The Olbermann-O'Reilly feud.
The Olbermann-O'Reilly feud.
Media criticism.
April 18 2006 7:05 PM

The Mouth vs. the Bully

The Olbermann-O'Reilly feud.

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Like Jack Torrance and the Overlook Hotel, Olbermann and O'Reilly have always been together, sassing and pummeling one another, and they always will be. If you're not happy for the feuding pair, you should be.



Thanks to Stephen Bates for the refresher course on media feuds. Which reminds me: Why haven't I done anything recently to piss off Marty Peretz? Send suggestions via e-mail to

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