Bernie Golberg Slams Liberal Media's 'Corrupt' Ferguson Coverage
On "The O'Reilly Factor" tonight, Bernie Goldberg joined Bill to discuss the media's coverage of the tense situation in Ferguson, Missouri.
O'Reilly noted a recent opinion piece said some networks are actually rooting for violence when the grand jury's decision comes down on whether or not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown.
Goldberg said "rooting for violence" is too harsh, but cable news organizations certainly appeal to their viewers and what they want to see.
He said many liberal Americans believe a grave injustice was done and an innocent black man was shot to death by a racist, white cop.
"The facts are irrelevant, they've already reached a verdict," Goldberg said, adding that he can accept such bias from activists, but not from the journalists who are covering the story.
O'Reilly pointed to recent comments from civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), who all but declared Wilson guilty in the murder of Brown, stating that anything but an indictment will be a gross miscarriage of justice.
"Statements like that from such an important person ... that can't do anybody any good," Goldberg said.
"The Factor" host pointed out that the violent, destructive actions of the most extreme protesters are rarely called out by liberal media outlets.
"They have gone way, way beyond biased. They have gone beyond activism," Goldberg said. "They are into corruption. That's how bad it is. They'll let activists make outrageous statements, statements that are designed in some cases to provoke violence ... and they sit there with no challenge ... that's not what journalism is supposed to be about."
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