One needs to remember that Bill O’Reilly is paid to be an idiot. Smart, thoughtful folks don’t get big ratings.
So you expect Bill to make a statement as stupid as this one:
You know, if I’m the president of the United States, I walk right into Union Square, I set up my little presidential podium and I say, ‘Listen, citizens of San Francisco, if you vote against military recruiting, you’re not going to get another nickel in federal funds … Fine. You want to be your own country? Go right ahead,” O’Reilly went on. “And if al Qaeda comes in here and blows you up, we’re not going to do anything about it. We’re going to say, look, every other place in America is off limits to you except San Francisco. You want to blow up the Coit Tower? Go ahead.”
What I didn’t expect was to see that quote blown up to 24 pt bold font on the cover of this mornings San Francisco Chronicle.
If this proves nothing else, it proves that the Fox + O’Reilly model O’Really works well.