Sunday, January 06, 2008

Grow up, Bill-O

Y'know, two years ago the ever combative Bill O'Reilly told a Newsday reporter he was thinking of retirement. Maybe it's time to move past the thinking stage.

O'Reilly just made a fool of himself at an Obama rally.

Obama staffer Marvin Nicholson, a personal aide always at Obama's side during rope line handshakes, said O'Reilly yelled at him to get out of the way of his cameraman's shot. Nicholson said O'Reilly came around the waist-high barricade separating Obama from well-wishers.

"Then he grabbed me with both of his arms and tried to push me out of the way," Nicholson said after the campaign agreed to make him available to reporters.

O'Reilly, interviewed afterward by phone on Fox News, said he tried "to gently remove" Nicholson because he was standing in front of Fox's camera.

Yeah, it really sucks when a politician's paid staff does that, right?

In yet another one of those right-wing projection moments, O'Reilly called Nicholson "low class." Man, Keith Olbermann's going to have a field day with this.

Oh yeah, and O'Reilly told Obama he wants him on his hour-long tantrum Talk show. Don't do it, Senator Obama!