Yesterday, ThinkProgress’s Amanda Terkel appeared on MSNBC’s Countdown with Keith Olberman to respond to the conspiracy-laden smears that Bill O’Reilly has been launching of late. “First, it was NBC running ThinkProgress to belittle him,” Olbermann said. “Now it’s ThinkProgress running NBC. And both us being run by Barack Obama.” Terkel responded, “For the record, there are no ties between NBC and ThinkProgress.” She added:
Bill O’Reilly needs to really take a long look in the mirror. He said that paparazzi are the scum of the Earth, and Americans are entitled to their right to privacy. But evidently, that only applies if you agree with Bill O’Reilly. If you don’t agree with Bill O’Reilly, it’s okay to be followed and harassed while you’re on vacation or to have his henchman accost you in your own garage. So it’s only if you agree with him you get those rights.