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Updated: Olbermann drives O'Reilly crazy [VIDEO]

<i>Meltdown occurring in public of Bill O'Reilly</i>
 
 
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Hat tip to Media Matters for finding this roundtable discussion of Bill O'Reilly's descent into madness.

This is Calgon for progressives, the soothing sounds of a once-popular blabbermouth raked over the coals by a right-leaning nerd and some media regulars. Problem is, it's about 3 years late. The schadenfreude's run dry.

I do enjoy it as much as the next guy, don't get me wrong, it's just that I can't help but wonder whether MSNBC's self-serving discussion isn't doing for O'Reilly what they claim he did for MSNBC... give them publicity.

I'd consider it one big case of logrolling if we weren't talking about the spittle-flecked O'Reilly...

Update: Geraldo's losing it too. From Scott Maxwell:

[Asked] about the time he made international headline for disclosing too much information about troops in Iraq. Geraldo claimed the incident was blown out of proportion, largely by NBC -- and specifically Olbermann. Geraldo then began mumbling semi-audible names, seemingly meant to describe Olbermann: "midget ... punk ... slimeball."

But then, with the Monsters helpful prodding, Geraldo went a step further, leaving no doubt about what he was saying. He called Olbermann a coward -- specifically a "[female part of the anatomy] who wouldn't walk Olbermann_1across the street against the red light."

He then said he was ready to fight him, saying: "I would make a pizza out of him."

Evan Derkacz is an AlterNet editor. He writes and edits PEEK, the blog of blogs.

 
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