Posted in Main Blog (All Posts), Videos on April 6th, 2007 8:34 am by HL
Bill O’Reilly’s “interviews” follow a simple pattern: invite a guest on, introduce them, and then spend the next five minutes cutting them off and challenging their love of country. As we know, O’Reilly never debates the person he has on the show, never engages their points or responds directly to their arguments. No, O’Reilly doesn’t do that type of debate because he simply can’t win that type of debate. Rather, O’Reilly’s m.o. is to debate a false caricature of the opposition. He pummels his guests with non sequiturs, shoving absurd statement after absurd statement down their throats until…well, until he decides to cut off their mike
But what happens when the guest refuses to take it? What happens when the guest refuses to shut up and thows his insanity back at him?
A complete and utter meltdown. That’s what happens: Geraldo Rivera pretty much sums up O’Reilly’s entire career in one sentence:
Don’t obscure tragedy to make a cheap political point.