Bill O’Reilly Jumps the Shark

It’s now official: Bill O’Reilly has shrunk to the left’s level of self-awareness – zero.

On his Tuesday show, O’Reilly issued an apology to Maxine Waters for saying her wig looked like James Brown’s. After he made the comment, the media began their typical pile-on:



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Fox news must fire him – today!

And, of course, RACIST!

It was a classic case of the left using political correctness as a cudgel to bludgeon conservatives in their never-ending drive to silence speech they do not like or agree with. And by acquiescing to their demands and issuing an apology, O’Reilly bent over for them and said, “Thank you sir, may I have another!”

He could have pointed out their hypocrisy and double standards, as they say whatever the hell they want about other people but then hide behind the victim card when it comes back at them. Instead, he wilted in the face of their attack.

But, what should have been truly embarrassing for O’Reilly (if he had any self-awareness), came later in the program, when he did a segment entitled, “Political Correctness Gone Wild,” decrying how American citizens are afraid of “stating unpopular opinions that run counter to the politically correct culture.”

Yes, on the same day he capitulated to the perpetually outraged crowd, he did a segment about how the left uses political correctness to silence their opponents into submission, and the dangers of bowing to political correctness.

That is liberal level lack of self-awareness right there.

It’s like Huffington Posts’ Christina Wilkie mocking Trump’s EPA signing as “Oh look, a bunch of white guys at a Trump thing!” while ignoring the fact the Huff Po conference room looks like this:

It’s like Chelsea Clinton writing a children’s book about women “who wouldn’t take ‘no’ for an answer” while her father was a man who wouldn’t take ‘no’ for an answer (from Juanita Broderick Catherine Willey, Paula Jones, etc.)

Or Chuckie Schumer saying he’ll block Neil Gorsuch from the Supreme Court because he feels Gorsuch “will tilt the court too far away from what Democrats want to see.” It only took Democrats around 90 days to overcome their denial and finally resign themselves to the fact that they were not going to get Hillary installed as president by recount, death threats to the Electoral College voters, or forcing Trump to resign over ridiculous charges of Russian collusion. How many more days is it going to take for them to resign themselves to what that loss means – they don’t get to dictate policy or personnel, or as their King Barrack put it, “Elections have consequences, I won,” in other words: you lost, get over it, take a seat in the back and shut up.

The Democrats have called Trump and his children every name in the book. A day doesn’t go by without them attacking his intelligence, his speech and yes, his appearance. They call him Hitler and Satan. They accuse him of treason and brand him a traitor. Without any facts or evidence they accuse him of deviate sexual perversions and cavorting with hookers. They even go so far as to accusing him of incest.

But “James Brown wig” was a bridge too far for them??!!

Sadly, O’Reilly played right into their hands, issuing an apology.

He might as well have been wearing one of those pink hats from the Women’s Day march.

For his conciliatory effort, he got rebuked by the ethically challenged, permanent victim Waters, who took a break from condemning Putin’s invasion of Korea to tweet her response: “I am a strong, black woman. I cannot be intimidated.”

And the media is, as expected, attacking the apology they demanded, calling it weak and insincere. Same as it ever was.

Hopefully, but doubtful, maybe other conservatives will finally learn from this lesson:

Pet a snake and you should expect to get bit.

S.P. Palermo

Sonny Palermo is an editor, novelist, humorist and marketing director. His writing has appeared at Lucianne’s, David Horowitz’s News Reel Blog, American Thinker, I Hate the Media and the Daily Caller, as well as other popular websites and magazines. His favorite quote is "With Words I Enlist a Dark Army." (Pat Conroy, Prince of Tides) When asked to submit a short bio, he sent us this: I was born. Then a lot of other stuff happened. Currently I'm in Vegas, Sin City, where 50% of my time is spent in the confessional booth trying to explain (and seeking penance for) the other 50%.

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