Monday, September 25, 2006

Bill O'Reilly's Hulk Smash

Here are the people Bill O'Reilly rants against in his book Culture Warrior.

Air America host Al Franken
Michael Savage
The New York Times
Air America Radio
Boston Globe
Washington Post
Baltimore Sun
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Miami Herald
New Orleans Times-Picayune
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Kansas City Star
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Houston Chronicle
Denver Post
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
The Oregonian
San Francisco Chronicle
Sacramento Bee
Los Angeles Times
St. Petersburg Times
New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd
New York Times columnist Paul Krugman
New York Times columnist Bob Herbert
New York Times columnist Frank Rich
Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA)
Roger Baldwin, founder of the ACLU
Anthony Romero, executive director of the ACLU
University of California-Berkeley professor George Lakoff
Atlanta Journal-Constitution columnist Harris Green
Howard Dean
Progressive financier George Soros
Progressive financier Peter Lewis
Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz
New York Daily News entertainment columnist Jack Matthews
Dallas Morning News columnist Macarena Hernandez
Denver Post columnist Cindy Rodriguez
Dan Rather
Tom Brokaw
Ted Koppel
ABC News producer Rick Kaplan
Walter Cronkite
Bill Moyers
Canadian Broadcasting Corp.
British Broadcasting Co.
Newsweek senior editor and columnist Jonathan Alter
Ann Coulter
New York Times Magazine columnist Randy Cohen
New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger III
New York Times executive editor Bill Keller
Sam Donaldson
Jon Stewart
New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof
New York Times assistant editor Adam Cohen
Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Jeff Gelles
Philadelphia Inquirer editorial board
Associated Press television writer Frazier Moore
Atlanta Journal-Constitution editorial page editor Cynthia Tucker
Washington Post columnist Harold Meyerson
Ted Turner
National Public Radio host Terry Gross
Jane Fonda
Jeremy Glick, author and son of 9-11 victim Barry Glick
Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan
Filmmaker Michael Moore
Barbra Streisand
Washington State Supreme Court
Associated Press
Ninth Circuit Judge Stephen Reinhardt
The "majority" of the Vermont press
Susan Sarandon
George Clooney
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (CA)
Alec Baldwin
Newsday columnist Jimmy Breslin
David Letterman

Michael Berube's version of the list is less accurate and more entertaining. I always knew Bullwinkle Moose couldn't be trusted.

For those you who don't think O'Reilly doesn't make enemy lists - you really need to pay more attention. O'Reilly has his Hall of Shame on his website.

The St. Petersburg Times


The New Yorker Magazine


US News & World Report

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Syracuse Post-Standard

O'Reilly has had long run-ins with the St. Petersburg Times. Times columnist Eric Deggans considered this an honor.

I once wrote -- in what must surely have been an unconscious appropriation of someone else's great thoughts -- that you judge a journalist by the enemies they make. Using that yardstick, the St. Petersburg Times joined the big leagues following Fox News Channel gasbag Bill O'Reilly's decision to place us in second place on his Nixonian media enemies list.

O'Reilly called the St. Petersburg Times "perhaps the worst newspaper in the country." That's an odd statement against a newspaper that has won it's fair share of Pultizer Prizes. This is also a bold statement from a man who hosted Inside Edition and unsuccessfuly hit on Jenna Jameson. Perhaps O'Reilly can explain the jounalistic ethics behind asking a panelist for free porn tapes and other unsaid goodies.


At September 26, 2006 9:37 PM , Blogger Bitty said...

That's one impressive list of enemies.

Guess he left Peter Jennings off 'cause he's dead and all. Or else I missed it.


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