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The Hate-Monger Not Invited to the Cool Party: Jealous to the Bone Ingraham Snidely Ridicules O’Reilly for Praising Michelle Obama

Reported by Julie - December 21, 2009 -

Bill O’Reilly was a guest at the Obama Christmas Party last Tuesday, and on Thursday (12/17/09) in Bill O’Reilly’s Talking Points Memo, he had this to say about the event: “Tuesday night I was fortunate enough to be invited to the White House media Christmas party, or as they say in San Francisco, the ‘holiday party.’ This is the fourth time I have attended the annual event, and I believe it's a privilege to go to the White House any time. The president and first lady were very gracious to me. This is the first time I have spoken to Michelle Obama, and I was impressed. She is charismatic, articulate and beautiful. The president and first lady could not have been nicer to everybody.” O’Reilly’s praise of the Obamas was a rare event on Fox, but a class act nonetheless. But oh-oh, here comes guest Laura Ingraham to be – to quote from “Die Hard” -- the cog in the wheel, the monkey in the wrench, the fly in the ointment . . . Ingraham didn’t like O’Reilly’s praise for the Obamas, and he didn’t like her criticism. (Personally, I think Ingraham’s just cattily jealous of Michelle Obama’s toned arms.) With video.

Ingraham – with the class we’ve come to expect from her – refused to acknowledge the possibility the Obamas could be gracious and charming, and instead ridiculed O’Reilly for “gushing” over Michelle Obama. When O’Reilly insisted Michelle was “very nice” at the party, Ingraham sneered, “What do you think she’s gonna do to you, not let you near the punch bowl? Of course she’s gonna be nice to you, she’s really smart . . . I don’t remember you gushing over Laura Bush . . . did you eat an acorn cookie last night?”

With that, O’Reilly’s temper flared, he almost said “bullshit,” and accused her of being “a blind ideologue who even if somebody's nice to you, won't admit it because you're -- talk about Kool-aid drinker. You have an IV attached to your arm on the Kool-aid!”

Why she guest hosts his show I'll never know, but it was a pleasure watching him call her out. By the way, when is Ingraham gonna start wearing that cross upside down?