Constitutional Right #84: You do NOT block a shot on The O’Reilly Factor

Bill O'ReillyI don’t know about you, but I’m really missing the Daily Show on our screens at the mo. There’s just so much fodder for Jon Stewart to work with these days, his daily musings could well become some sort of 24-hour rolling news service providing just a little more hilarity than the folks at Fox News. Hillary crying, Huckabee faltering, McCain arriving in New Hampshire with his zimmer, Ron Paul’s… Ron Paul.

It’s been known for some time that Fox does not like being told off, particularly when the story rotates around anything that resembles a Democrat. (Remember children, they will take your candy AND punch you in the stomach!) Hence what can only be described as the moment of the campaign in NH. Yes, forget Hillary’s tears. Waffler’s award for ‘Outstanding Achievement at the New Hampshire Primaries’ goes to Marvin Nicholson.

Marvin is just another member of the Obama team who was drafted in to protect Barack from stalkers, weirdos and Bill O’Reilly. Fortunately, the stalkers and weirdos decided not to get involved. Unfortunately, Bill decided to get physical, throw his weight around, call Marvin a ‘son of a bitch’ and shout his head off at Obama. Bill is convinced that Marvin was “a 6’8″ guy who apparently works for Obama”. If only he was shorter, Bill says in a roundabout way, Marvin would be picking pieces of O’Reilly out of his face til next week. Just another lesson in the Bill O’Reilly School of Journalism.

And when the going gets tough? Bill decided to flick through his NRA guidebook of excuses stopping on ‘it’s in the Constitution, damnit’.

No, seriously.

Even better was to happen when O’Reilly sought to explain himself live on Fox News. Let me put it to you this way: if Jeremy Paxman used these words regarding Newsnight, I’d give up on the media altogether. He stated: “No one on this Earth is going to block a shot on the O’Reilly Factor.” Nobody? Hmmm, not convinced Bill. Something tells me if Laura Bush was blocking the shot of her husband, Bill would not call Laura a ‘bitch’ or call her ‘low class’.

Still, Waffler has said it before and I’ll say it again: Isn’t it just fun to watch Fox squirm?

Take a look at the video. It’s just like The Daily Show… only funnier. My favourite part is when he starts shouting ‘Hey Senator!! A word please!’ Oh how I wish I was in the Bill O’Reilly School of Journalism…

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~ by waffler on January 8, 2008.

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