Lynn Sweet, writes about an incident this morning involving FNC’s Bill O’Reilly and a member of Sen. Barack Obama‘s campaign team:
“…O’Reilly — with a Fox News crew shooting — was screaming at Obama National Trip Director Marvin Nicholson ‘Move’ so he could get Obama’s attention, according to several eyewitnesses. ‘O’Reilly was yelling at him, yelling at his face,’ a photographer shooting the scene said. O’Reilly grabbed Nicholson’s arm, said ‘move’ and shoved him, another eyewitness said. Nicholson, who is 6’8 said O’Reilly called him ‘low class.’”
Insiders tell TVNewser O’Reilly and his crew were on a ropeline, but their shot was being blocked. So, the FNC host was doing his damndest to make sure his cameraman got the shot as Obama walked by. Despite the Sun-Times reporting, insiders tell us the Secret Service was not involved.
O’Reilly did speak with Obama oh-so briefly. Our spy tells us, the candidate agreed to be a guest on The O’Reilly Factor at some point.
O’Reilly’s comments about all this, and the videotape of the incident, will be on Fox News this afternoon during the 3pmET hour.