8 PM: And here’s Gavin, doin’ the show! He kept his shit together, and managed not to Plante it (TM Beth Spotswood). What did you think of his performance?

3:07 PM: I don’t think Fox News program The O’Reilly Factor streams live online (somehow, I suspect it does not, correct me if it does!), so folks like me with crap-ass cable will have to wait a bit to watch Gavin Newsom’s appearance on today’s show, which airs live on the West Coast at 5 and repeats at 8.

You read me right! The Ex is reporting that your mayor and mine, Gavin Newsom, will be on the notoriously anti-San Francisco show.

He’s supposedly there to “discuss several jobs-related subjects, including President Barack Obama’s incentives to encourage small businesses to hire new workers (the mayor has proposed a similar initiative for San Francisco) and his proposed extension of the federal JobsNow program.” But we all know Bill O’Reilly will go off topic. And I don’t blame him — if I had Gavin on my show, so would I!

Will Gavin lose his shit and pull a Hank Plante*? Will he do that big scary smile? Or will the preparation Newsom spokesperson Tony Winnacker says he has keep him from freaking the fuck out? I feel like we should have a drinking game!

*Is this unfair, since Plante was not the one pulling anything? What’s a better thing to call it? I am open to suggestions.

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Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at eve@sfappeal.com.

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  • Beth S.

    Will he Plante it?

  • voltair

    I think O’Reilly is an anti-intellectual, anti-hippie “individualist” (to use his own characterization) who stands for nothing.

    If you are against everything, you are for nothing, and ultimately, a force of the evil that you rail against because the self-cancelling polarity that he always rants against is totally ineffective, counter-productive and ultimately useless.

    The man will unfortunately have a very sad obituary unless he practices what he preaches because this self-proclaimed corruption buster is ultimately a hypocrite.

    If you don’t understand that, read this very carefully, it might clarify what I am talking about.

  • Xenu

    It was two idiots babbling. Newsom kept trying to defend SF against Billo’s idiotic claims. Unfortunately, Gavin “Godfather” Newsom can’t say anything clearly and just sounds like a slimy mafia type whenever he opens his mouth.