Bill O'Reilly is famous for lashing out at people who will not go on his show. He sends reporters to hound them like he did with Bill Moyers last week because he was simply afraid. A lot of that I think is from the Imus incident. At the end of Bill Moyers: "Buying the War," he asked all the warmongers to come on and explain themselves. Shame on them all..
BILL MOYERS: We wanted to talk to some others in the media about their role in the run up to warÂ….Judith Miller, who left the TIMES after becoming embroiled in a White House leak scandal declined our requestÂ…on legal grounds. The TIMES' liberal hawk Thomas Friedman also said no. So did Bill Safire, who had predicted Iraq would now be leading the Arab world to democracy. President Bush recently awarded him the Medal of Freedom.
THE WASHINGTON POST's Charles Krauthammer also turned us down…so did Roger Ailes the man in charge of FOX NEWS.. He declined because, an assistant told us, he's writing a book on how Fox has changed the face of American broadcasting and doesn't want to scoop himself.
William Kristol led the march to Bagdad behind a battery of Washington microphones. He has not responded to any of our requests for an interviewÂ…but he still shows up on tv as an expert, most often on FOX NEWS.
He gave them a chance to defend their positions. They declined because you can't defend the indefensible.