Boy, watching this video from Bill O’Reilly’s show yesterday, you might get the sense that San Francisco is all about nudity, marijuana, crazy fashion, peculiar ballot measures, homelessness, quality of life transgressions, sympathy for illegal immigrants, opinionated street people, and — generally speaking — an unwholesome spirit of sex, drugs and rock and roll that blankets the entire city like perpetual fog. I mean, really, Bill O’Reilly? Do you really think…uh…um…hmm… Well okay. But they treat it like it’s a bad thing.

Sort of brings to mind this bit of Woody Allen dialogue from Annie Hall:

“Don’t you see the rest of the country looks upon New York like we’re left-wing, communist, Jewish, homosexual pornographers? I think of us that way sometimes and I live here.”

Best part of the Fox video: Bill O’Reilly extending this invitation to San Francisco sheriff Michael Hennessey: “We’ve invited him many times, he won’t come on, but we’d love to talk to him ” — less than a minute after Fox producer Jesse Watters called Hennessey “a real coward.”


Video: San Francisco — As Seen by Fox News 26 May,2011Jon Brooks


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is the host and editor of KQED’s health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED’s daily news blog, News Fix. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. He was also the editor of, which documented user-generated content about the financial crisis and recession. Jon is also a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S. He has written about film for his own blog and studied film at Boston University. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.

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