I’M WATCHING DAVE KOPEL ON BILL O’REILLY, and O’Reilly has been reduced to yelling “shut up!” at Kopel.
Watching O’Reilly try to paint Kopel as a big lefty “secular progressive” just demonstrated that O’Reilly has no idea what he’s talking about. I’m not a big O’Reilly fan — the one time I was on his show he would hardly let me get a word in edgewise, and he’s obviously frustrated that he couldn’t do that with Kopel. O’Reilly was just wrong about this story and he’s not willing to back down and admit it, substituting bluster for actual evidence. Not very impressive, but O’Reilly made the mistake of booking a guest he couldn’t bully on an issue where O’Reilly was just wrong.
UPDATE: More from Clayton Cramer.