(A Brilliant at Breakfast exclusive.)
A few days ago, the notorious Bernie Goldberg, author of a certain book that labeled in McCarthyite fashion America's top 100 public enemies, went off the rails
on The O'Reilly Factor. The author of Regnery's A Slobbering Love Affair
, subtitled "The True (And Pathetic) Story of the Torrid Romance Between Barack Obama and the Mainstream Media", started out docilely enough, rolling over and getting his pasty belly rubbed when Bill O began whining about how the Big, Bad lib'ral MSM is beating up on Fox.
Eventually, Goldberg slipped his leash and began joining in in the chewing. While not having the guts to name names (although we all know the usual suspects), Goldberg then took some Fox talking heads to task for presenting themselves as journalists when they're plainly not and for stating as facts things that are not factual.
It wasn't much but considering the ironclad discipline for which Fox and the GOP are infamous, this chink in the armor is significant. Sure, Bernie could've gone all out and completely laid out Fox like Alan Grayson on a 'roid rage but the very fact that he called them out for their lies is huge.
Bill O obviously was getting uncomfortable with the dissidence from one of his own shock troops and he lamely tried to compare the racist tea parties with Earth Day. Of course, you won't see Keith Olbermann beating the drums and mobilizing the masses, with one of his producers goosing the crowd and standing passively by while Earth Day hippies advocate killing the president.
Beyond that, same thing, really.
But with Goldberg's temporary defection and Alan Grayson's warpath, we're seeing signs that people on both sides of the ideological Great Divide are getting heartily sick and tired of the spin, lies and outright racism that's propagated on shows like the O'Reilly Factor.