01/31/2005: Strokes of Loofah Genius
Bill "Loofah" O'Reilly is "at it" again...deliberately misquoting Barbara
Boxer's questioning of Dr. Rice during her recent Senate Confirmation hearing.
According to transcripts,
Mr. Loofah referred to Boxer as questioning Rice's "respect for the "troops",
when in point of fact (and I saw the hearings live on C-Span) Boxer had
"I personally believe ... that your loyalty to the mission you
were given, to sell this war, overwhelmed your respect for the truth..."
I still think Fox News has missed a Golden Opportunity here, as I suggested awhile ago in this piece called Strokes of Loofah Genius:
After reading the salacious amended complaint filed against Bill O'Reilly by Andrea Mackris, I have been wondering what's FOX to do with this cash-cow icon? (FYI the $60 million sought by Mackris was not arbitrarily chosen, but based on the one-year net profits from "The Factor".) Regardless of their out of court settlement, Mr. O'Reilly never denied the language (potentially archived on tapes) attributed to him in the complaint other than to say, "I'm not a victim. I'm just a stupid, stupid guy."
So, here's my stroke of genius: FOX can get double for the price of one. It can keep Bill O'Reilly, Mr. Morals Policeman, fighter for the little guy, social conservative and family values man, pundit against the wild-eye-liberals; but then it can offer the alternate Bill O'Reilly as a replacement for the vacuum to be created by Howard Stern's, Mr. Shock Jock, defection to cable radio.
Bill O'Reilly has demonstrated that he can be pervertedly offensive with the best of them. He can just present his alter-ego, unleashed, unchained, let-his-hair-down personality and…voila, the perfect replacement for Howard Stern. Then Mr. O'Reilly can indulge in his more "personal side" by replacing phone sex with radio sex…and for millions of listeners. If he wants to spank a stripper on air, or play his depraved games of "loofah," it can satisfy his clearly (and often) unsatisfied longing to do so. Best yet, it can all be done above board, on the air and save on annoying those pesky female co-workers sensitivities.
So, FOX don't fire him, just double market him. It isn't often you get a two-fer like this…they don't come around everyday.
Karen on 01.31.05 @ 07:31 PM CST