Michelle Malkin Too Hot for O'Reilly Factor
The triangular parry-thrust between conservative commentator Michelle Malkin, Geraldo Rivera and Bill O'Reilly -- who for the first time in his stupid life has come across as the least douchey in a group setting-- has resulted in Malkin quitting her frequent side gig as an O'Reilly Factor co-host. Rivera hurt Malkin's feelings (she sometimes has them!) when he told the Boston Globe recently that Malkin was "the most vile, hateful commentator I've ever met.... It's good she's in D.C. and I'm in N.Y. I'd spit on her if I saw her." Rivera sort of apologized later during an appearance on the Factor, but the publicity has led Malkin to the conclusion that being an interviewer-subject on teevee offers much less self-satisfaction than viciously attacking people online (agreed).
This is no conjecture on our part, either: Michelle Malkin sent out a heartfelt e-mail explaining her quitting!
From: "Michelle Malkin"
Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2007 23:04:58 -0400
Subject: Re: Michelle no longer on the Factor?
I made the decision to quit appearing on the O'Reilly show in response to the poor handling of the Geraldo Rivera matter (the staged "apology" on The Factor was a complete farce). I won't go into details, but please know that your support means a lot to me. You can catch me on other Fox News shows and read my daily blog posts and weekly columns at MichelleMalkin.com.
Michelle Malkin Quits O'Reilly After Nasty Three-Way [Daily Intelligencer]