O'Reilly needles John Carroll


In the Talking Points segment of his Fox News Channel show last night, Bill O'Reilly complained there is not enough media outrage over the beheadings in Iraq — then brings it around to goading L.A. Times Editor John Carroll to come on his show. The two have become nemeses since Carroll gave that Oregon speech in May attacking Fox and O'Reilly for making things up about the Times and the Iraq war. On the latest show, O'Reilly showed a video clip of Carroll calling the Fox blabmeister "this evil man" and saying that his mother didn't raise him to go on such shows. In his retort, O'Reilly said he would assure Carroll's mom he'll be treated fine, adding "and that's more than Al Qaeda would do if it ever got a hold of Mr. Carroll."

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