Greg Gutfield of The O’Reilly Factor (and Red-Eye) is today’s Daily Dickhead. The other night, Gutfield decided to poke fun at Lawrence O’Donnell and his new MSNBC show, The Last Word. Gutfield showed a series of out-of-context clips of O’Donnell saying various absurd things and made it seem as though O’Donnell was racist, among other things.
I’m not a huge fan of Lawrence O’Donnell, and I’m all for poking fun at people, obviously. However, Fox ‘News’ viewers are by and large some of the least educated and most gullible people on the planet. They will believe anything. And while I’m all about jokes, one of the biggest sources of my frustration with Fox ‘News’, is that they are fully aware that everything they say is an exaggeration of the truth, and let their audience believe their lies.
I was watching the show when it happened (I know, I know) and even the commentary that followed made the viewer think that everything O’Donnell was saying was completely in context. At no point did Gutfield say he was ‘kidding’ or make it seem as though he was. He knows the audience of the O’Reilly Factor is largely moronic and will believe anything he says, yet made no attempt whatsoever to make it seem as if his segment was done in jest.
PS: Should someone inform Greg that the name of his other show, Red-Eye, is an acronym for ‘butthole?’ Just sayin.
Watch the video below and see for yourself: