Progressive heartthrob Keith Olbermann is tickled pink by Gawker’s latest expose, tracking conservative pundit Bill O’Reilly’s alleged steps to have local police investigate a detective his wife is allegedly having an affair with.
And that earned O’Reilly Olbermann’s “worst person” title on Tuesday. “This is going to be easier if I just read the first paragraph,” Olbermann said to introduce his segment. Here it is, from Gawker:
Last summer, Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly came to believe that his wife was romantically involved with another man. Not just any man, but a police detective in the Long Island community they call home. So O’Reilly did what any concerned husband would do: He pulled strings to get the police department’s internal affairs unit to investigate one of their own for messing with the wrong man’s lady.
“Wait, internal affairs investigated Mrs. O’Reilly’s alleged internal affair?” Olbermann quipped. At issue in the Gawker piece, and Olbermann’s assessment of it, is a donation O’Reilly planned to make to the local police department’s charity. The report — constructed primarily around one anonymous source — claims the police department was investigating a fellow detective “at the behest of [then-Comissioner] Mulvey in order to get O’Reilly’s funds.”
“Oh, great,” Olbermann said. “So now it’s not trying to get the cops to get a cop to stop an alleged affair with Mrs. O’Reilly. It’s trying to get the cops to stop a cop to stop an alleged affair with Mrs. O’Reilly in exchange for donations to the police man’s charity.”
Olbermann concluded that O’Reilly in the last year has lost his “controversy fastball,” and now he knows why. “He’s been busy,” Olbermann said, “getting the cops to investigate the guy who allegedly cuckholded him.”
Watch the video: