Olbermann Defends Aniston, Says O’Reilly Was Abused

by | August 12, 2010 at 1:18 PM | Cable News, TV News

Keith Olbermann, Bill O'Reilly (Photo: Frederick M. Brown/William B. Plowman/Getty Images)

Keith Olbermann, Bill O'Reilly (Photo: Frederick M. Brown/William B. Plowman/Getty Images)

Jennifer Aniston recently found herself under fire from Fox News host Bill O’Reilly, but now it looks like a white knight from a competing news network is riding in to defend her, in the form of Keith Olbermann, reports the Huffington Post.

Following O’Reilly’s attack on the former ‘Friends‘ star that her view on being a single mother was “destructive to society,” Olbermann decided to put his Fox nemesis on the “Worst Persons in the World” list on Wednesday’s edition of ‘Countdown with Keith Olbermann.’

Oh yeah, and he tossed around the idea that O’Reilly might have daddy abuse issues.

“If you read Marvin Kitman’s biography of O’Reilly, it’s pretty simple,” Olbermann said. “Virtually every reference O’Reilly makes to his own father describes how the man hit, slapped, punched him.”

Olbermann’s theory was used as the reason for the Aniston criticism, during which ‘The O’Reilly Factor‘ host blurted, “She’s throwing a message out to 12-year-olds and 13-year-olds that, ‘Hey you don’t need a guy. You don’t need a dad.’”

This all stemmed from Aniston’s comments at a press conference for her new movie, ‘The Switch,’ where she said that women are realizing that they don’t have to settle for a guy just to get pregnant.