Posts Tagged ‘Bernard Goldberg’

Ann Coulter: Bill O’Reilly Overbearing, Chauvinistic, Humorless

January 8, 2009

Conservative columnist and best-selling author Ann Coulter gave Bill O’Reilly no quarter last night on his show, the O’Reilly Factor, as she promoted her book, Guilty: Liberal “Victims” and Their Assault on America. After her contentious interview earlier in the day with Matt Lauer on the Today show (which had been “rescheduled” after Matt Drudge indicated that Coulter had been cancelled and had been “banned for life”*), she was in no mood to be lectured by O’Reilly. After asking her if she were an intentional bomb thrower and saying that she was sometimes shrill, Coulter countered, “You are…overbearing, chauvinistic, humorless.” O’Reilly drily replied, “I agree with all of those things.”

At the end of the interview, O’Reilly riled Coulter further when he said, “Bernie Goldberg has some advice for you.” Coulter laughed and sniped, “My general policy is to take advice from people who sell more books than I do not fewer books than I do.” O’Reilly cockily riposted, “Then you would take advice from me then?”  Coulter quickly answered, “No, no. I said more books.” O’Reilly declared, “Yeah, I sell more books than you.” Uncowed, Coulter responded, “No, you don’t.” Then in almost a school playground exchange, O’Reilly said, “Yes, I do” and Coulter retorted, “No, you don’t.”

As O’Reilly concluded the segment, he said that he liked her book but that he thought that she had made it provocative on purpose to sell books. When he closed the show, he remarked, “No mail this evening because we gave Ann Coulter a little extra time. Do you think that she appreciates that?”

Reciprocal respect, maybe: mutual fondness, perhaps, not.



Obama: Interview Nazi?

October 27, 2008

Did Steve Doocy, Fox & Friends co-host, call Barack Obama and his campaign interview Nazis? In a “FL Anchor Grills Biden” segment with Bias author Bernard Goldberg about Channel 9 Orlando’s Barbara West’s tough interview of Dem veep nominee Senator Joe Biden, Doocy asked Goldberg, “After Barbara West…asked that really hard series of questions, the Obama camp [said]…no more interviews for you, no more soup for you, what do you think about this?”* The question seems like an obvious reference to the soup Nazi Seinfeld episode.

Over the line or right on target?

* F&F 7:10 a.m. ET

Gretch’s Roberts Redux?

October 4, 2008

Yesterday Gretchen Carlson seemed to give the viewer her Fox & Friends’ version of John Roberts’ American Morning moment. On September 5, 2008, when discussing Barack Obama’s concern about being “swift-boated,” Roberts asked, “Do we risk, or does the Democratic Party here risk, Barack Obama becoming John Kerry II?” Yesterday, approximately a month later, in a segment on the Sarah Palin/Joe Biden debate with Bias author Bernard Golderg, F&F co-host Gretchen complained to Goldberg about a national newspapers’ headline that read “Biden Wins” when a mere 51% in the cited poll agreed. She asked, “Is that what we’re still up against?”

Did Gretchen inadvertently signal Fox & Friends’ presidential preference? To be fair, did Roberts’ slip manifest American Morning’s predilection? They report: You decide.

F&F’s Faux Pas Misstep

September 24, 2008

Ironically, Fox & Friends tripped this morning while pointing out Dem veep nominee Joe Biden’s false steps. In an interview with Bernard Goldberg, FNC media analyst and Bias author, and in a later segment entitled the Pundit Pit, F&F ran the subtitle, “Gaffe-Master: Biden’s Faux Paux’s [sic].” Since “faux pas” is the proper plural of “faux pas,” F&F made a humorous misstep as they threw their stone.

Cf. for a similar HuffPo gaffe.