Tuesday, July 20, 2004

Billy O'Reilly's gonna be PISSED

It appears that the rapper Jadakiss has made written a new song that criticizes Bush for 9/11.  

Excerpt from article:

But seven words in his new song "Why" -- "Why did Bush knock down the towers?" -- has gotten Jadakiss the most mainstream attention, and criticism, of his career.
"It caught the ear of white America," he said proudly during a phone interview with The Associated Press. "It's a good thing. No matter what you do, somebody's not going to like it, but for the most part, most people love the song."

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I’m actually laughing after reading the article. I hadn’t read that particular article until I searched for it on Google. I was just joking that I thought O’Reilly would be pissed. Well, only a few paragraphs in, I read this:


Not everyone loves it. Bill O'Reilly called Jadakiss a "smear merchant" this week, and some radio stations have edited out the line in the song, in which Jadakiss talks about perceived injustices, conspiracies and problems affecting the world. MTV says it is playing an edited version of the video, as it was sent by his label, Interscope.

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It seems like our old friend Splotchy Bill has taken umbrage with a rap artist. First, it was Ludacris. http://slate.msn.com/id/2078577/ He called on his many radio and television to boycott Pepsi products over their hiring of Mr. Ludacris. Eventually Ludacris was let go by Pepsi.

More recently, he called on his legion of fans to boycott FOX television over their decision to air the program “Method and Red”. I’m not making this stuff up. What is it with O’Reilly and his obsession with rappers? I understand that rap isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. Personally, I’m no fan of rap music. Nevertheless, I don’t understand the scorn that is heaped upon them by middle-aged conservatives.

Honestly, I am sick of the sanctimony that comes out of Bill O’Reilly’s mouth every night on his program. I won’t delve too much into him, as most people see him for who he is. O’Reilly is a conservative, albeit more moderate than the likes of Limbaugh and Hannity, masquerading as a “fair and balanced”, unbiased journalist.When it’s all said and done, I’m mildly amused by O’Reilly. He gets on someone’s case and badgers him or her for months. He’s taken to berating these relatively inconsequential rap artists on a consistent basis. All Bill needs is the hood and he’d be all set.


Blogger Eric Cioffoletti said...

Bill strikes me as being a disturbed individual. I'm certain that people who go over the top like he does had something traumatic happen to them in their childhoods to distort their whole world view. For example: we know Dr. Laura never got along with her mother.

I've heard of Ludacris but I have never heard of any Jadakiss before. I personally could care less about any of these artists, as I don't listen to rap music either.

July 22, 2004 at 5:33 PM  

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