Bill O’Reilly Calls Jennifer Aniston “Destructive to Our Society”; Keith Olberman Attacks

August 12th, 2010 - 9:26 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason  

Jennifer Aniston Aug 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Earlier in the week at the Four Season Hotel in Beverly Hills, while promoting her new movie ‘The Switch’, in which she plays a woman who becomes a mother through artificial insemination which gets “switched”, Jennifer Aniston shared with reporters that she feels women do not need a man in order to start a family or be good mothers, a statement which caught the attention of Bill O’Reilly, and not in a good way.

Aniston defended the choice to have children with no father by stating, “Women are realizing it more and more knowing that they don’t have to settle with a man just to have that child. Times have changed and that is also what is amazing is that we do have so many options these days, as opposed to our parents’ days when you can’t have children because you have waited too long.”

But Bill O’Reilly strongly disagrees. While he acknowledges the strength of single mothers, he contends that although single parenthood is possible, it is not the best case scenerio, and that is where Aniston is mistaken.

“She’s throwing a message out to 12-year-olds and 13-year-olds that, ‘Hey, you don’t need a guy! You don’t need a dad!’ That’s destructive to our society,” O’Reilly said, adding that her statements are “diminishing the role of the dad.”

“Aniston can hire a battery of people to help her, but she cannot hire a dad,” he explained. “And dads bring a psychology to children that is, in this society, underemphasized. I think that men get hosed all day long in the parental arena…any man who leaves their children is not a man. Let’s make that perfectly clear. But the fathers who do try hard are underappreciated and diminished by people like Jennifer Aniston. she’s diminishing the role of the dad.”

But Keith Olberman came back with an attack towards O’Reilly that was perhaps a bit below the belt, so to speak. He hints that the reason for O’Reilly’s comments are that he was abused by his father as a child.

“There’s been a lot of amateur psychoanalysis about what O’Reilly is doing this time,” Olbermann stated. “If you read Marvin Kitman’s biography of O’Reilly, it’s pretty simple. Virtually every reference O’Reilly makes to his own father describes how the man hit, slapped, punched him. As Ktman put it simply, ‘O’Reilly has a history of physical abuse from his father.’ It is actually very sad.”

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