Thursday, November 17, 2005

Keith Olbermann Lobbying for Bill O'Reilly's Firing?

KO is an agenda driven jerk with but one overriding motivation.....ENVY.

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, O’Reilly 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, you’re calling for O’Reilly’s firing, right?”
She told him that she wasn’t - 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."

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