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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-06-15 12:48 AM
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OReillys trouble deepens: A Kennedy tall tale that could unravel Fox News bully




Writers and advocates on the left have long catalogued the exaggerations, meltdowns and many stumbles of Foxs Bill OReilly, to show that the guy who runs the No-Spin Zone is frequently unfair and relentlessly unbalanced. But now OReilly has a different sort of watchdog in CNN media reporter Brian Stelter, host of Reliable Sources and Stelter is attracting more company.

Oh sure, the Fox bully dismisses Stelter along with his critics at Mother Jones, Media Matters and, for that matter, Salon as just another left-winger out to get him. But that charge wont stick. The bright, earnest, hardworking former New York Times reporter isnt known for his ideological crusading; he goes after MSNBC, not just Fox. But when Stelter finds an important story, he digs in.

The CNN host just spent his second straight Sunday on the OReilly mess, this time advancing the story about what has become the most damning and incontestable charge against the Fox host: that he lied about personally hearing the suicide of a mysterious friend of Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, in Palm Beach, Florida, back in 1977, just as congressional investigators were closing in on the source. OReilly told the lie in his book Killing Kennedy as well as on the air at Fox.

much more at ---> http://www.salon.com/2015/03/02/oreillys_trouble_deepen... /


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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-15 07:44 AM
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1. It used to be conventional wisdom that a journalist should never become the story.
It usually referred to how a journalist should behave on the scene while the story was developing. IOW, you just hang back, as an observer, and record the story. For example, if the story is a bar brawl, the reporter doesn't start swinging at someone.

t was a good rule. Now, though, delusional egomaniacs like Williams and O'Reilly make themselves the story, even if they were nowhere the story. Or, even if they have to make up the story.

Another instance in which the old way was far superior to "progress."
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-11-15 09:40 PM
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2. Right on, NE! They want to do more than record what happens
They want to be a part. Laughable self-importance by them. Maher had a great rant against Billo, not that his panel cared. Ha
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-19-15 01:16 AM
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3. Drama kings.
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AverageJoe90 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-19-15 04:15 PM
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4. O'Reilly's always been one to B.S. if he thought he could get away with it.....
Naming his show the "No Spin Zone" was an exercise in hilariously unintentional irony. :hi:
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-26-15 09:45 PM
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5. Yeah, he's really been taking some lumps from his past storytelling
quite enjoyable...
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-09-15 02:45 AM
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6. Yet, he's still making money, hand over fist. Shows how much the
right values truth/reality.
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