Friday, October 15, 2004

FISH IN A BARREL. As these quotes suggest, Bill O'Reilly is no hypocrite. The closest I could come was his hilarious comment about "respect" for one's partner. Even so, his past utterances on matters of the flesh look pretty damn entertaining right now, don't they?

Monica Lewinsky is going to be up there on the stand, if the trial happens, describing salacious acts. That's going to be cleansing? I'm going to need a shower after that. - The O'Reilly Factor, 12/28/98

O'Reilly's prescriptions on sex are thoroughly modern and in strong contradiction to his strict Catholic upbringing. One of the book's surprises is the revelation that he is definitely no social conservative, as most viewers of his TV show might falsely conclude. Abstinence is "intrustive and ridiculous ... Use protection. Make dead sure that no one else is going to be hurt by this encounter. Respect your partner before and after." - Dale Steinreich, 2/2/00

This is not about a bare breast. If Janet Jackson wants to flash, she can come on over to my office anytime. I'll leave the door unlocked for you, Janet. Partial nudity's no big deal except when it is totally out of context and youngsters are watching. Get it? That's sleazy. - The O'Reilly Factor, 2/3/04

The message here is that American society really doesn't care how anyone behaves and that some in corporate America will reward tawdry behavior all day long. Believe me, this situation is not lost on children. They see Monica scoring in the media, and they know exactly how the play was made. - O'Reilly's syndicated column, 5/3/03

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