Quote of the day

posted at 10:45 pm on August 25, 2007 by Allahpundit

“If someone says he is a believer, why is that not accepted? He (Moyers) has decided he will be the judge and the jury about whether I’m a believer. He attributes this to unknown parties and then defends it in a letter to Chris Wallace, with no personal interface with me at all. How does the San Antonio Express know? They don’t. They don’t know me well. He (Moyers) then relies on a blogger who says ‘I could be wrong here.’ Well, he is wrong.”…

My faith is my business. This is just beyond the pale.”

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Aside from the insult, does anyone of any seriousness care what Bill Moyers thinks?

Attila (Pillage Idiot) on August 25, 2007 at 10:54 PM

PBS should be defunded and the Republicans should have done it when they had the chance. I’m sure one of the networks will pick-up the occasional River Dance special :-) Come to think of it, Bill Moyers would probably show up on NBC or something. Still, PBS needs to go away.

Let’s see if Moyers issues a proper apology Roves way.

Ordinary1 on August 25, 2007 at 11:07 PM

Moyers = male Helen Thomas

Purple Fury on August 25, 2007 at 11:09 PM

Moyers = The AA gun Jane Fonda sat on.

Limerick on August 25, 2007 at 11:22 PM

Shucks! Miss Teen South Carolina had a better quote. And you could have posted another picture.

bnelson44 on August 25, 2007 at 11:49 PM

Well, that was a very interesting read.

Bob's Kid on August 25, 2007 at 11:59 PM

Moyers = male Helen Thomas

Purple Fury on August 25, 2007 at 11:09 PM

Nah…. Helen Thomas = Bill Moyers in drag.

Texas Nick 77 on August 26, 2007 at 12:02 AM

He (Moyers) speaks of hardworking independent people but he protects them with the lie and the trap of liberalism which couldn’t give a damn about any who are not dependent or indolent.

Entrapment comes in many forms, evil and even genuine misguided caring forms, all with the same gray, mediocre result.

There is a very special place in the afterlife for society tweakers like Soros and all of his minions, it will be constructed of everything which is all that they attempt to foist on everyone else but their own hypocritic selves.

We don’t need totalitarian friends.

Speakup on August 26, 2007 at 12:03 AM

What is the diference between a government supported TV and Radio netork and Pravda?

None.

PBS and NPR must go.I’m tired of paying for communist BS propoganda.

AZCON on August 26, 2007 at 12:20 AM

These pretzels are making me thirsty!

TheSitRep on August 26, 2007 at 12:22 AM

Bill “Daisy ad” Moyers is a partisan hack.

I thought for 35 minutes before writing the only thing that would not get me banned.

I may send VOIDed checks monthly to my local PBS station explaining that I started to make a donation, but then this partisan hack intruded on my serene evening of TV watching …

fred5678 on August 26, 2007 at 12:48 AM

….signals to viewers that they can expect to encounter the strongly reasoned viewpoints of Bill Moyers and his guests……

…It is completely appropriate for him to express his informed analysis.”……

Un [bleeping] believable!!

… blithering metro sexual has a name, called Bill Moyers.

Mcguyver on August 26, 2007 at 12:49 AM

I may send VOIDed checks monthly to my local PBS station explaining that I started to make a donation, but then this partisan hack intruded on my serene evening of TV watching …

fred5678 on August 26, 2007 at 12:48 AM

Really you have just hit on a great idea for a grass roots rebellion against PBS!!

Mcguyver on August 26, 2007 at 12:52 AM

I don’t care if NPR and PBS continue to broadcast. I just don’t want it to be on the taxpayer dole.

Let them compete with the rest of the broadcast and cable networks. Maybe Moyers and Soros will pony up some of their personal funds as an investment.

OT – Been on vacation for a couple of weeks. AP, Bryan, Michelle, or whoever is responsible, thanks for the preview button.

BacaDog on August 26, 2007 at 12:59 AM

Bill “Daisy ad” Moyers is a partisan hack.

fred5678 on August 26, 2007 at 12:48 AM

Here’s how much of a partisan hack he really is:

“When President Johnson’s aide Walter Jenkins was arrested for homosexual conduct in a men’s room during the 1964 campaign, Silberman said, LBJ aide Bill Moyers directed Hoover to find similar conduct on Barry Goldwater’s staff.” He’s a hack, folks! He’s not a “journalist” and civil libertarian. He is a Democrat-liberal hack! So he asks Hoover to find “similar conduct” on Barry Goldwater’s Staff. “‘Moyers’ memo to the FBI was in one of the files,’ [Silberman said]. An ‘outraged’ Moyers telephoned Silberman, he said, to assert that the memo was ‘phony,’” and Silberman, who was a gentleman, was, “‘Taken aback…’ [H]e offered an investigation to publicly exonerateMoyers. ‘There was a pause on the line, and then he [Moyers] said, “I was very young. How will I explain this to my children?”‘” He admitted it! He admitted calling J. Edgar Hoover for dirt on somebody in Goldwater’s campaign. “‘Silberman’s account of our conversation is at odds with mine,’ Moyers told [Novak] when I asked for comment.”

TheBigOldDog on August 26, 2007 at 1:07 AM

At least Moyers can always get a job at TNR.

jediwebdude on August 26, 2007 at 1:18 AM

It’s no wonder the American public has a lack of trust in the media when it continues to be represented by elite snobs like Bill Moyers

Nice close.

jaime on August 26, 2007 at 1:52 AM

I can’t believe PBS would survive another minute if put to a popular vote, yet the politicians won’t touch it. This is part of what fuels their elitist arrogance on issues like immigration. They think they can get away with it because they have a pretty good track record.

Nosferightu on August 26, 2007 at 2:22 AM

A question for Bill Moyers:

Is that a voodoo doll in you pocket, or are you jusy happy to have BDS?

It’s as if he expects his venal, partisan preachments to go utterly unchallenged because… well… because… they’re so right.

(I thought he was in a Bush Internment Camp… how did he get out and on tv?)

profitsbeard on August 26, 2007 at 3:23 AM

Bill Moyers = government owned media welfare recipient.

saved on August 26, 2007 at 7:28 AM

Moyers approach is pretty typical. Most true liberals believe that God is dead – or that at best it is utterly beyond man’s capacity to understand who or what God is outside the limited reach of science. They believe that this argument was won and settled in the 20th century and that almost everyone who is educated and intelligent believes this whether they want to admit it or not.

Karl rove is educated and very obviously intelligent. Moyers and other liberals can’t believe anything but that he doesn’t believe in God.

In essence they believe that anyone like Rove is either doing it to self-servingly gain favor with the “Uneducated and Unintelligent” among us, or that they have some deep seated and ultimately flawed emotional need to believe in God (that they are essentially intellectual cowards.)

Well Moyers… you can crap in one hand and wish in another. See how far that gets you.

thareb on August 26, 2007 at 8:08 AM

TheBigOldDog on August 26, 2007 at 1:07 AM

Thanks for that. Scary stuff that goes to the ruthless, Machiavellian heart of Liberalism. Clearly Moyers has not reformed and is still the same person he was as a young Democrat operative, but he can no longer blame his ethical failings on “youth”.

Buy Danish on August 26, 2007 at 9:18 AM

OUCH!

Chris Wallace just ripped Moyers a new clymer.

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GT on August 26, 2007 at 10:00 AM

“As we stated last month in our reply to your (previous) inquiry, ‘the title of the series, Bill Moyers Journal, signals to viewers that they can expect to encounter the strongly reasoned viewpoints of Bill Moyers…”

“Bill Moyer’s Journal” signals no such thing. Look it up, ‘journal’. By traditional usage, journalism is distinguished from editorial commentary. Hence the claim that prevailed in decades past that mainstream media was ‘objective, unbiased journalism’.

Bill Moyers has become vitriolic and extremist in his later years. Representing his commentary as journalism is a prime example of why PBS needs to be liberated from taxpayer funding.

petefrt on August 26, 2007 at 10:15 AM

Interesting… PBS admits that he is the only one who has a SHOW where his views are advertised and broadcast…

If he is so left, where is the balance? Should they not be putting equal amounts of money into shows produced by avowed people from the Right? This is partialy taxpayer funded… why are we giving one viewpoint not only a large portion, but the whole pot?

Romeo13 on August 26, 2007 at 10:20 AM

Chris Wallace just slapped Moyer during the viewer mail section of the Fox News Sunday show. Gave him a “Journalism 101″ lesson.

Got Video AP?

sunny on August 26, 2007 at 11:00 AM

Moyers takes the oxy out of oxymoron

Using church pews as precincts Rove turned religion into a weapon of political combat — a battering-ram, aimed at the devil’s minions, especially at gay people.

It’s so easy, as Karl knew, to scapegoat people you outnumber, and if God is love, as rumor has it, Rove knew that, in politics, you better bet on fear and loathing. Never mind that in stroking the basest bigotry of true believers you coarsen both politics and religion – Moyers

The gay issue won the Presidency?

I am still working on ‘the basest bigotry of true believers’
Oxy-morons always confuse me. I am worried now that I may be interacting with false believers. But maybe that is good because if Moyers is right the basest bigotry of true believers is bad. Yet if they are true believers they follow God. Is that not good? Yet they seek to crush the Devil’s minions. Is that not good? Yet the devil’s minions seem to be at least metro sexual? Is crushing them good? Is crushing good at all? It must be good, since Moyers crushes true believers quite well. And yet crushing is hurtful, can that be good? etc etc

Better to let Matthews crush Moyers. If one metro sexual crushes another metro sexual they cannot hurt each other for that is bad, so it will be good.

They should have never let men carry purses

entagor on August 26, 2007 at 12:14 PM

Bill Moyers is on PBS because he is adored by these Clymers! They all sit around and do liberal group think and wonder why the American people despise them. Then they put on these idiot humanist “you are god” self help gurus but would never ever think about putting a Christian on their airways. They should not get one dime of tax payer money! That is the scandal here!

sabbott on August 26, 2007 at 12:34 PM

this just in : HOT AIR BOWS TO ARCHAIC ‘BLUE LAWS’ AND REMAINS CLOESED FOR BUSINESS ON SUNDAYUPDATE: HA Commentors forced to endure the hardship of not being able to proof read their comments due to broken preview feature.

sonnyspats1 on August 26, 2007 at 4:20 PM

update updated: closed (sp)

sonnyspats1 on August 26, 2007 at 4:21 PM

To me the problem with Bush and his Admisitration is that they have been too tolerant and polite when bare fisted fighting was called for. Couldn’t Cheney and Rove have persuaded Bush to respond to not only the likes of Moyers but to the Democrats when they figured out a successfully executed war would give us back our identity and backbone (and the WH and Congrss for a long time)after 8 years of Clinton! Get rid of PBS I resent having to pay for that biased, left leaning, very liberal station.

CCRWM on August 26, 2007 at 7:02 PM

De-fund PBS and NPR now! Write your Congressman.

SicSemperTyrannus on August 27, 2007 at 2:27 PM