Thursday, September 4, 2014

Ombudsman for ‘the Folks’

Fact-Based Guy

“I’m not Rush Limbaugh or Al Franken, where everything has to fit into my worldview . . . I’m a fact-based guy. A lot of people don’t understand that. . . . I have a job to do. I don’t have an ideology ingrained in that at all. I’m like an ombudsman for ‘the folks.’”

—Bill O’Reilly, Fox news commentator, in Lloyd Grove’s “O’Reilly Disses His Fellow Fox Newsers,” Daily Beast, June 2014

• Editorial Comment: And the folks are real darn grateful.

PeezPix by Ted Pease 
Wind Rose

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