O'Reilly Ignores New Poll While Promoting Paladino
By: Steve - October 2, 2010 - 10:30am
Here we go again, O'Reilly is so biased for Republican candidates it is ridiculous. First he lied for Meg Whitman, and then he lied for Carl Paladino. To begin with, last week O'Reilly cherry picked a poll about the NY governor's race with Republican Carl Paladino and Democrat Andrew Cuomo. The Quinnipiac poll had Paladino only 6 points down and O'Reilly called it stunning that he was so close.
While ignoring a Siena Research poll, that had Cuomo leading by 34 points, 57 percent to 24 percent. So Friday morning a new poll comes out that has Cuomo ahead by 16 points. Cuomo is leading Paladino by 56 percent to 40 percent in a Marist Institute poll conducted Sept. 27-29. But O'Reilly never said a word about either poll, the only poll he reported is the one that had Paladino 6 points down.
And here is what makes it ever worse, if that's possible. On the Friday night Factor show O'Reilly had a segment on the race with Geraldo. Not only did O'Reilly ignore the new poll, he promoted Paladino, said his threat to take out a journalist would help him, and he plans to have him on the Factor Monday night.
So in O'Reillyworld if a Republican tells a journalist he will "take him out" as in kill him, That's a positive to O'Reilly. Now imagine if a Democratic candidate said that to say a Fox News reporter, me thinks O'Reilly would have a slightly different view of that. Just look at what O'Reilly said:
O'REILLY: Carl Paladino, the Republican candidate for Governor of New York, nearly came to blows with a political reporter this week.Wow, can you be any more of a right-wing ass kisser. If Cuomo did that to a Fox reporter, O'Reilly would call for him to quit the race, and tell people to not vote for him. But when the Republican does it, O'Reilly loves it, says it helped him, and invites him on the Factor to kiss his ass some more.
People in New York are so fed up and the state is so dysfunctional that I think Paladino helped himself. People are going to say he might be what we need to get the state under control. Carl Paladino will enter the No Spin Zone Monday evening.
Then on top of that, not once does O'Reilly mention the new poll that now has Paladino 16 points down. And that Factor visit is only being done to give Paladino free air time, on the #1 rated cable news show to help him gain votes. But you notice that Cuomo is not given the same free air time.
This is ridiculous, and the FEC should be cracking down on this partisan election bias. O'Reilly claims he is just doing an interview, when we all know it's a free infomercial for Paladino, to make him look good on a friendly show that will not cost him a dime.
On the O'Reilly website it even says this: "Nastiness ratchets up in New York gov race"
Yeah and it's all from Paladino, the man is a jerk, he has said he will use a baseball bat to clean up New York, he made threats to a New York reporter, he put out false rumors that Cuomo cheated on his wife, and he forwarded racist e-mails about President Obama and his wife.
So what does O'Reilly do, reward him with a Factor interview, promote him, ignore most of what Paladino has done, fail to report most of the polls on the race, and basically send out the message to vote for Paladino.
My question is this, after the Meg Whitman ass kissing, and the Carl Paladino ass kissing, how the hell can O'Reilly claim to be a non-partisan Independent journalist. It's like he is working for their campaigns, instead of being an impartial journalist.
Paladino is a far right nut, who should be in anger management classes, not the Governor of New York. And instead of reporting that, O'Reilly promotes the guy and helps him by giving him a free campaign add on his show.
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