Rather than moments of Zen, Bill O'Reilly's "Tip of the Day" lessons are a view into the hubristic mind of a person whose teachings don't really correspond to past practice. But who knows, maybe Bill O'Reilly has achieved a whole new level of self awareness. But wait, after having lectured us about anger management (go scream in private), Bill vented, quite publicly, against Alan Colmes. So, one wonders if Bill will be able to follow his recent advice about ignoring "guttersnipes. Given his past history, odds are against him.
Last week, Bill's "Tip" was about "dealing with people who attack you personally." He described these miscreants as "guttersnipes" who "run wild on the internet." (Awww, nasty, bad people say bad things about the great and powerful man behind the Fox curtain?!) Bill said that it's "painful to be attacked personally."
OH STOP RIGHT HERE - This is coming from a man who makes his millions attacking others. Cry me a river.
Bill claimed that he's numb to it which begs the question of why he's talking about it. Obviously in denial about the reality that the "attacks" are valid criticism of O'Reilly's hypocrisy and lies, he described them as "malevolent."
OH STOP RIGHT HERE - This is coming from a man who spent years attacking, with baseless, malevolent lies and smears (used Nazi analogies), an abortion doctor who was eventually murdered.
Showing that he obviously can give it and can't take it, he spoke about the "despicable" Senator Al Franken who "wrote a dishonest book" and "said terrible things about me." (Awww, poor Bill just can't quit Al.) Bill admitted that he should have ignored Franken when he, instead, gave him publicity. Bill - drum roll please - actually admitted that he made in mistake in "going after" Franken. He claimed that he now "pretty much ignores the gutter snipes unless they physically threaten me or damage my property." He provided his pearl of wisdom: "Do not empower people who attack you personally." He then advised his audience to have a "personal lawyer" in the event that somebody is "harming you and your family so that the lawyer can "put the villains on notice in writing." In doing this, Bill asserted, you can "protect yourself in case things get out of hand in the future." Waxing philosophical, O'Reilly said that "the haters are gonna hate what you do so walk away.
Bill says that he "pretty much ignores the haters." Really? In December, he accused an African-American sports writer, who compared the NRA to the KKK and who made the accurate comment that O'Reilly is "a TV entertainer who has spent the weeks after the election crying about the end of white establishment America," of engaging in hate speech. And back in September, he accused the St. Louis Post Dispatch of being dumb and corrupt because they snarked that Bill O'Reilly (and MSNBC) can raise blood pressure because of the polarizing nature of their discourse. The title of their article, "Screaming at Each Other Won't Improve Our Democracy," seems quite prescient when one considers the O'Reilly decibel level when he "vented" at Alan Colmes. But hey, maybe Bill has turned over a new leaf. Ya think? And if he hasn't, this "guttersnipe" will be here to tell you all about it!
That’s a LIE. Bill admitted on his former radio show that his research staff gives him a big “file” every morning that has all the negative things that are said about him in the media.
It must have been difficult for his staff to find all these negative liberal criticisms since Bill figured that 8 of the 10 were Liberals and the rest he didn’t know what they were!
Does anyone believe he would allow a Liberal anywhere near his research staff?
Wanna know ’bout guttersnipes?!!! How ’bout women who tape my phone calls?!!!
What say you Junior?
And he “pretty much ignores the gutter snipes unless they physically threaten me or damage my property”? No, he does NOT! Just ask Barry Nolan who neither physically threatened him/his family or damage his property. BOR has no business passing out advice that he can’t even live by.