Bill O’Reilly is one of the most detestable characters I’ve ever come across. Surely you’ve seen him being a total dick about an autocue, or being hostile to many guests. See this clip from Outfoxed for a prime example. I’ve seen many more like it. He’s a vile bullying pathetic excuse for a human who managed to get some power. Now I just stumbled across my hero Dawkins being interviewed by him. It’s like my love/hate worlds have collided, though O’Reilly just about manages to be civil, so there’s nothing majorly exciting about the clip. Though I love Dawkin’s little laugh at the idea that tides couldn’t possible be explained by anything other than a deity.
September 4, 2008, 2:29 pm
it’s turtles all the way down dude…
September 4, 2008, 2:49 pm
Agree with you regarding O’Reilly – he’s Satan’s bitch – but unfortunately I also find Dawkins to be a contemptible, patronising, fundamentalist snob. The man needs slap.
September 4, 2008, 5:02 pm
I wasn’t familiar with O’Reilly before.
My instinct is to cringe.
There is no debating with people like that.
September 5, 2008, 10:14 am
Stu. Never heard that one. Had to look it up.
Damien. Have many friends who think same and have had the debate but no-ones convinced me. I reckon in face of the opposition he’s every right to be as preachy as those fuckers. About time to kick back and I’m glad to see a few leading the way. And the missus is always accusing me about being arrogant on this subject. It’s hard not to be when this nonsense interferes with our lives and is shoved in our faces daily. So until the status quo has a major major shift, I think we’ve every right to be preachy and arrogant. And he’s as posh as fuck but I don’t think he’s a snob at all. I deleted all my reasons why he’s not a fundamentalist – I was getting pretty anal 🙂
Xbox – yeah he’s a real piece of of work alright. Sorry to introduce you!