Fox News host Bill O'Reilly's post-debate show on Thursday drew more attention than usual online, in part because several observers speculated that the Factor host was not in a condition to perform his duties.
As O'Reilly interviewed the various Republican candidates inside the Fox Theatre in Detroit, comedian Patton Oswalt's observation below stirred up a sentiment otherwise:
Holy shit. I want to turn away but Bill O'Reilly is TRUMAN CAPOTE TALKSHOW DRUNK. #wow— Patton Oswalt (@Patton Oswalt) 1457064883.0
Oswalt was not alone; a search under "O'Reilly drunk" on the social media platform, as well as responses to his comment, produced a plethora of similar reactions, as seen here:
@wilw @pattonoswalt O'Reilly stumble drunk is the only way this could be sadder.— Gerry Duggan (@Gerry Duggan) 1457065939.0
@pattonoswalt He reminds me of a hammered Orson Welles in this Paul Masson commercial shoot. https://t.co/N5iBn4kBTH— Doug (@Doug) 1457066139.0
Bill O'Reilly is SUPER wasted right now. I can't recall a person on live tv who's been more visibly drunk.— Eppie Vojt (@Eppie Vojt) 1457066122.0