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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 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 11:35 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 08:26 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 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 08:44 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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