A “scuffle” of some sort reportedly took place yesterday in Nashua, New Hampshire at an Obama rally between Bill O’Reilly, and Marvin Nicholson, one of Obama’s aides. You can see some of it on the clip, above left.
O’Reilly talked to FOX’s Weekend Live about the incident.
O’Reilly: “I had to, um, gently remove him from that position…No, no scuffle at all. I just removed him from in front of the camera…I might have called him an SOB — possible (laughs), but nothing more than that…[Reports that the secret service had to restrain me are] absolutely ridiculous because about 10 seconds after I gently removed the man from in front of my camera I actually spoke to Barack Obama and the secret service guys let me by and we had a nice little chat…and we’re sorry we had to have that little confrontation. But no one – on this earth – is going to block a shot on the O’Reilly Factor. It is not going to happen.”
The Washington Times reports that since his win in Iowa, the security detail for Barack Obama has grown: “The Illinois senator’s security now rivals that of President Bush, with a dozen Secret Service agents wearing dark suits and earpieces leading bomb-sniffing dogs through event venues, sweeping all equipment brought by journalists and flanking the candidate as he plunges into crowds of supporters.”