Carolla Responds to Variety Writer that Labeled Him 'Fox News Channel's House Clown'

Carolla Responds to Variety Writer that Labeled Him 'Fox News Channel's House Clown'

On Monday’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” Spike TV’s “Catch a Contractor” star and author of “President Me: The America that’s in My Head” Adam Carolla responded to a  March 7 Variety magazine review of his Spike TV show by Brian Lowry.

In that review, Lowry referred to Carolla as one of “Fox News Channel’s house clowns.”

Partial transcript as follows:

O’REILLY: You know I usually ignore this kind of garbage by these fanatical people that take shots at Fox News. When it’s totally out of context he was reviewing a program, a TV program you were on.

CAROLLA: “Home Improvement”.

O’REILLY: Home Improvement you know where you were wrestling contractors.

CAROLLA: Well, what I would do is I would lay out a wall and then put up some shear wall and give a nailing schedule and then pontificate about politics for 20 minutes. And then — no, no, I never spoke about politics. It never came up. It’s a home improvement show. You know, I was thinking, it’s funny that Variety is called variety, meaning a potpourri of opinions, thoughts, and ideas. It’s not variety. It’s only variety if you agree with them.

O’REILLY: Right. It’s just —

CAROLLA: If you don’t agree with them, then they’ll tear you a new one.

O’REILLY: It’s a strident left wing production.

CAROLLA: But ironically called Variety if you could have another opinion.

O’REILLY: But I agree with you that, you know — because it was totally out of context. He takes a shot at you for being Fox News’ house clown while reviewing a project that has nothing to do with Fox News. Nothing — you know, if you were bad on the show, say that.

CAROLLA: But the thing with the left is anybody who disagrees with them must just be drinking O’Reilly’s Kool-Aid or whatever it is. I know that sounded very homoerotic but what I’m trying to say is, somehow, I’ve been brainwashed by you and the good folks over at Fox and — or you’ve abducted my daughter and I’ll never see her again unless I agree with your politics.

O’REILLY: You don’t agree with me a lot of times. Look, it was just a cheap shot. But I want to — you know, we want to, at least, get it on the record.

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