Fox News commentator Bill O’Reilly and far-right commentator Laura Ingraham had an interesting little exchange when Billy made a compliment (he might have had a senior moment or something) about first lady Michelle Obama. Ingraham, who is a far-right nut, didn’t like that and called him out. But, if there is one thing Bill O’Reilly dislikes more than anything to the left on the political spectrum, it’s having his ego (the size of the continent of Asia) bruised. Ingraham made that slip and he pretty much went off on her as if she had spit in the face of one of his parents.
Here is the exchange:
O’REILLY: Now for the top story tonight, how do conservative Americans feel about Howard Dean being on their side? Joining us from Washington, FOX News analyst and radio talk show star Laura Ingraham.
So I understand you and Dr. Dean have a dinner date tonight? Are you going to go out and.
INGRAHAM: Oh, yeah.
INGRAHAM: It’s like you and Michelle Obama. We’re like this.
O’REILLY: Hey, Michelle and I have very, very close. Very close.
INGRAHAM: I’m gushing over your gushing last night about the Christmas party. I’m still trying to get over that.
O’REILLY: Wait, a minute. I’m going to call you – I’m calling you out on this.
INGRAHAM: Oh, man.
O’REILLY: I thought she was very nice at the party.
INGRAHAM: What do you think she’s going to do to you?
O’REILLY: I thought she treated everybody respectfully. And you’re giving me a hard time about that because I reported honestly.
INGRAHAM: What did you think she’s going to do you? Not allow you near to the punch bowl? I mean, of course she’s going to be nice to you.
O’REILLY: So what? She was nice. I reported what happened. And you have a beef with it?
INGRAHAM: I don’t remember you gushing over Laura Bush.
O’REILLY: Well, then you have a bad memory, Miss Laura, because I said.
O’REILLY: When Laura Bush gave the initial speech at convention in 2000, I was the first broadcaster to say this woman gave an extraordinary speech on education.
INGRAHAM: I have one question for you.
O’REILLY: So you don’t know what you’re talking about. Don’t call me out on that.
INGRAHAM: Bill, one question.
O’REILLY: Go ahead.
INGRAHAM: Did you eat an ACORN cookie last night?
O’REILLY: Oh, bull. You are a blind ideologue who even if somebody’s nice to you, won’t admit it because, you’re, talking about a Kool-Aid drinker.
INGRAHAM: I’m sure that.
O’REILLY: Come on.
INGRAHAM: Oh, come on.
O’REILLY: You have an IV attached to your arm on the Kool-aid.
INGRAHAM: They’re a beautiful family, but let’s talk about the health care bill.
O’REILLY: All right.
This exchange shows two key things: (1) Ingraham is so far to the right she can’t say anything even remotely positive about the other side and (2) O’Reilly has an ego bigger than Africa as proven by the fact his feelings clearly were hurt by Ingraham’s blindly-partisan attack.
The funny part comes up next.
Here is what Steve, from The O’Reilly Sucks Blog, wrote:
Now think about this, Billy said she is a blind ideologue Kool-Aid drinker, but he has her host his show when he is not there. So he is admitting he has a Kool-Aid drinking blind ideologue as his fill-in host. Which also proves that he is an ideologue because he is the one who picked her to be his fill-in.
That is pretty well said. It helps prove that O’Reilly is a right-winger who has other far-right extremists hosting his show in his absence. Remember that the next time Ingraham (with that stupid, doll-like grin and nasal-congested speech) hosts The Factor (if she gets another shot after this) or think about it any time you watch an old episode of the show that she guest-hosted in his absence.
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