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Hi, I'm Bill O'Reilly. Thank you for watching us tonight.
Lots of things going on before we get to our Harvard special, so let's get right to the Talking Points Memo.
I need your help. Can you explain the Spiderman thing to me? I'm completely clueless about this. I was never a Spiderman fan as a kid, and now the movie's shaping up to be one of the most successful films of all time.
Please shoot me an e-mail and tell me why. No idea.
And while we're on the subject of webs of intrigue, our pal Matt Drudge called me a liar on his Web site. That's nice. It's a minor annoyance. You may remember Drudge accused me in the fall of taking advantage of Rush Limbaugh's hearing situation by getting into radio. Out of professional courtesy, I explained to Drudge on his radio program that radio people have been after me for years to do a show, and that none of it had anything to do with Mr. Limbaugh.
But out of respect for him and because I did not want to cause him any grief, we stopped all radio negotiations until his cochlear implant began to work.
I then talked with David Limbaugh, Rush's brother and agent, and he assured me that Rush had no problem with my radio venture, which begins on Wednesday. I also told Drudge that he was being used by people who don't want me on the radio dial for business reasons, and that's a very interesting story.
But at this point, it's clear to me Drudge is going to just do everything he can to slam me. That's fine, but don't believe a word of it.
By the way, some viewers are mad at me because the radio program is not on in their areas. West Virginia is one. It's not my fault. The stations either carry us or they don't. We have a list of the stations on our Web site, more than 200 of them, the fastest rollout in talk radio history.
Second by the way, this is not going to be a political program. We're going to discuss social issues much more than politics, and we're going to do things much differently than most other talk radio programs. It should be fun, at least for us. We'll have fun, we hope you do too.
Finally, we are keeping a close eye on the Florida situation involving 4-year-old Rilya Wilson, who has disappeared, may be dead. A judge said today that the Florida state child protection workers involved lied to her, and she calls the situation reprehensible. Waiting for Governor Jeb Bush or a high-ranking member of his administration to hold a press conference about this matter and produce the two former state workers involved. We will keep you posted. Perhaps tomorrow we'll have a major story on it. All right?
And that is the memo.
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