Saturday, March 04, 2006

Lighten Up, Francis

Just when you think the Olbermann-O'Reilly spat can't get any weirder, it does. Crooks and Liars has the video.

Apparently, a caller phoned in to O'Reilly's radio program and mentioned Keith Olbermann's show. No profanity, no threats, just the words "Keith Olbermann." In reaction to this heinous crime, Bill O'Reilly cut off the call and warned that they had the caller's phone number on record, that "Fox Security" would be in touch, and they'd likely turn the matter over to local law enforcement authorities. And if that doesn't work, O'Reilly has promised to tell Mom.

We all know that Fox News is essentially Republican state television, but apparently O'Reilly has bought into that attitude so much that he believes they're also the state police.

6 comments:

sideshow bob said...

"He has a long history of trouble when it comes to phones."

Teeheehee...

teh l4m3 said...

Bush-worshipping continues to drop in popularity. At some point, O'Reilly's going to become a ratings liability for Murdoch, and he will be sooo out the door.

S.W. Anderson said...

I look for O'Reilly to completely self-destruct at some point, maybe even wind up in some kind of clinic with 'round-the-clock care. He's not just obnoxious politically and personality-wise, he's a mental case.

Otto Man said...

It will be interesting to see how O'Reilly goes down. Will he burn out or fade away?

Personally, my money is on a combination of the two -- he'll have a Michael Savage-Wiener like meltdown on the air, saying something that's completely inexcuseable (my money's on a comment about wanting to "do" a female guest), and then Fox will use that as a justification for having his show put to sleep.

We should know soon enough. His ratings and his grasp on reality are both slipping away.

S.W. Anderson said...

A plausible scenario, O.M.

A fraction of a second after hitting Return on my previous comment, an additional thought occurred to me.

O'Reilly's sort of a poor man's Capt. Queeq, kneading a loofa rather than clicking ball bearings.

Pooh said...

Sadly, this is only one episode in "This week in the first ammendment"