DCRTV covers the Paul Farhi radio interview this morning…
In a phone interview on 3WT radio Friday morning, Washington Post media reporter Paul Farhi (right) claimed that Bill O’Reilly “secretly taped me” and played his phone interview with the Fox News commentator on Thursday’s “The O’Reilly Factor” without Farhi’s consent. Farhi was heard telling O’Reilly: “Please don’t repeat this… You’re getting so dragged into something you don’t deserve,” regarding O’Reilly’s latest racial controversy, which Farhi reported about in Wednesday’s Post
Update: O’Reilly has now put himself on a dangerous slope. Nobody in their right mind will want to interview a guy who secretly tapes the interviewer, if that is the case (and it is on O’Reilly’s shoulders to prove that this taping was above board and fully disclosed in advance). That said, Farhi should show a little spine. If he believes something to be true then he should write about it that way instead of pandering to what his readers may or may not want to read.
Update 2: According to this, it is legal to tape phone conversations in New York State so O’Reilly has broken no laws doing this. Still I don’t see how anyone could ever again go into an O’Reilly interview without wondering whether something they say may be used against them at some future point. If it was me, my first question to O’Reilly would be “is this conversation being recorded”?
Update 3: Who’s going to be the first talking head to compare O’Reilly to another famous taper Richard Nixon?