You’d like to think that for the sake of the kids and the nation’s honor, President Trump couldn’t sink much farther into his undrained swamp.
Sorry about that. He just did.
Using the august Oval Office as his stage, Trump told the world – as only U.S. Presidents can do – that his good friend Bill O’Reilly , the scandalous Fox cable star, was a “good person” and didn’t do “anything wrong.” It seemed to be an extension of some of the kind things he said so approvingly of Vladimir Putin’s alleged soaring public approval by the Russians. It should be obvious that our president is awfully impressed by white guys with high ratings although he hasn’t done much good for his own 35 pct. approval in the polls. Sad?
I needn’t go into all of the muck that has forced Billo to pay $13 million in hush money to disdainful sexually harassed women. That dark side of his predatory habits will follow him into the history books with far more lurid emphasis than the facts that he was the king of the cable with millions upon millions of viewers. Preceded by Roger Ailes, a powerhouse who was dismissed by Fox for his own gateway sexual excesses, it tells us that, among other things, O’Reilly is a control freak who cannot control himself.
If you really want the insider’s view of the muscular O’Reilly, I recommend Joe Muto’s book, “An Atheist in the FOXhole”. Muto was a freelance production assistant at Fox for 8 years. No Fox peon dared to annoy the man so full of powerful authority and masculinity. As Muto wrote: “He stood framed in the doorway, tall and stone-faced, surveying the room like some sort of cable news golem, seemingly daring anyone to make a peep. No one did.”
As noted, it’s the lusty male control factor that Trump emulates everyday. It allows him to assert that O’Reilly never did anything wrong even if the president is assuming stuff from no more than secondary sources for his evidence.
At the same time, Trump’s own identity with O’Reilly confirms what we already know. Spare the adjectives. Let’s agree, shall we, that he is hopelessly promising to make America great again by acting as the idiotic enemy of the people in so many ways.