Comedian Sarah Silverman has a video out that has given Fox News a new excuse to rail against the pro-choice community. In it, Silverman is visited by a Jesus who tells her, “Fertilized eggs aren’t people. People are people.” On tonight’s O'Reilly Factor, host Bill O’Reilly didn’t just object, he announced – with blatant hostility – that he’d like to throw a pie at her.
On her radio show earlier today, Laura Ingraham called Silverman, a “degenerate, foul-mouthed slob of a person.” So guess who The O’Reilly Factor chose as a guest for its segment discussing Silverman’s video tonight? The “no spin zone” on the “we report, you decide” network failed to tell its viewers about Ingraham’s over–the-top grudge.
Instead, O’Reilly seemed to be trying to outdo her. O’Reilly called the video “very offensive” before playing the “people are people” excerpt.
Then, as soon as it was over, he said, “Boy, I’d like to hit her with a pie. …Bang!”
“Oh, yeah, that’d be good,” Ingraham replied.
Now, I can understand someone being offended by the video (embedded below the O'Reilly clip), though I found it rather mild and good-spirited. And I suspect that if Silverman had made a video with Jesus telling someone that life begins at conception, O'Reilly and Ingraham would be praising her courage. But there’s simply no excuse for O’Reilly to suggest he’d like to incur physical violence upon Silverman – or anyone else.
Christians are always telling us what Jesus would say or do if he were here, so why can’t Sarah do the same?
Another stupid time filling segment so Bill doesn’t have to talk about all the crooked Republican Governors.