Saturday, February 03, 2007

O'Reilly vs. Cavuto (Plus Cavuto's "scantily clad women")

Media Matters documented this little gem. I'm glad they found it and I'm glad Laura Ingraham and Bill-O discussed this -- I can't stand Neil Cavuto.


From the February 1 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor:

O'REILLY: They say, look, nature screwed up. It should be, you know, everybody in a free-fire zone. Now, I understand -- I did not hear this, so correct me if I'm wrong -- on your program, you had people giving Fox News jazz because we used --

INGRAHAM: Intervention time, Bill. Here we go again.

O'REILLY: -- cheesecake video, right?

INGRAHAM: What is the purpose of your running the continuous loop -- are we going to run the B roll of this? This is what I am talking about. What is --

O'REILLY: We ran it last night for cosmetic surgery.

INGRAHAM: Here is what I'm saying.

O'REILLY: Cosmetic surgery.

INGRAHAM: I don't know if there's a rampant mid-life crisis going on on this network among the male anchors. But I can tell you that my female listeners are basically saying you can make these debates -- have these debates. Are we having more? This is what I mean! What is the purpose? We don't care about the coffee shop babes with their bikinis. OK?

You can talk about cultural issues and cultural debates without running the constant loop of this video.

O'REILLY: I'm putting you in charge now.

INGRAHAM: It's ridiculous.

O'REILLY: You're in charge of the Fox News Channel.

INGRAHAM: Yeah right. You'd get better demos with me, Bill.

O'REILLY: We do a story like we did last night on cosmetic surgery. OK? Women enhancing themselves. You say no video of that. Correct?

INGRAHAM: No, you are trying to make --

O'REILLY: No, I'm saying this is the truth. That's why we used it.

INGRAHAM: Bill, why did you do the story about the naked parties at Yale. Do you think that's really a cultural phenomenon that a T-warrior needs to fight against?

O'REILLY: It was at Brown.

INGRAHAM: Wherever.

O'REILLY: Student activity fees were being used to fuel an orgy.

INGRAHAM: Why did you run the video? Why?

O'REILLY: To show people what happened at Brown.

INGRAHAM: You don't think people know what a nude party would look like? You had to see it?

O'REILLY: I don't think so. I had to. I didn't know.

INGRAHAM: Why did your pal Cavuto, who I like very much --

O'REILLY: And nobody was naked, by the way.

INGRAHAM: Why did you run the video, during Cavuto, of, you know, the guy who came up with the Girls Gone Wild franchise?

O'REILLY: I don't have anything to do with Cavuto. I think he is a demented guy.

INGRAHAM: I like Neil Cavuto. But the point is, it's really started to creep into the Fox programming.

O'REILLY: I just want to get this clear. You, Laura Ingraham, no video of cosmetic surgery or anything. None.

INGRAHAM: No. You can talk about an issue without training the camera on a particular --

O'REILLY: I didn't shoot those shots.

INGRAHAM: You know what also I find interesting? All the women also wanted to know this. Where did all the segments about the Playgirl, you know, issues out there? Where are all the men? Where are all the male enhancements?

O'REILLY: I don't know anything about those stories. I don't know. I'm confused.

INGRAHAM: Why are those photos all of women? You say is you are a T-warrior, right? You're a T-warrior.


INGRAHAM: Then act like one and stop playing this video.

O'REILLY: No more bikinis! They're over.

INGRAHAM: How about the hands over the boobs.

O'REILLY: No hands! No anything!

INGRAHAM: You don't want to hear me, Bill, but you should hear me, because people are tired of it.

O'REILLY: Never again. We'll be right back with Dick Morris.

LINK: O'Reilly on Fox News vice president Neil Cavuto: "I think he is a demented guy"


Check out Media Matters' observations of Cavuto's dementia here, here, here, and here.

-Mr. Joseph



LINK: Kurtz: "Fox News does seem to like video of scantily clad women"

LINK: Fox's revealing Oscar coverage: Parental guidance suggested

LINK: Cavuto's World populated by Victoria's Secret, Playboy models and a pole-dancing Pamela Anderson

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