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Wednesday, October 05, 2005


O'Reilly Lies About Blog Segment

Posted by Frankie at 10/05/2005 02:10:00 PM

Geez, this is turning into the Bill O'Reilly lyingest' of all lies week. The "Factor" on the Tuesday, October 4th edition of The O'Reilly Factor, was that Bill lied about booking guest for the segment saying he, "couldn't get people to come on." Think Progress has the truth, which involved O'Reilly turning down the "conservative" blogger assrocket.

O’Reilly Said He Had Trouble Booking Blog Segment, Actually Turned Guests Away

Yesterday morning, right-wing Powerline blogger John Hinderaker (”Hindrocket”) told readers that his partner Paul Mirengoff would be appearing on last night’s O’Reilly segment about bloggers:

Paul will be interviewed on the O’Reilly Factor tonight. It should be a fun conversation, and I’d encourage our readers to tune in.

But later in the day, Paul posted an update, saying that O’Reilly had chosen to go with someone else:

I won’t be appearing on the Factor after all. They’ve decided to take the segment in a different direction.

Which begs the question: If O’Reilly was actually turning guests away, why did he try to smear Media Matters by claiming he had trouble booking anyone for the segment?

These people [bloggers] are so vicious and they — the media is so corrupt in taking their uncorroborated…defamation that most people won’t run for office, sir. They won’t do television and radio commentary. We had to book this segment — I couldn’t get people to come on and say what you guys are saying, because they were afraid that Media Matters would go after them. They — I couldn’t — I had people turn down this segment — a bunch of them. [They said,] ‘What are you, crazy? I’m going to criticize these assassins? They’ll come after me.’ That’s a chilling effect.

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Posted by Blogger M on 2:20 PM  
This isn't the first time I have heard O'Reilly say a something like that which has turned out not to be true.
Posted by Blogger Lesley on 5:41 PM  
I think according to him he has only had to do "two" retractions.
Posted by Blogger Frankie on 6:52 PM  

 

 

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