Following a particularly bloviatory spell on his cable-news leading show, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly last night counseled his millions of viewers, “Bloviating never works.” But O’Reilly appended a qualifier: “Unless, of course, you are a trained professional like me.” With that, O’Reilly laughed at his own expense, a clever bit of counter-programming for a guy who has seemed raving mad for much of the summer.

The peg for the on-air tip was a beauty-contest participant who bombed when asked which of her five senses she’d choose if she could have only one: