‘Press Is So Corrupt’: O’Reilly Slams Subversion of American Democracy
Bill O’Reilly discussed the media’s subversion of American democracy in this evening’s Talking Points Memo.
The media pounded New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on the George Washington Bridge scandal, despite barely covering the VA and IRS scandals. Major networks didn’t cover the VA scandal for two weeks, and when the IRS story broke, they gave it about 3.5 combined minutes of air time in the first week.
The New York Times, Washington Post and L.A. Times printed 56 stories and commentary on the Christie controversy in the first week, while they only printed two stories in the first week after the VA scandal broke and three stories on the IRS story in the first week.
“You want media bias? There it is beyond a reasonable doubt,” O’Reilly said.
“If James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin were with us today, they’d be the lead guests on ‘The Factor’ today because those men envisioned a fair press in America, a media that would inform people, giving them honest information so they could make educated votes. But that’s not what we have today, and that corruption in the media is greatly harming this nation,” he said.
O’Reilly believes that the major national media are trying to protect President Barack Obama and promote the candidacy of Hillary Clinton.
“It is a shame that in a proud republic, in a vibrant democracy, the American press is so corrupt,” he said.
Watch the memo above.