I said last week that Bernard Goldberg wasn't going to be happy after Jon Stewart ended his segment Fox News Pundits Don't Agree With Demonizing an Entire Group Unless it's the Liberals by telling Bernard Goldberg to go f**k himself. Well, here you go folks. Goldberg admits he was wrong and then attacks both Jon Stewart and his "incredibly unsophisticated audience", says Stewart needs to be going after black columnists "by name" who dare to write about racism, Bill Maher for his criticism of religious people and here's what he says about Frank Rich.
Goldberg: Because even though you criticize liberals as well as conservatives, congratulations on that, when you have Frank Rich on his show who generalizes all the time about conservatives and Republicans being bigots, you didn't ask him a single tough question. You gave him a lap dance. You practically had your tongue down his throat.
Nice...lol. Bernie's probably just going to get himself another go f**k yourself for this number from Stewart.
O'Reilly: So does Stewart have a point here? Are we being hypocritical by generalizing about some people?
Goldberg: I'll just speak about me. He does. I am pleading guilty and that's a sincere plea of guilty. I said that liberals think people who live in the middle of the country are a bunch of jerks and obviously all liberals don't think that. But I'll tell you what, an awful lot of liberal elites think that. I worked with these liberal elites for 28 years at CBS News and they were always throwing around the term "white trash, by which they meant poor southerners who didn't go to Harvard.
I'm not sure why that makes them trash. As far as the middle of the country is concerned, you know, this was fly-over country where people flew the flag on the Fourth of July and went bowling and ate at Red Lobster. You know, they're a bunch of hicks. But even all liberal elites don't think that, so I am saying I was wrong, Jon Stewart is right.
But let me speak directly to Jon Stewart for just a few seconds and I know he watches. He's a big fan of the show and Jon if you have an ounce of introspection, you may want to take this seriously, if you just want to be a funny man who talks to an audience that will laugh at anything you say, that's okay with me. No problem.
But if clearly you want to be a social commentator, more than just a comedian and if you want to be a good one you'd better find some guts. Because even though you criticize liberals as well as conservatives, congratulations on that, when you have Frank Rich on his show who generalizes all the time about conservatives and Republicans being bigots, you didn't ask him a single tough question. You gave him a lap dance. You practically had your tongue down his throat.
And how about those black columnists who played the race card and generalized about tea party people being racists? Why don't you go after them by name and do it with the same passion and gusto that you use when you're going after Fox people?
And how about Bill Maher. Bill Maher generalizes about people who go to church being a bunch of dopes. Is there some rule that says a comic can't go after another comic. Here's my final word Jon.
You can do whatever you want but if you don't do that, guess what? You're not as edgy as you think you are. You're just a safe Jay Leno with a much smaller audience, but you get to say the f-bomb, which gives your incredibly unsophisticated audience the illusion...
O'Reilly: You're generalizing?
Goldberg: ...the illusion that you're courageous and that you're a renegade but it's only an illusion.
Here's the segment that Goldberg was responding to in its entirety. The second half if the good part.
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