Lefsetz: Chalk One Up for Mankind; Bill O’Reilly Takes a Bullet

No one is bigger than the system…

You may think you rise above – that you’re better than the rest of us, know more, are entitled to more – but that’s not true. Furthermore, the nature of human beings is they want to tear you down to their level if they think you’ve gotten too big for your britches.

Bill O’Reilly lost contact with the working man, the same person he said he was speaking to in his show. And what a show that was, one in which he said he slung it straight, but if you disagreed with him you couldn’t get a word in edgewise and were labeled a nitwit.

Do we blame O’Reilly for our present national condition, one in which facts don’t matter and rational discourse in search of truth is out the window?

Yes – along with the rest of the right wing blowhards who should realize if you live in a glass house, you shouldn’t throw stones.

Like Rush Limbaugh, who lost his hearing from overusing opiates after denigrating drug addicts. Turns out right wingers O.D. just like Democrats, but for a long time the Republicans did not agree.

Not until their kids started dying and they became compassionate.

And expect them to come around to global warming and gay rights and so much more. That’s right, Democratic/left wing principles win in the end, because they’re people-oriented as opposed to money-oriented, they’re more about love than hate.

Did you see the WaPo story saying Trump voters pulled the lever because of racism? I believe that. Hell, it even exists in the institutions of higher learning, wherein Asians are excluded. You work hard to get ahead and then those in power don’t like it, they want to keep you down.

And Bill O’Reilly, despite constantly saying he was defending the little man, was doing anything but.

What do these people want?

To exorcise the government from their lives, to eliminate taxes so the corporations can rape and pillage with no restrictions – not worrying about safety whatsoever – so you can sit on your porch self-satisfiedly believing you’re free.

Come on.

Yup, that’s the truth. Send me all the hate mail you want.

Of course the issues are complicated.

The left wingers agitating for bringing manufacturing back to the U.S. are delusional. No one wants to pay $3k for a flat screen, and the truth is most of the jobs go to robots anyway.

And isn’t it funny how Trump has picked up this call, all this America First garbage, not knowing there’s no such thing as an American car company – that we live in a global economy no matter what you think.

Yet all over the world, the downtrodden, the losers, are up in arms.

The uneducated want to return to what once was.

And I ask you, how good was that era when African-Americans were second-class citizens and automobiles had no safety features and the government was not making sure drugs were safe.

Yup, that’s where I want to go back to – the ’50s, when whites ruled, smokers died and tobacco companies denied the harm of their product with impunity. Who turned things around? The denigrated tort lawyers and the government.

So we do have a problem, with automation putting people out of work. That needs to be addressed, but not by giving paeans to coal while retail workers are losing their jobs in droves.

Fox News was the anti. A home for all those left out along with the corporatists trying to shore up their fortunes. For years the left wing was decrying bias, despite Fox’s head-turning slogan that the outlet was fair and balanced.

Blame Rupert Murdoch.

Who has done so much to ruin this world. He bought the Wall Street Journal the business newspaper of record. Then he turned it into the editorial page 24/7, eliminating the business coverage and injecting biased news coverage, albeit brief.

He created the right wing alternative, but since he’s rich he’s untouchable.

Actually, one of the reasons they fired O’Reilly was because Murdoch wants to own all of Sky and he’s worried the British won’t let him.

Sky? You don’t know what that is?

I’m not gonna tell  you. Other than to inform you it’s your duty as a citizen to be informed. All the information is at your fingertips, and you’ve got to read left and right.

The New York Times prints the best of both every day, just go to their app. But the Times has been neutralized by the right wing naysayers and you’re not gonna hear a contrary voice on Fox News. Ain’t gonna happen, unless it’s some apologist wimp like the recently departed Alan Colmes.

Society is shifting.

Used to be you had two drinks at lunch. When was the last time there was alcohol at a business meal? I haven’t seen it before 6 p.m.

And gays can get married, and sexual harassment is a no-no. Not just amongst left wing women, but all women.

And what’s worse, like Bill Cosby, O’Reilly was a serial offender.

In a workplace where if you spoke up you got fired or your path to the top evaporated. But then Gretchen Carlson spoke up. It’s the rugged individuals we depend upon to right the ship.

And after being labeled a no-goodnik, gold digger opportunist other women came out of the woodwork. And it turned out what Carlson was saying was true.

Then Fox lost Megyn Kelly who was afraid her future would be affected by the boys club atmosphere that we’ve been fighting since the 1960s.

The boys club.

The one wherein where you went to school and who your parents were and what teams you played on and who you knew trumped every other attribute.

No wonder women couldn’t triumph – they weren’t born with a penis – they couldn’t snap towels with the guys in the locker room.

And this atmosphere still exists.

We’ve got oh-so-far to go.

To the point where men need to learn to self-check, to say no, to escape the groupthink and do the right thing.

Al Campanis was sacrificed at the altar of racial equality, and now Bill O’Reilly is being sacrificed at the altar of sexual equality. Sorry, it doesn’t matter that everybody else is doing it, NOBODY SHOULD BE DOING IT!

Credit the younger Murdoch generation, who are going to inherit the monolith. They saw that O’Reilly was tainting the brand, and today the brand is everything.

The brand supersedes truth, you believe in the corporation because the individuals have become shills for it. Whether it be musicians selling out to the highest bidder or workers afraid to unionize for fear they’ll lose their jobs.

Everybody in America is afraid, except for blowhards like O’Reilly, who believe if they just yell loud enough they can win.

Just because you raise your voice that does not mean you are right.

Just because Mercer and the Kochs fund right wing causes that does not mean Soros is just as bad. No, that’s false equivalency.

Is the left wing flawed? OF COURSE!

However it’s absent the sex and financial scandals, at least to the degree of the right. Because if you act this way on the left you’re excommunicated. If you act this way on the right you’re embraced.

But maybe no longer.

O’Reilly is a footnote. He’s already in the rearview mirror.

No one’s gonna give him a platform. Because it’s one thing to spew hate, it’s another to live the hate, to be a sexual harasser. Speech is cheap, actions have costs.

So, so long Bill O’Reilly. You outlived your era, the internet and the media revealed your heinous behavior, you can’t hide the facts in today’s world.

You’re the poster boy for everything that’s wrong with this country. And now you’ve been sidelined.

Will you admit your fault? America loves a repenter, embraces him or her with open arms.

But that would require you to take a long hard look in the mirror, see that you’re part of the problem as opposed to the solution.

We’re all in it together folks. The sooner we can all agree on the same facts and come to conclusions that truly benefit us all, or at least the majority, the better.

But no, we live in a world of chaos, where those who do the work every day are eliminated from the equation, and having brains and being fair are faults, not attributes.

The New York Times has the most boots on the ground.

It bends over backward to be fair, even if it occasionally fails. Hell, it even has a public editor looking out for the reader, but in a world where ignorance is king, where those with power want to keep it, the uninformed are kept that way, through subterfuge and bread and circuses.

But not today. Today the Times brought O’Reilly down.

Chalk one up for the good guys.

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30 Responses to Lefsetz: Chalk One Up for Mankind; Bill O’Reilly Takes a Bullet

  1. Arenot1 says:

    Bla bla bla… “I did not have sex with that women” ring a bell Lefty

    • admin says:

      I have to agree here…

      Seems like statistically most of the prominent sex scandals I’ve read about have involved liberals and dems.

      Seems obvious.

      • Stomper says:

        Big guy, can’t believe you posted that without giving it a bit more thought, maybe even some research. To imply that sexual misconduct has a foundation political ideology is ridiculously shallow. I’d offer that it is a male trait to think and act on sexual impulses and whether you’re a democrat, republican, independent is irrelevant. For every Clinton, Weiner, etc. you list, there is a Gingrich, Cain, etc. to balance. Heck, even everyone’s hero, Eisenhower, had his Kay Summersby. Men are pigs on both sides of the aisle. C’mon Hearne, you’re smarter than that.

        • admin says:

          That’s funny!
          I love it when somebody accuses you of being dumb but softens the blow by sarcastically quipping that you’re smarter than that…
          I don’t think that’s the issue here.
          My comment and the other commenter were strictly noting that Lefsetz was waaaaaay of in characterizing that conservatives were the ones incurring all the misconduct, when pop culture history in recent years shows that not to be true.

      • Frank says:

        At least the heterosexual ones. Ironic huh?? Larry Craig, Ralph Shortey, Dennis Hastert have a thing for the men ( and the young boys) Mike Pence would be proud. I mean, he does sound gay, doesn’t he?

  2. Phaedrus says:

    The left is the party of failure. Capitalism may be flawed, but it’s the best system we’ve got. Communism and socialism don’t work. Bringing everybody down to the lowest common denominator (so nobody gets their feelings hurt by being less successful than their neighbor) is asinine. If you believe the internet, it’s now considered a bad thing to make money and be (what used to be considered) a succcess.

    And Bill Clinton and Kwame Kilpatrick would disagree about the left’s lack of sexual or financial scandals.

  3. locomotivebreath1901 says:

    I clicked to learn a few details about a pompous pig knocked down a few pegs, but instead, I get accosted with a mini-manifesto of leftist hysteria.

    Good grief. There’s 3 minutes of my life I’ll never get back….

  4. Jim a.k.a. BWH says:

    A bit rambling there, but a good read Lefty. Don’t expect any sort of mea culpa from Bill O. He is still denying that anything happened. I look at him like Cosby. One or two accusers? Meh. When the number gets to 6 or 10? Yeah, you’re guilty, dude. I think the recorded phone calls and payouts/settlements in excess of $13MM pretty much confirm it’s all true.

    Just another holier-than-thou right wing buffoon taken down by his own hypocrisy.

  5. Nick says:

    Couldn’t have happened to a bigger asshole.

  6. CG says:

    Solid story. Bill O’Reilly was one of the ‘big’ voices for Donald Trump. He did help him win. My guess is there is still a spot for Bill somewhere in the media, likely radio. If he wants it. However with his wealth and age, maybe not. Regardless of all the ‘sex’ stuff, he was a huge star during his run. To say he is now in the rear view mirror applies to everyone when its over. Sadly, good or bad.

  7. Guy Who Says What Others Think says:

    I wish I could “take a bullet” and parachute out with a deal probably around 50-60 million dollars. Not a bad gig. O”Reilly won’t be hurting. I never watched his show, so I don’t really care.

    • e.h. says:

      It looks like O’Reilly indeed got a buyout of 25 mil. I did try to watch his show a few times..early on in 2000 I thought it was pretty good just because it was so well produced and I hadn’t caught on that it was so right wing. A couple years later I watched it and realized it was so repetitious and tiring. I think the leaked loofah audio release was the final straw, O’Reilly is truly a big jerk.

  8. Bad Hombre says:

    And Alex Jones went on the record with the admission that his shtick is “performance art.”

    Hate is a lucrative business and there seems to be no shortage of customers.

    • Guy Who Says What Others Think says:

      Especially on the left. No one is more violent, spews more hate, and looks to impinge upon people’s right to free speech than left-wingers. Free speech means ALL speech. Not just the type you like. That’s where the left’s hypocrisy is exposed.

      Lefsetz should just go ahead and change his name to LEFTsez.

      • Bad Hombre says:

        Actually it’s especially on both sides but we can all see which product you’ve chosen to consume.

        • Guy Who Says What Others Think says:

          No, I can see that on any news channel. All you have to do is look at the Trump supporters being beaten down, and violent protests on college campuses attempting to suppress any speech that isn’t in line with these alt-left whack jobs. And keep in mind, I didn’t vote for Trump, and won’t vote for him in his re-election bid if he chooses to do so. But I do enjoy watching the left totally meltdown and look like complete and total jackasses. Shoot, everytime Maxine Walters opens her piehole I just have to shake my head and laugh. What a moron.

      • Shawnster says:

        Says you. The right is, was, and will always be the home for hate.

        • Guy Who Says What Others Think says:

          The irony/idiocy of your statement stands on it’s own. Fact: The only speech attempting to be stopped or suppressed on college campuses and in public in general is something that doesn’t jive with the leftist agenda. Hell, when Bill Maher gets attacked by those on his own “team”, you know the left has gone off the rails.

  9. ty, tyvm says:

    as opposed to impinging on people’s right to vote, people’s right to marry, people’s right to control their body, people’s right to healthcare, clean air/water………………

    • Guy Who Says What Others Think says:

      Right to vote? B.S. Right to marry? Fed govt shouldn’t be involved at all. Should be a state matter. The only reason the Feds got into it was to help ensure the creation of the next generation of taxpayers. Right to control your body? Assume this is abortion and the question is and always has been, are you killing a baby or taking a crap? Lefties equate abortion to taking a crap. Healthcare isn’t a “right”, and there is no law restricting you from purchasing healthcare. I also fail to see where there has been legislation that forces anyone person or group to drink filthy water or breathe polluted air.

  10. chuck says:

    “Bill O’Reilly lost contact with the working man, the same person he said he was speaking to in his show.”

    ? No he didn’t. His ratings were still through the roof and this shoot from the hip comment is existential Leftysays. WTF does that even mean?

    “Yet all over the world, the downtrodden, the losers, are up in arms.”

    Well, thanks Bob, your a real peach, a man of the people. Obviously, you are a guy, who would know, if O’Reilly wasn’t speaking anymore to “The Working Man”.

    “The New York Times prints the best of both every day, just go to their app.”

    Sure, a really unbiased and objective purveyor of the news. Glen Thrush was hired immediately after he was “outed” sending articles on politics to John Podesta for approval. The NYT is agenda driven Progressive swill for sanctimonious swells. Pretending that it is not at oh so tony cocktail parties where Bob Leftysez and coastal elites laugh up their sleeves at the folks Bob calls losers and working men, is what got Trump elected.

    “Everybody in America is afraid, except for blowhards like O’Reilly, who believe if they just yell loud enough they can win.
    Just because you raise your voice that does not mean you are right.”

    Let go of your pole and run that B.S. up the pole over at MSNBC with Lowrent O’Donnel, Black Lives Matter and the federally funded by tax payers University of Berkeley where the 1st amendment went to die.

    “Did you see the WaPo story saying Trump voters pulled the lever because of racism?”

    Check the box, you white boys are racist. WaPo says so.

    Let’s sum up, this embarrassing, poorly written, stream of unconsciousness claptrap.

    Democrats had been moping,
    until they found out Bill had been groping.

    Brutal.

    O’Reilly probably was hitting on the hot babes at FOX. He got it in the neck, because most of the media, is liberal, or pathetic, pusillanimous pukes. Clinton finished his term and he was getting hummers under the office desk in the Oval Orifice and there was DNA proof.

    Before all you Gramascian grunts get your dolphins out and start flogging away, here is something to think about. You would have been much better off with O’Reilly.

    Now, for the foreseeable future, Tucker Carlson, will be undressing you and your heroes. The guy is lethal. Extemporaneously brilliant, prepared and thrives on political cage matches with all comers.

    We “losers” and “working men” think O’Reilly was Wally Pipp.

    • Chuck Fan says:

      CHUCK TELLS THE TRUTH. HE TELLS THE TRUTH. HE TELLS THE TRUTH. WITH NO BS!!!!!

      • chuck says:

        You are very kind.

        Thank you.

      • Therealworld says:

        Blah Blah Blah. Did you have a point to whatever that was? To tell the truth, I kind of fell asleep there. How sad your life must be to defend so vociferously a TV personality you have never met, and that could give a shit less about you. Do you REALLY think Ol’ Bill believes the shit he peddles to suckas like you? He’s playing a part numb skull! It’s hilarious how people like you on the right will buy whatever snake oil carny barkers like O’Reilly pitch hook, line, and sinker. You chowder heads will cry Fake News! at the drop of a hat, but you are too stupid or jaded in your world views to figure out guys like Beck, O’Reilly and Alex Jones are the biggest fakers of them all.

  11. Kerouac says:

    “the Times brought O’Reilly down. Chalk one up for the good guys.”

    – hilarious… that said, this disclaimer: I’m no fan of O’Reilly’s deportment on-air: the guy comes across as an educated bully, but, as this isn’t about personality:

    O’Reilly (having admitted nothing and innocent unless proven otherwise) is receiving an (reported) $25 mill golden parachute – nice means of ‘exit stage left’ for the former top cat there at FOX; if that’s considered ‘bringing down’ someone, somebody hit and tackle Kerouac with a heavy banknote too, that & all the slings and arrows that follow same as this KCC article’s defiant quip same “Send me all the hate mail you want.”

    MONEY. Let he/she who is without interest cast the first shekel; speaking of those in search of said:

    FOX’s on-air women dress like visual tarts, too many them. To claim harassment, yet submit to said for years, suspect timing; ‘another’ word defines such females (rhymes with door, as in ‘if it weren’t for all of the money I make, would depart via said to find other employ’. Will add the word ‘potentially’ to my inference re: these women’s tack… the same ‘potentially’ guilty that O’Reilly is being subjected to, equal rights/fairness.

    MONEY.

    Then there is FOX’s fear of lost revenue due advertiser$ pulling of ads, as well bad publicity potential re: FOX’s pending Sky deal.

    MONEY.

    Then of course, the parasite known the NY Times, a no longer virile but castrated provocateur trying so desperately find a $emblance relevance theirs; keep trying.

    MONEY.

    Like kettle calling teapot black, the NY Times/their ilk have ‘no’ credibility left – they are as self-serving and honest as any women/man referenced herein. Court of public opinion? Valid as pre-election Presidential polls likewise ‘claimed’ to know the truth and name of our next President.

    Like snake mating balls, they deserve each other the mercenary lot of them: women, men and main stream media; big money and the culture that creates as well feeds it.
    Sleaze, all the way around. Are no heroes nor heroines: not FOX, not NY Times, not O’Reilly, not the women any of them… only opportunists: job, money and notoriety supplanting God, family and country.

    As a counterpoint to Lefty’s ‘right’ bashing in his article: out of the depths the sickness is liberalism comes this silver lining: Ann Coulter (who beamed recently – ‘every day I wake up & Trump is still President’) WILL be speaking after all at an venue sponsored by the administration (aka ‘the beserk of Berkeley’), as the left coast snowflakes caved in to ‘public outcry’ – see how that works, when viewed from the ‘right/correct’ side?

    🙂

  12. No Thanks says:

    Krista: What is it about society that disappoints you so much?

    Elliot: Oh, I don’t know. Is it that we collectively thought Steve Jobs was a great man, even when we knew he made billions off the backs of children? Or maybe it’s that it feels like all our heroes are counterfeit. The world itself’s just one big hoax.

    • No Thanks says:

      Remember Jobs was a Democrat. Point being that all institutions, including R’s and D’s are populated with evil people.

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