Bill O'Reilly Slams NYFW, Doesn't Understand What He's Making Fun Of
Sep 20, 2012 - by Emily Draznik
Fox News TV show host Bill O'Reilly is famous for writing checks his mouth can't carry. Normally we tune him out, but when he starts ridiculing New York Fashion Week on his show The O'Reilly Factor, we have to put our foot down.
Conservative talk show host Bill O'Reilly has no filter when it comes to his show on Fox News. Whether his opinions are researched and valid or are swooping and biased, he always loves to have them voiced. Well this time around he sent his correspondent Jesse Watters to report outside the tents of the Lincoln Center during the heart of New York Fashion Week and it's like watching a kindergardener attempt calculus.
Watch the latest video at &lt;a href="http://video.foxnews.com"&gt;video.foxnews.com&lt;/a&gt;Bill O'Reilly starts off the segment with stating that, Times are tough for many Americans, but not for the idle rich. And there were plenty of them floating around New York City last week, because it was the fashion industrys big exposition.
He goes on to say that, When you go to a place like this, money is no object for these people, right? Theyre spending, what? Five, six thousand dollars on their little dresses.
Not only is Bill making giant uneducated statements about the fashion industry, but opinions that are obviously coming from someone who doesn't understand the industry. They fail to recognize the individual whom they interview that's wearing a dress by H&M and her roommate's borrowed shoes because apparently everyone there was running around in outfits worth thousands of dollars.
He doesn't seem to understand that most of the fashion week patrons are editors or bloggers who in reality are not pulling a six-figure salary, unlike the TV personality himself. The fact that they interviewed a majority of foreigners for their TV segment (this is probably because most Americans at fashion week would not speak to a Fox News correspondent if you paid them to) does not offer an accurate view of the "idle rich" Americans that are buzzing around fashion week, apparently just for fun.
Kimora Lee Simmons was the only interviewee of note because she actually understood why Bill was running this piece on fashion week. For ridicule. She commented, Youre putting me on OReilly?! He doesnt like stuff like this, girls like us. Hes not on our team? No.
The cheap film clips throughout the segment gives the coverage a mocking tone from the beginning when in fact the fashion industry is quite serious. We employ millions of Americans every year and the industry continues to expand, even in hard financial times.
All in all, representatives from the fashion industry have done a pretty good job of covering political events. Although we have received guff for trying to include the content in our magazines, we at least we did our research. You would think that it would be a common courtesy to do the same in return. Better luck next time Fox News.