Now, Nick Kristof?
We have been inflicted with so much....do not
curse us with Bill O'Reilly. We beesech you.
Helping Bill O'Reilly
By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF
Published: February 7, 2006
Please, readers, help Bill O'Reilly!
After Mr. O'Reilly denounced me in December as a "left-wing ideologue" (a charge that alarmed me, given his expertise on ideologues), I challenged him to defend traditional values by joining me on a trip to Darfur. I wrote: "You'll have to leave your studio, Bill. You'll encounter pure evil. If you're like me, you'll be scared ... and you'll finally be using your talents for an important cause."
A few days ago, I finally got my answer. Mr. O'Reilly declared in his column: "I do three hours of daily news analysis on TV and radio. There's no way I can go to Africa."
No need to give up so easily, Bill. With a satellite phone, you can do your show from anywhere.
But maybe Mr. O'Reilly's concern is cost, so I thought my readers might want to give him a hand. You can help sponsor a trip by Mr. O'Reilly to Darfur, where he can use his television savvy to thunder against something actually meriting his blustery rage.
If you want to help, send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or snail mail to me at The Times, and tell me how much you're willing to pay for Mr. O'Reilly's expenses in Darfur. Offers will be anonymous, except maybe to the N.S.A. Don't send money; all I'm looking for is pledges. I'll post updates at nytimes.com/ontheground.
First, George Clooney, then Keith Olbermann, now Nick Kristof?
Damn, what's next, Clooney dropping off his drawers at O'Reilly's office and telling him no starch and to iron twice? I mean, he's getting punked by anyone with a joke.
The Colbert Report is such a good, dead accurate parody of O'Reilly I can't stand to watch more than a few minutes of it.
I wonder, in the dark night of the soul, does he realize that he's fast becoming a national joke?
posted by Steve @ 12:46:00 AM