The feud between NY Times columnist Nicholas Kristof and Fox’s Bill O’Reilly continues. Kristof was among the first mainstream journalists to cover the situation in Darfur – he earned his cred by spending about a week there two years ago, interviewing women who had been raped and seen family members killed by Janjaweed militias, and putting a face on the genocide.
While I’m not sure who started the feud, Kristof raised the stakes by challenging O’Reilly to actually go to Darfur and channel his outrage toward changing the situation there. He even started a fundraising drive to pay the O’Reilly’s way. You can write to sponsorbill@gmail.com. Kristof said he’d put up the first $1,000 himself.

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