Tonight on FNC’s The O’Reilly Factor, Laura Ingraham called out host Bill O’Reilly for gushing over Michelle Obama, and when she asked Bill-O if he ate an acorn cookie at the White House, O’Reilly got annoyed and called her a blind ideologue and Kool-Aid drinker who won’t admit when someone is nice to her.
Here is the video courtesy of Media Media:
Ingraham started on O’Reilly by saying, “I’m gushing over your gushing last night about the Christmas party.” O’Reilly replied, “Wait a minute, I’m calling you out on this. I thought she was very nice at the party. I thought she treated everyone very respectfully, and you’re giving me a hard time about that because I reported honestly. So what? She was nice I reported what happened and you have a beef with it?”
After they bickered about whether or not O’Reilly ever said anything else, Ingraham really got under his skin, when she said, “I have one question. Did you eat an acorn cookie last night, yes or no?” This seemed to tick off O’Reilly who replied, “Ah bull, you are a blind ideologue who even if somebody’s nice to you won’t admit it because you, talk about a Kool-Aid drinker, come on, you have an IV attached to your arm on the Kool-Aid.”
The funny thing about this whole exchange is that O’Reilly is right about her. The next original thought Ingraham has will be her first. She is nothing but a walking GOP talking point machine. The question is, if Ingraham is so far gone on the right wing Kool-Aid why is she the permanent guest host of O’Reilly’s show?
One has to wonder if Bill-O who was the poster boy for right wing crazy is now too moderate for Fox News. Consider that Ingraham was criticizing O’Reilly for admitting that Michelle Obama was nice to him, and he had a good time at the Christmas party. Ingraham offered the standard FNC position that the Obamas are evil all of the time. O’Reilly committed a no-no by telling Fox News viewers that the Obamas might actually be decent people.
Since Glenn Beck hit Fox News, O’Reilly looks tame by comparison. He is still a righty, but propensity to be honest on occasion does not fit in with the current style at Fox. Who would have thought that one day, I would write that Bill O’Reilly might be the most moderate host on Fox News.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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