Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Bill O'Reilly: As Greasy As Yesterday's Bacon

Rick Rubin called them a "a great rock act making a country album, not a country act making a rock album." Billboard called them Chart Toppers. Bill O'Reilly, though, called them un-American and said they'd never sell more than 2 million copies of their 2002 album, Home. And when he had nothing else to talk about this winter, he said they "have not recovered to this day" for Natalie Maines's 2003 apology for the irresponsible way Texas had unleashed George W Bush on the world.

Now that the Dixie Chicks have a new album--and it rocks--Bill O'Reilly is star-struck. At a Times magazine party, the greasy slime bag all but hit on Natalie Maines. She of course had none of it:

The man, whom Maines described as "despicable," came up to greet her after she performed the song "Not Ready to Make Nice."

"Just want to say that was great," O'Reilly told her. "I really like that new song."

Continues Maines:

"And I go, 'But two million tops, right?'And he goes, 'What?' And I said, 'I saw your show when you said we wouldn't sell more than two million, tops.' And he was like, 'Oh, ah, well, two million's pretty good these days, right?' And I was like, 'Right, yeah. You were saying it in a positive way.'

Then, she says, O'Reilly, who blasted the group on his radio show, added: "We really respect what you did. And we really respect that you stand up for yourself and blah, blah, blah."

The connaisseur of Bill O'Reilly's hypocrisy would do well to watch Keith Olbermann lambast him for this; the clip is available at Crooks and Liars.

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