Peter Hart writes, “Fox host Bill O’Reilly searched around for a reason to support Arizona’s harsh new immigration law, and seemed to settle on the fact that there is a crime wave in Phoenix (5/3/10).”
Jones, President Barack Obama’s appointed advisor on “green jobs,” resigned in the wake of incendiary ranting from rabid right-wing news types like Glenn Beck about Jones’ statements regarding Republicans and his signing a 2004 letter suggesting that former President George W. Bush might have knowingly allowed the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks to occur in order to use them to go to war.
August 7 â€“ In the wake of anÂ August 1 expose in theÂ New York Times, an agreement reportedly reached by executives at the parent companies ofÂ Fox News Channel andÂ MSNBC to rein in the networks’ two stars’ criticism of each other seems to have fallen apart. The behind-the-scenes deal-making, though, still illustrates the corrosive effect on media of corporate ownership.
This is a lazy man’s blog post, but I’m trying to wrap up classes and get to work on some projects that have been idling on the back burner far too long, so here is a column from Media MattersÂ bloggers: Eric Boehlert and Jamison Foster:
Despite falsehood after falsehood, O’Reilly reportedly claimed canceledRadio FactorÂ
According to a December 4 New York Daily News article, in confirming that he would no longer host his nationally syndicated radio show, The Radio Factor, Bill O’Reilly said, “I knew my show couldn’t be ideological. … So I was doing a show that was fact-based.” However, far from being “fact-based,” The Radio Factor, like The O’Reilly Factor, frequently featured “fact-free” claims and falsehoods by O’Reilly, as Media Matters for America’s extensive collection of Radio Factor items demonstrates: Read More Here