Has anyone checked the temperature in hell recently? Fox News host Bill O’Reilly has written a column that I completely agree with! In fact, it is downright reasonable.
O’Reilly defends JC Penney’s right to hire Ellen DeGeneres as a spokesperson. She is openly gay, and at least one conservative group is calling for JC Penney to “replace Ellen DeGeneres as their new spokesperson immediately and remain neutral in the culture war”.
O’Reilly defends the right of the conservative group to stop shopping at JC Penney if they don’t like Penney’s new spokesperson, and even the group’s right to express their displeasure.
But what I really liked was when O’Reilly pointed out that, in his opinion, there are far worse role models out there than DeGeneres, and names Kim Kardashian as one of them. If the conservative group wants to protest bad role models, he says they should widen their scope a little.
So let’s leave Ellen alone and allow the marketplace to dictate exactly what Americans believe is worthy. That is the American way. Witch-hunting against certain people and groups is not.
What makes this ironic is that it puts O’Reilly in the same camp as Howard Stern.