It’s pretty clear that this whole obsession with “defamation” is directly related to the embarassment he suffered when The Smoking Gun posted documents from that sexual harassment lawsuit. TSG is one of the few sites I’ve actually seen him mention by name, in the context of rants about “hate-filled left wing websites.” It’s an interesting definition of defamation — the reporting of true but inconvenient facts.
By the way, that blacklist of his is a bit of a disappointment so far. New York Daily News, St. Pete Times and MSNBC? I assume they’ve each run less than complimentary stories about O’Reilly–might be fun to dig them up and see what they did that stuck in his craw so badly.