Bill O’Reilly criticizes Eminem over Sarah Palin song reference

Bill O’Reilly is on the war path. Nothing new, right? He’s always on the war path about something, whether it’s Spain or UPS or rape victims who somehow deserved it because of what they were wearing. Bill’s latest target is Eminem. It started with Eminem’s new song and video, the one that mocks people like Jessica Simpson, Kim Kardashian and Gov. Sarah Palin. It was the Palin reference that bothered O’Reilly – Eminem sings “I’ll invite Sarah Palin out to dinner, nail her/ Baby, say hello to my little friend.” That line is so friggin’ stupid, I don’t even have words.

It was enough to get O’Reilly’s panties in a wad, though. Bill calls the song, and the “attack” on Palin was “crude”. Duh, it’s Eminem, not Rachmaninoff. But then Bill went off on how Eminem is “the lowest form of entertainment in this country” and that “Eminem means nothing”. You know the best way to deal with a has-been entertainer who is mildly annoying? Just ignore him. Don’t give him that which he most wants – attention. That works for both Eminem and Bill O’Reilly. US Magazine has more:

Eminem – a rapper’s delight? Not in Bill O’Reilly’s eyes.

On Wednesday’s O’Reilly Factor, the Fox News host, 59, slammed the rapper, 36, for mocking Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin in his new song.

On the song, Eminem also raps, “I’ll invite Sarah Palin out to dinner, nail her/ Baby, say hello to my little friend.”

O’Reilly said the “attack” on Palin was “crude.”

“Few Americans take the vile rapper Eminem seriously,” he said. “He represents the lowest form of entertainment in this country and is a publicity hound to boot.”

“Kids see it, not adults,” said O’Reilly, adding that “no one over 25 listens to him.”

He said he also was surprised women’s groups and “left wing” media outlets are not protesting the rapper, who also mocks Jessica Simpson, Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan in his video.

If Travis Tritt made a derogatory reference about Hilary Clinton or Michelle Obama, O’Reilly argued, media outlets would “kill him.”

“Eminem is obviously on an obscene rant about Sarah Palin,” O’Reilly said. “It’s totally obscene, totally inappropriate.”

“All I want to do is repeat that Eminem means nothing,” he added. “The video means nothing. It’s played for kids that are confused.”

From US Magazine

Eminem is “a publicity hound to boot”. Seriously? First, fame-hungry pot meet fame-hungry kettle. Second, if Eminem is such a publicity hound, why are you giving him publicity, O‘Reilly? I suppose if I wanted to be really “meta” I would include this post in the rant… why give either of them more publicity?

As far as the whole “if a Republican did it to a Democrat, somebody would be lynched” argument that is the new go-to talking point, I’m sure some people will believe it. What would happen if Toby Keith or somebody like that did a song where they included some line that was basically saying the guy wanted to have sex with Michelle Obama? Probably nothing. Olbermann might mention it, but it would probably be a one-minute story. Here’s another idea – just scroll through some of the fringe and mainstream attacks made on the Obamas and the Clintons the past two years, and ask yourself how many of those people still have their jobs? Oh right, nearly all of them.

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  1. Rosanna says:

    Knowing Eminem’s “regular” lyrics, these lines sound almost flattering toward SP to me.

  2. Dan says:

    Politics really messes up these fun little gossip freakouts I share with y’all…..Who is Eminem and Bill O’Reilly?

  3. ChristinaT says:

    it is kind of sad that no matter what status women achieve in this country, they will forever be sexually objectified… the only offense palin has committed in this respect is being attractive and in shape… so no one can say she brought it upon herself… but nonetheles, not even the first lady is off limits from being sexually objectified…

  4. MomInNH says:

    I’m over 25 and I listen to Eminem. I watched his new video and thought it was hysterical.

  5. Foreigner says:

    Who is Bill O’Reilly…???

  6. TaylorB says:

    Mr O’Reilly should just leave Eminem alone on this one considering Mr O’Reilly isn’t exactly a shining example of how not to be crude and offensive to women, or he risks having the transcripts of his phone sex conversations with an employee being rapped verbatim on the next album, loofa, falafel, vibrating rump appliance and all.

    As Kaiser wrote, pot/kettle=black situation here. Left, right, or in the middle doesn’t matter here, neither one of those two should ever attempt to point out someone else being vile or crude, it is total hypocrisy.

  7. the original kate says:

    criticizing eminem…wow, that’s daring.

  8. Renee says:

    And this is newsworthy because??

  9. mE says:

    As a conservative I have to say I wish both of those famewhores would just go away.

    For Eminem Palin is a pretty easy target. It isn’t daring or courageous or cutting edge to make fun of her. In fact it is pretty old. On the other hand, it is already pretty clear that Eminem is a misogynist.

    And Bill O must have some brass ones to bitch about someone else being misogynistic. He should be ashamed of himself, in my opinion, for many reasons not the least of which how he represents what he considers to be his faith, like my own, Catholicism. He is constantly misrepresenting the tenets of our supposedly shared faith.

  10. TaylorB says:

    Dan said: “Politics really messes up these fun little gossip freakouts I share with y’all…..Who is Eminem and Bill O’Reilly?”

    Let me break it down for ya, Eminem is a fella who treats women as objects and says vile/crude things about them, and so is Bill O’Reilly. One is an entertainer who says/does things to get ratings/fame and the other is also a sort of entertainer who says/does things to get ratings/fame. I am not saying that as a political statement, just pointing out that they both behave like that from time to time to further their careers, or they are just a couple of misogynistic pricks. I guess it just depends upon how you look at it.

  11. Sauronsarmy says:


  12. Tony says:

    Live and let live. I watched the video. No big deal. I’ve seen worse as far as Sarah Palin goes. It’s a parody. As far as criticizing Bill O’Reilly goes, what’s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander. People in the media criticizing one another is a never ending game. I’d like to use a far left term, just MOVE ON!

  13. Trillion says:

    The average age of Bill O’Reilly’s audience is 67. I’m sure they’ll all go out en masse and burn their Eminem phonographs.

  14. Annie says:

    Rofl at the person who clearly doesn’t know that eminem just loves to rip on anyone. He doesn’t give a flying flip if you think it’s “gotten old” or is this or that. The man just loves to rip into people. It’s his niche, he just does it to rile people up, he targets everyone and anyone. Come on, he had a video in which he targeted boybands. He says awful things about homosexuals and he’s an all around crass person and has been since coming on the scene. Why is anyone surprised or even offended by him anymore? Just change the channel if you don’t like him. No one takes him seriously, he’s just entertaining.

    I won’t even go into the evil that is Mr. O’Reilly.

  15. Valensi says:

    I see Bill O’Reilly’s point about how if Eminem crudely mentioned Michelle Obama or even Hilary Clinton in one of his songs, the press would have a field day and it’d just be general chaos.
    The rest of his comments, though, are just mental.
    Michelle Obama currently has a 72% approval rating – Sarah Palin, not so much. And she also happens to be the freaking First Lady. That being said, I’m sure people would be a tad bit angry if Eminem did something similar to her.
    As for Eminem – really, Mr. O’Reilly, what the bloody hell do you expect? Clearly you haven’t heard any of his other songs – let’s face it, he makes fun of practically everyone. Chris Kirkpatrick, Moby, Will Smith, Christina Aguilera…
    I don’t think calling him the lowest form of entertainment in America is going to send him cringing in some corners anytime soon. In fact, it’ll probably only add fuel to the fire. So good job, Bill. You’re a good kid.

  16. sarcra says:

    I hate politic-related posts here… I have refrained from posting any of my political opinions ever since I was called an “idiot” by a fellow reader here. Something about politics talk is just less fun and a little too personal than celeb gossip. Who knew?

    And before someone tells me to just “not read” politics-related posts here, it’s really the comments on said posts that bother me the most. We don’t know how to respect a different opinion anymore.

  17. TaylorB says:

    mE: Well put. The only difference I see is that Mr O’Reilly pretends in his rants that he isn’t a misogynist, while Eminem actually embraces his inner pig, plus his rants, while they are not my taste, have a better beat.

  18. Sauronsarmy says:

    sarcra: Amen man. If theres two things I don’t talk about, not even with my family its Religion and politics.

  19. TaylorB says:

    Sacra said: “And before someone tells me to just “not read” politics-related posts here, it’s really the comments on said posts that bother me the most.”

    I understand what you are saying, but in this case I don’t think that this is really ‘political’ these two men are entertainers. As a matter of fact, I am fairly sure they are on different ends of the political spectrum, and as far as those two are concerned I am fairly sure that being a jacka** is a non-partisan trait. When I read this article it was the hypocrisy that bothered me, Mr O’Reilly calling out Eminem as verbally crude towards women is analogous to Mike Tyson scolding Chris Brown for smacking a woman.

  20. Bub says:

    Sacra – you are correct. Any contrary opinion will be ridiculed.

  21. sarcra says:

    Taylor, I agree, there is the entertainment element, but it did get political with the angle about people possibly responding “if a Republican did it to a Democrat, somebody would be lynched” — and Bill O’Reilly’s form of entertainment is intertwined with politics, so he always inspires those debates.

    Just to note, I don’t disagree with these posts being on this site, I just hate the fallout in the comments section!

  22. neelyo says:

    I think it would be different if it were Michelle Obama because she is the first lady and because I can’t recall any songs mentioning Laura Bush in the prior administration.

    And that is a great analogy, Taylor B.

  23. Michelle B. says:

    How and when is Bill O’Reilly misogyinistic? I’m a regular viewer and have never, ever seen this. I agree with Bill that this video is way over the top on the crude-o-meter, and that if Michelle O’Bama had been objectified in this manner left-bent people would not only be screaming Crude misogyny!! they would be screaming Racist!! and it would not only be featured on the Factor, it would actually make it into the left-biased mainstream media. Outrage would ensue. Do any of you hypocrites even watch Bill O’Reilly?

  24. becca says:

    ^^^^Yeah, I’ve tuned into some of the crap he spouts out. And I’ve been so disgusted that I’ve had to switch the channel before I seriously became ill.

    He claims he’s an independent *snort* Independent my foot.

  25. Michelle B. says:

    ^^^^O’Reilly does not and never has claimed to be an independent. You’re misinformed.

  26. Michelle B. says:

    ^^^^I’m watching the Factor right now and Bill just declared himself to be *drum roll please* an independent. I stand corrected. And very surprised.

  27. Bodhi says:

    Oh please. O’Reilly is just looking for even more attention. Em is doing what he has always done, why did O’Reilly say anything then? Oh, wait, he didn’t give a shit about some rapper. What is it about Palin that works these jokers into such a lather?

  28. Bob says:

    Palin sure must have scared the crap out of the looney left. She isn’t even a threat anymore but they still feel they have to keep attacking her.

  29. Bodhi says:

    *snort* Em hardly qualifies as “the looney left.”

  30. Jocelina says:

    Um, Bob? Eminem is hardly the “looney left.”

  31. mE says:

    Michelle B: Not too long ago (maybe 3 years or so, I don’t remember) a suit was brought against O’Reilly after he had said numerous raunchy things to a female staffer. I am foggy on the exact details but they were somewhere along the line of what Pat O’Brien was caught saying on tape.

    On his show he made a vague statement about it, they settled out of court and he said he would never speak of the incident again.

    Clearly he fucked up and got caught. Somehow I doubt this is the only woman he treated this way.

    Just FYI since you asked how he was a misogynist.

  32. Hieronymus Grex says:

    Bob: Palin sure must have scared the crap out of the looney left.

    Scary as a legless woman at a butt-kicking contest. A person who can’t answer the question,”What newspapers do you read?” doesn’t intimidate anyone.

  33. mk says:

    “He represents the lowest form of entertainment in this country”

    Is he referring to Rap music or just music in general?

  34. mk says:

    Taylor B is my hero!

  35. Rosanna says:

    I agree with Bob. I think they’ve sensed that she’s in politics for the long run. And – as much as they don’t like it – SP has a huge sex appeal (just see how many women can’t stand her – then wonder why LOL), and women with sex appeal are intimidating because they are able to get ahead of men without playing victim.

  36. sara says:

    oh oh you should never criticizes now he is going to diss this guy

  37. Zoe (The Other One) says:

    TaylorB nailed it – love the Chris Brown/Tyson analogy! LOL!

  38. Jack says:

    Just reading the words ‘Sarah Palin’ and ‘sex appeal’ in the same sentence made me die a little inside.
    Someone pass the sick bucket quickly.

    And if anything Eminem probably fits better into the gun toting,mysoginistic, minority hating right than the ‘loopy lefts’

  39. jarbak says:

    Bill O’Riely is under 25? I guess he must be since he listens to Em.

  40. Annie says:

    women with sex appeal are intimidating because they are able to get ahead of men without playing victim.

    And by doing so, they prove yet again, that we can’t compete with our wits, but we have to use our bodies, which in turn, subjugates the female form as nothing more than a pretty thing.

    And pretty things don’t get respect hunny, they get used and tossed aside.

    I’m not intimidated by her “sex appeal” I’m sickened and appalled by her lack of intelligence and her inability to disappear into nothingness where she belongs. She’s an embarrassment to all well-educated women who’ve struggled to break the mold of being nothing more than male eye candy and proving that they can “run with the boys.”

  41. Orangejulius says:

    Good stuff, Taylor Annie, sacra. I’m smiling away at the image of a bunch of old codgers shuffling outside to burn Eminem pics.

  42. becca says:


    F**k no!!!!

    This woman is beyond frightening for her views, her ideas, and the fact that she’s got so many brainwashed people under her finger. This is a woman that forced rape victims to pay for their rape kits. This is a woman who knows nothing about foreign policy, NOTHING. This is a woman who sets back everything that women have gained to be seen as equals back a couple of generations.

    Oh and Michelle B: You stand corrected AND surprised? You made no sense. Told you he said he claimed to be an independent. “Papa Bear” is as bigoted and as ignorant with his right wing views as the the rest of them.

  43. me says:

    Bill O’Reilly called this another attack from the left. Huh? Have you guys noticed how when right idiots such as Anne Coulter and Rush Limbaugh attack people, O’Reilly dismisses it as Satire. When others do it, its called an attack.

  44. TaylorB says:

    Michelle B.

    If you would like ‘evidence’ of why myself, and many others feel that Mr O’Reilly is misogynist then I suggest you read the legal filings:

    Now if anyone, especially a married person, behaves that way towards an unwilling person and an employee no less, than they officially live in a glass house when it comes to throwing about the verbal stones ‘crude’ and ‘vile’ towards others.

  45. paranel says:

    I think Sarah Palin should be buried in a pile of trash and hauled away by sanitation department.

  46. Bodhi says:

    Hear hear Annie!!

  47. TaylorB says:

    “women with sex appeal are intimidating because they are able to get ahead of men without playing victim.”

    Hmmmm… Let’s mull over this theory of yours… here are some examples of women who have done rather well for themselves; Sandra Day O’Connor, Whoopie, Janet Reno, Angela Merkel, Condi Rice, Madeleine Albright, Margaret Thatcher, Golda Meir, Betty Friedan, Billie Jean King… they have never ‘played’ victims ERGO they must have reached these zeniths based upon their intimidating sex appeal. I suspect that several of these women would find that rather surprising.

  48. AdaM says:

    My main concern regarding Mr. O’Reilly’s “rage” over Eminem’s video is that Sarah Palin is not the only woman depicted on this video, but he only zeroed in on Palin. This is further proof of his misogynistic views. He only used it to further his pre-conceived agenda of the “liberal media conspiracy”, as he puts it, when in reality he could have cared less about how women were depicted. This was a low-handed, ugly attempt to make himself look as the “I am watching out for you” guy at the expense of every women’s image. (Yes, I do watch his show.) I would have had more respect for his concern if he would have included all women depicted in the video, and made it a statement as an “attack” on women, not just Palin. But, even then, that would have been a typical O’Reilly rant. He should have left this alone. This is not news. This is Eminem’s style. Like it or leave it. Ignore it. Now, he put Eminem in the limelight, and people who would have not seen the video are probably hunting for it. Shame on him!

  49. Eminem fan says:

    Bill O’Reilly gets criticized over criticizing Eminem over Sarah Palin song reference:

  50. dewpoint says:

    The only thing I truly found insulting to Sarah palin in the video was the chick playing her had terrible legs! I saw cellulite!

    I live in wasilla and have seen Sarah in shorts plenty of times and they are not like the chick in the video.

    Say what ever about Sarah, but the lady has GREAT legs for a mom with 5 kids.

  51. ThatBKChick says:

    Bill should not be allowed to open his a-hole of a mouth…this is the same sick bastard who made a book on tape about erotic urban 16 year old black girls and crack and stuff…he is such a hypocrite and a sick bastard…Letterman was right calling BILL-O a “GOON”

    Where in the hell was Bill-O when the G.O.P. was making “Barrack the Magic Negro comments”, or Misogynistic sick jokes about Hillary…Bill O can go and phuck a duck!!! I am so sick and tired of the G.O.P. all they do is bitch and moan and have no alternative solutions to recapturing their dismal audience and future!!!!!SMDH! They have become the Party of “NO”–NUFF SAID!! I am sorry..I honestly despise him and Rush Limbaugh..both of them are racist/fascist Goons!!!!

  52. Miranda says:

    This all coming from a man who wanted to rub one of his co-workers down with a “falafel”

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