Poor old Bill O'Reilly. CNN Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter went and hurt his feelings over the weekend by criticizing Bill-O's attacks on Sgt. Bergdahl's father, Robert: O'Reilly Bashes Bergdahl's Dad: He 'Looks Like A Muslim' (VIDEO):
Fox News host Bill O'Reilly on Monday night joined the chorus of conservatives criticizing the father of released captive Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for his actions and appearance during the five years his son was in captivity.
"But it is Robert Bergdahl, the father, who is also engendering some controversy. He has learned to speak Pashto, the language of the Taliban, and looks like a Muslim," O'Reilly said on his show. "He is also somewhat sympathetic to Islam, actually thanking Allah right in front of the president."
Stelter called his remarks a "smear campaign against a military family," so in O'Reilly's world, that makes him a "far-left zealot," otherwise known as anyone who dares to criticize or disagrees with Bill O'Reilly.
Here's more from Fox's blog and there's a typo. O'Reilly did not call Stelter "far right."
Bill O’Reilly tonight discussed the controversial Bergdahl swap in his Talking Points Memo.
O’Reilly said that this may turn out to be President Barack Obama’s biggest controversy, with a USA Today/Pew poll revealing that 43 percent believe the swap was wrong, while 34 percent say it was right.
Obama said that he made the swap because he thought Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s life was in danger, but American doctors say his health is fine.
“So once again, the president of the United States finds himself in a truth controversy,” O’Reilly remarked.
Meanwhile, O’Reilly said the far right is attacking anyone who raises questions about Bergdahl and his family, citing CNN host Brian Stelter’s criticism of O’Reilly’s Talking Points last week, as well as a New York Times piece that claimed Bergdahl’s unit was known for its troubles.