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Fox News Sings Soprano

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Fenian_Bastard, Jul 25, 2006.

  1. PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- Fox News Channel chairman and CEO Roger Ailes responded to Keith Olbermann's latest critical volley against Bill O'Reilly on Monday, saying the MSNBC host's behavior ''is over the line.''

    Ailes, appearing Monday at the summer meeting of the Television Critics Association, was referring to a weekend incident at the gathering in which Olbermann whipped out a mask of O'Reilly and gave a Nazi salute.

    Ailes said Olbermann picks on Fox's O'Reilly to boost his ratings.

    ''Clearly he has no viewers except those he gets when he attacks Fox News,'' Ailes said.

    Of Saturday's incident, Ailes said, ''I really think that's over the line.''

  2. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    If that's the case, then why aren't you ignoring him, Rog?
  3. cortez

    cortez Member

    The Foxies built-in response to any form of criticism is to brush it off as jealousy over inferior ratings, and then to "wish them well.'' It's an attack the messenger strategy the administration uses and the over-abundance of dumbasses in this country buy hook, line and sinker.
  4. markvid

    markvid Guest

    As much as I detest O'Reilly, Olbermann coming out with his mask and giving a Nazi salute is pretty strange.
  5. O'Reilly is too bombastic for my taste. But imagine the outcry around here if he had put on an Olbermann mask and done a Nazi salute. Apparently, however, it's OK for Keith to do so.
  6. Oz

    Oz Active Member

    O'Reilly did slander the memory of U.S. soldiers who died WWII, so there is that. Had Olbermann made the same mistake, the scrutiny from Fox would have been so much worse, filled with absolute hate.

  7. And Olbermann's response to O'Reilly isn't filled with absolute hate? You're citing a hypothetical.
  8. Oz

    Oz Active Member

    More like contempt in the previous example. Not defending this past one.
  9. markvid

    markvid Guest

    O'Reilly (very wrongly) has compared more than one person who doesn't fall into total lockstep with his way of thnking to a Nazi, which in a way, O'Reilly is being a Nazi himself.

    How does that make what Olbermann did ok?
    Why is he getting a free pass on this one?
  10. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    There was actually a pretty good story about the "wish them well" line from AP.

  11. Yes because Bill O is

    not to idly compare people to Nazis.
    And the Malmedy bullshit should have gotten him fired.
  12. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    This will shock some of you, but I'm not real crazy about O'Reilly, who's in the Sean Hannity school of style: never let someone make or finish a point. I also detest Olberman, who makes being smug an art form. They're both pricks.
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