Thursday, February 12, 2009

Bill O'Reilly

I know this is a stupid question, but I'm asking anyway. I was listening to an exchange between O'Reilly and feminist activist, Courtney Martin, and marveling at the paucity of his emotional scope and tone (rage or condescension... nothing else), and it hit me: his is the most vile, damaging voice in the American media landscape, and there are some pretty vile, damaging people out there.

He is an adolescent, vapid, self-aggrandizing moron. Why is he famous? Why is he popular? Who enjoys Bill O'Reilly? For a glimmer of his fandom, I invite you to review some of the emails Martin got after her appearance on his show.