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Gibson has O'Reilly as guest to promote Howard Stern part 2

Reported by Chrish - December 8, 2005

The cross-promotion continued on Fox "News" today 12/8/05 as Big Story host John Gibson had Bill O'Reilly on to tease about part 2 of the big BORe's Howard Stern interviews.

Neither Fox personality mentioned Sirius Satellite radio by name, referring to it repeatedly as satellite radio and once O'Reilly called it "the satellite radio outfit". As posted on Tony Snow's website, "*As of January 1st, Sirius Radio will also no longer air any FOX News programming" and Foxnews/alancolmes radio says simply "No Alan Colmes on Sirius Starting December 17th".

Comment: I suspect O'Reilly is seriously (pun intended) irked by Stern. In this short interview he mentioned that Stern is 2 inches taller, (6'6" over 6'4"), is the highest paid entertainer in US history, and has a loyal audience of 10 million (four times that of O'Reilly, according to the latest numbers from TVNewser.)

O'Reilly says that Stern's stategy for continued success is to go even further "down-market", essentially going to satellite so he can use the "f" word without being censored or fined by the FCC.

Comment: Much as O'Reilly and company are disseminating their "news" on cable, where they are not held to the same standards as over-the-airwaves journalists.

O'Reilly says that tonight, "I slay him" when he (BORe) states that "a lot" of the money from his Factor Gear goes to charity. Tomorrow, he promises, we'll learn that Stern has paid a high personal price for his success.

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