Bill O’Reilly hit back at Stephen Colbert tonight for mocking O’Reilly’s plan for a mercenary army to fight jihad. Although O’Reilly has no, nada, zip credentials in either national security, fighting terrorism or military experience, he attacked Colbert for having “no bleepin’ clue how to fight jihad.”
Maybe I’m being unfair. O’Reilly did “cover four wars with a pen.” Although I’m not sure if any of them were the War on Christmas, O’Reilly seemed to think his experience is right up there with actual military service.
Yes, Colbert mocked O’Reilly’s plan, but only after colleague Charles Krauthammer and two real experts in the field shot it down, too.
In his “Tip of the Day” segment tonight, O’Reilly boasted that his non-scientific website poll found 70% agreed with him and 30% didn’t. O’Reilly didn’t actually say the poll was unscientific. A banner on the lower third did.
O’Reilly also didn’t mention the experts who thought otherwise.
Instead, O’Reilly made like it was some kind of liberal softness on Islamic terrorism that prevented Colbert (and people like us) from seeing the wisdom of O’Reilly’s plan. You know, the one conservative Charles Krauthammer called “off the wall.”
O’REILLY: People like Stephen Colbert mocking the plan. But here’s the tip: Mr. Colbert and others of his ilk have no bleepin’ clue how to fight jihad. They don’t know anything. And when somebody gets beheaded, their reaction is, “Ohhh, that’s bad.
But by being completely vacant, it doesn’t stop these people from mocking ideas that might have some value, might solve some complex problems. Because in the world of the ideologue, where Colbert lives, solutions don’t really matter. It’s how you feel about things.
So in your life, when you confront a person who criticizes you but has nothing constructive to say, run fast. Factor tip of the day.
But before you run, record a video commentary sneering at him or her for national television.
Watch O'Reilly's tip of the day below.
How dare Colbert accurately and mockingly shoot down BOR’s attempt to be a foreign policy maker and military advisor. Poor fella, I think Colbert hurt his feelings. LOL!
Have you noticed that Bildo gets visibly aroused when he utters the word “jihad.” It gets him off better than those little purple pills he inhales.
It’s debatable whether or not him and Jon Stewart are actually friends, or if they just have good on-air chemistry. Stewart has a lot of Right-Wingers that he seems to get along with on his show, but he seems to be the only one trying outside of it. But there’s absolutely no doubt (at least to me) that O’Reilly may have been friends with Colbert once, but is forcing any and all civility he’s showing towards him now.
BOR says “Because in the world of the ideologue, where Colbert lives, solutions don’t really matter.” Boy, I’m sure glad Bill-O doesn’t live in the world of the ideologue!