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Media Outlets Pounce on Bill O'Reilly for Saying Houston Wanted to 'Destroy' Herself

Some media outlets are having a hard time with Bill O’Reilly’s latest no-spin sermon.

The Fox News Channel host had some stern words regarding the tragic death of singer Whitney Houston.

She follows in the footsteps of Elvis, Janis Joplin, Michael Jackson, and scores of other entertainment figures. The hard truth is that some people will always want to destroy themselves, and there’s nothing society can do about it.

EW.com’s Lanford Beard used the clip to call O’Reilly a “conservative hardliner.”

MSNBC.com’s Courtney Garcia was more aggressive in her online report.

Whether Bill O’Reilly is begging for attention or just plain insensitive, he managed to criticize Whitney Houston and Tony Bennett in one accusatory slap on his FOX News program, “The O’Reilly Factor,” Monday night. The outspoken conservative’s latest rant points the finger of blame at the late singer for causing her own death, while also criticizes singer Bennett for his personal thoughts on the matter.

TheWrap.com took a more measured approach to O’Reilly’s Houston commentary.

Whether or not viewers want to hear the uncomfortable part of the story is a question each time a figure like Houston dies, but count O’Reilly as someone willing to go there to make a point.

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