Oh, Bill O’Reilly, you adorably cranky, venom-spewing thing, you. This week, it seems that anyone who uses technology is on O’Reilly’s $#!+ list. Funnily enough, the following excerpts were taken from the man’s paid-subscription podcast.
American society is changing for the worse because of the machines… In the past to flee the real world people usually chose drugs or alcohol… now you don’t have to do that, Now all you have to do is have enough money to buy a machine…
Basically what you have is a large portion of the population, mostly younger people under the age of 45, who don’t deal with reality – ever. So they don’t know what day it is; they don’t know temperature it is; they don’t know what their neighbor looks like. They don’t know anything… because they are constantly diverted by a machine. Now what this does is it takes a person away from reality because they’ve created their own reality…
So, after accusing us all of being completely out of touch with reality because we’re too busy surfing the web 24/7, he rips into the PS3:
The newest thing is the PlayStation 3. Now this is a machine that allows you to play games in hi-def and all this other stuff… It’s the newest state of the art system from Sony…. It has a video game console, plays DVDs, connects you to the Internet, tells you how handsome you are. It’s six-hundred bucks. Now people lined up for hours to get this thing. Hours!
Uh… Earth to Bill: for someone who’s slogan is “the spin stops here”, you’re full of it. When you actually come up with some legitimate complaints about technology, I’ll be happy to acknowledge and debate your arguments. But while you keep on pulling your opinions straight out of your butt, don’t be surprised when most people ignore your right-wing nutjob hogwash.
Bill O’Reilly Slams PS3 Launch, Gamers, iPods, Digital Tech