Last night on the Factor, Bill O’Reilly and Geraldo Rivera‘s conversation about Mel Gibson took a strange turn toward Keith Olbermann (even though his name was never uttered). O’Reilly started talking about “media vampires” and “smear merchants.” Geraldo dismissed it at first — “They mean nothing. They can’t even get a rating!” — and O’Reilly responded: “They mean nothing…but there’s a powerful corporation behind them.” It continued:
|O’REILLY: I think we should call these people out. I think we should call these people out!|
GERALDO: Well then call them by name then.
O’REILLY: Nah. Because then you give ’em more publicity.
GERALDO: Then just say, it’s that schmuck from MSNBC who’s doing it, and call him that.
O’REILLY: You go after the masters.
GERALDO: He’s a low-life–
O’REILLY: It’s like going after the rappers. You don’t go after the rappers, you go after the masters.
> Update: 10:10am: “Kudos to O’Reilly for not using Olbermann’s name, even after the MSNBC [host] insulted him and the Jewish people by making a Nazi salute on-stage.” (Olbermann has said the gesture was a reference to Malmedy.)