Fox and G.E. Reach Deal to End O'Reilly-Olbermann Feud

08/31/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • BRIAN STELTER nytimes.com

It was a media cage fight, televised every weeknight at 8 p.m. But the match was halted when the blood started to spray executives in the high-priced seats.

For years Keith Olbermann of MSNBC had savaged his prime-time nemesis Bill O'Reilly of the Fox News Channel and accused Fox of journalistic malpractice almost nightly. Mr. O'Reilly in turn criticized Mr. Olbermann's bosses and led an exceptional campaign against General Electric, the parent company of MSNBC.

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