Bill O'Reilly, Fox News on Justin Bieber/Kim Kardashian Pictorial: Gross, Inappropriate

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Bill O'Reilly hosts the highest-rated cable news show on television.

As a result, one would hope the Fox News anchor would use such a pulpit to tackle important, practical issues facing the country. Instead, he chimes in on the latest celebrity gossip headlines in order to conjure up controversy and make headlines for himself.

First, he took issue with Jennifer Aniston's comment that science allows older, single women to have a baby these days via in vitro fertilization. O'Reilly referred to this harmless, factual point as "destructive to our society."

Now, the talk show host has set his sights on Justin Bieber and the photo shoot he did for Elle with Kim Kardashian. Said O'Reilly:

"I wanted to be a baseball player [when I was 16]. I didn't want to hang around with Kim Kardashian...I had a baseball bat and a bat and [a pair of] ice skates! That's what I was doing... if a 16-year-old girl was pictured with a 29-year-old man in any of that, he'd be in big trouble."

For Elle

By sitting a few feet in front of Kim Kardashian, Justin Bieber is clearly helping to destroy society, right, Bill O'Reilly?

Added Republican strategist Margaret Hoover, a panelist on The O'Reilly Factor: "I think it's gross. It's a 16-year-old having an affair with a celebutante!"

It's actually just a 16-year old sitting next to, and running along the beach with, a celebutante. But why would Fox News let facts get in the way of an imaginary scandal that increases ratings? Sarah Palin doesn't do that with the First Amendment.

There's no reason to think the network that provides her talking points will do so any time soon.


O'Reilly does have a point as much as it pains me to admit it. If it was a 30 something(come on, how many times has Kim been 29?) man and a 16 year old girl, people would be having a conniption. That being said, he's still talking out of his ass.


@ralph: I write for THG and can speak on your true statement. Allow me to verify: our site offers nothing of value to society. We aim to entertain and deliver rarely-pressing news regarding celebrities and their industries. The day Bill O'Reilly says the same, we'll never say a negative word about him again.


@gergvdfvdf: haha, is that really your argument? The Hollywood Gossip is a GOSSIP site.
Bill O'Reilly is a NEWS anchor. i'm sure the THG staff would happily admit they write about total nonsense b/c people (such as you, clearly) do have an interest. Think O'Reilly would say the same about his news program?


bill o reilly talking about kim and justin isnt important yet hollyoodgossip talking about these "OH SO IMPORTANT" CELEBRITIES EVERYDAY IS? STUPID LEFTARDS, HOW DO THEY WORK?


@xxbeetlejuice: But what's wrong with that double standard? Can't we just admit 16-year old girls are different than 16-year old boys? It's simply unrealistic to think otherwise.
@kookky: Is it an odd pairing? Sure. But is it worthy of an actual segment on Fox News, and is the panelist going overboard by saying they are having an affair? That's the question, and it has a clear answer.


O'Reilly's comments are not "nonsensical". I thought from the beginning that it was an odd pairing. He's underage, she's not. It's very weird.


He does have a point though. If a 16 year old girl was taking photos with a much older man, people would be bitching up and down saying that it's innapropriate. So in a way, I don't disagree.

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