While Bill O'Reilly seems to have simmered down from the days of "f_uck it, we'll do it live" and cutting his guests' mics, it appears that he still has some anger issues. His awareness of the problem was demonstrated in a 2013 "Tip of the Day" during which he advised his audience on how to "vent" their anger. He recounted how, earlier the day, after he got angry (justified because "somebody did a bad thing" to him), he went into a private room, closed the door, and started screaming lots of F bombs. But his inability to follow his own advice was recently demonstrated when Bill ran into Gabriel Sherman, the author of the Roger Ailes bio, "The Loudest Voice in the Room, a book which contains the story of the O'Reilly's sexual harassment suit and other good stuff like how O'Reilly "terrorized" a female employee. Suffice to say, Bill is still one, angry dude.
Earlier this month, the Hollywood hating O'Reilly attended a party, at the Four Seasons, to celebrate the Hollywood Reporter's "Most Powerful in NY Media" list, an honorific which O'Reilly shared with Fox's Megyn Kelly, Sean Hannity, Roger Ailes, Steven Colbert, Jon Stewart, Howard Stern and others. Gabriel Sherman was also in attendance. I'll let Mr. Sherman provide the juicy details:
"When I arrived around 7 p.m., O’Reilly was chatting up Alec Baldwin while Megyn Kelly was deep in conversation with CBS News chairman Jeff Fager. Ailes and Hannity were no-shows, so I decided to try O’Reilly first. I caught up with him near the doorway to the Grill Room. I asked if he had read the book and what he thought. When he registered who I was, his eyes bulged out of their sockets.
"Drop dead, man!” he screamed.
"Really?" I said, taken aback.
My response triggered another eruption. He lunged forward at me. He stood there, all six foot five of him, staring me down. I thought he might take a swing at me. His producer Jesse Watters stood nearby, smiling. Before I could say anything more, O'Reilly spun around and stalked off with Watters in tow."
Sherman also spoke, briefly, with Megyn Kelly who said she wasn't supposed to be seen speaking with Sherman and that Roger Ailes is awesome.
Wonder if Bill went off to a broom closet to "vent," or just took it all out on Watters!
As reported up above in the NHs post, he said BOR “lunged forward at him”, “stared at him” and that he “thought” BOR might take a swing at him. Sherman never said that BOR physically threatened assault upon him. Nor did he say that others had to restrain BOR. Those are things that are only visible in your head. BOR should have just turned on his heel and walked away – if he had, no one would be talking about his “drop dead” anger issues.
I must say though, having heard BOR say numerous times that he’d like to physically hurt certain people, I can understand why Sherman “thought” that BOR might want to take a swing at him. LOL!
So Reilly never actually physically threatened to assault Sherman. He did not need to be restrained by others. His producer, who presumably knows him well, was amused and did not intercede. The threat of violence, like much of the assertions in his book, were clearly mostly visible only in Gabe Sherman’s head.
Sherman’s book is embarassingly biased. No wonder he had no participation from those with an opposing point of view. He should not expect to be welcomed by those he’s attacked.
Now that Billy is single he brings along Intern Jesse as his date. Hey, nothing wrong with that. We bet the rest of the evening was..entertaining.
Too bad Hannocchio didn’t show up at this party. He could have brought along his longtime girlfriend, Annie who loves the limelight.
Well, I have it on good authority* that Watters enjoys it REALLY rough, and that he enjoys it so much, he purposely gets BillO angry. And that same authority says that getting pissed off is the only way BillO can “get it up” although he prefers taking “it” out for/on female staff, he will take “it” out for/on Watters if Jesse-boy’s the only one around.
*That source would be my bunghole. The source for virtually all of FoxNoise’s stories is their asses so what’s good for the goose, and all that.