Along with Bill O'Reilly's narcissism, his hypocrisy knows no bounds. While he feels free to attack any and all who disagree with his "traditionalist" world view, he gets just a wee bit thin skinned when it comes to any criticisms of Bill O'Reilly. While he had no problem accusing an abortion provider of illegally "killing babies," he's rather annoyed about an editorial, in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch which dared to mention his name in an article titled "Screaming at Each Other, Won't Improve Our Democracy." The theme of the article was about how people are losing trust in the media due to the tone of the discourse. Their mortal sin is a bit of mild snark about how both MSNBC and Fox talkers, like Bill O'Reilly, can increase one's blood pressure. For mentioning his name, they have earned the rebuke of the great and powerful Bill O'Reilly who, while not issuing a boycott, is ordering his minions to stop reading this "dumb & corrupt" newspaper which accurately discussed the type of toxic talk that Bill O'Reilly specializes in!
After citing a poll shows that 60% of Americans don't trust the media because it's "inaccurate and slanted," he launched into his attack on the "left wing" St. Louis Post-Dispatch because this newspaper used its First Amendment rights to gently critique Fox News which, as we know, is a paragon of accuracy and fairness. (How many corrections has the Romney surrogate show, Fox & Friends, had to make lately?) Bill took umbrage to the "loony" editorial which suggested that "if you're a Democrat, try tuning into Fox News for a while. Sean Hannity, Bill O'Reilly, Greta Van Susteren. It doesn't matter." He didn't read the best part of the paragraph: Or, while sipping your morning latte and eating granola, watch Fox & Friends as they yuck it up while criticizing President Barack Obama." He didn't mention the sentence before the Fox reference: "If you're a Republican, take a few minutes tonight and watch the talking heads at MSNBC spew forth about politics. Lawrence O'Donnell, Rachel Maddow, Ed Schultz, take your pick." So LOL, in less than a minute, you've got Bill engaging in the spin that he's accusing the rest of the media of having.
Bill then cited the stat, given by the editorial, for viewership of prime-time news as a segue for bragging about his own viewership which, obviously, says nothing about quality but the mind set of those who enjoy watching Bill be inaccurate and slanted. Bill, ever the narcissist, thinks that his numbers actually mean something, while, in reality, they're a testament to that PT Barnum adage about the birth rate of suckers.
Guaranteeing that his jihadists will send the requisite death threats and harassing e-mails, Mullah Bill attacked the writers at this newspaper as "dumb and corrupt" for saying bad things about Fox News. While "dumb" is subjective, "corrupt" suggests illegalities and O'Reilly provided no evidence for that. He said that "the folks know it." (Really?) He claimed that circulation is down 35% and that the parent company has filed bankruptcy.
Fact Check: In May of this year, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that its average weekday circulation declined 4.2%. Where is O'Reilly getting his number from? They also note that their average weekday digital circulation grew 61.6%. The bankruptcy filed by Lee Enterprises was part of a debt refinancing plan negotiated with creditors. They state that this "will have no impact on its business and that its papers will continue to publish." Additionally, "employees, suppliers and customers will not be affected, the company said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission Monday."
Bill then ordered his "folks" not to read the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Underneath all that bronzer, Bill O'Reilly has some mighty thin skin which the St. Louis Post-Dispatch got under. And if "the folks" don't trust the media, they should just stick to Fox News where it's all, as clearly demonstrated on "The Factor," "fair & balanced." (Not)
Oh, and word to Bill O'Reilly: You might be happy to know that the NY Times is one of three media outlets least trusted. But rounding out the bottom, along with USA Today, is Fox News!!! Course you don't have anything to do with that. Ya think?
Btw, you think BOR knows about this story put out by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch a couple years ago? Being that BOR once said on his radio show that his people do searches every day to see what media outlets have mentioned his name, my guess is that he’s read it. LOL!