Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Bill O'Reilly refers to celebrities not wanting to perform at Trump inauguration as "reverse McCarthyism."

Courtesy of Mediaite:

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.

48 comments:

  1. Anonymous1:44 PM

    Does that Baio dude sing?

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  2. Anonymous1:51 PM

    The artists that do not want to perform at the Inaugural are very much aware that doing so would be the end of their career.

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    1. Anonymous4:14 PM

      Unlikely unless everything we're afraid of comes true. Otherwise at beat it'd suffer a temporary hitch.

      Kinda like the Dixie Chicks.

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  3. "Some people just don't understand the "Movement""
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    Well, we understand that trump *is* a "movement."

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    1. Leland2:05 PM

      Good one Nefer!

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  4. Anonymous1:52 PM

    Wow, now Trump--who will be sworn in as pres soon--is tweeting about a teenage singer and her record sales. And it's all due to Trump and his "movement." So embarrassing. This reminds me, over at HuffPo there's an article about Ben Affleck and what he says about Trump at parties. It links to a full article.

    This reverse McCarthyism is so embarrassing, too. The artists don't need Trump. The caliber of people he wishes would perform have performed all over the country and world and for many important occasions. They don't need the bucks to survive. They won't be shunned by the industry. It's just resentful crazy talk from someone, O'Reilly, who thinks he's got the inside scoop and thinks he's mister important but he wishes, deep down, that celebs involved in the arts welcomed him into their world. But he'll forever just be mister loofah to anyone who's not a Faux News watcher.





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    1. Anonymous2:48 PM

      He was Sad Mr Loofah last night. Perhaps the old boy isn't up to all of that Hate so late at night, maybe it gives him dyspepsia.

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  5. Anonymous1:53 PM

    the only "movement" here is a bowel movement

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  6. Caroll Thompson1:55 PM

    Billboard did a fact check on these raising album sales for Jackie Evancho. Sales did not skyrocket after she accepted Trump's invitation.

    http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/chart-beat/7646982/donald-trump-jackie-evancho-album-sales-fact-check-skyrocket

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    1. Anonymous2:52 PM

      Thanks for the link. Too funny, seeing the truth, seeing things put into perspective. There is absolutely nothing that Trump won't lie about. And to use the word "skyrocketed" for sales #s so low compared to other Xmas albums--hilarious.

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    2. Anonymous3:18 PM

      16 year old female "Further detracting from Trump’s Twitter boast is the fact that none of Evancho’s other studio albums have returned to the Billboard 200 chart following the news of her upcoming inauguration performance, according to Billboard."

      http://people.com/politics/trump-tweets-jackie-evancho-album-sales-skyrocketed-fact-check/?xid=socialflow_twitter_peoplemag&xid=socialflow_twitter_peoplemag

      http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/jackie-evancho-album-sales-tied-holiday-season-not-trump-article-1.2934825

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    3. Anonymous3:58 PM

      Her advisors should pull her from the inauguration participation. Her being there will ruin her career. Trump is detested by the majority in America! I know I'll never purchase anything she puts out there ever again and I do like her voice!

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    4. Anonymous3:59 PM

      Are we surprised that Trump is lying AGAIN? He is so easy to read. Fucking asshole who will never represent me as potus! I will never even use 'president' w/his fucking name!

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    5. Leland6:50 PM

      Look at things in perspective. If she has sold a hundred albums and then she's sold TWO hundred, that's a doubling of sales. To Humpty Trumpty, that is "skyrocketing".

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  7. Leland2:07 PM

    I sincerely hope she got her "demand" approved IN WRITING before she signed ANYTHING!

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  8. Anonymous2:35 PM

    I watched that last night, it was so funny. I think O'really wanted to work it up to death threats but didn't have the energy. The old fossil can't fail to remember all those times artists have sent cease and desist letters to Right-wing candidates that appropriated their music.... nah, it's about threats and fear on Faux.




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  9. Anonymous2:53 PM

    dRUMPf's 'movement' is in his golden toilet. In other words, an orange turd.

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    1. linda6:45 PM

      haha. i had the same thought. did anyone tweet back to him asking how big his movement was and was it directly proportional to the size of his ass/asshole?

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    2. Anonymous8:08 PM

      LOL!

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  10. Anonymous3:11 PM

    WTF is wrong with that guy? Why is he so mental? An old man trying to be social on twitty is so gross. We the people don't care about some old man boy bowel movement. Watch out, don't shit yer pants. Its a reality nightmare without that gall blather.

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  11. Anonymous3:11 PM

    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/01/the-view-erupts-when-whoopi-refuses-to-let-co-host-blast-hollywood-for-left-wing-version-of-mccarthyism/

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    1. Anonymous3:27 PM

      Good for Whoopi! I watch The View (in his 20th year of broadcast!) every week day because of Whoopi and Joy! Especially enjoy their humor!

      It's been said the show would never succeed and look at all the years it's been on and successful!

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  12. Anonymous3:12 PM

    Notice all the crooked mouths on the liars.

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  13. Our Lad3:13 PM

    Mr. Trump is somewhat predictable inasmuch as when he claims to not care about something or other, indeed he cares deeply and when he says that he is greatly, yuuugely concerned, well he gives less than a shit. It's a wonder that this simpleton cocksucker doesn't break his neck putting on his socks.

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    1. Anonymous3:29 PM

      Looking at his physique I seriously doubt he can contort his hugely massive blobby body in such a manner as to put on his own socks, I'm pretty sure he has to have people for that.

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    2. Anonymous7:00 PM

      Eww melsnia? Haha. Her and her snake eyes.

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    3. Anonymous8:08 PM

      LOL!

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  14. Anonymous3:19 PM

    Remember! That rump craps like everyone else. In fact it stinks worse. ))))0(TOXIC)0(((((

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  15. Anonymous3:19 PM

    It's a sad day in the US when South Carolina shooter Dylann Roof sounds more rational than Donald Trump.

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  16. Anonymous3:24 PM

    Trump's neck is too fat to break! But, I'd sure love a try at it! He is a monster!!

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  17. Anonymous3:28 PM

    He's never been one of the cool kids, he'll never be and nothing chaps his ass more than that one simple fact.

    No matter how much money he make, how many women he buys, how much gold he surrounds himself with, and now even winning the election for the highest office in the land he just ain't got what it takes to be cool.

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  18. Anonymous3:38 PM

    Prick mcCONnell:
    http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2017/01/04/mcconnell-we-won-t-tolerate-dems-blocking-scotus-nominee.html?via=desktop&source=copyurl

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    1. Anonymous4:10 PM

      McConnell - whose name should be 'obstruction' - is the last one that should be blaming Democrats for a fucking thing.

      He is from Kentucky, a racist and tried to obstruct President Obama for both terms! Plus, he is the most physically unattractive man in Congress! Fuck him and hang him! He'd never be missed. Detest the bastard!

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  19. Anonymous3:45 PM

    Does that little girl need parental approval to be at such an adult spectacle?

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  20. Anonymous4:07 PM

    O'Reilly is a big blowhard with a naturally huge head and should be done away with along w/Trump! O'Reilly should be taken off the air (his ratings have dropped substantially on FOX) and Trump should be impeached! Would love seeing these two ego maniacs dumped from America forever!

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  21. ibwilliamsi4:13 PM

    What's it got to do with Bloviating Bill.

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  22. Anonymous4:22 PM

    What does Bill O'Reilly have to say about DWTS Finalist and DWTS All Star ballroom dancer Bristol Palin not appearing for Trump's inauguration? Is it because Bristol's dancing career may be in jeopardy?

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  23. Anonymous4:59 PM

    Trump has to make up his mind . Is he a celebrity or a President.

    This is not how a President acts, this is not reality tv. It's not some kind of contest with a contestant who wins and shoves it in everyones face! I expect dignity from my President. I expect my President to rise above being a petty self centered idiot.

    This is real Mr. Trump so you better start acting like a leader instead of looking for ratings and your ugly face all over the news.

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    1. Leland1:20 PM

      4:59, HE thinks he can do BOTH - and BETTER than anyone else. Don't you know he knows lots? Well, HE thinks he does, anyway.

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  24. Anonymous5:08 PM

    In Las Vegas, in order to drum up business for the strip clubs, the owners pay people to place business cards of naked skeezers on the sidewalks, tables and wherever they can put them. If business is slow for the Washington DC strip clubs is there business cards of any new local DC skeezers who posed with naked women they can pass around?

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  25. Anonymous5:18 PM

    The Evancho family lives a few miles from us - Jackie is in my son's high school class and her transgender sister (Juliet) is a senior. The whole family, including Jackie, is quite outspoken about LGBTQ rights (and is fighting our school board about "bathroom rights"). My guess is that Jackie is performing out of respect for the Inaugural tradition. I cannot imagine that her parents support Trump (and Pence) in any way. Jackie was quite happy when she performed twice for the Obamas. Hopefully she can avoid having any close contact with Trump - The guy is seriously creepy lifting a headline from Breitbart about a 16-year old singer and taking credit for her album sales.

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    1. Anonymous7:23 AM

      Am glad to hear some background about the family. I think it was a big mistake for Jackie to agree to perform for Trump. Let's hope she can overcome it.
      Beaglemom

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  26. Anonymous7:19 PM

    Mr Trump and foundation of deplorable people have made America sick to their stomach already.

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  27. Funny stuff here. Refusing service to somebody who you disagree with. Aren't you the same people who want to force bakers and floral arrangers to work for gay weddings?

    The hypocrisy is deep here.

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    1. Anonymous8:27 PM

      Being a large orange prick is not a protected category,dumbass. There are no human rights conferred on asshole mouthed crotch grabbers. There is not one single right given to Traitorous ballsack necked perverts either.

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    2. False equivalency.

      Google it if you have to.

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  28. This man was well-educated at prestigious institutions, taught high school history, and went on to achieve national TV pundit status, in spite of a hellish upbringing of physical and emotional abuse. Even on Fox, he sometimes exposes his native intelligence and high-toned education. He betrayed his marital relationship big-time, but that's so commonplace in this culture it's hardly worthy of remark--more's the pity.

    Possibly he's suffering from mild cognitive impairment. This condition may or may not progress to dementia. For his sake, I hope not. But lately he seems to have exceeded the boundaries of logical thought, even taking into consideration the network for which he works. Typically, he has been the slightly-more-reasonable opinionated guy.

    He may end up like Greta van Susteren, jobless while still eager to work. She is even better educated than he, and still wed to fabulously wealthy attorney "Bhopal John Coale," first on the scene to sign up tragic victims of the Bhopal toxic gas release. Their firm was barred from practice in one state--West Virginia, I believe--for intruding into a burn unit in their efforts to sign up potential personal injury clients from among a number of men grievously harmed in a mining accident. Greta made the poor choice of trying to ride Sarah Palin's doomed coattails into God knows what kinds of future opportunities. I remember how she gushed over Todd when she visited Wasilla in 2008, wearing a huge down vest in September.

    Now if only Sean Hannity could run afoul of some circumstances which would sink his destructive forum on Fox news, that would be an occasion for celebration. Probably the dumbest person on Fox, he's now heavily into Trump's submission to Assange. Somebody please tell him the safe word.

    O'Reilly's days at Fox are numbered. Normally I'm an empathetic person, but I can't feel his pain. He's done so much harm it's going to be a chore even for Moses and Jesus to even out the scales for this guy.

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    1. Anonymous7:21 AM

      O'Reilly also written several not very factual history (probably "faux history") books, some of them for children. I fear that the next generation of Americans will be the most poorly educated we've ever had.
      Beaglemom

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