*Glenn Beck whined to his Fox News colleague Bill O’Reilly that ousted Agriculture Dept. employee Shirley Sherrod has refused to appear on his Fox News show.

Beck claims that Sherrod, who reportedly was asked to resign by the White House in part over the administration’s fears that Beck would highlight her out-of-context comments on his program, has turned down his invitations to be interviewed.

“We have called her four times,” Beck told O’Reilly, adding that he has “supported” Sherrod and defended her against her remarks being taken out of context. “How am I the bad guy? Why won’t she come on?”

“Shirley just doesn’t like Fox News, and plus CNN has her tied up in a dungeon,” cracked O’Reilly. “I hear Shirley’s going to replace Larry King.”