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rbrnmw Donating Member (789 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:15 PM
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Is Bill O'Reilly leaving Fox News?
a friend of mine said O'Reilly is looking for a new network and has toned down quite a bit in recent weeks Rumor is Laura Ingram will get a show a Beck will take O"Reilly's time slot does anyone know if this is true?
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cliffordu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:17 PM
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1. Who would care about that?
:shrug:
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Flabbergasted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:18 PM
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2. Rightwingers. nt
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cliffordu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:19 PM
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3. That was my first thought.
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Maru Kitteh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:47 PM
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33. Your dog freaks me out - but in a happy way.
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question everything Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:19 PM
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4. He is a hero among the lunatics. If he will start softening his ideas -
it was suggested here that he supports the Public Option - this should rattle them.

On the other hand, he probably realizes that he cannot compete with Beck.
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rbrnmw Donating Member (789 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:27 PM
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12. Oh I see sounds like pandering to a more sane audience
So maybe it is true Billo always looks out for Billo first
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rwheeler31 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:21 PM
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5. It would be good for him.
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ananda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:21 PM
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6. I boycott FOX completely.
And I don't listen to rightwing crap anywhere.
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dysfunctional press Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 10:37 PM
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53. when we got cable, i put blocks on all fox channels.
i have no use for them.
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cliffordu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:22 PM
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8. That would be me.
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 11:23 PM by cliffordu
:eyes:
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NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:25 PM
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9. I just gave it 5 recs, for a new count of +4.
That's how I roll.

:P
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cliffordu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:27 PM
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10. You are a nasty, brutish individual of suspect character and poor breeding.
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 11:35 PM by cliffordu






:loveya:
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NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:35 PM
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23. And you, Sir, have an astoundingly keen sense of others' character.
:pals:

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cliffordu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 12:13 AM
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47. Why thank you, and right back at you!!!
:pals:
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WorseBeforeBetter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:27 PM
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13. Do you have something against punctuation? (n/t)
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Cash_thatswhatiwant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:30 PM
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17. YOU PEOPLE ARE TOO MUCH.
TOO MUCH. lol
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WorseBeforeBetter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:31 PM
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19. Thank you. (n/t)
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hvn_nbr_2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 12:04 AM
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43. It's not too much to ask people to communicate so somebody can...
understand it without wasting time parsing and splitting and trying to figure out what the hell they're saying because the reader can't tell where the thought divisions are. People who waste my time and force me to do all the work to understand their pseudocommunication annoy me.
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rbrnmw Donating Member (789 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:31 PM
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18. Do you have anything to say about this post?
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 11:31 PM by rbrnmw
Or are you just trolling for grammatical errors in order to make yourself feel superior?
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WorseBeforeBetter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:40 PM
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25. I'm not in the mood for anything serious right about now, so I'm trolling for...
birthers, and teabaggers, and 4channers...oh, my!
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rbrnmw Donating Member (789 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:41 PM
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27. sounds like fun I am none of those
I am a dyed in the wool Democrat and proud of it
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Rude Dog Donating Member (151 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:49 PM
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36. Oh wow.
Lumping 4chan in with those idiots?

Oh, now you go too far.

Even they don't deserve that.
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WorseBeforeBetter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:55 PM
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39. I'm keeping an eye on you, RD. :-P (n/t)
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obliviously Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:34 PM
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22. Your rumor makes sense to me.
O'reilly is conceited. He thinks he carries the fox network and that they watch fox just to hear him. Politically he is what ever is popular and will get him ratings. You can't trust him . he is on nobodies side but his own. If he moves from fox he is done!
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Iggo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:52 PM
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37. Whaddaya mean "you people"?
WhaddaYOU mean "you people"?

Aaaaaand, scene!
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cliffordu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 12:10 AM
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45. Yeah. And then there's THAT.....
"you people" indeed.

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alittlelark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-19-09 12:15 AM
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66. You need to work on your grammar.
PS - saying DUers are as hateful as RWers (teabaggers, birthers, KKK wanna-bees.....) is kinda indicative of you being in the wrong place.
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Libertas1776 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:27 PM
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11. Where is he going to go?
The Weather Channel? What about QVC? Ooh, maybe the Food Network. "The Cooking and Bat Shit Crazy Hour with Bill O'Rielly and Rachel Ray." :puke:
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rbrnmw Donating Member (789 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:28 PM
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14. Maybe Lou Dobbs spot?
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WorseBeforeBetter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:29 PM
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16. And where is Lou Dobbs going? (n/t)
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rbrnmw Donating Member (789 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:32 PM
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20. maybe nowhere just asking a question
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Libertas1776 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:42 PM
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28. Maybe they'll pair up?
Maybe get one of those awful paired political pundit shows. They'll call it "Fuck You!" w/ Bill O'Reilly and Lou Dobbs.
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rbrnmw Donating Member (789 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:46 PM
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31. LMAO!!!!!
:yourock:
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Libertas1776 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 12:07 AM
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44. Thank you, thank you...
I'll be here all week. B-)
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TxRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:28 PM
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15. I doubt it...
I have noticed him tone it down since he got interviews with Obama and Hillary in the election though.

But who knows?

Who would want to be on the same channel with Hannity and Beck?
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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:33 PM
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21. Do you have a link? Or is this simply inside info?
:shrug:
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rbrnmw Donating Member (789 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:39 PM
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24. A friend of mine said it So I wanted to know if it was true or not
I have no verification but somebody here may know if it was the truth.
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cliffordu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 12:11 AM
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46. Half the people I was with thought it was true until I explained it to them.
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:40 PM
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26. Radio atation KLIE in Guam gonna get him
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Maru Kitteh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:44 PM
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29. FOX has gone so far over the edge that Bill O'Really has started to look like a Liberal
by comparison.

I'm not surprised to hear he's being put on the market.
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Fuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:46 PM
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30. Right wing boards have been pushing for Beck to replace him for a while now.
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 11:47 PM by Fuzz
They even think O'Reilly will move to CNN.
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rbrnmw Donating Member (789 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:47 PM
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35. Maybe there is something to it then
MSNBC DO NOT HIRE HIM PLEASE DON'T
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toandme Donating Member (109 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:46 PM
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32. THIS IS IMPORTANT!
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dana_b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 10:43 PM
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55. HOW SO??
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:47 PM
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34. He came out today in favor of a public option
so I guess that he's toast with the rabid Right.
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Hubert H. Hubert Donating Member (208 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:52 PM
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38. Maybe he'll replace Ernie Anastos
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WorseBeforeBetter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 12:00 AM
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42. ...
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KinMd Donating Member (40 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:55 PM
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40. Could Bill-O end up at MSNBC?
...and would that be a sign of the apocalypse?
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WorseBeforeBetter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:59 PM
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41. If the crazies are raptured, then I'm all for it.
Which reminds me, I haven't checked the Rapture Index in a while...

http://www.raptureready.com/rap2.html

Damn, 161. Down 2. :-(
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dana_b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 10:43 PM
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54. KO would
probably think so.
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 10:46 PM
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59. But what if he got a show a la Crossfire with O'Reilly?
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dana_b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 11:09 PM
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60. oh jeez..
those two together would be a nightmare. I like KO but I'd have to stop watching. I'm sure they'd get good ratings though.
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 10:45 PM
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58. I'll one up you - could he be getting a show with Olbermann?
I mean, think about it from a business perspective - wouldn't you consider that "must see TV"?
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Confusious Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 12:15 AM
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48. Bill O is a narcissist who cares only about himself
Edited on Fri Sep-18-09 12:15 AM by Confusious
and narcissists are also psychotic so he doesn't care about anyone else.

Really, we need national health care so these people can get some help.

Because I care.
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rbrnmw Donating Member (789 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 12:41 AM
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49. That is so true
Faux News should be a mental institution
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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 08:27 AM
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50. Rat leaving a sinking ship?
What network would TAKE him? I could see CNBC taking him on because of his "vast financial experience". He's fully capable of being just as wrong as everyone else on CNBC.

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Kingofalldems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 08:36 AM
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51. I absolutely believe in redemption
and it would be great if he left Fox and spilled the beans on the whole operation.
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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-19-09 12:30 AM
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68. I was thinking that after reading the title of this thread.
I mean, think about how much money he could make out of 'spilling the beans' on Faux and the puppet masters that pull the strings. Speeches, book deals, magazine articles, maybe even a 'true story' movie deal, the list goes on...
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donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 10:30 PM
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52. Who? What? Where? When?
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tsuki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 10:44 PM
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56. I understand Rupert Morlock does not like him. nt
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 10:44 PM
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57. O'Reilly goes to MSNBC - he and Olbermann get a show and watch the hilarity ensue!
I mean, come the fuck on, I'd watch that!
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Regret My New Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-19-09 12:08 AM
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65. Good idea...
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brettdale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 11:19 PM
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61. Olielly is pissed off
That beck will end up with higher ratings, and also is pissed off because Beck doesnt even try to cover his hate for the left like Oleilly does.
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 11:26 PM
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62. Nonsense.
O'Reilly is invested in Murdoch's corporation's stock.

He isn't going anywhere.

With all due respect, you've had 179 posts and you are quoting a "friend". What friend?
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BuyingThyme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 11:28 PM
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63. Yeah, there's no way he's leaving Fox unless he's sick.
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-19-09 12:26 AM
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67. What does it matter? "what friend"
christ on a cracker, this is a harmless thread - a simple question was asked, no dem has been attacked, no right meme pushed. WTF?

Please keep in mind, you started with zero posts and only had 179 posts at one time.

I don't get all the animosity in this thread.



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optimal-tomato Donating Member (243 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 11:57 PM
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64. Sounds possible.
Edited on Sat Sep-19-09 12:12 AM by optimal-tomato
I wouldn't be surprised to see O'Reilly move to CNN and take Campbell Brown's slot (so he can continue to go up against and maybe beat Olbermann) and have Brown move up an hour to take Dobbs' spot. Dobbs has been an embarrassment to CNN lately and his numbers are sagging, so they'd probably want to keep Brown instead.

If this happens, then unfortunately MSNBC might slip back to the #3 spot in that hour (they've dominated CNN in the demo for over a year now). O'Reilly acts more like a independent (so he can fit CNN's self-ascribed "middle-of-the-road" status) and CNN gets to gloat about beating Olbermann again. It's a really good move for CNN.

For Fox, the loss of O'Reilly will hurt them some, as many will migrate to CNN, but any moron they put in that slot will get high ratings. Fox viewers are like zombies who can't figure out how to change the channel. Just look at Greta van Susteren. She's the top-rated show in her time slot and she looks like a foot.** Beck would probably take O'Reilly's slot and bring his craziness up a notch, but he'll have to be careful, his sponsors may be more sensitive to criticism with him as the flagship show of Fox. Meghan Kelly gets Beck's old slot and quickly loses his audience, but no one cares.

For MSNBC, it means that Keith is up against Beck, O'Reilly, and Nancy Grace. Beck and O'Reilly may continue to dominate the time slot, or possibly Beck and O'Reilly split the crazies, and the rational viewers migrate (even more) to MSNBC.

I sort of hope it happens, but really doubt it will. It would shake up an already interesting rivalry.

** Family Guy reference... :party:
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