Bill O'Reilly apparently didn't take very kindly to Rick Sanchez making this comment after Fox was awarded a front row seat in the briefing room for the White House Press corps.
SANCHEZ: I understand The Associated Press. I even understand Bloomberg. But don't you have you to be a news organization to get that seat?
O'Reilly responded by attacking CNN for their terrible ratings in a game of "my ratings are bigger than yours are" and wrote off Sanchez's comments as just him being jealous of the mighty Bill O'Reilly and his huge ratings.
I won't dispute Bill-O that CNN's ratings stink along with the better part of their programming but as Rachel Maddow noted when O'Reilly went after her, higher ratings don't make you right.
I find it rather amusing that O'Reilly and Sanchez are going after each other since I don't consider either of them "journalists". Rachel Maddow doesn't deserve to be lumped in with either of them.
Sadly as a whole all of our corporate news shows with a few exceptions that are too far and few between sadly, are very long on gossip, distraction, fake balance and just a whole lot of crap that bears little or no resemblance to actual journalism. Fox of course being the worst of them where it's just all Republican propaganda all the time and they don't even try to hide it. Which is why of course you'll never see much more than a "my ratings are bigger than yours" rather than any kind of substantive response out of O'Reilly when someone lets one slip and points out how horrid they are. He can't make one and never will.