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O'Reilly - Olbermann Feud Gets Ethnic

8/8/2006 5:33 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

oreilly-olbermann-feud-gets-racialThe ongoing clash between cable titans Keith Olbermann and Bill O'Reilly has officially been deemed offensive. After a Nazi gesture was used, the Anti-Defamation League has now decided to join the fight.

In a letter to MSNBC's Olbermann, the ADL states their "deep dismay" with the "use of the Nazi 'Seig Heil' salute." Olbermann used the gesture while holding up a mask of O'Reilly during a recent Television Critics Tour.

Olbermann was quick to explain his actions to TMZ, saying "I did that in the persona of Bill O'Reilly because he's been defending the Nazis at Malmedy for the last year." (The so-called 'Malmedy Massacre' of American POWs by German troops occurred during the famous Battle of the Bulge in World War II.)

The ADL, however, claims any use of the Nazi gesture "Even in jest - only serves to trivialize the Holocaust, and denigrate the memory of the six million Jews and others who died as a result."

Since their heated feud began, O'Reilly has referred to Olbermann - although not by name - as a "notorious smear merchant." Olbermann has named O'Reilly his "Worst Person in the World" at least 15 times.


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kathryn    

I love you Bill! Keep kicking the kool-aid drinks a**es!

2966 days ago
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KJ    

I miss the anchors with class and integrity like Peter Jennings and Tom Brokav. These two LOSERS should be kicked off the air. Why in the world are they worshiping a murderer like Hitler. By saluting, that's what they are doing. They should both be fired and that's is MY OPINION. The era of the news anchors with integrity is GONE. It's too bad the public endorses and accepts this type of behavior.

2966 days ago
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Alex Rogers    

These both seem like real stand up guys.

2966 days ago
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de de    

Olberman is such a jealous, envious jerk.
He's fifty years old and can't even get someone to marry him.

2966 days ago
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James J. Henry, Jr.    

N ow! Now! Girls! Quit fighting or I'll have to take your rubber titties away from you.

2966 days ago
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Mike    

O'Reilly's opinions are on the verge of Nazism. If not right over the top. Unfortunately a good percentage of Americans agree with him... He is one of the masters of right wing propaganda. Is the wargasm over yet?

2966 days ago
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jimbo420    

Big ups to keith we love the show, the truth shall set you free

2966 days ago
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Axel    

Couldn't agree more with Tiffany! O'Reilly is disgusting!

2966 days ago
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Mike    

Patriotism is just a form of self worship. But we are the greatest aren't we? Do we still allow the French to exist? Those evil ungreatful Commie French!

2966 days ago
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Alex Rogers    

Wargasm over. Yea right. Were just getting started.

2966 days ago
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Jeannie    

O'Reilly is a big fat crybaby!!!!! Go talk dirty on the phone you pervert!!!!

2966 days ago
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de de    

why does everyone throw around the nazi word so much. You don't think thats way over the top??

O'Reilly is fair and balanced. He presents both opinions and is a moderate conservative or traditionalist. Nothing wrong with that!!

2966 days ago
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scot    

Those on the left always use labels such as "nazis" because they cannot argue their point of view. If they had a good argument for socialism/communism, Russia would be a success and South Koreans would be fighting to get into North Korea. Right or wrong, conservative capitalism with powerful defense is the best way to run a country.

2966 days ago
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Johnson    

Oh F*cking PLEEZE socialist!!! Whiile I don't like Oreilly, tht liberal he is in no way shape or form taling about Nazism. To bad you don't know what Nazism it is all about because your party follows the Nazi line. War? Go read pages 270 to 277 of the Senate Intelligence Committee's report and then talk your horsesh*t about the war.

12. O'Reilly's opinions are on the verge of Nazism. If not right over the top. Unfortunately a good percentage of Americans agree with him... He is one of the masters of right wing propaganda. Is the wargasm over yet?

Posted at 5:08PM on Aug 8th 2006 by Mike

2966 days ago
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Skip Spidle    

I think Olbermann don't know his ass from a hole in the ground! BILL's THE MAN!!

2966 days ago
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