Eminem raised a lot of eyebrows when he released the first video from his upcoming Relapse album earlier this week. While fans laughed, enjoyed or criticized the rapper’s comeback music video, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly was just plain disgusted by Em’s references to Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.
On Wednesday night (April 8), O’Reilly took to his show “The O’Reilly Factor” to smash the rapper, calling the jab at Palin an “attack”.
“Few Americans take the vile rapper Eminem seriously,” O’Reilly said on his show. “He represents the lowest form of entertainment in this country and is a publicity hound to boot.”
In O’Reilly’s “Personal Story” segment, he took issue at a few bars of Eminem’s latest song, “We Made You,” slamming him as a misogynist.
“I’ll invite Sarah Palin out to dinner, nail her/ Baby, say hello to my little friend,” Em raps on the song.
The talk-show host calls Em’s new song “crude,” and seemed angry over the fact mainstream media, and/or women’s groups have yet to protest the song.
“It’s so crude, what he does. Kids see it, not adults. Nobody over 25 goes into this stuff,” said O’Reilly.
“Women’s groups come in, [saying] I’m anti-woman because I made fun of Helen Thomas about a dopey comment she made, but not one woman’s group, so far that we’ve seen, protested any of this,” he continued.
O’Reilly received a lot of backlash from pro-women groups of veteran reporter Helen Thomas’ views on terrorism, and now that Em referenced Sarah Palin in “We Made You,” he wants the rapper to receive the same treatment.
He went on to say that “left wing” major media outlets — New York Times and L.A. Times for example — have remained quiet about the new Eminem track, accusing them of being biased against Palin, but says if he’d “attacked” Hilary Clinton or Michelle Obama, these same outlets would “kill him.”
“Eminem is obviously on an obscene rant about Sarah Palin, it’s totally obscene, totally inappropriate,” O’Reilly continued.
Guest feminist Tammy Bruce said that Em’s “objectification of Palin meant that all women can be used,” and if parents cared about their daughters, and men about their wives, they’d protest the video.
“Every woman out there that cares about the future for their daughters, every man out there that care about his wife’s, or daughter’s future, needs to take a stand against this and recognize it for what it is,” she said.
O’Reilly ended his rant with: “All I want to do in this segment is, #1, Eminem means nothing. The video means nothing. It plays before kids who are confused. But, the hypocrisy and dishonestly of the media does mean something in this country. It’s out of control.”