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With No Apologies…Bill O’Reilly

Posted by Daniel on January 6, 2008

In yet another bold move that clearly represents the mentality of FIXED (FOX) News, their “Fair and Balanced” mantra seems to be all but extinct. Case in point:

Fox News talk show host Bill O’Reilly had a confrontation with a staffer for Barack Obama’s campaign that the aide and several eyewitnesses claim became physical.

The incident began when O’Reilly tried to get Obama’s attention after a Nashua campaign event. He allegedly began yelling at Obama’s National Trip Director Marvin Nicholson to get out of the way. O’Reilly then, according to eyewitness accounts, shoved the staffer.

Nicholson told reporters O’Reilly grabbed him by the arm and started “pushing” him. Nicholson also said that when he asked O’Reilly to stop pushing him, the talk-show host responded that he was “low class.”

O’Reilly soon got Obama’s attention, and the two men spoke briefly.

“They shook hands and Mr. O’Reilly said that he thought Sen. Obama was great and that he loved him, and he’d love to have him on the show,” Nicholson said. “And then the senator said that he would think about coming on the show after the primaries.”

Then the Secret Service intervened to ask O’Reilly to step back behind the barricade that marked the press area.

Speaking later on Fox News, O’Reilly said he tried to “gently remove” the Obama staffer so his camera could get a shot of the Illinois senator.

“We’re sorry we had to have that little confrontation,” O’Reilly added, “but no one on this earth is going to block a shot on The O’Reilly Factor. It is not going to happen.”

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One Response to “With No Apologies…Bill O’Reilly”

  1. Kirk G said

    If the man has no class and no tact, then ignor him.
    I do, and my life is just great with out him.
    Remember the words of Pete Townsend in “Won’t Get Fooled Again”….

    ‘Better still, forget you…’

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