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This story first appeared in November 2005 and was later added to the collection “Echoes from Saddam Hussein”

(As of October 2017 Bill O’Reilly has paid several women a total of about $50 million to drop sexual harassment claims against him. Would an innocent man lay out that kind of loot? Read how the tough guy sounded in 2005 below.)

Again, liberals are accusing me of being cruel and bigoted and having a dark heart. But those charges are insipid. Conservatives understand that. Bloodthirstiness is utterly unrelated to my declaration the armed forces shouldn’t defend San Francisco if Al Qaeda attacks since citizens of that sinful city voted to restrict military recruiting on campuses. I wasn’t really making a fatuous ideological statement. In fact I was crouching, opening wide, and firing my name onto the airwaves and through cyberspace and into your heads. I wanted some of you to agree with me. But not everyone. What I most need is a storm. Storms are news.

Hurricane O’Reilly is back again. That is essential. I am the top-rated ranter on cable TV. I didn’t get that spot being rational and reasonable. I got it poking a finger in your liberal eye or stroking your right wing hot spots. I love being on top. Everyone knows who I am. Everyone says did you hear what O’Reilly just said. Attention is addictive. It’s orgasmic. It’s also a magnet for big bucks. It will be as long as I’m outrageous.

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