Who the hell knows what the truth really is, but this story keeps getting more and more disgusting! Consensual phone sex and being in love with Bill O’Reilly is really unimaginable. It may be quite a while before we know what really happened, because while Bill is laying low (cancelling interviews), Mackris is just blabbing all over the place.
Margaret Cho gives us her take on the scandal:
Andrea Mackriss may be a household name any day now, just like Monica Lewinsky. No matter how progressive we would like to think we are, we forever place blame on the victim, and force them into infamy where they will design handbags and endure jokes about dress stains for the rest of their natural lives. 60 million doesn’t even begin to cover it. For the rest of us, it is an expensive laugh charged to those who cannot possibly afford it. Bill O’Reilly will not lose his job, nor his reputation. He might spin it into how any regular Joe like himself could be victimized by a crazy broad, and weave it carefully into the FOX mythology of hate, a cautionary tale of the hysteria and greed of women.
One final footnote, a sex scandal is always good for the ratings – viewership for The O’Reilly Factor is up since the scandal broke.