I randomly searched blogs on google today to see what popped up with the search term Bill O’Reilly. I came across this story that gives the transcript of an interview Bill did with Bernie Goldberg a few days ago.
In the transcript, Goldberg gives three reasons why he thinks Fox News is criticized so often: (1) Fox News is consistently more conservative than the other major networks, (2) Fox News is successful despite its conservatism and (3) Fox News is provocative.
If I had to choose between watching the rants and rage of Bill O’Reilly over someone like Charlie Rose or Keith Olbermann, I would choose Rose or Olbermann almost any day. So why do I watch Fox, and especially O’Reilly? First, because I think O’Reilly is often comical in his talking points and with his guests. He consistently belittles his guests and his talking points are little more than conservative propaganda spiced up to look centrist.
So why would do I watch it?
The same reason I find the circus entertaining: It entertains me while I eat my dinner.
I usually flip back and forth between O’Reilly’s show and Countdown with Keith Olbermann during the five o’clock hour. Sometimes I feel guilty for boosting the ratings that O’Reilly so often opines about on his show, but sometimes I think it is worth the laughs I get from watching how idiotic he can sometimes be.