I’m feeling a little bit of Schadenfreude, not that it will last (or matter)

Do you know what the word ‘Schadenfreude‘ means my friends? That’s what I’m feeling this morning with the news that Fox News is cutting ties with Bill O’Reilly. It wasn’t the fact that he was a first class prick or even that he[1] paid out something like $13 million in settlements to 5 different women.

No, what finally got Fox News to throw in the towel was the “exodus of advertisers” that were no longer willing to associate themselves with the “O’Reilly Factor.”

Whatever it takes.

Not that it will matter much. Fox News is completely beyond redemption. In the land of Trump, they will continue to peddle their bald-faced lies as if it were some kind of truth completely without consequence. Another generation of people will grow up believing the craziest conspiracy theories, such as that Hillary Clinton ran a pedophile ring out of a pizza parlor in Washington D.C., or had her dear friend Vince Foster murdered.

[1] Well, it wasn’t O’Reilly himself who made the payments, but more likely Fox News.

About a1skeptic

A disturbed citizen and skeptic. I should stop reading the newspaper. Or watching TV. I should turn off NPR and disconnect from the Internet. We’d all be better off.
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