Not Satire: Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly Actually Compares Himself to Jesus Christ

bill-oreilly-2I think most people who know anything about Bill O’Reilly would agree that he’s not exactly the most humble person.  In fact, most would call him an arrogant jackass.

But to compare yourself to Jesus Christ, well – that’s just taking being a pompous ass to a whole other level.

Though when he compared himself to Jesus Christ he made it clear to say that he wasn’t comparing himself to Jesus Christ – then proceeded to compare himself to Jesus Christ.

It’s kind of like saying to someone, “With all due respect,” then proceeding to say something extremely disrespectful.  Simply saying he wasn’t comparing himself to Jesus Christ, then comparing how people hate him to how some people hated Jesus (because they both spoke their mind) is doing just that.

Just take a look at his comments:

“The O’Reilly haters are pretty much the people that have no idea what I do.  And I like that.  I mean, I don’t have any problem with people disliking me, and I’ll tell you why. I’m not comparing myself, but who was the most hated person in Judea 2,000 years ago?  Many, many loved him, but just as many despised him. They’re always going to do that. If you speak your mind, you’re going to have some who like you and some who hate you.”

Many people hated Jesus Christ because he represented a tectonic shift in widely accepted religious views and gave hope to people who the rich and powerful at the time didn’t want to have hope.  Among many other things of course.

People hate Bill O’Reilly because he’s an arrogant, hypocritical, contradicting, lying prick.  Trust me, his “haters” understand exactly who he is.

The fact that he thinks those who “hate” him just don’t understand him, while comparing that hatred to something similar to what Jesus Christ experienced, showcases the self-absorbed arrogance that those who do loathe him despise so much.

But one thing Bill O’Reilly does do well is he embodies everything Fox News represents – arrogance, delusion, hypocrisy and a sense that if you stand up against their lies you obviously have some kind of agenda against them.

Fox News: Fair and Balanced, for those who are completely unbalanced.  And that’s exactly what Bill O’Reilly is.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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  • wilbur

    you got to be shitten me

  • Michael Cookson

    If Blow’Rielly wants to compare himself to Jesus, he might want to read about the man! Cause so far, he is nowhere near Jesus!

  • republic84

    The only reason he did it is for media attention. Besides, it was probably his turn that day. You know there is an unpublished law that states a conservative has to publicly make a fool of themselves at least once a day.

    • freethinker666

      I wish it was only twice.

  • Danny Metcalfe

    In my studies of the bible, i have come to understand that people didnt really hate Jesus, but simply feared him, because he was a threat to their power and prestige. Nobody has any reason to fear or hate Bill O, so much as pity him, for being a lying, hypocritical, insane buffoon.

  • Nick Wride

    OK, Bill-O, the clown, compares himself to a fictional being. Just more proof how out of his tiny little mind he really is.

  • jim

    Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, !! Oww, it hurts! Ha, ha, ha, !

  • Stephen Wilson

    Fuck.Ball.

  • John

    Does O’Reilly — or any white straight Christian male who despises anyone with the complexion of a black olive for that matter — know that Jesus is a dark-skinned Jew?

    • Jonny

      And your point is?

      • Gary Smith

        Do you really need that explained?

  • CitizenKochkane

    Some people say The Beatles are more popular than Bill O’Reilly… Bill was crucified on a falafel loofah, for your sins, not mine.

  • Sunny Ray

    You gotta be kidding me …. That goes beyond arrogance, this is dementia. I can just assume that his fans are blind or/and deaf and stupid or/and ignorant…

    • Cheryl

      Please don’t compare those that suffer from dementia to the blatant hatred and self love that this asswipe spews. Thank you

  • Al Briones

    He is crazy as a FOX (pun intended) there are millions of truly crazy people who pay big money to watch, listen & read what this over sized blowhard has to to say no matter how insane it sounds.

  • Eddie Krebbs

    Used to think Colbert did a great job of parody of Bill-o. But no way is Colbert gonna be able to act smug enough to meet this new level of conceit.

  • nextstep99

    No, no no, Bill. When they said you were crucified in the ratings it was metaphorical, not literal. BTW You want to try out the JC thing for real? How does star billing in a Passion Play this Easter sound?

  • Nomer2038

    So… should we take his statement as an invitation for him to be crucified? Please?

  • Gary Menten

    We don’t hate you Bill. We simply think you are absurd, willfully uninformed, arrogant, and stupid. We should we hate anyone who makes the rest of us look so good by comparison?

  • mojones1

    I don’t hate O’Reilly , but I do see him for what he is. He is a pompous ass who is a shameless self promoter. It must be awful to be so unsure of one’s own worth that you feel the need to tell the world how amazing you are, hoping that someone will believe you. Pitiful.

  • GottawatchwutIsayaroundhere

    Bill o’LIElly is confused. When people say “Jesus Christ Bill!”, that’s only a tongue-in-cheek reaction to how much of an @ss he makes out of himself on the Spin….errr… No spin zone.

  • rose1957

    Bill, I know Jesus Christ. You are no Jesus Christ. You have no compassion for anyone different from you. You do not love your neighbor as you obviously love yourself. And while you think you walk on water, buddy I want to be there when you try it and drown.