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O'Reilly and Olbermann: It's getting ugly -- well, uglier

The feuding between MSNBC's Keith Olbermann and Fox News' Bill O'Reilly has escalated into a clash between GE/NBC and News Corp./Fox News, according to this piece from the Washington Post. The Post reports that executives of the two companies are calling one another to complain about the viciousness of the commentary on one another's networks. O'Reilly, on  the air, has accused GE boss Jeffrey Immelt of bearing responsibility for the terrorist deaths of U.S. troops because of the company's business deals with Iran; Olbermann has accused Fox New boss Roger Ailes of a secret role in Rudy Giuliani's presidential campaign.

Olbernazi NBC's squawking that everything was just good clean fun until O'Reilly started calling Immelt an accomplice of terrorists. But I don't think anybody at Fox News was too amused at Olbermann's frequent comparisons of the place to Nazi Germany, or his habit of holding a photo of O'Reilly over his face while giving "Seig heil!" salutes. Each network needs to lash its loose cannon a little more tightly.


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