During a February 6th, 2014 interview on Geraldo Rivera's radio show, O'Reilly predicted that his big Superbowl interview with Barack Obama would "go down in journalistic history."
"I'm going to predict that that interview I did is going to go down in journalistic history as what should be done," he insisted. "It takes a certain skill to pose questions in a factual way and be persistent without being disrespectful."
Of course, O'Reilly's massive display of public self-fellatio might have had some credibility to it if he hadn't gotten a stick up his butt about being poked fun of by a comedian the night before.
On February 4th, John Stewart slammed O'Reilly on Wednesday for focusing his questions largely on what he called a "scandal grab bag" of Benghazi, the IRS and the Affordable Care Act.
The next day, one day before he pledged that he would go down in journalistic history, O'Reilly reserved an entire segment to tearing into Stewart.
"Now, I know and you probably know, too that these issues aren't important to Jon Stewart or even to the president," O'Reilly insisted. "They don't see them as vital because they don't pertain to social justice or global warming.
"So, if I ask about those issues, I'm a doofus, a scandal monger."
It does, Bill. As does throwing a temper tantrum whenever someone, especially a comedian, questions your integrity.
John Stewart has never made an appearance on the National Political Rebuttal column, not because he has never said anything stupid, but because his primary motivation is to amuse instead of inform.
By dedicating an entire segment to tearing him apart, O'Reilly has put himself and Stewart on an equal level (and by that, I mean O'Reilly is a sad sack of a comedian).