Media

The Bill and Joanne Story

This April 10 blog discusses the manner in which Denver Post TV-and-radio writer Joanne Ostrow wound up being branded a left-wing idealogue by Fox News personality Bill O'Reilly on his weeknight staple, The O'Reilly Factor. But the story doesn't end there. When Ostrow declined to be interviewed on the Factor, she was ambushed in a Denver parking lot by O'Reilly producer Porter Berry, who parachuted in for the assignment. The results were aired on a subsequent Factor episode.

The April 19 Message column will share much more information on this topic. In the meantime, Colorado Media Matters has posted items about both incidents, complete with the viewable segments in question. Click here for the first one; click here for the second. Enjoy. -- Michael Roberts

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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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