No Scroll Zone: Bill O’Reilly slams Apple iPod

“Apparently sparked by the PlayStation 3 launch, conservative pundit Bill O’Reilly took off after video game culture and digital technology generally in yesterday’s Radio Factor,” GamePolitics reports. “The controversial talk show host, who advertises his program as a ‘no spin zone’ offered the following spin on Apple’s iPod:”

I don’t own an iPod. I would never wear an iPod… If this is your primary focus in life – the machines… it’s going to have a staggeringly negative effect, all of this, for America… did you ever talk to these computer geeks? I mean, can you carry on a conversation with them? …I really fear for the United States because, believe me, the jihadists? They’re not playing the video games. They’re killing real people over there.

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BillOReilly.com allows users to click an Apple iPod for information about how to become a “Premium Member” to enjoy audio podcasts, backstage video podcasts, and photos of Bill O’Reilly on your iPod. Also included are links and instructions for adding O’Reilly’s podcasts to Apple’s iTunes. More info: http://www.billoreilly.com/membership

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139 Comments

  1. I like Bill. Recently he has gottena little wierd. He is definitely stepping away from reality. I guess his story is proof positive that fame and money can screw up anyone.

    I mean do you really beleive that Ballmer will ever behave normally again? I bet you he considers the “Monkey Dance” to be completely normal.

    just my $0.02

  2. Add this one to the Bill O’Reilly Is A Twat file. The only people that believe a word this guy says are ass backwards conservatives with little to no education OR conservatives who know better but yet support him cuz he helps their agenda. I wouldn’t be surprised if this has something to do with Al Jazzeera going Mac. I wonder what his fellow conservative pundit (read moron) Rush Limbaugh (a Mac geek) would have to say about this? Oh, right, he’s too busy making fun of people’s disabilities to even notice. Someone needs to tear this prick a new one.

  3. According to Webster:

    Fascism: a political philosophy, movement, or regime (as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition.

    “Radical Conservatives” are Facists, and they’re why we’re in deep trouble now. They want you to enjoy nothing and live under oppression. At the same time, they enjoy their own lavish lifestyle. They just don’t want it for you.

    These people try to fix what’s in themselves by forcing beliefs on you.

    Bill O’reilly is a perfect example of a “Radical Conservative.” He’s writing children’s books when he’s not making obscene phone calls to women on his staff.

    Jerk!

  4. This is all out of context. He was referring to people socializing less and using machines more. The riots over the Playstation 3.

    Seriously, out of context. He’s right about the sad state of affairs when people are lining up and fighting over a PS3.

  5. Glad he will “never wear an iPod”. I never wear mine, either.

    “If this is your primary focus in life – the machines…”
    I also avoid the radio. It is a strange “machine”. Like a TV. Fucking machines.

    “… did you ever talk to these computer geeks? I mean, can you carry on a conversation with them?”
    Man, they are like those scientists. All technical stuff and, like, other stuff. We really need to keep these computers and those geeks out of the NSA. What are they gonna do next – train soldiers in video game simulations?

    “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.”

    They must be training to be Bill O’Reilly clones.

  6. Hmmmm…I seriously think that one day the armed services are going to monitor these online games and recruit their best gunners this way and maybe even use something like BattleMech’s in war while you are at a base control center controlling these machines via sattelite link. I dont think Bill is even tech savvy. Not even close. I thought I read somewhere the Army was already doing something similar like that already. Maybe someone knows more about this more than I do. I dont play games like I used to.

  7. Big Mac, you saw the Bill on David Letterman? You seriously think David Letterman has a clue about anything? I don’t agree with Bill O., but Letterman is like he is on crack. He should stick to jokes and entertainment. He is way out of his league with Politics, as O’Reilly is talking about Tech.

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