Back in 2008, radio’s Mark Levin countered on The Bloviator’s bombast: “These blowhards.” “You get arrogant, stupid people who get paid a lot of money to be on radio and TV to be arrogant and stupid. And one of them … is on the Fox News Channel, my favorite cable channel. And he has a fledgling radio show that has no ratings, and he’ll be off radio soon because he’s a failure. It’s the non-factor: Bill O’Reilly.” He went on to call O’Reilly a “moron, phony journalist” who is “utterly unencumbered with information.”
The temper tantrum of the Bloviator after having to spike his radio remarks from that night’s television show as told by former Fox news staffer and tell-all book author Joe Muto is even more colorful:
“The cigar and private jet stuff was a thinly veiled swipe at Rush Limbaugh, someone O’Reilly has never liked, but also a figure who had a lot of fans at 1211 Sixth Avenue, including Roger Ailes and Sean Hannity. When word filtered to the Second Floor that O’Reilly planned on repeating some of his radio rant on the TV show that night, the order came back quickly: Absolutely not. But O’Reilly put his foot down. Neither Stan Manskoff nor Bill Shine could dissuade him, and it took a phone call from Roger himself to put the matter to rest.
“Bill took the call in his office, politely but insistently pleading his case to Ailes, but Roger held firm. Bill reluctantly agreed to toe the party line, excused himself from the call, gently hung up the receiver, then loudly yelled a string of expletives that could be heard all over the seventeenth floor. But after he got it out of his system, he spiked the Limbaugh reference from the TV show.”
It’s mostly the Limbaugh-defined “low information voter” who believes Obama’s not a bad guy, and O’Reilly’s the uncrowned leader of the LIVs.
Is it any real wonder why O’Reilly’s again taking aim at radio talk show?
Were it not for Rush, Mark, Sean, Glenn, et al the entire population rather than only 50% of it would be low information voters by now.
You may have figured out by now that I have nothing but contempt for fatheads like Bill O’Reilly, who never met a lie about real conservatives he wouldn’t happily peddle.