03.11.09

7 Best Cable-TV Feuds

The hosts of cable-TV shows often scream at their guests, but isn’t it a bit more fun when they scream at each other? Here’s a look at our favorite showdowns and smackdowns.

Jon Stewart’s First Feud

Jim Cramer isn’t the first to feel Jon Stewart’s wrath: In October 2004, Stewart appeared on CNN’s Crossfire, and relentlessly ripped into Tucker Carlson.

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Geraldo Screams, O’Reilly Screams Back

Ever seen two inebriated off-duty firemen at a local pub about to come to blows? It would probably look something like this April 2007 debate on immigration on The O’Reilly Factor.

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Unkempt Chris Matthews Enraged by Keith Olbermann

His hair askew and his temper short, Chris Matthews loses it on Keith Olbermann during MSNBC’s coverage of the 2008 Democratic National Convention.

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Chris Wallace Battles Fox & Friends on Obama’s Behalf

Turning on your own network is unusual in the world of cable-TV news but watch Chris Wallace’s reasoned thrashing of the hosts and producers of Fox & Friends for, in his view, misrepresenting Barack Obama’s “typical white person” quote.

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Keith Olbermann’s Ceaseless Torment of Bill O’Reilly

It still seems odd that the consummate tough guy of cable TV has found himself so unable to respond to Keith Olbermann’s taunts; note his reaction to Harry Smith’s questions about it in this clip from CBS Sunday Morning.

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Bernard Goldberg on Chris Matthews’ Obama “Man Crush”

Appearing on Hannity, Bernard Goldberg smacks around Chris Matthews, a pastime that has made him a mainstay on Fox News since the summer of 2008.

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Jon Stewart and Jim Cramer: It’s War

Jon Stewart and Jim Cramer taunted on another on their respective shows for days before Cramer appeared on The Daily Show to settle the score. Cramer once scoffed on the Today show that Stewart's just 'a comedian'. Guess who won the fight.

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