by Scoobie Davis
A Sedated Bill O'Reilly?
I was going through some old unlabeled videotapes that people had used to record TV shows. On one of the tapes was a portion of the show Inside Edition from about a decade ago. Bill O'Reilly was the host and he appeared to be sedated compared to his present cranky old man persona. He was soft-spoken and reasonable; he was like an Irish Alan Colmes. Apparently, when O'Reilly moved to Fox, he knew his new audience of mouthbreathers wouldn't buy that act so he's doing his old man on a barstool act.