On his radio show today Bill decried the Fox Network's interview with O.J. Simpson ("If I Did It, Here's How It Happened") where O "hypothetically describes" how the double murder would have come down IF he had committed them.
Shameful. Besides the concept, how in the world will Simpson figure out how it happened? It just begs for a Fred Goldman interview directly after called, "If There Is A God, Here's How O.J. Simpson Would Die a Thousand Deaths," where he "hypothetically describes" how the Simpson jurors would have decided the case if they had half-a-brain
Did O'Reilly call for a boycott of Fox? Did he call for the firing of the Fox executives who made the deal with Simpson? Did he even call for someone from Fox to come in the studio so he could shout over them and kick them out? Nope. While he felt it unseemly, Bill said that he has no influence over the network to keep them from airing the show. He would take no action.
If it were Ludicrous using lyrics Bill felt obscene, or Jeremy Glick giving his point of view, or a store bearing a "Happy Holidays" sign, or a judge who made a decision Bill didn't agree with, who was behind airing the show, perhaps he would call the "folks" to arms. But when it comes to a television network that exists under the same corporate umbrella that hovers above his income, his bravado sinks into a gutless fetal position.
Some Cultural Warrior.
Steve Young is author ofSteve Young is author of " Great Failure of the Extremely Successful"and waxes satirically on the L.A. Daily News Sunday Opinion page (right next to O'Reilly's column...really)