Along with Bill O’Reilly’s narcissism, his hypocrisy knows no bounds. While he feels free to attack any and all who disagree with his “traditionalist” world view, he gets just a wee bit thin skinned when it comes to any criticisms of Bill O’Reilly. While he had no problem accusing an abortion provider of illegally “killing babies,” he’s rather annoyed about an editorial, in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch which dared to mention his name in an article titled “Screaming at Each Other, Won’t Improve Our Democracy.” The theme of the article was about how people are losing trust in the media due to the tone of the discourse. Their mortal sin is a bit of mild snark about how both MSNBC and Fox talkers, like Bill O’Reilly, can increase one’s blood pressure. For mentioning his name, they have earned the rebuke of the great and powerful Bill O’Reilly who, while not issuing a boycott, is ordering his minions to stop reading this “dumb & corrupt” newspaper which accurately discussed the type of toxic talk that Bill O’Reilly specializes in!
After citing a poll shows that 60% of Americans don’t trust the media because it’s “inaccurate and slanted,” he launched into his attack on the “left wing” St. Louis Post-Dispatch because this newspaper used its First Amendment rights to gently critique Fox News which, as we know, is a paragon of accuracy and fairness.
Fact Check: In May of this year, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that its average weekday circulation declined 4.2%. Where is O’Reilly getting his number from? They also note that their average weekday digital circulation grew 61.6%. The bankruptcy filed by Lee Enterprises was part of a debt refinancing plan negotiated with creditors. They state that this “will have no impact on its business and that its papers will continue to publish.” Additionally, ”employees, suppliers and customers will not be affected, the company said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission Monday.”
Bill then ordered his “folks” not to read the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Underneath all that bronzer, Bill O’Reilly has some mighty thin skin which the St. Louis Post-Dispatch got under. And if “the folks” don’t trust the media, they should just stick to Fox News where it’s all, as clearly demonstrated on “The Factor,” “fair & balanced.” (Not)