Bill Moyers Battles O'Reilly Producer - The News Junkie
The News Junkie: Bill Moyers Battles O'Reilly Producer

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Monday, June 9, 2008

Bill Moyers Battles O'Reilly Producer

PBS Stalwart Bill Moyers Is Still Feisty For An Old Guy:

At the National Conference for Media Reform 2008, a producer for FOX's The O'Reilly Factor, Porter Barry, ambushes PBS's Bill Moyers and peppers him with questions regarding his political affiliations and his "refusal" to appear on O'Reilly's show. Moyers disputes FOX's "facts" for the record and asks to interview someone at The O'Reilly Factor about Rupert Murdoch and the show's coverage during the run-up to the invasion of Iraq. The journalist crowd then reacts, chasing down Barry and intentionally giving him a dose of FOX-style bullying reportage.

Moyers is a coward. He finds one point early in the argument and sticks to it. Somehow Bill Moyers is convinced that Rupert Murdoch is responsible for high gas prices. How? Hell, I don't know, I can't follow his broken logic. Regardless, Moyers has made a million statements in his journalist career that turned out to be just as wrong. And why would Bill O'Reilly, host of the most popular cable news talk show, make an appearance on a PBS show that no one watches. To me, Moyers is much more offensive than O'Reilly because he's clearly pushing an agenda and his paycheck, at least a portion of it, comes from tax dollars. Bill Moyers treated this producer like a child, holding his shoulder and wagging his finger in his face. He clearly caught him off-guard and the reporters, mocking the producer for his ambush-style tactics, ambushed him at the end.


Anonymous said...

If anyone is a coward it's Bill O'Reilly.

jason said...

There are only 2 true souces of news in this world:

1. Fox News
2. The Holy Bible

In that order.