Bill O’Reilly Cranky That Governor Palin Ended His Interruptions

By Stacy Drake

This evening, Bill O’Reilly took a shot at Governor Palin on his show regarding the last interview he conducted with her. If you recall, the governor rightly put an end to O’Reilly’s annoying habit of interruption, by reminding him that he was indeed interrupting her. As you can imagine, Bill’s ego suffered a bit of a bruising from the governor’s action.

On tonight’s episode of The O’Reilly Factor, Bill spoke with Chis Wallace to make himself feel better about it all. He compared his behavior as a media personality, with that of Chris Wallace, stating that it is mandatory for serious journalists like themselves to constantly interrupt their guests. I’m not sure how Wallace managed to allow himself to be used by O’Reilly in this manner considering that he is not the one with the horrible reputation of being a rude host. Not through persistent interruptions anyway… No, Bill O’Reilly is the one with the bad reputation and he knows it. Obviously Governor Palin struck a nerve (and an over-sized ego) when she called him out last week, otherwise he wouldn’t have done this segment tonight.

The funny thing is that if Bill actually paid any attention to the answers his guests give, he would have realized that Governor Palin DID answer his question. The show’s transcript states:

O’REILLY: Some people want mandatory retirement age where you would have to take it raised up to about 67. Are you for that? Do you want to raise that mandatory age to 67 retirement?PALIN: Everything — everything is going to have to change for those who are enrolled in the program now and will be enrolled in the program now. But we do not change the pension benefit…

O’REILLY: I agree. The people who…

PALIN: …of those who are receiving it now and that what’s people care…

O’REILLY: …brought in and the people who need it.

PALIN: And I really apologize that up here in Alaska we have the four second delay. So it’s — it’s not an easy exchange…


She said “everything” and the word “everything,” in this instance, encompasses the topic being discussed, as well as other things that were not mentioned. Yes, plus more, if you will.

Most media personalities have to interrupt their quests at some point. However, Bill O’Reilly interrupts his guests every time they try to answer any of his questions. It’s habitual and it’s annoying.

Mark Levin also had a few choice words for the “8 PMer,” after the show.

Also, just in case you ever wondered what it was like to work with Bill O’Reilly, here’s a glimpse.
(Language Warning)


Filed under In The News, Politics, sarah palin

8 responses to “Bill O’Reilly Cranky That Governor Palin Ended His Interruptions

  1. Thank you for putting this post together. I sent Mr. Arrogant Pinhead an email before his show was even over telling him not to presume to know what his audience thinks. We don’t appreciate his rude interruptions regardless of who is on the show with him. I told him he has become the pinhead he accuses others of being. Obviously, from watching the video you added, he’s been a pinhead for a long time. I hope he gets inundated with emails over this. I refuse to watch his narcissistic show any longer.

  2. Joy

    All I know is that O’Reilly’s “Irish” really gets worked up – over nothing! But, more seriously, his “powers” (in MANY areas) are visibly – and not so visibly – waning. I hope his time on Fox is limited, ’cause he’s also loosing the respect of his audience – the only thing that justifies keeping him on the air. But another beef I have with him is that he’s also a DOM – and those pathetic creatures are just disgusting. He needs to be, as they say, “put on administrative leave” – and a chance to contemplate his sins as a broadcaster. He’s getting a bit long in the tooth, too, and NOT aging gracefully…

  3. GloriaJH

    Sorry, I can’t go along with the O’Reilly bashing here – sure, I know he does have interview issues – but I can overlook them.

    His Sarah Palin interview – I thought she explained her problem with answering and his interrupting very nicely – the Delay is problematic, for sure and yes, he probably did get a little ruffled with her complaint – but, I doubt his interview with Wallace was malicious towards Sarah Palin, but more trying to soothe his wounds from being corrected (?).

    Yes, he has a big ego, a huge ego – and it may have been a little hurt – but let’s not start a war with O’Reilly over such a nothing (ego) problem – he’ll respect her better the next time – or, not have her on anymore.

    • Gary P

      This isn’t just about Sarah. O’Reilly has become a seriously irritating ass. He thinks he has THE only show that matters. he gets pissed off when people go on other shows before his, as was the case with Sarah. She did two hard hitting interviews before talking with him.

      Frankly, if you want to see serious, substantive interviews, Fox Business New is the place to go. Sarah is on there more often than Fox News, and the interviewers ask serious questions then STFU and let her answer them Of course, they do this with all of their guests.

      O’Reilly’s show is all about Bill. HE is the one that matters. Not his guests, not their answers. Just Bill.

      Frankly he lost me when he started kissing up to Obama so he could do softball interviews with him, and milk that for a couple of weeks.

      Basically, Bill is an “Entertainment Tonight” sort of anchor. No substance.

      • Joy

        “…milked that (the 2008 Obama) interview for a couple of weeks?!?” How about “dining out of that for more than a year!” Of course, it it’s the 2011 pre-Super Bowl interview, of course, that was kissy/sucky-up time as well. In any event, NOT major journalist milestones!! O’Reilly – “a legend in his own mind…”

      • Oscar J Dulzaides

        I totaly agree Gary P! The pre-game super bowl interview was just clear evidence that he is all about Bill. Obama won’t come on fox on a weekday to answer his critics but will do a dog and pony show with O’reilly on Super Bowl sunday with a maximum audience, that’s truly a giving him a pass on O’reilly’s part. . He has become pathetic and being complicit in obama’s game just to furthur his cause is when I said enough is enough.

        Fox Business News is the better channel now and more serious of the two networks by far.

        He is an “Entertaainment Tonight” kind of host and he came in to Fox when there just wasn’t anything better than the “lame stream” media which considers Katy Couric a “news” reporter. Maybe he should have an “am I a Pinhead or a Patriot” segment every night and have people answer that for him.

  4. KingShamus

    See, I think O’Reilly has a utility. He’s pro-life and he’s kinda/sorta conservative in some areas, which is more than you can say about anyone on CNN or MSNBC.

    He also has a very contrived shtick that he’s constantly working, which grates on the nerves. Godd for Palin to push back against his nonsense.

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