Ask Bill O’Reilly about Keith Olbermann and past controversies he’s ashamed of, and you’ll get dial tone.
That’s the lesson ESPN host Dan Le Batard learned Monday while interviewing the Fox News host about his new book “Killing Patton.”
“I never comment on smear merchants,” O’Reilly answered a question about Olbermann claiming he never was a football punter on his college football team.
The conversation then veered off course as Le Batard asked if O’Reilly’s ever done anything he’s ashamed of in his career. O’Reilly answered no, conceding he’s made some mistakes, but nothing to hold his head down about. Le Batard prodded O’Reilly some more about controversies he’s dealt with, and that was O’Reilly’s last straw.
“I’m not going to get into any of that stuff, so if you guys have another question, I’m good, if not, we’ll say goodbye,” O’Reilly answered. Le Batard asked him why he wouldn’t answer.
“We’ll see you guys, thanks for making the time,” O’Reilly said before hanging up.
And apparently for his own amusement, Le Batard then played the infamous “we’ll do it live!” O’Reilly freakout while he was at “Inside Edition.”
My bet: you won’t be hearing Bill O’Reilly on ESPN’s airwaves anytime in the near future.