The O'Reilly sexual harassment complaint makes for great reading, if you like that sort of thing. (And we do.) We were particularly struck by how O'Reilly's "perverted babbling" has the exact same tenor as his talk show babbling (which is perverted in its own way) -- that is to say, it's egomaniacal and masturbatory. We bet he screams "Shut up!" when he comes. Though there are some, er, snatches of dialog that would be out of place on "The Factor." Like this tangential disquisition on middle eastern relations:
We were confused by this at first. A colleague suggested we call Lebanese Taverna about it, but we really don't want to drag Dick Cheney's daughter into this. . .
O'Reilly has disputed these allegations, of course. And there are aspects of the complaint that ring false to us, such as the claim that "[i]mmediately after climaxing, [he] launched into a discussion concerning how good he was during a recent appearance on the Tonight Show." Everyone knows that for O'Reilly, it's usually the other way around.
O'Reilly Hit With Sex Harass Suit [The Smoking Gun]