The hunter becomes the game

From The Uptake, via Huffpo:

At the National Conference for Media Reform 2008, a producer for FOX’s The O’Reilly Factor, Porter Barry, ambushes PBS’s Bill Moyers and peppers him with questions regarding his political affiliations and his “refusal” to appear on O’Reilly’s show. Moyers disputes FOX’s “facts” for the record and asks to interview someone at The O’Reilly Factor about Rupert Murdoch and the show’s coverage during the run-up to the invasion of Iraq. The journalist crowd then reacts, chasing down Barry and intentionally giving him a dose of FOX-style bullying reportage.

Okay, the upfront outrageousness is the idea that O’Reilly and his “producers” can even imagine that they themselves, and what they create, are in the same sphere as Bill Moyers and his body of work. Of course, no one knows if they really think that though, so we are left instead with the facts as captured on video:

1) O’Reilly’s “producer” staging a “gotcha” ambush on Moyers at what they refer to as a “leftist” media event.

2) Their complete lack of contingency planning for the fact that Moyers’ journalism-fu is indeed strong; further, deliciously, that Faux News producers have no defenses upon finding themselves on the receiving end after Moyers turns their attack around.

“I’m sorry I touched your jacket…” Hee!

One Response

  1. It made me coin the word “pwnography”.

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