While Bill O'Reilly professes to be a devout Catholic "traditionalist" who is on a mission from God to fight "the war on Christmas" and write "historical" books, he also has a creepy obsession with what Miley Cyrus is doing and wearing. When asked about this obsession, on an October appearance on The View, he asserted that he "doesn't talk a lot about her" and when he does, it is merely an expression of paternal concern. Yet, only one month later, it appears that he is still very interested in Ms. Cyrus who, according to Bill, is behaving badly. Looks like America's daddy still thinks Cyrus deserves a good spanking?!
Last night, O'Reilly ruminated on Miley Cyrus' recent appearance at the MTV European Music Awards in Amsterdam. After she received her award, she lit up a doobie on stage - an action that earned her a wag of the finger from Papa Bear during his "Did You Just See That" segment. (Does he google her every day to see what she's up to?)
The dirty old man aging O'Reilly appeared mighty pissed as he began his report:"In another desperate attempt to bring attention to herself and her recordings, Miley Cyrus pulled this stunt in Holland." He showed video of Cyrus lighting up the joint. He tossed to Martha MacCallum who didn't share Bill's opprobrium. She opined that Cyrus, "a good marketer," (So is O'Reilly) is getting the publicity that she craves - a character trait that Cyrus would seem to share with O'Reilly!
Bill noted that many children remember Cyrus earlier incarnation as "Hannah Montana" and asserted that "this to me is destructive to children because it sends a message that this is cool and neat." MacCallum responded that Cyrus "knows her audience" (So does O'Reilly) and markets to the teenage girl who is "throwing off her Hannah Montana period of her life and likes the rebelliousness of Miley Cyrus. O'Reilly couldn't understand why MacCallum didn't see the behavior as "glorifying marijuana, you don't see anything wrong with that at all."
MacCallum said that while the marijuana smoking was wrong, she didn't see Cyrus as "a dangerous element." O'Reilly cut her off with "so you don't think she going the way of Amy Winehouse." In disagreeing with that assessment, MacCallum retorted that Cyrus is "much more professional than people give her credit for." When O'Reilly asked if MacCallum thought that Cyrus would "self-destruct," MacCallum said no and that Cyrus is more of a "Madonna."
It looks like O'Reilly's attempt to engage MacCallum in a Miley Cyrus trash fest was an epic fail. Poor Bill. He's only interested in Miley's welfare, right?
Looks like America's daddy still thinks Cyrus deserves a good spanking?!
And BTW, the video of Cyrus ran continuously throughout the piece.
Based on his taste, Billy prefers younger women. Now that he’s single he can visit any New York college or university, and pick up a young girl to be his current squeeze.
NOTE TO BILLY
If you are so concerned about Miley invite Billy Ray on your show. The odds of him appearing is nil since he’s good friends with you colleague foe.
Hell, I live in Alabama and I used to work at a convenience store. In Alabama, to buy tobacco products, you have to be 19. It doesn’t matter what state issued your driver’s license or what state you live in, if you haven’t celebrated your 19th birthday, you canNOT legally buy tobacco products in Alabama. (I’m not sure what the policy is on military bases; of course, you have to have a valid military ID to shop at the base exchanges in the first place—a civilian ID won’t cut it. But I digress….) One year, I was working during Georgia’s spring break, and the city where I was living at the time was a prime “refueling” point for Georgia college students heading to Panama City. Anyways, Georgia’s legal age for tobacco is 18 (or it was when I worked at the c-store) and I had to turn away a lot of business from Georgia college students who didn’t see why their Georgia driver’s licenses wouldn’t allow them to buy cigarettes or chewing tobacco at the store. I tried pointing out that it didn’t matter where they were from—they were, at that point, in Alabama and subject to Alabama’s beer and tobacco laws. (Now, of course, I didn’t follow the absolute letter of the law and refuse to allow their older friends to buy packs of cigarettes—technically, state law could be interpreted that way. Personally, I can’t stand smoking but it’s not like these kids were coming in for beer and getting their friends to buy for them so I let the tobacco deal slide. The kids knew they couldn’t buy beer and most of their friends weren’t old enough either but since most of these kids smoked the same cigs as their friends did, I had no way of proving that one kid was buying two packs for himself or a pack for him and a pack for his buddy or two packs for his underaged buddy—all I could prove was that a customer was legally old enough to buy cigs and that he had the money to pay for them and that I’d checked ID; what he did with the cigs wasn’t my business. DOYC knows if I had to poke my nose in a tobacco buyer’s business, I wouldn’t have been selling as many cigars as I did—I’d say about 90% of all cigars wound up having the tobacco scraped out and pot stuffed inside, considering all the cigar innards I had to sweep up in the parking lot.)
Bill needs to get over this. He is really looking less like a “concerned (grand)parent” and a lot more like the guy you’d expect to see walking around in a raincoat on a bright and sunny day or the guy you see hanging around the public restrooms who seems to “disappear” around the side of the building whenever he sees a teenaged girl or young woman (or “follows” a teenaged boy or young man into the men’s room—even though he just came out 5 minutes ago).