From Townhall.com (Pics and video added by B.S. Report)
There was a silver lining for Jonah Goldberg in Piers Morgan’s ambush interview of him allegedly concerning his new book, “The Tyranny of Cliches.” Jonah couldn’t have written a better script to illustrate his book’s theme.
Someone really should explain to Morgan that when a host invites a guest to discuss the guest’s book, the host ought to at least make a good-faith effort to pretend he has the slightest interest in allowing the author to expound on the book’s contents — as opposed to using the author as a prop to indulge the interviewer’s own arguments against conservatives and their toxic opinions. (Read more.)
B.S. Report–This is amazing theater because it shows how clearly unwilling Piers Morgan is to have an intellectual debate with a capable conservative. Instead, his viewers were “treated” to twelve minutes of Morgan constantly changing subjects, offering up various stream of consciousness non sequiturs, and then demanding answers to these non sequiturs from Goldberg.
In short, this alleged book interview never took place because the host was only concerned with using his forum to attack Mitt Romney and Republicans over (misrepresented) statements that Romney made years earlier. But none of this had anything to do with Goldberg or his book.
Fox News has a bias but they invite liberals on their shows to engage in debate and to defend their positions. Liberals deny their bias and don’t allow debate–yes, that’s a major difference and it’s precisely the topic of Jonah Goldberg’s book–you know, the book he was never allowed to discuss. David Limbaugh is absolutely correct–the entire interview was a case study proving the thesis of Goldberg’s book.