If you didn't catch The O'Reilly Factor last night, I'll fill you in. Last night, Bill O'Reilly was very pained by some comments Elton John made at a Hillary Clinton fund raiser. Apparently, Elton John accused America of being misogynistic. Well, not exactly America, but some of America anyway. His exact words were that he was "amazed by the misogynistic attitudes of some of the people in this country." Bill was deeply offended on behalf of America. I think he is worried that America has hurt feelings now, being called misogynistic by Elton John and all.
Well Bill, I'm here to tell you not to worry too much, most of America is not offended. It is a well known fact (and by well-known, I mean I'm making it up here) that three-quarters of Americans do not even know what misogynistic means, so they are not offended. (Well, it could be a true fact, I mean, I had to look up the word myself a few months ago and I know for sure I'm smarter than three-quarters of Americans. No, I am not smarter than a 5th-grader, but they are a very small percentage of the top quartile.)
Bill brought on an expert guest. By expert, I mean a woman. Radio talk show host, Laura Ingraham weighed in on what she thought about Elton John "calling America . . . a woman-hating society." Here's the meat of that part of the interview:
O'REILLY: Well, but you're a woman who's competing in a very difficult industry, a very competitive industry.
O'REILLY: Do you think we're a misogynistic society here?
INGRAHAM: No, I don't, Bill. I think, you know, men and women are different. We have different challenges and...
O'REILLY: But you haven't been held back because of your gender? Because talk radio is dominated by idiots like me, white guys.
INGRAHAM: No, I...
(There you have it, the official "No, I . . ." from the expert woman. Now onto the insightful follow-up question:)
O'REILLY: Now here's the most important question I have. Do you know where I can get a little cape like Elton John had? Can you show that little cape he had? Because what I want to do is I want to put "No Spin" on the back of the cape. Do you know where I can get one of those?
(And because she is an expert, yes, she knew where to get that cape--he let her talk a lot more about the cape than the whole woman-hating thing.)
I'd like to take a moment to address those Americans that may have been offended by my Feminist post a few days ago, kind of saying the same thing that Elton John said minus the big word. This New York Times Article uses language that is just a tad bit more diplomatic than I used.
"The challenge for women competing in politics or business is less misogyny than unconscious sexism".
I should have said that men are unconscious, not that men are stupid. My mistake.