O'Reilly's Spin ZoneSubmitted by Benjamin Vander Jagt on Wed, 08/24/2011 - 20:36
I just watched O'Reilly's segment on the crazy Ron Paul, and I have to say, it's oozing with obvious bias, misstatements, and outright lies.
For instance, Morris said that "Those 13% who love Ron Paul should be prepared for Obama to be re-elected if Paul wins the nomination," to which O'Reilly responded, "Because there's no way that Paul would win a general election." Of course, they ignore Paul's nearly neck-and-neck standing against Obama.
They say that Paul would advocate a gold-backed currency, which would hold our economy hostage to the gold mined out of South Africa.
Before the segment began, I knew that it could only go one out of three ways.
1. Dick "Paul is Horrendous" Morris would change the topic to whatever he wants to talk about, which he's good at, even on The O'Reilly Factor
2. Dick Morris would actually defend Paul some, thereby diffusing the situation and ending the interest in the story, so that nobody follows up.
3. Dick Morris would attack Paul with skewed numbers, thereby agitating the Paul base more.
It turned out that he couldn't help himself, and he went with option 3...poke the sleeping giant in the eye.
This is perhaps the most tightly-woven segment of biased commentary and outright lies, all of which easily disproven. At the risk of getting Paul banned from the O'Reilly factor, there is plenty to dig from in this clip. I don't have a video, but it may be on the FNC website soon. I'll add it if I find it.
Edit 2: Thanks j and SaveOurSovereignty! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MN2XoFp2Nxs (I don't think I can embed it, but then again I don't think I need to give them the extra air-time. Anyone unsure about the bias of O'Reilly or Morris should take the 4 minutes, though. It's very telling.)
"The Spin Stops Right Here...where it lives."