Saturday, September 24, 2011

And for the first time ever...an OGT Rerun

I love to hate Bill O'Reilly. Since he has been in the news lately with that whole "I'm more powerful than anyone" business and the "I'm going to quit if my income taxes go up" shenanigans, I decided it was a good time to share a previous post from OGT. Although I wrote this almost 2 years ago, I'm sure that all of the details still apply. All of them. Read on, girls....

Some of you lovely gals asked for more details about my experience working with Bill O'Reilly when I mentioned him here. Back in the late 80's, I worked for Inside Edition as a producer and Bill was the anchor. He was not really known for his kind and thoughtful demeanor. Here's an example.

I mostly got to stay away from him except when he decided to go to Haiti to do a story. Bill's story concept was about how the entire population of Haiti is gripped by the claws of Voodoo. In fact, an extremely small percentage of Haitians embrace Voodoo, the people there are Catholic, and by a very large margin. However, as I learned working for 2 decades in TV news; never, ever, let the facts get in the way of a good story.

Anyway, I spoke enough French to be his translator, so I "got to" go. Let me just say that being in Haiti with Bill O'Reilly is like being in hell with Satan. He is literally incapable of speaking about anything other than himself. He is so obtuse, that when the waiter at our hotel asked him IN ENGLISH for his dinner order, Bill turned to me to order for him. So I did, IN ENGLISH.

Back in New York one night, a friend of one of the other producers had an alcohol soaked night of "passion" with him. She reported back, of course. I therefore have it on good authority that he is (as Lily Allen so beautifully puts it) "small in the game".

21 comments:

Linda said...

ROTFL! Just confirms what I thought about this man!

Lisa said...

I love the blogs about your work experiences. Guess his big ego covers up small comings in other areas!!

Janelle said...

I have to confess, I was delighted to read your post. Confirms everything I suspected, including the "small in the game" thing!

Madeline said...

I truly thank you for sharing that information about this guy. I couldn't stand watching or listening to him back then and still can't. I would say more but it probably be best that I not. All I see is a extremely large ego. I had to comment on this just to make me feel better.

Annie said...

Loved your story. Men are always shocked to find that we women tell all!

Chickens in the Basement said...

You didn't help me see Mr. O'Riley in a better light! What makes folks fall into their "superiority complex?" I can't imagine any situation where I could behave in a queenly manner, even if I do think the world is all about me! I know that's just in my head! Thanks for the insight!
Anna

Vintage Christine said...

My god Pam--this is your best story EVER! I'm sitting in the parking lot of Jack's Fish House in Carriere MS laughing my ass off. From your heading I was afraid you were going to defend the a**hole but NO WAY!! Thanks for making my day in a huge way, girlfriend. Now come over to my blog and enter the Most Fabulous Giveaway Ever!!

~~Carol~~ said...

WOW! You worked for Inside Edition! And worked with Bill O'Reilly. My condolences. I can't stand that guy. And now I know why he's such an *ss. He's overcompensating, for having "no game"!

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

Are we surprised?????? Not!

Midcenturymadam said...

Funny, very funny. Now let's dish about poor little Sarah and her manly size ego. She and Bill are already fighting over who gets to be on top. (in 2012)

NYC said...

Well written, this is the best post I ever saw by anyone!

Andy's Attic said...

If anyone had any doublts I think that cleared it up for them!! He makes my skin crawl:>(
Annette

trash talk said...

You know what they say...little mind, little .....! I'm trying to be a lady here, but it's killing me! Once again, girlie, you slay me!
Debbie

Sue (Vintage Rescue) said...

Pam, it was totally worthy burning my retinas (by looking at a photo of him) to hear this story. I'll sleep a little better tonight, knowing that god gave him a weenie the size of his brain.

Alicia P. said...

What NYC said. :-)

Lou Cinda said...

He is SUCH an ASS!! Small in the frame! LOVE IT!

Lou Cinda :)

jewelrygirl said...

I don't doubt a word of what you say...Ick!

Thanks for the info!

Jenny

sandy said...

New to your blog....but l-o-v-e-d the section about Billy.....what a l-o-s-e-r.......

Sandy

The Robin and Sparrow said...

Hey, just found your blog, our hubbies and your son went to the OSU game today, looks like we have a few things in common! lol! Love your blog.

Leigh said...

Oh, dear. I just read this wonderful post, now he's being interviewed on NPR about his new book. All I can think about is his penis.

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