March 15, 2010

Apparently Bill O'Reilly isn't too happy about Howard Raines column at the Washington Post -- Howell Raines calls out honest journalists for not exposing Roger Ailes and FOX News where as John noted Raines called out the media for turning a blind eye to the TV cable channel known as FOX News..

Newshounds made the catch -- In Response to Raines Article, O'Reilly Invokes Names of Fox Newsies Who Support Obamacare -- Ignores The Masses on Fox Who Don't:

Boy, Bill O'Reilly was riled up on Friday night (3/12/10) over an article written in the Washington Post (you can read it here) by former NY Times Editor Howell Raines which accuses Fox News of sabotaging Obamacare and "waging a Jihad against the entire Obama Administration . . . a campaign without precedent in our modern political history . . . Through clever use of its cadre of raucous commentators FNC has overturned standards of fairness and objectivity that have guided American print and broadcast journalists since World War II." O'Reilly took some swipes at Raines for his lack of journalistic creds, but if you notice, he really didn't address the message in Raines' article: That Fox has, in fact, waged a Jihad against the Obama Administration and has attempted to sabotage healthcare reform, whether by its promotion of the tea parties or its cadre of strident guests who oppose it. [...]

Going on to say that liberal commentators at the New York Times outnumber conservatives 10-1, O'Reilly failed to point out that conservative commentators at Fox outnumber liberal commentators, oh, by about 50-1. At least.

Read on...

As they noted at Newshounds, Bill-O managed to name about eight whole commentators at ClusterFox who are on the left... but there are more... honest. He won't name them, but there are more. Yeah Bill, that's some fair and balanced network you've got going there.

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