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Bill O’Reilly: ‘If You Want to Know What’s Really Happening in America,’ You Have to Watch Fox News

You got to love Bill - ABC / NBC / CBS / CNN and MSNBC News have a combined ratings of over 24 Mil. viewers...Bill averages 3 Mil viewers...So with 12% of the market Bill declares the rest of the media is dying and is irrelevant...No wonder the Right Wing gets all pumped up with themselves...Bill tells them so....I got two words for you Bill....Andrea Mackris

Does anyone find it a bit strange that Bill O’Reilly and Bernie Goldberg should be both bragging that Fox News’ supremacy has caused the rest of the media to be irrelevant and, at the same time, complaining that it’s not reporting on the same race-baiting New Black Panther Party story the way Fox is? Why should they care whether or not their “irrelevant” competitors are reporting the same story? Since when does a corporation or a news organization hope that its competition does what it does? One obvious answer: when there’s a political agenda or in the case of the New Black Panther Party case, a racial/political agenda.

O’Reilly devoted yet another Talking Points Memo and Top Story segment to the New Black Panther Party case, though he threw in a few other issues for good measure. Like most other segments about the NBPP on Fox News, it was a one-sided discussion devoted to hyping the story, this time with the added attraction of an attack on the rest of the so-called “liberal media” for not reporting on it. I’ve yet to see O’Reilly attack Fox News’ own Chris Wallace who not only didn’t discuss it on his Fox News Sunday show but didn’t ask White House advisor David Axelrod about the case during a lengthy interview they had not long ago.

“In (Bob Schieffer’s) world, it’s not important!” O’Reilly scolded about a recent interview with Eric Holder in which Schieffer had not asked about the DOJ's New Black Panther Case. “Believe me, had the Klan been intimidating voters, Mr. Schieffer and CBS News would have been all over it.”

In the first place, no voters have come forward to say they were intimidated by the New Black Panther Party. A Republican poll watcher testified that some people on the street said they’d come back later but it was not certain that a) they were voters or b) they never came back. (P. 50 of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights hearing transcript).

Second, the whole point is that the New Black Panther Party is not the Klan. Although Fox News has long had some kind of fixation with them, they are not the Klan. They have nowhere near the popularity or power that the Klan ever had. And while I’m no expert on the group, if they did commit any violence, it’s hard not to believe that Fox would not be focused on it 24/7. As far as we know, a guy tapped a night stick against his hand in a way that was perceived as menacing and in another video he or another member said derogatory things about white crackers. Incendiary and hateful, yes, inexcusable even but it’s nothing like the Klan.

The fact that O’Reilly (and I’ve seen other Fox News hosts make this same false equivalence) would think that this rag-tag group of black radicals is comparable to the Klan says far more about O’Reilly, et al. than it does about CBS or any other branch of the “mainstream media.”

O’Reilly preached, “The old guard mainstream media makes decisions based upon ideology, race and elitism. The new media, of which Fox News is a part, covers what Americans believe is important to them. That’s why we are a dominant number one. I submit, we have far more influence than the network news does… This indicates there is a changing of the guard as far as news flow is concerned in the USA. If you want to know what’s really happening in America, you have to come here.”

Well, unless you want to hear anything that happens to make the GOP or conservatives look not so good. For example, I seem to have missed when O’Reilly, Sean Hannity or Megyn Kelly covered how ACORN has been so vindicated and those undercover videos Fox adored so much have now been so discredited. I also missed when any of those three discussed the resignation of an aide to GOP Senator and now candidate David Vitter’s after it was revealed the aide pleaded guilty to holding a girlfriend at knifepoint and stabbing her in the hand and that he is still wanted on a DWI charge. This same aide was Vitter’s “point man” on women’s issues. In fact, Vitter was a guest on Fox News Sunday one day before and Chris Wallace didn't ask him about it. How is that different from Schieffer not asking Holder about the New Black Panther Party? And speaking of race, with all this interest in the New Black Panther Case of so-called voter intimidation, why is there no comparable interest in cases of intimidation against blacks?

After the Talking Points, O’Reilly brought on Goldberg. The two of them gleefully opined that the liberal media is obsolete at least partly thanks to Fox News. “History has a way in America… of correcting bad things in the country and I think we’re at that point now with the media,” O'Reilly gloated.

“The so-called mainstream media, the television networks are becoming less and less relevant by the day,” Goldberg crowed. He later bragged about how Fox News “pushed” the Van Jones story and the ACORN story and complained that the New York Times hadn’t. So, Bernie, where is the ACORN repudiation? Where’s the Fox News reporting on the discrediting of the ACORN tapes? In fact, why didn't you mention it right there and then?

O’Reilly added that Howard Kurtz of CNN “continues to promote this fallacy that we’re in business to promote the Republican Party and to promote a conservative agenda… My contention and I think your contention is that we report the news better, better! Certainly than CNN which is going right down the drain. OK? And the Washington Post which misses story after story after story seemingly because of ideological reasons.”

Goldberg added, “The old media isn’t totally dead yet but it’s dying.. Here’s the news. Fox has become the mainstream in America.”

Then why do they care so much that the “dying,” “irrelevant,” “ideological” media isn't covering the news the way they do?


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  • He's right !!!!

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    • you are correct.

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    • oh dear libtards, you hear two voices singing the same song and based on your feelings of euphoria assume the world is singing with you. Don't worry, when obama has trashed us currency you won't have any news channels to watch in your tent but there will be propaganda leaflets to read when your in line for your potato

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  • "In the first place, no voters have come forward to say they were intimidated by the New Black Panther Party"

    - So this makes it okay in the liberal mind???

    "the whole point is that the New Black Panther Party is not the Klan. Although Fox News has long had some kind of fixation with them, they are not the Klan"

    Nope- That would be the NAACP

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    • Fox seems to have been playing this game for a while...Be very afraid of the scary black man...Two guys may have intimidatd voters in Black neighborhood - The Bush DOJ had nearly three months to act on it - they did not file anything...It seems very petty and small...a little like Acorn...at the end of the day...with all that is going on in America...this has been Fox's focus for nearly two weeks?

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  • i can watch rachel madow on msnbc talk about mel gibson all day but not one thing about the NEW BLACK PANTHERS...
    all the other news shows Mel Gibson all day but not one thing that does matter about the VOTING intimidation...go figure

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  • The title and his statement couldnt be more true.

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  • I love fox news.
    We have it on at work.
    The MSM is just a long propoganda program for Obama and the Dems. They do not give a shit about the majority of working, tas paying American Citizens.

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    • Journalism is not a propaganda machine.

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    • Name one network or cable news channel that tells the unvarnished truth.

      I can answer that for you, they all have no journalists, only apologists for Obama, Pelosi, And the democrat party.

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    • Are you assuming that Fox tells the 'unvarnished' truth.

      That's impossible. 'Truth' broken down to its unvarnished state and evaluated for what it is is not at marketable.

      Are you capable of realizing that cable news is a market that aims at target audiences? A genuine panel discussion of a plurality of views breaking down news to it's smallest part would be very boring to listen to (it's called NPR).

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    • NPR has a "PLURALITY OF VIEWS"????
      The ALL socialist network, thah NPR????

      Smoking meth again aren't you.

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    • Actually if you ever watched fox you would know they have an excellent straight news division.

      All the shows like O'Rielly are well known as "opinion" and "commentary" shows. Only they refuse to tow the liberal/ptogressive/communist line.

      Look, you are either for the Obama/ demovrat vision of a socialist state where the government is resposible for you life, or you are for a free America.

      Which should it be??

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  • If one was to truly watch the news, they'd turn off their TVs when opinion based shows like Becks, O'Reilly's, Olberman's and Maddow's shows came on.

    Try flipping through other channels for a change, read a few articles online and try news sites from places outside the US as well so that you can then say you're fully informed on a topic instead of just spouting off typical talking points from both sides. Some say O'reilly and Beck are a horse's ass. Same is said about Olberman and Maddow. Eithe More..

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  • newshounds. that communist robert greenwald's site, the hate fox news around the clock smear sheet. ok, next...

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  • Fox News viewer ratings have gone off a cliff since the beginning of the year.Beck alone has lost nearly half it's audience along with shows like American Idol.

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    • Please give link. Where are you getting this. Sure isn't Neilsen.

      Cable News Ratings for Monday, July 19, 2010
      P2 Prime Time
      FNC %u2013 2,465,000 viewers
      CNN %u2013 417,000 viewers
      MSNBC %u2013760,000 viewers
      CNBC %u2013 162,000 viewers
      HLN %u2013 451,000 viewers

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    • 25-54 demographic Monday, July 19,2010
      FOX Beck 636
      CNN Blitzer 139
      MSNBC Matthews 57
      HNL Showbiz 108

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    • Your numbers clearly show .At the beginning of the year Fox had 3.4 million viewers and your numbers Show 2.4.That's a million viewers Fox has lost in a few months and this was a good week for Them.More and more people are getting their news from INTERNET which Nielson doesn't show.The Older generation will continue with television which is why Fox's numbers will always be high comparatively speaking to other stations.They have the old generation in their rocking chairs that don't realize the wo More..

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    • Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for February 8, 2010

      P2 Prime Time
      FNC 3,018,000 viewers
      CNN 754,000 viewers
      MSNBC 938,000 viewers
      CNBC a scratch w/80,000 viewers
      HLN 585,000 viewers

      Seems fox didn't lose as many percentage wise as the others. You said going off a cliff and beck losing half his audience. That is clearly false.

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    • Sorry here is January, 28 25-54 total the most important demographic.

      25-54 Total Day
      FNC 480,000 viewers
      CNN 157,000 viewers
      MSNBC 106,000 viewers
      CNBC 63,000 viewers
      HLN 152,000 viewers

      You did make a good point. I watch a lot of news shows mostly online at work. You tube, Hulu, etc. Full shows and clips. But it's still the same ones I watched before, so I'm sure the ones that left the Neilsen reports are still getting their same dose of what they liked/

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  • Are you libs really trying to refute O'Reilly? Are you so stupid as to think ABC, CNN, NBC, and CBS actually offer news? They are the shills of Obama and the entire international community knows it and laughs their asses off about it.

    Keep chewing that Obama scrotum sack, libs. Chomp, chomp....

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  • Bill O'Reilly> Borderline Rapist just ask that bitch who sued the hypocrite fake,fraud phoney christian..umm what does that say about his viewers?

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  • Well this is a no brainier!!

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  • Joalex wishes I watched Fox News. I'm registered independent and don't belong to either crappy team. Both sides are lead by charlatans, and both sides have tools who believe them. (Joalex comes to mind, he's an excellent sheep warrior out there fighting the fight on the innerweb!)

    You're no different than an idiotic pro-lifer on here thumping their bible.

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  • arguably fox news is a biased source. but so is media matters. media matters's sole purpose is to attack conservatives and spread the "progressive" agenda. i remember an article on there titled "the myth of a conservative america" that made the case that america wasn't a center-right nation, but a center-left "progressive" one. this can't be farther from the truth (as confirmed by recent polls). if you watch the opinion shows on msnbc, they take their talking points More..

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  • Bet you money Joalex is a janitor at HuffingtonPost.com.

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  • Please give link. Where are you getting this. Sure isn't Neilsen.

    Cable News Ratings for Monday, July 19, 2010
    P2 Prime Time
    FNC 2,465,000 viewers
    CNN 417,000 viewers
    MSNBC 760,000 viewers
    CNBC 162,000 viewers
    HLN 451,000 viewers

    I hate copy and paste here. Hates unusual characters.

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  • Man Democrats used have balls, they used to question authority, they did not care what government was running the show man, they are ALL stooges for the rich, right man?? No government man, get out of my life they used to say, now they have to be nursed from the government tit, sucking all the value out and turn and blame everybody else because they have never been punched in the f cking nose!! Given everything, gimme gimme gimme I need some, gimme gimme gimme I don't what for!!

    What happened More..

    Posted Jul-21-2010 By 

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  • FOX ROCKS!

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  • Especially that fucking brain trust fox and fiends . Bar none the dumbest fucks on the air .

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  • I couldn't imagine going through life, unable to think for myself like Joalexan. The sad part is, internet troll will probably be all that joalex ever succeeds at. Both sides are dirty, your team is not better than their opponents.

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    • Thats the best you got...Fox developed the model...attack all others as Liberal we at Fox bring you real news...well 3 mil of you agree...3 mil out of 300 mil in the Country...wow...All others came after Fox began its attack on all things other than Right Wing.

      Great news Colbert, Stewart, Olberman and Maddow are paid well to do nothing other than repeat back Fox lies and distortions and laugh at the absurdity...and Fox has to take it night over night...now thats entertainment!

      I could not More..

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    • i disagree with lasrever on about everything under the sun, but i do agree with him on this: "the best channel for american news is off."

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  • Oh yes, the station with non-stop advertisements for gold and survivor seeds because their viewers are stupid is the premier source of news.

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  • From what I have seen on FOX news, there's a lot crap being shown. They are like the National Enquire.

    I want to see real news on TV. Unfortunately, I end up watching foreign news channels to get news-worthy news.

    FOX shows stuff like Lindsay Lohan, Gay Glen Beck worrying about the 1st lady's dress and why coffee is good to drink again.

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  • AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA........... ah man ahahahah

    oufff, take a deep breath.... AHAHAAhahaha


    Hey I got a question for the right-wings loonies, DID YOU EVEN KNEW THAT FOX NEWS IS OWNED BY SAUDI PRINCE?


    yep your favorite propaganda channel is owned by a muslims who comes from the same country as osama bin laden, you know that country, saudi arabia, they are your best friends, yet they are still stuck with that medieval islam mentality...........

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    • Fox News is actually owned and run with a Iron Fist by a fake Jew From Australia..An Australian dictates American thinking LOSERS!!

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    • Saudi prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, who is an investment tycoon and chairman of the Kingdom Holding Company, said in an interview with Charlie Rose that he had about a 6-7% stake in News Corp.I would hardly call that OWNING Fox News.A measly 7 percent ownership ;/

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  • BLAHAHAHA!!!!!

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