Olbermann vs. O'Reilly, Round 927
July 21, 2008 1:45 PM
The NBC Decision ’08 panel responded to claims made by Fox News’ Chris Wallace, who said he thought it was inappropriate for opinion-based hosts, such as MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann, to host straight primary coverage.
NBC News President Steve Capus said this strategy was nothing new, and that it drew no fire when Mr. Olbermann manned the anchor station during the 2006 election.
When asked what he thought of Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly possibly helming election coverage, Mr. Olbermann paused before answering.
“It would make it more interesting if Bill was on and did it live,” he said, coyly referring to this video (mature language ahoy):