Bill O’Reilly is a guy who likes to make the claim that the mainstream media, which is to say, all media that isn’t either his own Fox News or the far right blogosphere, is liberal. He seems to believe that there are dark, clandestine forces that are at work against him, which, at the same time, serve to coddle and prop up anyone who doesn’t unquestioningly accept his point of view. And as with every claim that O’Reilly makes, the opposite is usually true.
Nowhere is this more evident than the current controversy Bill O’Reilly finds himself in. In the wake of the 6 month suspension of NBC’s Brian Williams over an erroneous statement he made about his time covering the Iraq War, David Corn and Daniel Schuman at Mother Jones had an interesting idea: that perhaps by digging into statements made by O’Reilly in the past, they might come across some errors too.… Read the rest