The divinely inspired Bill O'Reilly obviously believes that his daily bit of sagacity ("Tip of the Day") is a way to provide us mere mortals with sound advice from he who is looking out for us. But his words ring hollow when one considers that he often doesn't follow his own advice, such as when he instructed the folks to ignore "guttersnipes." Bill, as we well know, is pathologically incapable of ignoring his critics whom he subsequently attacks with full rhetorical guns blasting. Last night, before his dispensation of wisdom he worked in one last smear of Beyoncé and attacked a black woman who dared to criticize his bizarre and bogus correlation between Beyoncé and black teen pregnancy. Despite his never having met his critic, he advised the folks to calmly walk away from anybody whose views are "nonsense." His recent encounter with author and columnist Gabriel Sherman would suggest that he can't practice what he preaches!
Bill began his moment of Zen by saying that "we all know foolish people, how to deal with them is the question." He related how he had been criticized, by those "who don't care about young children," for his commentary about how Beyoncé's sexy videos "harm impressionable children especially young girls." He claimed to be "done with the story but NPR apparently is not." He played audio of an African-American NPR guest, Heidi Lewis who asserted that despite O'Reilly's claim and his statistics, neither she nor Beyoncé can be held responsible for out of black wedlock births. O'Reilly described the woman's comments "as one of the most absurd statements I've ever heard." He snarked, "Ms. Lewis, you're not a role model, OK nobody knows you, you area radical feminist. You teach a course at ColoradoCollege that focuses on critical whiteness among other things." (Oh, nooo) He laughed as he repeated the words "critical whiteness, nah."
In a true ROFLMAO moment, O'Reilly asked "does what Ms. Lewis said, bother me?" Continuing to show that he is, indeed, bothered, he continued his homily: "If she said it to my face, I would do this, I would smile a phone smile. I wouldn't say anything. I'd walk away quickly." He proffered his "Factor tip of the day:" When you are confronted with nonsense, phony smile, and leave quickly."
If you do as he does, and not as he says, you'll tell those who confront you with "nonsense," to "drop dead" before you walk away. Just saying...
Mustn’t let our guard down, however, because it’s his sort of idiocy that is so attractive to the intellectually challenged who might take the law into their own hands. Hope Beyoncé has bodyguards.