Monday night on Fox News, Bill O’Reilly reflected on his time at this past weekend’s White House Correspondents Dinner, and the jokes made at his expense. But he also contended that the mainstream press, excluding Fox News, his “given up any skepticism” about President Obama‘s policies and invited contributor Juan Williams to weigh in on that assessment.
Williams agreed that the press can be “fawning at times,” but also pointed out that many in the media can be very skeptical of the president, such as when they questioned the authenticity of his skeet-shooting photo and the recent flak he’s received from The New York Times‘ Maureen Dowd. Williams also noted that the press is quick to cover any conspiracy theory coming from the right for the sake of balance.
O’Reilly and Williams could both agree that Fox News got more attention than ever before at the annual dinner in Washington, which O’Reilly attributed to the fact that the network “stands alone” in “bringing skepticism to the president.” Taking a shot at his cable competitors O’Reilly said for them “it’s got to be critical mass–it’s got to be all over the place for those people to weigh in at all.”
“Clearly Fox is where you can see legitimate journalism taking place,” Williams said, “in terms of adversarial posture towards those in power.”
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