Monday, December 23, 2013

War (on Christmas) correspondent, Bill O'Reilly

"All due respect to your parents..."

"I covered four wars with a pen. ... I covered four wars with a pen. So don't impugn my courage ever again. You're a weasel."

Heh, heh. Is Bill O'Reilly trying to look ridiculous?

Note that, according to Wikipedia, O'Reilly "covered the wars in El Salvador and the Falkland Islands from his base in Buenos Aires, Argentina" (my emphasis). Brave man, huh?

I don't know what other wars he's claiming to have covered with his pen, but it hardly matters, unless you think that sitting in your office is supposed to be courageous.

Being a war correspondent can indeed be a dangerous profession. Many have died in the wars they were covering. But O'Reilly wasn't on the front lines. He wasn't anywhere near the front lines, certainly not in a position of danger. (Note that the Falklands War lasted a whopping two months, and Great Britain was never going to bomb Bill O'Reilly's office in Buenos Aires.)


Mark Billingsley said...

Thanks for clarifying that idiotic comment of O'Liars.

WCG said...

You're welcome, Mark. Although I forgot to mention another war Bill O'Reilly has covered with his pen: the War on Christmas. I'm sure that's taken a lot of courage, huh? :)