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Bill O’Reilly Manages to Out-Do His Own Ignorance During Same Show

Fox News comedian Bill O’Reilly is, like Sarah Palin, the gift that keeps on giving. While he pretends to be a serious news pundit, he has entered the realm of celebrity tabloid minstrelsy: He now employs body language “experts” to gauge the intents of politicians. Except his guest Tonya Reiman is, laughably, billed only as someone who “studied psychology and non-verbal communication,” which is the equivalent of studying, well, astrology — if only because they’re equally as accurate.

Ms. Reiman is on the show to talk about Barney Frank. Specifically, Barney Frank’s fingernails. Mr. O’Reilly believes Frank did this to “bait” him. That, in fact, was Frank’s only reason to come on the show, and not to engage in public discourse about legislation.

The above segment would be amazing, if only because on the same show O’Reilly decided to take on Michael Jackson’s death. Specifically, how Michael Jackson is a racist or something.

We’re now confident the 2-plus million people tuning in to The O’Reilly Factor are there for the jokes.

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  • sweetdog

    Bill O’Reilly will never get hemorrhoids. He’s a perfect asshole.

  • 7SK

    And yet Bill-O probably wants a fleet of aircraft carriers to give his own red gold coffin a twenty-one thousand gun salute before an army of children dressed as angles gently lower it into the biggest plot in Arlington when he finally kicks it. Clown.

  • galefan2004

    Here is the real clincher, understanding body language is an absolute joke. Even unconsciously, people behave in very different ways and with very different body language. People do different things for very different reasons. Just because someone is picking their nails doesn’t mean they are nervous. Hell, it could mean they are actually quite relaxed and comfortable. Just because someone rolls their eyes doesn’t mean they are annoyed. It could mean that they are just concentrating. Body language experts are funny because body language isn’t readable.

  • galefan2004

    @galefan2004: Hell, its not even language. Language is controlled. People have very little control of their body language. It all means different things for different people. You have to actually know the person to know what it means. It would be like people talking without trying to make sense. Its the same concept.

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