O'Reilly Caught Lying About House Ethics Committee
By: Steve - November 11, 2009 - 9:20am

On Thursday 11-6-09 O'Reilly said this during an interview with Al Sharpton:
O'REILLY: You know, the ethics committee is run by a Democrat. The majority of people on there are Democrats. They have liberal people on there.
Fact: That is a lie, I found this in 2 seconds at (http://ethics.house.gov/About/) by doing a simple google search.

Democrats Republicans
1) Zoe Lofgren
2) Ben Chandler
3) G.K. Butterfield
4) Kathy Castor
5) Peter Welch
1) Jo Bonner
2) Mike Conaway
3) Charles Dent
4) Gregg Harper
5) Michael McCaul

As you can see, O'Reilly was lying his right-wing ass off when he said the majority of people are Democrats, the House Ethics Committee has exactly 5 Democrats and 5 Republicans.

Later in the interview O'Reilly said this:
SHARPTON: How many times have I heard allegations against my organization? It ended up being absolutely nothing? But if you get enough of these guys to beat the drums, they cost you a lot of money in legal fees. You don't even get the news story saying you were cleared.

O'REILLY: They haven't even removed Rangel from the chairmanship of the Ways and Means Committee.

SHARPTON: Nor should they, because nothing's been proven.

O'REILLY: But they could say why don't you step aside while we investigate. And then if it's clean, you can come back in as the chairman.

SHARPTON: I disagree. I think if we had everybody step aside with an allegation we wouldn't have any chairmans in the House.
What a ridiculous statement from O'Reilly, he wants the House Ethics Committee to remove Charlie Rangel from his Chairmanship, before he has been proven guilty of anything. If they did that it would be a punishment, before the man has even been found guilty of any wrongdoing.

Proving that O'Reilly is a biased lying right-wing idiot. First he lies about the Committee being mostly liberal Democrats, then he calls for a man to be punished before he is even found guilty of anything. Not to mention, he sure as hell never called for any Republicans to be removed from a Chairmanship before the investigation had been done.

And btw, O'Reilly did the exact same thing to the Democrat Chris Dodd, for almost a year he claimed that Dodd was guilty of violating the Senate Ethics Rules by getting a special home loan deal. For a year O'Reilly reported he was guilty, then on August 7th, 2009 the Senate Ethics Committee cleared Dodd of all charges.

And O'Reilly did not report it, he ignored the story that Dodd was cleared. O'Reilly did exactly what Sharpton complained about. Billy reported the allegations against Dodd for close to a year, but when he was cleared he did not report that.

I know, because I remember reporting on it. I went back and checked the archives, and I noted that O'Reilly never said one word about Dodd being cleared. And now he is doing the very same thing to Charlie Rangel. It's bias, hypocrisy, and a double standard, and it's more proof that O'Reilly is a right-wing partisan. Because he never does anything like this when it involves a Republican Congressman or Senator, in fact, he defends them and says the exact opposite when it's a Republican.





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