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 […]

Jul 1 2001

Bill O’Reilly’s Sheer O’Reillyness

Don't call him conservative-- but he is

Fox News Channel‘s star performer is undoubtedly Bill O’Reilly. Host of the nightly talk-show The O’Reilly Factor and author of the best-selling book of the same name, O’Reilly epitomizes Fox‘s in-your-face style. A former anchor for the tabloid Inside Edition whose upcoming contract is reportedly worth $20 million (Boston Globe, 3/14/01), O’Reilly poses nightly as an outraged common man speaking out against the corruption of the liberal elites who run the country from Hollywood and Washington. “We’re the only show from a working-class point of view,” he once told the Washington Post (12/13/00). “I understand working-class Americans. I’m as lower-middle-class […]