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O'Reilly Wants People To Worship Him And His New Book

Reported by Deborah - October 12, 2008 -

Guest Blogged by Alexis

When you think Bill O’Reilly’s smug demeanor can’t get any worse, he plugs himself and his new book A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity, which debuted on Sunday the 12th of October as #4 on the New York Times Best Sellers list, not #2 as O’Reilly says on his show this past Friday, 10/10

He devoted a chunk of time at the end of his show to talk about his book and how it really connects with working Americans and warned one of his e-mail writers, who is only nine years old, not to repeat his same mistakes. It seems O’Reilly is trying to convince viewers that he was a bad boy growing up and everyone should learn from his missteps, as if this makes him more human or seem more compassionate to others. He even goes so far as to create quiz questions from his book for his viewers to answer each night, as if his book is worth not just reading, but studying.

If this display was not self-aggrandizing enough he posted a video under his book selection on Amazon.com thanking all the Amazon users for reading his book and repeating how all his books are bestsellers.

I am not sure what self respecting television icon would promote themselves and their book in such an over-the-top way on their show and other consumer websites. Leave it to O’Reilly to surprise us.