NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Television personality Bill O’Reilly is known for his brash, outspoken style. He also is an apparent champion of “ambush” journalism – his show routinely has used segments where a producer sticks a microphone in someone’s face and demands an answer (for an example, click here).
When Republican presidential candidate and current front-runner Newt Gingrich recently came to town, did he get O’Reilly to follow him to a Washington fundraiser?
It’s not clear where he is coming from or going to – only the person who posted the video suggested he was leaving the fundraiser. Commenters on the YouTube post suggest O’Reilly was bound for the White House for a Christmas party.
The video below purports to show the talk show host leaving the same hotel where Gingrich was holding a pricey fundraiser. As the video begins, O’Reilly is already not happy about having a camera stuck in his face on a rainy night.
“Leave me alone right now,” says O’Reilly.
“Mr. O’Reilly, were you at Gingrich’s fundraiser?” the person shooting the video asks.
Then the video appears to show O’Reilly shifting the position of his umbrella, and apparently shoving his umbrella into the camera.
Whether it was the wind or the shove, O’Reilly’s umbrella doesn’t recover.
Is this a case of a guy who can dish it out not being able to take it?
Take a look at the video, and then tell us your reaction to it in the comments section below.