MEDIA
05/21/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Bill Moyers On Olbermann: "I Was Greatly Encouraged...That People Saw Through [Hillary's] Flimsy Rationale For The Gas Tax"

Bill Moyers appeared on Monday night's "Countdown" with Keith Olbermann and discussed the state of the media as well as Jeremiah Wright (and the intersection of the two). Moyers decried the way the media oversimplifies stories, saying, "you won't be heard unless you learn to speak in the way of bumper stickers." But he was relieved, and encouraged, that voters saw through Hillary Clinton's oversimplified and "flimsy rationale" for the gas tax, saying, "I was greatly encouraged by the fact that people saw through that flimsy rationale for the gas tax."

Regarding Reverend Wright, Moyers — who scored a calm and substantive interview with the pastor just days before his controversial appearance at the National Press Club — said, "Never have I seen a pastor and a parishioner come to such grief in public and the parishioner have to break with his pastor."