“Fair & Balanced™”? You report, Bill. We’ll decide.
Note to Bill O’Reilly (and the rest of Fox News): let others apply adjectives to you. If you report and we decide, that means we get to decide if you are “Fair & Balanced™” or not. You aren’t doing yourself any favors by repeating the phrase ten times an hour.
To help you understand how it works, imagine a comedian who prefaces each gag by telling you that he is funny, and that the joke he is about to tell, is also funny. Comedians get a reputation for being funny by being funny, not by saying “I am funny.”
“Good evening, everybody! Welcome to my show – I’m Bob, the Funny™ comedian, with the Funny™ jokes the elite mainstream comedians just won’t deliver. Now here’s a Funny™ joke: Hey, why did the chicken cross the road? Anyone? TO GET TO THE OTHER SIDE!!! Haw Haw Haw! Wasn’t that Funny™?!! That’s just the kind of jokes you get with Bob, the Funny™ comedian…
I only know one case in recorded human history of a commentator’s self-description pulling any weight; The Best Web Page in the Universe. But Bill; what works for Maddox does not necessarily work for you.