Bill O’Reilly Throws a Temper Tantrum After Stephen Colbert Mocked His Mercenary Army Plan

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During Monday night’s episode of The O’Reilly Factor, Bill O’Reilly lashed out at comedian Stephen Colbert for lampooning his idiotic plan to create a 25,000 private mercenary army to take on the world’s problems, specifically radical Islamist terrorists. Last week, during a segment of The Colbert Report, Colbert destroyed O’Reilly by comparing his plan to one that Colbert had when he was in grade school. Colbert brought out his old 4th-grade notebook, which contained ‘Stevie’s Sooper Soljer Sqwad’ made up of double mutant ninja super soldiers with laser nunchucks. Colbert also played clips of Fox News personalities criticizing O’Reilly’s plan.

Below is the clip from The Colbert Report:

 

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As one would guess, O’Reilly didn’t take too kindly to Colbert viciously taking him down. In O’Reilly’s ‘Tip of the Day,’ he explained to his viewers that you need to run away when dealing with”dumb people,” claiming that Colbert has no idea how to fight a jihad. (Obviously, only brilliant military tacticians like the former Inside Edition host truly know how to solve the wold’s ills.) Before chastising Colbert “and his ilk,” O’Reilly showed poll results claiming that 70% of people are in favor of his plan. Of course, the poll was only of the show’s audience and not a scientific poll.

After bragging about his poll numbers and hyping his mercenary plan once more, O’Reilly then went after Colbert.

“Mr. Colbert and others of his ilk have no bleepin’ clue how to fight the jihad. They don’t know anything. And when somebody gets beheaded, their reaction is ‘Oh, that’s bad!’ But by being completely vacant, it doesn’t stop these people from mocking ideas that might have some value, might solve some complex problems.

Because in the world of the ideologue, where Colbert lives, solutions don’t really matter. They feel about things. So, in your life when you confront a person who criticizes you with nothing constructive to say, you run fast.”

Below is video of the segment, courtesy of Fox News:

 

 

For all his bluster and faux-toughness, O’Reilly is as thin-skinned and sensitive as it comes. The fact is, he has been lambasted left and right over his stupid mercenary idea ever since he first brought it up. The only people he can claim support him on it are the former CEO of Blackwater and Henry Kissinger. Basically, a guy who would profit greatly from a large-scale mercenary operation and another guy who was Nixon’s Secretary of State when Nixon was illegally bombing Cambodia. Meanwhile, everyone else has viciously mocked O’Reilly for this cuckoo bird scheme, regardless of ideological bent.

I guess O’Reilly, living in the bubble he does, really thought people would embrace his master plan. He obviously thinks of himself as one of the world’s great minds and that the world will go down the drain unless he shares his wonderful visions with all of us. Per O’Reilly, it is absolutely shameful that he is held up to ridicule by “dumb people” like Colbert and Jon Stewart.

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19 Replies to “Bill O’Reilly Throws a Temper Tantrum After Stephen Colbert Mocked His Mercenary Army Plan”

  1. O’Reilly is as arrogant as they come. This man will hyper-ventilate and foam at the mouth when anybody disagrees with his off-the wall, off-the-charts cocamanie ideas and pronouncements. He thinks that his ideas and commentaries are absolute, and no debunking is allowed. Paranoid egomaniac. YES, his stooopid idea of a “Mercenary army” to be the world’s S.W.A.T team is ridiculous. First, who pays them? Where will the recruits come from? How is the Life/HEALTH insurance brokered for these Mercenaries? How is that set up? With OBAMACARE? Are Right-Wing Militias going to be welcome to join? Bundies marauders? Is the USA going to supply their transportation to the hot-spots? Who brings back the dead bodies? How do they get permission to go into a country and root out the “bad guys”? What if they are captured? Which country negotiate for their release. Remember, Mercenaries have no country backing them. Will they model after the French Foreign Legion? Will Mr. O’Reilly join them…

  2. He & hannity,
    both come from the same mold.
    Somehow, in their 4th grade minds,
    money=power
    When you have MILLIONS in the bank,
    apparently, that qualifies you to
    tell the Government how it should
    be run & Americans how to live.
    So, o’reilly has his mercenary plan,
    hannity has HIS own 5 point plan that
    he keeps hocking.
    I simply say, you wanna make Laws?
    Run for office!
    Otherwise, shut your F’n mouths.
    No one really cares WTF you think!

  3. The problem with privately funded mercenary armies is that he or she who writes the biggest check gets the right to decide who the enemy is. Watch out Billo the clown…that person might deem you and your ilk the enemy…because you are the enemy Billo.

  4. The usual tirade by O’Reilly. Sorry if a little reality came his way. Why worry about mercenaries, we can of course send our soverign citizens overseas to fight ISIS. Yes, makes sense, they want to get into a fight, and what the heck, they can claim some ground in Iraq.

  5. Have you noticed? The only place this clown’s ridiculous idea regarding a Mercenary Army to fight “terrorist” anywhere in the world is on a COMEDY SHOW ? !!! Nobody brings this O’Reilly’s Army up for any serious debate, as a matter of fact its only discussed on HIS SHOW (None of his guests seem to agree) but the anonymous “Fans” of O’Reilly by a margin of 70% do. Of course. Billo’s boys and girls club will follow him off the cliff. I wonder if his fans will volunteer for his RAMBO REGIMENT? Any guesses? NONE! Bill…GET OUTTA HERE! Be reasonable…. The macho, let’s go kick some A$$ now with mercenaries is childish at the least and un-workeable at the most.

  6. Hmmmm, Do we have 25,000 convicted murderer’s in our prisons? Maybe we could just send all of them. Look at the money the US would save. They could eat Army rations, no cable TV, etc. I don’t know the answer, but then again, neither does O’Reilly.

  7. “People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.” — Soren Kierkegaard

  8. No one seemed to notice that Billy labelled Colbert as an ideologue… which has nothing to do with what type of ideals one adheres to with dogmatic vigor, only that a person is indeed clinging to a specific ideal of any kind, regardless of that ideal’s merits or the contrary facts presented by others – MUCH LIKE BILLY HIMSELF!!!

    An ideologue is NOT a liberal, Bill, you pathetic, bloviating fake. An ideologue isn’t conservative, either. So, learn the words you speak before you speak them, shithead, and then learn the difference between ultra-violent mass murder fantasies and logistically possible, morally defensible, and strategically advantageous military strategy – because Bill baby, your subtly racist genocidal tantrum force sure as hell ain’t the latter.

  9. didn’t one of the world’s great military minds decide to fight a 2 front war, with one front in the Soviet Union?

    how’d that work out?

    and to repeat… the Roman Empire tried it at the end of the Empire… it didn’t work for them either…

  10. Another bad idea re: mercenaries

    Blackwater Pay Insults the Military

    “There’s something fundamentally wrong when a private contractor makes 10 or more times as much as a regular soldier.An unmarried ser- geant given Iraq pay and relief from US taxes makes about $83 to $85 a day, given time in service.A married sergeant with childen makes about double that, $170 a day. Army Gen. Petraeus, the top US commander in Baghdad overseeing more than 160,000 US troops, makes roughly $180,000 a year, or about $493 a day. That comes out to less than half the fee charged by Blackwater for its senior manager of a 34-man security team.”

    http://www.usnews.com/opinion

  11. As much as this is a idiotic idea from the king of loofa sex this is just another example of their plan of transfer of wealth to the 1%. Because that’s who will be funding this army with the help of our pliant teahadist in Congress doling out our money to them. As has been said, Eric Prince became rich with this scheme in Iraq

  12. Would Bill O. be willing to lead the charge in such a campaign or is he just another Swivel Chair General?

  13. We must remember that O’reilly’s fourth grade mind is far superior to the second mind of his followers. It is really not fair that Colbert continues to interject his grownup logic into the kid’s playtime hour.

    It has been routinely demonstrated that the intelligence of both Colbert and Stewart are far superior to that of Mr. O’rielly. After this demonstration of his lack of knowledge about anything that really matters, he should be referred to as Oreally.

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