Letterman O'Reilly SMACKDOWN
In this posted clip, Letterman mockingly tells guest Bill O’Reilly:
"The President himself, less than a month ago said we are there because of a mistake made in intelligence. Well, whose intelligence? It was just somebody just get off a bus and handed it to him?"
“Why the Hell are we there to begin with?"
When O’Reilly points out that the British, Russians and Egyptians also presumed Iraq had WMD, Letterman retorts:
“Well then that makes it all right?" Turning unusually serious, Letterman soon lectures: “I'm very concerned about people like yourself who don't have nothing but endless sympathy for a woman like Cindy Sheehan. Honest to Christ. Honest to Christ."
That prompts O’Reilly to contend: “No way a terrorist who blows up women and children is going to be called a ‘freedom fighter' on my program."
To which Letterman fires back:
“I have the feeling about 60 percent of what you say is crap.”
here's what O'Reilly had to say about Letterman in 2001:
"The late-night program hosted by David Letterman is the toughest interview show on television.
That's because Mr. Letterman is a smart guy who can spot a phony with telescopic accuracy and expects his guests to bring something to the table. If a guest begins to sink on this show, the bottom is a long way down."
anyone else see this last nite?