Former Fox News star Bill O’Reilly found himself back in the news this week, targeted by a tabloid which portrayed him as “a broken man,” depressed and “sneaking around town” after the loss of his cable TV platform.
It wouldn’t be surprising if O’Reilly, who was fired from Fox News in April 2017 amid sexual harassment allegations, did wish to get back to cable TV’s larger audiences.
But he still has a lot to say.
It would appear their efforts are nothing more than trying to take away from the valid points O’Reilly has made over the last few days.
O’Reilly criticizes media
O’Reilly, like many other conservatives, thought that the liberal jabs at President Donald Trump during the memorial for former President George H.W. Bush showed a complete lack of class.
Virtually every media outlet would pay tribute to Bush, then segue into a criticism of Trump. Some used it to attack his reluctance to back global warming accords, while others used the differences in the two presidents’ personalities to smear Trump.
This is unprecedented behavior. Regardless of party, the funeral of a former president has always been about celebrating the life and legacy of that president, not the tearing down of another man.
O’Reilly was quick to point this out on Twitter on Thursday, immediately drawing the ire of liberals.
The trashing of Donald Trump began shortly after President Bush’s funeral ended in Washington yesterday afternoon. It was the usual suspects.
What the haters said is not important. The fact that they used a solemn occasion to trash a sitting President is.
— Bill O’Reilly (@BillOReilly) December 6, 2018
O’Reilly takes on religion
This week, O’Reilly also tackled religion, publishing a column on Wednesday about the sinking rates of participation at churches and synagogues.
One reason is the media’s “marginalization” of religious people, particularly those who are pro-life or who don’t subscribe to the progressive social agenda.
O’Reilly, who is Catholic, also didn’t hesitate to chastise church leaders, whom he called often “timid” and apathetic, for not teaching practical applications of the faith for today’s real-life situations.
“Organized religion is dying in America. Not because of scandal, although that has hurt,” O’Reilly wrote. “No, the churches have immediate seating because the environment they foster is often irrelevant to our lives.”
“Jesus inspired. His stand-ins are tired,” O’Reilly concluded.