Bill O’Reilly is up to date on the MSNBC news that matters: the fact that the network “is the 28th rated cable network.” On his weekly media segment, Bernie Goldberg tried to remind O’Reilly of the actual shocking MSNBC news of the week, but as much as he tried to point out the importance of a media personality he called “the tallest midget in the room,” O’Reilly stuck tight to his point that, no matter what happens at MSNBC, “it really doesn’t matter.”"the tallest midget in the room"...classic.
As much as Goldberg insisted, O’Reilly refused to speak of now-former rival Keith Olbermann, who departed MSNBC at the end of last week. He did note that “they took one of their guys out” over at MSNBC “and they’re moving everyone else around,” but that was as far as he was willing to go.”After a bit of goading from Goldberg, he finally noted that “I really don’t want to get involved in any of that personal stuff,” but adamantly refused to name names. Instead, he played the ratings boasting game. “Spike TV kisses [sic] their butt. The Carrot Channel!” he joked. He also later noted that, if the Olbermann story was a “business” one, then the true point of the story is “Fox News’ dominance” in cable.
Yet Goldberg did take a few swipes at Olbermann from his position, reminiscing that “this is someone who told the President to ’shut the hell up,’” among other things, and wondering what would’ve been of O’Reilly’s career had he shown such incivility. He also mocked the only MSNBC personality to get mentioned by name in this entire segment, Rachel Maddow, for being reported to live in a country house in Massachusetts.