Apparently, Stephen Colbert struck a nerve last week with his satiric take on Bill O’Reilly’s defense of inequality. So tonight, Bill O’Reilly struck back with a bizarre rant that somehow suggested Colbert was responsible for the UConn riots. I’ll post both videos and let you be the judge of who got the best of whom.
O’Reilly began by citing the “breakdown of respect for property and authority” that was, according to O’Reilly, behind the riots. “The main driver of the destructive mindset is grievance and entitlement,” he added. “The primary grievance right now is alleged inequality, progressives selling the myth that folks cannot get a fair shake in America because the system is rigged against most citizens.”
Yes, folks, it's the evil Colbert selling that myth. O’Reilly continued:
The left-wing media legitimizes that nonsense and one of the biggest mouthpieces for the progressive movement is Stephen Colbert. Only a million people watch his late-night program at 11:30 but he is the darling of the far-left internet which rhapsodizes over him.
After playing a clip of Colbert’s hilarious send-up, O’Reilly said, “Ah, but Mr. Colbert is a deceiver.” O’Reilly launched into a defense of his stance on equality:
I strongly believe in fighting for equality and also believe institutional bias should be against the law. What I oppose is government trying to impose equality because every human being is different.
That’s not quite how O’Reilly put it at the beginning of his commentary when he suggested that some people want too much equality. Or that their fight for inequality was somehow illegitimate. But I digress.
Like many ideological fanatics, Colbert is misguided in the extreme. His analysis is delivered under the guise of comedy but, believe me, he is a true progressive believer, playing exclusively to other believers. Colbert can be dismissed as clueless but the guy does do damage. Because he gives cover to powerful people who are selling Americans a big lie, that this country is bad, that it intentionally oppresses many of its own citizens. That is a lie. That point of view is shameful. America is not perfect be we set the gold standard for opportunity in this world.
Yeah, just pay no attention to the recent Supreme Court decision that put money firmly in charge of our elections.
Can’t wait to see how Colbert reacts!
So, since BOR is slapping on media labels, how about he finally come clean and admit that he and FOX “news” are a right-wing media outlet? That’s a much more accurate analysis than is BOR’s declaration that Colbert is “left-wing media”. And while you’re at it, BOR, how about admitting that FOX “news” IS a part of the mainstream media – with its viewership numbers, its corporate influence, the reach it has with politicians and the fact that the country is basically split ideologically, I’m sick to death of hearing the talking heads at FOX “news” refer to the OTHER networks as the “mainstream media”.
And secondly, Colbert gives cover to powerful people? Sorry, BOR, but coming from the likes of you and an employee of FOX “news” (who goes out of its way to provide cover the powerful conservatives in this country and who operates a well-oiled grievance/victimhood machine of its own of which you, BOR, are a vital cog), that reeks of uber-hypocrisy.
Give me a break, BOR. You going after Colbert for his comedic “analysis” is laughable – especially considering how your “analysis” of Colbert is delivered under the guise of merely pointing out what you think hurts America. Eh, no, BOR, your rant was conceived because you realize that Colbert’s spot-on analysis is hurting your public persona and your tender ego. It’s not about America. This is about you and we all know it.
Colbert’s audience, on the other hand, is the demographic that advertisers yearn for: younger, diverse and more educated people that will be around long after O’Reilly and his ‘base’ disappear.
I’m gonna go out on a limb and say that Colbert won this one….big time.
He knows that and, since he has such thin skin, he strikes back the only way he knows how. Right?
That poor excuse for an American is nothing more, nothing less than a lame tool for the haves who will never, but never ever, accept the message inscribed on the Statue of Liberty. That old adage about some people being more equal than others was coined with reference to intellectual capability (brains), not money or power.
Where in the world do they get these people??