The GOP Will Regret Overreaching on Bergdahl
June 05, 2014
It's unseemly. It's hypocritical. And it's going to backfire.
Bill O'Reilly Was a Surprisingly Handsome Young Man
July 25, 2013
The Fox News host in 1971.
Fred Barnes: Fine, We’re The Party Of Whitey
November 16, 2012
Fred Barnes tells the GOP not to be ashamed of its whiteness.
Fox News Resorts to Race-Baiting, and White Boards, on Election Night
November 06, 2012
Fox's Bill O'Reilly's bemoans the fall of "traditional America," and all those voters who dare to "want stuff."
How Conservative Humor Works
May 05, 2011
[Guest post by Isaac Chotiner] In his item below, Jon speculates on why liberals dominate political satire. It's a good question, but it should not obscure the fact that conservatives have their own brand of humor. Take Dennis Miller, who regularly appears on Fox News, and who last night made an appearance on Fox's biggest show, The O'Reilly Factor, to reflect on the death of Osama Bin Laden. O'REILLY: And I did recommend you as a new ambassador for Pakistan. I think that we need to send you there. And you need to be in charge and wise these people up.
Bill O'Reilly and Karl Rove Fail Basic Math
February 16, 2011
[Guest Post by Isaac Chotiner] Earlier this week, Jon wrote an item about this PPP poll of likely Republican primary voters. The survey found that 51% of respondents did not think President Obama was born in the United States, and another 21% were not sure. On his show this evening, Bill O'Reilly expressed his outrage at the pollsters: not only is PPP a Democratic firm, he said, but the survey wasn't large enough to be accurate. His interview guest, who was in full agreement with that analysis, was Karl Rove.
The Tiny Cable News Universe
November 15, 2010
[Guest post by James Downie] Thanks to the midterms, the Stewart-Colbert rally, and Keith Olbermann's suspension, the opinion pages have been filled with columns decrying the partisanship of today's media, and damning both sides of the aisle for relying on partisan sources.
No, Both Sides Don't Pull Breitbarts
July 23, 2010
Greg Sargent makes a smart observation about Andrew Breitbart and his place in the media universe: The conventions of media neutrality apparently require us to keep saying that "both sides do it." But let's drill down on what "it" really is.
July 07, 2010
--Is there really a public consensus on torture? --Taxes are going up, whether you like it or not. --Politicians are becoming wary of new media. --For Bill O'Reilly, caring for the constitution doesn't matter...until it does.
Palin Quote of the Day
November 21, 2009
From her interview with Bill O'Reilly: O'REILLY: Do you believe that you are smart enough, incisive enough, intellectual enough to handle the most powerful job in the world? PALIN: I believe that I am because I have common sense and I have -- I believe the values that are reflective of so many other American values.