O'Reilly: Our Safety and Prosperity Are Threatened by Dishonest, Misleading Media
In his Talking Points Memo tonight, Bill O'Reilly assessed Hillary Clinton's status in America and how she is helped by the left-leaning mainstream media.
O'Reilly noted a surprising poll by The New York Times that found that Hillary Clinton’s "trustworthy" numbers have actually risen by six points since the private email server and Clinton Foundation controversies.
According to that poll, in March, 42 percent of registered voters found her honest. In April, 48 percent. Meanwhile, 45 percent believe she is not trustworthy.
O'Reilly said that it's a much different story in the latest Fox News poll. In that one, 45 percent believe Clinton is honest, while 51 percent do not.
"Now, the Times poll was comprised of 41 percent Democrats, 34 percent Republicans," O'Reilly revealed. "The rest did not define themselves. But in the Fox New poll, it's even. 38 percent Democrat, same for the Republican respondents."
O'Reilly concluded that The New York Times poll is skewed.
"The paper says it doesn't ask affiliation until after the random sampling, but so what? If you want accurate numbers, you can't tilt to a party even if it's not by design," O'Reilly said.
"That's the problem with the American press: its methodology is largely a secret, a footnote, while a front page headline in The New York Times today is very helpful to the Clinton campaign."
O'Reilly said that in the 19 years Talking Points has been in business, he has seen a massive shift in how information is delivered to the American people.
"Americans get much of their news from dishonest websites, which are in business to distort the truth, not report it," O'Reilly said.
"Also, the urban newspapers, including USA Today, are left on the editorial page. Same thing with network TV news, far more liberal sentiment than conservative. So Hillary Clinton has a huge advantage in the upcoming presidential race."
O'Reilly said that the distracted public is now addicted to individual pursuits, as opposed to assessing what's best for the country.
"They are called low-information voters. And those folks can be easily manipulated by a dishonest media and clever politicians," O'Reilly said. "Misleading polls, headlines and Internet deception are legion and a threat to our safety and prosperity."
Watch the full Memo above.
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