O'Reilly: Media Believe They're on 'Mission to Save USA' from Trump
Bill O'Reilly said tonight that CNN reporter Christiane Amanpour's defense of Hillary Clinton is an example of why so many Americans now distrust the media.
In a commentary, Amanpour criticized the media for its reporting on Clinton's bout with pneumonia, which included a fainting episode which was caught on tape on Sunday.
"Can’t a girl have a sick day or two?" Amanpour asked, downplaying "conspiracies" that the Clintons were hiding information about her health.
"Talk about transparency breakdown. What about Donald Trump's tax returns? Where are they?" she asked.
O'Reilly said Amanpour is a "distinguished, fact-finding journalist," not a political analyst.
"Why is she giving her pro-Hillary Clinton opinion? ... How can viewers now accept her information, especially about the campaign, without being skeptical?" he asked, pointing out a new Gallup poll showing trust in the media is at an all-time low.
O'Reilly said Americans can see that many in the media are emotional about this election and "believe they're on a mission to save the USA from a guy like Trump and the 'deplorables' who support him."
He said a new Washington Post report on the Donald J. Trump Foundation's charitable donations isn't getting much attention because of the paper's numerous anti-Trump editorials.
He said the "hard news" report by David Fahrenthold raised valid questions about how Trump's foundation operates.
"But the Post story is getting far less traction than it might because the paper is so committed to hurting Trump. Therefore, some folks just ignore what the Washington Post reports," he said.
Watch the full Talking Points Memo above. In the clip below, O'Reilly analyzed the WaPo report in his Truth Serum segment.