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Enough is enough! I’m not a Ron Paul supporter, however I do look upon him as the next best candidate compared to Dennis Kucinich, but these relentless attacks and marginalizing of Ron Paul by Fox News are now bordering on the absurd. Fox is complaining their vehicles were vandalized in New Hampshire because of “anti-Fox hatred.” The below story appeared on NewsMax, another vocal Republican mouthpiece, and the statements made by Bill O’Reilly are blatant spin and lies, fodder for the rabid right-wing element in America that still consider Faux News to be a reliable news source:

O’Reilly: Fox Vandalized, Attacked

Friday, January 11, 2008 12:10 PM

By: Jim Meyers

Bill O’Reilly says all Fox News employees are now “cautious” after several run-ins during coverage of the New Hampshire primary that were fueled by “anti-Fox hatred.”

In his syndicated column out this week, O’Reilly described attacks on Fox that border on violence. MUCH MORE

I don’t condone or advocate vandalism, but let’s face it, Fox News, and especially Bill O’Riley have been pushing the propaganda and spin machine so hard these past few months that people are tiring of their constant lies and political spin. Fox News arbitrarily refused to allow Ron Paul the chance to participate in a Presidential debate - and his supporters became angry and sold-off thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of shares of Newscorp, Herr Murdoch’s coveted empire - and now Fox appears to be out for blood!

O’Riley continues his unsubstantiated rant and made this claim:

O’Reilly says the anger towards Fox is due to the network’s ratings success, which has created “a bitterness unprecedented in the U.S. press.

Excuse me, but O’Lie-ry is actually suggesting people are angry because of the success of the Faux network, and you’ll notice that he said network, not Fox News itself! Fox News is beginning to be the laughing stock of the world, and only those so blinded by propaganda and spin actually believe anything they say - and their success as a network now has little to do with the news department. Even the success as a network is contrary to beliefs stated on Fox News itself, and Fox survives by airing the raunchiest (and most popular) late night entertainment on TV, all the while espousing “Christian morals” and talking about “compassionate conservatism”, which has proven to be an oxymoron, while they rake in the cash from those that enjoy racy, adult themed late night entertainment. Can Rupert Murdoch and Fox News spell H Y P O C R I T E ???

O’Lie-ry goes on to add the frosting on the cake by claiming:

O’Reilly also detailed in his column an encounter he had at a Barack Obama rally, which was aired on “The O’Reilly Factor.” O’Reilly described an Obama staffer’s attempt to block his camera crew “a blatant assault on press freedom.”

Boston.com characterizes the event in an entirely different manner, and for all practical purposes, unless you believe the press has a right to manhandle people because they believe they have a right to a certain camera shot, then Bill O’Lie-ry actually committed simple assault on the Obama staff member by daring to exert force in a case when Presidential candidate Obama was under the protection of the Secret Service! Of course, in keeping with the spirit of spinning and lying their way out of anything they don’t approve of, Faux News provides an account of the actual events that is light-years from the facts, and their allegations are truly ridiculous to the point of being downright pathetic!

Bill O’Reilly in confrontation at Obama event

By Sasha Issenberg, Globe Staff

NASHUA, N.H. — Aides to Barack Obama, one of two candidates to travel with Secret Service protection, have a policy of not discussing issues related to the senator’s security — unless the potential threat is conservative talk show host Bill O’Reilly.

Secret Service officials separated O’Reilly and Obama aide Marvin Nicholson after the Fox News Channel personality grabbed Nicholson on a post-speech rope line in a high-school gym here. According to a witness, O’Reilly reached with two hands for Nicholson — who at 6-foot-8 had a slight height advantage over O’Reilly — because he stood between O’Reilly’s cameraman and Obama as the newsman called out for the candidate’s attention.

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Harrassment, vandalism and obstruction are all for... by Bob A. on Sunday, Jan 13, 2008 at 3:36:41 PM
There's also a video of the Paul supporter'... by William Cormier on Sunday, Jan 13, 2008 at 3:47:57 PM
  Media Reform has NOT WORKED!!!!!!!!   OTH... by Nathaniel Heidenheimer on Sunday, Jan 13, 2008 at 5:43:21 PM
  Apparently the high and mighty Rupert Murdo... by Rick Mason on Sunday, Jan 13, 2008 at 7:19:52 PM
Bill O’Reilly has been seen in videos actual... by Web Smith on Sunday, Jan 13, 2008 at 7:29:31 PM
     The message- terrorists h... by mikel paul on Sunday, Jan 13, 2008 at 8:05:25 PM
I'm advocating a boycott of fox advertisers fo... by slcmcguire on Sunday, Jan 13, 2008 at 8:09:50 PM
The other media are no better. The other media are... by Ty on Sunday, Jan 13, 2008 at 8:12:08 PM
Furious GeorgeW: "They hate us because of ou... by t quigly on Sunday, Jan 13, 2008 at 8:28:57 PM
you have to admit, someone should have done some h... by zeroMotivation on Sunday, Jan 13, 2008 at 10:57:17 PM
This guy is my professor and he's been researc... by Paul- O on Sunday, Jan 13, 2008 at 11:18:15 PM
So this is 'news' to the Paul crowd?I find... by C.Bid on Sunday, Jan 13, 2008 at 11:18:53 PM
well now, divestiture of any investment only works... by zeroMotivation on Sunday, Jan 13, 2008 at 11:38:01 PM
Uh, how long has Fox been politically motivated, l... by C.Bid on Monday, Jan 14, 2008 at 1:54:04 AM
What's in a name?  The Civil Rights act i... by Larry Ward on Monday, Jan 14, 2008 at 4:06:00 AM
being put in the larger context of things... the c... by C.Bid on Monday, Jan 14, 2008 at 1:19:48 PM
The people who are vandalizing Fox News vehicles a... by Scott on Monday, Jan 14, 2008 at 3:36:34 AM
Fox has largely been responsible for sowing the se... by Ed Encho on Monday, Jan 14, 2008 at 11:00:20 AM
re. Author in: "I’m not a Ron Paul sup... by Adnihilo on Monday, Jan 14, 2008 at 2:26:56 PM
conservatives are the slope-headed knuckle dragger... by larry booth on Monday, Jan 14, 2008 at 9:18:31 PM
re: "...slope-headed knuckle draggers...&quo... by zeroMotivation on Tuesday, Jan 15, 2008 at 2:38:30 AM
my apologies.... by larry booth on Tuesday, Jan 15, 2008 at 7:27:01 PM
Yikes! Why not just write an article that we can e... by John Bowery on Wednesday, Jan 16, 2008 at 6:42:16 PM
re. John Bowery in "Why not just write an art... by Adnihilo on Thursday, Jan 17, 2008 at 5:32:34 PM
kind of like the way you attack anything that conf... by larry booth on Thursday, Jan 17, 2008 at 6:45:04 PM
re: "...cure your religous psychosis so you ... by zeroMotivation on Friday, Jan 18, 2008 at 12:05:23 AM
 zeroMotivation asserting zero motivation in ... by Adnihilo on Saturday, Jan 19, 2008 at 5:13:09 PM
That is disgraceful. How dare anyone endorse the t... by Scott on Sunday, Jan 20, 2008 at 3:44:18 AM