NBC Takes Swipe at O'Reilly: "No Spine Zone"?

<img hspace="0" border="0" align="right" src="media/2005-10-20-NBCToday.jpg" />Maybe somebody at NBC wasn’t too happy that this morning’s <i>Today</i> hosted FNC star Bill O’Reilly. Right at the start of O’Reilly’s interview with Katie Couric, the on-screen graphic included the words: “No Spine Zone,” maybe a mere misspelling of O’Reilly’s trademark “No Spin Zone,” or perhaps a derogatory shot at their cable news competitor. We'll report, you decide.<br /><br />Either way, the words were quickly taken off the screen and replaced a few moments later with “No Spin Zone.” Later in the interview, though, Couric did seem to chastise O’Reilly: “Is there any way, though, that you could do this job and be more conciliatory?” She wondered, “Could we have more intelligent conversations about these divisive issues?”<br /><br />For the rest of Couric’s interview, where O’Reilly huffed about both the “hard left” and the “hard right,” check out <a href="node/2394">Mark Finkelstein’s item</a> on <i>NewsBusters</i>.

Rich Noyes
Rich Noyes
Rich Noyes is the Senior Editor for Newsbusters