"You can insult us all you want, Mr. O'Reilly, about television ratings and you'll be right that your ratings are bigger for now and maybe forever. You are the undisputed champion. But even if no one watches us at all, except my mom and my girlfriend and people who forgot to turn off the television after Keith, you are still wrong on what really matters, and that would be the facts, your Highness."
-- Rachel Maddow, responding to Bill O'Reilly, July 22, 2010
Okay, yes, the quote is old, but, man, it's just too good. It's still Quote of the Day -- the day is just three years ago.
It all came about because Ms. Maddow had made a critical report on Fox News cooking the fact, and Bill O'Reilly responded about kicking MSNBC's butt. And Rachel Maddow replied the night after.
But...well, I don't have much to add that is nearly as good as the actual video that dives into the pool so much deeper. Few people can be as warmly and cheerfully and pointedly and factually and hilariously ridiculing as Rachel Maddow.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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