3-6-09 -- Yesterday I wrote a review for the Wednesday night Factor, I gave credit to O'Reilly for nailing Obama on his earmarks promise, and I made a big mistake. It just goes to show that O'Reilly is a dishonest jerk of a right-wing liar. And nothing he says can ever be believed, especially when he is talking about a Democratic president.
O'Reilly aired a clip of President Obama stating, "We are going to ban all earmarks, the process by which individual members insert pet projects without review," which O'Reilly falsely characterized as "President Obama pledging last January to end earmarks in FEDERAL SPENDING."
Later in the show, referring to earmarks included in the omnibus appropriations bill, O'Reilly stated, "But Obama's on record -- we just played the clip -- that he's going to do away with this. And then he takes 9,000 of them and signs it?"
In fact, in the January 6th clip O'Reilly played, Obama was referring to his desire to "ban all earmarks" from his "recovery and reinvestment plan," which he specifically distinguished from "the overall budget process."
Billy cherry picked the Obama statement, and only played the part he wanted you to see, then misrepresented what he was talking about. And you know he did it on purpose because he had the video, all of it. Then he only played it at the part where Obama said he would ban all earmarks. So he partially quoted Obama and used it to lie about what he meant.
If someone does that to O'Reilly he screams bloody murder, and calls them low life scum who should not be allowed to have a job in journalism. Then he does the exact same thing, talk about a fraud, he is a massive fraud, and a hypocrite. And how many times did O'Reilly take a cherry picked partial quote from Bush, then misrepresent what he said, never, not once in 8 years. But Obama is president 6 weeks and he is already doing it, if that's not a perfect example of bias from O'Reilly I dont know what is.
Here is most of the full statement from Obama, the part O'Reilly dishonestly failed to show you.
OBAMA: But we're not going to be able to expect the American people to support this critical effort unless we take extraordinary steps to ensure that the investments are made wisely and managed well. And that's why my recovery and reinvestment plan will have -- will set a new higher standard of accountability, transparency, and oversight.
O'Reilly is just the latest right-wing hack to misrepresent Obama's statements regarding earmarks to then accuse Obama of breaking his promise. During his presidential campaign, Obama actually promised to REFORM the earmark process and cut wasteful spending, not ELIMINATE earmarks.
We are going to ban all earmarks, the process by which individual members insert pet projects without review.
That is 100% proof that O'Reilly is a biased and dishonest right-wing fraud, he edited that clip on purpose to misrepresent what Obama promised so he could make it look like he broke a promise to the American people, when he did no such thing. This is really low, even for O'Reilly, and he did it to the president, O'Reilly misrepresented what the president said, and did it on purpose. After this he can not even claim to be a journalist, or complain about bias from other journalists, he's a low life partisan hack, not a journalist.
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