In the run up to Mitt Romney’s convention speech last night, Bill O’Reilly gratuitously threw in some smears of Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown Law School student who gained fame after Rush Limbaugh viciously assailed her for advocating on behalf of contraception coverage in health insurance. With a mischievous grin on his face, O’Reilly tried to get his two panelists to joke that instead of balloons, condoms - or maybe diaphragms or birth control pills - would drop from the ceiling when Fluke speaks at the Democratic National Convention next week. To their credit, neither of the Fox News reporters on the set with him even remotely went there with O’Reilly.
As they waited for the next speech, O’Reilly and Fox News reporters James Rosen and John Roberts chatted about balloons dropping down from the ceiling as a traditional part of the finale. Suddenly O’Reilly segued to Fluke. “I’m just wondering,” he said with disingenuous innocence. “When Sandra Fluke speaks next week at the Democratic convention, what they’re going to drop from the ceiling.” He grinned broadly and looked straight at the camera, obviously proud of his joke.
“Oh, Goodness. Goodness, goodness.” one of the reporters said.
“What would you do, though?” O’Reilly said, cracking up.
“There goes that suggestive O’Reilly again,” Roberts said.
O’Reilly replied, “I’m just pointing out. There’s only one reason this woman is speaking. One and one only. So if you’ve got to drop something…”
One of the reporters, I believe it was Rosen, said, “She did study law. Maybe it would be law books.”
What is it with Bill O’Reilly and his obsession with Sandra Fluke? He has been fixated on her since she appeared on the national scene by testifying about the importance of having contraception covered by health insurance. Somehow, to O’Reilly, that has translated into him paying for slutty sex.
Don’t forget that back in the day on his radio show, BOR bemoaned the day that women got the pill. He acted like it was the downfall of the family and civilization as we know it. Poor old BOR, he and his “Leave It To Beaver”/“white christian male power structure” world view are no longer as powerful as they once were.
Plus, let’s remember that he has also stated that he does not think that insurance should cover birth control because he says it “is not a medical condition, it is a choice.” (insert eyeroll)
1—What Ms Fluke was discussing was NOT the contraceptive function of the contraceptives, but rather the OTHER medical uses that some women need them for.
2—The only people who should be “eliminating the need to use condoms” are those who know their partners aren’t playing the field. To date, NO female contraceptive is capable of protecting against any STD aside from pregnancy. (Even the female condom isn’t 100%, plus—by all accounts—it takes far longer to “put on” than the standard male condom.)
He is under the illusion that he has the “IT Factor”,but sadly for Bile he has the “ShitFactor”,
Now, there’s the oxymoronest of oxymorons for ya!
Oh, and Peter Lynch…..I believe the proper plural form of ‘Mackris’ would be ‘Mackres’. (axis-axes, crisis-crises)
If it’s true that at least some of the foxies used to be qualified journalists or had training or experience in critical thinking (say, as prosecutors, judges or attorney in the courts where it is vital to think on one’s feet), it must be demeaning to have constantly to put their professionalism aside for future use. Younger ones may be realising that employment by FNC won’t be much of a reference on their CVs and older ones may realise that they will be remembered (if they are remembered at all) mainly for having abandoned any pretense of fair-and-balanced reporting (and for any examples of sleazy behaviour: university students who show any curiosity in O’Reilly can be counted on to dredge up the loofah/Makris dÃ©bacle.
She’s smarter than him. Splotchface can’t stand that in a woman.