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FOX NEWS HOST ADVISES: 'DRUDGE [THE SHOW] SHOULD BE KILLED'
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Posted on 05/08/2002 7:24:51 PM PDT by Partisan Hack

O'REILLY RAGE AFTER STATION PAYOUT IS REVEALED; WESTWOOD ONE THREATENS TO PULL CASH; FOX NEWS HOST ADVISES: 'DRUDGE SHOULD BE KILLED'

Although VIACOMCBSINFINTYWESTWOODONE radio head Joel Hollander publicly denied to reporters that compensation was being paid to affiliates for carrying O'Reilly -- behind the scenes on Tuesday, Hollander threatened to pull the payout guarentee to WOR, blaming the station for the DRUDGE REPORT leak...


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1 posted on 05/08/2002 7:24:52 PM PDT by Partisan Hack
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To: Partisan Hack
Either Drudge is nuts or O'Reilly. Can't wait to see who heads to the padded wagon first.
2 posted on 05/08/2002 7:30:54 PM PDT by toupsie
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To: Partisan Hack
Another tempest, according to Matt. I like Matt's reportage, mostly I really do, but he sometimes takes personal issues way, way, way too far.

Yes, Matt, we know you don't like O'Reilly. Yes, Matt, we know you don't like GW. Yes, Matt, we know you don't like............oh, never mind.

3 posted on 05/08/2002 7:33:19 PM PDT by jimtorr
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To: toupsie
its drudge, o'reily said it on the imus show in a joking fashion.
4 posted on 05/08/2002 7:33:34 PM PDT by Texas Cornhusker
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To: toupsie
This is so enjoyable to watch these two go at it.
5 posted on 05/08/2002 7:33:35 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: Partisan Hack
It's really a shame that Drudge, who is so insecure, is this jealous of O'Reilly's new show.
6 posted on 05/08/2002 7:33:39 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: toupsie
Either Drudge is nuts or O'Reilly.

Well, they could both be nuts, too.

7 posted on 05/08/2002 7:33:54 PM PDT by Grut
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To: toupsie
This was nothing more than O'Reilly joking around on Imus's show this morning. Sure, he was p.o.'d at Drudge, but he was laughing the whole time. I think Drudge is whining a bit too much.
8 posted on 05/08/2002 7:34:04 PM PDT by zook
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To: Partisan Hack
This is fun, drudge rats out WestWood one and oreilly gets poed.

BTW did anyone listen to his new program almost turned it on cause ED was on, but decided not to.

He is on such an underpowered station out of chicago, couldn't really hear it.

9 posted on 05/08/2002 7:36:15 PM PDT by dts32041
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To: Dr. Scarpetta; mdittmar; toupsie; jimtorr
I gather none of you people heard O'Reilly lie for an hour straight
to Drudge on his show that night.

There are enough liars on the airwaves.
Drudge has got OR's number.
Good.

10 posted on 05/08/2002 7:38:33 PM PDT by Nogbad
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To: zook
O'Rielly is turning into another Alec Baldwin.

Way to go Drudge for exposing this clown.

11 posted on 05/08/2002 7:39:29 PM PDT by RickyJ
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To: Partisan Hack
Oh Bill, if you can't stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen. Drudge does this sort of thing; it's his job. Yours is truly different, please don't start one of these silly, I mean who cares bickering bits of nonsense. Lets hear news fair and balanced. Matt Drudge has other things to do.
12 posted on 05/08/2002 7:41:00 PM PDT by yoe
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To: toupsie
O'Reilly was on with Don Imus Wed. morning. Said DRUDGE smokes CRACK in Miami and puts the pipe in his Ear! ...but it was all a JOKE!...I guess Drudge took it all too Serious!
13 posted on 05/08/2002 7:42:18 PM PDT by jaz.357
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To: Nogbad
What lies for 1 hour straight? I missed his program (actually I never really try to catch it though). Personally I like both of them for what they do well--O'Reilly for the Factor on FOX and Drudge for the Internet reporting. Neither are good at radio (well, at least there isn't any interest for me to check them out more than 1 time).
14 posted on 05/08/2002 7:43:12 PM PDT by for-q-clinton
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
Bill O'Reilly is a liar. He lied on national radio. Now he wants to kill Matt? What a jerk!
15 posted on 05/08/2002 7:43:34 PM PDT by TLBSHOW
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To: Partisan Hack
Two morons in a flame war. This is fun.
16 posted on 05/08/2002 7:43:42 PM PDT by oldvike
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To: Partisan Hack
Matt Drudge's job is to report the facts.

Bill O'Reily's job is to report the facts.

Both of them will express their opinions as humans. Unlike the liberal media, they do not pretend otherwise.

And this is a problem?

17 posted on 05/08/2002 7:44:56 PM PDT by Hunble
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To: TLBSHOW
Bill O'Reilly is a liar. He lied on national radio. Now he wants to kill Matt? What a jerk!

Yes. I heard the Interview Drudge did. O'Reilly is a complete liar.

18 posted on 05/08/2002 7:45:52 PM PDT by Partisan Hack
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To: Nogbad
O'Reilly or anyone has the right to make whatever business decisions they want. It's not Drudge's business if O'Reilly decides to go ahead with a radio show.

O'Reilly explained that he called David Limbaugh after the successful cochlear implant and discussed that he was thinking of moving forward with the radio show since Rush was doing well. David had no objections.

It's so foolish of Drudge to make a mountain out of this molehill. Drudge likes to bring attention to himself. Remember how he tried to destroy Bush's reputation at the beginning of the campaign by spreading unsubstantiated rumors about him?

19 posted on 05/08/2002 7:46:59 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: for-q-clinton
What lies for 1 hour straight?

That he new absolutely nothing about plans
for a radio program to run against Rush,
that there were no plans to take advantage of Rush's illness
(he was deaf at the time).

In the truth category, I don't think OR is much better than Clinton.

20 posted on 05/08/2002 7:47:41 PM PDT by Nogbad
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To: Nogbad
No,and I still enjoy watching these two go at it.
21 posted on 05/08/2002 7:47:43 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: TLBSHOW
Bill O'Reilly is a liar. He lied on national radio. Now he wants to kill Matt? What a jerk!

Oh, he lied on national radio?

Freeper minds would love to have you post all of your documentation proving this accusation!

Freepers are are always seeking the truth. Obviously you have facts that are not in evidence so far?

22 posted on 05/08/2002 7:48:25 PM PDT by Hunble
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To: TLBSHOW
There was an email circulating in 2000 accusing Hillary of defending Black Panther murderers and Bill Lann Lee of shutting down his university during an antiwar demonstration.

The email was sent to me by someone, and I forwarded it to a large list including O'Reilly.

The only person on the list to reply was O'Reilly, and it was the only email I've ever received from him.

His email (which I did not save) was a thousand words to refute the charges.

I do not know what prompted him to do that, but it had a bad odor.

23 posted on 05/08/2002 7:50:14 PM PDT by PhilDragoo
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To: Nogbad
Rush is simply a radio talk show host, not some god who can not be competed with. It is o'reily's right to try and give him a run for his money. this has to be the most petty ignorant little hissy fit i have ever witnessed.
24 posted on 05/08/2002 7:50:48 PM PDT by Texas Cornhusker
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To: Hunble
I'm sure someone can post the transcript for all to see. I heard the show myself, OR lied.
25 posted on 05/08/2002 7:51:01 PM PDT by RickyJ
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To: Hunble
Freeper minds would love to have you post all of your documentation proving this accusation!

See post #20. I heard it! OR is a liar.

26 posted on 05/08/2002 7:51:15 PM PDT by Partisan Hack
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To: Grut
Well, they could both be nuts, too.

We have a winner!

27 posted on 05/08/2002 7:53:51 PM PDT by Samwise
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To: Texas Cornhusker
I am not talking about OR's right to go against Rush.
I am talking about OR's right to be a liar.
Or is that unimportant to you?
28 posted on 05/08/2002 7:54:02 PM PDT by Nogbad
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To: Texas Cornhusker
I sniff Democrats!

Anytime Drudge and O'Reily are talked about, there is an organized liberal effort behind it.

VLRC?

What absolutly pisses me off, if then Freepers fall for this obvious stupidity!

29 posted on 05/08/2002 7:54:30 PM PDT by Hunble
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To: toupsie
Listened to an hour of O'Reilly's radio show today and was disappointed. Of course, it was his first time out so maybe it will improve. He seems to use his air time just to hear himself talk and unload his opinion on everything.

He doesn't seem to have a real personality like Hannity of Rush where he could talk one-to-one. He still talks down from his self-erected pedestal.

I still like his TV show and would not think of missing it, but he does way too much grandstanding.

30 posted on 05/08/2002 7:56:02 PM PDT by capt. norm
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To: Nogbad
It is entirely possible that at the time of the interview, O'Reilly didn't know about the plans. Kicking out ideas and actually formalizing plans are two very different things.
31 posted on 05/08/2002 7:56:17 PM PDT by rintense
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To: toupsie
Either Drudge is nuts or O'Reilly.

BOTH? lol

32 posted on 05/08/2002 7:57:30 PM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK
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To: Texas Cornhusker
Rush is simply a radio talk show host, not some god who can not be competed with. It is o'reily's right to try and give him a run for his money. this has to be the most petty ignorant little hissy fit i have ever witnessed.

That sums it up pretty well. Some of you are hysterically defensive of Rush and Drudge. This is a business situation, and O'Reilly has the right to change his mind about doing the show once Rush was doing well, and David Limbaugh gave the ok.

Drudge has not always acted honorably in the past, and I felt it was a despicable thing when he spread those drug rumors about Bush before the campaign with NO EVIDENCE. Isn't he happy now that we're discussing his wretched and pathetic attempts for attention?

33 posted on 05/08/2002 7:57:51 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: toupsie
"Either Drudge is nuts or O'Reilly. Can't wait to see who heads to the padded wagon first. "

o'reilly is a gas bag...
he should just keep his "helium reserve money" n stay out of "talk radio"....
he'll give talk radio a bad name.

34 posted on 05/08/2002 7:59:44 PM PDT by hoot2
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To: Partisan Hack
Drudge might better spend his time keeping his website current versus the 10 or so 'stories' that linger as 'news' for hours upon hours at a time...

Seriously, I do not understand why anybody would visit the Drudge site for the 'latest' news...latest gossip maybe, but news?

35 posted on 05/08/2002 7:59:54 PM PDT by RCW2001
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To: Grut
"Well, they could both be nuts, too. "

what do you mean, "could be?"
you n "eternal optimist?"

36 posted on 05/08/2002 8:01:25 PM PDT by hoot2
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To: rintense
It is entirely possible that at the time of the interview,
O'Reilly didn't know about the plans.

I believe that is called the Clinton defense:

"I didn't know anything about this until I read about it in the papers."

37 posted on 05/08/2002 8:02:33 PM PDT by Nogbad
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To: rintense
I agree. When Rush went deaf, it looked like our best Conservitive radio host would eventually have to close up shop.

Bill bravely took up the flag and was willing to face the enemy himself.

Once Rush was able to recover, beyond anyone's best expectations, Bill's honorable efforts were already in place.

And Freepers are bitching about this honorable effort?

Enquiring minds want to know....

38 posted on 05/08/2002 8:02:55 PM PDT by Hunble
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To: jaz.357
"O'Reilly was on with Don Imus "

does "anus in the morning" ever have "real guests?"...
or just "wannabe's?"

39 posted on 05/08/2002 8:04:05 PM PDT by hoot2
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To: Nogbad
For all I care or am concerned, rush, drudge and o'reily are all liars, i dont look to them for my moral guidance or to make my decisions. As i stated above, this has got to be one of the stupidest cat-fights i have ever witnessed. Both are media personalities trying to make a name for themselves. That is it. its funny how all of the sudden every personality conservatives look to on the radio or tv all seem to be self destructing in a fit of over inflated ego rage.
40 posted on 05/08/2002 8:04:32 PM PDT by Texas Cornhusker
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To: capt. norm
O'Reilly is self-obsessed and doesn't have a sense of humor. I don't think he'll be successful at radio--esp. if he insists on going against Rush.
41 posted on 05/08/2002 8:04:56 PM PDT by randita
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To: Partisan Hack
"Yes. I heard the Interview Drudge did. O'Reilly is a complete liar. "

with all the resources available to him...he still doesn't do his homework, a lot of b.s. gets by him onto the air...
he doesn't care about the "truth"...
n the "truth shall set you free"

42 posted on 05/08/2002 8:06:46 PM PDT by hoot2
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
Thats the whole point, what has Drudge ever been good for except spreading rumor. He got big after he was gutsy enough to buck the establishment on the Clinton thing, but since then it has been one big childish attempt to get attention, without regard for facts standing in the way.
43 posted on 05/08/2002 8:07:52 PM PDT by Texas Cornhusker
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
I dont think Drudge is wrong at all for what he is now doing.

I like O'Reilly and I dont mind him having his own radio show....when Drudge first broke the story....I thought it was a little sneaky considering that Rush was having medical problems but I was fully pursuaded that Limbaugh could handle him.

Eitherway...

O'Reilly started screaming bloody murder that Drudge was this and Drudge was that [We all watched that episode of the factor when O'Reilly flamed Drudge].

I had a feeling then that Drudge was on to something.

Now what do you know....

Here comes the show. The fact that O'Reilly approached David Limbaugh doesnt mean anything. All this is is a continuation of the plans thast Drudge had first dug up eight months ago.

O'Reilly went on TV and lied about it..........just like Clinton.

I have lost a little bit of respect for O'Reilly as a result of this.

He should've been a standup guy when whoever approached him the first time around and said "I dont want to discuss this until we see what happens with Limbaugh" or he should've been upfront and said "Yeah....I'm gonna do it".

His lying about the whole thing is lame.

I dont listen to much talk radio anyway.....but I will definitely not listen to this show.

44 posted on 05/08/2002 8:08:05 PM PDT by VaBthang4
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To: Grut
They could? I think the chances are a little better than could.
45 posted on 05/08/2002 8:08:31 PM PDT by weikel
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To: toupsie
Why do we pay attention to drudge anyway? Most of his stories are links straight out of others publishers websites. What good is that? Good as a portal maybe, but not for anything you can't find elsewhere.
46 posted on 05/08/2002 8:10:01 PM PDT by rs79bm
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To: randita
Rush would crush O'Reilly but at least there would be another halfway salient voice taking up airtime instead of some halfbaked Liberal Chompskyite.
47 posted on 05/08/2002 8:10:21 PM PDT by VaBthang4
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
"...Remember how he tried to destroy Bush's reputation at the beginning of the campaign by spreading unsubstantiated rumors about him? ..."

oh c'mon, bush is a politician..

48 posted on 05/08/2002 8:10:28 PM PDT by hoot2
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To: VaBthang4
since when is radio untouchable because of Limbaugh? I say that anyone that wants a spot on the radio should have it if they earn it. dont know why this has to be personal, like poor multi-millionaire rush will get his feelings hurt. if he does then tough, i think he is a big enough guy to handle it, atleast i'd hope he is.
49 posted on 05/08/2002 8:12:14 PM PDT by Texas Cornhusker
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To: Partisan Hack
Listen People, I know that both of these guys are not saints, and have their different views, but we really need to pull together! I am talking about ALL Conservatives, and Libertarians! We do not need to give the Liberal Socialist Party, or their News Organizations more "ammo" agaist us. My personal thoughts are that O'R is a fake Conservative, although he puts on a good show sometime.
50 posted on 05/08/2002 8:13:09 PM PDT by Draakan
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