In his books, conservative author Bernard Goldberg rails against left-wing bias in U.S. media. But, as evidenced by a recent appearance on Fox News, he’s still got an eye for overt right-wing slant.
Speaking to Fox editorialist Bill O’Reilly on Tuesday night, Goldberg slammed the network’s “cheerleading” of tea party protests and expressed opposition to those who pretend to be journalists while twisting facts to promote their opinions.
“There are some programs on Fox that are not only not ‘Fair and Balanced’ — they’re commentary shows, they don’t have to be — but they brag about how ‘Fair and Balanced’ they are,” Goldberg said. “They don’t cover rallies and tea parties, they cheerlead for rallies and tea parties. And as a journalist, I am totally against that.”
O’Reilly responded by equating pervasive Fox News bias with newspapers’ editorial pages, usually a properly labeled, set-aside portion of the paper devoted exclusively to opinion.
“What’s the difference?” he demanded of his guest. “Come on, it’s a big question, Bernie! What’s the difference?”
“Don’t pretend that you’re objective — and I don’t mean you, I mean others on this network,” Goldberg replied. “Don’t go on the air and say these tea parties are a cross section of America. They are not a cross section … Don’t pretend to be a journalist if you’re not a journalist.”
While O’Reilly seemed indignant at Goldberg’s criticism of his host network’s practices, he concluded at the end of the segment, “That’s legitimate and should be criticized.”
This video is from Fox News’ O’Reilly Factor, broadcast Sept. 29, 2009.
Trump lashes out at Pelosi for going to Jordan to fix his Syria flub
President Donald Trump tweeted his anger about Speaker Nancey Pelosi (D-CA) taking a delegation of leaders to Jordan to meet with those working on Syria.
"Pelosi is now leading a delegation of 9, including Corrupt Adam Schiff, to Jordan to check out Syria. She should find out why Obama drew The Red Line In the Sand, & then did NOTHING, losing Syria & all respect. I did something, 58 missiles. One million died under Obama’s mistake!" Trump tweeted Sunday.
Vice President Mike Pence went to Turkey last week to attempt to negotiate a ceasefire, but what he ended up with was 120-hour freeze on bombing Kurds.
WATCH: Mike Pompeo goes dead silent when ABC corners him on Ukraine
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo appeared on "This Week" Sunday where he was faced with a question about chief of staff Mick Mulvaney's press conference Thursday.
During the press briefing, Mulvaney, who also serves as director of the Office of Management and Budget, confessed that Trump told him Ukraine corruption issues also had to do with the DNC server.
“That he also mentioned to me that the corruption related to the DNC server, absolutely,” said Mulvaney. “No question about it. That’s it and that’s why we held up the money.”
Pompeo said he wasn't going to answer any questions about hypotheticals, which he said host George Stephanopoulos was asking.
Hillary Clinton posts fake letter from JFK to mock Trump’s absurd one to Turkey
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has taken up a new hobby of trolling President Donald Trump on Twitter.
The grandmother of three excelled in her sarcasm and stepped up her shade Sunday afternoon by releasing a fake letter from Former President John F. Kennedy to former Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev.
Read the fake letter and see the tweet below:
Dear Premier Khrushchev,
Don't be a d*ck, ok? Get your missiles out of Cuba. Everybody will say 'Yay! Khrushchev! You're the best!' But if you don't everybody will be like 'what an assh*le' and call your garbage country 'The Soviet Bunion.'