Bill O’Reilly isn’t stupid…
…he’s just a media whore.
People have a right to take the Bible literally, he said, but in the case of “Killing Jesus,” he was trying to be historically accurate. He never says in the book that Jesus was the Son of God because his book is not intended to be religious. “So is this the Gospel according to Bill?” asked “60 Minutes” correspondent Norah O’Donnell. “This is best available evidence according to Bill,” O’Reilly responded.
It’s an apt description for the man. He writes books on subjects about which he knows virtually nothing, but his persona sells merchandise. He’s what used to be called a snake oil salesman. O’Reilly just wants the media attention because it gets him ratings and money. That’s all. He’s not about the truth. He’s all about O’Reilly.
Many of the other personalities on Fox News have their own issues, but that’s all they are, personalities. They really are a credit to the art of journalism, and I do mean art. Hannity may have a set of core beliefs worth considering, but you’d never know it from all the prattle. He likes to hear himself talk, he pretends to know more than he does, and in the end it signifies very little. The recent ascendance of Megyn Kelly to prominence demonstrates a lot about network news. Women are typically good liars. A woman who is a lawyer like Kelly means she is most likely an exceptionally good liar because she was trained in it.
Every so often I tune into Fox News and I’ll make time to see just what sort of delirium O’Reilly is bloviating about, but one can only take so much of a narcissist anyway.