'Smut-Merchant' O'Reilly Plays Naked ESPN Vid
All the while complaining about the 'ultra-disturbing' nature of the whole thing
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 23, 2009 7:54 AM CDT

(Newser) – Bill O’Reilly is building himself a reputation, at least in the Gawker offices, for self-righteously discussing “softcore porn on YouTube or underage strippers or whatever” while simultaneously running the “salacious clips” as he bemoans “the gross injustice.” It’s not surprising, then, that “the ole smut-merchant” would show the naked video of ESPN’s Erin Andrews, thus taking “this whole thing straight into the gutter,” writes blogger the Cajun Boy.

O’Reilly addressed the Andrews scandal on last night’s show with “the standard set of painfully Aryan Fox News babes,” justifying the footage he ran by saying, “I gotta show you what they think is criminal intent here.” This “classic Bill O’Reilly slimeballage, wrapped up neatly under the guise of ‘investigative reporting,’” will almost certainly irk ESPN, which could even ban Fox as it recently did the New York Post.