O'Reilly defends comparing Helen Thomas to "the Wicked Witch of the East," attacks "liberal character assassins" at "corrupt" Media Matters Video ››› February 11, 2009 9:11 PM EST ››› MEDIA MATTERS STAFF ? Loading the player reg... Watch this video at Media Matters Previously:County Fair: O'Reilly mocks "old lady" Helen Thomas, compares her to "the Wicked Witch of the East" Short Link copy link We've changed our commenting system to Disqus. Instructions for signing up and claiming your comment history are located here. Updated rules for commenting are here. View the discussion thread.