by Scoobie Davis
Maureen Dowd on Bill O'Reilly
One of the panel discussions I saw at last weekend's LA Festival of Books was one with Eric Alterman, Maureen Dowd, John Dean and others. Dowd noted the irony of Bill O'Reilly hosting a "Caribbean Cruise Adventure" considering that the Caribbean was the location of the phone fantasy call he had with Andrea Mackris that resulted in a huge settlement.
I don't have the transcript but you can see it yourself on CSPAN's Book TV next Saturday April 30 (check the schedule here for times). When you watch the audience Q & A, check out the first audience member at the microphone--the guy was a raving crackpot (a LaRouchie?) who began to slam the Jews in the neocon movement.
One final note: if I went on a Caribbean cruise, I certainly wouldn't go with O'Reilly and the last people I would go with would be O'Reilly's cohosts, the Thomas More Law Center--a bunch of puritan defenders of the sectarian right. Whatever.