Just yesterday, Bill O’Reilly complained about African Americans harboring “Grievance, grievance, grievance!” Apparently, O’Reilly thinks some grievances are A-OK, namely his own. Tonight, O’Reilly was full of grievance against California’s Democratic governor Jerry Brown’s immigration stance and, later, the two guests who support Brown. O’Reilly was rude, interruptive and, finally, cut the mics of both guests because they would not answer O’Reilly’s questions the way he thought they should.
Brown is “undermining American immigration law,” O’Reilly accused at the beginning of his Talking Points Commentary that opened his show. O’Reilly’s apparent grievance is that Brown has “very quietly” created a “sanctuary state” in California.
That’s not at all how the Washington Post described Brown’s actions, by the way. For the sake of argument, we’ll say that O’Reilly’s interpretation is correct. But is that any reason to impugn Brown’s character?
No sooner had O’Reilly laid down his immigration gripe than he switched grievances. Suddenly, he was attacking the Gov for not being antagonistic enough toward Mexico President Enrico Peña Nieto nor advocating for Fox’s pet cause, American Andrew Tahmooressi, held prisoner in Mexico:
Earlier this week, Mexican President Nieto traveled to California and was greeted as a hero by authorities there, even though Nieto could pardon Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, who’s been imprisoned in Mexico for six months.
But President Nieto will not allow Sgt. Tahmooressi freedom, even though he has post-traumatic stress disorder.
And as the world knows, the weapons charges against the Sergeant are low-level to say the least.
O’Reilly did get back to immigration:
By allowing folks who sneak in here or overstay their visas legal status to drive, Governor Brown is subverting federal law as well as undermining comprehensive immigration reform.
Talking Points wants a fair new federal immigration law that all the states obey.
But that is not going to happen as long as people like Jerry Brown disregard current federal policy.
O’Reilly concluded his commentary by calling Brown’s action, “absolutely irresponsible, most likely illegal, and completely insane.”
According to yesterday’s Talking Points, African Americans need to learn better manners so that they won’t get angry and blame their anger on others:
American children must learn, not only academics, but also civil behavior, right from wrong, as well as how to speak properly and how to act respectfully in public. If African American children don’t learn those things, they will likely fail as adults, they will be poor, they will be angry and they often will be looking to blame someone else.
Sounds like O’Reilly could use a dose of his own anti-grievance medicine. Or maybe he thinks that so long as you’re not poor you’re entitled to be angry, blaming someone else and acting disrespectfully in public.
How else to explain his angry, disrespectful, blame-the-guest behavior that immediately followed the Talking Points?
Watch it below.
The Second Floor is counting the days to his retirement.
And furthermore, according to one of the chapters in Sen. Al Franken’s bestseller “Lies And The Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair And Balanced Look At The Right”, O’Lielly’s OWN MOTHER said that the family regularly went on vacations in Florida. Common sense dictates that NO FAMILY goes on vacation in Florida on a regular basis unless that family is VERY WELL-OFF!
“Or maybe he thinks that so long as you’re not poor you’re entitled to be angry, blaming someone else and acting disrespectfully in public.”
AMEN TO THAT Ellen. Remember: contrary to what Bully O’Lielly WANTS his viewers to believe, in my honest opinion he is the UNDISPUTED KING of the “born on third base but think they hit a triple” loudmouths. Always remember this IRREFUTABLE FACT: because BOTH of his parents had high-paying jobs (the late William O’Reilly Sr. was an oil company accountant and his mother was a physical therapist) O’Lielly was able to attend VERY PRICEY PRIVATE SCHOOLS, especially St. Brigid’s School located in the TONY Long Island suburb Westbury, NY (NOT middle-class Levittown as O’Lielly always claims) and Chaminade High School in nearby Mineola, NY. As a former resident of Long Island like O’Lielly (I grew up in Seaford, NY) I can certainly say the following: Chaminade High School has ALWAYS been ONE OF THE TOUGHEST PRIVATE HIGH SCHOOLS to get into — and mark my words Ellen: ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY NO ONE gets into an elite private school like Chaminade unless he meets AT LEAST TWO of the following requirements:
1. LOTS OF $$$$$
2. STRAIGHT A’s (or near straight A’s)
3. THE RIGHT CONNECTIONS — according to Marvin Kitman’s book “The Man Who Would Not Shut Up” in the early 1960s William O’Reilly Sr. knew one of the guidance counselors at Chaminade. Ergo, there is ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY NO DOUBT in my mind that’s how Jr.’s admission ticket to Chaminade got punched.