Skip to comments.MSNBC's Keith Olbermann Lobbying for Bill O'Reilly's Firing? (another liberal gone wild)
Posted on 11/17/2005 9:07:00 AM PST by Cableguy
Did MSNBC's "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" pull the plug on a guest because she refused to call for Fox News Channel host Bill O'Reilly's firing?
The day before the election, OReilly interviewed Angela Alioto, former president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.
The topic: The city's Proposition I - a resolution declaring that "the people of San Francisco oppose the federal government's use of public schools to recruit students for service in the military."
While O'Reilly was aghast over the proposition, Alioto complained the military was going into junior high school and "recruiting 12-year-olds."
On his radio show the next day, O'Reilly suggested that the military had no obligation to protect any locality that banned military recruitment, then joked that if he were president he'd announce:
"If al Qaeda comes in here and blows you up, we're not going to do anything about it. We're going to say, look, every other place in America is off limits to [al Qaeda] except San Francisco."
The comment enraged San Francisco officials, with several calling for O'Reilly's firing.
A source tells NewsMax that Olbermann's staff invited Alioto on his show Tuesday night, expecting that she would echo calls for O'Reilly's head.
A producer is said to have asked, "Now, youre calling for OReillys firing, right?
She told him that she wasnt - explaining that the Fox host was merely exercising his first amendment rights.
With that, Alioto's segment was canceled.
But it looks like Olbermann's staff got what they wanted after all, replacing Alioto with Chris Daly, a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors,
"You know, this is dangerous," Daly told Olbermann on the air. "Fox News and Westwood One need to take some accountability for this and terminate Bill O'Reilly's employment."
I wonder if he will soon be outed too, like Anderson Cooper?
Keith Olbermann, the biggest light weight in TV "journalism" today. Keithy Boy is just pissed O'Reilly is criticizing San Francisco for voting to ban military recruiting. Can Olbermann really agree that San Francisco which enjoys all the freedoms it does, and abuses many of the same, because of the military is justified in banning the military from recruiting those in San Fran who wish to join the military?? Why no pro-choice there? What would Keithy Boy say of a city that voted to ban Planned Parenthood from within its city limits??
For pointing out that San Franciscans have taken a borderline seditious step that frankly is a step towards seccession from the Union, O'Reilly should be fired?? I think it's Keithy Boy that should be fired for advocating rebellion against the democratically-elected government of the United States of America and its military.
"I wonder if he will soon be outed too, like Anderson Cooper?"
I doubt it would be the same thing. At least Anderson Cooper's partners are of the same species.
Olberman reminds me of a middleschool popularity queen trying to take her rival down.
It's just a matter of time before he jumps up in the middle of a newscast and screams out "from hell's heart I stab at thee, Bill O'Reilly!"
Gay, straight... I can't imagine anyone tolerating that pompous ass as a partner.
So that's what he looks like.
So what if all of his viewers call for O'Relly's dismissal - what's 11 or 12 calls to Fox going to do?
Appropriate that he has the rainbow flag on the TV screen behind him.
Oh man, could you imagine? Banishing Planned Parenthood, especially in a city like SF? The libs would be ALL OVER that....
What I would like is to see the big O replaced with Rush. What an attack machine the Fox would be.
O'Reilly had done nothing that would cause him to be fored.
The more controversy he causes,the more publicity he gets.
I've never watched Olberman but he sounds like an a**.
GACK! What's wrong with his tongue and eyebrows?
Olbermann should stick to playing second fiddle to Dan Patrick on ESPN radio sports. He is lucky to have that gig (Dibble was far better) and certainly not deserving of any legitimate news position. His illogical liberlism just oozes from every pour. Fortunately, he can only interject so much bias in sports talk before getting slapped down.
Olbermann is SO GAY!
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