Should news programs be covering tabloid stories? ‘The O’Reilly Factor’ spoke about the issue, with Bill O’Reilly complaining that the network news media isn’t covering issues such as Britney Spears’ divorce drama and O.J. Simpson’s “confession” enough. O’Reilly suggested the Britney story was major because of the alleged blackmail angle, which no doubt reminded O’Reilly about his big payout to former producer Andrea Mackris over sexual harassment allegations and the implication Mackris had recorded his steamy phone sex conversations.
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