Olbermann

Everyone knows that Bill O'Reilly and Keith Olbermann don't really like each other. In fact, the word "arch-nemesis" may be the most appropriate to use here. Now that Olbermann is officially out at MSNBC (and maybe running for Senate?), O'Reilly feels no closer to forgiveness. In fact, his heart is so full of ire that he apparently refuses to speak Olbermann's name

In a segment on his show, he addressed the issue only by saying "a hateful commentator" at MSNBC was leaving — and when pressed by his guest, he still dodged actually vocalizing the word "Olbermann." Basically, O'Reilly has rendered Keith the Lord Voldemort of cable news. 

This volley is an expected retort to the praise Keith Olbermann has been getting in the wake of his departure by other members of the media — including fierce defense and legacy-making by members of his old network, MSNBC. 
 

Commentarium (8 Comments)

Jan 25 11 - 12:14pm
anon

O'Reilly is a d-bag.

Jan 25 11 - 12:22pm
SR

Classy, Bill. Nobody likes a bad winner. Come to think of it, nobody likes a masturbatory, self-promotional, and bullying megalomaniac and fuckface either.

Jan 25 11 - 12:34pm
Matt

Maybe we should just call them O'Reilly and Anti-O'Reilly. Then maybe we could slam them both together in a large particle accelerator and use the resulting explosion to generate clean energy.

Jan 25 11 - 1:02pm
Pondering

Even if you don't agree with someone's politics, you'd think you could show a little professional respect.

Jan 25 11 - 1:43pm
Publius

Like O'Reilly or not (I do), you have to admit Olbermann is a dolt. I loved watching him because I don't think I've ever seen anyone on televsion more self-righteous. "Worst Person in the World?" Who in his right mind would think that anyone would care who KO thinks is the worst person in the world? Had he decided to participate in the marketplace of ideas, he might have had a bigger audience.

Olby for Senate? Now there's a spectacle I can't wait to watch!

Jan 25 11 - 3:10pm
Twolane

Excuse me, but all of the mainstream media commentators are dolts. They're ass-kissing, ill-informed, ignorant, childish, petulant, spoiled and have never been out of the beltway to the rest of the country or the world without their rose-colored glasses implanted into their eyes. Fuck them all.

Jan 25 11 - 4:40pm
MRAGH

+1... but Olbermann is among the Dolt Elite. A turd of sych magnitude as to defy description. Now to get rid of Ed, Mushmouth Matthews and Smarmy Maddow too... then dump most of Fox News and the world just might get a smidge brighter.

Jan 26 11 - 4:48am
diegorockusa

This is why The O'Reilly Factor is the highest rated cable news show...He is ridiculously entertaining. lol