Dodd defends his attending of a conference for leading progressive blog website: Daily KOS. O'Reilly known to publicly attack free speech rights of any websites criticizing him (often threatens to sue for "slander"). Media Matters also a common target.
After this interview ended Dodd said: "I hope that our discussion today reminds Bill that a free press is at the very heart of this nation's values. The blogosphere is enormous - and to exploit such a tiny fraction of it in such a way is ludicrous, especially considering that Bill himself has said some things in the past that he may not want distorted... Democrats aren't going to be lectured to about the crudeness of language or civility of discourse by Bill O'Reilly."
Daily KOS article in full
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