Thursday, May 31, 2012
Bill O'Reilly, Serial Killer
First it was Killing Lincoln, now Bill O'Reilly plans on Killing Kennedy this fall. What gives? I read the first chapters in the amazon preview of Killing Lincoln and it was so banal. The book reminded me of the biographies I read in elementary school, with American historical figures reduced to a set of anecdotes broken up with illustrations to make reading easy. I suppose for the persons who tune into the O'Reilly Factor, this is appropriate reading level, but at least O'Reilly doesn't pretend to be an historian, unlike his fellow conservative pundit, Glenn Beck, who has blessed us with his evangelical account of George Washington. Here is Glenn and David Barton on GBTV chewing the fat over which founding father is harder to pin down, Old George or Doubtiing Thomas.