Olbermann: O'Reilly's 'A Danger to the Safety of Our Elected Leaders'

For the second night in a row, MSNBC's Keith Olbermann attacked Bill O'Reilly this time claiming the Fox News host is a danger to the safety of our elected leaders.

This followed Monday's classless call for the "O'Reilly Factor" host to stop "stroking" himself in front of the public.

On Tuesday, the "Countdown" host during his "Worst Person in the World" segment played a cherry-picked snippet of O'Reilly speaking to an audience in Westbury, New York, as part of his "Bold and Fresh" tour with Fox's Glenn Beck.

O'Reilly joked to the crowd about how if he was an adviser to President Obama, he would recommend House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) be kidnapped so that something could be accomplished on Capitol Hill.

This led Olbermann to hysterically conclude, "Bill O`Reilly is, at heart, a danger to the safety of elected leaders in this country" (video embedded below the fold with transcript):  

KEITH OLBERMANN, HOST: But our winner, Bill-O, summoning his inner Bill-O. This is from a public appearance on Long Island, in which O`Reilly fantasizes about being the main adviser to President Obama and to make it easier for Republicans to achieve, quote, detente with Democrats, calling in the CIA director Mr. Panetta giving him a secret job to do.

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BILL O`REILLY, FOX NEWS ANCHOR: You`ve got to kidnap Pelosi and Reid. Don`t hurt them. Don`t hurt them, OK? But take them to an undisclosed location. No water-boarding. Well, maybe with Nancy. So that`s what I would do, I`d kidnap Reid and Pelosi.

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OLBERMANN: I know, every time I tell you about O`Reilly, somebody says, oh, it`s just posturing, you`re trying to get ratings, you`re obsessed with O`Reilly, you`re a less version of him. Then you hear a tape like that, from an unguarded moment, in an environment in which he thinks he`s among friends, and starts with the violence fantasies.

Just like the Tiller the Killer drum beat, Bill O`Reilly is, at heart, a danger to the safety of elected leaders in this country. Ha ha ha, how funny it is to joke about kidnapping the Speaker of the House and water- boarding her. He says it because he wants somebody to do it. When I call him on it, I don`t care if fewer people watch this show as a result. This man is dangerous year in, year out. He was dangerous to George Tiller. He is dangerous to Nancy Pelosi. And if you want to live in a country where people like Bill O`Reilly can encourage hatred and violence, just pretend this is a phony showbiz feud. It isn`t.

Bill O`Reilly, who said all that in public, today`s worst person in the world.

The man really is a certifiable moron, isn't he?

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.