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Bill O’Reilly has Obamamania too …

… The kind that causes one to get in fights with Obama staffers and get shut down by Obama’s Secret Service detail.

Video from Crooks and Liars.

And some more crazy detail from John Dickerson at Slate.com:

At first, the railing where O’Reilly stood wasn’t very populated. Then, as the Obama team saw who was lying in wait, they started to huddle. Staffers started to arrive at the scene. Three policemen showed up, too. One of them stood in front of O’Reilly until O’Reilly asked him to move. One of Obama’s staffers, Marvin Nicholson, took up the same post, standing in front of the Fox camera as Obama neared the door.

“You’re blocking our shot,” yelled O’Reilly.

“Oh, am I?” asked the Obama staffer, not entirely sincerely, and not moving.

This is not a new trick. When staffers block you because you’re being too aggressive, the standard thing to do is give them a little business and then move to another spot. O’Reilly didn’t do this. He shoved the Obama aide. There was an exchange and a little more shoving. I didn’t fully capture it because as I looked at O’Reilly in his black leather Fox jacket, which resembled the kind we wore during football season in high school, I swore I could hear him challenge the staffer to a rumble out by the drive-in.

“That’s really low class, pal,” said O’Reilly.

And it continued thusly with a plea of desperation from the attention whore.

When Obama passed, he looked like he was headed for the door but stopped to talk to the Fox host. The conversation was short. O’Reilly did not seem to be causing the commotion in the national interest—I heard no questions about marginal tax rates—but instead he made a personal appeal to Obama to get him on his show. (I can’t be sure; I heard only part of the conversation.) Obama appeared to say that he would come on sometime.

Also check out CBS’s version of the incident here.

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