I missed the first airing of O'Reilly's show last night because I watched CBS's "Undercover Boss". It was a show with a lady executive from Popeyes. I enjoy watching hard working employees tell their stories and then at the end of the show get gifts like college scholarships, donations to their churches and cars. It is an uplifting CBS series.
Bill's show replays @ 11pm, I recalled this in the nick of time. I saw the segment about Tiger w/in the dumbest things of the week part of the show. Of course, Fox News wanted to cover themselves so they included a black lady on the panel with Bill. The third person,a white man, demonstrated why Fox News is just another form of tv entertainment. The third member of Bill's panel performed his bit part as a comedian as he refered to Seal the singer. Mercifully, the segment on Tiger & his news conference etc. was short.
It is sad that so many Americans cannot tell the difference between objective & professional journalism from subjective and entertainment as shown on Fox News and MSNBC. Both Fox News and MSNBC operate with agendas and exist to brainwash Americans. It works because too many Americans are merely "mindless" consumers.
I did not hear O'Reilly say "everyone" in New Orleans during Katrina were "thugs & addicts" (at The Superdome, or at The French Quarter); which would clearly be ridiculous.
I am sure his comment about "wishing a hurricane would hit the United Nations building" stems from the fact that The United States is the official host (pays all the bills) and grants immunity to foreign diplomats (who sometimes commit crimes against American citizens, including car accident deaths, and more.); while one dictator after another pride themselves on trashing America, and its people, inspite of all we have done for the world.
The worst memory I have of Katrinia, was seeing those people trying to survive (standing on roof-tops; or worse, trying to cross the never-ending (26 mile) Lake Pontchartrain in an over- crowded pick-up truck) with their kids; YET on the otherhand (the very disturbing photo of) the airline 757 jetliner leaving New Orleans (filled with DOGS, and (4) flight attendants) instead of being filled with PEOPLE and their families! Perhaps the airplane could have been filled with 350 people (and let them hold the dogs, on their laps).
Shame on the animal rights groups (for not getting their priorities straight); and shame on the Mayor of New Orleans (and other LOCAL public officials) for allowing six-hundred (600) school buses to sit VACANT (while all those people were left stranded at The Superdome). Given a capacity of 38- 48 seats per bus; 22,800 to 28,800 people could have been driven to safety (BEFORE hurricane Katrinia came ashore).
Perhaps the public outrage would be better served there.
I am a HUGE pro-football fan; and have organized many (many) group motorcoach tours to The New Orleans Superdome (filled with Atlanta Falcon fans), to play The New Orleans Saints in the biggest sports rivalry in history; however, after Katrinia, they could never clean The Superdome well enough for me to return, after forcing all those people to stay there in those un-sanitary conditions (with no running water, and no electricity) for all that time. They would have to demolish it, and rebuild it (from the ground . . . up).
Frankly, I consider Bill O'Reilly a lightweight . . .too much filibuster, and too much sarcasm. He tends to throw a lot of things out there (open a lot of cans of worms) with his "talking-points memos" (LOL), with too little time for indebt analysis . . . (unlike PBS-Charlie Rose). In my opinion, that doesn't make him a racist.
I prefer Sean Hannity (over Bill O'Reilly); Sean gets right to the point (like EYE do).
I view Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity of Fox News as tv entertainers and not journalist. Their main functions are to entertain, generate ratings & profits for Fox News Corporation and tell Americans what to think. A real journalist gives the facts and allows the viewer to decide and connect the dots.