Bill O’Reilly slammed heckler Neil Munro and supported Obama for calling him out, but when Fox News posted the video, they cut out O’Reilly’s criticism of the heckler.
Here is the Fox News version:
Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com
Here is the rest of the clip from Mediate:
Fox News just so happened to edit out Bill O’Reilly’s criticism of Neil Munto and Bill-O statement that Obama was correct in calling him out, “Munro was absolutely wrong in interfering with the president’s statement. As Talking Points always says, you must respect the office of the presidency, even if you don’t like the person in it. Mr. Obama was correct in calling Munro out.”
This is par for the course for Fox News. In fact, this isn’t even the first time that they have edited O’Reilly’s statements on his own show. In May 2011, Fox News edited Bill O’Reilly when he made a comment about Shep Smith liking Common during his debate with Jon Stewart. Speaking of Jon Stewart, Fox also edited out his critical comments about the network while appearing on O’Reilly’s show.
This is business as usual for Fox News. Selectively editing video is their stock and trade, but to edit out O’Reilly’s criticism of Tucker Carlson’s conservative website in his Talking Points segment is a new low. The reason why O’Reilly has the highest rated show on cable news is because he portrays the old school rational conservative. Part of his gimmick is to be more reasonable than the rest of his Fox News colleagues, but there is no room for agreement with Obama at Fox News.
Not even Bill O’Reilly is immune to the propaganda machine’s censorship blade. Fox News is not a news network. They are Republican state run television, and this is proof once again that anybody who is watching Fox News, or visiting their website, isn’t getting the news.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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