Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Bill O'Reilly Is Obsessed With Hot Young Men Kissing Each Other

"On the Internet, there are embarrassing pictures of Mr. Lambert. These pictures, that hint that he is gay, will they have an effect on this program which is a cultural phenomenon in America?" - Bill O'Reilly

(Via Towleroad.)

Embarrassing pictures? Really? They're only embarrassing if one has a problem with men kissing each other.

But, if this really is such repellent behavior, then why is O'Reilly showing the pictures on his TV program? Perhaps he's just a ratings whore like most television personalities. But maybe he secretly gets off on such "naughty" pictures. Just listen to the excitement in his voice as he discusses this issue. It's hard not to think that he's getting "all hot and bothered," as Andy Towle put it on his blog. And from what I can tell he was getting a lot more hot than bothered.

By no means do I begrudge O'Reilly his apparent enjoyment in watching hot young gay men make out. I'm happy to admit that I have plenty of videos of exactly that on the computer I'm using to write this blog entry. But what I don't do is go on national television and drool over such images while decrying them as embarrassing. Because he can't admit that he gets off on such things, O'Reilly is left to pant excitedly under his breath as he wonders aloud whether those naughty, naughty pictures will harm Adam Lambert's career. And that's what makes him a pervert.


Paul said...

A lot of stuff on Fox News is essentially voyeurism with a veneer of condemnation, or at least condescension. O'Reilly actually admited at the end that if he's the best singer, he should win, although it seemed like sort of a "not that there's anything wrong with that" type of statement. There was a Daily Show segment a few years ago about a Fox News report about some sort of murderer or something on the loose in Florida during spring break. The entire report was video of girls in bikinis. So, you're right. It's kind of perverted.

Essential Estrogen said...

Amusing how "fairly unbalanced" felt the need to bump up their bottom banner to hide the actual lip touching portions of the photos. Sheesh.

Dean said...

Heheh, "he's even turning Simon Cowell around..."

ps: This is O'Reilly's job - pissing people off (he knows pissed off (social, in this case) liberals turn off the middle) - and he's pretty damn good. I wrote this after 5 min of proverbial bag-breathing.