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You would think people could put their differences aside over one of the biggest disasters in human history. Then you remember there are still Bill O'Reilly's in this world.

Clooney Invites O'Reilly to Telethon

    Originally posted by Yahoo! News via E!
    Three years after going at it over a post-9/11 fundraiser, Clooney, the Ocean's Twelve smoothie, and O'Reilly, the Fox News finger-pointer, are trading barbs again--this time over a post-tsunami fundraiser.


    To Clooney, O'Reilly renewed the rivalry last Thursday when he announced on his cable TV show that he would be "watching" to see if the money donated in the upcoming Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope telethon makes it to its intended victims.


    "If it does not," O'Reilly warned, "there will be trouble."


Was this statement REALLY necessary? Who else thinks this was just O'Reilly crying out for some attention?

    Originally posted by Yahoo! News via E!
    Clooney, who is recruiting names for the NBC broadcast, took exception to the remarks.


    "Your report last Thursday was a preemptive strike...NOT to protect the families affected by the tsunami, but to create more controversy for your own personal gain. Because of it, fewer people will donate money to help truly traumatized victims, they'll be afraid that their money will do no good," Clooney wrote to O'Reilly in a letter released Monday through the actor's publicist.


    A veteran pen pal who previously has papered the likes of Entertainment Tonight, the Screen Actors Guild (news - web sites) and (natch) O'Reilly, Clooney closed out his latest missive with a twist: An invitation.


    "I'm booking talent for the tsunami event...and you, Mr. O'Reilly, are now officially invited to be a presenter," Clooney wrote, exhorting, "you personally follow up on our fundraising."


    O'Reilly addressed the offer on Monday night's edition of The O'Reilly Factor.


    During a segment called, "Most Ridiculous Item."


    "I don't think he likes me," O'Reilly said of Clooney.


It's pretty bad that this is going from a benefit concert to tsunami victims to a petty Clooney/O'Reilly spat. But here's hoping that this doesn't overshadow that concert's true intention and that this really doesn't turn people off to giving their money to the victims.




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    Originally posted by the article
    "If it does not," O'Reilly warned, "there will be trouble."


O'Reilly then said to Clooney, "Dead or alive, you are coming with me"



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Thanks for a great season, Pick of the Week fans...see you next year at Planet Magic in Denmark, WI!

Next logical Clooney quote:

"You're either in or you're out. Right now."

At which point, the ghost of Frank Sinatra will return to kick his ass, pally. :-)



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Actually, as a follow-up, O'Reilly will be a presenter after finding out that all proceeds will go to the American Red Cross.

Whether or not falafel will be served by Clooney to O'Reilly in the green room is up in the air.
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To his credit, O'Reilly did a sincere job in his appearance on the telethon tonight.

On the opposite side, Madonna's tuneless version of "Imagine" had me changing the channel for a few minutes.
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TVNewser blogged about it:

    Originally posted by TVNewser/FNC
    "George Clooney pretty much goaded me into it, not that I minded it," O'Reilly said on At Large around 10:30pm. Geraldo asked: "What was it like being in the belly of the liberal beast?" "Everybody was really nice to me to my face," O'Reilly said. The lower-third exclaimed: "O'Reilly's Tsunami Relief." "The experience was 100 percent positive. I'm sure there were pinheads around, but they didn't bother me," he concluded.


Love the 'pinhead' comment after helping the world. Agreed on the Madonna segment, Goon; surprised she didn't break out a Kabbalah chant.
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So this helped raise money for people who need it, right? Which is what is important in all this, right? Just checking.



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    Originally posted by messenoir
    So this helped raise money for people who need it, right? Which is what is important in all this, right? Just checking.


Yup; however, you have two men in a dick-measuring contest when something on the line such as much needed aid to the area play footsie on national TV. I think that's the problem here.
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Fine, as long as people here aren't trying to help prove which one has a bigger dick. In times like this, partisanship should go right out the window.



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I just hope that a donation was required to get into the door. I know that Rosie O'Donnell complained about that in the "Tribute to Heroes" thing after 9/11 that there should be a million-dollar a head entry fee to participate. Hope they ponied up and it wasn't "Oh it looks like I care!"



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