by Scoobie Davis
Media Hacking Bill O'Reilly's Show: An Outside Shot but Worth a Try
Regular readers of this weblog know that I love my Sitemeter stats because they tell me how people came to my site. I noticed today that my site is near the top of a Google search for "Bill O'Reilly pathological paranoid". I don't know about that but when I saw O'Reilly's picture on his official web site, I thought to myself, "That is one man who needs to do the breath of fire."
On the topic of O'Reilly and my Sitemeter, I get a lot of hits on this site from apparent Freepers who want to whack off to nude pictures of Lis Weihl. Wiehl is O'Reilly's liberal shill on O'Reilly's Radio Factor. Think of her as a whitebread Robin Quivers who is supposedly on the left but who doesn't challenge O'Reilly even when he is defending pathological liars or if he's accusing a thoughtful critic of being a Nazi). In the stacked-deck world of Fox News, Wiehl clearly fits into the Alan Colmes/Susan Estrich harmless, lightweight variant of the Fox News Democrat archetype (the other variant is the Tammy Bruce/Pat Caddell I'm-a-Democrat-but-I-hate-Democrats-and-love-the-hard-right Fox News Democrat--click here for more info).
I think Wiehl is cute but I'm never thought of imagining her naked. Reasons: 1) Probably the biggest reason is nonphysical: I hate sellouts; 2) She seems prim. I used to that--I went to Miami University as an undergrad. They party a lot there but there are still plenty of puritans there too (Miami has one of the largest Campus Crusade for Christ organizations). On the other hand, I've been surprised more than once by an outwardly prim woman; 3) Wiehl seems way too cutesy-poo for me. She seems like the type of woman who has embroidered teddy bear sweatshirts. I could be wrong.
I'm digressing a bit but that's okay because I don't post enough material on this blog (though let me remind you that I do a lot of blogging stuff that doesn't show up directly on this site; nuff said). The point is that if somehow someone can get one of the harmless shill Fox Democrats to stand up and take on one of these right-wing bullies like o'Reilly, it would be fucking great. Could you imagine a big fat bully like O'Reilly being called on what he says by someone he had previously preceived as being a shill?
Lis, if you're lurking here and reading this, think about this: we both know what a total dick O'Reilly is. "Dick" was the word that a former O'Reilly employee used to describe him (note: I was interviewed by O'Reilly's former show Inside Edition, after I got to the red carpet at the 2002 Oscars). By being O'Reilly's shill, you are being a dick-enabler. Being a dick-enabler creates a lot of negative karma. Negative karma is just bad. Lis, if you are the progressive you claim to be, you are currently thwarting the cause of progressivism by allowing some reationary and thuggish people like O'Reilly and Ailes to pull wool over the eyes of millions of people. At the very least, email me information about the Fox News Channel. If you have one shred of decency, you woud do that.
What can the readers of this blog do?
1) I was going to tell you to email Wiehl and tell her to get real but I couldn't find her email address. So why not call O'Reilly's number (212) 301-3697 and see if you can speak with her directly. I'll give it a try myself on Wednesday. If you get through to anyone or the voicemail, leave the message that Weihl should be true to herself. Being authentic beats the hell out of not being authentic. It's as simple as that.