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Sunday, January 6, 2008

Bill O'Reilly the Bully

Bill O's been canvassing New Hampshire and talking to the candidates. Actually, "bullying" may be a better word, given this AP story:
A U.S. Secret Service agent (C) steps in to intervene after Fox News Channel television talk show host Bill O'Reilly (L) shoved Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Barack Obama's National Trip Director Marvin Nicholson (R) while trying to get to the Senator at the end of a campaign rally in Nashua, New Hampshire, January 5, 2008.
He then confronted Obama and began being, well, Bill O'Reilly.

Pictures and information here, here, here, and here.

The CBS story provides the fullest account:
Fox news host, Bill O’Reilly, who was not part of the traveling press, apparently stormed to the ropeline with a Fox News camera crew in order to speak with Obama. Many campaign staffers and members of the press were unaware that O’Reilly was at the event. However, after he got into a tussle with Obama’s trip director, Marvin Nicholson, everyone knew that he had arrived.

We found out about the altercation after news photographers returned to the press section. They said O’Reilly was shouting and pushing Nicholson, demanding that he get out of the way of his view of Obama. This happened as Obama was shaking hands with supporters just a few feet away.

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