Would that it were a matter of honor. TomPaine.com has thrown down the glove. Bernard Goldberg and Ann Coulter should pick it up.
I would welcome a debate among these two and Eric Alterman over the topic of media bias and the merits of all their books. Staged properly, this could offer the public an enlightening look into the world of punditry and ideological struggle. I think it’s safe to say we’d learn almost nothing new about bias.
Sadly, I seriously doubt this will ever happen. There’s no upside for Goldberg or Coulter in terms of money or prestige.