Bill O’Reilly’s plan to “punish” San Francisco by sending producer Jesse Watters to embarrass them at a city supervisor’s meeting, backfired last night when colleague Bernard Goldberg smacked down the effort as embarrassing, crossing a line and all around inappropriate.
O’Reilly loved Watters’ disrespectful behavior so much, he put it in his Talking Points commentary rather than wait for the Watters World segment that comes later in The O’Reilly Factor show.
But Goldberg threw some mighty cold water on the effort. He said O’Reilly “went too far” by sending Watters to make “a sanctimonious speech about the evils of sanctuary cities.” It “crosses a line,” Goldberg said. “I was embarrassed watching it.”
“It’s one thing to stick a microphone in their face and ask those tough questions. It’s another to stand as a representative of Fox News at the podium at a public hearing and make a speech,” Goldberg admonished.
Watch Watters and O’Reilly get a very public comeuppance below, from the July 9 The O’Reilly Factor. The July 8 Talking Points is underneath.
Oh, right- Abbott’s governor, and Rick of the hipster glasses is planning a 2016 WH run. Texas is off-limits.
I wish Watters had nothing to say.
Hey Bernie, are you just realizing that this is what Fox does?
It’s called Advocacy Journalism.
It’s okay, you can say it. Your audience has no idea what it means …