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Thursday, December 27, 2012

 
"Arguably the most popular history author in America"

by digby

That is how the New York Times described .... Bill O'Reilly:
“Abe would have liked this book,” the Fox News television host Bill O’Reilly said confidently of his blockbuster best-seller “Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever.” Even the ending?

Mr. O’Reilly reasoned that Lincoln would have liked this fast-paced, thrillerlike retelling of his death “because it is simple and he was a really simple guy, straightforward guy. He didn’t like a lot of subterfuge or a lot of nonsense.”

“I don’t know if Kennedy would have liked the book,” he added with a tad of reflection about “Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot,” his other history book written with Martin Dugard that is currently dominating the nonfiction best-seller lists, “because it really lays him out as far as what he did, and some of it wasn’t very nice. But in the end he comes off as fairly heroic.”

No one could accuse Mr. O’Reilly, 63, of playing down his own appeal — and perhaps justifiably so. He anchors the highest-rated news program on cable, his political and personal writings like “A Bold, Fresh Piece of Humanity” (2008) and “Pinheads and Patriots” (2010) have been huge sellers, and now, in his latest franchise, he has become arguably the most popular history author in America.

Well, he does have a knack for fiction anyway. Here's a little bonus Greatest Hit:

Thursday, October 14, 2004


Inner Lives  
by digby 

Riffle found some rather surprising similarities between O'Reilly's alleged phone porn and a hot and steamy shower scene in his hot and steamy novel: 

Here are some snippets of O'Reilly's [alleged] phone sex technique from the (real) lawsuit

O'Reilly: Well, if I took you down there I'd want to take a shower with you right away, that would be the first thing Id do... yeah, we'd check into the room, and we would order some room service and uh

You would basically be in the shower and then I would come in and I'd join you and you would have your back to me and I would take that little loofa thing and kinda' soap up your back.. rub it all over you, get you to relax, hot water [....] 
get your nipples really hard ... 'cuz I like that and you have really spectacular boobs....

So anyway I'd be rubbing your big boobs and getting your nipples really hard, kinda kissing your neck from behind ....

And here's a bit from O'Reilly's novel, Those Who Trespass:

The spray felt great against her skin as she ducked her head underneath the nozzle. Closing her eyes she concentrated on the tingling sensation of water flowing against her body. Suddenly another sensation entered, Ashley felt two large hands wrap themselves around her breasts and hot breathe on the back of her neck. She opened her eyes wide and giggled, "I thought you drowned out there snorkel man."

Tommy O'Malley was naked and at attention. "Drowning is not an option", he said, "unless of course you beg me to perform unnatural acts – right here in this shower."


Who knew that Big Bill was so obsessed with erotic fantasy? (And, furthermore, who ever wanted to?) 
Presumably his Lincoln "history" isn't quite as spicy.  But you know he thought about it.

Now I must go an cleanse my brain. Cheers.

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