This won’t make much sense unless you watched at least part of the Bill
Moyers video of his speech at the National Conference for Media Reform.
(I posted the video on 7 June 2008.)
In this follow-up video, Moyers is confronted after the speech, by a
reporter from Fox News. Needless to say, Moyers gets the
Indeed, this video makes a fine example of the practice of appropriate
In any situation that calls for a response,
the response can be placed on a continuum, from passive to aggressive.
It is a marvelous skill, to be able to find just the right
level of assertiveness.
Some people make the mistake of thinking that just because someone is
nice, that he or she can be bullied. Not so. There
are plenty of humanistically-oriented persons who are tough as nails.