Walsh on O’Reilly Appearance: “It Was a Kaleidoscopic Nightmare”

By SteveK 

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Joan Walsh and Bill O’Reilly went at it last night on The O’Reilly Factor, and Walsh wrote about the experience before it aired on Salon.com.

When she accepted the offer, “many people I respect told me not to appear,” but she decided to do it — and prepared heavily: “My daughter coached me; so did my litigator ex-husband, so did my friend and Salon co-conspirator Kerry Lauerman. It takes a village to debate Bill O’Reilly!”

So how did it go? “There were a couple of ‘I know you are but what am I?’ moments that I’m not totally proud of. It was a kaleidoscopic nightmare, a TV acid trip,” she wrote.

But after it aired, she added an update. “I’m going to give ‘The O’Reilly Factor’ credit here: The show was pretty much how it went. Exactly how it went, as I can recall,” she wrote.

Click continued to see both segments…