Sometimes people say mean things about political entertainment show host Bill O’Reilly, and he responds by dispatching clownish minions to stalk them for a while. Usually the targets are liberal opinion writers, like Cynthia Tucker of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution or The New Yorker‘s Hendrik “Rik” Hertzberg. Oftentimes they call O’Reilly hypocritical and are attacked on the sidewalk or their driveway by the Fox goons, who DEMAND an apology without ever explaining what for. Well this weekend there was another ambush — but this time targeted at a simple blogger for the communist Think Progress website, while she was on vacation.
Think Progress editor Amanda Terkel is a nice lady who recently wrote something about how Bill O’Reilly is a hypocrite for accepting an invitation to speak to a group of rape victims even though he secretly thinks they are sluts, or something. It is not important. But here’s Terkel’s account of how the Fox goons caught her, which is very important for the purposes of comedy:
– The Stalking: Watters and his camera man accosted me at approximately 3:45 p.m. on Saturday, March 21, in Winchester, VA, which is a two-hour drive from Washington, DC. My friend and I were in this small town for a short weekend vacation and had told no one about where we were going. I can only infer that the two men staked out my apartment and then followed me for two hours. Looking back, my friend and I remember seeing their tan SUV following us for much of the trip.
There must be some charges to file here. Restraining orders and such? Oh damnit, now there is probably a tan SUV outside our “Wonkette house.”