No-Chin Zone

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All that pressure's got him down—Bill O'Reilly is telling Newsday that he might hang up the ol' bronzing powder when his contract runs out in two years. "Like an athlete," the non-spinner testifies, "the body breaks down after a while. There's only so much aggression you can absorb." For such a strapping populist, his violin is tiny and delicate.

"I don't need the approval of the press, but I just wish they'd stop the viciousness. It's reached a level of almost comical proportions and it does affect people around me and they do get upset. I keep it from them as much as possible, but there are some very, very bad people out there and we're dealing with those people." […]

"I don't need to do the show anymore [and] I'm as famous as I need to be. I don't like being famous. … I can't take my family and stay in a hotel, so what good is it? […]

"I never felt sorry for people like Lindsay Lohan in my life. I thought they were dopey little movie stars. Now I feel sorry for those people."

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  1. “I don’t need the approval of the press, but I just wish they’d stop the viciousness. It’s reached a level of almost comical proportions and it does affect people around me and they do get upset….”

    Shut up!

    “I never felt sorry for people like Lindsay Lohan in my life. I thought they were dopey little movie stars. Now I feel sorry for those people.”

    Turn his mike off!

  2. “I just wish they’d stop the viciousness.”

    From the mouth of Bill O’Reilly, of all places.

    Didn’t he once threaten on his show to beat up some kid whose dad was killed in the 9/11 attacks?

    -K

  3. Reilly is such an overcompensating pussy. A classic bully.

    And a nanny-stater to boot! Coincidence?

  4. I’ve run across O’Reilly in restaurants before. He is as loud and obnoxious a person in real-life as he is on tv (otherwise, believe me, I wouldn’t have noticed that he was there).
    Of course, he doesn’t seem to be saying that HE has any problem with being hounded like Lindsay Lohan, just that his family is bothered by it.

  5. “I never felt sorry for people like Lindsay Lohan in my life. I thought they were dopey little movie stars. Now I feel sorry for those people.”

    How long until Bill starts crashing his car and blaming it on the paparazzi?

    And, yes Bill, you’re famous. Now don’t ever compare yourself to any Hollywood starlet again…you might ruin my dreams.

  6. Bill, ye reap what ye sow.

  7. It’s often the biggest bullies who turn out to be the biggest crybabies when the tables are turned.

  8. First, Madonna comes out and tells us we’re all going to hell unless we give up our sinful ways…

    Then, O’Really? comes out and cries like a little beeitch about being on the receiving end of “viciousness”.

    Up next: Rep. Don Young scolds the citizenry for our liberal spending practices…George W. Bush whines like a baby about other countries unilaterally deciding to attack him based on lies and unconfirmed suspicions…Grizzly Addams complains that the rest of us are being too unkempt…

  9. Thank God his 15 minutes of fame is up! He still has not finished his investigation on Rathergate.

  10. Question for Tim Cavanaugh:

    Is this yet another nail in the coffin of irony?

  11. Up next on the Factor:

    Bill O’Riely – flapping vagina or self righteous douchebag.

    We report you decide.

  12. Oh, also, I have to wonder how much credit Maddox will take.

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  13. Good one, ralphus. If given a choice, I would say “yes.”

  14. No-Chin Zone

    Am I supposed to take this as a direct affront on Bruce Campbell? Since when did reason.com start discriminating against big chins? I’m going to start a college fund for poor, destitute b-movie actors who are turned away from blog threads based on their disproportionate facial features. This is bu**shit.

  15. I must not read the same things that O’Reilly does. I rarely see him mentioned outside of H&R.

  16. I just watched O’Reilly last night. He had Neil Cavuto on. I got the impression that Cavuto is about 10 times smarter than O’Reilly, still O’Reilly’s show is more entertaining.

    I think I aim to buy and read Cavuto’s book. I hope that it is more entertaining than his tv show.

    Anyone know anything about Cavuto’s book, or have any criticism of the man that I should bear in mind while reading his book?

    (I only read books while traveling, so it might be a while before, I get down to reading it)

  17. These types of idiots are addicted to attention. There’s no way that he will walk away from the mike on his own. They will need to drag him away from it.

    He’s only doing a Howard Stern. He bitches and complains as his contract is about to expire, so he can negotiate a higher figure for the next.

    Of course, the media lords could tell him to go stuff it. Wouldn’t that be grand?

  18. I once surprised Bill having phone sex in his office. He was so startled, he couldn’t get the phone out of his ass.

  19. Maybe if he would stop flat out lieing on his show, people would stop being vicious. Until then though, he deserves it.

  20. And who does he think he’s kidding anyhow, thats what his whole show is about, pissing off liberals. Thats why he sticks his pen in your face at the end. The guy above is right, this is about negotiating his contract.

  21. “I don’t need to do the show anymore [and] I’m as famous as I need to be. I don’t like being famous. … I can’t take my family and stay in a hotel, so what good is it?”

    1. He expresses a need to be famous, then
    2. He turns around and claims he dislikes it.

    Sounds like spin to me. Around, and around, and…

  22. This discrimination is outrageous! I know my rights!

  23. Can’t you all see he’s in distress? The guy probably just wants to be able to get a falafel in peace.

    (Or was that get a piece with a falafel…I forget.)

  24. Sounds like his Steely Dan ran out of batteries.

  25. He’s a blowhard – and an uptight condescending hypocritical blowhard to boot…er…did he ever get that whole intern sex scandal thing settled?

  26. She filed suit last week.

    Last week … a year ago. Get the story straight.

  27. Maybe if he would stop flat out lieing on his show, people would stop being vicious.

    That, and he needs to occasionally bother to know what he’s talking about just a bit more.

  28. i sure do appreciate his lack of irony or shame.

    and i admit to being partial to those “o’reilly youth” shirts.

  29. holy shit john stewart with o’reilly ……. that’s good stuff… don’t miss the Daily Show…

  30. I would love to see some demographics on who watches O’Reilly Factor vs. Who watches The Daily Show. My guess is that the Stewart’s audience is far more educated and financially successful that O’Reilly’s. Just a guess though.

    I did recently hear something about how the audience for Adult Swim was surprisingly well-educated. Funny that.

  31. MK, ask and ye shall receive.

    Probably a biased source, though.

    😉

  32. THanks Mediageek.

  33. the daily show was hilarious. “i hear you’ve got some french guy making fun of me…”

    my favorite part has to have been when jon stewart asked o’reilly, “you do know they didn’t find any WMDs in iraq, right?”, and billy automatically replied with “i can’t believe you buy that liberal nonsense!”

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