A few weeks ago, I was invited on The O’Reilly Factor to talk about the whole Professor Gates thing. Fortunately, Bill was off and Monica Crowley was guest host. While O’Reilly’s show is top rated in its time slot, an hour of Bill interrupting and boasting about how right he is about everything is nothing I look forward to.
However, there is something agonizingly worse. Listening to one of his favorite guests: Dr. Marc Lamont Hill.
I am a big fan of The O’Reilly Factor.
That said, I find his continued promotion of Professor Marc Lamont Hill an embarrassment to his own standards and an insult to the intelligence of African Americans particularly and his entire audience generally. Tonight he interviewed Hill for an entire segment on the subject of Iran, as though Hill had anything intelligent to say on the subject.
By his own account, Hill is an expert on “hip-hop culture,” i.e., rap music. Having a Columbia professor of rap music comment on the foreign policy views of Karl Rove (who was featured in the preceding segment) is demeaning to Rove and embarrassing to every African American watching.
I love my new television set. Watching Hill for more than 14 seconds makes me have violent thoughts that puts my flatscreen’s health in peril. For having Marc Lamont Hill on more than he deserves (token), Bill O’Reilly is a pinhead. Marc Lamont Hill proves just because you have a degree in Education doesn’t mean he’s not a bonehead.