"No one on this earth is going block a shot on the O’Reilly Factor. It is not going to happen". Straight from the mouth of major bloviator Bill O'Reilly. Apparently, BillO got into a little scuffle with an Obama aide. Bill gave the guy a shove and called him an SOB. The secret service rushed to flank BillO. BillO will have his version of what happened on "The Factor" Monday night.
UPDATE: Here is the Obama staffer's version of what happened.
John Dickerson has an amusing piece on O'Reilly at a NH rally here. It's really worth a read. People were not treating BillO with the respect I'm sure BillO thinks he deserves.
When the popular Fox News entertainer arrived at the Obama event in Nashua, people turned to him but not always approvingly. "Hey O'Reilly," yelled a man. When O'Reilly turned he got a single-finger salute. A few people approached Bill to shake his hand but the overwhelming sentiment was unfavorable. "O'Reilly hatemonger," yelled a woman. A few other people gave him the bird. "I hate you Bill," yelled a man. "You can't stop us Bill," yelled another. I thought someone might brain him with one of those Obama "Hope" signs.Dickerson also says the word "falafel" was yelled out quite a bit.
O'Reilly must be a really strong man. You'd have to be strong to carry around the ego BillO has. Did you hear about the recent incident where BillO was corrected by a young girl?
O'REILLY: And finally tonight, the mail -- plenty of letters from kids over the holiday; lots of questions about Kids Are Americans Too, which turned out to be a very hot Christmas gift this season.You really need to hear the video to understand the how patronizing BillO can be. Excellent question, Courtney (but I'm not wrong kid, you are). It's completely beyond me how anyone can stand to listen to this guy for more than 30 seconds.
O'REILLY: Courtney Yong, San Francisco: "Mr. O'Reilly, I really enjoyed 'Kids Are Americans Too' but in the first sentence of Chapter Three you say the Constitution guarantees 'life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.' Isn't that from the Declaration of Independence?"
Another excellent question, Courtney. The reason the Constitution was forged was to assure new American citizens the right to free life and access to pursue happiness in his or her own way. The Declaration was the statement; the Constitution, the instrument.