I’m not sure I understand the purpose of the ‘entertainer’ meme (which has been applied to a number of media figures who are actively political in their ‘entertaining’, beginning with Rush Limbaugh). I mean, sure they’re entertainers, but they’re also ideologues, and you can be both at once, with one in service to the other. Hell, I definitely tried to be an entertainer when I could, when I was teaching mathematics. It didn’t make me any less a math professor.
Moore, Limbaugh, O’Reilly - they’re all pushing a message, and they’re being ‘entertaining’ in order to keep their audience listening. But the message is the thing, and they aren’t people who are primarily entertainers, who are only acting out a political POV because it sells.
And whether or not that’s the case, I think it’s reasonable to ask of all of them - just like Airman Doors’ thread did about Moore - whether they’re honest, whether they’re fair, whether they’re civil. You know how we used to be told, “It’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how you play the game”? Would be nice if the grownups on TV would occasionally give little kids a reason to believe that we adults weren’t feeding them a line of BS.