I just opined to the O’Reilly Factor for the first time
by Andrea Elizabeth
I happened to be in the car when his show came on last night. He had Geraldo and another guy on to discuss why Trump is so hated. Geraldo said it was because he was brash, like he himself and O’Reilly are, and because of unpopular policies. I don’t think O’Reilly is nearly as hated. He’s got the top rated show on Cable. Look at these stats:
In cable ratings for the week ended March 19:
Top five networks in primetime (18-49s): TNT, TBS, AMC, USA, Discovery Channel.
Top five networks in primetime (total viewers): Fox News Channel, TNT, TBS, MSNBC, USA.
Top five total-day networks (total viewers): Fox News Channel, Nickelodeon, TNT, HGTV, MSNBC.
Top cable news networks in primetime (total viewers): Fox News Channel, MSNBC, CNN, CNBC, HLN, FBN.
Top cable news programs (total viewers): 1. Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor” (Wednesday, 8 p.m.); 2. MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show” (Tuesday, 9 p.m.); 3. Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor” (Wednesday, 8 p.m.); 4. Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor” (Tuesday, 8 p.m.); 5. Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor” (Thursday, 8 p.m.)
SOURCE http://medialifemagazine.com/this-weeks-cable-ratings/ (I included the top stat because things may change in 20 years)
If they are hated, it seems Trump is hated more. Here’s what I emailed:
Dear Mr. O’Reilly,
[Trump is hated] because Universities and feminists have indoctrinated the sheeple into hating white alpha males. These people also are addicted to feeling sorry for themselves and use others’ sad cases of victimization as an excuse to get the same emotional feeling.
I’ve been debating whether I should have said sheeple. I have felt a victim and enjoyed self-indulgent sadness, and have been conversely too cold-hearted. In those cases though, I now believe I have followed sheeplike my own emotions. Where did I hear recently that we don’t conquer our demons, we rise above them. Some movie. Just looked it up, it was in Dr. Strange. It’s actually,
“We never lose our demons, we only learn to live above them.”
This is what we have to do with our addictions, whether they be unfettered feelings or negative thoughts. And it does feel good when we let our feelings loose. Oh so good. One of the delightful things about children is that they don’t live above their feelings. I love it when adults try to rationalize with their toddlers. I don’t think we should stifle our feelings necessarily, but there is a healthy and unhealthy way to process them. The five stages of grief are unavoidable. It can be very tempting to stay in one of them though, be it denial/shock, anger, bargaining, or depression, before acceptance.
And I don’t advocate unfettered alpha-ness either. Hitler was bad. The question shouldn’t only be, can I, but should I. Some people are charismatic leaders. The left doesn’t deny this, they only think they can’t be male and white. This is why there is a disproportionate number of female or non-white news anchors. This makes our brainwashed consciences feel better. And white male privilege is a thing. But it’s not the white males’ fault, and they shouldn’t be disqualified based only on their skin color. They were groomed to believe in their privilege. And that is very complicated, because you can say something positive about the qualities of conquerors. It’s ok to have mixed, and not just negative, reviews of the fact that “the sun didn’t set on the British Empire.” As well as of Napoleon, Alexander the Great, and Geronimo, but not Custer (except for his eyes) or Hitler. Or Sherman or U.S. Grant. Actually Hitler was a good artist. Too bad the art academy rejected him.
It is offensive that baby Jesus is aryan looking because we know that Hitler believed they were superior to other races and that lesser races needed to be exterminated. And because Jesus did not have blond hair. But neither was he black, and I have seen black baby Jesuses. And I have heard of calls recently for white men to be exterminated. They say that this is only fair. What it is is unfettered, wallowingly emotional revenge gone awry.
Yes, it is very easy for alphaness to go wrong, and I know Trump has gone wrong, hopefully mostly in his past. This is why they say that power corrupts, but absolute power corrupts absolutely. But power is also necessary. Rebranded it is called leadership, resourcefulness, resoluteness, and courage. Yes, everyone needs to find and be free to express their own power, which will not be identical, as it is in many feminist movies, and not resent or envy others’. Making America Great isn’t a bad thing if you know what greatness really is.