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- Advertisement -
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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