I have always had a special place in my heart for Bill O’Reilly. I had my first appearance on national cable news on the O’Reilly Factor and have had several sista friends work for him and regale me with stories of his sexual harassment, volatile temper and overall bullying.
But let’s not fool ourselves: O’Reilly’s behavior is just bad enough that we’ve heard about it. There are plenty of other show hosts out there who are just as bad. Either way his most recent scandal is just too funny to pass up. Apparently, the prolific writer’s most recent book on Abraham Lincoln is so bad, and so inaccurate, that only the National Park Service has banned the book from being sold at Ford’s Theatre – you know: the place where Lincoln was actually shot and where they sell just about every book ever written about Lincoln.
This is akin to making a movie so bad that Netflix refuses to carry it.
Not that any of this will really matter to the Factor Man himself since the book is #2 on the New York Times best seller list and his fans will buy it almost out of spite against those stuffy old ‘historians’. How dare they tell Bill that his constant references to Lincoln in the Oval Office are inaccurate because … the Oval Office wasn’t built until decades after his death! Mind you many of O’Reilly’s fans are the same people who don’t believe in science and think Obama was born in Kenya, so what do you expect?
This article originally appeared at Politic365.com.