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Sunday, January 08, 2006

O'Reilly, O'Reilly, O'Reilly

I feel like a bad person because this made me giggle a little inside.

It seems like more and more people are recognizing O'Reilly for the bully that he is. I found a good article from the AP on Yahoo about O'Reilly's recent appearance on Letterman and the media's current view of him.

Many Ready to Spar With Bill O'Reilly:

If Bill O'Reilly truly loves a good fight, then he's had quite a week.

The Fox News Channel personality's confrontation with David Letterman Tuesday night made for some gripping television. The cranky "Late Show" host told his guest: "I have the feeling about 60 percent of what you say is crap."

That same night, nemesis Keith Olbermann on MSNBC once again named O'Reilly his "Worst Person in the World," this time for battling with two people at The New York Times. That's the 15th time O'Reilly has been cited since Olbermann began his half-facetious, half-serious nightly "award" to wag his finger at bad behavior.

And here's a good quote from Olbermann - you can find it further down the page:

Olbermann said he's thinking of holding fire a bit lest it seem like an obsession. While he's not a watchdog in a serious sense, Olbermann said that "it's important to me that you provide an alternate perspective to whatever the elite is in a given field.

"I look at them — they're clearly the popular clique, led by the bullies in the school — so if you get an opportunity to point out what stupid thing has been said or what moronic action has been encouraged by them or simply when they have fallen all over themselves in relation to the facts, you should do it," he said.

O'Reilly tries to present himself as such a straight-arrow, balanced reporter, and I'm really glad when people recognize him for what he is. I would have less of a problem with him if he'd just admit that he's biased.


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