Is Bill O'Reilly's demise just around the corner? Is the man finally losing it?
Readers of PR Junkie will remember the video clip we aired recently showing a crazed O'Reilly verbally beating up his camera crew because the teleprompter wasn't exactly how he wanted it.
Now comes this video showing an O'Reilly producer confronting liberal journalist and commentator Bill Moyers at a media event. I think you'll agree that Moyers left un-bloodied while O'Reilly's reputation suffered yet another blow.
Here's the set up:
Bill Moyers invited O'Reilly on his show for 60 minutes of unedited conversation. O'Reilly countered with an offer to Moyers, who was justifiably concerned. After all, most O'Reilly "interviews" consist of the Fox News commentator bludgeoning his liberal guests.
In an attempt to ambush Moyers on camera, O'Reilly dispatched a producer to confront the newsman at the National Conference for Media Reform. The tactic backfired when Moyers refused to run and hide, taking the producer on in front of a gawking crowd of bystanders.
But what happened next was even sweeter. The producer got a taste of his own medicine. His interview done, he tried to leave the conference center but was blocked at every turn by a reporter and a camera crew who ambushed him, demanding to know whether O'Reilly considered the Moyer's confrontation "real journalism."
The whole thing is on---where else?---YouTube.
Take a look at this video from The Uptake, a citizens journalism site with the wonderful subtitle, "Will journalism be done by you or to you?"
And make sure you watch this video to the brutal end......