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Is Bill O'Reilly Fair and Balanced?
KTVL TV Louisville, KY, CBS Affiliate ^ | March 29, 2014 | Self

Posted on 03/29/2014 5:41:30 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: billoreilly; crime; demagogue; kentucky; ktvl; louisville; news
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Bill O'Reilly reported the incident as an attack by a predominately black group on a white woman in downtown Louisville on his TV program, I had already read the account of the incident on FreeRepublic.com.

The youths were not predominately black, as O'Reilly reported, they were black (view the surveillance video posted on the KTVL website. And, the woman was not just attacked, she was attacked in front of 5 children who were terrorized and one of which will need therapy to get over the trauma.

Why did O'Reilly under report this story? Is O'Reilly a victim of political correctness?

1 posted on 03/29/2014 5:41:30 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: The_Media_never_lie

O’Reilly is a phony. As soon as he feels any heat, he’ll backtrack for weeks. Take his interview with “Captain Midnight” as an example.


2 posted on 03/29/2014 5:44:12 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

3 posted on 03/29/2014 5:44:25 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: headstamp 2

BOR is an idiot. I caught the last few minutes of his show a few days ago. He was informing the nation that there was no such fish as a Talapia. An Idiot!


4 posted on 03/29/2014 5:47:04 AM PDT by Gadsden1st
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To: headstamp 2
O’Reilly is a phony.
He bitterly complains that all the news channels are exploiting the Malaysia jet disappearance - but explains that his daily segment on same is not exploitation, because he has "facts."
What a feckin' loser.
5 posted on 03/29/2014 5:49:15 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

I gave up on this yob years ago


6 posted on 03/29/2014 5:49:42 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: Gadsden1st

7 posted on 03/29/2014 5:50:47 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Gadsden1st
1. You are a Troll.

Most people here think of BOR as Ted Baxter.

The attackers WERE BLACK as I saw and read the comments at the Story.

Bye don't let the door hit you.

8 posted on 03/29/2014 5:51:00 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: dfwgator

That’s one bad toupee.


9 posted on 03/29/2014 5:52:37 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Gadsden1st

-— He was informing the nation that there was no such fish as a Talapia. An Idiot -—

He may have meant that it used to be called “Chilean Tooth Fish,” or something like that. A little marketing can do wonders.


10 posted on 03/29/2014 5:52:58 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

O’Really has one of the worst research staffs on Fox. Incompetent. Only topped by BeckelBoob for pure BS.


11 posted on 03/29/2014 5:53:18 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

He knows as much about fish as he does about Falafel.


12 posted on 03/29/2014 5:53:50 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: The_Media_never_lie

O’Really’s head is so swollen up with self-aggrandizement these days, I’m surprised it fits in the camera shots. A viewer wrote him and cautioned him not to break an arm patting himself on he back. He’s gotten very hard to watch .... most of the time I don’t.


13 posted on 03/29/2014 5:53:55 AM PDT by Qiviut (It's hard to be a donk if you're sane & it's hard to be a pubbie if you have any integrity.)
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To: miss marmelstein

That was Billy’s best performance ever. His truest self.


14 posted on 03/29/2014 5:54:33 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: scooby321

???? BOR is not an Idiot???? Talapia are not a real fish???


15 posted on 03/29/2014 5:55:43 AM PDT by Gadsden1st
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To: Nifster

“I gave up on this yob years ago”

Yah, I still will watch him if he has a guest coming on that I’m interested in. But, when he starts his bloviating and talking on top of his guests I flip him off, both literally and physically. Usually happens about max two minutes into his show.....


16 posted on 03/29/2014 5:56:17 AM PDT by snoringbear (E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
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To: central_va

i noticed his info is generally “old”. its like his staff gives him talking points and he just vomits them out.
“If obama doesnt move to the center he will lose this election.”
“obama has deported more than bush”
hey oreilly look up how O has redefined what deported means.


17 posted on 03/29/2014 5:58:10 AM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HnodredscottIM all things are possible.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

I’m surprised he didn’t blame it on US troops.

Thanks The_Media_never_lie.


18 posted on 03/29/2014 6:01:18 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/alreadyposted/index)
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To: The_Media_never_lie
I really wonder sometimes if he made a conscious decision to base his TV persona off of the fictitious Ted Baxter.

There is just too much to be pure coincidence.

19 posted on 03/29/2014 6:02:50 AM PDT by The Cajun (tea party!!!, Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert......Nuff said.)
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To: The_Media_never_lie
In O’Baxter’s (apologies to Ted Knight) defense, he remains the only TV “journalist” who saw Obama’s real birth certificate with his own eyes. Or someone on his staff saw it. Or someone on his staff's father in law saw it. Or someone on his staff's uncle's son-in-law’s cousin's nephew saw it. Or “let's just drop the whole thing.”
20 posted on 03/29/2014 6:11:01 AM PDT by Tupelo (I feel more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: headstamp 2

O’Reilly is a closet limosine liberal who found out that he could masquerade as a conservative and make a bunch of bucks doing so. All ya’ gotta’ do is watch his interviews of Obambi to see how cowed he was by the Kenyan-born creep to not go after him about his foreign birth, his bathhouse-Barry years, the fact that NO ONE knew him in college or saw him in any classes or even went to his “lectures.”

Coulda’ been an easy interview, but O’Reilly wouldn’t do it because he is a liberal and doesn’t want to embarrass the pipe-stem armed anti-Christian and anti-American illegal alien.


21 posted on 03/29/2014 6:15:18 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: headstamp 2

0’pinhead...the least...to say the most...!!!!!!!!!!
*****


22 posted on 03/29/2014 6:16:47 AM PDT by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

Only claim for conservatism is he’s Catholic and supposed to be pro life.

‘Fair and Balance’ logic is being wrong is a valid option. Democrats should like that.


23 posted on 03/29/2014 6:19:59 AM PDT by Son House ( Economics: Settled Science, the more Taxed from the Private Sector, the Smaller the Private Sector.)
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To: The_Media_never_lie
Is Bill O'Reilly Fair and Balanced?

Bill O'Reilly is fairly unbalanced.

24 posted on 03/29/2014 6:20:22 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
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To: dfwgator
I know Fox is the best conservative-reporting cable news available, but BOR and company became part of the reason I dropped cable altogether. You're right in your assessment, he has definitely been corrupted by the dark side, and I won't have anything more to do with him.

I'll get my news my own way, at least until the Department of Propaganda shuts that down too...

25 posted on 03/29/2014 6:22:43 AM PDT by Dubh_Ghlase (Therefore, send not to know For whom the bell tolls, It tolls for thee.)
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To: central_va
O’Really has one of the worst research staffs on Fox. Incompetent. Only topped by BeckelBoob for pure BS.

I agree. I have a research staff of 1 (me, computer and FreeRepublic). I found the truth in 5 minutes without having to suffer through the BOR show.

26 posted on 03/29/2014 6:23:53 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: Qiviut

Ditto!


27 posted on 03/29/2014 6:27:31 AM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: scooby321; Gadsden1st
1. You are a Troll.
Most people here think of BOR as Ted Baxter.
The attackers WERE BLACK as I saw and read the comments at the Story.
Bye don't let the door hit you.

I'm lost. Can you explain why Gadsden is a troll? Here is what he or she posted that you called troll on:

BOR is an idiot. I caught the last few minutes of his show a few days ago. He was informing the nation that there was no such fish as a Talapia. An Idiot!

Clarification please?

28 posted on 03/29/2014 6:28:00 AM PDT by CAluvdubya (Molon Labe)
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To: The_Media_never_lie
Wouldn't know I don't watch the draft dodger.
29 posted on 03/29/2014 6:31:45 AM PDT by piroque ("In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act")
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To: CAluvdubya

Bump


30 posted on 03/29/2014 6:33:57 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

No, he is a pompous ego-maniac and a big blowhard.


31 posted on 03/29/2014 6:34:29 AM PDT by mulligan (I)
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To: snoringbear

I still watch him, but he’s so obnoxious. He just can’t shut up.

I like hearing what Laura Ingraham has to say, or at least TRIES to say. She gets a few words out and he just starts ranting and cuts her off. I can see by her body language that she gets frustrated by him as well.

Whenever Laura is hosting, I watch the show. Wish she would take over.


32 posted on 03/29/2014 6:36:00 AM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: The_Media_never_lie

Fox News used to be on my TV 24/7. I listened to O’Reilly and Hannity on the radio, but when they refused to mention Duncan Hunter’s name, I dropped them.

We ended up with a race baiter, eco-terrorist, and a dictator.


33 posted on 03/29/2014 6:47:20 AM PDT by Haddit
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To: The_Media_never_lie

I never watch the man. BOR is in Obama’s right pocket. He knows it, Obama knows it. He’s all about ratings and cares nothing about the truth. Why do you think Michelle Malkin no longer appears on his show. Look at what he did, or didn’t do, for her with she had that tiff with Geraldo.


34 posted on 03/29/2014 7:15:55 AM PDT by ducttape45
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To: The_Media_never_lie
We never watch him anymore, got sick of his ego and constant interrupting. Plus his kissing up to Obama is sickening.

Megyn Kelly is great and Hannity...both worth watching.

35 posted on 03/29/2014 7:23:16 AM PDT by Katarina
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To: The_Media_never_lie
I saw the O’Reilly episode in question. Part of the discussion was about who the victims were. It turned out that the BLACK gang attacked both blacks and whites. If I'm not mistaken, the first victim was a black girl who was robbed.

Anyway, the victims were diverse, and perhaps - just perhaps - O’Reilly got confused as to which side was the diverse side. That's a possibility. After all, he jabbers on so fast and so aimlessly that he's bound to confuse himself.

Yet another reason why O’Reilly should be replaced by Laura Ingraham.

36 posted on 03/29/2014 7:43:01 AM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: Gadsden1st
Tilapia (/tɨˈlɑːpiə/ ti-LA-pee-ə) is the common name for nearly a hundred species of cichlid fish from the tilapiine cichlid tribe. Tilapia are mainly freshwater fish inhabiting shallow streams, ponds, rivers and lakes and less commonly found living in brackish water. Historically, they have been of major importance in artisan fishing in Africa and the Levant and are of increasing importance in aquaculture and aquaponics. Tilapia can become problematic invasive species in new warm-water habitats, whether deliberately or accidentally introduced, but generally not in temperate climates due to their inability to survive in cooler waters below about 21 °C (70 °F).

Kind of like getting 'scrod' or 'schrod' in Boston. It's the white fish of the day, typically the most available 'white fish catch of the day'. Scrod = Cod and Schrod = Haddock.

37 posted on 03/29/2014 7:47:50 AM PDT by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: Leaning Right

Watch the Daily Ledger, on ONE AMERICA NEWS on same time as BOR
and Graham Ledger is TRULY conservative! One America News has launched on cable Verizon VIOS straight news NO BIAS!!


38 posted on 03/29/2014 7:49:24 AM PDT by Kit cat (OBummer must go)
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To: harpu

I do not wish to begin a semantic battle, however to say Talapia is not a fish because the name is common for nearly a hundred species of Ciclid would be the same as telling his “Urchin” they could not go fishing for catfish because there is not real fish called a catfish.


39 posted on 03/29/2014 8:12:23 AM PDT by Gadsden1st
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To: The_Media_never_lie
Why did O'Reilly under report this story? Is O'Reilly a victim of political correctness?

Before answering I'd like to know how his report compared to others, like ABC, CBS, NBC, and the like.

40 posted on 03/29/2014 8:15:25 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Over production, one of the top 5 worries for the American Farmer every year.)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

41 posted on 03/29/2014 8:16:11 AM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and is not afraid of the unlawful.)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

O’rrrrly is about as fair and balanced as a pigeon feather, I was going to say chicken but the feather of a flying rat is more appropriate, blowing in the wind capriciously moving to and fro constantly changing direction.


42 posted on 03/29/2014 8:33:49 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: dfwgator

Isn’t that right, Makris?!?


43 posted on 03/29/2014 8:38:59 AM PDT by Ted Grant
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To: Leaning Right

You must have missed that test run for a Laura Ingraham show between the time Beck was canceled and before they started The Five.

Laura hosted a show that was painfully bad. Unwatchable. They had the bright idea to open the show with a couple of minutes of Laura making jokes about the news of the day. Problem: she is remarkably unfunny.

The test show was put out of its misery. Laura isn’t a prime time tv host.


44 posted on 03/29/2014 8:42:31 AM PDT by Ted Grant
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To: The_Media_never_lie

He does good things for our wounded warriors so I will continue to watch him.


45 posted on 03/29/2014 8:44:32 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: Nifster

The only reason I still watch him semi-regularly is that he does sometimes cover events or topics that simply do not get covered elsewhere. I’ll bet there are many folks who only know anything about the black mob behavior because he’s covered it. They certainly didn’t see it on ABCNNBCBS!

I also find Watters and Miller informative and entertaining.

That he bends over backwards to be “fair” is not always a good thing, though. I find myself yelling at him a lot!


46 posted on 03/29/2014 8:53:17 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Donnafrflorida
“obama has deported more than bush”

hey oreilly look up how O has redefined what deported means.

He (or his staff) gets that kind of info from government sources. In other words, untrustworthy sources.

47 posted on 03/29/2014 8:56:51 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: laweeks

O’Reilly is a closet limosine liberal who found out that he could masquerade as a conservative and make a bunch of bucks doing so. All ya’ gotta’ do is watch his interviews of Obambi to see how cowed he was by the Kenyan-born creep to not go after him about his foreign birth, his bathhouse-Barry years, the fact that NO ONE knew him in college or saw him in any classes or even went to his “lectures.”

Coulda’ been an easy interview, but O’Reilly wouldn’t do it because he is a liberal and doesn’t want to embarrass the pipe-stem armed anti-Christian and anti-American illegal alien.

You’ve seen the same BOR I have. Who watches this asshats show? He’s always at the top of the ratings and it behooves me


48 posted on 03/29/2014 9:07:54 AM PDT by Figment
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To: mulligan

“No, he is a pompous ego-maniac and a big blowhard”

And anti capitalist to boot. At least when it involves USA intests


49 posted on 03/29/2014 9:12:41 AM PDT by Figment
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To: Gadsden1st

Rush Limbaugh was right he is Ted Baxter. :-)


50 posted on 03/29/2014 9:14:53 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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