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Olbermann V. O’Reilly

July 22, 2006 5:47 PM

At MSNBC anchor Keith Olbermann's press tour breakfast Saturday morning, the "Countdown" host brought up the dustup between the Associated Press and Fox over allowing AP photographers to shoot at the network's press tour session. The drama was really a broadcast network issue and not a Fox News concern, but Olbermann still took the chance to tweak his perennial punching bag, Bill O'Reilly.

"If you need a good photo...," Olbermann said as he held a cut-out of O'Reilly's mug in front of his face, adding that he wanted to offer photographers a "more familiar one." Olbermann then gave the crowd a Third Reich salute with the mask.

One critic asked Olbermann if he should take on an easier target than his more dominant competitor, O'Reilly.

"It's just so much more fun," Olbermann said, noting that only one time has O'Reilly won all three spots in his show's frequent "Worst Person in the World" segment.

Another critic asked how Olbermann, who has worked for nearly every media news outlet, it was working for MSNBC.

"Well, by rotation, I had to go either there or KTLA," he said.


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