For the past couple of years, there has been a battle raging between the Fox Network and Fox News Channel who purportedly do not like each other, to say the least. However, this war goes deeper when you compare Fox’s “The Simpsons” to Bill O’Reilly’s, “The O’Reilly Factor”.
When digging a little deeper, this may not be quite as much a battle, but more of a rivalry for television watchers everywhere. Both of these competitors represent number one shows in their respective time slots. Perhaps they are just teasing all the viewers with their bantering about whose audience is more intelligent. Insinuating the right or left wing political bent depends on which of the two shows the audiences watch creates a humorous diversion.
The latest occurrence was the end of April when “The Simpsons” aired its 25th anniversary celebration. It showed a card expressing their love for Fox after all those years, but added the caveat, “This does not include Fox News”. Bill O’Reilly couldn’t resist responding by calling the remark a “cheap shot”. In a previous altercation, O’Reilly refers to members of the Simpson family as “pinheads”, a disparaging term frequently used by him to call out someone’s views.