While Bill O'Reilly advises his audience, via his "Tip of the Day," to "ignore guttersnipes," it's clear that he can't follow his own advice. When anybody gets under O'Reilly's pale, blotchy, and thin skin, he takes it quite personally and subsequently throws himself a pity party on national TV. Last night, the divinely inspired O'Reilly framed his daily pearl of wisdom around the offense he took from an unnamed African-American woman who complimented him. But according to Bill, the compliment betrayed a "destructive" ulterior motive and was proof of a personality disorder. Talk about grievance hustling.
O'Reilly began his "Tip of the Day" by recounting about how he was "walking around Beverly Hills," a place that one wouldn't expect him to be walking around in as he loathes liberal Hollywood. Amiright? He reported that a "young black woman" approached him and said that she was "a big Factor fan," but that "her friends think I'm a racist." Thankfully, he didn't tell her to drop dead, but, rather, he said that he thanked her and went on his way. O'Reilly asked the question: "Is the woman a Factor fan, probably not because that racist jab takes away any good will, does it not? You don't imply someone is a racist using anonymous friends, that's cheap."
He went into professor mode: "What the woman did was a passive-aggressive move, hiding behind something someone else allegedly said to deliver a pop." He did an air punch as he said the word, "pop." He proffered his tip: "Passive-aggressive behavior much more destructive type-A behavior which is open and obvious. The PA people play destructive mind games. Avoid them if you can."
Which is worse, the alleged passive-aggressive comment from a total stranger to Bill O'Reilly or Bill O'Reilly's aggressive behavior allegedly directed towards employees of Fox News and his ex-wife's boyfriend. O'Reilly talks about "destructive mind games" but had no problem waging a destructive national campaign against an abortion provider who was subsequently murdered. And as far as personality disorders, Bill O'Reilly provides us with an up-close and personal look at what, at most, appears to be some serious narcissism, paranoia, and sociopathy or, at least, an unhealthy dose of hypocrisy.
And rather than focusing on the passive-aggressive thing, maybe Bill should reflect on why somebody might think he's a racist. Ya think?!
I agree, Priscilla, and that’s what a rational, logical, thoughtful person would do. But we are talking about BOR here, an insecure guy who has time and time again passed up the opportunity to become a better human being. Nah, he’d rather focus on how he can soothe his damaged uber-ego by taking a shot on national TV at people (and, in this case, some unknown woman on the street) who hurt his feelings when they (she) laid bare an ugly side of himself that he denies exists.
BOR is eaten up with anger that so many think he is a racist so I guess it’s lucky for him that this encounter on a Beverly Hills street happened, no? It allows him to once again find a reason to bring up and refute the charges of racism/race baiting that have been made against him. How convenient it was that this encounter happened. LOL!
BOR hanging out Beverly Hills – a place that, I think, he really would like to be accepted even though he pretends differently – is too funny! The thought of him stalking around Beverly Hills with his jaw clenched and smoke coming out of his ears because he took the woman’s comment as a “cheap” shot or “pop” just cracks me up. I wonder how many valets he kicked on the way back to his hotel room? ;-]
Btw, BOR also should not be handing out advice about the “destructive” nature of using passive-aggressive tactics. He uses plenty of that tactic himself. For instance, BOR despises Hillary and would do all he could to keep her from becoming President should she get the Dem nomination. But, instead of taking on Hillary and the Presidency directly, he approaches the subject passive-agressively by saying, “there’s got to be some downside to having a woman President, right? Something that may not fit with that office?” (which was also incredibly sexist).
And, if we want to go way back, I also think BOR used the passive-aggressive to try and get his arch nemesis fired. BOR, who couldn’t even bring himself to say OLBERMANN’s name, started a lame-ass petition drive (which hilariously backfired) to get MSNBC to fire him for the sake of their ratings. Bwaaah! Talk about a passive-aggressive tactic! BOR, too cowardly to take on OLBERMANN directly, tried to take him out by hiding behind a bogus concern for MSNBC’s ratings. LOL!
So, BOR, how about you stop handing out advice that you can’t even institute in your own life, hmm? If you can’t, don’t be suprised if someone walks up to you on the street and says, “I’m a big Factor fan but my friends think you’re the biggest effin’ hypocrite ever!”
Second, where is Bildo coming up with this psycho-babble on passive-aggressive personality disorder? That’s Dr" Keith Allblow’s turf.
Wouldn’t be at all surprised to learn that there’s a name for this pathology.