(Full disclosure: I have been published in The Washington Times, New York Times, Philadelphia Inquirer and the Los Angeles Times)
In April of this year, Bill O’Reilly wrote that “The New York Times is most definitely a committed left-wing concern that is openly contemptuous of the conservative, traditional point-of-view. That is the primary reason the paper may soon dissolve.” He’s laid the same wood to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Los Angeles Times and pretty much any newspaper or mainstream media outlet who wrote or said something Bill disagreed Read more
As Walter Cronkite - the last “most trusted newscaster” - passed on to that great newsroom in the sky, joining the other most trusted newscaster - Edward R. Murrow, who coincidentally recruited Cronkite to CBS - Time Magazine released a poll naming Jon Stewart, of Comedy Central’s Daily Show, America’s most trusted newscaster.
In a New York Times oped, Frank Rich opted that Stewart was not one properly positioned to hold that title.
How many of those with similarly exalted perches in the news media today — and those perches, however diminished, still do exist in the multichannel digital age — will speak truth to power when the country is on the line? This journalistic responsibility cannot be outsourced to Comedy Central and Jon Stewart.
But Rich’s belief is embedded in what used to be, not with what newscasting has morphed into; media Read more
“I don’t know if we’ve ever had an opponent who is so disliked by Republicans as Al Franken,” said Minnesota Republican Party Chair Ron Carey. “It’s one thing to lose to an honorable opponent, but Al Franken is not considered an honorable opponent by Minnesota Republicans.”
If Mr. Carey and the rest of the Republicans would like to see how they’ve come to realize their - as well as Bill O’Reilly’s worst nightmare - they need only look in the mirror.
When I sat down in 2002 to speak with Franken about how seemingly adversarial conditions played a positive part in his life for my book, “Great Failures of the Extremely Successful,” he had no idea that some of his greatest adversaries would help him to become a member of one of America’s most exclusive clubs…the U.S. Senate.
Back then I brought up the possibility of Franken going in to talk radio, but he Read more
Why O’Reilly Was Wrong and Bernie Was Right About Me…And Both Were Wrong About The Philadelphia Inquirer
A far-left hatchetman, named (Steve) Young.” Bill O’Reilly
“Real journalists, unlike Steve Young…” Bernie Goldberg
You don’t need to read the entire quotes. You can watch it above. Suffice it to say Bill and Bernie felt my column in Tuesday’s Philadelphia Inquirer was a bit…unbalanced. Unlike what Bill says Fox News is.
Let me put this in perspective. I’ve appeared