Thursday, April 07, 2005

Fox News Best Of The Worst!

It's a sad statement on the state of American journalism when a FAKE news show is recognized for excellence in election coverage.

Congratulations John Stewart and Co.!

Boooo! to the rest of the mainstream press!

So now The Daily Show has two Peabody awards, just like Bill O'Reilly. Oh, wait a minute...

(The whole clip is pretty good. But if you just want to watch Bill O'Reilly get skewered, here're the instructions:

The link should bring up Real Player.

The total clip is an hour and a half, but to get to the stuff I'm referncing, Skip about 41 minutes ahead. Al Franken recalls how Bill O'Reilly claimed to have one a Peabody award while working for Inside Edition, a claim that turned out to be false. Bill O'Reilly is on the panel while Al Franken recalls the story, and he is visibly outraged by what he's hearing.

Franken tells the story well, taking about 5 minutes. He then continues on a somewhat different track for a couple of minutes, and then gives up the podium.

O'Reilly responds by yelling "Shut up! You took 35 minutes you had your chance. Shut up!")