Oct
14
2003

O'Reilly 'Responds' to FAIR

Though never mentioning FAIR by name, Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly responded to a recent FAIR action alert correcting statements the host made about the L.A. Times and its coverage of Arnold Schwarzenegger. O'Reilly was harshly critical of the paper for reporting allegations that Schwarzenegger had a long record of groping and harassing women. This coverage amounted to a double-standard in O'Reilly's eyes: "Do you think the L.A. Times sent a squad of reporters to Arkansas to investigate Bill Clinton's problems with women? No, it did not." As FAIR pointed out, the L.A. Times was one of the first media […]

Oct
10
2003

O'Reilly Smears L.A. Times on Sex Abuse Story

(NOTE: Please read the update to this alert: O'Reilly "Responds" to FAIR) In his continuing criticism of the Los Angeles Times for printing stories about Arnold Schwarzenegger's alleged record of groping and sexual assault, Fox News host Bill O'Reilly (10/8/03) pointed to what he saw as a double standard: "Do you think the L.A. Times sent a squad of reporters to Arkansas to investigate Bill Clinton's problems with women? No, it did not." In fact, the L.A. Times did investigate Clinton sex stories in Arkansas. A 4,000-word piece appeared on the paper's front page on December 21, 1993, running under […]