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Posts Tagged ‘Roger Ebert’

Cable News Goes Clinton Crazy

On CNN’s “Reliable Sources” this morning, Howard Kurtz was joined by Erin McPike, Roger Simon and Matt Lewis to talk about cable news’ favorite politician: Hillary Clinton. It may only be 2013, but in the politics-obsessed world of TV journalism, 2016 is already top of mind.

Related: “Reliable” also dedicated a segment to the life of Roger Ebert. Check it out below.
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Two Thumbs Down: Roger Ebert Rips O’Reilly

oreilly_4-8b.jpgebert_4-8.jpgChicago Sun-Times film critic Roger Ebert turned away from the screen to focus on TV’s Bill O’Reilly, writing a scathing open letter to the Fox News host on his Website.

Ebert was responding to O’Reilly’s inclusion of the Sun-Times in his “Hall of Shame” recently. Writes Ebert: “To be in an O’Reilly Hall of Fame would be a cruel blow to any newspaper.”

Ebert also addressed O’Reilly’s syndicated column, which the Sun-Times recently dropped. “That newspapers continue to run your column is a mystery to me, since it is composed of knee-jerk frothings and ravings,” he writes. Ebert’s choice for a conservative columnist? FNC contributor Charles Krauthammer.

Before closing with a “famous story” that probably can’t be repeated here, Ebert writes about O’Reilly’s recent interview with Liz Smith: “Bill, I am concerned that you have been losing touch with reality recently. Did you really say you are more powerful than any politician?”