Allison Kilkenny: Unreported

Your Daily Dose of Awesome: Moyers Takes on O’Reilly

Posted in Uncategorized by allisonkilkenny on June 8, 2008

Because he’s an asshole and a coward, Bill O’Reilly sent his Scott McClellan-look-alike to ambush the excellent Bill Moyers at the National Conference for Media Reform. As usual, Moyers carries himself with limitless patience and class, whilst raising the level of discourse past the O’Reilly henchman’s intellectual ability, which incidentally leaves him babbling like an idiot before he runs away entirely.

Throughout the awesome confrontation, Moyers refers to the “$20 barrels of oil,” which is a reference to something Rupert Murdoch said during the lead-up to the invasion of Iraq:

“The greatest thing to come out of [invading Iraq] for the world economy … would be $20 a barrel for oil.”
— Rupert Murdoch, chairman of News Corporation (which owns Fox News), February 2003

*Cough.* Well, we know how that turned out, don’t we?

Behind the cut is Bill Moyer’s address at the National Conference for Media Reform, one year ago, when he announced his return to PBS. With his usual skill and wit, Moyers explains why he decided to come out of retirement. Hint: It’s because real journalism is almost dead.

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  1. Anonymous said, on June 8, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    This exchange made my day–thanks for sharing it!


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