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Viral Video: Turn Down the Volume

Apr 16, 2007  •  Post A Comment

TelevisionWeek is trawling video-sharing Web sites to find the hottest clips spreading on the Internet.

The setup: How do you make Geraldo Rivera look like a puppy dog? Put him next to a pit bull. Mr. Rivera, a regular guest on “The O’Reilly Factor,” appeared on the April 6 installment to discuss the case of an alleged illegal immigrant charged with manslaughter who was suspected of drunk driving. Bill O’Reilly is notorious for inciting guests, but he took his aggressive tactics to a new high with his Fox News colleague, screaming, “He doesn’t have a right to be in this country,” then barking, “He should have been deported.” Despite the volume, Mr. O’Reilly’s yells did not result in a broken nose for Mr. Rivera.

The source: The video came from the April 6 edition of “The O’Reilly Factor.”

The hits: By April 11, the video had generated more than 700,000 views on YouTube.