During Bill O’Reilly’s Talking Points segment this evening, the Fox News host took aim at the entertainment industry, claiming that it is putting pressure on individual entertainers to not appear at Donald Trump’s inauguration.
After noting that the short list of acts performing so far, O’Reilly then brought up how previous inaugurations, noting that the contentious election of George W. Bush didn’t stop major musical artists from showing up.
He then went on to compare the industry to Joseph McCarthy.
“The harsh truth is that there is reverse McCarthyism going on in the entertainment industry,” O’Reilly stated.
After O'Reilly made this ridiculous claim he had Charles Krauthammer on who essentially said to O'Reilly's face that it was a ridiculous claim.
That's right, Charles Krauthammer was the voice of reason.
Celebrities are not avoiding the inauguration because they fear being ostracized.
They are avoiding the inauguration because they do not want to be party to the rise of a demagogue.
I am sure they would have refused to appear at a Hitler rally as well.
Besides I thought the Trump campaign's new talking point was that they don't need no stinking celebrities anyhow?
Of course that would make it hard to explain why Trump then feels the need to post this tweet:
So pathetically transparent.Jackie Evancho's album sales have skyrocketed after announcing her Inauguration performance.Some people just don't understand the "Movement"— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 4, 2017