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What Really Happened When O’Reilly Squared Off Against Olbermann in Bloody Brawl

November 4, 2010

CHICAGO, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — The fight of the century took place recently when MSNBC’s prime time commentator, Keith Olbermann, fought FOX News Channel’s king of cable news ratings, Bill O’Reilly, in a three-round bout before a sellout crowd at Yankee Stadium.

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Oh, did you miss it? That’s because it’s a fictional story in the new satirical book, The Wizards of Spin, America’s Favorite News Stars, now available at Amazon.com.

Author John Ruane says he was inspired to write the book two years ago while viewing the on-going feud between two of the most powerful commentators on cable news.

“I kept hearing opinions about the on-air battle between O’Reilly and Olbermann, and why they just don’t get into the boxing ring,” said Ruane, who watches both personalities regularly. “So I wrote that story with Battling Will O’Malley facing off against Ken “Showdown Assassin” Oaferton with Rocky Balboa as the referee. It gets pretty wild and I have my own opinion about who wins.”

The Wizards of Spin, published by Second City Books, is a compilation of satirical fiction based on real news and the news and talk show celebrities who deliver their take on the news of the day.

There are stories based on Oprah Winfrey, Matt Lauer, Diane Sawyer, Chris Matthews, David Letterman, Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart, Katie Couric, Dennis Miller, Conan O’Brien and many others.

“With so much interest in the news and talk media, I thought writing a satirical book based on the news stars would just add to the fun,” author John Ruane said. Other stories include:

  • A Chicago businessman who realizes his dream girl is the world’s most popular daytime talk show host, Ola Humphrey.
  • The length network morning shows will go during sweeps weeks to win the battle for the ratings.
  • Host of Hard News, Chris Mattson, goes to Washington as a Senator and shakes things up in Congress.
  • Late night talk show king, Daniel Littleton, loses his patience with a famous movie actress who bores him beyond his pain threshold.

The Wizards of Spin is available at Amazon.com in print as well as Ebook formats. For more information visit Facebook and Twitter.

SOURCE Second City Books


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