Thursday, January 05, 2006

“Every 20 years someone gets outraged and says oh by god we gotta put diapers on horses”

Who says late night TV has to be giggles and gags? Last night David Letterman interviewed Fox News Channel’s Bill O'Reilly on his CBS Late Show and summed the man up with a few choice words.
"I have the feeling that 60% of what you say is crap..."

--Letterman to O'Reilly

on CBS The Late Show, January 3, 2006

It’s what the kids call “pwn3d”

I tend to view everything with open eyes and ears. I like to think that I’m not left wing or right wing but a person who thinks for themselves and decides each issue. A major decaying of America is rooted in politics. It isn’t about progress as a country, tackling domestic and international issues or working together for the people. Our government today is about one-upmanship, gloating, and egos.

Our government is turning into a sideshow circus wrestling match. It isn’t about coming up with a solution. It’s about pork, deep pockets and making the other side look bad. If you’re a Republican or a Democrat, that’s fine, but I should hope that doesn’t define you. Sadly in the case of O’Reilly it does define him. For a so-called “journalist” to claim in reference to criticism of the war, “it is a vitally important time in American history and we should be very careful what we say” is beyond words. It is the exact opposite of everything that this country was founded on and in the case of O’Reilly the exact opposite of everything journalism stands for.

Mr. O’Reilly, I’ve meet many journalist and gotten to know a few over the years. Whether they write political, entertainment, sports, columns, news or humor they all share one trait. They question. You, Mr. O’Reilly are no journalist. You are a traveling two dime huckster in an expensive three piece suit. Stop insulting my chosen profession!

Click the image to see the video

You can also read the transcript here Note: The transcript is pre-faced by someone with a bias.

The last time O'Reilly appeared on “The Late Show” he had some nice things to say:
"Mr. Letterman is a smart guy who can spot a phony with telescopic accuracy and expects his guests to bring something to the table. If a guest begins to sink on this show, the bottom is a long way down."

--O'Reilly, February 27, 2001

I wonder if his tune has changed?

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