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Condescending "looking out for the folks" O'Reilly shows his true elitist nature

Reported by Chrish - March 19, 2007 -

Bill O'Reilly likes to remind people of his "humble" origins (actually comfortable middle-class) as a way to connect and be their buddy, sympatico with the complaints of his followers. But on his recent trip to California, the rich, snappish star showed his true sense of superiority as he demanded a Beverly Hills pastry chef and a chopper rather than a chauffered limo.

It seems that radio-talker Marc Germain has changed jobs and is now "free to skewer O'Reilly". He and frequent guest April WInchell did just that in discussing O'Reilly's snooty behavior on a recent trip to Los Angeles.

From Winchell's website:

"Apparently, he was not pleased with the efforts staffers had made for him. In particular, he was extremely unhappy with the croissants that were laid out for him.

Not because he is against the French and everything they have to offer. No, that would almost show some character on his part. I mean, it would be obnoxious, but consistent with his professed beliefs, so you'd have to give him points for walking the walk.

No this was a bigger problem. Much bigger.

The croissants were not fresh enough.

Apparently, there is no room for store bought baked goods in the No Spin Zone. They must be from a bakery. And they must be baked fresh, very fresh. Which is why he insisted that a baker in Beverly Hills be summoned to create a fresh batch, just for him. Post haste.

Because Bill is just folks, you know. A regular guy.

He followed that up by demanding that a helicopter take him to Orange County for his next appearance, because he didn't want to spend an hour in the limousine the station had arranged for him. That was too much to ask.

After all, he's Bill O'Reilly, and he can't be expected to sit in a car and be driven somewhere."

Now, I wasn't there, but O'Reilly usually isn't "there" either. This behavior isn't surprising, given O'Reilly's hugely inflated sense of self, his impatience, his great wealth, and his monumental hypocrisy.