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mountainvue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:28 AM
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Clooney, O'Reilly spar over tsunami telethon
Edited on Tue Jan-11-05 12:30 AM by mountainvue
http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/01/10/oreilly.clooney/index....

Monday, January 10, 2005 Posted: 10:47 PM EST (0347 GMT)

(CNN) -- Three years after they jousted over a celebrity telethon that raised millions for 9/11 victims, Fox News' Bill O'Reilly and actor George Clooney are at it again, this time over what will happen to funds pledged in a telethon for tsunami victims.

In a letter sent by e-mail Monday, Clooney lashed out at the host of "The O'Reilly Factor," saying comments he made last week on his program will lead to lower contributions in Saturday's celebrity-driven telethon.

The caustic message from Clooney also challenges O'Reilly to serve as a presenter in the event.

"This is your chance to put your considerable money where your considerable mouth is," Clooney writes in the note sarcastically signed "Your fan."


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Ediacara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:30 AM
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1. put your considerable money where your considerable mouth is
LOL, wow, when Clooney's not scripted, he's fucking BRILLIANT!
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gatorboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:32 AM
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3. He's brilliant when he is scripted....
..When he's a Dapper Dan man!


Mah hair!
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kysrsoze Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 01:54 AM
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25. Clooney is very cool. He doesn't give a shit what anybody thinks
I respect him for doing what he wants and calling bullshit when he sees it.
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:31 AM
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2. I like this Clooney fella.
He's right. O'Reily don't care about the tsunami victims. He just wants to bad mouth the celebrities and liberals. Asswipe.
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mountainvue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:34 AM
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7. Yup. He made a big deal about the 9/11
money not going to the Red Cross. I guess his fact checker missed that the 9/11 telethon was to benefit United Way. :eyes:
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:32 AM
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4. It is very hard to get into a public war of words with a talk show host
Why? Because the talk show host has the microphone every day. They see too it that they always get the last word. And they can yammer on and on about it for three hours every day. The person on the other side usually does not get quite that level of exposure.
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StaggerLee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 01:25 AM
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22. True
Maybe Jon Stewart can fill that gap for Mr Clooney.

Hey Jon - are ya listenin'?

:D
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Goldeneye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:33 AM
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5. Was this necessary?



Why couldn't they have used a pic of Clooney instead?
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quiet.american Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:34 AM
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8. lol -- amen! n/t
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nashville_brook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:36 AM
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11. nice fake contact lenses -- yak!
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DulceDecorum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:37 AM
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12. Ahh, the falafel smirk .....
Edited on Tue Jan-11-05 12:49 AM by DulceDecorum
WHERE ARE HIS HANDS
AND WHAT ARE THEY DOING?

http://www.falaphilia.com/
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genieroze Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:38 AM
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13. Take it away, my eyes are burning.
:puke:
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AngryOldDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 01:56 PM
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34. Yours are just burning?
Mine are melting out of my head...

That man is just disgusting.

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chookie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:49 AM
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15. GET ME AN EMERGENCY ANTIDOTE -- STAT!!
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Goldeneye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:52 AM
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16. Nicely done...what a relief that picture is...
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TOhioLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:57 AM
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19. Hubba hubba!
What a FINE looking man! (So sorry, drool moment over... ;))
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:38 AM
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31. I agree and I'm a straight male.
Is hubba hubba telling me your a foxy old timer? LOL!
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TOhioLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 02:02 PM
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35. I don't know...
...is 42 old? LOL :) ;) :7
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ninkasi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 01:16 AM
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21. Hey, unfair!
I thought I was over and done with menopause, and that picture is giving me serious hot flashes again!
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Catamount Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 01:47 AM
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24. Now that's what I mean! Thank You!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
:)
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mountainvue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:40 PM
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33. I'm printing that out and putting it on my wall.
Whew!
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XanaDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:53 AM
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17. Hmmm, he sort of *does* look like something Ed Gein
constructed after he finished re-upholstering the furniture.
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Catamount Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 01:35 AM
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23. How about a picture of George to make up for this? Pleassssseee
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SheWhoMustBeObeyed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:12 AM
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29. I never noticed the resemblance before
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quiet.american Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:34 AM
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6. Now, there's one "George" I like! n/t
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:34 AM
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9. Another great retort..
"But Clooney wrote in his note, "it was not the Red Cross but the United Way that sponsored that telethon... an easy mistake to make... if you're 3."
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Goldeneye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:35 AM
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10. can't you just hear him saying that?
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mountainvue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:39 AM
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14. Yes! n/t
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Rowdyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:56 AM
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18. Clooney told me a joke and brushed my elbow during the filming of
"O, Brother Where Art Thou?" (I was an extra lucky enough to be positioned close to him). He was an extraordinarily nice guy who was always polite oto the extras who asked for pictures/autographs (even after the director told them not to).

He is one extremely cool guy.
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mountainvue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 01:08 AM
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20. I am sooo jealous. I would've passed
out! :)
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Rowdyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 02:07 AM
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26. He was extremely sexy....John Turturo was pretty impressive too
It was the scene wher his daughters performed the song "In the Hedges..." and later when daddy talked to them, they told him he wasn't "bona fide" and the mama said a train hit him and "all that was left was a greasy spot!"

It was probably the most fun I've ever had with my clothes on.
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AzDar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:07 AM
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28. That movie is one of my favorites...an underrated masterpiece imho! n/t
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American Tragedy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 07:29 AM
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27. I'd think twice about calling in if I thought O'Reilly was a participant
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ashling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:14 AM
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30. Go George, go!
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King Coal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:43 AM
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32. He should tell him to just pay half of what he had to pay to get out
of the sexual harrassment suit.
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