"I like O'Reilly; I like his show and am flattered that he wants me to be a regular contributor to his show. It's not far from my satellite studio where I do the webcast. On Mondays I go in, do about seven or eight minutes of complaining about something and go home."
Political junkies among us can allow ourselves a brief moment to gloat at the court jesters whose contempt for our collective intelligence as the presidential campaign came to an end last night and who broke new ground in the realm of Chutzpah even as the votes were being counted.
For four years, Fox has caricatured President Obama as a a teleprompted, golf-loving, incompetent alien with no record or integrity... so how will they explain Obama's victory to incredulous viewers?
Isn't there a moral obligation at a company like Fox News to use its primetime hours to cover a massive, tragic, still-breaking news story?
No, it's not another petition. The time for that is long past. As someone who takes a weekly pulse on climate change, I hear Voltaire's words of 1769,...
Fox executives think stripping workers of their livelihoods is a creative and entertaining idea. In reality it is another sign that workers need their voices heard in the struggle to maintain their dignity.
The twin phenomena of sound bites and ideological commentary have become so common, and play so well, that the purpose of news itself seems to have morphed from keeping the public informed to shaping public opinion.
For a people who were barely recognized as full citizens with equal rights under the laws of the country they helped to build, it is a victory, whether you are Obama supporter Reverend Al Sharpton or Romney advocate Herman Cain, that a black man now assumes the highest office in the land
Are Stewart and O'Reilly trying to upstage the candidates by actually putting on a good show where issues are actually discussed with some depth? Or is this just more of the ratings race to attract viewers? Can it be both of these at the same time?
You're going to hear a lot of talk from President Obama's supporters today about why Romney's vastly superior performance didn't matter. Don't believe it. In fact, the first debate is going to matter a great deal in the days ahead.
This presidential election is turning out to be a very unique one -- it's extremely boring. So far, it's as exciting as watching a curling event.
When conservative commentators and Republican politicians tell you they are under-represented in the media, that their views don't reach Americans in the way that liberal ideas do, that they are NOT the mainstream media, they are lying. Conservative media IS mainstream.
Republican fact-checkers say that The Washington Post Fact Checker is wrong and that the plant did close in 2009 under President Obama's watch. What would an impartial view of the speech have thought? What did you think? Now, just for a second, put your politics aside.
Islamophobia in America is not innate. Rather it's the fruit of a decade long hysteria against Muslims generated by a largely Republican machine comprised of Republican pundits, conservative funders, media conglomerates and fiery politicians.
In the spirit of being "fair and balanced," and with thanks to Media Matters for America, which regularly monitors The O'Reilly Factor, here are examples of O'Reilly's lies, distortions and right-wing buffoonery over the past eight years.
Was it worth it for me to spend five minutes on the O'Reilly Factor, taking Bill's abuse, and having to read the outpouring of hate email from the kind of deranged people who represent the small right-wing fringe of American politics?