Rachel Maddow mocks Bill O'Reilly's big ratings. Bazinga!
Don't get Rachel Maddow started.
Bill O'Reilly fired off some dismissive comments on his show earlier this week about Rachel's take on the Tea Party, the "fake" ACORN scandal, and the edited video of Shirley Sherrod. He reminded her that he gets higher ratings than she does and even referred to Rachel Maddow sarcastically as "Madam."
On her Thursday (July 23) "Rachel Maddow Show," Rachel calmly took aim and hit the bull's eye with what really matters.
You may have already seen this but if not watch the video as she deftly skewers Bill with the truth about the meaning of ratings: "Deadliest Catch," "The Closer," "WWE Wrestling," "SpongeBob" and "Hannah Montana" beat both her show and O'Reilly's show.
But that's not really the point, is it? She says bring up ratings is just Bill's way of deflecting the truth. The real point is racism and what happened to an innocent Shirley Sherrod. And here's what she said about that:
"They are more watched than "The O'Reilly Factor," my lord -- which is totally immaterial to the discussion at hand, because when you got all kicked your network's butt, and madam on me, you weren't really trying to tout your network's ratings. You were trying to take the attention off me saying that your network, FOX News, continually crusades on flagrantly bogus stories designed to make white Americans fear black Americans, which FOX News most certainly does for a political purpose even if it upends the lives of individuals like Shirley Sherrod, even as it frays the fabric of the nation, and even as it makes the American Dream more of a dream and less of a promise."
"You can insult us all you want about television ratings, Mr. O'Reilly, and you'll be right that yours are bigger for now and maybe forever. You are the undisputed champion. But even if no one watches us at all, except for my mom and my girlfriend and people who forgot to turn off the TV after Keith, you are still wrong on what really matters and that would be the facts, your highness."
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