We do not watch Fox News but happened to be flipping past the channel last night and noticed Phil Donahue going head-to-head with Bill O’Reilly. It was a pleasure to see someone sparring with O’Reilly and not backing down:
Donohue: Cindy Sheehan is one tough mother and nothing you say or anyone else is going to slow her down.
Bill: That’s fine, she’s has a right-
Phil:….You can’t hurt her, she’s already taken the biggest punch in the nose that a woman can take.
Bill, in his infinite wisdom asks: How? Phil: She’s lost a son- Bill: Oh, OK…
Phil asks O’Reilly if his children would fight in the war and the meltdown ensues. Bill tells him that his nephew just joined (that’s not his kids) and blows his top. O’Reilly threatens to boot Donohue off the set for saying absolutely nothing. The bloviator really lost it, playing the ” you’re denigrating him” card. If C&L was like certain right wing sites, I’m sure we would fact check Billy’s nephew.
Bill, what did Phil say to denigrate him? Nothing. Donohue brought up Jeremy Glick.
Phil: I’m not Jeremy Glick, Billy…You can’t intimidate me…
Crooks & Liars has the video.