Fox and Friends discussed Steve Capus’ TCA Tour comments on Bill O’Reilly. In the second hour, Steve Doocy quoted Capus (”pathetic and sad” comment), and adds:
DOOCY: What I think is pathetic and sad, I have a lot of friends who have worked for NBC for many, many decades. And because NBC, their corporate giant parent GE has asked them to make some extraordinary cutbacks, and there’s a good chance, if you have an NBC owned and operated station in your town, they are firing people left and right. I’ve got a whole bunch of friends, on-air friends down in Washington DC, whole bunch of them let go. Anchors, reporters, editors. I know that down in Washington, I heard yesterday, something like a dozen members of Dateline? Beat it! Here’s some money. Now get out. That is what is pathetic and sad, that people will work for a company for 10, 20, 30 years in some cases, and thank you very much, there’s the door.
In the third hour…
KILMEADE: It must have been, though, that when one commentator can get a whole company to react like that, something must have got under his skin, what Bill O’Reilly’s saying.
DOOCY: NBC, with their cable operations, had a huge running start on Fox News Channel. And they had all the money of Microsoft and all that other stuff…. For Fox News Channel to have beaten the NBC cable assets for these many years, that has just got to drive them crazy.