Courtesy of Raw Story:
Former ABC News anchor Ted Koppel said on Wednesday that his Fox News counterpart Bill O’Reilly has undermined journalists’ ability to interview Donald Trump.
“I’ve interviewed him a number of times,” O’Reilly said of the Republican front-runner. “Not an easy interview. How would you do it?”
“You and I have talked about this general subject many times over the years. It’s irrelevant how I would do it,” Koppel replied. “You know who made it irrelevant? You did. You have changed the television landscape over the past 20 years — you took it from being objective and dull to subjective and entertaining. And in this current climate, it doesn’t matter what the interviewer asks him; Mr. Trump is gonna say whatever he wants to say, as outrageous as it may be.”
The real estate mogul’s audience, Koppel added, was not even a television audience, but one better suited for Twitter.
“They deal in messages of 140 characters or less, which keeps it nice and simple,” he explained.
Good for Ted Koppel to throw this is O'Reilly's face.
Of course it clearly had no impact because O'Reilly just keeps right on asking hims questions as if he didn't just blame the destruction of the fourth estate on him and others at Fox News.
Actually Fox News is responsible for far more than the end of journalism in this country, they are also responsible for how deeply ideological the country is right now, the rise of the Tea Party, and of course the creation of Donald Trump.
Personally I think that Roger Ailes, Rupert Murdoch, and the talking heads at Fox News are guilty of sedition if not outright treason.
An d I don't really think that is an exaggeration.