Fox TV seems to have a grand selection of the most irritating men on their cable network today. You know the ones I mean, the talk show hosts-news commentators that say the word “I” and “me” more than anything else. Grown men crying, preaching, and patting themselves on the back is becoming common place on Fox.
One of the most irritating men is Bill O’Reilly from the No Spin Zone also called the Bill O’Reilly Show on Fox. I did enjoy his early work of holding people accountable in government, but he has slipped into a God like complex mode that I find bordering on comical. What happened to make him think he is just so important? He flashes a book cover of himself every chance he gets. Although O’Reilly was never “humble”, at least he didn’t admire himself as much as he does today.
Another irritating figure over at Fox, is O’Reilly’s counter-part, Geraldo Rivera. from Geraldo Rivera at Large. When both O’Reilly and Rivera are on the same set, the number of “I’s” and “me’s” that go into the dialog make it hard to decipher any story out of their conversation. It becomes the battle of the “Big Headed People.” Rivera doesn’t miss a chance to flaunt his boat, his house, his trips, and every other dang thing he owns or has “heroically done.” OK we get it Geraldo, life has been good to you and you are special!
The best shot I have ever seen of Rivera was the day the waves knocked him over while he was reporting on Hurricane Ike in Galveston Texas. as seen on YouTube. This seemed to humble him a bit, for about 3 minutes!
Glen Beck is morphing into his own ministry as we watch him in awe on the Glen Beck Show. Someone somewhere has had to ordain this man. Beck, who was once the voice of the little people, has become the pastor of his own following.
I like Glen Beck and it pains me to say that it feels like we are watching the man slowly descending into some dark catacombs of his own mind. His blackboard is becoming like that of a mad scientist and his constant welling up of tears looks as if there may be some deeper issues going on here. Beck is painful to watch these days.
Fox also has some “fun” irritating people to offer, like Brian Kilmeade on Fox and Friends. He is the man-boy of the show and he wears it well. If you notice, Kilmeade always has to have the last word, and many times this is done quickly and under his breath. Where Steve and Gretchen will bow out with just stating their views, Brian will hammer it home all throughout the show.
This started around Kilmeade;s “man-bag” days when people accused him of carrying a purse. He was adamant for what felt like years, that his “man-bag” was not taking away from his masculinity what so ever. I think the “man-bag” saga is what brought out the fight in him because to this day he cannot let a subject go. Some of his fans still remember his man-bag days as it is talked about in comments from his fans on TV.com.
References: Fox and Friends live, Glen Beck Live, Bill O’Reilly Show Live, and Geraldo Rivera at Large Live, YouTube, TV.com