FOX News has ousted Bill O’Reilly, the smug, smur-king of evening talk-TV for more than a decade for issues relating to sexual harassment of female employees. The rumors had floated about for years that the supercilious O’Reilly was as big a jerk behind the scenes as he all too frequently was while on camera, allegedly hitting on female employees for sexual favors for much of the time he was a FOX ratings king. The pushy, public persona presented on television made such rumors difficult to disbelieve, leading Ol’ Poe to believe that this day of reckoning was simply a matter of time: another arrogant fool brought to an ignominious fate by thinking with his little head rather than the oversized one O’Reilly possesses. Somehow, to this age- seasoned Scots-Irishman, the term “Big Dumb Mick,” seems to fit quite well here.
Big Bill has his viewers, assuredly, me being one of ‘em sometimes, but it was always a challenge to get through an entire show without having to be constrained from throwing a drink glass at the tube when the overbearing Son of Hibernia haughtily talked over some guest expert, informing them that they didn’t know what they were talking about within their own field of expertise because he, O’Reilly, knew better; or to stay in the room when he began another shameless shilling session of his popular but poorly-written books. There’s not another Irishmen alive that Ol’ Poe has called a sorry ass son of a bitch more times than Bill O’Reilly.
O’Reilly’s demise is a victory for the libs who threatened his advertisers with boycotts when talk of his sexual harassment activities began to become more publicly discussed. They have unseated the king, no question. But it’s going to be a Pyrrhic victory for them because FOX has already announced that O’Reilly’s replacement is the far more likable and far better informed talk show host, Tucker Carlson. While O’Reilly treated both friendly and hostile guests with contempt, Carlson saves his devastating verbal flayings for those cocky liberals who try to treat him and all conservatism with contempt. Carlson’s far more politically intuitive as well as being far more entertaining.
But in spite of all that, you know, I’m really going to….
Heh, bet you thought Ol’ Poe was gonna say he’s gonna miss the jerk. Nope, he’s just another pompous prick done in by his little prick.