Controversial Fox News host Bill O’Reilly took aim at Eminem’s new video for “We Made You,” Slim Shady himself and the rapper’s fans Wednesday night on “The O’Reilly Factor.”
“Few Americans take the vile rapper [artist id="502642"]Eminem[/artist] seriously,” O’Reilly said. “He represents the lowest form of entertainment in this country and is a publicity hound to boot.”
O’Reilly took issue with the lyric and video segment regarding Alaska Governor and former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin that he slammed as misogynist.
“I’ll invite Sarah Palin out to dinner, nail her/ Baby, say hello to my little friend,” Em raps on the song.
The talk-show host called the Palin reference an “attack” that was “crude.”
“It’s so crude what he does,” O’Reilly elaborated. “Kids see it, not adults.” He also claimed that “no one over 25 listens to him” (which may be news to some of the veteran rapper’s older fans).
Citing the attacks he received from women’s groups for his criticism of veteran reporter Helen Thomas’ views on terrorism,
O’Reilly said he was upset that women’s group are not protesting Slim Shady, adding that “left wing” media outlets such as NBC News, The Los Angeles Times and The New York Times have not taken the rap icon to task. O’Reilly accused them of being biased against Palin and opined that if a singer such as Travis Tritt made a derogatory reference about Hilary Clinton or Michelle Obama in one of his records, the outlets would “kill him.”
O’Reilly’s guest, feminist Tammy Bruce, declared that Em’s “objectification of Palin meant that all women can be used.”
“Eminem is obviously on an obscene rant about Sarah Palin, it’s totally obscene, totally inappropriate,” O’Reilly continued.
“All I want to do is repeat that Eminem means nothing,” he ended. “The video means nothing. It’s played for kids that are confused.”
At press time, a rep for Eminem had not responded to MTV News’ request for comment.