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O'Reilly over-reacts. Yeah, I know - it's so out of character.

Reported by Chrish - June 19, 2008 -

Newsweek magazine has a weekly feature, the Dignity Index, which is "A weekly mathematical survey of dubious behavior that measures, on a scale of 1 to 100, just how low a person can go." Bill O'Reilly's daily morning self-Google (performed by an unfortunate subordinate, no doubt) found mention of Himself, so a scathing response was inevitable.

The offending mention:

"Fox News mouthpiece Bill O'Reilly has a new memoir in the works, and the title is "A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity." Yes, the title refers to him. And yes, he appears to be serious. Score: 51"

This earned the magazine the following, in Pinheads and Patriots:

"On the pinhead front, Newsweek has really gone off the rails with its far-left posture.

For the third time in recent weeks, it has attacked me, your misunderstood correspondent. Editor Jon Meacham apparently thinks I'm shameless for entitling my upcoming book "A Bold, Fresh Piece of Humanity," even though Meacham hasn't read the book. This is a pure ideological play.

For destroying a once-fine magazine, Meacham is a pinhead. We'll have more on Newsweek in "Reality Check" on Thursday."

So a 35-word dig at his ego was met with an 81-word smear of the entire magazine, with promise of more to come. Who's the pinhead now?