FOX Encounters a Silver Fox

A while back a young reporter from FOX News confronted Bill Moyers at a conference. “Confronted” is, I think, the right word–not “ambushed.” Strictly from a rhetorical standpoint, watching the elder reporter handle the younger one is educational. Moyers is polite but tenacious. He compliments his rhetorical opponent by praising reporters over “anchors” and “blowhards” who don’t do the real work. And he gets the impromptu audience on his side. He also places a friendly hand avuncularly on the lad’s shoulder. Anyway, here’s a link to a video of the encounter, in which experience seems to matter:

Moyers Confronted


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