During a discussion with Fox News host Geraldo Rivera on the July 13 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor, host Bill O'Reilly wondered aloud if Mafia hit man Tommy "Horsehead" Scafidi -- who was allegedly ordered to murder Rivera -- could "have killed [Air America radio host] Jerry Springer" instead. After laughing, Rivera responded: "I can name a couple of other people off the top of my head." O'Reilly then suggested another potential target: former MSNBC host Maury Povich.
From the July 13 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor:
RIVERA: Well, what "Horsehead" said he said was, "John, you can't kill Geraldo or any of these high-profile people. It will just bring down more heat on us."
O'REILLY: All right, but I've got a question. Couldn't he have killed Jerry Springer?
RIVERA: [laughing] I can name a couple of other people off the top of my head.
O'REILLY: Yeah, I mean, Maury Povich? All right. So they didn't kill you.