Set Your TiVoby Doug Mataconis
I’m not sure whether this is wise or not, but Ron Paul is scheduled to step into the inane lion’s den that is The O’Reilly Factor on Monday’s 8pm episode.
Nick Bradley at Lew Rockwell’s Blog thinks Fox News is trying to downplay Paul’s appearance by scheduling it opposite the premier of the opening game of Monday Night Football.
Frankly, I think that’s nonsense.
But I’m not sure why the campaign is going after an appearance like this anyway. O’Reilly is, at heart, a blowhard, he’ll talk over whoever his guest is and won’t allow anyone to make their point. Congressman Paul is, quite honestly, too polite to give Bill O’Reilly what he deserves, and very few of the people who watch The O’Reilly Factor are likely to vote for Ron Paul anyway.
Nonetheless, I’m sure it’s likely to make for some great YouTube clips on Tuesday morning.