For better or worse, the man has become iconic, and it’s difficult to imagine him off the air. And, in a way, calling this an obituary is quite fitting, because O’Reilly’s life is so inexorably connected to the anchor’s desk he occupied every weekday.
To be frank, I’m a little frightened by the possibility of studying abroad, not because of culture shock, of the language barrier, or even of the idea of being in an unfamiliar environment. It’s the greater fear of trying to come to terms with the role and the space I will occupy as an American abroad.
This incident should immediately sound two alarm bells for anyone who is concerned about justice and, frankly, sanity.
Even if Trump isn’t implicated, his most senior staff already are. Paul Manafort, former campaign chairman, was a Putin agent. Michael Flynn, former national security adviser, was a Turkish agent. Jeff Sessions, current US Attorney General, lied about Russian contacts. The list can go on.
What really disturbs me is that, after all of this, there are so many who think mine is an experience that is worth repeating.
So far, it appears that this administration is failing even more than Trump himself.
This Monday, the Review again assumed its role as Stanford’s instigator-in-chief by publishing a wildly sensationalist article, insinuating that our Stanford tuition dollars are funding Hamas, the Palestinian affiliate of the Muslim Brotherhood that governs the Gaza Strip.
The economy, to most, is more a reflection of their livelihood and how they are doing financially. And Americans are not doing well.