Remember when Bill O’Reilly insisted that nobody on Fox News makes personal attacks? It must have slipped his mind when un-funnyman Dennis Miller went off on Bill and Hillary Clinton last night – mostly Hillary - as O’Reilly laughed along.
It’s one thing to disagree with the Clintons’ policies but Miller was mean and personal. Although he obviously thought he was funny. Apparently, O’Reilly did, too.
Here’s part of Miller’s “routine” about the Clintons:
They’re constantly in BS mode. BS has become their real. They come out of the amniotic sac, they spend eight seconds in the real world and they get into the political bubble where they have eight morons surrounding them every day in a rugby scrum telling them they’re God’s gift. They don’t have a clue any more.
The only thing about Hillary is, she’s always cranky. …She’s PO’d because she knows that we know she’s been cheated on more frequently than a blind woman playing Scrabble with gypsies.
O’Reilly laughed out loud.
Somewhere along the line he simply got angrier and meaner about the material, and his thinking clearly went very far to the right. It’s frankly been a sad degeneration to see happen in public.
The Dennis Miller I remember from 1986 on SNL would have laughed openly at the concept of doing a regular Henny Youngman appearance on a show with someone like Bill O’Reilly.