In addition to providing a national platform for his "contemptuous" and "contemptible" world view, O'Reilly has no problem providing his guests with a platform for their truly disgusting views. Such seems to be the case with "comedian" Adam Carolla who now has a weekly Factor segment during which he spews some really hateful stuff such as when he compared the HHS birth control policy to getting free beer. But last night, during his vile smear of Native Americans and Victoria's Secret models, he really went over the edge while Bill (and his production crew) laughed uproariously and showed lots of Victoria's Secret footage which, for Bill and his male audience, is about as good as it gets, if you catch my drift.
While showing Victoria's Secret footage, O'Reilly reported that Victoria's Secret has a TV show - which Dennis Miller, another one of Bill's misogynist posse, watches "for lingerie and bikinis to get my wife." During his most recent Factor appearance, Miller focused his comedic stylings on trashing Native Americans who were offended by a Victoria's Secret model who sported a sacred headdress on a runway show. Neither Miller nor O'Reilly explained why this was a problem nor did they note that both Victoria's Secret and the model, herself, apologized. But since then, Bill, it appears, has done some research into the issue as shown by his description of the controversy - shown while he pictured the model with the headdress.
Bill explained that Native Americans, particularly the Lakota tribe, weren't happy about their headdress, worn by heroes, being "denigrated by some babe in a bikini," (Babe, really?) As the camera zoomed in on the model licking her lips, Bill said that "when you put it that way, they have a point, do they not." Carolla provided his trademark toxicity while Bill laughed:
Who says that 20 year old coked up, chick who hasn't eaten in three weeks isn't the hero." (Bill chuckled as he said "we're not implying that the woman is that, that's a general statement by Carolla.") Carolla continued "She may have eaten" (Loud laughter in the background) "she may be a hero, hah, ah, they wore angel wings last year, do all the Christians who believe in heaven" (a Victoria's Secret posterior flashed by) "were they up in arms because they had angel wings on, no we weren't. So just get over it." (Memo to Carolla - Bill Donohue, of the Catholic League, got apoplectic over a Peta ad which featured a naked woman with a cross.)
After joking about how Carolla's use of the word "we" suggests that he is a closet Christian and "coming back, Bill asked him if he believed that the headdress thing is "politically correct nonsense" and "the Lakotas should back off." Carolla replied "yeah, unless they want to go to war, but I think we know who's going to win that one." Bill chuckled "I think that didn't work out the first time." He described the Lakotas as "very brave" but "it's just that there were a lot of white devils coming at them all over the place and you know how that can be." Carolla "joked" to Bill, "be careful, I think you used the word brave, I don't know if that's all right." Background laughter was heard as Carolla told him to "check with the tribe and see if you can use the word brave." O'Reilly joked back, "You can do it."
After all the shits and giggles, O'Reilly finished off by saying that he "admires" Native Americans and understands why they were offended.
So after Bill engaged in some happy towel snapping, he went into "good cop" mood. What the wha...??? Knowing Carolla's toxic views, why did O'Reilly engage him on that topic other than to, perhaps, outsource the toxicity and appear that he was taking the high ground? But it was a great twofer for the bigots and misogynists who watch the Factor. Not only were Native Americans trashed but so were young women who model for Victoria's Secret. "Coked up chick" - really? But then this is a show where a woman who advocates for women's reproductive rights is called a "useful idiot" - while Bill chuckles.
Oh and one more thing. The Lakotas didn't back off but Victoria's Secret and the model apologized. Bill didn't mention that.
In fact, in my entire history with Newshounds, I have found that all the partisanship for this kind of talk comes from rigt-wing posters. When we condemn the left, we aren’t going far enough with it. When we condemn the right, they try to change the topic to that “Where were you you the last time this was done by the left?” even though they know the answer to that pretty damn well.
Seriously, that’s all there is to your side- show your bias, while running a circular logic campaign to make us explain how we don’t think like you do, while refusing to accept our answers. Grow up.
Keith Olbermann has said that S.E. Cupp should have been aborted by her parents, apparently because he finds her having opinions offensive. He called Michelle Malkin a âmashed-up bag of meat with lipstick.â He found it newsworthy to discuss Carrie Prejeanâs breasts on his show. His solution for dealing with Hillary Clinton, who he thought should drop out of the presidential race, was to find âsomebody who can take her into a room and only he comes out.â
Matt Taibbi—-âWhen I read Malkinâs stuff, I imagine her narrating her text, book-on-tape style, with a big, hairy set of balls in her mouth.â In a Rolling Stone article about Secretary of State Clinton, he referred to her âflabby arms.â When feminist writer Erica Jong criticized him for it, he responded with she is an â800-year old sex novelist.â (Jong is almost 70, which apparently makes her irrelevant) In Taibbiâs profile of Michele Bachmann he labeled her âbatshit crazy.â
Chris Matthews on Hilary Clinton— âshe-devil,â âNurse Ratched,â and âMadame Defargeâ, âwitchy,â âanti-male,â and âuppityâ and once claimed she won her Senate seat only because her âhusband messed around.â
Matthews has thought out loud whether Sarah Palin is even âcapable of thinkingâ and has called Michelle Bachmann a âballoon headâ and said she was âlucky we still donât have literacy tests out there.â
Bill Maher on Sarah Palin- âdumb twatâ and “Cunt” and âShe is not a mean girl. She is a crazy girl with mean ideas.â He called Palin and Congresswoman Bachmann âboobsâ and âtwo bimbos.â
He made a joke about Rick Santorumâs wife using a vibrator. Imagine now the same joke during the 2008 primary with Michelle Obamaâs name in it, and tell me that he would still have a job.
Maher said of a woman who was harassed while breast-feeding at an Applebeeâs, âDon’t show me your tits!â as though a woman feeding her child is trying to flash Maher. (Hereâs a way to solve his problem: donât stare at a strangersâ breasts). He also said âAnd by the way, there is a place where breasts and food do go together. Itâs called Hooters!â
Aria, were you outraged by any of these? Or are you only outraged when such words are uttered by someone who disagrees with you politically?
You mean Conservative values like Megyn Kelly fighting for her contraceptives and Maternity leave to be on her insurance, then calling other women who want that a slut almost as much as Limbaugh does?
How about Michelle Malkin making other women’s sex lives into running jokes, then pissing and moaning for three weeks because Tamara Holder said it’s because her last time was the conception of her child?
Jenna Lee said that we should marry off all the single voters to conservative men so that they could be “persuaded” to vote for the 2016 candidate… then threw an epic tantrum when offended viewers asked her how she’d like her husband doing that to her.
And let’s not even get started on Snow Snooki’s hypocrisy on abstinance, teen pregnancy, and the responsibility of the pregnant teen’s mother for “doing such a poor job raising her” in that situation. My, did her tune change fast when both Bristol and Willow were high school pregnancies.
Conservative values with women consist of acting like a choice is a crime, then eventually being revealed as them and their partner/spouse/accomplice in adultery not only being guilty of it themselves, but being a severe enough offender to warrant the titles that come with it- for both the volume compared to other women, and as comeuppance for the hypocrisy it takes to judge others.
Bill O is not a reporter, journalist or anything related to news. Other than the fact he is on a network called “Fox News”. Billy is a clown, the clown of right wing spin.
So take what Adam says with a grain of (he is out to get laughs and entertain) salt. And take what Bill says as he is playing to his base.
Loofahs and Lace?
Some say your camera crew hates your show because of the fog of ‘Old People Smell’ you emit.
I wonder: does this qualify as the “news” or “opinion” segment?