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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-01-06 10:38 AM
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Bill O'Reilly booed by 23,700 fans at Agassi U.S. Open Match
Media Bistro: Friday, Sep 01
Bill O'Reilly Booed At Agassi Match



Last night we had the option of one of the two most sought after tickets in town: one being to the MTV Video Music Awards' return to New York, the other to what turned out to be one of the most thrilling, epic tennis matches in U.S. Open history: Andre Agassi's five-set, four-hour rollercoaster win over 21-year-old Marcos Baghdatis at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing, Queens.

We chose tennis rock-n-roll tennis.

You can read more about the match here. It was about as loud and raucous as a tennis stadium crowd gets, but oddly enough, one of the loudest moments of the match wasn't a response to Baghdatis' on-court antics; rather, it was during a changeover, when Fox News' Bill O'Reilly was shown on the jumbotron high above Arthur Ashe Stadium and was booed by, oh, 23,700 tennis fans.

To which O'Reilly grinned, of course.

http://www.mediabistro.com/fishbowlny/tv/bill_oreilly_b...
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-01-06 10:40 AM
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1. Ha ha ha! Feelin' the love, Bill?
:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-01-06 10:40 AM
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2. Bwa ha ha ha - Get a clue, you felafel-perverting chickenhawk
Edited on Fri Sep-01-06 10:43 AM by SpiralHawk
Damn few people, certainly not intelligent ones, approve of chickenhawk demagogues.

The intelligent citizens of the USA see right through your BS. Now you know.

We report, you decide.

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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-01-06 10:42 AM
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3. I think people have finally decided to end the crap of the last five years
don't you? Good one AMERICA! I LOVE THIS COUNTRY!!!!! :rofl:
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misternormal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-01-06 10:43 AM
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4. Any attention is attention afterall... He doesn't care...
Edited on Fri Sep-01-06 10:43 AM by misternormal
... he cries all the way to the bacnk, which is all those freakin' neo-cons think about anyway.
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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-01-06 10:43 AM
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5. O'Shrilly feeds off hate.
Please don't feed the asshole.
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dave123williams Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-01-06 11:54 AM
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22. Yep; he's an attention vampire.
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K8-EEE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-01-06 10:43 AM
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6. Here's A No-Spin K&R Oh And BILL, One More Thing...
BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!
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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-01-06 10:59 AM
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10. LOL!
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OrangeCountyDemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-01-06 10:43 AM
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7. New York City....
Impressive, no doubt. But let's not forget this is NYC. Isn't King george's rating there around 10%?
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William769 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-01-06 10:53 AM
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8. I met Andre Agassi once in Coconut Grove
What a neat guy!
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warrens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-01-06 10:59 AM
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9. I saw the end of that match
Man, that was great. Out of nowhere, they switched to it. I was half-watching some lousy talk show and suddenly, BOOM. Tennis has been incredibly boring over the last few years, but this was GREAT.
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im10ashus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-01-06 11:05 AM
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13. I watched the whole match.
It was riveting. I thought Agassi was going to take it in 3 sets but he started losing momentum. Was so cool to watch him regain control and win.
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rockymountaindem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-01-06 11:14 AM
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16. I wouldn't really say Agassi lost momentum
I think he was playing the same game most of the night. Whether you think that's good tennis or bad tennis is a different call, but I think the key to the 3rd and 4th sets was Baghdatis. He had been fairly inconsistent until about the middle of the 3rd set, after which he really turned it on and I think began to hit a lot harder, play more aggressively and most importantly, more consistently. That put the pressure on Agassi for the first time in the match, and suddenly everything changed.

I'm rooting for Agassi for two reasons. First of all, I rooted for Sampras against him all those years, and I feel like I owe Agassi :). And, obviously, because it's his last tournament. OTOH, I've been a minor fan of Baghdatis since last year, but now you can put me down firmly in his camp in the future. He played with his heart as well as his body (especially when his legs cramped up), played great, and was very gracious both to the crowd (like when they were doing the wave) and to Andre. Maybe Baghdatis will win it all next year. I'd be cool with that.
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im10ashus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-02-06 12:32 AM
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34. This was the first time I watched Baghdatis play.
It won't be my last. I've always cheered for Agassi. But my heart belongs to Federer.

B-)
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stanwyck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-01-06 10:59 AM
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11. Actually, I think this really bothers Bill
he's notoriously thin-skinned. He gets obsessed with those who push back. He had a spectacularily silly crusade against George Clooney. He came across like a pre-teen with a serious crush. He couldn't stop talking about the guy.
If you have the intestinal fortitude, watch his show. He gets very twitchy and red about any slight. His ego is a balloon always in danger of deflation.
Remember, this is the guy who put on-screen the photo and phone number of a publisher whose newspaper had published unflattering references to O'Reilly. So, ole Bill called out a fatwa on the guy, urging his listeners/viewers to write or call the newspaper.
Trouble is...the publisher was deceased, had been for years.
That's what happends in the No Fact Zone.
(I guess they don't have google in Bill's office. Five seconds and he could have saved himself more embarrassment.)
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gatorboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-01-06 11:03 AM
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12. Don't forget Terry Gross on Fresh Air
one of the most un-dangerous people on the planet and O'Reilly walks out right in the middle of the interview.

People call him a bully (Which I think he likes) but he's really a big baby....
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Binka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-01-06 11:11 AM
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15. All Bullies Are Cowards
Every fucking last one. Little narcissistic assholes all talk and no bravado. Bill is the classic narcissistic bully/coward.

I fucking loathe the bastard. I can't wait until he is found in his car getting a blow job from a 16 year old hispanic BOY!
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Raster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-01-06 11:19 AM
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20. You are not alone.
:hi:
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stanwyck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-01-06 11:21 AM
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21. You're right. He's cultivated the bully image, when
in reality, he's a "big baby" as you say. He loves to portray himself as the tough Irish street kid, spoiling for a fight.
In reality, he's the product of an upper middle-class family who has the street smarts of Paris Hilton's pampered pooch.
He's a fake. Mr. family values...takin' dirty to his female producer. Mr. "no spin zone" who turned American victims of Malmedy in WWII into war criminals. Twice. (he just couldn't seem to discern the American victims from the Nazis in this war atrocity story.)
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samsingh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-01-06 04:26 PM
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25. i think it bothers him
and watch o'reilly blame the media!!!!
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Blue Belle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-01-06 04:44 PM
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30. Don't forget his Fued with Olbermann...
Mr. "I'll have security call you if you mention Keith Olbermann on my show!". What an idiot... :eyes:
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civildisoBDence Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-01-06 09:43 PM
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33. He's on record threatening to leave the business
due to how mean-spirited his CRITICS are. Classic bully is right--just like Boortz and Coulter, whose discomfort is obvious when they're attacked with anything resembling the venom they spew at others.

News and commentary, left to right
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never_get_over_it Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-01-06 11:08 AM
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14. I am SUCH AN IDIOT
I turned off the tv in the first game of the 5th set because I really thought Andre might lose and I couldn't stand to watch it - now of course I am VERY HAPPY he didn't but kicking my butt BIG TIME.
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Bake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-01-06 11:15 AM
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17. Dead silence - crickets chirping - might have been better
But booing O'Really was pretty damn funny.

Bake
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devilgrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-01-06 11:16 AM
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18. You mean he didn't tell everyone to SHUT UP!
Good, I'm glad - bet it pissed him off no matter how much he tried to make it seem otherwise.
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-01-06 11:17 AM
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19. The crowd wasn't booing! They were yelling: "LOOOOOO-FAH!"
:rofl:
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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-01-06 11:57 AM
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23. Why do tennis fans hate 'murica?
:rofl:
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sofa king Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-01-06 12:10 PM
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24. He tasted their pain and found it exquisite.
Bill O'Reilly, the Hannibal Lecter of television commentary.
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StrictlyRockers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-01-06 04:31 PM
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26. He feeds off the screams of oppressed like a vampire. n/t
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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-01-06 04:32 PM
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27. LOL That Is Too Friggin Funny. What A Tool.
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-01-06 04:36 PM
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28. Tennis is such a French sport anyway.
I mean, c'mon, what other sport has a French Open?

From now on, the sport will be known as "freedomball".

:sarcasm:
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BurgherHoldtheLies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-01-06 04:38 PM
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29. I Love New York!!! Good job, New Yorkers!!
:thumbsup:
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Catamount Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-01-06 09:11 PM
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31. What a match! A classic for many rainy days to come!
When --like in which set did the vile O'Riley thing happen--do you remember?
Great post, thank you so much
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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-02-06 12:37 AM
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35. That would be great to know -- but Media Bistro doesn't say! nt
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Nevernose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-01-06 09:26 PM
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32. Andre's given MILLIONS to charity, and given THOUSANDS better lives
Edited on Fri Sep-01-06 09:26 PM by Nevernose
Between the cutting-edge school he opened in the worst part of town, or the Boys and Girls Club he funded next door, he has helped literaly THOUSNDS of children over the years.

He's funded to a large extent, among other things:

The only successful Charter School in town, now K-12
A Boys and Girls Club
The local magazine for high school journalism students
Child Haven, for victims of neglect and abuse
College Scholarships
After-school sports programs -- keeping kids off drugs, out of gangs, and in school
The Las Vegas chapter of the "I Have a Dream Foundation"
Las Vegas Philharmonic outreach to public schools
Various Summer Camps for underprivilged youth
New school clothes for homeless/poor kids
The YMCA of Southern Nevada

Playing tennis so well just makes him good at his job;
Giving so much to so many who need it, IMO, makes him truly GREAT.
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-02-06 12:51 AM
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36. Call FOX security!!!
:eyes:


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