Bill O’Reilly Demonstrates How Liberal Media ‘Subverting American Democracy’

6/30/14
 
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from Media Research Center,
6/26/14:

At the top of his Wednesday show, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly denounced the liberal media for “subverting American democracy.” He cited a particularly glaring double standard: “You may remember New Jersey Governor Chris Christie being pounded by the national media for a controversy on the George Washington Bridge….devoting 112 minutes to the situation in the first week….But when the VA scandal story broke, there was no coverage on the nightly network news broadcast for almost two weeks.”

Those numbers were calculated by Media Research Center senior news analyst Scott Whitlock in a May 22 Media Reality Check entitled: “In a Month, TV News Gives Less Airtime to VA Scandal than Christie Controversy Received in Four Days.”

O’Reilly went on to detail a similar disparity in print media: “…the big three liberal papers – the New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Post – printed fifty-six stories and commentaries about Governor Christie in the first week. Fifty-six. First week of the V.A. Scandal, two stories. First week of the IRS scandal, three stories. You want media bias, there it is beyond a reasonable doubt.”

Given the stunning data, O’Reilly concluded:

…corruption in the media is greatly harming this nation….There’s no question the major national media in America is trying to protect President Obama….They know if they bury stories like the VA debacle, the IRS, Benghazi, Putin, whatever, that a negative perception about the Obama administration might not be formed….it is a shame that in a proud republic, in a vibrant democracy, the American press is so corrupt. It is a shame.

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