Usually when Bill O’Reilly sends his goon out to “ambush” someone, that person doesn’t completely turn the situation around into an opportunity to quickly and succinctly get his or her own reasonable point of view across (along with a zing), but that’s what Janeane Garofalo did last night . This almost makes me forget Janeane’s rough “not totally dismissing Scientology” period:

Bill O’Reilly sarcastically questioning the attractiveness of a woman who disagrees with him is the closest thing we have to Bill O’Reilly admitting he’s an idiot. Oh, I’m sorry, an idiot with a loofah fetish. (Never forget!) (Via The Daily Beast.)

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  1. LOVE!

    This is the first time I have watched a full minute of He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named’s show in about six years; glad to know it hasn’t changed (ie: sad to know it’s still being aired).

  2. This is enough to make me a Janeane Garofalo fan for life. Especially when you pair that with her cameo on Stella. All it took for me to switch from hating Adam Corolla to liking the guy was him tearing Ann Coultur a new asshole. I may be to easily swayed.

  3. I do love me some Janeane Garofalo. Lindsay is incredibly right about BOR’s “attractiveness” “insult.”

  4. If by “loofah,” you mean “falafel.”

    • That mix-up still elicits giggles from me.

      “Attractive, isn’t she?” mmmmm SNORE yet another neo-con red herring. But, to answer, uh, yeah. Very.

  5. so unattractive = no valid opinion. Thanks Billy, I was confused there for a minute.

    • sarah palin  |   Posted on May 12th, 2009 +3

      could that be a sign that mr. o’reilly is taking a tentative first step toward feminism? implying that it’s a woman’s brain and actions that actually counts, rather than her exterior?
      haha. no.

  6. ben (I will make a Videogum account sooooon)  |   Posted on May 12th, 2009 +28

    I love his patriot banner comment. As if he actually sends patriot banners to patriots and makes an active decision to not give them out to comedians who cross that line in the sand. Also, I bet he’s a cheapskate and gives his friends and family patriot banners for birthdays and there all “you didn’t even remember till this morning, did you?”

  7. I think there needs to be more swearing in the media to highlight really obvious things that nobody ever actually says outside of huffington post or something.
    Like when whats-his-face said “WE’RE AMERICA. WE DO NOT ING TORTURE.” All these newscasters previously were weighting to WHAT EXTENT is torture okay. And dude comes right out and says it’s not. It’s not ing okay. Like, at all. Everyone is talking about how angry and disruptive Bill O’Reilly gets, but Jeneane just says it plain: why the should we even care what he thinks?

    I’m sure it’s an idea that might end up backfiring, but whatever. More swearing plz.

    • I wrote “bleep” a couple of times with greater than/less than brackets, completely forgetting about the whole html thing. So those bleeps don’t show up at all and it looks like i am just missing words and parts of words. MY BAD.

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  9. sarah palin  |   Posted on May 12th, 2009 +75

    it’s funny that bill chooses the “OMG SHE’S UGLAY!” diss on so many levels, but especially because jeneane looks really super cute there.

    and personally, i’ve decided that if i’m for some reason ever confronted with the o’reilly factor, i’ll just say “listen man, i don’t want to fight. let me buy you dinner. you like falafel?”

  10. Is it me, or does it sound more and more every day that Bill is on air while high on an opiate? He’s slurring a hell of a lot more.

    “We sesnsnaneainvewer to talk to Ms. Garofalo.”

  11. The phrase “Why the fuck would I give a shit about what Bill O’Reilly has to say?” should be printed on our currency.

    • I think I have said this before, but your icon makes me confused. And a little excited. Maybe. Mostly just confused and frightened.

      • It always reminds me of a surfboard.

      • It’s from South Park. Mr./Mrs. Garrison gets some scientists to grow her/him a new penis on a mouse and the scientists lose the mouse. So Garrison goes to the police, and the sketch that they draw of the penis mouse is what I have as my icon. “Boys, if you see my penis try and catch it with some cheese.” Remember?

  12. ugh. what a troll. also yes more swearing plz.

  13. Black Jesus  |   Posted on May 12th, 2009 -30

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  14. What exactly is a patriot banner? Even if they existed it sounds like a pretty shitty gift.

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  16. I guess this means no pussy falafel for Janeane.

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  18. yes bill. janeane is very attractive. you on the other hand look like an even uglier version of my dick..

  19. <3 Janeane.

  20. banjo  |   Posted on May 12th, 2009 -4

    she shore does got a purdy mouf.

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    • Charmicarmicat  |   Posted on May 12th, 2009 +30

      No, according to her logic, conservatives should have been protesting the outrageous spending of their own party for the last eight years if they were going to complaing about the spending of the new democratic majority to make up for the war deficit, and economic collapse.

      • And in all fairness, some if not most of those protesters probably did protest Bush’s outrageous war spending. There was plenty of criticism from conservatives. But that isn’t to say that all of the protesters were displeased then. Just saying you can’t uniformly decide that there opinions aren’t consistent. But what am I saying, this is the internet, Bush bad Obama good.

        • In all fairness it is an amazing stretch to say SOME IF NOT MOST of these people protested Bush’s spending. They were not protesting because we were spending money to save our [God's] country from heathen brown people with imaginary nuclear weapons. That’s the kind of spending red-blooded, square-jawed, Jesus-humping American can stand behind.

          Not this spending to save the economy from collapsing. That’s socialism, which Jesus said was a sin.

          • I don’t want to get in an argument about it here, and you do have a point that “some if not most” could be a stretch. I guess I just like to assume the best in people. Not that they must be uneducated, flip flopping racists (although that what you talking bout willis sign is disgusting).

        • You’re right, some conservatives did protest, they were Ron Paul libertarians. But his tea parties did not get off the ground till Fox news sold it under 100 days of Obama’s presidency. That’s hypocritical BS.

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      • I think you mean the last 30 years.

  22. “Attractive, isn’t she?” Translation: “A vocal, intelligent, politically motivated woman? Who’s gonna fuck THAT?”

    That (among other things he’s said) made me wish that Bill O’Reilly on that video was a tangible, 3d object – so I could slap him. It’s just not gratifying when it’s on a little screen.

  23. I love the hands clapsed, pointers up. So good.

  24. YJ  |   Posted on May 13th, 2009 +7

    JG is so hot I wish she was my girlfriend. And not just because of her brain.

  25. JG is pure awesome.

    Exhibit 1
    Exhibit 2
    Exhibit 3
    And one for Lindsay: Exhibit 4

    Case, rested.

  26. WTF is he talking about? Janeane is fucking adorable. He’d be lucky to get a pity hug from her.

  27. I think what is perhaps the most disturbing thing about BOR referencing her looks is that it infers that Janeane actually cares the MOST about being attractive and not as much about being heard and understood on her political views. And then ON TOP OF THAT Janeane looks great and her few choice words, I thought, were warranted in this situation. So BAM, BAM, and BAAAM!

  28. Liam  |   Posted on May 13th, 2009 +1

    I’ve always liked Janeane Garofalo. And she is pretty attractive, at least to me.

  29. She is SO FUCKING RAD!
    Not to mention off-the-HOOK attractive, so you can just suck on that instead of your American-made, communism-free cigar, O’Rielly.
    I am pretty straight, but I would mos def get down with Janeane.
    Mos def.

  30. Sage  |   Posted on May 15th, 2009 -11

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    • Actually, she called them racists because they were being racist. I guess you didn’t look at any of the pictures or videos from teabagging day. Btw Obama is a moslem and not an american citizen.

  31. Sage  |   Posted on May 15th, 2009 -12

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    • Wow! Sage is a stupid idiot who doesn’t know how to only post a comment once. How impressive.

      I feel sorry for Sage. Sage is unable to figure out buttons, so the only way left to get attention is this, by posting the exact same comment three times. Probably going to buy find some Jeff Dunham clips on YouTube instead of spell-checking his/her comments.

  33. Ab  |   Posted on May 18th, 2009 +4

    I just wanted to say Ron Paul or something along those lines.

  34. I’m surprised that Bill even aired that clip. It’s not like he had to air it. He could have looked at it and went: “Huh..that’s an actually pretty decent argument. Wait, the interviewer is avoiding the justification of her statements making his question irrelevant. Hey, Rupert, I don’t think we should air this”.

    Instead, he saw it and thought “Wow that woman is atrociously ugly. Let’s put that on air and show everyone how ugly she is. INSIDE AND OUT. Right guys?”

  35. Attractive, isn’t he?

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