Media Matters: O’Reilly’s UN-Bashing Forced Bolton to Defend UN

From Media Matters: “During his July 20 interview with U.S. ambassador to the United Nations John R. Bolton, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly repeatedly lashed out at the U.N., putting Bolton in the position of defending the U.N. and its Security Council. O’Reilly called Security Council actions “a joke,” accused the U.N. of not being “able to do anything,” and declared that “I just think the whole place [the U.N.] is a rat’s nest.” In response, Bolton — who, before being appointed ambassador to the U.N., had made comments that were harshly critical of the organization — criticized some U.N. actions but defended many others, attempting to explain what was “worthwhile” about U.S. involvement with the U.N.”