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

did o'reilly hire greta? is he dating her now?

51 posted on 05/08/2002 8:13:16 PM PDT by hoot2
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To: PhilDragoo
The only person on the list to reply was O'Reilly, and it was the only email I've ever received from him.

Was he factual/blunt in his reply or a jerk?
52 posted on 05/08/2002 8:13:26 PM PDT by GussiedUp
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To: Partisan Hack
Drudge has a nice set of links to news sources (except for not having FreeRepublic anymore). But other than that he's pretty darn uninteresting. O'Reilly is over the top but he holds people's feet to the fire pretty good. I'll have to go with O'Reilly.
53 posted on 05/08/2002 8:15:19 PM PDT by Arkinsaw
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To: Hunble
"What absolutly pisses me off, if then Freepers fall for this obvious stupidity! "

trade o'reilly to cnn for whoever is left...

54 posted on 05/08/2002 8:15:19 PM PDT by hoot2
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To: Hunble
"our best Conservitive radio host would eventually have to close up shop"

rush is as conservative as "w"...
try jim quinn, michael savage, or roger fredinburg...

55 posted on 05/08/2002 8:19:26 PM PDT by hoot2
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
Wonder if this rivalry goes back to the earlier days of Fox News when Drudge was one of the hosts and ultimately had to leave. O'Reilly stayed and got bigger while Drudge was sent back to the minors (the internet). He probably feels that O'Reilly is now invading his turf--first with his opinion columns (JWR?) and now radio.
56 posted on 05/08/2002 8:21:26 PM PDT by MHT
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To: MHT
Tampa would be a great pick--and everyone in the family would like coming to this convention given the other amusement options available.

After all, Miami helped put Nixon over the top in 1972 (although the dems poor behavior in Chicago and the Reps own trickery helped...)

57 posted on 05/08/2002 8:23:27 PM PDT by MHT
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To: Partisan Hack
I don't see how anyone can take any satisfaction from watching these two guys in a cat fight that's self-defeating for each.

I don't care if they're both just nominal conservatives or whatever category we place them in. It's a FACT that both of them have national air time. And at least they're not on the dark side like Begala and Carville.

What good does it do our cause to snicker and hope one eats the other up or vice-versa? They're both acting like hysterical kids to their own detriment, and we shouldn't lick our chops over this. The liberals will be licking theirs.

Leni

58 posted on 05/08/2002 8:25:28 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Hunble
"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."

Nope, Hunble, you got it wrong. Both O'Reilly and Drudge have the same "job" - to entertain. Any facts they report is part of the entertainment. If O'Reilly and Drudge do not entertain, their radio shows will shut down. It's as simple as that. Matt Drudge's web site reports news, but mostly sensational news focused upon politics, entertainments and gossip. And of course he has an advertisement or two for you to click on, and he urges you to support his advertisers.

If you don't believe any of this, then ask yourself: Does Bill O'Reilly and Matt Drudge want to buy the products and services you offer as you listen to them? Or is it the other way around. As Sonny revealed to "C" in the movie, Bronx Tale: 'Mickey Mantle don't care about you, kid; he don't pay to see you.'

59 posted on 05/08/2002 8:26:27 PM PDT by Bounceback
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To: hoot2
Ok brite eyes, if Rush finally had to give up his radio show because of his illness, who would replace him?

The Bill Clinton Radio Show?

Bill O'Reily took up the flag and organized to keep our vital message on the Radio. Nobody expected Rush to recover, but thank God that he did!

What, you think it is easy or cheap to create a new Radio program? Once Bill O'Reily took up the standard, it took months to organize and finance this effort.

Rush has recover and is doing great today. Bill O'Reily did his best to help out when a hero of ours had fallen.

Because of the inertia inherent in this media, we now have this situation.

How dare you attack people who had the courage to step up and help out. What the heck did YOU do?

60 posted on 05/08/2002 8:27:12 PM PDT by Hunble
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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.

Drudge is big time green with envy.

61 posted on 05/08/2002 8:29:00 PM PDT by Dave S
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To: MHT
Wonder if this rivalry goes back to the earlier days of Fox News when Drudge was one of the hosts and ultimately had to leave. O'Reilly stayed and got bigger while Drudge was sent back to the minors (the internet). He probably feels that O'Reilly is now invading his turf--first with his opinion columns (JWR?) and now radio.

That could be true. Drudge probably yearns for a big story again to put him back on top, but this is a ludicrous attempt to take on O'Reilly and it won't work. Drudge has to grow up and stop whining just because O'Reilly decided to do a radio show.

62 posted on 05/08/2002 8:30:15 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Hunble
spin spin spin
63 posted on 05/08/2002 8:31:42 PM PDT by TLBSHOW
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To: Texas Cornhusker
"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. "

try these:
http://www.regularguy.com/
http://www.warroom.com/
http://www.paulreveresociety.com

64 posted on 05/08/2002 8:32:06 PM PDT by hoot2
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To: Hunble
What are you talking about?

Hannity is already on the air and was there to cover for Rush many times when he was out. BOR is doing this for himself, not anybody else.

If you want to praise a liar then don't expect people to believe anything you got to say.

65 posted on 05/08/2002 8:33:48 PM PDT by RickyJ
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To: Hunble
How dare you attack people who had the courage to step up and help out.

BOR was only trying to help himself out dude.

67 posted on 05/08/2002 8:35:17 PM PDT by RickyJ
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To: Hunble
see post #64 for your answer.
68 posted on 05/08/2002 8:36:01 PM PDT by hoot2
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To: TLBSHOW
"spin spin spin"

is humble dizzy? or is it o'reilly?
maybe both?

69 posted on 05/08/2002 8:39:04 PM PDT by hoot2
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To: capt. norm
He still talks down from his self-erected pedestal.

You've just hit on the reason I can't stand listening to O'Reilly on TV, radio or anywhere.

70 posted on 05/08/2002 8:41:30 PM PDT by BunnySlippers
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To: RickyJ
who are you kidding, they are all doing it for themselves. do you really think rush would do his show for free just to inform the masses?
71 posted on 05/08/2002 8:44:42 PM PDT by Texas Cornhusker
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To: Central Scrutiniser
No one would listen to a liberal talk show.

Rush and G. Gordon. Ollie and McLaughlin. Sean Hannity and Alan Keyes. Armstrong Williams and Pat Robertson. Michael Medved, Michael Reagan, Michael Savage, Michael Graham, Laura Ingraham. Sensing a pattern here? The biggest names in political-talk radio -- and increasingly, political-talk TV -- tend to run the ideological gamut from conservative to . . . very conservative. Liberals and moderates, it seems, can't or don't attract much of a crowd.

72 posted on 05/08/2002 8:46:07 PM PDT by TLBSHOW
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To: zook
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 dunno about the "laughing the whole time" part of your statement... I was watching MSNBC (I like Imus & Co. - Bernie cracks me up) this morning and heard the exchange... O'Reilly was *pissed* and made no bones about it... it seemed to me that his "Drudge should be killed" statement was over the line, that it stepped eerily into the realm of deliberately threatening... and I think O'Reilly planned it that way...

Drudge is whining a bit too much.

Dudge *always* whines too much.

73 posted on 05/08/2002 8:46:37 PM PDT by NapaCA
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To: Partisan Hack
I think Matt Drudge has a personal vendetta against O'Reilly. I really don't care much for Drudge I get my news from Free Republic. PERIOD!
75 posted on 05/08/2002 8:54:30 PM PDT by Dengar01
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To: Anybody
Why did Drudge get po'ed at Free Republic? What caused him to pull the FR link on his site and why does he admire Lucianne so much? Just curious.
76 posted on 05/08/2002 8:55:20 PM PDT by The South Texan
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To: Partisan Hack
Oh and another thing I heard Drudge's radio show once, it absolutely sucked. I'd rather listen to sex talk on the FM station then Drudge who states something on his show then pauses for 30 seconds then says something again and pauses. Sportsradio is much better than listening to drudge on the radio.

Suggestion from Dengar01. Radio Free Republic should be on during Drudge's timeslot, oh wait then he might go after Jim Rob, Bob J and Diotima on his website.

77 posted on 05/08/2002 8:56:55 PM PDT by Dengar01
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To: The South Texan
He doesn't wasnt people to know where he gets alot of his breaking news from.
78 posted on 05/08/2002 9:02:22 PM PDT by RickyJ
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To: GussiedUp
Was he factual/blunt in his reply or a jerk?

I've got his No Spin Zone. It was similarly I'm Harvard and You're Not.

79 posted on 05/08/2002 9:03:16 PM PDT by PhilDragoo
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To: Dengar01
Whether Drudge has animus against O'Reilly is beside the point (and I might add attacking you enemies motives is one of the first lines of defense in a PR crisis.)

The only questin is: Did O'Reilly's company pay stations to carry his show? I don't know much about the radio business, but from what I gather, that is an unusual situation.

Further, if it is true, and the O'Reilly side was crowing about their initial cleareance of stations, then O'Reilly has been caught in a lie. Even if he didn't know that his syndicators were doing it.

Remember, he's the guy who hammered George Clooney and other celebs who didn'tknow where the Sept. 11th charity money was going.

If Drudge has his story straight, this should dent the credibility of O'Reilly. And don't think that it would not have come out except for Drudge. If true, I'm sure we would have heard about it somewhere else.

80 posted on 05/08/2002 9:06:36 PM PDT by madeinchina
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To: madeinchina
(Update)
XXXXX DRUDGE REPORT XXXXX WEDNESDAY MAY 08, 2002 22:53:12 ET XXXXX

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

**Update**

Cable host and now talkradio broadcaster Bill O'Reilly was pushed over the edge this week after the DRUDGE REPORT revealed exclusively that $300,000 was promised to O'Reilly's New York City flagship station WOR-AM to carry the program.

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 guarantee to WOR, blaming the station for the DRUDGE REPORT leak!

Meanwhile, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned, Los Angeles' KABC-AM is receiving $250,000 in outdoor advertising from VIACOM in exchange for clearing The Bill O'Reilly Radio Program.

A similar comp deal has also been promised to O'Reilly's San Francisco affiliate.

Difficulty clearing O'Reilly in the Washington, DC market raised the payout price to $200,000, according to insiders -- a payout that was rejected by all major stations in the region, including ABC's WMAL-AM.

Just as O'Reilly showed signs of increasingly reckless behavior.

"There is no other cure than to kill Matt Drudge," O'Reilly charged on the IMUS in the MORNING radio show on Wednesday.

"I just want to tell everybody that Matt Drudge is smoking crack - right now, in South Miami Beach on Washington Avenue... And the authorities should know it."

This reporter is currently in London, England, not South Beach, and I have never smoked crack.

More O'Reilly lies.

[But for a couple hundred thou, heck, I'd even carry O'Reilly Radio.]

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81 posted on 05/08/2002 9:10:17 PM PDT by Partisan Hack
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To: Texas Cornhusker
I don't care what OR or Drudge do. But on that Sunday night program, OR repeatedly denied that there was any plans for a new program by Westwood.

Drudge quoted from internal Westwood memorandums and OR emphatically denied that any negotiations or plans had taken place.

When pressed by Drudge, OR said that 'maybe' his staff was trying to put something together, but that he (OR) had no knowledge.

I don't regularly listen to either of them, but on that night I heard the discussion as I was setting the clock radio.

82 posted on 05/08/2002 9:14:50 PM PDT by leprechaun9
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To: rs79bm
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.

I go to his site for the news that will be on the talk shows--this way I get all the info in about 15 minutes and can avoid talk ready unless I want to hear more insight on the topic.

I'm just a little too busy to listen to Rush and the rest EVERY SINGLE DAY. Before drudge I felt the need to listen to get the latest news from around the nation. But drudge pretty much points me to that news so I can read it on my time.

83 posted on 05/08/2002 9:49:12 PM PDT by for-q-clinton
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To: Texas Cornhusker
Show me the quote that radio is untouchable because of Limbaugh.

I think O'Reilly can do what he wants...I dont mind....Rush would crush him anyway....

....my thing is, if you are gonna do it, then just be honest.

It has become personal because O'Reilly made it so.

84 posted on 05/08/2002 10:32:00 PM PDT by VaBthang4
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To: Nogbad
No, it's called giving the benefit of the doubt. Drudge and O'Reilly are both questionable in my book, and each would defame the other.
85 posted on 05/09/2002 5:23:09 AM PDT by rintense
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To: Partisan Hack
OR is frequently a blowhard and hothead. He's living proof that once big bucks and big fame are attained, it's just about impossible, for just about anyone, to keep one's perspective and sense. When people are always telling you how wonderful you are and giving you millions to prove it, you can really go off the deep end when a little criticism hits home. Likely the "crack" remark was a joke, but some of the other stuff I've seen on OR's show is not...

Frankly, OR has no CLASS.

Notice that when competition shows up at Rush's door, even when he's down and deaf, he says graciously, "Come on in, the water's fine." He knows that he makes it look easy, and it's really tough. Whether this graciousness is absolutely sincere, I don't care. All effective courtesy is a form of civilized hypocrisy.

86 posted on 05/09/2002 5:29:13 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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