Monday, October 15, 2012

Bill Moyers hits Bill O’Reilly using Facts after the Fox Host Attacked him During the ‘Rumble’ with Jon Stewart

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October 15, 2012

After Bill O’Reilly’s attack on Bill Moyers during the “Rumble” with Jon Stewart, Mr. Moyers offers an online fact-check to the Fox News host after his false statements. Using a calm demeanor as always, Bill Moyers listed a few facts for the reality deprived Fox News host.

Moyers begins,  ”Before we get to the serious business, let’s correct the record. Big Bird isn't the only public broadcaster on whom Mitt Romney and the conservative propaganda machine have opened hunting season. If you saw Bill O’Reilly’s debate with Jon Stewart a week or so ago you saw Big Bill repeatedly trying to use me as the poster child for the federal deficit.”

Moyers adds later, directing his words toward O’Reilly, “NPR is not PBS. I’m on television, just like you. Well, not exactly like you. You reside in an alternate reality, where the truth is as elusive as a moonbeam and facts as alien as little green men with bug eyes.”


From Moyers to O’Reilly, “Your flash card even had it wrong. NPR doesn’t pay me. I don’t work for National Public Radio, never have. This weekly series is on public television stations but we don’t get any money from PBS, either. We raise the funds ourselves, as anyone who can read would know. You can see who our funders are right there, before and after every broadcast. So if anything, we’re putting money into public TV. Over the years our programs have raised millions of dollars for stations across the country. That is a fact. Big Bill’s whole debate with Jon Stewart was like that. Even when he offered up a morsel of praise for anyone, he tripped over the facts. He gave a thumb’s up to Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas, who were guests on Moyers & Company last week, for putting President Obama’s feet to the fire on immigration reform.”

(my bold)

Clearly, science genius (you can’t explain that) Bill O’Reilly has given into the same propaganda he circulates. Sitting comfortably in his Fox News office, he can deem anything to be so, and millions of viewers will embrace it as fact.

There is a reason that Jon Stewart calls Bill O’Reilly the ‘mayor of Bullshit Mountain.’