Saturday, December 22, 2007

Wait till O'Reilly hears the White House says "Happy Holidays"

Crooks and Liars points out a marvelous thing that makes Bill O'Reilly look dumb, as if that hasn't happened before.
First, President Bush , at his press conference on Dec. 20, wished the press corps "happy holidays".

THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. I hope you all enjoyed the holiday reception at the White House as much as Laura and I enjoyed it. We took an inventory of the silverware, and this year only a few pieces were missing -- so, like, if you see Gregory, tell him to bring them back. (Laughter.) I've decided to come in and visit with you because you're heading off on the holidays, and so are we, and we wish you happy holidays.

Then, Condoleeza Rice did it, too, points out Think Progress.
Even better: The White House Christmas card doesn't say Christmas on it!
Egad. The horror!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

BillO: Do as I say, not as I do

From the "Oh, really? Yes, O'Reilly" department:
Bill O'Reilly praised actress Julia Roberts for fighting stalkers from the press, as you see in this clip from Crooks and Liars (Real Player required).
But Oh! Reilly conveniently forgets his own producer, Jesse Watters, who has aggressively stalked various news figures.
Here are a couple of examples:

Here, Watters hassles a judge over a decision criticized by O'Reilly.

Here, Watters actually aggressively questions a school board member in her garage over comments that are clearly taken out of context.

And the best example: Let's not forget how Watters confronted Rosie O'Donnell at a book signing

"No spin" Bill spins these the way he knows will ring true with his audience. The truth is secondary.

No spin. Yeah.