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Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 04/21/2014

Sharyl Attkisson’s remarkable PR tour

CBS News says that it publishes stories without ‘fear or favor.’

By Erik Wemple  |  04:03 PM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, CBS News, Fox News, Howard Kurtz, Sharyl Attkisson

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 04/11/2014

Bill O’Reilly vs. Stephen Colbert, still going strong

Cablers keep the fight alive.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:51 AM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, Stephen Colbert, the Colbert Report

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 04/09/2014

Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly dukes it out with ‘deceiver’ Stephen Colbert

Cable stars, duking it out.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:48 AM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, CNN, Fox News, MH360, ratings, Stephen Colbert, University of Connecticut

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 04/08/2014

Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly spotlights ‘mob violence’ in Detroit

Host presses guests on whether “white citizens” feared to go into the neighborhood.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:44 PM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Detroit, Fox News, mob violence

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 03/24/2014

Fact-checking Bill O’Reilly’s claim to factual near-perfection

Just one retraction/apology?

By Erik Wemple  |  02:03 PM ET, 03/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, Sally Quinn, The O'Reilly Factor

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 03/23/2014

Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly strikes at atheist Bill Maher

Cable-news workhorse says he’s ‘tired,’ too.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:30 PM ET, 03/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill Maher, Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, Sally Quinn

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 03/21/2014

Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly: Networks prefer MH370 over IRS, Benghazi; media ‘fabricating’ things

More of the same from the king of cable news.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:47 AM ET, 03/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, Malaysia Airlines, mh370

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 03/19/2014

Why Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly is whining about cable news/CNN/Malaysia Airlines

Well, it’s not so hard to figure out.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:31 AM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, CNN, Flight 370, Fox News, Malaysia Airlines

Posted at 08:23 AM ET, 03/18/2014

O’Reilly: Malaysia Airlines coverage driven by ‘ratings, not journalism’

Who better to recognize such a dynamic than Bill O’Reilly?

By Erik Wemple  |  08:23 AM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, CNN, Flight 370, Fox News, Malaysia Airlines, War on Christmas

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 03/04/2014

NBC’s Bob Costas, Sen. John McCain mend fences on Putin

Senator apologizes to broadcaster for criticizing without context.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:20 AM ET, 03/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Bob Costas, Fox News, John McCain

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 02/28/2014

Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly is NOT taking credit for White House youth initiative

No, he just ‘chided’ the president about doing more on the issue of black youth.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:35 AM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, President Obama My Brother's Keeper

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 02/25/2014

Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly calls on Panetta to testify (again) on Benghazi

As an ‘American,’ mind you -- not as a ‘broadcaster’

By Erik Wemple  |  10:07 AM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, President Obama

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 02/18/2014

Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly blames the Internet for mass ignorance

But what does the Pew Center have to say about that?

By Erik Wemple  |  11:40 AM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, Internet, Tom Brokaw

Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 02/07/2014

Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly and the glory of ideological media

Don’t like the O’Reilly interview? What would you prefer?

By Erik Wemple  |  04:37 PM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, MSNBC, President Obama

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 02/06/2014

Pundit James Carville prepares for further torture as Fox News contributor

What do you pay a guy who deals with this stuff?

By Erik Wemple  |  02:31 PM ET, 02/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, james carville

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 02/04/2014

Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly schooled by President Obama on vouchers

Fox News host encountered a bit of static over his support for vouchers and gave up.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:26 AM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, Louis Farrakhan, President Obama, vouchers

Posted at 06:21 PM ET, 02/02/2014

Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly aces Obama interview

O’Reilly pulls out the I’m-a-taxpayer line on Obamacare, to excellent effect.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:21 PM ET, 02/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, IRS, kathleen sebelius, President Obama

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 01/31/2014

Fox News’s Laura Ingraham on MSNBC offense: ‘This would never happen at a place like Fox’

Whenever an ideological cable outlet does something terrible, the equivalency question arises.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:09 AM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, Laura Ingraham, MSNBC

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 01/23/2014

A question for Bill O’Reilly’s interview with President Obama

Three years ago, President Obama made a dubious claim to Bill O’Reilly. Will the Fox News host confront him?

By Erik Wemple  |  02:54 PM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Affordable Care Act, Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, Obamacare, President Obama

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 01/22/2014

Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly denounces Internet as a ‘headline service’

Cable TV rules!

By Erik Wemple  |  09:05 AM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, Internet, NBC News, Tom Brokaw

Posted at 08:18 AM ET, 12/11/2013

Bachmann to O’Reilly: ’80 percent of media reporting is anti-conservative’

Where’s she getting that number?

By Erik Wemple  |  08:18 AM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, michele bachmann

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 12/06/2013

Bill O’Reilly’s war on Christmas: Good for atheists’ business

Donations to American Atheists spike after a nice beatdown on the ‘O’Reilly Factor’

By Erik Wemple  |  04:02 PM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  american atheists, atheism, Bill O'Reilly, david silverman, humanism, war on christmans

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 12/05/2013

Bill O’Reilly’s never-ending evolution on gay marriage

From marrying a duck to acknowledging the pro-gay marriage argument to lamenting an attack on Judeo-Christian roots.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:39 AM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, gay marriage, Jon Stewart, War on Christmas

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 11/18/2013

Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly admits he went easy on ’60 Minutes’

It’s refreshing to see a big shot at Fox News facing serious questions about Fox News coverage.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:36 AM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O', Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, Howard Kurtz

Posted at 05:16 PM ET, 11/12/2013

Cable news hosts write on sex and love

What can possibly tie together an unruly class of literature?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:16 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Al Sharpton, Bill O'Reilly, CNN, Fox News, Geraldo Rivera, MSNBC, Piers Morgan

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 11/11/2013

Bill O’Reilly and ‘Killing Jesus’: So it is!

A writing tic shows up in bestselling O’Reilly tome.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:20 AM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, killing jesus, killing kennedy, killing lincoln

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 10/29/2013

Dick Cheney to Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly: American media is ‘seriously misguided’

Lefty bias all over the place, says former vice president.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:11 AM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Dick Cheney, Fox News

Posted at 08:16 AM ET, 10/22/2013

Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly continues piling on the Benghazi comparisons

If there’s an Obama administration failure, there’s a Benghazi comparison.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:16 AM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andrea Tantaros, Benghazi, Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, Steve Doocy

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 10/18/2013

Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly clobbered by Carl Bernstein in faceoff on GOP

How to engage with cable’s combative host.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:25 PM ET, 10/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Carl Bernstein, Fox News

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 10/15/2013

Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly rips ABC News and CNN for inadequate coverage of military

Other outlets’ coverage of military death benefits comes in for a shellacking on Fox News.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:56 AM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bernard Goldberg, Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, President Obama

Posted at 08:20 AM ET, 10/03/2013

Stephen Colbert satirizes Bill O’Reilly’s ‘Killing Jesus’ motivation

One remark by the Fox News host is working miracles for his book.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:20 AM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, CBS News, killing jesus, killing kennedy, killing lincoln

Posted at 08:45 PM ET, 09/25/2013

Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly challenged to debate over ‘communist’ slight

A joke to elite media types; a serious insult to one guy who was watching Fox News.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:45 PM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, communist, Robert Reich

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 09/20/2013

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow slights S.E. Cupp, war-mongering pundits

Allegation: Pundits are out of step with the United States.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:16 AM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, MSNBC, pundits, Rachel Maddow, S.E. Cupp, syria

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 09/16/2013

Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly blames Trayvon Martin’s death on hoodie

Fashion choices and the fate of young black men.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:12 PM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Allen West, Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, gangsta, George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin

Posted at 05:33 PM ET, 09/13/2013

Fox News’s Geraldo Rivera and Bill O’Reilly mix nostalgia with entitlement slams

What a great deal: Satisfy the Fox faithful and talk about your family’s grit, all in the same segment.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:33 PM ET, 09/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, entitlements, Fox News, Geraldo Rivera

Posted at 06:27 PM ET, 09/12/2013

Fox News embraces Twitter, new role for Shep Smith

Press release talks up the wonders of social media and high technology.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:27 PM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, Megyn Kelly, Sean Hannity, shepard smith

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 09/11/2013

Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly predicts doom for Obama: Deja vu!

He may not recover! This is big trouble for the president!

By Erik Wemple  |  11:47 AM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, President Obama

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 08/30/2013

What Bill O’Reilly’s apology means

Famous Fox News host shows serious contrition.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:15 AM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, james carville, March on Washington

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 08/29/2013

Will Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly issue a correction?

Will the no spin zone tolerate a falsehood of the sort uttered by Bill O'Reilly last night?

By Erik Wemple  |  06:00 PM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, March on Washington

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 08/28/2013

Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly: “Bloviating never works”

Some counterprogramming on cable TV's leading news show.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:10 PM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 08/27/2013

O'Reilly still bashing racial 'grievance industry'

A summer of consistency for the Fox News host.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:37 AM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, March on Washington, Martin Luther king Jr.

Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 08/01/2013

New Haven Register editor declines to be 'yelled at' by Bill O'Reilly

And alleges that Fox News has used its platform to allow Ted Nugent and Ann Coulter to spread nasty opinions on race.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:47 PM ET, 08/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, Ted Nugent

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 07/26/2013

MSNBC's Tour : O'Reilly is an 'idiot'

Host Martin Bashir takes issue with O'Reilly addressing issues other than the ones the country has been 'directed' to take on.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:47 PM ET, 07/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, George Zimmerman, MSNBC, Trayvon Martin

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 07/26/2013

Fox News's Bill O'Reilly: 'My salary has gone up '

His suggestion that his situation tells a story about the nation's economy is a bit of a stretch.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:43 AM ET, 07/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin

Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 07/18/2013

Fox News commentators hammer Rolling Stone

People want to retroactively edit Rolling Stone magazine. Good thing that can't actually happen.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:15 AM ET, 07/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, dzhokhar tsarnaev, Fox News, Rolling Stone

Posted at 08:26 AM ET, 07/17/2013

Fox News analyst: NBC News 'on the hook' in Zimmerman lawsuit

Outlet will have to pay out big time over mis-editing of police dispatch tape, commentators argue.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:26 AM ET, 07/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, George Zimmerman, NBC News

Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 07/16/2013

Fox News's Goldberg blasts newsmen's 'good racial manners'

Analyst blasts 'good racial manners' of mainstream media hosts

By Erik Wemple  |  09:21 AM ET, 07/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, George Stephanopolous

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 07/15/2013

Complaint archive: O'Reilly-Beck-Hannity edition

Progressives write 'not true' complaints to the FCC?

By Erik Wemple  |  10:17 AM ET, 07/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Complaint archive, Federal Communications Commission, Glenn Beck, Greta Van Susteren, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity

Posted at 06:24 PM ET, 07/10/2013

More on Bill O'Reilly and the George Zimmerman trial

For a guy who believes that the George Zimmerman case has gotten too much coverage, Bill O'Reilly has made some unorthodox coverage decisions.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:24 PM ET, 07/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 07/10/2013

Bill O'Reilly's magic black murder statistic

Fox News host bashes media for overcoverage of Trayvon Martin case. And O'Reilly has completely ignored it!

By Erik Wemple  |  10:06 AM ET, 07/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, Race, Trayvon Martin

Posted at 09:13 AM ET, 07/09/2013

Zimmerman case a media-driven 'racial morality play': Claim

How did race make its way into the Zimmerman case? Via the media? Or police documents?

By Erik Wemple  |  09:13 AM ET, 07/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, George Zimmerman, Race, Trayvon Martin

Posted at 08:28 AM ET, 07/03/2013

Note to Bill O'Reilly: Trayvon Martin is dead

What if a white actor had worn a George Zimmerman T-shirt?

By Erik Wemple  |  08:28 AM ET, 07/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, Trayvon Martin

Posted at 08:43 AM ET, 06/11/2013

Fox News's Bill O'Reilly calls for PRISM shutdown

There is a big difference, says cable host, between records of phone conversations and e-mails.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:43 AM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, National Security Agency, NSA, Prism

Posted at 08:16 AM ET, 06/04/2013

Fox News site botches Woodward's take on IRS scandal

Longtime Washington investigative journalist didn't actually say that the IRS scandal is 'on the road to Watergate.'

By Erik Wemple  |  08:16 AM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Bob Woodward, Fox News, IRS scandal

Posted at 08:44 AM ET, 05/22/2013

Fox News commentator denounces Democratic-scandal journalism

Let's do something on the political dimensions of the scandal!

By Erik Wemple  |  08:44 AM ET, 05/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AP, bernard Goldberg, Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, New York Times

Posted at 08:49 AM ET, 05/02/2013

Fox News: O'Reilly vs. Hannity on Muslims

Guess who carried on a nice and civil conversation about Muslims, and who didn't.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:49 AM ET, 05/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, Muslims, Pew research center, Sean Hannity

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 05/01/2013

Fox News's Bill O'Reilly accuses Tsarnaevs of 'gaming' public assistance

Bill O'Reilly asks why the Tsarnaev patriarch couldn't earn a good living. Read the newspapers!

By Erik Wemple  |  08:32 AM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Boston bombings, Boston marathon bombings, dzhokhar tsarnaev, Fox News, tamerlan tsarnaev, The O'Reilly Factor

Posted at 07:59 AM ET, 04/26/2013

Fox News's Bill O'Reilly raps NBC News over terrorism

By Erik Wemple  |  07:59 AM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Boston marathon bombings, Charles Krauthammer, Fox News

Posted at 08:54 AM ET, 04/25/2013

Fox News's Bob Beckel proposes stopping Muslim students--and he's a liberal!

A Fox News liberal breaks with orthodoxy; Fox News loves it.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:54 AM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Bob Beckel, Boston bombings

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 03/29/2013

Non-O'Reilly 'Killing Jesus' publisher: Title overlap no big deal

Could O'Reilly's "Killing Jesus" boost or diminish to a less-well-known author using the same title? Nah, says publisher.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:22 PM ET, 03/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, killing jesus

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 03/29/2013

Hannity interviews an author of 'Killing Jesus'

Hold on -- which "Killing Jesus" book are we talking about here?

By Erik Wemple  |  10:58 AM ET, 03/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, killing jesus, Roger Ailes, Sean Hannity

Posted at 08:51 AM ET, 03/28/2013

O'Reilly-Limbaugh gay-marriage feud satirized on MSNBC

Lawrence O'Donnell trashes Bill O'Reilly, which is precisely what Bill O'Reilly wants.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:51 AM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, MSNBC, Rush Limbaugh

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 03/27/2013

Fox News all day: Hard, and conservative

No question: Fox News does a ton of hard news during its daytime programming. But its "objective" coverage also tilts rightward fairly often.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:57 PM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, Pew research center, Roger Ailes

Posted at 07:41 AM ET, 03/20/2013

Fox News contributor Krauthammer disses MSNBC

Bill O'Reilly complains that it's tough to get objective information "out there" these days.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:41 AM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Charles Krauthammer, Fox News, MSNBC

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 03/19/2013

O'Reilly segment: We need to judge and humiliate broken families

Liberal politicians simply refuse to judge the poor, says a guest on "The O'Reilly Factor." The host chimed in: They won't humiliate pregnant teens, either!

By Erik Wemple  |  11:09 AM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, Gavin Newsom

Posted at 07:56 AM ET, 03/12/2013

Fox News's Bill O'Reilly raises specter of American 'depression'

Had enough of Bill O'Reilly on federal spending? Then don't tune in this week.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:56 AM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, President Obama

Posted at 09:13 AM ET, 03/07/2013

Fox News's Bill O'Reilly: Relevance via screaming?

When Bill O'Reilly shouts, people link.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:13 AM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, President Obama

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 02/27/2013

Fox News's Bill O'Reilly connects Hispanics with 'bigger government'

In explaining why America is hooked on high taxes, O'Reilly looks to race. Huh?

By Erik Wemple  |  03:58 PM ET, 02/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, Race

Posted at 09:53 AM ET, 02/27/2013

Fox News's Bill O'Reilly goes historical on President Obama

With about 97 percent of President Obama's second term still yet to go, the Fox News host is ready to pass judgment.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:53 AM ET, 02/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 02/26/2013

Fox News's Bill O'Reilly attributes gay marriage evolution to media

A two-part media dynamic explains the public-opinion gains for gay marriage -- the media embraced it and the opposition didn't make a strong enough argument.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:26 AM ET, 02/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, gay marriage

Posted at 08:19 AM ET, 02/14/2013

Fox News's Bill O'Reilly probes Howard Kurtz on drone coverage

Personal spat gives way to a discussion of why drone coverage didn't take hold sooner.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:19 AM ET, 02/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Drones, Howard Kurtz

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 02/12/2013

Fox News's Bill O'Reilly's problem with NBC News

When NBC News does something wrong, Bill O'Reilly hammers it. When NBC News does something right, Bill O'Reilly hammers it.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:35 PM ET, 02/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, NBC News

Posted at 08:38 AM ET, 01/25/2013

O'Reilly returns to Norfolk assault case

After receiving the 911 tape of the April incident, the Fox News host takes another look at the case.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:38 AM ET, 01/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly

Posted at 07:48 AM ET, 01/22/2013

Bill O'Reilly predicts unproductive second term for Obama

What did the Fox News host predict about the first one?

By Erik Wemple  |  07:48 AM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, Inaugural, President Obama

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 01/21/2013

An Obama second term defies O'Reilly book

Ace political commentator, in "Pinheads and Patriots," saw numerous reasons why the president would be a private citizen these days.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:35 AM ET, 01/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, President Obama

Posted at 06:48 PM ET, 01/07/2013

'Killing Kennedy,' reviving monotony

Like sands through the hourglass, Bill O'Reilly counts down the days of President Kennedy's life.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:48 PM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, John F. Kennedy

Posted at 08:10 AM ET, 01/04/2013

O'Reilly rips Al Gore for tax hypocrisy in Current TV sale

Host notes how former vice president advocated for higher tax rates on the rich, yet reportedly hustled the sale of Current to beat higher taxes.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:10 AM ET, 01/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Al Gore, Bill O'Reilly

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 12/21/2012

Victory for Fox News: Marine veteran Jon Hammar to be released

Jon Hammar is due to be released from a Mexican prison after the network campaigned persistently for such action.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:16 PM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, Jon Hammar

Posted at 07:05 AM ET, 12/21/2012

Bill O'Reilly threatens (fascist, un-American) boycott of Mexico

In a discussion about a Marine held in Mexico, Bill O'Reilly speaks excitedly of a boycott against our neighbor to the south. So O'Reilly's suddenly a boycott fan?

By Erik Wemple  |  07:05 AM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, boycott, Fox News, Mexico

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 12/18/2012

Newtown: What happened to O'Reilly's views on gun control?

In July, Bill O'Reilly was talking about congressional activism in the area of gun regulation. Does he still believe in that?

By Erik Wemple  |  10:00 AM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, gun control

Posted at 08:48 AM ET, 12/11/2012

O'Reilly attacks 'race hustlers'

Jason Whitlock uses the language of race to address his refusal to appear on "The O'Reilly Factor."

By Erik Wemple  |  08:48 AM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, Jason Whitlock

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 12/07/2012

O'Reilly: Obama camp was wary of Libya questions

Bill O'Reilly reports that Obama campaign was concerned about Libya questions in turning down an interview for "The O'Reilly Factor."

By Erik Wemple  |  12:57 PM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, Jay Leno

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 12/06/2012

Dear Bob Costas: You cannot have it both ways

Bob Costas tells Bill O'Reilly that he supports "more comprehensive and effective controls on the sale of guns." Yet that's not what he was talking about in his famous Sunday night remarks. Huh?

By Erik Wemple  |  10:56 AM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Bob Costas, Fox News

Posted at 08:13 AM ET, 10/31/2012

O’Reilly calls himself a ‘punk’

Bill O’Reilly chides himself as a ‘punk’

By Erik Wemple  |  08:13 AM ET, 10/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bill o'reilly fox news, bill o'reilly fox news bernie goldberg mitt romney, bill o'reilly fox news

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 10/23/2012

Fox News and the Associated Press: What’s next?

What’s next for the two big media operations?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:12 PM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news roger ailes ap, roger ailes ap, fox news roger ailes ap bias, fox news roger ailes bill o'reilly ap, fox news ap, fox news associated press, associated press fox news bias ailes

Posted at 08:53 AM ET, 10/16/2012

O’Reilly on Crowley: ‘Fine’

Fox guest roots for Crowley to be ‘equal opportunity pain.’

By Erik Wemple  |  08:53 AM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bill o'reilly candy crowly, candy crowley debate, candy crowley cnn debate, candy crowley debate o'reilly, bernard goldberg crowley debate rules, cnn crowley debate

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 09/26/2012

NBC’s Todd pummels Obama aide on foreign-leader meetings

Question on meeting with world leaders is KO.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:01 PM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  chuck todd, stephanie cutter, mitt romney, president bush, foreign leaders, bill o'reilly, ted koppel, fox news, msnbc

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 09/21/2012

O’Reilly, please stop fawning over Ted Koppel

O’Reilly, why do you fawn over Koppel so much?

By Erik Wemple  |  09:50 AM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bill o'reilly, ted koppel, fox news

Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 09/21/2012

O’Reilly, Koppel disagree on Fox, MSNBC

Ted Koppel pooh-poohs O’Reilly’s contention that Fox does ‘hard news.’

By Erik Wemple  |  09:34 AM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news, bill o'reilly, ted koppel, megyn kelly, america live, daytime programming, msnbc

Posted at 08:03 AM ET, 09/21/2012

So O’Reilly chews out guests only when they filibuster or lie?

I’m intolerant of lying, O’Reilly replies.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:03 AM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ted koppel, bill o'reilly, intolerant, cable tv, broadcasting

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 09/12/2012

Palin’s freedom v. ‘free stuff’ line: Viable?

How real is Sarah Palin’s mantra?

By Erik Wemple  |  04:19 PM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sarah palin, fox news, sean hannity, bill o'reilly, alaska, dividend, scandinavia, tax, free stuff v. freedom

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 09/04/2012

MSNBC, why cite Fox?

Conversation with Sandra Fluke goes south.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:31 AM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sandra fluke, msnbc, fox, ed schultz, bill o'reilly, condoms

Posted at 07:17 AM ET, 08/28/2012

Bill O’Reilly issues nonpartisan expression of partisanship

Bill O’Reilly, neutral guy.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:17 AM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news, bill o'reilly, o'reilly factor, democratic party, republican party, president obama

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 07/20/2012

Media news derivatives: July 20

A roundup of media stories for July 20.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:47 AM ET, 07/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  aurora, colorado, theater, shooting, denver post, poynter, marissa mayer, wwd, mormon, kirn, GQ, the new republic, bill o'reilly, john harwood, tom brokaw, bob schieffer, rush limbaugh, sandra fluke, armed forces network, rupert murdoch, mitt romney

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 07/10/2012

O’Reilly issues media mission statement

Fox host says he hunts for ‘powerful people’ who bury the facts.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:46 PM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bill o'reilly, fox news, bernard golfberg, media bias

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 06/29/2012

Legal expert: Where’s my O’Reilly apology?

He hasn’t met his end of a deal with a legal analyst.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:11 PM ET, 06/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bill o'reilly, caroline fredrickson, american constitution society, obama health care law, affordable care act, individual mandate, tax, penalty, police powers

Posted at 07:28 AM ET, 06/21/2012

Media news derivatives: June 21

A roundup of media stories for June 21.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:28 AM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney, marco rubio, abc, bill o'reilly, lanny davis, fox & friends, new york times, ann curry, today show, bob hall, philadelphia media network, glenn beck

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 06/12/2012

O’Reilly trips up when describing Fox News

Can Bill O’Reilly explain what Fox News is all about?

By Erik Wemple  |  11:03 AM ET, 06/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, bill o'reilly, bernie goldberg, media bias

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 06/06/2012

O’Reilly argues for redistributionist scholarship policy

Says Sean Combs’s son shouldn’t accept one.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:54 AM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sean combs, justin combs, bill o'reilly, the o'reilly factor, ucla

Posted at 08:26 AM ET, 05/18/2012

Media news derivatives: May 18

A roundup of media stories for May 18

By Erik Wemple  |  08:26 AM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sean hannity, jeff john roberts, breaitbart.com, glenn beck, bill o'reilly, arnaud de borchgrave, new york times, cbs

Posted at 08:28 AM ET, 05/01/2012

Media news derivatives: May 1

What’s happening in the media?

By Erik Wemple  |  08:28 AM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jack shafer, bill o'reilly, bernard goldberg, demand media, ben bradlee, bob woodward, jeff himmelman

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 04/27/2012

MSNBC, Obama campaign at odds over video

Can the Obama campaign use ‘Ed Show’ material?

By Erik Wemple  |  04:43 PM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bill o'reilly, msnbc, obama campaign, mitt romney, education, video, ed schultz, the ed show

Posted at 08:16 AM ET, 04/26/2012

Media news derivatives: April 26

What’s happening in the media world?

By Erik Wemple  |  08:16 AM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jack shafer, rupert murdoch, ajr, michele bachmann, bill o'reilly, newsbusters, nbc, george zimmerman, white house correspodnents' association, david rehr, fox mole

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 04/25/2012

Media news derivatives: April 25

What’s going on in the media?

By Erik Wemple  |  08:01 AM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rupert murdoch, eliot spitzer, andrew beaujon, bernard goldberg, bill o'reilly, greta van susteren

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 04/19/2012

Media news derivatives: April 19

What’s going on in the media?

By Erik Wemple  |  08:00 AM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  oklahoman, lawrence o'donnell, sean hannity, bill o'reilly, mother jones, jack shafer, reuters

Posted at 08:12 AM ET, 04/18/2012

Media news derivatives: April 18

What’s up in the media world?

By Erik Wemple  |  08:12 AM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  lawrence o'donnell, piers morgan, romenesko, mark felt, pulitzer prices, bill o'reilly, bernard goldberg

Posted at 05:14 PM ET, 04/06/2012

O’Reilly: What about black-on-black crime?

Fox News personality suggests Martin case is anomaly.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:14 PM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  trayvon martin, bill o'reilly, fox news, juan williams, shelby steele, marc lamont hill

Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 03/21/2012

Media news derivatives: March 21

For March 21

By Erik Wemple  |  08:57 AM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  michael wolff, nicholas kristof, washington times, bob caldwell, kathleen glanville, oregonian, bill o'reilly, trayvon martin

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 03/16/2012

O’Reilly: Boycotts/threats are un-American

The guy doesn’t like boycotts.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:28 PM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill o'reilly, rush limbaugh, boycotts, msnbc

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 02/28/2012

O’Reilly laments media’s alleged bias on gas prices

Depends on where you look

By Erik Wemple  |  02:15 PM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bill o'reilly, bernard goldberg, gas prices, president obama

Posted at 08:16 AM ET, 02/28/2012

Media news derivatives: Feb. 28

For Feb. 28

By Erik Wemple  |  08:16 AM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bill o'reilly, brit hume, forbes, jeff bercovici

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 02/24/2012

O’Reilly sees an uninformed electorate

With highly unsophisticated comment

By Erik Wemple  |  12:33 PM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news, bill o'reilly, president obama, gas prices

Posted at 08:44 AM ET, 02/16/2012

Bill O’Reilly, sticking up for George Stephanopoulos

Technically, that is.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:44 AM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  george stephanopoulos, dick morris, bill o'reilly

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 02/15/2012

News media derivatives: Feb. 15

For Feb. 15

By Erik Wemple  |  11:00 AM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bill o'reilly, cnn, new york times, kate upton

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 02/10/2012

O’Reilly, Beck thread the needle on Roland Martin

On the topic of Roland Martin.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:34 AM ET, 02/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  roland martin, suspended, glenn beck, bill o'reilly

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 02/02/2012

Media news derivatives: Feb. 2

For Feb. 2.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:53 AM ET, 02/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sarah palin, bill o'reilly, politico, cnn, jon stewart

Posted at 08:37 AM ET, 01/31/2012

Media news derivatives: Jan. 31

For Jan. 31

By Erik Wemple  |  08:37 AM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  newt gingrich, new york times, sheldon adelson, john mccain, bill o'reilly