For many years now, I have been a devoted watcher of the O’Reilly Factor on Fox News.
Increasingly, however, I have grown infuriated with O’Reilly’s incessant need to prove he isn’t too conservative, constantly trying to distance himself from those figures he so obviously disdains on the Right.
For a man with such a remarkable intellect, his ignorance regarding the issue of gun rights and individual liberty are absolutely staggering. Even worse is the fact that O’Reilly appears to show no interest whatsoever of adequately informing himself on the subject.
O’Reilly’s “Weekdays with Bernie” segments have increasingly plunged into a weekly case of male-bonding with O’Reilly and Bernard Goldberg, each sharing their contempt for genuine conservatism.
If that wasn’t bad enough, Bill O’Reilly recently made this statement to Megyn Kelly on the Factor:
The compelling argument is on the side of homosexuals. That’s where the compelling argument is. “We’re Americans. We just want to be treated like everybody else.” That’s a compelling argument, and to deny that, you gotta have a very strong argument on the other side, and the other side hasn’t been able to do anything but thump the Bible.
Saint Bill has spoken. Verily, it shall be done.
When Laura Ingraham later appeared on the Factor to explain why Christians might find his statement offensive, Bill repeatedly scolded and shouted her down, scarcely giving the woman any time to make any cogent argument that dared to take issue with his all-knowing position.
The entire segment consisted of Saint Bill telling everyone that he was indeed correct and that nobody had any legitimate reason to take issue with the pronouncements his finger traced out on stone tablets.
In his statement to her, O’Reilly said, “If you’re going to stand up for heterosexual marriage and exclude gay marriage, if you’re going to do that, you’ve got to do it outside the Bible. You can’t cite the Bible, because you lose.”
Forgive me for taking issue with the great and mighty O’Reilly, but the man is clearly wrong.