May 23, 2013
Olbermann Returns Jab in O’Reilly Grudge Match
Posted on Mar 4, 2006
Keith Olbermann responds to the way Bill O’Reilly threatened one of his callers with legal action this week for merely mentioning Olbermann’s name. (The two TV show hosts have been engaged in a grude match as of late).
Excerpts from the clip at Think Progress:
“Bill thinks he has his own police!...Fox security—Hannity and Colmes come to your house with billy clubs.”
“What do you mean, ‘we have your numbers?’ What do you mean, ‘you’ll be getting a little visit?’ It’s a radio show. Radio show over here, trip to Gitmo over there.”
“Bill wants his listeners to think that if they don’t cooperate with him, they can get into some kind of legal trouble with Fox security.”
Olbermann then brings on a former state prosecutor to confirm that the only person in legal jeopardy is O’Reilly himself.
Former Conn. state prosecutor Susan Filan:
The only person who’s going to get in trouble here is Bill O’Reilly. He’s lost the plot entirely. To think that you can commandeer local law enforcement to be your personal henchmen because you don’t like something a caller said on the air is absolutely outrageous and absurd. It’s an abuse of the media, it’s an abuse of law enforcement, and he’s now the one engaging in threatening behavior.”
Previous item: No Iraq Trip for Rep. Who Opposed Bush on Ports
Next item: Time of Salvation? Uh, Maybe Not
New and Improved Comments