Bill O’Reilly continued his “100 months on top of cable news” media tour today on Good Morning America and he’ll be on Letterman tonight. In the interview with Robin Roberts, O’Reilly called the Obama administration’s decision to no longer use The War on Terror “stupid,” but he called Pres. Obama’s decision to force GM CEO Rick Wagoner to resign, “a good choice.”
He also talked about the 100 months on top: “Bonanza didn’t do it, Gunsmoke didn’t do it,” he said. “The Factor did it, prime time 100 months. Why do you think that is? Why do you think I’m so popular?”
This same line about Gunsmoke was used in the Broadcasting & Cable Q&A yesterday, only O’Reilly said, “I don’t think it’s ever been done in any kind of TV milieu.”
On last night’s Countdown, Keith Olbermann took this line, and several others, and essentially served as ombudsman to the interview. Olbermann noted the Today show has been #1 for 166 consecutive months and Meet the Press for 131 consecutive months.
Click continued to see the Countdown segment last night, including Olbermann’s description of the two times he’s encountered O’Reilly in person…