In an interesting editorial this morning, FOXNews poster boy, Bill O’Reilly conflates the OJ Simpson confession, abortion and The New York Times. Far be it from us to question the mind that would make those connections…the point is: O’Reilly wants you to boycott FOX’s advertisers. All of them. For life.
So here’s what I’m going to do as a citizen. I’m not going to watch the Simpson show or even look at the book. I’m not even going to look at it. If any company sponsors the TV program, I will not buy anything that company sells — ever.
Does he mean it? Should we stop buying the products that pay for his meals? Shall we watch the interview so we can write down who is sponsoring what? Well, the piece isn’t exactly a model of clarity. He spends most of the editorial talking about the “elite media” and late-term abortion: “Of course, babies have no legal rights in the eyes of The New York Times. ” And so on.
We posit that he’s the FOX moral outrage clean-up crew, but will take his advice under consideration. —MEGHANN MARCO