Please see for yourself how Bill Moyers pulled a reversal on an attempted ambush by one of Bill O’Reilly’s Factor producers at last weekend’s National Conference on Media Reform (NCMR) in Minneapolis. (not the first time. see below) This rare moment, captured on tape, is a beautiful sight to behold.
According to Josh Silver from Free Press.org–the democratic media group that organized the NCMR, this is how Fox and O’Reilly responded to this episode:
Last night, Rupert Murdoch launched a laughable attack against you, the media reform movement, and journalism itself. His on-air bully Bill O’Reilly called us “crazy” and “fascist” — you, me, and the millions of others who want media reform. These people are “doing a lot of damage to America,” O’Reilly yelled. Our crime? Calling for journalism that’s more honest, just and accountable to the public.
Looks like NCMR and Moyers really have gotten under O’Reilly’s/Murdoch’s skin. This is what O’Relly subsequently said about NCMR and Moyers
For some background, O’Reilly has been harassing Moyers for some time, as Moyers alluded to above. See this O’Reilly flunkie come after Moyers as Moyers was hailing a cab to go to work.
As you can see, O’Reilly’s baffoonery is manifest, as once again his actions and words, and those of folks under his employ make the democratic media case.