||5-9-09 -- On the Monday Factor O'Reilly did an entire talking points memo that basically said everyone in the media is corrupt and they lie to you, except of course for him and FOX News. Billy said you should only watch FOX because they tell the truth. And here is some of that truthful reporting O'Reilly claims he does.
On the Tuesday May 5th O'Reilly Factor, O'Reilly falsely claimed that pedophiles could be protected under the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act -- which defines as a crime acts of attempted violence "motivated by prejudice based on the actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability of the victim."
O'Reilly said: "You could make an argument that a pedophile has a disease, and because the disease is there, he's a target or she's a target." O'Reilly later added that pedophiles could be protected by the bill because "disability is included. They have a mental disability."
However, pedophilia is not considered a "disability" under federal law. And the Americans with Disabilities Act specifically excludes pedophilia, thereby precluding protection for pedophiles from the hate crimes bill.
While discussing the Democrats opposition to King's amendment, O'Reilly suggested that by defining as crimes acts of attempted violence "motivated by prejudice based on the actual or perceived ... disability of the victim," the underlying bill could protect pedophiles because "a psychiatrist would make an argument ... they have a disease. They can't control themselves."
O'Reilly also stated that "you could make an argument that a pedophile has a disease, and because the disease is there, he's a target or she's a target." After Dr. Marc Lamont Hill stated, "when we talk about sexual orientation, you're not talking about ... pedophilia," O'Reilly replied, "Disability is included. They have a mental disability."
Contrary to O'Reilly's claim that pedophiles could be covered under the hate crimes bill because "they have a mental disability," the bill specifically states: "the term 'disability' shall not include pedophilia."
So O'Reilly was caught red handed lying about the bill. And he was not the only right-wing idiot from FOX to get caught lying about the bill. Billy's good friend and Factor regular in the is it legal segment Megyn Kelly was also caught lying about the bill.
On America's Newsroom, teasing an interview with Rep. Steve King (R-IA), Kelly claimed that "the Democrats on this committee voted -- essentially -- to protect pedophiles. During her interview with King, Kelly repeated the false charge, saying: "You thought it would be a good idea to make sure -- since they're adding sexual orientation to the bill -- to make sure that pedophilia doesn't get swept up into a special protection.
On the screen it said House Dems vote to protect pedophiles, but not veterans. Which is the lowest form of dishonest journalism you can do, she lied to claim Democrats voted for pedophiles and against veterans, and here is a screen capture to prove it.
Democrats did not "vote to protect pedophiles" by voting down King's amendment to define "sexual orientation" because pedophiles are not protected by the bill. So we have O'Reilly and Kelly lying about the bill to smear Democrats, Bill Hemmer and Sean Hannity were also caught doing the very same thing. And remember this, O'Reilly said FOX Tells you the truth, then they get caught lying about this, multiple times by numerous anchors at FOX.
Discussing the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act, Sean Hannity and Bill Hemmer also advanced the false claim that House Democrats voted to "protect" pedophiles by voting against an amendment to the bill by Rep. Steve King (R-IA) stating that "the term 'sexual orientation' shall not include pedophilia."
In fact, as Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) noted during an April 23 House Judiciary Committee hearing, the term "sexual orientation" is already defined by federal statute as applying only to "consensual homosexuality or heterosexuality," thereby excluding pedophiles who engage in nonconsensual sexual relationships with children. In providing her reasons for opposing King's amendment, Baldwin said that it "is unnecessary and, I would add, inflammatory in terms of insinuations."
What happened is, this corrupt and 100% dishonest Republican Congressman Steve King, tried to pass that insane amendment just so he could go on FOX News and claim the Democrats voted to protect pedophiles, but not veterans. Then O'Reilly, Kelly, Hemmer, and Hannity all helped this scum Congressman put his plan in place by giving him time on the FOX News Network to spew out this ridiculous right-wing propaganda. And that is how dishonest Bill O'Reilly is, it was all right-wing propaganda, and O'Reilly helped them promote every word of it.
O'Reilly calls that the truth, when in reality it's planned partisan dishonesty, from all right-wing idiots who work for FOX News. They spew out this garbage that smears and lies about the Democrats and what is in the hate crimes bill, then they claim to be the fair and balanced News Network that tells you the truth. They are dishonest and biased scum, all of them, and to even call what they do journalism is an insult to every real journalist in America.