TVSpy LostRemote AgencySpy PRNewser FishbowlNY FishbowlDC SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

Posts Tagged ‘Joan Walsh’

Shirley Sherrod, African American Anchors on ‘Reliable Sources’

Reliable072310.jpg Tomorrow, CNN’s “Reliable Sources” will examine the Shirley Sherrod case. American University’s Jane Hall, Salon.com’s Joan Walsh and PoliticsDaily.com’s Matt Lewis will discuss whether some media organizations jumped to conclusions over the Sherrod video.

Also, St. Petersburg Times media critic Eric Deggans, radio host Amy Holmes and former ABC News anchor Carole Simpson will discuss the topic “Are There Enough African Americans Headlining Network News?” with host Howard Kurtz.

“Reliable Sources” airs Sunday at 11 a.m. ET.

Mediabistro Course

Get $25 OFF Podcasting

PodcastingStarting July 31, learn how to develop and create your own podcast in just a a matter of weeks! In this course you'll learn how to determine the goals of your podcast, pinpoint your concept, contact and book guests, distribute and market your podcast and more. Get $25 OFF with code CLASS25. Register now! 
 

Walsh on O’Reilly Appearance: “It Was a Kaleidoscopic Nightmare”

walsh_6-12b.jpgJoan Walsh and Bill O’Reilly went at it last night on The O’Reilly Factor, and Walsh wrote about the experience before it aired on Salon.com.

When she accepted the offer, “many people I respect told me not to appear,” but she decided to do it — and prepared heavily: “My daughter coached me; so did my litigator ex-husband, so did my friend and Salon co-conspirator Kerry Lauerman. It takes a village to debate Bill O’Reilly!”

So how did it go? “There were a couple of ‘I know you are but what am I?’ moments that I’m not totally proud of. It was a kaleidoscopic nightmare, a TV acid trip,” she wrote.

But after it aired, she added an update. “I’m going to give ‘The O’Reilly Factor’ credit here: The show was pretty much how it went. Exactly how it went, as I can recall,” she wrote.

Click continued to see both segments…

Read more

It’s On: Bill O’Reilly Books Joan Walsh After Her Harsh Criticism of Him

oreilly_6-12.jpgwalsh_6-12.jpgTonight on The O’Reilly Factor, Bill O’Reilly will interview Salon.com editor, and frequent MSNBC guest, Joan Walsh. Here’s the backstory:

On Wednesday’s Hardball with Chris Matthews, Walsh was critical of O’Reilly and seemed to connect him to the murder of Dr. George Tiller. “When Bill O’Reilly goes on TV every night and calls Dr. Tiller a baby killer and a Nazi and a Mengele, and shows where he works, why do we put up with that?” she asked. “Why is that entertainment in our culture? It’s demonizing a private citizen for doing a lawful job? Why are people doing that? Why is that acceptable?” (She expanded on this in a blog post.)

Last night O’Reilly called Walsh “one of the most extreme” critics of him for “telling the truth about Dr. Tiller.”

He also invited Walsh on the FNC show — and she accepted. On Twitter, she asked for advice. “I plan on being calm, smart, kind and well-prepared,” said Walsh.

• O’Reilly also mentioned the museum shooting several times last night (it was not brought up on Hannity or On The Record), in one instance saying, “By the way, for you far left loons out there, here’s something very interesting. You know the guy who murdered the security guard at the Holocaust Museum, has me listed on his Website as a bad guy.”

> Update: The interview is taped, and Walsh tells us on Twitter: “He told me ‘you have blood on your hands.’”

Click continued to see the O’Reilly segment discussing Walsh and more last night…

Read more

Bringing the Talking Points Story Full Circle

hardball_7-29.JPGThe logical next stop in the Scott McClellan-talking points story that has developed further today is the place it all started — MSNBC’s Hardball.

Today Mike Barnicle, filling in for Chris Matthews, and his guests, Pat Buchanan and Joan Walsh, all agreed Bill O’Reilly was not getting talking points from the Bush White House, as McClellan had at first indicated on Friday.

“I agree with Bill O’Reilly here, I don’t think he’d take talking points from anyone,” said Barnicle. “He’s not taking talking points from…he’s not taking them from Roger Ailes, he’s not taking them from anyone.”

“I think the guy wouldn’t have the ratings he does, have the audience he does, if he’s spouting the party line,” said Buchanan.

Even the guest representing the left, Walsh, agreed. While joking, “This story for liberals was too good not to be true,” she said, “Its rare that I would ever come to Bill O’Reilly’s defense. But I don’t see any evidence at this point that they were officially disseminating points one through nine and they were then being parroted on Fox News.”

Will this be the end? We’ll see if O’Reilly, or Keith Olbermann, or Howard Kurtz, or anyone else involved since Friday have anything else to say….

> More: Click continued to see the Hardball segment…

Read more