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.