Bill O’Reilly visited Jay Leno and the Tonight Show last week and made a startling admission: That he wanted to give Mitt Romney a full hour of airtime the night before the election. And even though O’Reilly insisted he had not given either candidate “advice,” he also revealed that he had told Romney’s “people” that they would lose unless they did something “dramatic” – like coming on O’Reilly’s show for an hour.
O’Reilly told Leno that he had tried to get both President Obama and Mitt Romney on his show. O’Reilly said Obama “wouldn’t come on because he didn’t want to talk about Libya.” O’Reilly assured the Tonight audience that he would have insisted on talking about Libya.
O’Reilly didn’t mention any tough issues he’d confront Romney about. But when Obama refused (and don’t tell me O’Reilly didn’t know that would happen), he used that as an excuse to offer a full hour to Romney:
The Romney people inexplicably (declined) – and I was amazed. ‘Cause I told them they were gonna lose. I told ‘em. I said, “You guys are gonna lose unless you do something dramatic, unless you make” – and we would have given em the whole hour, the Monday the night before, we would have given ‘em the whole hour. Because we did invite the president. They turned us down. Romney would have had an hour. In prime time on the highest rated show in the country in cable news. And he didn’t take it. We were just like amazed.
I’ve got to admit, I’m amazed, too.
I don’t know what it is going to take before it hits Bile’s overblown head that he has absolutely no relevance.