain they are consistent with its policy guidelines. The O'Reilly Factor does not meet Lowe's advertising guidelines, and the company's advertising will no longer appear during the program.

We are dedicated to providing the best service, products, and shopping environment in the home improvement industry. All three of these are very important to our business, and our customers will always be our number one priority.

We appreciate your contacting us, and hope this information addresses your concerns.

Thank you,

Lowe's Customer Care

Can't wait to see Papa Bear bluster his faux outrage at this.