Bill O'Reilly's deep thoughts, otherwise known as Tips of the Day, not only demonstrate Bill's hubristic hypocrisy; but they also reflect the cognitive dissonance between his advice and how he comports himself. At best, they show a lack of self-awareness; at worst, denial of reality. But as is said about the accuracy of stopped clocks, O'Reilly sometimes gets it right. On January 8th, he opened his advice segment with video of Dennis Rodman's rendition of Happy Birthday to the Korean Supreme Leader. He ended this comment: "If you do foolish things, it will always come back to haunt you." LOL, spoken like a guy who was involved in a sexual harassment suit and, according to Gabriel Sherman's new book about Roger Ailes, an incident where he bullied a Fox News staffer so brutally that she thought that he was going to assault her. Ah, good times
According to Gawker's report on an excerpt of Gabriel Sherman's Ailes bio, "The Loudest Voice in the Room," Bill O'Reilly "terrorized" a female producer (did she refuse his advances?) over a botched segment. How angry did he get, you might ask. Well, so angry that he yelled and hit his desk with his fist. Staffers watched as he literally got all up in her face. After he left the area, a senior Fox executive intervened and escorted the woman, in tears, out of the building. As is typical of Bill O'Reilly, he never apologized to this victim of his bullying.
That was in 2003. I guess that O'Reilly has learned his lesson because one of his 2013 tips was about "venting anger." While his latest tip was about Dennis Rodman, his abusive behavior to his producer could be seen as something that is coming back to "haunt" him. Has Bill O'Reilly evolved onto a new Zen like level of existence or is he just acknowledging his own experience? Who knows? What we do know is that Bill O'Reilly, despite his being on speed dial with God and all that, can be a bully. Quelle Surprise!
There are more gems on cafeteria Catholic Billy. This is just the beginning.
In his talking points memo, Bill admitted what we all knew.
“There are few journalistic standards left these days, as we have proven on this broadcast again and again!” -Bill O’Reilly
“Bill O’Reilly vehemently threatened with words to the effect: If any woman ever breathed a word I’ll make her pay so dearly that she’ll wish she’d never been born. I’ll rake through the mud, bring up things in her life and make her so miserable that she’ll be destroyed…. they’d see her as some psycho, someone unstable…”