Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Citing baseless criticism from NPR ombudsman, O'Reilly attacked "two dishonest far-left websites, Media Matters and Think Progress"

Bill O'Reilly claimed that "two dishonest far-left websites, Media Matters [for America] and Think Progress," are reasons "to stay away from far-left fanatics." As evidence, O'Reilly cited a column by National Public Radio (NPR) ombudsman Jeffrey A. Dvorkin, in which Dvorkin responded to a Media Matters item documenting NPR national political correspondent Mara Liasson's apparent assertion that Democrats received money from Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff. O'Reilly summarized that "[t]he ombudsman has now learned firsthand just how vicious the far-left blogs are," and concluded that "[a]ll decent Americans should reject these haters." Read more

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