As FFF is fond of pointing out, ratings is not truth. It’s ironic that Ailes compares Fox “News” to 2 fictional channels and a sports network, the models of which Fox resembles far more than a “News” channel.
On Thursday evening, The Guardian published a report claiming six people who worked with Fox News host Bill O’Reilly during the 1992 Los Angeles riots have disputed his past remarks that he was attacked by protesters and concrete rained down on him.
On Tuesday, Media Matters published a piece that accused Fox News host Bill O’Reilly of making a false claim in his book Killing Kennedy. In the book, O’Reilly said that he witnessed the suicide of a Russian emigre, George de Mohrenschildt, who knew Lee Harvey Oswald.
During the Friday night broadcast of The O’Reilly Factor, host Bill O’Reilly responded to a Mother Jones story showing he embellished his war coverage as a reporter by throwing out personal insults and accusing the magazine and others of being “far left zealots.”
When Friday Fox Follies went to press last week, Brian Williams’ spectacular crash to earth still echoed in Halls of Mediazuma. Many wags (this one included) noticed the condemnation was loudest (shrillest?) at the Fox “News” Channel, which did not hold itself to the same high standards.
Republicans in Washington and the right-wing media decided to push all-in by claiming the President had negotiated with terrorists and endangered the nation’s security in order to save an anti-American deserter who deserved to be held as a prisoner indefinitely by the Taliban.
On Monday, a poll, conducted by Huffington Post and YouGov, was released. The poll asked Americans their feelings about open-carry gun laws and whether or not they were comfortable with armed customers in shops and restaurants.