The Graceful Fall of Bill O’Reilly

Bill O’Reilly inspired a post I wrote called, A Word From the Heart https://athingirl.com/2017/05/02/ that had little to do with him, but the powers-that-be, have been harassing me, because his name was even mentioned.

First of all, I don’t share the shortsidedness where he’s concerned, and not the least ashamed to say, I like him…even now.

Why?

He’s unafraid to say what he feels or thinks, even if it causes a global uproar. You may not like his style, but one can’t argue with the man’s straightforwardness, a trait worth admiring.

That’s not to say, I’ve always agreed with everything he said and did on his show, The Factor, but agreeing to disagree is the American way, or at least it should be.

As fas as the allegations against him are concerned, you can’t tell a woman she’s sexy these days, for fear she’s on the phone to her lawyer.

I’m not saying there’s no truth to what he’s been accused of, after all, I wasn’t there, but do know his roster of enemies is vast, and if you’ve read one of his first four books, he’s open about being hated and hunted, the New York Times heading the pack.

Everyone assumed O’Reilly, after he was let go from Fox, would come out swinging like a lion with sore paws…but he didn’t, actually responding with grace, rather than the bravado that was expected, even praising Fox.

See, grace never fails to impress me, doesn’t matter where it comes from, or from whom.

When he said he was disheartened, so was I…for him, for me, for the world in general looking for the good.

See, there’s good in everyone.

Even Bill O’Reilly.      

SB

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About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Amazon.com. Thanks.
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20 Responses to The Graceful Fall of Bill O’Reilly

  1. Rubenstein, Hal says:

    A very honest and thoughtful post!

    Hal

    Susannah Bianchi posted: & quote;Bill O’Reilly inspired a post I wrote called, A Word From the Heart, that had little to do with him, but the powers-that-be, have been harassing me, because his name was even mentioned. First of all, I don’t share the shortsidedness where he’s concerned.

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  2. That was a graceful post,Susannah. Grace is what is missing in the American life now. I am so disheartened at the threats and accusations that have replaced debate and conversation. I used to tell my children that we’d all get along well in our family if we had good manners. That’s all it took for pleasant living. That’s all it would take for a beautiful American society.

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    • I agree. Grace just doesn’t exist anymore. I see it in my own life. No one cares if they’re courteous or polite, appropriate in action. There’s little gratitude. I’m often asked why I spend so much time alone. It’s easier than dodging those graceless bullets. Thank you for what you wrote. It was beautifully said.

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  3. I’ve never been a fan of Bill O’Reilly, but I also didn’t cheer when he got fired like some people. It’s always sad when someone like that falls from grace, as it were, even if he deserved it. I feel that way about a lot of people like that, like Bill Cosby and Anthony Wiener and so on.

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  4. I was listening to the radio yesterday when I heard the following fun fact. “People who read novels are more likely to be empathetic.” Of course, you were the first person to pop into my head and now you proved that study to be accurate.

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  5. skinnyuz2b says:

    I’ve always heard Bill’s name, but never watched his show. I always cringe when the bandwagon jumps on someone who is down. Perhaps he will pop back up somewhere, however the anti-group would probably stage country-wide protests and boycotts.

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    • He’s a tough guy so Im sure he’ll regain himself. We’re just so invested in hating everyone like it’s a sport. Makes me think of when they fed the Christians to the lions as entertainment. AYE

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  6. I’m not a fan but I admire his skills. As for the allegations, there were too many to dismiss. Reminds me of a 1960s manager. Back then it was nothing to proposition the women when you had the power and money. You must have experienced that. So sad though. There are so many. Still very disappointed in Bill Cosby and Bill Clinton. Both men had a lot of talent and accomplishments that were diminished along the way. This doesn’t make light of the devastating effect on their victims.

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    • Clinton got away with more than anyone since he lied on top of it…Bill Cosby will probably get off because he’s old and sickly. Maybe house arrest…As for Billy O…I think more will be revealed.

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  7. I listened to him a lot, most of it sitting in a nursing home room with Dad. i am not and have never really been much for the news. It’s usually biased, half-true, and a ratings game, so I chose not to participate. However, I did know his name and whether I agreed with him or not, I had to admire the way he carried himself – assured and a bit daunting. I did like him as a person regardless of anything else.

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