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Lying Liars, Part 2

I'm impressed by media watchdog groups; they do a lot of work that generally doesn't win them the love of the press or the people. One in particular, called Media Matters for America, has been tracking Bill O'Reilly's long string of flat-out lies, and the weekly totals are amazing. Granted, he works for Fox — "We Spin, You Decide" — so the standards are fairly flexible.

Even so, it's pretty damn shameless. Check the column on the left of of the Media Matters links for just the last week of falsehoods, such as O'Reilly lying about taxes, lying about boycotting France, and lying about black student dropout rates, twice.

Perhaps Subversive Puppet Show is right. It's not about facts for Republicans. It's just about marketing.

UPDATE: Common Cause, MoveOn.org, and a bunch of other progressive organizations have launched a campaign to take on Fox for pretending their partisan news is "fair and balanced." They've posted a really horrifying but funny video clip highlighting Bill O'Reilly's hypocrisy as well as filing a complaint with the FTC. Worth a look.

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mckitterick
Jul. 20th, 2004 02:26 pm (UTC)
I signed it, not that I expect anything to come of it. I mean, Bush and Cheney do work for Haliburton et al.

Chris
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