August 16, 2010, - 2:04 pm
The late basketball coach John Wooden once said, “Things turn out best for the people who make the best out of the way things turn out.” Sadly, some ill-advised single women who reach the age of 40 think that means becoming single mothers. On this, Bill O’Reilly is right. It’s not a good thing. But why is he attacking fictional single mother Jennifer Aniston and sealing his lips on FOX News colleagues Laura Ingraham and Sarah Palin, both of whom promote single motherhood and make poor examples (Palin through her daughter)?
Why is Bill O’Reilly Only Singling Out the Fictional Single Mothers?
As longtime readers know, I’ve always been against single motherhood, whether it was Fantasia Barrino glamorizing it on “American Idol” or a daughter of a rich quitter former governor of Alaska. If you have a kid out of wedlock and raise it, you are selfish, even if you are Lois Lane and Superman is the dad. Period. There is nothing good about babymamahood, whether your name is LaKwanda Jones from the projects in Detroit or Calista Flockhart of Lalaland or Bristol Palin of Wasilla or Laura Ingraham of “I am conservative family values but not really.” Yes, it is different if your husband dies or he cheated on you and you got divorced. But most single motherhood is a result of choices–the choice to deliberately have a kid out of wedlock or the choice to be irresponsible. Either way, it makes no difference: You. Are. Selfish. I don’t need to reiterate what I’ve said on this site and elsewhere for more than a decade. But, in a nutshell, you single mothers are the single greatest cause of problems for America: crime, drugs, out-of-wedlock births continuing the cycle you started, high school drop-outs, selfish kids with zero values, and every other thing associated with America’s dumbing down and defining deviancy down. It is tearing this country down in a way Bin Laden could never perpetrate on his own. Enter Bill O’Reilly. In his version of Animal Farm, all of the single mothers in the barnyard are equal . . . but some are more equal than others. After a gazillion movies and TV shows and real-life examples promoting single motherhood–including his own FOX News colleague Sarah Palin’s repeated promotion of her daughter Bristol’s babymama status–he suddenly discovered America. And to him, it’s in a Jennifer Aniston movie, which debuts in theaters on Friday, “The Switch.” In it, Aniston uses a turkey baster to become pregnant, since she is single and middle-aged, and wants to have a kid. The plot is not much different from an awful Jennifer Lopez movie from a few months ago, “The Back-up Plan” (read my review). Aniston, in promoting the movie, made the typical Hollywood values comments about how women are realizing that they don’t need a man to have a baby, etc.–the same kind of crap promoted in her movie and all the others like it. Same old anti-male BS. So, now, suddenly, O’Reilly is livid. He’s suddenly discovered, after decades of movies and TV shows, like “Baby Mama” (read my review), “Murphy Brown,” “One Day at a Time,” etc., that, hey, these actress chicks are sending a bad message. And he’s on the attack against Jennifer Aniston for her comments and her movie (along with FOX News anti-male bimbo “analyst” Margaret Hoover, who is blaming men, just like the usual mainstream media narrative – “fair and balanced”?).
While O’Reilly is right, he’s also a hypocrite. You have to ask yourself why O’Reilly is attacking Jennifer Aniston for telling teen girls they don’t need a man to have or raise a kid, but yet he doesn’t criticize Laura Ingraham–his chosen, permanent substitute host on O’Reilly Factor–for doing the same thing. After being engaged to several men, Ingraham never married and decided to do it on her own. She adopted two kids–a boy and a girl–and is raising them on her own. Sorry, but this is no different than giving birth to them in a single-mother household. She’s chosen the single motherhood path, whereas these two kids could have been adopted by a married couple. Ingraham, herself, grew up in a single mother household. She should know better, but has chosen to continue the destructive cycle. This isn’t the ideal path–not even close–in which to raise kids. Isn’t Bill O’Reilly sending the same bad message to teen girls–the message he claims Aniston is sending via her movie–by having Ingraham as his permanent substitute host? Isn’t he telling them that you can raise two kids without a man and even have a glamorous hosting job on FOX News?
But not a peep out of O’Reilly about Ingraham. Or about his FOX News colleague Sarah Palin. Palin negotiated a $300,000 cover story and 8-page spread for Bristol Palin in People magazine, glorifying her daughter’s single motherhood and how “proud” she is of her. Then, she did it again, negotiating another $300,000 payday for herself and her daughter posing on the cover of “Life & Style” with their respective sons. Then, there were the appearances together on Oprah. Then, the video and photo shoot and “tea party with Tripp” designer ballgown spread for Bristol in Harper’s Bazaar, earlier this summer. Cha-ching, cha-ching, cha-ching . . . all of it glamorizing single motherhood and showing us how Bristol can do it without a man. Say what you want about the father, Levi Johnston, but there’s the same message here from the Palins in real life–and from Laura Ingraham in real life–that he’s decrying from a hackneyed plot in a Jennifer Aniston movie.
What Kind of Message About Single Motherhood Does This Video Send? . . .
Yes, the message in the Aniston movie is likely terrible (haven’t screened it yet, so I can’t say for certain). But so are the real life messages of FOX News’ Laura Ingraham and Sarah Palin.
And Bill O’Reilly is quite O’Hypocritical here (definitely not the first time for him). What was that he said about his show being the “No Spin Zone”?
Seems O’Reilly is spinning the heck out of whose single motherhood is and isn’t acceptable.
It’s funny: in the late ’80s, Dan Quayle was mercilessly ridiculed by the left for attacking the fictional single motherhood pimped on TV’s “Murphy Brown.” The right defended him. In 2008, I was mercilessly ridiculed by the right for attacking real-life single mother Bristol Palin and her mother, Sarah’s non-stop pimping of her. Now, Bill O’Reilly is attacking Jennifer Aniston for pimping single motherhood in a movie, and the right is defending him. But neither he nor they will say a word about their real-life heroines who are pushing the same.
Get this straight, America. Single mothers are bad for America, whether they are inner city kids on welfare or FOX News hosts and FOX News contributors daughters.
Baby Mamas are loathsome . . . even when there is an R or the word, “conservative” after their names. In the culture war, they are on the same side. The wrong side.
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