The “No Spin Zone” Version Will Be Priceless

Yesterday, Bill O’Reilly attended a Barack Obama event — I can only presume in the hopes of ruining the Democratic candidate’s campaign by catching him in an act of power-lust, screaming at his aides “Motherfucker, I want more iced tea.” But, as per usual, it was O’Reilly who became unruly. He became violent towards one of Obama’s staffers and attracted the attention of the secret service. The staffer tells his harrowing account of surviving the attack at the hands of the O’Reilly Factor:

Obama staffer Marvin Nicholson, a personal aide always at Obama’s side during rope line handshakes, said O’Reilly yelled at him to get out of the way of his cameraman’s shot. Nicholson said O’Reilly came around the waist-high barricade separating Obama from well-wishers.

“Then he grabbed me with both of his arms and tried to push me out of the way,” Nicholson said after the campaign agreed to make him available to reporters.

A Fox News spokesman did not immediately respond to e-mail and phone messages.

The scene was hard to miss. O’Reilly is about 6-feet-5-inches tall. Nicholson is 6-feet-8-inches tall.

“I told him, ‘Sir, I would appreciate it if you wouldn’t shove me anymore.’

“He called me ‘low class.’ He was pretty upset.”

Secret Service agents assigned to protect Obama ordered O’Reilly back behind the barricade. At that point Obama approached him and extended his hand.

O’Reilly, Nicholson recounted, “said the senator was great and that he would love to have him on the show.”

Nicholson, a veteran of political campaigns, worked as Sen. John Kerry’s personal aide in the 2004 presidential campaign, acquiring the nickname “Chief of Stuff.”

“I’ve never seen a member of the press lay hands on a staffer before,” he said.

If there’s one good way to describe O’Reilly, it is indeed as an expert on the subject of “low class.”

0 thoughts on “The “No Spin Zone” Version Will Be Priceless

  1. All

    “Secret Service agents assigned to protect Obama ordered O’Reilly back behind the barricade.”

    Oh how I would have paid to see that.

    O’Reilly has always reminded me of that insanely hyper, skinny kid in grade school with the obnoxiously annoying laugh, the first one to raise his hand etc. The same kid who always wonders why he gets picked on. I bet you it was O’Reilly.

  2. jovan byars

    The Bill O’Reilly Show is where the full-spin cycle is always in effect.

    Quite frankly, I don’t even know why O’Reilly attempted to crash Obama’s stump. Neocons will stop at nothing to get their agenda across. Pretty damn sad.

    O’Reilly needs to just hide in his shell.

  3. Elaine Vigneault

    I’m sorry, but this isn’t the way to reclaim the term ‘low class.’ Calling someone ‘low class’ is an insult and it’s more often used in a ‘I have more power/money/education/friends than you’ kind of way, often to shut someone up.

    O’Reilly deserves crap for what he did.

    But we really shouldn’t be hurling around ‘low class’ everywhere. It’s insulting to people who are poor/perceived poor/uneducated/perceived uneducated or otherwise offended by being called ‘low class’ or ‘classless.’

  4. Cara Post author

    I wasn’t using or thinking of the term in that way, but you’re absolutely right about where the term originally came from and how it is used against the non-elite class. So yes, you make a good point; thanks for saying something.

  5. Jenee

    In an ideal world I would be surprised to hear about something like this happening. And yet I’m not surprised at all. Typical O’Reilly.


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