Piers Morgan told the story about the first time he met Bill O’Reilly earlier this month on Howard Stern’s radio show to help promote his new book, Shooting Straight: Guns, Gays, God, and George Clooney. But he just couldn’t help telling it again last night on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
The quick recap is that Morgan spotted O’Reilly in a New York Knicks VIP room shortly before he premiered on CNN. When he tried to introduce himself to the Fox News anchor, he was all but ignored. This led Morgan to tell his publicist what a “complete dick” O’Reilly was.
Moments later, O’Reilly, his teen daughter and her friend approached Morgan asking for a photo since the girls were evidently fans of his from America’s Got Talent. Morgan basked in the “groveling humiliation” necessary for O’Reilly to take the picture of Morgan and the girls, especially after a Madison Square Garden staffer tried to stop him from invading Morgan’s privacy.
“No, no,” Morgan said at the time, “Mr. O’Reilly can be allowed this one picture.”
Watch video below, via NBC:
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