O'Reilly and Van Susteren Heatedly Debate Cameron's Palin Story

November 11th, 2008 10:31 AM

Fox News personalities Bill O'Reilly and Greta Van Susteren got into a heated debate on the former's radio program Monday concerning whether or not Carl Cameron should have reported gossip about Sarah Palin last Wednesday that emanated from unnamed McCain campaign staffers.

Van Susteren felt that since these sources refused to be named or stand up and make their accusations in front of the camera, their assertions were basically "schoolyard trash."

O'Reilly felt Cameron's report was valid because the folks he spoke to were "primary sources."

Audio of this interesting difference of opinion between two colleagues with great respect for one another is available below the fold courtesy our dear friend Johnny Dollar (file photo): 

Something readers should take away from this incident is how much it disproves the view by most liberals that Fox News is just an echo chamber for Republican talking points.

After all, if that were the case, Fox wouldn't have aired Cameron's report nor would two of its leading personalities be debating its value on national radio.

Alas, such logic will certainly elude folks on the left won't it?