Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Ouch! David Letterman smacked down by Bill O'Reilly

While its fun to watch these clips of David Letterman sticking it to the man (Bill O'Reilly), and telling the Spinmeister, "I get the feeling that 60% of what you say is full of crap", its a shame that the clips leave out the rest of the exchange...

"Halfway through the exchange Letterman got himself into a corner, conceded he was not smart enough to argue his case but darted out, through a wall of O'Reilly noise, that he thought 60% of the Factor man's usual speechifying was 'crap'. O'Reilly demanded proof. Letterman found no better answer than: I don't watch your show. He was toast ever since."

Surprisingly, this comes from the uber-liberal Talking Points Memo - read the rest here.

To be fair, I think I could better argue that only 10% of what O'Reilly says is crap (a good 2% comes from whenever he tells a guest he'll give them "the last word", but adds a line of commentary after).