We realize there's only so much time one can spend in a day watching new trailers, viral video clips, and shaky cell phone footage of people arguing on live television. This is why every day The Atlantic Wire highlights the videos that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention. Ambushing Internet trolls is not popular with trolls, Ellen DeGeneres appreciated Bill O'Reilly sticking up for her last night, and there's a revised version of Pete Hoekstra's Super Bowl campaign spot.
Bill O'Reilly put on his reasonable guy hat last night to defend Ellen DeGeneres from One Million Moms, the group that's boycotting J.C. Penney because DeGeneres is their spokesperson. As defenses go, it was notably full-throated: O'Reilly (correctly) called the boycott a witch hunt and said it was the kind that wouldn't have seemed out of place during the Red Scare. DeGeneres, for her part, thanked O'Reilly on her show today. Both did something decent and noble, which doesn't happen on television every day. [Mediaite]
Michelle Obama's talk show blitz reached maximum levels of silliness last night when Jimmy Fallon wore a silly vintage track suit and challenged the First Lady to a sack race. It was fun, if you like Fallon and people falling during sack races, but we yearned for the understated charm of the vaguely European chef's voice she trotted out when Jay Leno refused to eat his vegetables last week. [NBC]