Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Bill O'Reilly is Totally the New Marilyn Manson

Uh oh, if this guy at the Huffington Thing™ is right, and Tiller's murderer mounts an "O'Reilly defense,"then Bill O'Reilly is about to have his bad publicity nightmare to end all bad publicity nightmares.

Part of me, of course, delights at the prospect of Bill O'Reilly's squirms-to-come as every single other media outlet in the Western world continues to obsess over this story, an obsession which will quadruple if the concept really does end up in the trial. It'll be a PR disaster, terrible for Fox, and O'Reilly will suffer. For a little while.

But the other part of me, the less vindictive, less mean-spirited part of me, knows that this is all bullshit, an exploitative sideshow, exactly like blaming school shootings on Marilyn Manson and Grand Theft Auto.

Ooh... that sounds like fun.

*runs off to listen to Marilyn Manson and play Grand Theft Auto*


gjdodger said...

PSP...I'm gonna say that column is a parody.

Princess Sparkle Pony said...

It's parody, but the angle this story is taking on is totally real, and it really is a disaster for O'Reilly if it gets mentioned in the trial.

dguzman said...

The "Twinkie defense" worked for Dan White.

I share your desire to see this tactic employed, if only for the shock value and hilarity.

Karen Zipdrive said...

Maybe they could indict O'Reilly as a co-conspirator.
I'd love that.