Friday, February 27, 2015

The Left Cheek Ass Clown Award for February, 2015

Yes, Dear Readers, the time has come! It’s the last Friday of February, last Friday was our alternate feature “Great Moments in Editing,” and that means that it’s time to announce our February 2015

Left Cheek Ass Clown of the Month

As always, the number of potential awardees is huge, and spans the worlds of politics, religion, entertainment, and all-around general ass clownery. But a choice needs to be made, and so it is with a sad shake of the head that I present the award to

Bill O'Reilly

Fox News host Bill O'Reilly, accused of embellishing and/or fabricating reports which placed him at the center of dramatic news events, has reacted in typical fashion - not by forthrightly admitting his mistakes, but by threatening one of the journalists asking questions about the accuracy of his accounts. O'Reilly told New York Times reporter Emily Steel,

"I am coming after you with everything I have ... You can take it as a threat."

O'Reilly has a well-deserved reputation as a blowhard and a bully, eager to dish out abuse and vindictiveness but unwilling to accept it when he is the target. It is not in his nature to admit error or to apologize, but to automatically assume that others are as crude and despicable as he is.

For his self-centered, arrogant behavior and thin-skinned, belligerent reaction to criticism, conservative bully Bill O'Reilly is designated as our Left Cheek Ass Clown of the Month for February, 2015.

Have a good day. Come back tomorrow for Cartoon Saturday. More thoughts then.



eViL pOp TaRt said...

It's good that you award ass clown awards for the asses individually. I heard an expression once: half-assed. Apparently having an incomplete set is more of a putdown than the full callipygian glory of the whole.

Duckbutt said...

It's good that newscasters and reporters under scrutiny too.

Linda Kay said...

I think it is about time that some of these reporters are being investigated and questioned. They are using their position to embellish their real stories for sensationalism and selling books, etc. Not good.

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

WHAT? Bill O'Reilly embellished the truth? Say it ain't so!

Mike said...

Very good choise.

Elvis Wearing a Bra on His Head said...

I have a sense that Bill O'Reilly's time was long past.

allenwoodhaven said...

A worthy choice. We can always count on your good judgement Bilbo.