Bill O’Reilly is back and his belly of fire is burning hot.
On Tuesday, the former Fox News legend lashed out at outspoken Hollywood liberal Alyssa Milano after she deemed fellow actor Jon Voight a “has been” and “F-lister.”
O’Reilly made it clear that her personal attacks on Voight’s career had nothing to do with his acting abilities, but everything to do with his recent and vocal support for President Donald Trump.
“I don’t know if this was the smartest move [by Milano] because Jon Voight, at 80 years old, is still working,” O’Reilly said during his “Talking Points Memo” presentation on Newsmax TV. “He is one of the best actors on the planet. Alyssa Milano is a television actress. I’m not gonna denigrate what she’s done, but surely it’s not in the class of Jon Voight.”
O’Reilly is right on the money, as Voight is extremely accomplished, starring in major films and winning an Academy Award in 1979, along with securing three Oscar nominations in 1970, 1986 and 2002.
Milano has never been nominated for an Academy Award much less won one — but hey, she did have roles in chick-flicks from the early 2000s.
However, those big-screen duds probably don’t help her argument.
O’Reilly continued, calling for restoration of the concept that Americans can disagree without disparaging one another.
“Why the personal attacks? If Jon Voight believes that President Trump is on par with Abraham Lincoln, he has the right to that opinion without being attacked personally. Does he not?
“I want robust debate in America. I don’t want gutter sniping, I don’t want smear merchants. But I can’t stop it because social media gives these people an unbelievable platform,” O’Reilly said.
“If Alyssa Milano wants to say, ‘Well, I think Jon Voight’s wrong and here’s the list of presidents I feel are better and here’s why,’ I certainly would listen to that. But to call the guy a has been? At 80 years old, the guy is still at the top of his game, Jon Voight. He’s an amazing actor. I hope he doesn’t say anything. I hope he lets his career speak for itself,” O’Reilly said.
O’Reilly ended his rant with a bang.
“When you can’t tolerate an opposing point of view in your life, you need to get some help.”
Many would probably agree that Milano needs help — including the left, who excoriated her after she posted a delusional tweet on International Women’s Day.
“I’m trans. I’m a person of color. I’m an immigrant. I’m a lesbian. I’m a gay man. I’m the disabled. I’m everything. And so are you, Kirk,” she said in response to a troll, adding, “Don’t be afraid of what you don’t know or understand. No one wants to hurt you. We are all just looking for our happily ever after.”
I’m trans. I’m a person of color. I’m an immigrant. I’m a lesbian. I’m a gay man. I’m the disabled.
I’m everything. And so are you, Kirk.
Don’t be afraid of what you don’t know or understand. No one wants to hurt you. We are all just looking for our happily ever after. https://t.co/znkQizV37k
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) March 9, 2019
Some fans weren’t happy with her multiple counts of appropriation, with one offering a punchy rebuttal.
“It’s actually not that woke or empowering to others for you to declare yourself a marginalized identity when you aren’t … come on dude,” the tweet read.
it’s actually not that woke or empowering to others for you to declare yourself a marginalised identity when you aren’t… come on dude
— beth mccoll (@imteddybless) March 9, 2019
Milano would do herself quite a favor if she ever decides to think before she tweets.
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