Monday, May 19, 2008
When News Personalities Attack
Howard Kurtz tells the hilarious story of the feud between Bill O'Reilly and Keith Olbermann, and how it snowballed until, before long, Olbermann was sniping at Fox News boss Roger Ailes, O'Reilly was attacking General Electric (which owns NBC, which owns Olbermann's MSNBC), and the executives of each network were demanding that the other exercise a little prior restraint on their rock star commentator. It's like Hearst and Pulitzer all over again - complete with third-grade-style namecalling! Journalists - they're almost just like people!