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Steven Colbert’s new show is now up and running and, I’m happy to report, his parody of Bill O’Reilly is dead on… Apparently, Colbert isn’t the only one out to get O’Reilly. According to an interview given recently by the right wing attack journalist, he’s in mortal danger every second of his life. Here it is in his own words: “I spend an enormous amount of money protecting myself against evil.”

Speaking of the forces of evil… Rumors of Cheney’s resignation are flying, and Tom Delay is preparing to be booked.

And, as if things weren’t bad enough, researchers have decided to publish the genome for the 1918 flu that killed 50 million people, making it available to absolutely anyone who might want to kill 50 million people or so.

And, closer to home, I just heard though my network of informants that Tom Cruise has purchased a house in Toledo, within an hour’s drive of me…

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  1. mark
    Posted October 19, 2005 at 12:52 am | Permalink

    Can’t sleep…. keep reading news…

  2. Sam
    Posted October 19, 2005 at 8:49 am | Permalink

    I would so love to see “Big Time” and “Turd Blossom” doing a perp walk out of the white house in handcuffs. But alas that won’t be allowed to happen. At least they will hopefully both end up in prison for a while.

  3. Felix
    Posted October 19, 2005 at 11:37 am | Permalink

    I saw the words “Bill O’Reilly is dead” and got all hopeful and stuff before I read the rest of the article.

    Ah, but I shouldn’t be nasty.

    Poor lil’ ole Bill. (cue violins). All those big, bad libruls are being mean to him for NO REASON AT ALL! Just like his female employees accuse him of sexual harassment for NO REASON AT ALL!

    Awwwwwwww. Would you like a nice falafel, wittle Biwwy-boy?

  4. be OH bE
    Posted October 19, 2005 at 2:08 pm | Permalink

    Did anyone catch Mr. O’Reilly last night on The Daily Show?
    I can’t understand why Jon Stewart would give him an outlet to peddle his book (for children!).

    And is it just me, or does it seem that since Jon’s famous Crossfire appearance he goes out of his way to avoid any real confrontation with right wing ideologues and pundits? I felt really uncomfortable watching Bill call Jon a “pinhead” and generally berating the audience while Jon sat hunched in his chair giggling. Jeebus, I just wanted Jon to tell Bill to “shut up!”, cut his mike, shout at him a little more and then cut to commercial.

  5. Posted October 20, 2005 at 9:09 am | Permalink

    Video of Bill O’Reilly on the Daily Show (via)

  6. chris
    Posted October 20, 2005 at 3:47 pm | Permalink

    Yeah, it was weird. He gave Bill enough rope to hang himself. Jon was more on point with Rick Santorum, or should I say the Stepford Senator.

    Bill O’Reilly came off sounding like the jackass in college who could never find a table to sit at for dinner because he is such a BLOWhard. Ultimately becoming a kind of masochistic mascot for the football team. The kind of guy who was mercilessly bullied by his own father.

    And what is up with his French thing…it is so juvenile. Yeah, the dude makes me cringe.

  7. Posted October 21, 2005 at 8:57 am | Permalink

    I agree that Stewart kind of bent over like a $5 whore but, you have to admit, the final segment of the conversation was classic. O’Reilly starts in about how he doesn’t trust anything politicians say and suggests they’re all in it for themselves. This, of course, then segways nicely into the plug for his book. Has anyone else ever seen a more perfect example of ironic self-promotion?

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