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!

1 comment:

Andy said...

You know who I feel bad for? Chris Matthews. Remember when he was talked about? Now all you hear is O'Reilly and Olbermann.

And the truth is, I turn the TV off for both. Watching O'Reilly is like watching paint dry with his stupid side-bar that just parrots his exact words; it's like The NY School for the Hard of Hearing by Garrett Morris. O'Reilly is like Glenn Beck for Dummies.

But Olbermann. What the F happened to this guy? How is this the same guy that was once (with Dan Patrick) the star of ESPN? He is completely insane now -- he blatantly lies on air, he picks fights, he's so far left that other Democrats call his show one-sided.

And he blogs at DailyKos. Enough said.