Dennis Miller provides Bill O'Reilly's audience with weekly snarlfests during which the washed up comedian opines on all sorts of stuff. Last night, O'Reilly asked Miller about the Chick fil-A controversy. That it is old news was no problem for Miller who seemed to think that the reaction of the LGBT community to the homophobia of Chick fil-A's president was silly and indicative of "what's happening in America." He sneerinly proclaimed that if wants to go to "lunch and munch of piece of clucker, I gotta wonder if the guy in the front office is a breast man or let's say a wingman." Ewww, I know. But the ewww factor got even worse when the conversation turned to how Dennis Miller selects his wife's lingerie.
In his tirade about political correctness, he referenced, with his patented sexist 50's jargon, an incident involving *Victoria's Secret. He slurred that "I'm not gonna play the game where Indians calling Victoria's Secret and asking for an apology because the chick in the headdress came out in a bikini and all they saw was the headdress." You could almost see the spittle on the camera lens when he shouted "If that's where America wants to go, fine."
Bill was tittering as Miller lowered the level even further: "I'm still watching Victoria's Secret shows for bikinis or lingerie to buy my wife."
The rest of the comment was just bizarre: "If we've gone from calling golden hair Custer to Candace Swanpoole, then the whole country is lost at this point." When O'Reilly noted that Chick fil-A has been rated the "number one chicken chain," Miller shouted "it tastes good."
So let's see, Dennis Miller mocked gays and Native Americans as well as reveal that he oogles Victoria's Secret "chicks" in order to make wise underwear purchases for his wife.
*What neither O'Reilly nor Miller explained was that Victoria's Secret recently apologized for putting a Native American headdress on model during the annual fashion show. Native Americans felt it was mockery of a symbol meant to convey respect. The Victoria's Secret model, who wore the headdress, apologized on her Twitter. One wonders how O'Reilly and Miller would react if a Victoria's Secret model came down the runway with a Catholic bishop's mitre on her head.
Great idea! Could VS give that a go please …
Well, this comment alone proves that Dennis Miller’s never been to Chick Fil-A in his life. Chick Fil-A does NOT serve “breasts” or “wings” in the same way that KFC (or even Hardee’s) does. Chick Fil-A’s reputation was made on chicken sandwiches. Now, while the company does offer things like salads and wraps and chicken nuggets, their primary business is sandwiches (and, according to the company’s own description, the sandwiches are made with breast meat so the whole “breast man/wingman” thing is just stupid).
Now, on another front, Hooter’s tends to specialize in wings and, in fact, I’d be willing to bet you’re far more likely to find chicken wings than breasts or drumsticks on the menus of pretty much any club/restaurant that caters to men looking for a QUICK little lunch (Hooter’s isn’t really much of a step above the neighborhood tavern or sports bar). I strongly doubt that Miller (or the kind of men that Miller seems to think he embodies) would make Applebee’s or Olive Garden or Red Lobster the first choice for a quick little bite before heading back to the office.
Now, as to Miller’s little Victoria’s Secret thing, I’m sure in REAL LIFE (rather than the role he plays when visiting the FoxNoise studios), his wife doesn’t let him watch the Specials the way he alleges here. And I’d be willing to bet she does NOT let him buy her underwear, especially not from Victoria’s Secret.
And Priscilla, you are SO right. If one of the models came down the runway wearing a bishop’s mitre or a nun’s wimple or sporting an oversized cross, O’Reilly would be attacking it faster than you could say “double standard.”
Do you find it interesting that Bill, The Culture Warrior, has no problem with Victoria Secrets and Hooters? Actually, to be fair, Bill does want to warn us about the drug violence in Mexico and he will do this even if it means showing us scary graphics of bikini-clad young girls frolicking in the water. You are the man, Bill :)
As I recall, Billdo suggested he chose and named his wife’s “raging bloviator”