Wednesday, November 30, 2005

O'Reilly Lies... again

Fox is America's number one cable news network, and Bill O'Reilly and his "No Spin Zone" is Fox's most popular show. Millions of Americans turn to him everyday as a trusted source of news. Though, he routinely misleads and distorts information, it's rare to find a case where he out and out lies. That is what happens here... *almost*. So close... but like Clinton and his narrow definition of "sexual relations", and very much like Bush saying that "British intelligence says that Saddam is buying weapons from niger", O'Reilly here lets his guest tell a bald face lie about the ACLU's position.

O'Reilly and the ACLU

If O'Reilly were actually a responsible journalist interested in reporting facts, rather than an entertainer distributing propaganda to boost his own ratings, then he would have had a representative from the ACLU on to comment on this directly, rather than some schmuck making stuff up to paint the ACLU in the same "extremist" light that they paint everyone with whom they don't agree.

This stuff really upsets me, because *this* is a large reason why the social and neo conservatives have been able to maintain control of our government for years. It's all build on distortions, half-truths, and sometimes, as in this case, outright lies.

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