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Bill O'Reilly Vs. UVa Law Student and Blogger Mike Stark

By: Lisa Ferrari Email
By: Lisa Ferrari Email

November 21, 2007

Fox News Host Bill O'Reilly has taken his feud with a University of Virginia law student to a new level.

On O'Reilly's behalf Fox News, attorneys are calling on UVa to investigate vocal pundit Mike Stark for misconduct.

You may recall Stark is the blogger who previously caused waves at a couple of George Allen campaign events here in our area.

Stark also has a history of allegedly harassing Bill O'Reilly, from making numerous calls into his radio show to showing up at the TV hosts home.

Stark says even if you think his actions are questionable, they are not illegal.

O'REILLY: Orlando, Florida, Mike, go.
CALLER: Hey Bill, I appreciate you taking my call.
O'REILLY: Sure.
CALLER: I like to listen to you during the day; I think Keith Olbermann's show…

The O’Reilly - Stark feud was fueled by this phone call into O’Reilly's radio show last March.

Stark mentions O’Reilly's competition is disconnected and O’Reilly then threatens to have Fox security pay Stark a visit.

“Bill O'Reilly is a buffoon and every now and then he lets the whole world know,” Stark said in an interview.

Fast forward to this summer, when one of O’Reilly's staff confronted a Jet Blue executive outside his apartment; Stark took it as his cue to confront O’Reilly outside his home.

Stark also hung questionable signs around O’Reilly's neighborhood and distributed copies of O’Reilly's sexual harassment lawsuit to Fox News host's neighbors.

“If he lived in my neighborhood, I'd be very concerned. So I let neighbors know who have daughters that they are living with this pervert in their midst,” said Stark.

In the latest round in this feud, Fox News execs acting on O’Reilly's behalf wrote the dean of UVa’s law school urging them to investigate the second year student's conduct for criminal harassment.

“No, it’s no criminal harassment. You may say its harassment in a generic term. You don't like it or you wouldn't want it being done to you,” said Stark.

We made several calls to Fox News for comment. They gave us the run around.

Stark says he spoke with the dean of the UVa Law School and they agree his actions do not violate any university codes.


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