O'Reilly Caught Lying About The Media (Again)
By: Steve - January 23, 2011 - 10:00am

On Tuesday January 18th, Bill O'Reilly accused the mainstream media of showing a bias by ignoring the story about Tucson shooting victim James Eric Fuller, who threatened a Tea Party leader at a town hall meeting. O'Reilly said the network news, the cable news networks, and the print press has ignored the story.

Here is exactly what O'Reilly said on 1-18-11, from his very own transcript:
O'REILLY: Over the weekend there was a disturbing development in the case that is being under-reported. 63-year-old James Eric Fuller, who was shot in the knee by Jared Loughner, attended an ABC News event, where he made threats against a tea party leader and was taken into custody.

There's no question Fuller is troubled - he told the New York Post that some conservatives should be tortured and an 'ear necklace' should be made with the ears of Michele Bachmann, Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Dick Cheney.

Fuller's rantings were said well after the far-left began its campaign of vilification, blaming various people on the right for encouraging Loughner.

Did you hear this story reported on the network news, on our cable news competition, or in the liberal print press? Why not?

Because a logical argument can be made that the far-left encouraged an unbalanced guy to do bad things.

Talking Points believes you have a right to know the complete story about important situations like the Arizona murder. Now you have another piece of the big picture.
And guess what folks, all that is a lie from O'Reilly, it's a 100% flat out lie. Because every major media outlet in America covered the story immediately and repeatedly, including ABC, AP, CBS, MSNBC, CNN, NBC, The LA Times, The NY Times, NPR, Reuters, and The Washington Post.

-- ABC Repeatedly Covered Fuller's Threat And Arrest, Including During Broadcast Of This Week Town Hall.

-- ABCNews.com even reported the story on it's website: "Police Arrest Arizona Shooting Victim After Tea Party Member Threatened." -- The Associated Press ran several stories on Fuller's threats and subsequent psychiatric evaluation.

-- A Nexis search of CBS transcripts reveals three segments covering Fuller's threat and arrest in the days following the event.

-- CBSNews.com also reported the AP story about it on it's website: A January 18 CBS/AP article on CBSNews.com noted that Fuller "remained under psychiatric evaluation following his arrest Saturday for threatening a Tea Party leader during a televised town hall meeting."

-- A Nexis search of CNN transcripts reveals at least 13 mentions of Fuller's alleged death threat and arrest.

-- On January 15, the Los Angeles Times published an article about Fuller's death threat and arrest.

-- On the January 17 edition of MSNBC's Countdown, host Keith Olbermann noted that Fuller was "quite appropriately, arrested, and removed for psychological evaluation."

-- In an article posted the same day as the shooting, January 15, The New York Times covered Fuller's death threat and arrest.

-- The NY Times political blog The Caucus also covered Fuller's threat and arrest on January 15.

-- NPR's website published at least three Associated Press stories about Fuller's death threat against Humphries in the days following the event.

-- Reuters published at least three articles (over a 4 day period from 1-16-11 until 1-19-11) about Fuller's threat. In addition to two articles about Fuller's arrest and detainment, Reuters also published an article on January 19 including the update that "Fuller...was ordered by a judge to keep his distance from a local Tea Party leader he was accused of threatening over the weekend."

-- The Washington Post published one online article and one print article, as well as an AP article, on Fuller's threat and arrest.

On top of all that, as if that's not enough. Yahoo News, and Google News, had hundreds of articles listed about the story. So everyone who has a yahoo e-mail account saw the story headline when they logged into their yahoo e-mail account.

The Google top 20 most popular stories news page had the story listed at #1 on the day of his arrest.

If you do a google search on James Eric Fuller you get 227,000 results, and if you do a google news search on James Eric Fuller you get 647 results. That list links to articles about the story at virtually every media outlet and blog in America.

Think about that for a minute, O'Reilly said nobody in the media reported the story except Fox, those are his words. He said the mainstream network news ignored it, the cable news ignored it, and the print press ignored it.

And I just showed you that he was lying, because they all reported the story, and most of them reported it 2 or 3 times over a 2 or 3 day period. In fact, I can not find a media outlet that did not report the story, which is the exact opposite of what O'Reilly said.

Now if you only watch Bill O'Reilly for your news, you would be totally misinformed. You would think nobody reported it but Fox, and you would think O'Reilly was reporting the truth. When the facts show O'Reilly to be a liar, yes I said liar, Bill O'Reilly is a bold faced liar.

And if someone says to you that O'Reilly never lies, just show them this blog posting.


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