Friday, March 13, 2009
What We Need is a Shamodex
OK: It's been a busy week, but now it's time to do some catching up on the blog. I was also catching up with some backed-up Media Matters posts recently and saw that good old still-not-out-of-the-rolodex Bernard Goldberg—who is apparently having a second life as Bill O'Reilly's new BFF—revived another long-debunked old smear back in February:
Amid attacks against Media Matters for America -- for highlighting Factor host Bill O'Reilly's comparison of Hearst Newspapers columnist Helen Thomas to "the Wicked Witch of the East" -- Goldberg claimed that "left-wingers ... didn't say a word when their fellow left-wingers ... threw Oreo cookies at Michael Steele, because he had the nerve to be a conservative black man."Except, you know, eyewitnesses to the incident deny seeing any rain of Oreos, etc. And this has all been known for some time. And self-professed media critic Bernard Goldberg has to be aware of this. And yet he goes on Bill O'Reilly's show and repeats the same old story. There's a word for people like that.
And there's a substance and/or product that such a person himself deserves to be pelted with when he ventures out in public, but I'm having a hard time choosing the most appropriate one from the ontologically cornucopious variety of candidates. Help me out here.