Make that “on O’Reilly’s sack.”
In a match of wits, the two TV pundits exchange pleasantries and insights as Colbert offers his full adulation to his idol: the one and only Papa Bear.
What’s amazing is that Colbert not once breaks character as a staunch advocate of conservative politics, even as he’s taking the piss like a horse, and production assistants behind the cameras giggle audibly, and that O’Reilly, in turn, not once breaks the Fox News mold of naive sternness, alternating with helpless puzzlement at the world as a whole. O’Reilly seems so hellbent to not be pulled in by Colbert and win the shiny, imaginary Fox News trophy of non-satire, he can’t even manage a single funny comeback. It’s like watching a professional carpenter bringing a file to a nailing.
Whatta ya know… Outfoxed can be watched on G00gle video.
It’s a documentary on the inside workings of Fox News, how the executive cheeses rein in all employees to spout the same rightwing-friendly propaganda that makes Dubya Bu$h look good and that makes all of his doubters unpatriotic, Unamerican and generally dangerous. Watch interview guests get crushed and called names live on TV, whatever their valid points may be.
To call this “fair and balanced news”, as is Fox’s motto, is such a blatant piece of mindless rubbish it’s almost funny. Except it’s not.
To watch it in a higher resolution, go here. And now shut up..
… and Bill O’Reilly is an asshole (who knew?)
But Phil really does deserve my respect for being able to get a word in and manage to hand Bill’s ass to him.
Apparently, there is nothing Bill wouldn’t defend in the name of FauxNews.
Speaking of which, if you wanna know a bit more about how Fox works, there’s a fantastic documentary called “Outfoxed”. Below is a short trailer.