Bill O’Reilly sat down with Geraldo Rivera last night and he majorly dished about his fellow Fox News colleagues. Some of them might not be super happy about his comments, either.
Rivera asked O’Reilly whether he thinks we treat Obama with the same amount of fairness as George Bush was given. O’Reilly decided to answer that question by giving Rivera the skinny on his peers. He called Steve Doocy of Fox & Friends an “Obama basher” and had some even more condescending viewpoints of his co-hosts Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Brian Kilmeade, who he said would “rather whip up a soufflé” than talk politics.
O’Reilly also gave the cold shoulder to Fox’s newest midday segment, “Outnumbered”. He discounted the women on the daytime show completely, saying, “I don’t know what they’re doing”. He also attempted to downplay the significance of the show, pretending to not even know it’s true name. Maybe O’Reilly’s feeling a bit threatened by the majority woman panel that the show features…
He went on to call Greta Van Susteren and Shepard Smith liberals. Then he said that Bob Beckel is only around on the network to “stick up for” Obama. Pretty harsh!
While the audience chuckled at O’Reilly’s brutally honest assessment of the Fox news staff, Rivera did his best not to offend anyone.
At least O’Reilly admitted towards the end of the clip that he realizes he is not well-liked by everybody. Perhaps he was attempting to save face at that point. He said, “I don’t have any agenda to push”, although some would argue that he pushes the O’Reilly brand quite fervently.
Do you think O’Reilly’s comments were offensive? It certainly wouldn’t be the first time that he rubbed someone the wrong way. Give us your take in the comments section!
H/T: Tell Me Now