Ellen Barkin in a recent interview with the Los Angeles Times Magazine, Barkin criticized Fox News for what it is saying:
"The blatant lying that passes itself off as journalism. I don't even need to get there to go mental. Can you imagine a legitimate newsperson -- Walter Cronkite, Dan Rather, Tom Brokaw -- just lying on the news?"Off course Fox News wouldn't have that, so Bill O'Reilly went on the attack. Of course, he lies while doing it.
He called her criticism a "flat out lie" "I have never mentioned Ellen Barkin on this broadcast - ever. And I would never call her names."
One problem, Ellen Barkin did NOT say Bill O'Reilly said anything about her on his broadcast.
Watch the interview snippet November 14, 2011-
All she said was that she was "on Bill O'Reilly's radar". What did she mean by that?
Most likely she was referring to O'Reilly's November 8, 2011 Daily Brief on his website. He mentioned her and called her Johnny Handsome II. Johnny Handsome is a deformed gangster from the 1989 movie- Johnny Handsome.
From Bill O'Reilly's November 8, 2011 Daily Brief:
Ellen Barkin Attacks Fox News, Calls Its Correspondents Liars
Ellen Barkin lashes out at Fox News in a recent interview, accusing the network of "blatant lying." The outspoken Barkin has a reputation for candor, whether in person or on her Twitter account, and her take on the News Corp. entity is no exception. She tells the Los Angeles Times magazine, "Well, we’re experiencing divisiveness in terms of our politics. Like, the Religious Right has identified themselves because of the propagandizing and illiteracy of...I don’t know...News Corp, maybe? "They have identified themselves with this extremist, right-wing insurgency of a party—this Tea Party. They call it a grassroots movement. Grassroots? You’re attached to the wrong ship. And that just shows you the enormous—and don’t misquote me here!—the enormous success that has killed us in terms of Fox News." Barkin then attacks the channel for lacking journalistic integrity, "The blatant lying that passes itself off as journalism. I don’t even need to get there to go mental. Can you imagine a legitimate newsperson -- Walter Cronkite, Dan Rather, Tom Brokaw -- just lying on the news? Let alone the entertainment factor -- you know, news as entertainment." (Hollywood Reporter)
In other news: Ellen Barkin is still alive! Ellen Barkin is still alive! There can now be a Johnny Handsome II! [November 8, 2011 Daily Brief]