"Off With Those Pants": Bill O'Reilly Seduces You in Clips From His Dirty Audiobook
Those Who Trespass audiobook
Author: Bill O'Reilly
Publisher: Random House Audio
Date: 2001, though the book was published in 1998
Discovered at: Goodwill
The Cover Promises: A bold, fresh piece.
Last week, when your Crap Archivist got all aghast about the inexcusable creepiness that is The O'Reilly Factor For Kids, I failed to point out something important: horrifying as it is, The O'Reilly Factor For Kids is far from Bill O'Reilly's worst - or creepiest -- book.
That honor goes to Those Who Trespass, his 1998 novel about an O'Reilly-esque TV journalist who is trained by an Irish Republican Army terrorist to kill the people who deserve it the most: the broadcast news bastards who interfered with the O'Reilly character's career. It's personal on the political level, too -- his victims includes a powerful "bitch" named Hillary and a fat "slob" named Martin Moore.
Before the clips, a bit of context.
The murderer, Shannon Michaels, is pursued by an O'Reilly-esque cop, Tommy O'Malley. These two Irish-Americans share their author's tough-talk, lust for power, and (alleged!) belief that the best way to seduce a woman is to seize her breasts, preferably as she showers.
The audio book contains many fewer fucks than the print version.
Those rival good-and-evil O'Reillys? Even Prince's "Batdance" brings more clarity to the subject of duality.
Everybody here - from the killer to the cop to the IRA - believes that the broadcast professionals Michaels kills were "despicable" human beings who probably had it coming.
All this sex and violence from a man who decries hip hop's sex and violence? It's the pot calling the kettle Irish and pasty.
Here's choice samples of O'Reilly's prose, read by he who trespasses against the English language himself.
Bill O'Reilly Seduces You
This first one comes from an exchange between "Robo," a crack dealer, and his underage girlfriends.
"Say baby, put down that pipe and get my pipe up."