The latest is that Speaker Pelosi won't even deign respond to a Fox News inquiry as to how many plane trips she's taken on the taxpayer's dime. It angers O'Reilly to be constantly snubbed but it's part of what makes his show valuable. He's perhaps the last journalist with an outsider's mentality. While that is not all there is to journalism (after all, O'Reilly missed the banking crisis too and the Iraq post-war difficutlies), it's a precondition for success and in that O'Reilly is ahead of most journalists. From the NY Times Opinionator:
Cramer’s pathetic performance emphasizes an important weakness of celebrity journalism. It is not a coincidence that CNBC reporters do crappy journalism and worship access to the top names. If Jim Cramer did his job as a journalist then celebrixecutivess like Vikram Pandit would stop talking to him. Believe it or not this explains a shocking range of journalism’s symptoms. Why do reporters grant anonymity to the most inane and innocuous statements? Why does lying to reporters never seem to have a consequence?...O'Reilly should wear it as a badge of honor that they don't take his calls.
The answer is that reporters want important people to keep taking their calls. For a reason that escapes me, people who are paid to understand politics all seem to think that “access” to people with a PR staff will get them some special insight when the only difference between speaking to them anonymously and asking their spokesperson is that the person can lie and most people will never know. Naturally the public would know if you called him on it, but then he wouldn’t take your calls anymore. Catch 22!