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O'Reilly accuses NBC News of constant attacks on FOX News, says their ratings stink

Reported by Chrish - June 15, 2007 -

In his Talking Points Memo tonight 6/14/07 Bill O'Reilly again attacked NBC News, saying that they regularly attack FOX News in order to woo left-wing viewers. They need to, he said, because "they're losing ratings." Mmm, wrong again.

NBC's morning news show easily doubles O'Reilly's primetime numbers, and TVNewser just reported that

"NBC has officially announced Today's 600th straight win in grand fashion. The press release declares:

"President Clinton was serving his first term, OJ Simpson was declared not-guilty, Yahoo! was being founded and America dancing the Macarena. It's been over 11 years, an extraordinary 600 weeks, since 'Today' began it run as America's number-one morning news show. No other show in its daypart can come near this winning streak, and only one other show on television beats it..."

"That is easily the longest winning streak of any news broadcast in history... and with one exception, all of television," Capus wrote.

Their evening news situation is similarly successful, although there is some bickering over their ranking (first or second?) for 2006-2007 season, again per TVNewser. There is no dispute, though, that they have been narrowing the gap with ABC News the past three weeks, with numbers that are easily triple those of O'Reilly.

Not being an advertiser, I don't care about ratings, but since he brought it up, and misrepresented it, I thought I'd set the record straight.